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Performance-based funding for colleges is widespread. But does it work? MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

Racial gaps in college graduation widened under funding model meant to boost performance

Some states fund their public colleges based on how well the schools perform on key metrics. New research raises questions about how that affects outcomes for students from different racial groups.
Evacuees from Ukraine stand under a destroyed bridge as they flee the city of Irpin on March 7, 2022. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP via Getty Images

Humanitarian corridors could help civilians safely leave Ukraine – but Russia has a history of not respecting these pathways

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians are using humanitarian corridors to leave the country. But these routes are often announced for political reasons and do not always offer safety
Enterramiento de las víctimas de la peste negra en Tournai, Bélgica. Pierart dou Tielt / Wikimedia Commons

El polen nos dice que la peste negra fue terrible pero no tanto

Se cree que la Peste Negra fue la pandemia más devastadora de la historia de Europa. Ahora, paleoecólogos e historiadores han puesto en duda su gravedad dado que el impacto en algunos territorios no fue muy acusado.
Burying Black Death Victims in Tournai, Belgium. Gilles Li Muisis, Annales, Bibliothèque Royal de Belgique, MS 13076-77, f. 24v.

The Black Death was not as widespread or catastrophic as long thought – new study

The Black Death is believed to have been the most devastating pandemic in Europe’s history. Now paleoecologists and historians have cast doubt on how bad it was.
Sister Megan Rice answers questions from members of a church group at a home in Maryville, Tennessee, in 2013. Linda Davidson / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Nuns against nuclear weapons – Plowshares protesters have fought for disarmament for over 40 years, going to prison for peace

A Catholic historian writes about nuns who protested against nuclear weapons. Even when convicted of sabotage, they used prison time to serve fellow inmates and push for justice.

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