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  • Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'

    Scientists: Florida's congressional map is 'partisan gerrymander'
    TALLAHASSEE -- The coalition of groups trying to prove Florida's congressional map was intentionally gerrymandered to help Republicans turned to experts Tuesday who testified it was "virtually impossible" to have drawn the maps without political bias....
  • U. of C., Knox College among schools being investigated for handling of sex cases

    U. of C., Knox College among schools being investigated for handling of sex cases
    The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education. Both schools have...
  • Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

    Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases
    Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and...
  • Apodaca: This column might trigger mixed reactions

    Before you read any further, I must caution you: This column is about trigger warnings. Proceed at your own discretion. In case you haven't heard of them, trigger warnings are the latest controversy to infect the educational realm. These cautionary...
  • District 113 scores 4 used diesel school buses to save on fuel

     District 113 scores 4 used diesel school buses to save on fuel
    After starting the District 113 Board of Education meeting Monday with a moment of silence for student Rohan Malempati, who died Feb. 19 from illness, members approved the purchase of four used school buses, pushing aside a question of the wisdom of...
  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine
    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • Careful, California voters, your wishes are under attack

    Careful, California voters, your wishes are under attack
    Much progress has been made in the fight for equal treatment under the law for all people. Unfortunately, California politicians are actively working to ensure that the state reverts to policies that treat people differently based on skin color or...
  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art
    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
  • Local Voices North: May 1 edition

    Local Voices North: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Arlington Heights, Northbrook, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie and Glenview. Student athlete unions This is in response to university student athletes wanting to unionize. Friends of mine can attest to the fact that when I...
  • More evidence of a fatally flawed judicial system in Texas

    Can a piece of paper be a smoking gun? A decade ago, the state of Texas executed Cameron Todd Willingham after a trial in which an arson investigation and a jailhouse snitch named Johnny Webb seemed to prove Willingham had set a 1991 house fire, killing...
  • High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan

    High Court upholds affirmative action ban in Michigan
    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday dealt a blow to affirmative action, upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences at Michigan's state-run universities in a decision that may spur similar initiatives elsewhere. On a 6-2 vote, the court rejected a...