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2 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Madeleine Fest approaches

The 2014 Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities begins next Sunday. This year's edition of the annual festival includes two concerts, two lectures and a dinner honoring former Utah Sen. Haven J. Barlow for his contributions to education and the arts in the state.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, South Salt Lake, UT

6 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Finding Ukraine on a map, revisited

Joshua Tucker: Last week's guest post from political scientists Kyle Dropp , Joshua D. Kertzer and Thomas Zeitzoff concerning Americans' ability to place Ukraine on a map - and the relationship between the accuracy of this placement and attitudes toward the appropriate U.S. policy response to the Ukraine crisis - was the most viewed in Monkey Cage ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dartmouth College, Princeton University, US News, US Politics

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Admission rates fall at UC campuses as international presence grows

When Marcela Sosa opened her email last month and saw the "congratulations" message from the University of California, Berkeley, she was so shocked that she jumped out of her chair.

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Related Topix: UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Stanford University

The Huffington Post

Carol Pierson Holding: Fighting Fracking: Where Moral Outrage Fails, Earthquakes Prevail

In response to pressure from students, faculty -- and apparently alumni -- who oppose Harvard Endowment's refusal to divest its fossil fuel stocks, Harvard University's President Drew Faust's office issued her second statement on climate change and sent a an email link to Harvard alumni.

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The Washington Post

NEH to help vets with humanities program

When it comes to working with veterans, government efforts aren't limited to health and employment programs.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Yale University, Northeastern University, Sports

The New Zealand Herald

Living life without feeling like a fraud

A counselling client of mine "Allie" had just been promoted at her law firm. I asked if she was excited.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, University of Pittsburgh

CBS Local

Counterterrorism Chief: Parents Should Watch For 'Sudden Personality Changes' In Children

Delivering a speech at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government on Tuesday, White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser Lisa Monaco said that local communities have to be aware of terrorist threats where the government cannot, noting that parents should watch for "sudden personality changes in their children at ... (more)

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Wall Street Journal

Scholar of Media Bias Nabs Prestigious Clark Medal

An economist known for his pioneering work on bias in the news media won the John Bates Clark Medal on Thursday, one of the profession's most prestigious honors.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago

India Together

Homecoming election for Harvard professor, courtesy Mamata

Historian and author Sugato Bose is taking a break from his position at Harvard University to contest the Lok Sabha elections from a key urban constituency in West Bengal as a candidate of the ruling Trinamool Congress.

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Related Topix: India, World News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Go Local

Mattiello Receives Vote of Confidence from RI Business Leaders

While the Feds investigate his predecessor's campaign finance records, new House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is getting high marks from local business leaders for his economic agenda.

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Related Topix: Rhode Island, Rhode Island Government, Cranston, RI, East Providence, RI

Science Daily

Study shows lasting effects of drought in rainy Eastern U.S.

This spring, more than 40 percent of the western U.S. is in a drought that the USDA deems "severe" or "exceptional."

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Anthropology, Science, Kentucky, Home Gardening, Home

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Scotts Valley High presents "Legally Blonde The Musical"

Maureen Bach, a junior, plays the powerful and pink Elle Woods in Scotts Valley High School's production of 'Legally Blonde The Musical,' which opens Friday and runs for three weekends.

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Lowell Sun

Home-remodeling growth expected to moderate

Strong year-over-year growth in the home-remodeling market is expected to moderate by year's end, according to a report released Thursday by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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Related Topix: Home Improvement, Home

Weekend

Harvard University Admits Highest Number Of Black Students In School's History

There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Syracuse University

Switched

Harvard Accused Of Retaliating Against Professor Who Defended Sexual Assault Survivors

An accomplished professor claims she was denied tenure by Harvard University and will lose her job there due to her advocacy for victims of sexual violence who were critical of the Ivy League school's handling of their cases.

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Philly.com

William J. Brady Jr., 91, municipal court judge

William J. Brady Jr., 91, of Chestnut Hill, a Philadelphia Municipal Court judge for three decades, died Monday, April 7, of kidney failure at Good Shepherd Penn Partners.

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Time

The Return of Mediscare

Tom Cotton is your basic republican red-state fantasy candidate. He is 36 years old, a former Army captain who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Medicare, Health

The Independent

Babies cry at night to stop mothers procreating, scientists claim

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

International Business Times

U.S. Calls for More Investment-friendly Indian Government

Nisha Biswal, U.S. assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, said future economic growth in South Asia hinged on However, Biswal said that while Indian leaders had targeted $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over five years to close gaps preventing growth in manufacturing, policies still inhibited foreign investment.

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Business Journal

Hedge fund king Bill Ackman and his wife give $17 million to Harvard

William "Bill" Ackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, has donated $17 million to Harvard with his wife.

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