A headline Jan. 24 in the New York Post trumpeted: “‘Native American’ novelist praised by GMA, NYT accused of being a ‘Pretendian.’” It tells the story of Erika Wurth, an English professor at Western Illinois University, whose claims to Native American ancestry have been meticulously debunked by activists and researchers even as the scholar maintains her claims. Read more
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Florida Congressman W. Gregory Steube recently introduced a bill amending “the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit the award of Federal funds to institutions of higher education that employ instructors funded by the Chinese Communist Party.” Read more
The Executive Committee says it comes amid “accountability issues” and “disappointing” actions among members. Read more
The number of sacked Twitter staff launching legal action against the company "goes up daily", according to a lawyer representing some of them. Read more
If the parties challenging the plan can’t clear the standing threshold, then the Supreme Court justices shouldn’t consider the other arguments that the debt-relief plan is illegal. But that might not stop the conservative justices from striking down loan forgiveness. Read more
A proposed draft of a physical education form in Florida could require all high school student athletes to disclose information regarding their menstrual history — a move that’s already drawing pushback from opponents who say the measure would harm students. Read more
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that ‘the Chinese Communist Party's inside every major American university,’ including the University of Pennsylvania, which oversees the Biden Center. Read more
A specialist state sixth form college in London got the top grade for A-level results in England, according to detailed figures published by the Department for Education. Read more
Stanford University recently established a committee to investigate school research funding from the fossil fuel industry. Read more