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3 hrs ago | Daily Policy Digest

Grade Inflation Rampant on College Campuses

Grade inflation is a serious problem in colleges and universities, contends Thomas Lindsay in a new report for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.


Related Topix: Furman University

6 hrs ago | The Chronicle

Duke adds LGBTQ-inclusive question to applicationKali ShulklapperA...

A new LGBTQ-inclusive question on Duke's admissions supplement puts the University among the first to explicitly mention sexual orientation and gender identity on its application.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Iowa, Elmhurst College

6 hrs ago | Express India

How movement affects hearing decoded

Ever wondered why we stop talking and moving altogether when we want to listen carefully to someone? This strategy helps us hear better by preventing unwanted sounds generated by our own movements! Indirect evidence has long suggested that the brain's motor cortex, which controls movement, somehow influences the auditory cortex, which gives rise to ... (more)


9 hrs ago | American Thinker

New Wave or Clever Ruse?

Upon the appointment of Omid Safi as director of Duke University's Islamic Studies Center in July of 2014, the dean of the university's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences proclaimed that "Duke has a long tradition of extraordinary scholarship in the study of Islam.


Related Topix: Trinity College, University of Rochester, Terrorism, Israel, World News, Middle East

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Duke faculty to discuss Ferguson shooting

Duke University faculty will participate in a town hall forum on Monday about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Portland Tribune

Live long and squirm

Over countless lifetimes, humans have sought the secret of immortality - or at least how to live a really, really long time.


Fall preview: Mallarm opens with - American Mavericks'

The Mallarme Chamber Players open their 2014-15 season with "American Mavericks," at 3 p.m. Sept.


Related Topix: Durham, NC


Having HIV Means Heart Health Medications May Be Overlooked

People with HIV treated at a major university are less likely to receive medications to support heart health than those who do not have HIV, aidsmap reports.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Australia, World News, Medicine, Hypertension

Medical News Today

Potential for early attack on malaria offered by cancer-fighting drugs

Scientists searching for new drugs to fight malaria have identified a number of compounds -- some of which are currently in clinical trials to treat cancer -- that could add to the anti-malarial arsenal.


Related Topix: Health

The Chronicle

Rauschenberg exhibit at Nasher creates unexpected conversationsStephanie Wu

An extremely prolific artist who created works in a wide range of media from printmaking to sculpture, American artist Robert Rauschenberg created art over the course of 60 years.


Related Topix: Painting

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Rep. Diane Black: The Coming Obamacare Tax-Filing Nightmare

The Apothecary, a blog about health care and entitlement reform, is edited by Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a former health-care policy adviser to Mitt Romney.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Tax

Science Daily

Water 'thermostat' could help engineer drought-resistant crops

A gene that could help engineer drought-resistant crops has been identified by researchers.


Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Genetics, Medicine

PhysOrg Weblog

Stop and listen: Study shows how movement affects hearing

Neurons in the mouse motor cortex project to the auditory cortex. As the mouse moves, these neurons suppress activity in the auditory cortex.


Oxford Art Journal

Striking the Ground

Huey Copeland, Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America , 65 colour and 82 b/w illns, 280 pp., ISBN 9780226115702, paper $49.00 Christina Sharpe, Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects , 21 b/w illns, 272 pp., ISBN 978-0-8223-4609-8, $22.95 That history informs art's viewers about what an art ... (more)


Related Topix: University of Chicago, Durham, NC

Business Journal

N.C. has 3 colleges with happiest freshman

North Carolina has three schools on College Choice's list of the "50 Colleges and Universities with the Happiest Freshmen."


Related Topix: Davidson College, Chapel Hill, NC

Rocky Mount Telegram

Back-to-school bash aims to benefit migrant students

The Migrant Education and English as a Second Language Department of Edgecombe County Public Schools sponsored a Back-to-School Bash for students who are current or former migrant students.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Edgecombe County, NC

Times Herald-Record

12-year-old Wurtsboro girl starts college

Like other new students at SUNY Ulster, Simone Evans had her first day of class Tuesday.


Related Topix: Wurtsboro, NY, Education Etc.

Tue Aug 26, 2014


LCCC music instructor retires

After 10 years at Laramie County Community College, instrumental music instructor Gary Hall is calling it a career.


Related Topix: Laramie County, WY, Harvard University, Colorado State University

The Charlotte Observer

NC Supreme Court asked to release voucher funds during appeal

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood gives his ruling that North Carolina's school voucher program is unconstitutional, siphoning public dollars for private school use, in a Wake County courtroom on Aug. 21. RALEIGH Advocates of the North Carolina school voucher program did not wait for a judge to write his order declaring public taxpayer assistance ... (more)


Related Topix: Hobgood, NC, Education, School Vouchers, Wake County, NC, Pat McCrory, US Governors


Deep Brain Stimulation Safe for Older Parkinson's Patients: Study

The risk of complications when implanting deep brain stimulation devices in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease is no greater in older patients than younger ones, a new study shows.


Related Topix: Parkinson's Disease, Health, Durham, NC