A Year After Mass Protest, Cubans Face Stark Choice: ‘Prison or Exile’

Thousands of Cubans took to the streets last July protesting economic misery. A year later, hundreds are in jail and the financial crisis has only worsened.

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Amherst College Ends Legacy Admissions Favoring Children of Alumni

The highly selective college in Massachusetts will be among the first elite schools in the country to abandon the practice, which has been a persistent barrier to increasing student diversity.

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Colleges Learn How to Suppress Coronavirus: Extensive Testing

While many campuses are struggling with major outbreaks, some schools have successfully contained the virus.

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The Artist Unraveling American History

Best known for her series of deconstructed flags, Sonya Clark offers poignant, clearsighted reminders of this country’s legacy of racial violence.

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Some Colleges Are Waiving SAT and ACT Requirements

With high school disrupted, a growing number of schools are waiving standardized testing requirements for 2021 applicants.

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