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David Starkey resigns from university post over slavery comments 3.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
Cambridge University accepts David Starkey's resignation, saying: "We do not tolerate racism."
George Floyd's death inspires an unlikely movement in Indonesia: Papuan Lives Matter 2.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

A court's surprisingly light sentences for seven Papuan activists highlights how far the Black Lives Matter protests have reverberated in Indonesia.

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‘COVID Parties’ are Bullshit 2.7.2020 Outside the Beltway
Some incredibly thin reporting about a story that is almost certainly made up.
Alabama college students threw ‘COVID parties’ — and offered cash prizes to see who’d get sick first 2.7.2020 Raw Story
Several Alabama college students continued attending parties despite knowing they’d been infected with coronavirus. The students were aware they had tested positive for COVID-19, but officials confirmed rumors about college students attending parties around Tuscaloosa for the past few weeks as coronavirus as the number of cases continued to climb in the state, reported WBMA-TV. […]
Colorado State expels incoming student over racist social media post 2.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado State University expelled an incoming student due to a racist social media post, the university announced Wednesday.
Coronavirus: The town housing rough sleepers in student digs 1.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
How Northampton has found a new home for the rough sleepers who are moving out of hotels.
Column One: Two Midwestern cities. Two local billionaires (Koch and Buffett). Which one can boost prosperity? 1.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

In the middle of America, without intention or, really, anyone noticing, a decades-long, real-world experiment shaped by the money, politics and eccentricities of two 80-something billionaires is underway in two equally white, Christian, Republican cities.

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How the nation's newest doctors are coping with disruptions caused by COVID-19 1.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

July 1 is traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of residency. But this year, that transition is complicated by the coronavirus.

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DPS graduates can attend Community College of Denver for free this fall 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Eligible 2020 graduates of Denver Public Schools can attend the Community College of Denver for free this fall, the college announced Tuesday.
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An Ode To Mac And Cheese 30.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Jeffrey Miller , Colorado State University In January 2015, food sales at restaurants overtook those at grocery stores for the first time. Most thought this marked a permanent shift in the American meal. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, that trend took a U-turn. Restaurant revenue cratered , while shoppers emptied grocery shelves stocking up on food to cook at home. And with sales of pantry items soaring, shoppers found themselves reaching for an old reliable. In April, sales of Kraft macaroni and cheese were up 27% from the same time last year. General Mills, the maker of Annie’s mac and cheese, has seen a similar bump ...
'Don't call me BAME': Why some people are rejecting the term 30.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The term BAME has been growing in prominence - but many say it does more harm than good.
Banning the N-word on campus ain’t the answer — it censors Black professors like me 30.6.2020 Raw Story
When the University of Waterloo, where I teach and research, issued a statement to the media saying that the university “unequivocally believes that there is no place for the use of the N-word in class, on campus or in our community,” I felt — as we say in Black culture — “some type of way.” […]
They're Tearing John C. Calhoun Statues Down But His Racism Remains 28.6.2020 Crooks Liars
Construction workers extracted a Calhoun statue in Charleston, South Carolina on June 24, 2020. Sean Rayford/Getty Images Christian K. Anderson , University of South Carolina When I toured the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion in 2019, I noticed the multi-volume papers of John C. Calhoun on display. It struck me as remarkable that Calhoun’s ideas would be featured so prominently given his vigorous defense of slavery and his role in laying the groundwork for the Civil War. But the reality is Calhoun’s legacy until now has been quite prominent in American society – and not just in the ...
Li Zhensheng: Photographer of China's cultural revolution 28.6.2020 BBC: World
Li Zhensheng captured a time when China was plunged into a decade of chaos and turmoil.
Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from policy school 28.6.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The prestigious US university says Woodrow Wilson's racist views made him "an inappropriate namesake".
Woodrow Wilson Disavowed by Princeton 27.6.2020 Outside the Beltway
An accomplished racist will no longer be honored by the university.
Colorado State researchers scaling up production of potential COVID-19 vaccine 27.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
A possible vaccine for the new coronavirus has shown good enough results in animals to attract federal money to take it to the next level, but the Colorado State University researchers involved caution that it has many hurdles to clear before going to the public.
Black is Back 27.6.2020 Outside the Beltway
The evolution of America's racial language continues.
Spied on. Fired. Publicly shamed. China's crackdown on professors reminds many of Mao era 27.6.2020 LA Times: Nation

A growing number of professors in China have been punished for 'improper speech.' Some are reported by students, harking back to the Cultural Revolution.

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Coronavirus safety added to CU Boulder code of conduct 27.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
University of Colorado Boulder students who do not wear masks in public, adhere to social distancing or follow public health orders could be disciplined under the campus’ updated code of conduct, including being put on probation or suspended in the worst cases.
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