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  • Jonah Goldberg: Being offended an epidemic on campuses

    I once asked my father if he had any experiences with anti-Semitism. There weren't many. Although that was probably in part because of his scoring methodology. The Irish kids who beat up the Jewish kids in his Bronx neighborhood didn't do so because...
  • Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'

    Scott Ellsworth on 'The Secret Game'
    On a Sunday morning in the spring of 1944, two college basketball teams laced up and squared off against each other in Durham, N.C. The game wasn't advertised; almost no one but the players and coaches themselves knew what was happening. The doors to...
  • Notorious women of the automotive world

    Jean Jennings JeanKnowsCars.com What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...
  • Frats 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...
  • 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...
  • Sunshine law not the panacea when it comes to picking a college president

    Sunshine law not the panacea when it comes to picking a college president
    Regarding your recent editorial condemning SB 182, which would exempt the names of potential candidates for state university presidencies from the Sunshine Laws until the last 10 days. My mind flashed to Harvard's David Reisman who wrote that Florida's...
  • The University of Michigan 'language police' have a point

    To the editor: Jonah Goldberg ridicules the University of Michigan's "Inclusive Language Campaign," an effort to discourage students from using language offensive to historically persecuted and marginalized minorities. ("The University of Michigan's...
  • John W. Baldwin

    John W. Baldwin, an internationally renowned Johns Hopkins University history professor and author whose specialty was medieval France, died of pneumonia Sunday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 85. "He was an expert on the French monarchy, and...
  • DHS graduate is composer of new Chicago kids' musical

    DHS graduate is composer of new Chicago kids' musical
    Danny Abosch wrote his first musical when he was a senior at Deerfield High School. It was called "Unwritten Rules" and premiered at Caruso Middle School. Since then, Abosch has come a long way in the field of musical theatre writing and composing. At...
  • City Escape owner Connie Rivera talks about gardening, following your dream

     City Escape owner Connie Rivera talks about gardening, following your dream
    When Mayor Richard M. Daley was putting together a landscape advocacy task force in the early '90s, he asked Connie Rivera to participate. It put her back on familiar turf. "My family had a farm in Michigan," she says. "We grew flowers. I always had...