The National GEM Consortium awards fellowships to graduate students in science and engineering. For years, only “underrepresented minorities”—i.e., only blacks, Latino, and Native Americans, and no white, Asian, or Arab Americans—were allowed to apply. Recently, though, the Consortium has followed the consensus view in higher education that such racial exclusivity is not only divisive and unfair but illegal, and now accepts applications from all racial and ethnic groups. To be sure, the Consortium doesn’t advertise this fact and, indeed, its website seems designed to hide this new policy; plus, one has no doubt, URMs are still preferred. Still, it’s a step in the right direction, and here’s hoping that the Consortium gets plenty of applications from non-URMs.
To pretend that we as a society are incapable of knowing whether a child is a male or female at birth is lunacy.
The prosecution blew the witness’s testimony to bits.
The Derek Chauvin case is more complicated than prosecutors would have it.
The fact is that voters got us into this mess. Maybe the answer isn’t more voters.
Never Ask a Question You Don’t Need to Ask: Chauvin Lawyer Gets Clobbered by Witness’s Gripping Testimony
There’s rarely an upside in asking pointed questions to a young, nervous, highly sympathetic witness.
A look at why droves are leaving the state.
On the menu today: tax, Big Tech and influencing the debate, Playboy’s NFT play, Dogecoin and the deli, the chip crunch, and Veblen goods.
The teen was trying to stab another girl when she fatally was shot.
The forthcoming plan is expected to lay out broad emission-reduction goals rather than delving into detailed trade-offs.
Members of the Hispanic caucus claim Biden is willing to use budget reconciliation to pass immigration reform.
The police power to use necessary force, which must necessarily be superior force, never justifies excessive force.
A bill in the state legislature would help families, private schools, and public schools. So why are the state’s superintendents obstructing it?