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  • Speech Limits Closing The American Mind

    In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-age student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration —...
  • Jeff Moore to lead UCF School of the Performing Arts

     Jeff Moore to lead UCF School of the Performing Arts
    Jeff Moore will be the first director of the School of the Performing Arts at the University of Central Florida. It's a new position for the school, part of UCF's College of Arts and Humanities, but Moore is a familiar face on campus. He was...
  • 'Check Please!' names Catherine De Orio new host

    'Check Please!' names Catherine De Orio new host
    Citizens of Chicago, food-TV obsessives, our long nightmare is over: Meet Catherine De Orio. She's Italian. She's in her mid-30s. She lives in the West Loop. She's married to a lawyer. She has no food allergies. She has a throaty, confiding voice. Her...
  • Gerda Lerner dies at 92; pioneered field of women's history

    Gerda Lerner dies at 92; pioneered field of women's history
    Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison in Vienna and feared that birthday would be her last. Her jailers meant to starve her, but her cellmates — two gentile women imprisoned for their anti-fascist views — shared their rations...
  • PASSINGS: Dallas Willard, Jack Butler, Fredrick McKissack

    Dallas Willard Influential Christian philosopher taught at USC for 47 years Dallas Willard, 77, an influential Christian philosopher who taught at USC for 47 years and chaired the philosophy department in the early 1980s, died Wednesday in Woodland...
  • Remarkable Woman: Kay Alden Nelson

    Remarkable Woman: Kay Alden Nelson
    Kay Alden Nelson's big break into daytime television sounds like a plot out of one of her soap opera scripts. "I was doing a dissertation for my Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on how daytime television serials can be used as mediators...
  • Is 'End of Men' an overstatement?

    Is 'End of Men' an overstatement?
    For all the bluster of her book's title, "The End of Men: And the Rise of Women," Hanna Rosin is surprisingly ambivalent about whether men are, in fact, doomed. Women are quicker to adapt to the economy's new demands, Rosin says, pursuing higher...
  • Nowadays, Valentine's Day is less sweet — and peanut-free

     Nowadays, Valentine's Day is less sweet — and peanut-free
    The rules for 7-year-old Riley Krieger's Valentine's Day party recently arrived from school: Bring one valentine addressed to each child on the list attached. Make a heart-covered shoe box on your own time or just bring a bag. Any treats for the class...
  • Scientists plan new, potentially controversial bird flu research

    Flu researchers Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier found themselves in the middle of a firestorm when, in 2011, they reported how, in separate experiments, they had created mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu that were able to pass easily between...
  • Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-2013

    Jean Bethke Elshtain, 1941-2013
    Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions. A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...
  • Film, TV violence is an intensely sensitive subject for some

     Film, TV violence is an intensely sensitive subject for some
    Years after she first saw "The Passion of the Christ," Lori Pearson still feels queasy when she recalls the brutally graphic movie about the final hours of Jesus' life. "After I left the theater I remember feeling physically uncomfortable," said...