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Gates and Crowley: Unlikely Sparks for Racial Fireworks

(Newser) - A closer look at Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Sgt. James Crowley, and the details of what transpired between them, leads the New York Times to find them the unlikeliest of men to have sparked a racially heated debate. Contrary to earlier reports, Crowley, a diversity trainer praised for his... More »

Tight Economy Strains Town-Gown Relations

(Newser) - The poor economy has put a crimp in some universities' expansion plans and soured the relationship between others and the surrounding communities, the New York Times reports. For instance, Harvard’s planned $1 billion expansion into a Boston neighborhood is in limbo, leaving a 5-acre construction pit and vacant buildings.... More »

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