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From sadism to social commentary: “Venus in Fur” has it all

Laura Anne Welle and Thom Miller star in “Venus in Fur,” a play running from today to Nov. 15 at the Station Theatre. 

By Lillian Barkley

October 30, 2014

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch wrote the book on masochism.  The novel, “Venus in Furs,” was adapted into a stage production by David Ives in 2010. The Power Play follows a successful playwright and struggling actress during a tumultuous audition filled with sexual tension, sadism and plenty of com...

University rescinds job offer to incoming professor Steven Salaita

August 22, 2014

By voiding an incoming professor’s job offer, the University contributed to an “alarming development” against academic freedom, said John Wilson, a member of the academic freedom committee in the Illinois American Association of University Professors.  According to documents released by the University on Wednesd...