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How higher ed can deal with ethical questions over its disgraced...

Deni Elliott, University of South Florida Private donors are giving colleges and universities record amounts of money – along with increasingly frequent bouts of public...

WTF? Slurs offend young adults more than swearing

Benjamin Bergen, University of California San Diego In 1972, the comedian George Carlin performed a comedy routine in which he listed the seven words you...

Mormons in Mexico: A brief history of polygamy, cartel violence and...

Rebecca Janzen, University of South Carolina Nine members of a prominent Mormon family in northern Mexico, all women and children, were gunned down on Nov....

How steak became manly and salads became feminine

Paul Freedman, Yale University When was it decided that women prefer some types of food – yogurt with fruit, salads and white wine – while...

Rabies’ horrifying symptoms inspired folktales of humans turned into werewolves, vampires...

Jessica Wang, University of British Columbia In 1855, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the gruesome murder of a bride by her new husband. The...

Day of the Dead: From Aztec goddess worship to modern Mexican...

Kirby Farah, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Day of the Dead might sound like a solemn affair, but...

Zombie flu: How the 1919 influenza pandemic fueled the rise of...

Elizabeth Outka, University of Richmond Zombies have lurched to the center of Halloween culture, with costumes proliferating as fast as the monsters themselves. This year,...

The Beatles’ revolutionary use of recording technology in ‘Abbey Road’

William D. Moylan, University of Massachusetts Lowell With its cheery singles, theatrical medley and iconic cover, The Beatles’ 11th studio album, “Abbey Road,” holds a...

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