Fredric March’s Misguided Antiracist ‘Reckoning’ at the University of Wisconsin

How the University of Wisconsin got it wrong with a once-treasured, Oscar-winning alumnus.

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Performative Antiracism at the University of Wisconsin

A textbook demonstration of the difference between sincere activism and playacting.

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Thomas Brock, Whose Discovery Paved the Way for PCR Tests, Dies at 94

In 1966, he found heat-resistant bacteria in a hot spring at Yellowstone National Park. That led to the development of the chemical process behind the coronavirus test.

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College Sports Has Reported at Least 6,629 Virus Cases

The N.C.A.A. does not track coronavirus cases, but a New York Times analysis shows the pandemic’s toll across college athletics. Many universities have kept their case counts from the public.

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Covid Infections in Animals Prompt Scientific Concern

Mink in Denmark are not the only animals that could become reservoirs for the coronavirus to spread new mutations to people.

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The Big Ten’s Rocky Road Back to Football

In response to the coronavirus, the conference first said no to fall football on its campuses. Then, after being pulled in different directions by players, politicians and others, the league reversed course.

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5 College Journalists Report From Campus Quarantines

Faced with soaring coronavirus caseloads, some universities told students to “stay put” for 14 days. College journalists report from their quarantined campuses.

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Big Ten Reverses Field, Ignoring Reality on Its Campuses

In reversing their call to postpone the season, the Big Ten’s presidents ignored the realities of life on their campuses in the pandemic. Athletes may pay the price.

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