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Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:51:44 GMT

In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity.

Social Media Is Making Us Dumber. Here’s Exhibit A.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:36:27 GMT

Steven Pinker is a liberal, Jewish professor. But social media convinced people that he’s a darling of the alt-right.

Heiress Plotted 19 Grisly Crimes. Investigation Underway.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 23:58:39 GMT

Frances Glessner Lee, the first lady of forensic science, was a cult curiosity. With her “Nutshell Studies” at the Renwick Gallery, she rises to art star.

Maryam Mirzakhani Drew Her Way to Mathematical Greatness

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 19:30:29 GMT

She drew her way to mathematical greatness.

As Trump Rages About Immigrants, They Go to the Ivy League

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:37:57 GMT

Three American sisters born in Cameroon can articulate the American ethos better than our president.

How Harvard’s Hypocrisy Could Hurt Your Union

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:50:15 GMT

When it comes to labor rights, universities have been more than willing to partner with the forces they condemn.

Harvard Agrees to Turn Over Records Amid Discrimination Inquiry

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 02:19:19 GMT

The university agreed to turn over confidential documents to the Justice Department, which is investigating whether it has discriminated against Asian-American applicants.

Document Fight Slows Inquiry of Affirmative Action at Harvard

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:25:40 GMT

The Trump administration, in a letter last week, threatened to sue the university to force it to turn over student and applicant records.

He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He’s Taking On Harvard.

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:17:35 GMT

Edward Blum has orchestrated more than two dozen lawsuits challenging racial preference laws.

David Rockefeller’s Thoughtful Path to Philanthropy

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 10:00:29 GMT

The distribution of Rockefeller’s multimillion fortune is underway and there are lessons to be learned about giving, even for the less wealthy.