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Trump-loving Candace Owens faces a revolt from right-wing student activists who think she’s too extreme and clumsy 22.2.2019 Raw Story

Conservative activist Candace Owens has infuriated the students in three chapters of her own organization. According to The Daily Beast, several chapters of the campus conservative group Turning Point USA denounced Owens and demanded she step down from her communications position with the group. TPU...

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How do you preserve history on the moon? 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing nears, some say the site of the first footprints on the moon should be protected. But historic preservation off our planet is unprecedented.
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1970s and 1980s Yearbooks Featured Blatant Racism—And Not Just in the South 21.2.2019 Outside the Beltway
Ku Klux Klan jokes, fake lynchings, and the like were routinely depicted even at places like Cornell.
Ralph Northam’s apology campaign hits another snag 21.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Three weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) admitted to having worn blackface in the 1980s and apologized for (and then denied) appearing in a racist photograph in his medical school yearbook, he is still governor. And while polls indicate that the plurality of Virginians do not want him to resign and hand over the […]
ChangeMakers: Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, building 'a culture of health' for the underserved 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, a preventative cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic, is focused on creating strategies to reduce heart disease health disparities in minority populations and underserved communities.
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How Does Birth Order Shape Our Personality? 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The notion that the order in which we are born could influence our behavior has been explored for decades.
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Daily Digest: University confronts its history 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A Thursday roundup of some Minnesota political news.
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Asian Americans may have an educational advantage, but they face a 'bamboo ceiling' at work 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In a controversial and closely watched federal trial last fall, an anti-affirmative action group, Students for Fair Admissions, argued that Harvard discriminates against Asian American applicants by holding them to higher academic standards and rating them poorly on personal characteristics.


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Malkin’s Handy History of Fake Noose 21.2.2019 NewsBusters
Is it any wonder that American news consumers are at the end of their ropes of patience with the “mainstream media?” Three weeks ago, when I first documented troubling questions, contradictions and doubts about Trump-hating, attention-craving actor Jussie Smollett's absurd hate crime claims, few in the “professional” journalism herd paid heed. Now, with a grand jury investigation on the horizon, everyone's a Johnny-come-lately debunker. And everyone's making excuses: How could we have known? Why would anyone lie about racism? What could have ...
App A Front For Drug Deals, Police Say 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Collin Howard allegedly sold drugs through an app he developed called Banana Plug, a name which authorities believe connects to UC Santa Cruz's mascot, the banana slug, and plug, a slang word for a drug dealer.
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CBS Sympathizes With ISIS Bride Who Wants ‘Therapy’ as Punishment 21.2.2019 NewsBusters
In 2014, then-college student Hoda Muthana lied to her parents about going on a school trip and ran away to join the ISIS terrorist group. Now, after spending years with a terrorist group that has attacked America, she’s pleading to come back home and says “therapy” should be her punishment. This is who CBS foreign correspondent Holly Williams decided to sympathize with on Wednesday’s CBS Evening ...
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Brexit: What happens to the Erasmus student scheme in a no deal? 21.2.2019 BBC: Front Page
People expecting to study abroad in Erasmus programmes next year have received warnings about the funding.
‘Rule of the Rabbis’ Fuels Holy War in Israel 21.2.2019
Palestinians, the secular and women all face a harsher environment as theocratic tendencies are entrenched, writes Jonathan Cook. By JonathanCook In which country did a senior, state-salaried cleric urge his followers last month to become “warriors,” emulating a group of…Read more →
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Blackface photo discovered in ASU yearbook edited by USA Today editor 21.2.2019 Raw Story

USA Today editor Nicole Carroll has revealed that she, too, has a blackface scandal in her past when she was a yearbook editor at Arizona State University. “It was recently brought to my attention that I was involved in publishing such a [blackface] photo when I was in college,” she wrote in her own...

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Beto O’Rourke supporters build student network ahead of possible White House bid 21.2.2019 Raw Story

A Democratic group seeking to persuade former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke to run for president will launch mobilization efforts on college campuses nationwide to coincide with what they believe will be his entry into the race by month’s end. The Draft Beto campaign, founded in December by former...

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University task force recommends removing the names of Coffman and others from Twin Cities campuses 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The task force cited four buildings in the Twin Cities named for former officials found to have supported discriminatory policies at the university.
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UC Berkeley suspends professor accused of sexual harassment 21.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A tenured professor at UC Berkeley has been suspended after the university said he sexually harassed a student over a period of years and created a hostile work environment for her.

Alan Tansman, a professor in the department of East Asian languages and cultures, agreed on Nov. 20 to a two-year...

Trump administration is accused by Democrats of interfering in oversight of Education Department 21.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Democrats suggested that the Trump administration tried to get rid of the Education Department’s acting inspector general, Sandra Bruce, for looking into Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ decision to reinstate an accreditor of for-profit colleges. This isn’t the first time the administration has been accused of not only violating norms in the administrative process of agencies, but […]
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National Guard Filling Gaps in All-Volunteer Army 21.2.2019
In the era of forever wars, recruits who are lured by substantial rewards can sign up for more than they realize, writes Rebecca Gordon. By Rebecca Gordon A young friend is seriously considering joining her state’s National Guard. She’s a…Read more →
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Effort to Streamline Free Lunch Programs Muddles Student Poverty Stats 20.2.2019
Student poverty rate increased only 2 percentage points after schools adopted a new lunch program for all.

The post Effort to Streamline Free Lunch Programs Muddles Student Poverty Stats appeared first on Truthout.

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