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How the Trump era made redistricting more complicated

The political upheaval caused by the rise of former President Donald Trump has forced party operatives and elected officials tasked with laying out the nation’s congressional districts for the next decade to determine whether those shifts were aberrations or signs of more lasting changes. Trump’s tenure saw dramatic shifts for both parties. Appalled by the…MORE

Morris Brown’s reaccreditation could signal more longevity among HBCUs

It is no secret that at some point, something went very wrong at Morris Brown College. It was a disappointing, though not unfamiliar story. A school with a dedicated faculty and loyal students had run into financial challenges that eventually made it impossible to operate. On April 13, the historically Black college in Atlanta became…MORE

Philanthropist and New York Public Library revivalist Vartan Gregorian dies at 87

Vartan Gregorian, the philanthropist and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient whose work revitalized the New York Public Library, died Thursday at age 87 while hospitalized for “testing related to stomach pain,” according to a statement by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Gregorian served as the Carnegie Corporation’s president in New York City and the…MORE

Mars didn’t lose all of its water at once, based on Curiosity rover find

Mars was a warm, wet planet that was likely capable of supporting life billions of years ago. Something caused the planet to lose its atmosphere and turn into the harsh, frozen desert it is today. The Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012, has been exploring different aspects of Gale Crater on Mars to…MORE

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