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Princeton may have out-woken itself

Education | The university provokes a federal inquiry with an act of self-immolation
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/23/20, 05:18 pm

If Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber’s public confession to institutional racism was an attempt at virtue signaling, it backfired.

“Racist assumptions from the past … remain embedded in the structures of the university itself,” he wrote in a letter sent Sept. 2 to people associated with Princeton.

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A depleted legacy

Education | Two Baptist schools say a charitable foundation deprived them of millions
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/16/20, 05:09 pm

Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary say they could lose millions of dollars due to alleged misconduct by a charitable foundation established to support the two Texas schools. The institutions on Sept. 8 sued the Harold E. Riley Foundation and President Mike Hughes, claiming the board changed the organization’s bylaws to deprive the schools of money.

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Classrooms reopen around the world

Education | Education can’t wait for the pandemic to end
by Laura Edghill
Posted 9/09/20, 03:52 pm

Sporting backpacks laden with fresh notebooks and sharpened pencils, millions of children in countries around the world returned to school in recent weeks. Many expressed excitement for the new academic year despite the necessity of pandemic precautions like masks and social distancing.

“It felt fine going back to school,” said Eddie Favell, 11, after his first day at Kingsdale Foundation School in London. “I didn’t really think about corona.”

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