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Are Unrealistic Beauty Standards Repressing Women?

Why the women of South Korea’s ‘Escape the Corset’ movement are trashing their makeup and cutting their hair.

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16 May 2019

“The Poem is Going to Surprise You”: Remembering W.S. Merwin

What the Pulitzer Prize winning poet taught us about life, death and embracing the unknown.

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26 Apr 2019

Bodies, Minds and Machines

How 17th century thinker Rene Descartes shaped the future of robotics.

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19 Apr 2019

Geek Chic in the 21st Century

Now that nerd culture is so pervasive, what does it mean to be a nerd?

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27 Mar 2019

Honoring International Women’s Day 2019: #BalanceforBetter

Remembering the origin of the global women’s movement and celebrating a century of women’s suffrage in the U.K. & U.S.

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07 Mar 2019

Is There a Mental Health Crisis in Graduate Schools?

Studies reveal a staggering number of students suffer from anxiety and depression. What’s the solution?

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06 Mar 2019

The Role of Literature in Creating Social Change

Hurston, Angelou and Baldwin: A tribute to the historical Black writers who continue to inspire us.

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27 Feb 2019

Beyond Green Book: Who Was Don Shirley?

Getting to know the complex, often contradictory piano virtuoso (mis)characterized in the award-winning film.

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25 Feb 2019

The NAACP’s Anti-Lynching Campaign

We mark the 110th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP, and the recent passage of anti-lynching legislation by the U.S. Senate.

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12 Feb 2019

Slave Hiring & the Dynamics of American Slavery

2019 marks 400 years since the first African slaves arrived in Virginia – and we’re still learning from this dark chapter in American history.

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05 Feb 2019