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Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine reads a prose poem from her recently book, “Citizen.” The collection deals with the violent deaths of black men that have dominated the headlines over the last several years. Read the full text of the poem...
The opening ceremony of the 8th Global Confucius Institute Conference in Beijing on December 6, 2013. Photo courtesy of the UCL Institute of Education. WASHINGTON — China’s authoritarian government is gaining a foothold on American campuses by...
Protestors block the road in Washington, D.C. during a protest after two grand juries decided against indicting police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York, N.Y. Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu...
The most-watched YouTube video of all time, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video maxed out YouTube’s original video counter. “Gangnam Style” broke YouTube’s viewing records — and the site’s view...
Entrepreneur and academic Vivek Wadhwa defends the value of higher education. Photo by Flickr user LGagnon. Editor’s Note: In the debate over the value of higher education, few have been as outspoken as Peter Thiel and Vivek Wadhwa. Recognized as...
Open, online courses are reshaping classrooms, giving motivated students the chance to learn online for free and creative tough questions for college administrators. Photo Credit: John Loo Some of the country’s most rigorous research universities...