History

New Home for King Papers

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Morehouse College takes ownership of civil rights leader's documents -- easing some scholars' concerns about access to the historical record.

Harming the Historical Record

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Scholars who run archival projects and university presses question shifts at NEH and apparent move away from peer review.

Drew Rethinks Doctorates

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N.J. university suspends admissions to English and history programs, raising questions about programs' future.

NEH vs. Historians

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Endowment accuses scholarly group of "inaccuracies and distortions" -- while admitting that it changed peer review system.

'Corpses in the Quad'

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A Brown University report released Wednesday on the institution's ties to the slave trade stops short of recommending an apology, and eschews the subject of personal monetary reparations. It focuses instead on memorials and social justice efforts meant to acknowledge and make amends for the past -- and, perhaps more importantly, offer a paradigm for other universities with spotty paths seeking to move forward.

Plagiarism Charge

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Tennessee Press suspends sale of new book on Andersonville Prison as author admits inappropriate and uncredited similarities to another work.

In Search of Skeletons

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In wake of Brown report on slavery, other colleges feel the pressure to shed light on the sorry sides of their pasts.

Duel on Governance at Hamilton

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New center on freedom and capitalism halted. Founders blame politics. Others blame effort to segregate program from rest of college.

Scholarly Archive or Ideological Center?

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Reports on Bush ambitions for presidential library have SMU professors doubting the university should push to be host.

Stanford's New Grants for the Humanities

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Winning research support is tough for faculty members in all disciplines -- and makes or breaks careers, especially at research universities. For those in the sciences, competition from many federal agencies has grown more intense in recent years, but there are still billions given out annually and even relatively junior professors can hope to land grants of significant size.

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