April 15, 2011
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) introduced legislation Thursday designed to reduce sexual violence on college campuses. The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act would require colleges and universities to spell out their policies regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Casey said the bill would close a gap in federal law under which those policies need not be disclosed. "Sexual violence is a tragic and harsh reality on college campuses throughout the country," Casey said in a news release.
April 12, 2011
ACTRESS ASHLEY JUDD dogs out her famous singing family in her new memoir, "All That Is Bitter and Sweet," but what really has people talking is the sharp jab the actress takes at hip-hop. No, make that a one-two punch, because in her memoir, Judd blames hip-hop for promoting rape culture. It's a startling claim - especially from someone who doesn't know the difference between Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee , who was busted last week for public lewdness and exposure, and Cee-Lo Green . It's unfair to blame rap music and hip-hop for America's rape culture, but if Judd comes to Philadelphia for a book signing, I'm going to personally high-five her for kicking off what's becoming another national discussion about misogynistic music lyrics in rap music and videos.
April 5, 2011
Endeavour flight delayed by 10 days CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA is delaying its next shuttle flight - Endeavour's last voyage, with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' astronaut husband in charge - because the original April 19 date conflicts with Russia's plans to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station. Endeavour is now due to blast off April 29, at 3:47 p.m., with Mark Kelly at the helm. The final flight of the shuttle Atlantis will close out the 30-year shuttle program this summer.
March 18, 2011 |
Four years after creating a guide for Pennsylvania trial judges on the complexities of sexual-violence cases, state judicial system officials have begun distributing a new version for the state's 540 magisterial district judges. "Since district judges often make the first significant decisions in these cases, we felt it was important for them to get guidelines on the special conditions concerning victims and witnesses and also protecting the rights of the accused," state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin said in an interview this week.
March 3, 2011 |
A national issue burst onto a Pennsylvania campus Wednesday when more than 200 Dickinson College students staged a '60s-style sit-in to protest the school's handling of sexual assault cases. Filing into the school's administration building, the students demanded that the Carlisle college make its policies on sexual violence more transparent. They called for the school to issue red alerts when an assault occurs and take a stronger stance against sexual offenses, with mandatory and irreversible expulsion for offenders.
October 10, 2010
Movies Opening This Week A Film Unfinished This documentary looks at a 1942 Nazi propaganda film about the Warsaw Ghetto. Various languages with subtitles. Jackass 3D Johnny Knoxville and crew from the first two Jackass films are back. Reviewed by critics Carrie Rickey (C.R.), Steven Rea (S.R.), and Tirdad Derakhshani (T.D.). W.S. denotes a wire-service review. Mademoiselle Chambon . . A reclusive French teacher strikes up an unlikely relationship with the father of one of her students.