College police: How campuses a...

Jul 5, 2020 by

Guns in the hands of security officers at colleges and universities are getting more scrutiny during the ongoing national...

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WW2 still occupies a prominent...

Jun 25, 2020 by

World War II was a pivotal event for many countries, but in Russia, it still looms large today. Why does the war retain such a grip...

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Why is The Christian Science M...

Jun 20, 2020 by

In better cherishing the Black experience in America, we recognize its unique role and seek a firmer footing for genuine equality and...

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What will it take to get kids ...

May 21, 2020 by

When will students return to school buildings? Educators are still weighing that, keeping in mind that polls suggest parents want...

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Coronavirus graduation: Studen...

May 21, 2020 by

College seniors are finding creative ways to mark graduation. But for many grads, it’s not the pomp and circumstance they miss, it’s...

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Grocery store chronicles: One ...

May 12, 2020 by

An editorial director turned grocery store worker in the Midwest shares what it’s like right now to tend the produce aisle. Jacob...

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Home theater: Hunker down with...

Apr 12, 2020 by

The Monitor’s film critic suggests Humphrey Bogart films for some much-needed movie balm. Film critic Peter Rainer used to have a...

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Moscow university becomes grou...

Feb 5, 2020 by

What’s more important for universities: that they protect their students – and themselves – from getting involved in hot-button...

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Admissions revolution? College...

Jan 10, 2020 by

By moving away from test requirements, colleges are contributing to a profound change in the way society measures merit. Instead of a...

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Hanukkah attacks: Why anti-Sem...

Jan 5, 2020 by

In New York City, anti-Semitic hate crimes are up 63% this year, officials say, including at least 10 attacks in the New York area...

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Rhode Island lawsuit: Students...

Dec 15, 2019 by

A federal case in Rhode Island, brought by parents and students, tests the ideals of equal opportunity and participatory democracy....

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University students leave incr...

Nov 14, 2019 by

As clashes between police and the largely student-led protest movement intensify, university students from elsewhere are fleeing Hong...

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Nancy Drew and feminism: The s...

Oct 23, 2019 by

So many classic children’s books are problematic now. But the detective series starring Nancy Drew has proved to be an exception. By...

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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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