History

Saving the Historical Record

Scholars and archivists are making progress in sustaining a small but crucial program the Bush administration seeks to eliminate.

Few Rules for New Constitution Day Requirement

The Education Department isn't requiring much from colleges to carry out a new law.

First Amendment Furor

University press book sets off debate involving Alan Dershowitz, Arnold Schwarzenegger and charges of plagiarism and anti-Semitism.

Progress and Problems for Female Historians

Report documents advances by women in history departments -- and lingering impact of sexism, both overt and subtle, on careers.

Dissent and Cake -- Happy Constitution Day!

Colleges plan a variety of ways to mark a holiday they have been ordered to celebrate.

Inbred Historians

Top departments criticized for admitting Ph.D. students and hiring faculty from narrow group of institutions.

Rift in Disability Studies

Supreme Court case on assisted suicide leaves professors debating when and how their scholarly society should weigh in on policy issues.

Not Just Child's Play

“90 AD: A recently built Zulu city fell to my forces today. It was burned to the ground. Pity, it had quite a nice view of the ocean.”

That’s a journal entry from the emperor of Japan. The virtual emperor of Japan, anyway.

“130 AD: Persia contacted me today. Apparently, he finally convinced Cleo to introduce us. He seemed annoyed. In exchange for his World Map, I taught him Polytheism.”

Don't Know Much About History

Many colleges in recent years have eliminated majors or departments in relatively obscure fields, citing the need to focus on areas with growing student interest. Few, however, have taken the step Post University plans: eliminating majors in English and history and upper-level courses in liberal arts generally.

'Little Red Book,' Big Fat Lie

A student at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth has admitted that he fabricated his claims of being interrogated by Department of Homeland Security officials for checking out Mao’s Little Red Book from the university’s interlibrary loan system.

The 22-year-old student’s lies were uncovered by The Standard-Times of New Bedford, Mass., which first broke details of his story on December 17.

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