A group of current and prospective Harvard College students have filed an amicus brief in support of Harvard’s race-conscious affirmative action policies in an ongoing lawsuit between Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.
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South Africa has decided to withdraw from the International Criminal Court following a dispute last year over a visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the tribunal for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
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President Barack Obama believes that rigging the US election is not possible.
When asked about Donald Trump’s voter fraud assertions on Tuesday, Obama responded by ridiculing the Republican candidate, saying that US elections were run and monitored by local officials, … Read the rest
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department will have to review the financial support it’s giving to Wits student leader Mcebo Dlamini after he was arrested for his involvement in #FeesMustFall protests.
Lesufi revealed this week that the Gauteng … Read the rest
Hundreds of black activists gathered at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday to take down the “racist” statue of Theodore Roosevelt and an urgent call to rename Columbus Day.
More than 200 people cheered outside the museum as … Read the rest
When the test scores came out, Lucas Siqueira, 27, was really excited. His high mark on the Foreign Service exam earned him a coveted position at Brazil’s highly competitive Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Siqueira considers himself to be mixed race, … Read the rest
The Syria charade was blown right open during last nights US presidential debate.
Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of talking tough against the Syrian leader, president Assad, and against the “rebels”, but added that Clinton had no idea who these … Read the rest
Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a planned visit to France after Paris changed the program for the trip.
The Kremlin confirmed that Putin’s visit to Paris next week has now been postponed. The decision comes amid increased tensions between … Read the rest
At least three media organizations have “ordered their employees to destroy Donald Trump,” Bill O’Reilly said during an interview.
O’Reilly is the host of the insightful political program The O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. He is widely considered … Read the rest
A new study confirms what even the most casual observer of higher education has long known — that conservative professors are vastly outnumbered by liberal ones — but it also shows that the problem is getting worse.
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A foreign policy spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign had tough words for Donald Trump during Sunday’s presidential debate.
“Go fuck yourself,” Jesse Lehrich wrote on Twitter during the contentious debate.
Lehrich also tweeted that Trump was a “f***ing toddler.”… Read the rest
After last year’s protests across the United States over racial inequality, more universities have warmed to the idea that students should be segregated by race in clubs, diversity initiatives, housing, and conversations about race.
Come November, the University of Vermont … Read the rest
To meet a growing world population, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said America needs to stop wasting food, and people need to cut back on the amount of food on their plates.
Speaking at the National Press Club, the former Iowa … Read the rest
Wits University says it is aware of a voice note doing the rounds on social media claiming that at least one white student will need to be killed to get Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib’s attention.
In the audio a black woman … Read the rest