An influential conservative online ecosystem targets teachers whose expressed opinions question the dominance of white men.
It's true that much of the scholarship that professors in the humanities produce is micro-focused and barely relevant to larger social concerns. But those academics would also be best served by ignoring that critique.
Until recently, the reigning theory on who the first Homo sapiens in North America were pointed to the Clovis people, evidence of whose culture was discovered in the American Southwest. That theory has been powerfully challenged by, among others, Meadowcroft, an archaeological dig in western Pennsylvania that began in the 1970s.
The influenza pandemic of 1918 has taught us many lessons and, according to new research, some of them are decidedly low-tech.
The Corpus of Historical American English is making it easier than ever to discover subtleties of American usage.