History

Not So OpenCourseWare

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Web page for Pulitzer-winning historian's course is temporarily halted at MIT amid Chinese students' complaints of cultural insensitivity.

Senatorial Peer Review

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Lawmakers tell NSF what it should and shouldn't fund -- and question some grants (without bothering to talk to the researchers involved).

Help for the Minor Majors

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Princeton is finding ways to get more students to study what they love, not what everyone else is studying.

A Meeting of Humanistic Minds

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Session on state of the humanities emphasizes solutions and humor over hand wringing.

Truth and Consequences

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Faculty inquiry finding misconduct by Ward Churchill also faults his university -- and leaving fate uncertain, is sure to stoke more debate.

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.

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