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France's Presidential Election Has Re-Ignited an Identity Crisis

By Donna A. Patterson

May 11, 2017

Despite Emmanuel Macron’s victory, the election points to growing tension around France’s reckoning with its sense of itself.

France's Presidential Election Has Re-Ignited an Identity Crisis

Despite Emmanuel Macron’s victory, the election points to growing tension around France’s reckoning with its sense of itself.


What Is Education For?

Anne-Marie Slaughter's recent commencement address zooms in on the anxieties faced by millions of college students around the country.


Taking the Fight for Digital Rights to Our Libraries

When it comes to updating our institutions for the digital age, the library provides a glimmer of hope of how to do just that.


To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade—Is That the Question?

Mitigating the negative effects of e-waste requires holistically expanding how we think about the consumption and disposal of electronics.


At Some District High Schools, Grad Rates Are Climbing as They Lose More Students

Schools with rising graduation rates are also losing students to charter schools and schools in other parts of town.


Artificial Intelligence Owes You an Explanation

When an AI does something, you should be able to ask, "Why?"