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(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) — As the third president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Francis Amasa Walker helped usher the school into national prominence in the late 1800s. But another part of his legacy has received renewed attention amid the nation’s reckoning with racial justice: his role in shaping the nation’s hardline [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Time
On Feb. 14, 2019, Manhattan-native Djali Brown-Cepeda launched Nuevayorkinos—a digital archive dedicated to documenting New York City’s Latino history and culture through family photos and stories. “I started the project as basically this love note, this ode to my city, to the five boroughs in which I grew up,” Brown-Cepeda [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Time
State lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League condemned a school official’s advice to “make sure that if you have a book on the Holocaust, that you have one that has an opposing, that has other perspectives.” [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: New York Times – US
West Side Story became an instant classic upon its release in 1961. The adaptation of the 1957 Romeo and Juliet-inspired stage musical, which starred Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer as star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony, was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10. That year, Rita Moreno became the [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Time
China has launched a second crew to the country’s new orbiting space station. The mission is one of many challenging U.S. dominance of space exploration. [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: New York Times – World
Dmitri A. Muratov, a new laureate, engages with the Kremlin, while Aleksei A. Navalny, the most high-profile Putin critic, resists all compromise. The Kremlin capitalizes on the fault line. [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: New York Times – World
As workers continue to comb beaches for tar balls in California’s Orange County after an underwater pipeline ruptured on Oct. 2, another massive fossil fuel cleanup operation is just getting underway on a 55-year-old rig anchored 120 miles up the coast. It’s a taxpayer-funded, $60 million debacle that reveals just [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Time
Movies about artists making art—or, worse, writers trying to write—are always a risky proposition. For one thing, to everyone out there in the real world who’s scrambling to make an honest living, the job of creating stuff doesn’t seem like a real job at all. For another, the chief drama [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Time
(WASHINGTON) — The Biden administration is taking steps to address the economic risks from climate change, issuing a 40-page report Friday on government-wide plans to protect the financial, insurance and housing markets and the savings of American families. The report lays out steps that could potentially alter the mortgage process, stock [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Time
The date helps clarify the end to restrictions that had walled off tourists and relatives seeking to visit their families in the United States. [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: New York Times – US
Microsoft’s Windows 11 is finally here—six years after the launch of its predecessor. The operating system promises larger changes (like Android apps) on the way, but longtime Windows users will be just fine adjusting to the only slightly altered layout like the now-centered taskbar and simplified widget bar. The biggest [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Time
A team from Stillwater Medical Center in Oklahoma tries valiantly to save the life of an unvaccinated man who needs an ICU bed. Will they find a bed for him before times runs out? [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Washington Post National
The report found that Black-owned businesses had better luck with online lenders using automated systems. [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Washington Post National
“Love is in the Bin” went for more than 18 times what “Girl with Balloon” fetched just three years ago. [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Washington Post National
“It’s crazy how life works sometimes,” tweeted Johana Peña with a photo of her and her mother. "Thank you, mama, I am so proud to be your daughter!” [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Washington Post National
The health-care workforce has dropped amid the pandemic, and many workers are experiencing chronic burnout. [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Washington Post National
LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has appeared to criticize the global lack of action on climate change in comments caught on microphone. The 95-year-old British monarch was filmed on a phone as she visited Cardiff to open the Welsh parliament on Thursday. At one point, speaking to her daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of [...]
Fri, Oct 15, 2021
Source: Time World News
Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in its latest change following congressional testimony from a whistleblower who faulted the social media giant for not doing enough to stop harmful content. Under the new, more detailed harassment policy, Facebook will bar content [...]
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Source: Time World News
The F.D.A. has been without a permanent chief since President Biden took office. [...]
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Source: New York Times – US

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