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October 21, 2020

Compulsory Education at the University of Pittsburgh

Terrence L. Hormel

Pitt freshmen are now required to take PITT 0210, “Anti-Black Racism: History, Ideology, and Resistance,” which may be more aptly called “Critical Race Theory 0210.”

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October 20, 2020

China Threatens Hostage Diplomacy

John David

China has officially upped the ante, warning that it may begin detaining Americans as retaliation for U.S. actions against Chinese influence.

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October 16, 2020

To Prevent Election Catastrophe We Need Open Data

David Randall

Sound statistics won’t be enough to save us from a toxic brew of partisan hatred. But they might make the difference that lets the country accept the results of the election peacefully.

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October 13, 2020

An Outspoken Scholar Gets Canceled, Again, but He’s Not Giving Up

Christopher Kendall

What do you get when you cross scholarly criticism of anticolonialism and an angry mob of academic "cancelers"? The results aren't pretty.

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October 13, 2020

President Trump’s Plans for Higher Ed

John David

The Trump administration seems most concerned with helping prospective students and their families make wise choices about college and supporting students while they are there.

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