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NYT > Education 1 day 5 hours ago
- The student who was assaulted, a junior and a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity, has not been identified by the police.
- He spoke to The New York Times anonymously out of concern for his privacy and the possibility that he would be further targeted.
- Pollack said: “I will not tell you ‘this is not who we are,’ as the events of the past few weeks belie that.
- The fact that this vulnerability surprises them, she said, speaks to their privilege. “That speaks to white supremacy,” she said. “I don’t think Cornell University is a hotbed of racial prejudice,” said Ithaca’s mayor, Svante L. Myrick, who is also a 2009 Cornell graduate. “I also don’t think it’s a haven of colorblind, classblind intellectuals.
- I think it’s a part of America and it’s got all of the complicated problems that America does.”
NYT > Education 1 day 9 hours ago
- It is getting worse and worse by the day.” He continued: “Sometimes people should remember history.
- You know, the Chinese, we had a really bad history with them.
- You should remember it, you should honor it, but you should also move forward.’ ” Professor Lewis was born Albert Lewis Seeman on Nov. 16, 1930, in Seattle.
- For reasons that are unclear, his name was changed several times, finally to John Wilson Lewis.
- Professor Lewis taught for seven years at Cornell before he was recruited by Stanford in 1968.
Education : NPR 1 day 19 hours ago
- How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten When Mitch Resnick was growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, he and his little brother were always making up new games.
- Today Resnick leads a research group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab with the delightful name of Lifelong Kindergarten.
- Resnick has just come out with a book, also titled Lifelong Kindergarten.
- It also includes the voices of children and teenagers who have participated in Lifelong Kindergarten projects.
- In some ways I think peers is a place where I've learned more in the last decade than ever before.
Education : NPR 2 days 7 hours ago
- President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities Several of the HBCU college leaders have refused to participate, while others want to work with the White House.
- NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, about the upcoming meeting.
Education : NPR 2 days 7 hours ago
- Since Hurricane Irma, Only Some Students Have Been Able To Return To School In Miami MiamiDade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho discusses the challenges his district faces as 300,000 students try to return to school, many of which are now makeshift shelters or without power.
Education : NPR 2 days 18 hours ago
- Small Gift, Big Impact: How A Little Cash Changed Our Readers' Lives We asked ... and you answered.
- We didn't have the money and were already struggling to pay college debt and start a business.
- He couldn't understand why I would go homeless and hungry to pay money for "a piece of paper."
- Thankfully I was accepted and I graduated from University of Connecticut Medical School in 1986.
- I have been a practicing physician since 1990, and finished paying back my loans from medical school in 1997.
Education : NPR 3 days 7 hours ago
- Barbershop: Conservative Free Speech On College Campuses The Washington Examiner's Sarah Westwood, radio show host Charlie Sykes, and The Root editorinchief Danielle Belton weigh in on the controversy surrounding ESPN anchor Jemele Hill and the series of conservativeorganized free speech events at University of California, Berkeley.
NYT > Education 3 days 14 hours ago
- Here in Florence the accusations have instead generated cringeworthy media coverage and conversations about American students behaving badly, with Italian television news programs accompanying reports with supplemental footage of anonymous women walking in short leather skirts.
- The advice from the school is ‘Don’t trust anyone.’ ” That message is a nightmare for Florence.
- Taken together, the accounts of local lawenforcement authorities, officials, lawyers for the Carabinieri officers and the women make for what many Italians have called an almost unimaginable scandal.
- The two women arrived in Florence at the end of August for a semester abroad from their university in New Jersey.
- Minutes later, a packed bus similar to the one that brought the two American students to the club last week, stopped in front of a towering replica of Michelangelo’s David.
Education : NPR 3 days 19 hours ago
- "Today, there is a whole industry of naysayers who loudly defend something they like to call the education 'system.' What's an education 'system'?
- XQ has also awarded millions of dollars to a group of 18 high schools with what it calls "transformative" ideas.
- Some of the high schools have yet to open.
- Last spring, the island closed 184 public schools to save money.
- The district has improved on measures such as the high school graduation rate.
NYT > Education 4 days 4 hours ago
- Manning was a traitor to the country and should not be honored with a Harvard fellowship.
- Just after midnight Friday, the Kennedy School dean rescinded Ms.
- And Harvard is being attacked not only by conservative commentators but by the very governmentmedia establishment that the Kennedy School depends on and has a revolvingdoor relationship with.
- Pompeo, who graduated from Harvard Law School, wrote to a Kennedy School official.
- Manning will lose a fee of about $1,000 for being a visiting fellow, according to sources familiar with the process.