Higher Education
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Calling Professor Corey

Higher Education | What was once satirical nonsense is now standard academic fare
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 11/20/18, 01:27 pm

Not the least of the pleasures you missed if you are a millennial or a Gen Xer is “Professor” Irwin Corey, “World’s Foremost Authority.” And that is how he was introduced—on Mike Douglas’ daytime show in the 1960s, on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show in the ’80s, and until old age. He died at 102 and required less and less of a studied stoop and unkempt hair for his shtick as the rambling academic on the interview circuit.

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The fortnight that was

News analysis | Death, arrogance, grace, and taxes
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/20/18, 10:35 am

In 1861 and 1865 war surged to Virginia farmer Wilmer McLean’s front doors. In 2017 and 2018, mass shootings rocked pastor Jim Crews’ communities.

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Harvard discrimination trial opens Monday

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/15/18, 11:24 am

Opening statements are scheduled for Monday in a lawsuit that alleges Harvard University’s admission process discriminated against Asian-Americans. Virginia-based Students for Fair Admissions claims that Harvard unfairly rejected qualified applicants to keep its Asian-American student population artificially low. Harvard denies the charges and said race was only one factor in its application process. The trial will begin at a federal court in Boston.

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