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Gallaudet University, the Washington, D.C., institution for the deaf and hard of hearing, has been praised by the Department of Justice for its work in educating staff members and students on sexual-misconduct issues. Aided by a 2012 grant from the department’s Office on Violence Against Women, the university has already trained 40 staff members and 100 students in bystander intervention—an essential program, administrators say, that’s now gaining traction with students. (Chronicle video by Julia Schmalz)

Why Academic Writing Stinks. Read about it here.

Why Academic Writing Stinks. Read about it here.

California Shifts to ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard for College Sex. (Photo by Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)

California Shifts to ‘Yes Means Yes’ Standard for College Sex. (Photo by Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)

From The Chronicle Review:

Madness and the Muse

We’re captivated by the idea of the troubled genius. But is it fiction?

(Illustrations of Virginia Woolf, Kurt Cobain, Ernest Hemingway and Beethoven by Meen Choi for The Chronicle Review)

Moments after Florida State U.’s Board of Trustees named State Sen. John E. Thrasher as president on Tuesday, students erupted in protest. The Republican lawmaker faces a greater challenge in winning over the campus than did other Florida politicians who have walked the well-worn path from the state’s Capitol to the university system. Photo by Phil Sears, AP Images

Moments after Florida State U.’s Board of Trustees named State Sen. John E. Thrasher as president on Tuesday, students erupted in protest. The Republican lawmaker faces a greater challenge in winning over the campus than did other Florida politicians who have walked the well-worn path from the state’s Capitol to the university system. Photo by Phil Sears, AP Images

Louis Abbene-Meagley, who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art last year, works at a pub. But painting “is my other full-time job,” he says, “the one that won’t go away until the day I die.” He is seen here in the woodshop of Ash Street Studio, in Baltimore, where he rents space. Photo by Matt Roth for The Chronicle

Louis Abbene-Meagley, who graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art last year, works at a pub. But painting “is my other full-time job,” he says, “the one that won’t go away until the day I die.” He is seen here in the woodshop of Ash Street Studio, in Baltimore, where he rents space. Photo by Matt Roth for The Chronicle

From a shoot by M. Scott Brauer on a group of MIT grad students trying to simultaneously finish their Ph.D.’s and get a startup off the ground (using one of the hottest inventions to come out of MIT in years, the modular thruster). The story can be found here.

Emma Sulkowicz (C), a senior visual arts student at Columbia University, is offered assistance by two strangers as she carries a mattress in protest of the university’s lack of action after she reported being raped during her sophomore year. Sulkowicz has said she is committed to carrying the mattress everywhere she goes until the university expels the rapist or he leaves. The protest is also doubling as her senior thesis project.  (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)

Emma Sulkowicz (C), a senior visual arts student at Columbia University, is offered assistance by two strangers as she carries a mattress in protest of the university’s lack of action after she reported being raped during her sophomore year. Sulkowicz has said she is committed to carrying the mattress everywhere she goes until the university expels the rapist or he leaves. The protest is also doubling as her senior thesis project.  (Andrew Burton, Getty Images)

Check out this story from reporter, Brad Wolverton, on the recruiting of Marvin Clark. Photos by Julie Denesha for The Chronicle.