Harvard wins appeal on race but the battle is far from over

World Nov 13, 2020

Harvard wins appeal on race but the battle is far from over

Harvard University can continue to consider race in its admissions decisions, after a federal appeals court ruled that it isn’t intentionally discriminating against Asian Americans and the policy doesn’t violate the U.S. Constitution. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston on Thursday ruled that race ...

Study reveals music's universal patterns

World / Social Issues Nov 22, 2019

Study reveals music's universal patterns

From love songs to dance tunes to lullabies, music made in disparate cultures worldwide displays certain universal patterns, according to a study by researchers who suggest a commonality in the way human minds create music. The study, published on Thursday, focused on musical recordings and ...

Polyglot U.S.-born comic sheds cloak, dagger for shtick

National Aug 26, 2016

Polyglot U.S.-born comic sheds cloak, dagger for shtick

by Ayako Mie

For Reina Saiki, 28, the world is her oyster. The Ivy leaguer who studied counterterrorism and Arabic at Brown and Harvard universities had been given chances to work for the CIA and FBI. With interning experience at the Clinton Foundation and Interpol, she could have ...