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  • Fraternities are finding themselves under fire for bad behavior

    Fraternities are finding themselves under fire for bad behavior
      Racist chants. Nude photos of unconscious women. A criminal investigation into hazing. Fraternities around the country seem to be coming under fire as never before over behavior that would shock the frat boys of "Animal House." Despite a major...
  • As Whole Foods ventures to Englewood, many eyes on Detroit store

    As Whole Foods ventures to Englewood, many eyes on Detroit store
    The skeptics didn't think a Whole Foods could ever work in Detroit. They also didn't think a Whole Foods could deliver change to a city plagued by poverty, blight, crime and unemployment. Yet in the 11/2 years since the market opened, the aisles have...
  • 10 things you might not know about distractions

    Contemporary life is full of distractions — texts, tweets, retweets, political charges and countercharges, and Facebook discussions about llamas and dress colors. A new study by Northwestern University found that people with "leakier" sensory...
  • 8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines

    8 more fraternity scandals that made national headlines
    The offenses are numerous and well documented: A Yale fraternity chants, "No means yes, yes means anal," on campus. Partygoers at an Arizona fraternity dress as racial stereotypes to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A Michigan fraternity and sorority...
  • Fitness Files: Snacks wrapped in expensive promises of health

    My niece held up a crinkly white bag of cookies. "Guess what these cost," she demanded. Prepared for an astronomical amount, I doubled my first guess, "Ten dollars." Her thumb bobbed up, up and she looked at me encouragingly. "Not fifteen!" I...
  • Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger

    Review: 'Galileo's Middle Finger' by Alice Dreger
    Alice Dreger had just left a session of the National Women's Studies Association where fellow academics savaged her research. She had known the panel would be far from flattering, and it was. The historian had twice petitioned organizers to be allowed...
  • Traffic court goes digital: Startup fosters settlements

    DETROIT Traffic court is going digital. Michigan startup Court Innovations has developed a software solution that allows drivers to settle traffic violations by negotiating in a virtual environment instead of showing up to court to fight tickets. The...
  • All fraternities shouldn't be tarnished by a few bad apples

    The past few days have been dismal for college fraternities: five suspensions in a dozen days. The Greek system on campus is once again under fire, and for good reason. Racist chants. Partially nude pictures of women. Hazing. More hazing. Oh, and a half-...
  • Changing frat life will be difficult, experts say

    PHILADELPHIA If the past is any indication, the fraternity scandal at Pennsylvania State University just one in a string of incidents across the country will blow over without any fundamental change to Greek life in State College. Last week, the school...
  • Affirmative action thrives at most selective colleges

    WASHINGTON Colleges across the country are trying to diversify their freshman classes, but are doing so on an ever-changing legal terrain about whether, and to what extent, they may consider race in admissions policy. Higher education groups have new...
  • Traveling taxidermy teacher, former student to open art-meets-science lab and studio

    Traveling taxidermy teacher, former student to open art-meets-science lab and studio
    The memory is a little fuzzy, but Mickey Alice Kwapis does recall one unconventional childhood pastime that may have hinted at her future profession. “[My grandfather] had a taxidermied bear in his basement, in his 'man lounge,' and I remember I...