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  • 3 years ago

    On October 10, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could spell the end of affirmative action at U.S. universities. Fisher v. University of Texas is a case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white student whose 2008 university application wa...

  • 4 years ago

    When Ezra Nielsen graduated from Rutgers last year with a Ph.D., he followed the usual path to pursuing a professorship. He wrote articles and submitted them to scholarly journals. He applied to all the jobs in his field of 19th-century American l...

  • 5 years ago

    What if surgeons learned to operate by studying textbooks and received only a few weeks of on-the-job training? Who would dare go under the knife? Lucky for us, surgeons hone their skills in intensive years-long residencies during which they pract...

  • 5 years ago

    For Jaime Alvarado, the decision to enroll in college at age 39 was daunting. The problem wasn’t just his insecurity about whether, after more than 20 years away from a classroom, he’d be able to solve for y in his pre-algebra class. It ...

  • 5 years ago

    A sixth-grade boy pounds the arrow keys and space bar on his laptop keyboard, expertly maneuvering an avatar that looks like a fat baby wearing a blue bonnet through a brightly colored maze. The video game goes "Ding!" each time the avatar eats a ...

  • 6 years ago

    The teacher sits in a large wooden rocking chair. One by one, she invites her third-graders to get up from their desks and take a place in front of her on the rug. "Thank you, Kiara," she says, complimenting a scrawny child with long black hair fo...

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