| May 12, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Not too long ago, a woman who was sexually assaulted on campus might understandably have felt that her experience was, if not unique, at least uncommon. Colleges, worried about their reputations, often downplayed such incidents, sweeping rape...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 5:41 PM
The recent defeat of an effort to reinstitute affirmative action in admissions to California's public colleges and universities demonstrates the political power of Asian American voters and challenges the conventional wisdom about their partisan...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Spurred by outrage from fans and players alike, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acted with admirable swiftness in addressing the blatant racism of Donald Sterling. Now the NBA should turn its attention to a more subtle and pervasive form of racial...
| Mar 30, 2014
The defining feature of human brains is the size and complexity of the cortex, which provides the underpinnings of rationality for our actions. But just because we have more developed cortexes doesn't mean we are always rational decision-makers. We humans...
| Mar 31, 2014
Now that the California Senate has voted to suspend three of its members, all accused or convicted of criminal wrongdoing, legislators hope the issue will quickly vanish.
And that's precisely the problem with this action.
Giving three senators a "time...
| May 16, 2014
Last week, Stanford's Board of Trustees announced that the university would not directly invest funds from its endowment in coal mining companies. Even the strongest advocates of this action acknowledge that it is a symbolic gesture with little direct...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters.
All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The federal antitrust trial against the NCAA challenging the multibillion-dollar college sports industry’s compensation practices, and its long-held notion of amateurism, moved through its second day Tuesday with more questioning of a Stanford...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Letters to the editor from Highland Park, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest.
Painting in retirement
Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman recently wrote "Taking up painting not just for ex-presidents; Many come or return to the easel...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced its 15 winners for the 41st Student Academy Awards competition.
Academy members voted the winners from a field of 49 finalists with this year seeing first-time honors go to students from...