Words that ooze superiority an...

Oct 10, 2019 by

Most pretentious-sounding words – think ‘Downton Abbey’ conversation It takes a pricey education to understand classical tongues....

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What happens to a college town...

Oct 1, 2019 by

Shifts in higher education have caused some small colleges to close. The towns that hosted them wonder what’s next when the...

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US universities see decreased ...

Sep 24, 2019 by

Many U.S. colleges depend on enrollment from China. But rising political tensions are prompting prospective students to look...

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India rising: Giant democracy ...

Sep 5, 2019 by

India is poised to become the world’s next economic colossus. But the culturally diverse country faces several challenges that could...

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Confederate statues debate: Th...

Aug 23, 2019 by

“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner wrote. “It’s not even past.” Many communities are wrestling with that lesson today, as...

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Woodstock 50th anniversary: Ho...

Aug 14, 2019 by

In 1969, Woodstock and its counterculture protest music defined an era. Fifty years later, it still resonates. Could a gathering the...

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Alcohol takes a back seat for ...

Jul 30, 2019 by

Even as Americans are drinking more, interest in the sober curiosity movement is swelling. The trend coincides with a wellness...

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Saving vanishing words: Why Qu...

Jul 8, 2019 by

The loss of a single language, legendary linguist Kenneth Hale used to say, “is like dropping a bomb on the Louvre.” Saving the...

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Yale scientists make quantum p...

Jul 1, 2019 by

Quantum physics probably isn’t your normal topic of conversation. But we should have at least a working understanding of some of the...

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How to get teens to text less?...

Jun 11, 2019 by

A “media scout” program in Germany partners older and younger students in a mentorship effort aimed at teaching safe,...

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Baltimore redux: Students brin...

Jun 4, 2019 by

By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo –  In Baltimore, students understand what others think about their city. They aren’t blind to...

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Behind ‘college promises’: How...

May 17, 2019 by

By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo –  Brenden Bixby chose college over working full time on the apple orchard that his dad manages...

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In Florida, vouchers win groun...

May 12, 2019 by

School choice is a rallying cry for Republicans and the Trump administration. Florida is leading the voucher charge at the state...

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Art of the steal: European mus...

May 1, 2019 by

But his pride was quickly stifled by another emotion: loss. Most Nigerians, he knew, would never have the resources to stand where he...

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US-bound migrants struggle as ...

Apr 23, 2019 by

Reports from the latest Central American migrant caravan indicate a growing lack of food and shelter. Support from Mexican towns and...

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LSU diversity: Why more black ...

Apr 10, 2019 by

Louisiana’s flagship public university, LSU, has a checkered past on integration. A black student president helps students of color...

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Beijing club promises parents ...

Apr 1, 2019 by

Boys in crisis? The claim has cropped up in several places around the world. It often points to shifting social realities – and...

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To fight trafficking, Indian g...

Feb 2, 2019 by

Young women are supporting each other and challenging attitudes that contribute to trafficking. Helping others discover their agency,...

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In Flint, a future built on sc...

Jan 10, 2019 by

The Flint water crisis may have faded from national headlines, but for locals the story is lifelong. The city’s holistic...

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China gets tough on US recycla...

Jan 4, 2019 by

Sanford and Portland, Maine At the peak of the recycling crisis here, Kayla LeBrun almost pressed the panic button that summons...

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