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  • Colleges' Sexual Assault Responses Lacking

    Seven University of Connecticut women filed a Title IX discrimination complaint last week with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights alleging the university violated their rights when they reported being raped and sexually harassed...
  • When Politicians Fight, Facts Take Beating

    When Politicians Fight, Facts Take Beating
    "Why does public conflict over societal risks persist in the face of compelling and widely accessible scientific evidence?" asks a new study by the Cultural Cognition Project at Yale University, which should be required reading for all members of the "do-...
  • Ralph Waite dies at 85; actor played 'The Waltons' patriarch

    Ralph Waite, an actor who played the patriarch of a Depression-era Virginia family on the classic television series "The Waltons," has died. He was 85. Waite, a Palm Desert resident, died Thursday, his manager, Alan Mills, told the Associated Press. The...
  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

    Thumbs up to the University of Connecticut, the greenest school in the nation. The Sierra Club recognized UConn as the No. 1 "Coolest School" for offering hundreds of sustainability-related classes, slashing water use, retrofitting buildings and serving...
  • Governors' Portraits Unlock State's History

    I've noted that some citizens of Connecticut have expressed chagrin at the cost of governors' portraits. While I won't evaluate the aesthetic merits of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's portrait, I will say I have no qualms regarding its existence and its placement...
  • Go Away With ... Kevin Olusola

    Go Away With ... Kevin Olusola
    The son of a Nigerian psychiatrist and a Grenadian nurse, Kevin Olusola enrolled at Yale University intending to pursue a medical career. But the classically trained cellist and innovative beatboxer couldn't resist entering the "Celebrate and...
  • Helping At-Risk Boys Takes Commitment

    Recently, I received a message from one of my Facebook friends saying, "Thanks bro, I wouldn't have been able to do it without y'all." It was from Sean, one of the boys I mentored as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., who...
  • Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them

    Walk with dinosaurs -- or at least see them
    In Georgia, in this land of cotton, Civil War battlefields, and big mess of traffic in Atlanta, it's hard to imagine that dinosaurs once roamed these hills of red clay millions of years ago. But roam, they did, something I didn't really learn until I...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Walter Camp's Off-Side: A Tarnished Football Legacy

    Walter Camp's Off-Side: A Tarnished Football Legacy
    The single most significant sports figure in Connecticut history — despite a recent run by Geno Auriemma and his Huskies — is Walter Camp of New Haven and Yale University, known accurately for more than a century as the "father of American...
  • Firearm Violence: A Public Health Problem

    In the year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, more than 11,161 people were killed with a firearm in the U.S., while an estimated 69,000 were shot and survived and 20,000 committed suicide with a firearm. Also, at least six...