Students walked out of University of Southern Maine (USM) professor Christy Hammer’s class on Sept. 14 after she reportedly said that there are only two biological sexes. Read more
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The firing of a New York University (NYU) professor who was the subject of a petition from students who said his class was too hard continues to stoke controversy, as some parents and teachers say the incident points to a lowering of academic standards. Read more
After scrambling fall courses by withdrawing more than 1,380 ebooks, Wiley now says it will restore access to the course materials. Its short-term solution leaves many librarians unsatisfied. Read more
The Institute for Free Speech, a First Amendment rights nonprofit advocacy organization, recently released a Free Speech Index, billed as “a first-of-its-kind analysis of laws restricting speech about government in all 50 states.” Read more
The evolutionary secrets of a 230-million-year-old fossil reptile have been revealed, after a century of it being "locked inside a block of stone". Read more
A single mom of four from Northboro, Massachusetts, got the news she had dreamed of since she was a child: an acceptance letter to law school at Northeastern University. But a glitch caused that dream to come crashing down. Read more
Seventy-seven percent of Asian students at the University of Pennsylvania reported they experienced harassment or discrimination since the outbreak of COVID, according to a new study from two students and a professor at the Ivy League school. Read more
Forty years after Mississippi University for Women started enrolling men, its president says the school should consider choosing a more inclusive name. Read more
Trailblazers of a molecule linking technique honoured, including one who becomes a laureate for the second time Read more
An advert- and tracker-free search engine launches in the UK, France and Germany on Thursday. Read more