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Norm Of The North - Laughs, Appealing Characters, Yet Represents Something Bigger

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 01.14.2017 | Home

From our friends at Splash Entertainment comes the new animated feature, Norm of the North. This delightfully friendly story features a polar bear named Norm along with his three lemming friends who end up in New York City where Norm becomes the mascot of a corporation he soon learns is tied to the fate of his homeland, the Arctic.

The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2016 | Home
Irene Monroe

In celebration of Obergefell v. Hodge we went out for drinks at Legal Sea Foods in Harvard Square. While enjoying the evening summer breeze, my spouse said we could have this experience all year if we moved to a milder climate. I snapped back and said, "I ain't moving to Georgia!" And that's what marriage equality looks like.

150 Years After the Civil War, How That Flag Comes Down

Robin Koerner | Posted 06.23.2015 | Home
Robin Koerner

A mature society realizes that the present identity of all of its members depends on every single bit of its history - the bits of which today we are ashamed as well as the bits of which we are proud.

The Truth About Slavery in Pennsylvania

Brian Hanley | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home
Brian Hanley

Compared to the five gradual abolition acts passed in northern states between 1780 and 1804, Pennsylvania's was by far the most limited in scope. It liberated not a single individual, and choked out slavery only by degrees.

Kia Makarechi

Indie Rocker To Paul Ryan: 'Dude, Listen To The Lyrics' | Kia Makarechi | Posted 08.20.2012 | Home

Stars have been making their sometimes-dancey, sometimes-depressed brand of relationship-centric music for over a decade now, so it's a bit jarring to...

Pa. Gov. Tells Colleges To Drill For Oil To Make Up Budget Shortfalls

Posted 06.29.2011 | Home

Could the key to higher education budget woes lie beneath the earth's surface? It could, at least according to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. At a ...

Students Occupy A Building To Protest Rising Tuition | LISA W. FODERARO | Posted 06.28.2011 | Home

Demanding a tuition freeze, better wages for workers and a greater voice for students, about a dozen undergraduates at Rutgers University on Wednesday...

Former Hartwick College Student Sues; Says He Was Beaten By Frat, Dressed As A Pimp

Posted 06.25.2011 | Home

A former Hartwick College student is suing the school claiming he was the victim of fraternity hazing. During a ritual at the Alpha Delta Omega fra...

Penn Student To Minority Applicants: Don't Go Here

Posted 06.20.2011 | Home

A Penn student wrote in a recent Daily Pennsylvanian column that he would "not recommend" that other minorities attend the university due to racially ...

Republicans Step On Traditionally Democratic Turf At Ivy League Schools

The Boston Globe | Joan Vennochi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This semester, Brown University is offering a new course on political conservatism. The university said the course is unrelated to current events and ...

Tyra Banks Attends Harvard Business School

New York Magazine's The Cut | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Tyra Banks is enrolled at THE most fashionable business school -- Harvard! Banks is enrolled in one of the school's Executive Education programs, a tw...

Obama To Visit Penn State [UPDATED]

HuffPost Citizen Contributor | Kathleen Garvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama is scheduled to visit the Pennsylvania State University on Wednesday, Feb. 2, to focus on energy efficiency. The announcement was made...

6 Million African Americans And The U.S. Immigration Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Between 1915 and 1970, 6 million African Americans left the only homes they'd known in the American South in search of better lives and opportunities ...

Racial Breakdown of the LARGEST California PUBLIC Colleges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Students are rallying across the country today in protest of rising tuition fees and increasing budget cuts in public colleges. And it all began in ...

Sin Map: 7 Deadly Sins Mapped Across U.S.

Wired | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

"...A team at Kansas State just served up a feast: maps of sin created by plotting per-capita stats on things like theft (envy) and STDs (lust)."...