Category: College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

That NASA climate science program Trump axed? House lawmakers just moved to restore it

Science Pontus Olofsson A U.S. House of Representatives spending panel voted today to restore a small NASA climate research program that President Donald Trump’s administration had quietly axed. Expert quote: “We need a research program that investigates the use of all the data and tools we now have at our disposal for the how to study, […]

Ancient artifacts seized from Hobby Lobby returned to Iraq

Associated Press Bob Murowchick Thousands of ancient clay tablets, seals and other Iraqi archaeological objects that were smuggled into the U.S. and shipped to the head of arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby were returned to the Iraqi government on Wednesday… Expert quote: “Most antiquities are not legally moved … This stuff does not miraculously […]

How the new monument to lynching unravels a historical lie

The Washington Post Nina Silber Expert article: “On April 26, the first memorial in the United States dedicated to the victims of ‘racial terror lynchings’ was unveiled in Montgomery, Ala. Originating with the efforts of the Equal Justice Initiative, which set out to document this little-known history, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice is […]