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UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

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UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

- The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved."

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Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

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Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

- The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved." The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was "typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males" she teaches

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Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says

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Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says

- WILMINGTON, Del. — The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea “got exactly what he deserved.” The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” she teaches

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Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says

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Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says

- WILMINGTON, Del. — The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea “got exactly what he deserved.” The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” she teaches

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Professor Says Otto Warmbier 'Got What He Deserved' in North Korea

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Professor Says Otto Warmbier 'Got What He Deserved' in North Korea

- (WILMINGTON, Del.) — The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved." The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was "typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males" she teaches

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Funeral arrangements set for NDSU professor who died from cancer

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Funeral arrangements set for NDSU professor who died from cancer

- MOORHEAD — Funeral arrangements have been made for Amy Taggart, an English professor at North Dakota State University who died from cancer on June 13.Visitation

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What happens when scientists leave their labs to experiment with politics?

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What happens when scientists leave their labs to experiment with politics?

- June 15, 2017, 6:00 a.m. A new take on political science: Training researchers to run for office They have built careers isolating cells, designing integrated circuits and mastering computer languages. Now they are knocking on doors, being interviewed on TV and asking perfect strangers to give them money. Across the country, scientists — card-carrying members of an elite that prizes expertise — are exiting their ivory towers to enter the political fray

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UND professor under fire after social media comments

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UND professor under fire after social media comments

- Grand Forks, N.D. - A distinguished professor is under fire after racist remarks about a sixth grader on social media.The comments were about the winner of

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Idaho View: If politicians teach science, let scientists write laws

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Idaho View: If politicians teach science, let scientists write laws

- This appeared in the Lewiston Tribune: For the sake of argument, let’s just suppose that it was the scientists who dictated how Idaho’s politicians perform their jobs. Data-driven scientists would insist that the Gem State leaders follow evidence, solve problems, not worry about bumping voters out of their comfort zones and ignore biased special interests. With scientists in charge, Idaho’s blue ribbon committees would actually study the issues — not serve as a tactic harried leaders deploy to delay making decisions

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

- Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died at 78. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical elegance and was best known for his work at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

- Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78.

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

- Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical elegance and was best known for his work at Sports Illustrated and on National Public Radio

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

- Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical elegance and was best known for his work at Sports Illustrated and on National Public Radio

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

- Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical elegance and was best known for his work at Sports Illustrated and on National Public Radio

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Frank Deford, renowned sportswriter, dies at 78

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Frank Deford, renowned sportswriter, dies at 78

- NEW YORK — Frank Deford, the renowned sportswriter and commentator, has died. He was 78. The death was confirmed Monday by NPR, where Deford delivered commentaries for 37 years. He was also well known for a decades-long career at Sports Illustrated, where he started working in 1962. The SI Twitter account called him a “titan and a gentleman.” Deford wrote lengthy features on iconic sports figures like Bob Knight, the cantankerous Indiana basketball coach, and Billy Conn, the boxer known as “The Pittsburgh Kid

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Award-winning Baltimore sports writer Frank Deford, the voice of a generation, dies at 78

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Award-winning Baltimore sports writer Frank Deford, the voice of a generation, dies at 78

- Legendary sports writer Frank Deford might have made his name in New York, but he never left Baltimore far behind. Deford, who died Sunday at the age of 78 according to family members who confirmed the news to multiple news outlets, started out at the now-defunct Evening Sun before rising to superstar status at Sports Illustrated and branching out into broadcasting and best sellers

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78

- By The Associated Press. Award-winning sports writer and commentator Frank Deford has died. He was 78. His family says he died Sunday in Key West, Florida. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He wrote with a lyrical elegance and was best known for his work at Sports Illustrated and on National Public Radio

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UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved' The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved."   Read More ...
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Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved' The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved." The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was "typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males" she teaches   Read More ...
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Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says
Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says WILMINGTON, Del. — The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea “got exactly what he deserved.” The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” she teaches   Read More ...
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Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says
Otto Warmbier, U.S. student who died after N. Korea detention, 'got exactly what he deserved,' Delaware prof says WILMINGTON, Del. — The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea “got exactly what he deserved.” The Wilmington News Journal reports that anthropology professor Kathy Dettwyler said on her personal Facebook page that Otto Warmbier was “typical of a mindset of a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males” she teaches   Read More ...
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Professor Says Otto Warmbier 'Got What He Deserved' in North Korea
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Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
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Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
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Longtime Mississippi State professor, announcer Hank Flick dies
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University of Southern Maine professor writes own obituary
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — When it came to his obituary, a theater professor from Maine left nothing to chance. He wrote it himself, in the first person. Minor Rootes, who died Saturday at 86, used the opportunity to thank those who were positive influences in his life, including his parents, his former wife and his current wife. He also thanked his oncologist and Mercy Hospital "for keeping me alive for an extra decade   Read More ...
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$5M award upheld in white professor's discrimination case
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A white professor at a predominantly black university in St. Louis was fired "because of the color of her skin," a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed a 2015 jury verdict that awarded nearly $5 million to Beverly Wilkins, a former professor at Harris-Stowe State University. "Rarely have we seen such manifest and open evidence of racial discrimination," the appeals court ruling said   Read More ...
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UND professor under fire after social media comments
UND professor under fire after social media comments Grand Forks, N.D. - A distinguished professor is under fire after racist remarks about a sixth grader on social media.The comments were about the winner of   Read More ...
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UND professor under fire after social media comments
UND professor under fire after social media comments Grand Forks, N.D. - A distinguished professor is under fire after racist remarks about a sixth grader on social media.The comments were about the winner of   Read More ...
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Geffrey B. Kelly, 84, beloved La Salle religion professor and standout dad
Geffrey B. Kelly, 84, beloved La Salle religion professor and standout dad Geffrey B. Kelly, 84, of Glenside, a La Salle University religion professor and authority on a German theologian who died resisting Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, died Tuesday, May 30, of pancreatic cancer at Holy Redeemer Hospice. Although Dr. Kelly was set on becoming a modern linguist, he grew fascinated by religious studies, especially the struggles of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor and thinker who was hanged by the Nazi regime in April 1945 after openly opposing Hitler   Read More ...
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Idaho View: If politicians teach science, let scientists write laws
Idaho View: If politicians teach science, let scientists write laws This appeared in the Lewiston Tribune: For the sake of argument, let’s just suppose that it was the scientists who dictated how Idaho’s politicians perform their jobs. Data-driven scientists would insist that the Gem State leaders follow evidence, solve problems, not worry about bumping voters out of their comfort zones and ignore biased special interests. With scientists in charge, Idaho’s blue ribbon committees would actually study the issues — not serve as a tactic harried leaders deploy to delay making decisions   Read More ...
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Illinois professor who pushed for trans fats ban dies at 102
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A University of Illinois professor who spent decades pushing for a federal ban on artery-clogging artificial trans fats has died at age 102. Family members say Fred A. Kummerow died Wednesday at his home in Urbana. Kummerow was a comparative biosciences professor whose trans fats research dated back to the 1950s. His efforts to have artificial trans fats removed from processed foods included filing a 2009 petition with the Food and Drug Administration   Read More ...
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Scientists launch global agenda to curb social, human rights abuses in seafood sector
Scientists launch global agenda to curb social, human rights abuses in seafood sector As the United Nations Oceans Conference convenes in New York, a new paper calls on marine scientists to focus on social issues such as human rights violations in the seafood industry. Authored by a team from Conservation International, the University of Washington and other organizations, the paper is the first integrated approach to meeting this global challenge and will be presented as part of the UN Oceans Conference and the Seafood Summit, which both take place June 5-9 in New York and Seattle, respectively   Read More ...
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Illinois professor who pushed for trans fats ban dies at 102
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois professor who spent decades pushing for a federal ban on artery-clogging artificial trans fats has died at age 102. Family members say Fred A. Kummerow died Wednesday at his home in Urbana. Kummerow was a comparative biosciences professor whose trans fats research dated back to the 1950s. His efforts to have artificial trans fats removed from processed foods included filing a 2009 petition with the Food and Drug Administration   Read More ...
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Illinois professor who pushed for trans fats ban dies at 102
URBANA, Ill. — A University of Illinois professor who spent decades pushing for a federal ban on artery-clogging artificial trans fats has died at age 102. Family members say Fred A. Kummerow died Wednesday at his home in Urbana. Kummerow was a comparative biosciences professor whose trans fats research dated back to the 1950s. His efforts to have artificial trans fats removed from processed foods included filing a 2009 petition with the Food and Drug Administration   Read More ...
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‘A big mistake’: Scientists, world leaders step up as Trump abandons climate pact
‘A big mistake’: Scientists, world leaders step up as Trump abandons climate pact WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump’s supporters on Friday cast his decision to abandon the world’s climate change pact as a “refreshing” stance for the U.S. that would save jobs and unburden industry. In a fierce rejoinder from across the globe, leaders of other nations and scientists pointed to jobs that could be created in green technology and the edge China could be given as a result   Read More ...
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Former Marshall professor alleges race discrimination
Former Marshall professor alleges race discrimination HUNTINGTON - A former professor from Marshall University's Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine sued the university last month, claiming he was denied tenure because he is Asian. Dr. Wei-ping Zeng also claimed med school officials retaliated against him when he challenged the denial of his tenure application, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on May 23. Zeng, who is Chinese, said in the complaint he first was denied tenure in November 2015 despite having higher than average teaching hours and positive evaluations, conducting research that was published in reputable medical journals and completing other services to the university   Read More ...
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Samuel DuBois Cook, first black professor at Duke, dies at 88
Samuel DuBois Cook, first black professor at Duke, dies at 88 The first African-American to hold a regular-rank, tenured post on Duke University’s faculty, Dr. Samuel DuBois Cook, died Tuesday at age 88, campus officials said. He was the first black tenured professor at a predominantly white college or university in the formerly segregated South. A political scientist, Dr. Cook joined the Duke faculty in 1966 and stayed until 1974, when he moved on to become the president of Dillard University in New Orleans   Read More ...
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‘Get out of the studio’: Professor reams CNN hosts for ‘false equivalency’ on both parties fostering violence
‘Get out of the studio’: Professor reams CNN hosts for ‘false equivalency’ on both parties fostering violence University of Virginia political professor Larry Sabato accused CNN hosts of perpetrating a false equivalence by suggesting that both Democratic and Republican candidates have the same tendencies to promote violence and use violent rhetoric. “I’m not going to deny that American history is dotted with examples of legislators and congressmen getting into fights of one sort or another,” Sabato explained to CNN hosts John Berman and Poppy Harlow   Read More ...
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Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78
Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78 Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78. He died Sunday in Key West, Florida, his family said Monday. Deford was a six-time Sports Writer of the Year and a member of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame   Read More ...
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