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  • Linsanity, NCAA berth could boost lofty Harvard

    When Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker would meet with recruits, he talked to them about the doors they could open with a degree from the nation's most prestigious university: Nobel Prize winner, president of the United States, and even NBA star.

  • Stars of MTV's "Jersey Shore" (from left) Michael "the Situation" Sorrentino, Pauly "Pauly D" Del Vecchio, Deena Nicole Cortese, Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola, Ronnie "Fist Pump Brah" Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni "Jwoww" Farley and Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi will be the subjects of academic discussions in October at the University of Chicago. (Associated Press)

    Academics to 'interrogate' the meaning of 'Jersey Shore'

    They're known more for drunken shenanigans than intellectual prowess but the stars of the hit reality TV series "Jersey Shore" are attracting some academic interest from a University of Chicago researcher planning a conference on the larger meaning of Snooki, JWoww and the Situation.

  • Correction: Google shake-up story

    In a Jan. 21 story about Google Inc.'s plan to change CEOs, The Associated Press erroneously identified a University of Chicago business professor as Steve Booth. He should have been identified as Steve Kaplan, a professor at University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

  • FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2010 file photo, actress Uma Thurman attends the Quentin Tarantino Friars Club Roast at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York. Thurman's convicted stalker,Jack Jordan, is trying to work out a plea deal after a Manhattan court refused to toss out or pare down charges that he flouted a court order by trying to contact her again. A judge said Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, there was enough evidence to support the new contempt, stalking and other charges against Jordan. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

    Cops: Uma Thurman stalker in Md. called her office

    A former psychiatric patient who was convicted in 2008 of stalking Uma Thurman tried to call her again, defying a court order to leave her alone after years of unwanted and weird advances, officials said Tuesday.

  • BOOKS: 'When You Were a Tadpole and I Was a Fish, and Other Speculations About This and That'

    "Martin Gardner has an inquiring mind" would be the winning entry in an understatement-of-the-year contest.

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