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Jill Weinberg
Jill D. Weinberg is an attorney, an instructor at Northwestern University in the Master’s of Sports Administration Graduate Program and PhD candidate in Sociology, and a Research Associate at the American Bar Foundation. She is an alum of The OpEd Project.

Entries by Jill Weinberg

Honoring Nelson Mandela: Retiring No. 27

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 12:43 PM

On Wednesday, after many (over)indulged on a holiday meal, we collapsed on our couches to watch the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers. During the game, the Heat paid tribute to former South African president, Nelson Mandela, with a video montage narrated by Alonzo Mourning.

This tribute was...

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Why Baseball Still Needs Steroids: A Sociological Perspective

(10) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 6:33 PM

Major League Baseball handed down a 211-game suspension to New York Yankee's tragic hero, Alexander "A-Rod" Rodriguez, and 12 others players for 50 games. For many, these suspensions mark the end of an era plagued by excessive drugs and a society turning a blind-eye to it all.

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Back to the Running for the Healing

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 3:10 PM

Crowds poured out into the streets around Boston last Friday night, cheers erupted, people embraced one another, and flags waved in the cool spring breeze. If you were somehow unaware of the latest developments of last week, and turned on the television at 8:50 p.m. EST, you would think Bostonians...

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