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  • George McGovern dies at 90; liberal standard-bearer against Nixon in '72

    George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90. McGovern died Sunday morning while...
  • Andrew Sarris dies at 83; longtime film critic

    Andrew Sarris dies at 83; longtime film critic
    Film critic Andrew Sarris began his rise to prominence in the early 1960s when, fresh off an extended visit to Paris, he became a primary spokesman for a theory that would reverberate throughout the cinema world. Screenwriters and producers may have...
  • Claremont McKenna names legal scholar as next president

     
    Claremont McKenna College announced its new president Thursday: Hiram E. Chodosh, the dean of the University of Utah’s law school and an expert on legal affairs and anti-corruption measures in the Middle East and Asia. Chodosh will succeed Pamela B....
  • Columbia University administrator chosen to head UC Berkeley

     
    Nicholas B. Dirks, a high-ranking Columbia University administrator and an expert on the history and culture of India, has been chosen to be the next chancellor of UC Berkeley, officials announced Thursday. Dirks, who is Columbia's executive vice...
  • Sixteen years later, Jeffrey Maier revisits infamous moment in Yankee Stadium

    Sixteen years later, Jeffrey Maier revisits infamous moment in Yankee Stadium
    The most despised child in the history of Baltimore sports is all grown up. And, if his beloved New York Yankees falter, he'd like to see the Orioles win the 2012 World Series. Yes, Baltimore — 16 years later, Jeffrey Maier soon could be in your...
  • Studies Suggest There Are Far More Campus Rapes Than The Official Numbers Indicate

    Studies Suggest There Are Far More Campus Rapes Than The Official Numbers Indicate
    It's the stuff of a hideous higher-ed Halloween nightmare: sexual assault, campus fear, rape-culture environments, an ugly federal lawsuit against a prestigious institution, and an ongoing national crisis of violence against women. Earlier this month,...
  • Wesleyan's Davison Art Center Featuring the Engravings of Andrew Raftery

    Wesleyan's Davison Art Center Featuring the Engravings of Andrew Raftery
    Andrew Raftery: Open House Ends Dec. 9, Wesleyan University's Davison Art Center, 301 High St., Middletown, (860) 685-2500, wesleyan.edu/dac   It's always fascinating and a bit consoling when an artist, especially one with the delicacy and taste of...
  • New Lemony Snicket book a disappointment

    New Lemony Snicket book a disappointment
    I have great respect for Daniel Handler, creator of the wildly popular Lemony Snicket books (and a fellow alum of Wesleyan University), but I couldn't help but feel let down at his newest: "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" When I was finished with the...
  • Former Sen. and Presidential Hopeful George McGovern Dies

    Former Sen. and Presidential Hopeful George McGovern Dies
    SIOUX FALLS, SD -- He was an outspoken critic of one war, but a hero in another. He was a leading Democrat who came from Republican roots. He was a politician who cared more about being on the right side of an issue than on the popular side. George...
  • Another Campus Rape At Another "Classy" College

    We really, really didn't need any more evidence that campus rape is a widespread problem across all sorts of colleges and universities, and that Wesleyan University's problems shouldn't targeted as isolated or unique. But we have it anyway. This time it'...
  • Poet Richard Wilbur helps kick off the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on June 1

    Poet Richard Wilbur helps kick off the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival on June 1
    Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Kickoff Weekend June 1-3, Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington, (860) 677-4787, hillstead.org.   It would be hard to find a more accomplished living poet in the world today than Richard Wilbur. In addition to...