Thursday, December 25, 2014 Tevet 3, 5775

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After mounting pressure on the administration of Lincoln University to repudiate the views of a longtime literature professor who has called for the destruction of Israel and promoted Holocaust denial, the university issued a statement calling the professor's views "an insult to all decent people." The controversy surrounds Palistani-born Kaukab Siddique, a tenured professor at the state-funded, historically black college...
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Stop the presses! William Randolph Hearst's legacy is of near-unprintable grandeur
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George Medovoy, JE Feature
William Randolph Hearst ran a newspaper empire in the days when newspapers were king. Today, his creative energy lives on at La Cuesta Encantada -- the Enchanted Hill, his famous castle filled with art and antiques near San Simeon on the Central Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco, which he shared at the end of his life with longtime...
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Local ophthalmic surgeon and a patient offer insight in new exhibit
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Rachel Vigoda , JE Feature
French artist Edgar Degas, at age 36 in 1870, was serving in the National Guard during the Franco-Prussian war when he picked up a rifle, sighted it and realized he couldn't aim because of a blind spot in his right eye. His vision grew worse. Between 1886 and 1905, Degas drew three similar pastels of a woman, titled with variations...
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Tula Batanchiev, JE Feature
For the Neibauers of Philadelphia, Sesame Place is synonymous with miracles. On Mother's Day of 2008, after a fun-filled day at the park in Langhorne, Holly and David were putting their daughter, Robyn, to bed in the room she shares with her twin sister. With a zoo of pillow pets surrounding her, Robyn -- then 6 --snuggled into her mother's...
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Pennsylvania state legislators are pressing the administration of Lincoln University for more information on a literature professor who has called for the destruction of Israel and who, according to the lawmakers, has promoted denial of the Holocaust. The Pakistani-born Kaukab Siddique is a tenured professor at Lincoln, an historically black college in Chester County that receives state funding. Though some...
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