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  • Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate

    Esther R. Levin, women's rights advocate
    Esther R. Levin, who spent her life fighting for women's rights, died Jan. 26 of Alzheimer's disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 88. The daughter of Frank J. Rubenstein, an insurance consultant, and Mary Rubenstein, a homemaker, Esther Gertrude...
  • Gregory Kane, former Sun columnist, dies at 62

    Gregory Kane, former Sun columnist, dies at 62
    Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62. "He challenged a lot of traditional political thought in the African-American community," said...
  • JHU's conflicting approaches to academic freedom [Commentary]

    JHU's conflicting approaches to academic freedom [Commentary]
    "Freedom of expression is the heartbeat of our university," Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman declared in an email this month announcing a new Task Force on Academic Freedom that will formulate an...
  • Money, freedom and Hopkins [Letter]

    Money, freedom and Hopkins [Letter]
    My congratulations to Bridget Kustin, founder of the Johns Hopkins University Human Rights Working Group, on her commentary ("JHU's academic 'freedom,' Feb. 25). It took courage to write that op-ed while still a student at Hopkins. While sincerely...
  • U.S. is not Ukraine [Letter]

    U.S. is not Ukraine [Letter]
    I can not agree with the recent letters to The Sun written about the unrest in Ukraine. Although the U.S. has current economic problems, our nation has always shown the resiliency to overcome them in the long run, fueled by a democratic, capitalistic...
  • The importance of looking forward during Women's History Month [Commentary]

    In the modern age, Women's History Month, observed annually during March, includes social media posts of Rosie the Riveter, a feminist hero who came to symbolize the strength of women's economic power and changed the perception of "women's jobs" in the...
  • Transgender volunteer sues Howard for discrimination

    Transgender volunteer sues Howard for discrimination
    Tomi B. Finkle started her law enforcement career with the U.S. Capitol Police in the late 1970s, when she was a man. By the time she retired as a sergeant in 2002, she was ready to begin a new life as a woman. The Charles County resident continued to...
  • As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'

    As Lent approaches, watching for 'the Francis effect'
    Given all the excitement his papacy has generated, the approach of the first full Lenten season under Pope Francis resonates particularly with Catholics — even fallen-off Catholics — who prefer to see faith as social activism and not as Sunday...
  • Protect children in youth sports [Commentary]

    Protect children in youth sports [Commentary]
    While there has been strong focus on concussions in recent years (all 50 states and the District of Columbia now have concussion safety laws), no similar effort has been made in this country to enact laws to protect children playing sports from abuse...
  • Five Md. employers named best workplaces for LGBT equality

    Five Md. employers named best workplaces for LGBT equality
    A global law firm with origins in Baltimore was one of five Maryland-based businesses to make the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" list. DLA Piper, which owes part of its name to Baltimore-based predecessor Piper &...
  • Palestinians aren't the victims [Letter]

    Palestinians aren't the victims [Letter]
    You published yet another misleading letter which claimed that the so-called "Palestinians" are the "actual victims" ("American Studies Association debate ignores the real victims," March 13). There are 1 million Israeli citizens in the south of Israel...
  • Academic boycott of Israel aims to let Palestinians have their say [Letter]

    Thanks for your editorial against punishing Maryland public colleges and universities that have ties to groups that advocate boycotting Israel ("A chilling effect," March 10). However, I take issue with your statement that "the [American Studies...