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Dave W. April 2, 2014 at 10:25 am
Nice catch, Jennifer, though MY take on that photo is that both the girls in the Patch photo haveRead More shirts hanging down in the old school 80's style, NOT in the 'modern' way the vast majority of girls wear them. Either way, your point is well made...who wears heels all day but complains that wearing stretch pants are needed to be comfortable? Also, I find it mildly amusing that suddenly the alternatives are so UNcomfortable. Jeans? Dresses or skirts? Some of them might not be, but if bought loose enough, mostly not. This is not the age of the corset and wool...I go back to still saying these girls are trying to wear these clothes with every intention of getting guys' attention, then complaining that they are getting the guys' attention when told they are too young to attract guys' attention. We sexualize females from far too young (why does a LITTLE, little girl need a bikini?), then tell them and the boys too stop thinking about it. All of which is unnatural. The whole thing is just disingenuous.
Jennifer Packman April 2, 2014 at 10:45 am
Dave, I agree that girls in our society are encouraged to see themselves as sexual objects- notRead More really appropriate at any age, and even more terrible at a young age. But I have to wonder how many junior-high-aged girls you know well- do you really know girls like this? I spend a lot of time with dozens of girls this age and many of them still play with their Barbies (although I know none who would admit to it), think boys are boring and stupid, and are wearing leggings so they can run around, climb trees, and do cartwheels, all of which are impossible to do in dresses or skirts and not so easy in jeans. Leggings and yoga pants = freedom of movement. Let them get their exercise and MOVE while they're young. If we want to fight obesity, we need to encourage all our children to be active. I'm not saying there are not girls like those you describe, merely that they are the more visible minority, certainly not the majority. To tar all the girls with the same brush is unfair and must certainly be hurtful.
el debarge April 2, 2014 at 01:18 pm
A great time to learn that Life can be soooooo unfair lil' Sophie & ya can't always get what youRead More want. Don't want to be embarrassed by wearing the gym shorts? Don't break the rule as you admit you do from time to time. I'd like to go to work in my pajamas but believe it or not, I'd be sent home and told not to return.
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Procrustes' Foil March 27, 2014 at 06:01 am
This issue is HUGE! When all is said and done, most athletes are not academically prepared forRead More college. Their purpose is to make money for the school. College football and basketball should follow the system that baseball uses and recruit players from the minor leagues. Further, what about "Right to Work" states? How will this affect women's sports? This decision is a can of worms - and very interesting.
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Dileep Gangolli March 29, 2014 at 08:07 am
I hope NU loses this one. Colleges have been masquerading as the minor leagues for professionalRead More sports and it's time they paid their athletes their true market value. It would be one thing if the incoming profit went back to all the colleges on campus. But it goes to the athletic department and salaries for coaches and ADs that far surpass what other professors make. Bravo to the NLRB in this historic ruling.
Mary March 29, 2014 at 11:00 am
I think player safety and post-college access to medical care for injuries were also factors in theRead More NU players' decisions to seek the right to unionize.
Mildred March 29, 2014 at 08:58 pm
just think they can call a strike during the Bowl season
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
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jim March 27, 2014 at 07:16 am
thanks Jennifer
Ali March 27, 2014 at 10:55 am
It really means that your butt must be covered!
Jordan S. Zoot March 27, 2014 at 10:59 am
How would the rule be applied in the case of a double amputee?
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E. March 25, 2014 at 08:39 pm
One more thing: This whole dress code thing goes WAY beyond sexuality issues. It's all aboutRead More exerting authority, and blatant hypocrisy. For example, there's also a no coat/hat/gloves rule, which is enforced on kids but not teachers and even on days when the heat is broken (YES). My child made a point of telling me how it was so cold one day that her teacher stood there shivering in a hat and coat, while Principal Roberson announced over the school loudspeaker, "Remember children, no outerwear in class!" This is a hypocritical abuse of power, and certainly does not facilitate an environment conducive to learning. It's just about rigidity and control. Maybe the administrators should put more energy into the curriculum and getting the heat fixed and less energy into pointless forms of punishment and control.
Delaware Anarchist March 25, 2014 at 09:16 pm
TIME TO TEACH THESE OVER SEXUALIZED LOLITAS A LESSON ON RESPECTING AUTHORITY!!! Everyone of themRead More should be suspended for six weeks and required to make up the time lost during summer school. No Prom, Dances and Seniors cannot walk because they get to go to summer school and no graduation ceremony . Place a negative report to Colleges on their records.
Delaware Anarchist March 25, 2014 at 11:12 pm
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Procrustes' Foil March 25, 2014 at 05:19 am
Have any of these people had an SIGNIFICANT teaching experience? If not, they should not beRead More considered for the position because without it, they don't know kids.
Jordan S. Zoot March 25, 2014 at 07:32 am
[This comment is specially made for E.] Have the candidates been asked for their views on seeking toRead More permit teachers to obtain training to bring concealed firearms into the schools to provide for the protection of students?
Mary March 8, 2014 at 06:53 pm
@Steph Pollini -- The article states that the university has investigated the case and found thatRead More Ludlow "engaged in inappropriate sexual advances."
David Dickson March 9, 2014 at 05:08 pm
Poor helpless professor who rebuffed freshman, but somehow both ended up in his bed and she woke upRead More with his arms around her. For some reason I don't believe the man.....
Mary March 10, 2014 at 10:14 am
S--As I replied to you in another thread, it doesn't matter what "he said, she said" orRead More who instigated what. It is inappropriate for a 55-year-old professor to go out on a date with a 19-year-old student. There is a coercive power imbalance in their respective positions, which is why universities have policies against this type of activity. It doesn't matter who initiated the date or whether the student had a fake ID-- is that your embellishment, by the way? A 19-year-old freshman can lack maturity or judgment, but a 55-year-old senior faculty member should not. But hey, just in case he does, he can refer to his employer's policy on the subject, which says don't do it! He went on the date despite the policy, and the university found that he had violated their policy. Not hard to understand.
Dajae Coleman with his mother, Tiffany Rice.
Mz. KH March 9, 2014 at 09:36 am
This IS AWESOME!!...thank you for your investment into our future generations, continuing a legacyRead More for your son, God sees you!
Anna C. Roosevelt March 5, 2014 at 05:21 pm
Professors who get young students drunk and then fondle them all night in their rooms should beRead More fired. A tiny salary cut and loss of a named professorship are just slaps. The professor kept his tenured position. Parents can forget the idea the university is "in loco parenti" looking out for students' welfare. Administrators sometimes look out for professors more than for students.
Mildred February 28, 2014 at 02:19 pm
she have fake ID"s ?
carol j dixon February 28, 2014 at 04:58 pm
This has really escalated.
Rose Cannon February 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm
Good for the young lady... Who would let their daughter be victimized this without seeking damages?
Benny G. March 3, 2014 at 02:34 pm
Teachers have a moral and ethical obligation along with signing a University policy document not toRead More bang or attempt to bang students so regardless of "he said she said" this liver lipped mutt is in the wrong. NU will pay this girl off and move on. Unfortunately this happens all too often along with student on student date rape...
Robert Sprung March 3, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Fuck that professor. He should be fired and then some
David Dickson March 3, 2014 at 06:23 pm
Merrill, I think I can explain the dichotomy, why men are not as attuned to rape as women are.Read More Many women are cognizant of rape on a constant basis. Most women will not walk alone after dark, because of the fear of being accosted or raped. They can't drink too much, or they are in danger of being taken advantage of or raped, which happens frequently in a University setting. Statistics have shown that about 1/4 of women at some point in their life have been raped (more often than not it is date rape). If a woman hasn't been date raped, she is likely to know someone who has been, and has had to console that person regarding the horror of what happened. More often than not, these women require years of counseling. It is not uncommon for a woman to contemplate and even attempt suicide after being so violated. Most women will not tell their male friends about what happened to them; it is too painful and vulnerable. Men need to be more aware of what women face on a daily basis. It is part of our responsibility as men to be protective and honorable toward women, not to "get what we can". If more men took this approach, the world would be a much better and safer place.
Evanstonia January 27, 2014 at 04:28 pm
... and then will the district cancel school if it gets over 100 degrees in mid-June because it'sRead More too dangerous to be outside?
Jordan S. Zoot January 27, 2014 at 07:58 pm
I can understand the issue with freezing...are we now concerned that some of these kids will melt?
ereality January 27, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Keep schools open and give families (esp those with parents who have to work!) the option of sendingRead More their kids or not. Kids that do not show will not be punished, but will be responsible for the makeup work; that is how it used to be done and it worked. Most workplaces don't stop and people carry on and learn to navigate through it. I see my mailperson and paper delivery person outside in this. This is just another ridiculous example of how we baby our kids. The school year already goes into the first week in June and at this rate, it will move until middle of the month. Enough with this crap, District #65 and 202! It's winter in the Midwest for pete's sake...deal with it!
ETHS students received the 2013 Youth Service Medal of Honor from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. Front row: Aly Singleton, Charley Rees. Back row: Asia Sageman, Aleksandra Czmut, Ben Morton, Irene Dobbs, Isabel Reiches. Photo by ETHS.
el debarge January 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm
What a tremendous accomplishment. THANK YOU!
Scotirish January 13, 2014 at 05:39 pm
Kudos to all of these students for their fine example of conduct and volunteerism to the community.Read More
This map shows where new surveillance cameras would be installed. Photo via city documents.
Mildred January 10, 2014 at 09:28 pm
Need Drones flying around the area
Jordan S. Zoot January 11, 2014 at 11:16 am
The drones would be a great idea provided they are armed with missiles and actively respond to thugs
Tantor January 11, 2014 at 03:37 pm
What "families" like the ones mentioned by the Evanston authorities are branching intoRead More these days throughout the US (Mr. Mintz of Curt's Cafe is a recent example): http://www.cbs8.com/story/24400678/alleged-gang-members-charged-in-major-sex-trafficking-ring