Sunday, March 29, 2015
          

Leonard Nimoy, Spock Of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies At 83

Posted in Entertainment News

Nytimes.com 3/5/2015

"... Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/arts/television/leonard-nimoy-spock-of-star-trek-dies-at-83.html?_r=1 

Lawmaker: Lower Drinking Age For Active Duty Service Members

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Militarytimes.com 3/4/2015

"... Eighteen-year-old active duty service members can vote, smoke and fight for their country, but they can't legally have a drink. Now a Maryland state legislator is looking to change that. A bill proposed by Sen. Ron Young, D-Frederick, would allow active-duty service members who are at least 18-years-old to be served beer and wine. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/capitol-hill/2015/02/27/md-senator-ron-young-proposes-lowering-drinking-age-for-active-duty-service-members/24112643/ 

Sexual Violence Law Specialist Threatens SUNY Over Affirmative Consent

Posted in Policy & Legislation

Capitalnewyork.com 3/4/2015

"... An attorney who has successfully challenged Ivy League universities’ handling of alleged sexual assaults has vowed to sue SUNY if the university system adjudicates such incidents using a recently adopted "affirmative consent" standard. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/02/8562792/sexual-violence-law-specialist-threatens-suny-over-affirmative-consen 

Out Of Trouble, But Criminal Records Keep Men Out Of Work

Posted in Jobs & Employment

Nytimes.com 3/4/2015

"...Men with even one past conviction on their résumés are having trouble finding jobs, and that is taking a toll on the overall labor market. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/business/out-of-trouble-but-criminal-records-keep-men-out-of-work.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=fb-nytimes&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&smtyp=aut&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&_r=1 

The Failures Of A New Documentary About Rape On College Campuses

Posted in Sexual Abuse

Slate.com 3/4/2015

"... It turns out many of the studies rest on narrow samples or wildly extrapolated numbers. (Even New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a co-sponsor of proposed legislation on campus sexual assault who appears briefly in the film, quietly took the “1 in 5” statistic off her website in December.) Callie Marie Rennison, co-director of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Research Initiative at the University of Colorado Denver, writing in the New York Times, deplored the idea that students and parents are being bombarded with assertions of “an epidemic where one does not exist.”..."

Read the entire article: http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2015/02/the_hunting_ground_a_campus_rape_documentary_that_fails_to_provide_a_full.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_top 

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