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Kimberly Atkins Stohr
Same-sex marriage is probably not on the court’s constitutional chopping block, but two other cases could have devastating effects on LGBTQ people.

LGBTQ rights aren’t on Supreme Court’s docket this term, but they’re still in its crosshairs

Two cases could put them in great danger.

Lauren Hunt
A protestor participates in an event outside Seattle City Hall on Aug. 10, 2020.

Restoring informed and civil debate on college campuses

I believed I would be called a racist and that neither my professors nor my peers were interested in a thoughtful discussion of the role of law enforcement or the courts.

Joan Wickersham

Harvard Coop: From storied bookstore to souvenir stand

They’ve replaced a center of knowledge with a merchandise mart that trivializes and commodifies the trappings of learning.

Joan Vennochi
The closed, rusted staircase that connected Columbia Road and Old Colony Avenue at the JFK/UMass MBTA Station was removed after BU professor David Jones fell to his death.

Why did it take a death to get the state to remove a rusty, dangerous staircase?

The rusty stairs at the site of a BU professor’s death raise questions about state priorities and accountability.

Susan J. Blumenthal and David Sun Kong

Reimagining public health infrastructure in the 21st century

A new multidisciplinary field of public health technology should be established to modernize the nation’s health system.

RENÉE GRAHAM
Members of the media wait near the North Point, Fla., home of Brian Laundrie, who is a person of interest after his fiancee, Gabby Petito, went missing.  A body found by authorities in Wyoming on Sunday was confirmed by an autopsy to be Petito.

I’m tired of violence against women. I’m tired that few care unless the victims are young and white.

Gabby Petito’s disappearance deserves national attention. So does every missing and murdered woman.

SCOT LEHIGH
President Biden addresses the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Joe Biden’s attempted reset at the UN — will it work?

The Western World has ample reason to be dubious of the president’s reassurances.

Robert J. Cordy
The site where two Afghan women judges were shot dead in an ambush in January in Kabul.

Rescuing justice in Afghanistan

About 250 female judges in Afghanistan face grave danger, and the US and other countries must help to get them out of the country.