History

Beyond 40 Acres and a Mule

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Historians consider their role in reparations debate -- and why debate won't go away.

Spicing Up U.S. History

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Professors consider ways to improve the content and teaching of survey courses.

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.

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