Harvard publicly acknowledges historical ties to slavery
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Harvard publicly acknowledges historical ties to slavery

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University publicly acknowledged its deep ties to colonial-era slavery on Friday, casting a light on parts of its history that long remained in the shadows. At a conference that Harvard organized to explore the relationship between colleges and slavery, university President Drew Faust said the school must confront the grimmer … Continue reading

Ritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90
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Ritz Stern, prominent historian and academic, dead at 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Fritz Stern, a refugee from Nazi Germany who became a prominent historian, government adviser and a longtime professor at Columbia University, has died. He was 90. Katrin Maria Daehn, a spokeswoman for Stern’s German publisher, C.H. Beck, told The Associated Press that Stern died Wednesday, May 18,2016 at his home in … Continue reading

NYC celebrates 150th anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’
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NYC celebrates 150th anniversary of ‘Alice in Wonderland’

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is marking the 150th anniversary of “Alice in Wonderland” with an array of events celebrating the adventures and characters in the beloved children’s tale. There’s no shortage of wonderful offerings to reintroduce fans of Lewis Carroll’s 1865 book to the White Rabbit, the Caterpillar, Queen of Hearts, Mad … Continue reading