Trump touts program with dark history

...largely Mexican farm workers."He's only got part of the story," said Mae Ngai, a professor of history at Columbia University.The operation was named after a term for Mexicans who crossed the Rio Grande that is now viewed a racial slur...
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Wealth may give advantage for getting organ transplants

...Multiple-listed patients were more likely to get transplanted and less likely to die," said Dr. Raymond Givens at Columbia University Medical Center in New York."It's a rational thing to do" from an individual patient's point of view but...
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Princeton economist wins Nobel

...S. But he has not become a darling of anti-inequality activists the way another Nobel-winning economist, Columbia University's Joseph Stiglitz, has. That may be because his views on inequality are complicated.In "The Great Escape...
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Apple stakes claim to living room, shows new iPhones

...worldwide."That's one big concern about Apple, that it's so dependent on the iPhone," said Jerry Kim, a Columbia University management professor."The smartphone market is headed for a peak, and everyone is going to be feeling that...
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Alaska teen brings home national poetry prize

...myself and one for my sister and the rest to help my parents with the mortgage."She doesn't need it to attend Columbia University, where costs range upward of $70,000 a year; she already has a full four-year scholarship to that institution...
Former Juneau resident wins Fulbright grant

...been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Germany. A doctoral candidate in European History at Columbia University, Hein is a 2001 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and a 2007 graduate of Reed College. Since graduating from...
Doomsday at Mercury: NASA craft falls from orbit into planet

...accomplished spacecraft ever to have explored our neighboring planets," said lead scientist Sean Solomon, director of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.Solomon noted in a statement that Messenger set a record for planetary...
Not For Web
Juneau author Stuart Cohen's new novel blends philosophy, humor and backcountry skiing as they faded in and out of the fog.Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Cohen studied at Johns Hopkins and Columbia University - after spending his first year post high school hitchhiking, hopping freight trains and working as a circus prop...
Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...possible."It's important to have good information to make these decisions," says Jason Bordoff, director of Columbia University's Global Energy Policy. "We need to make sure we're doing this in the right way."
Alaska Science Forum: Tidal stresses and giant earthquakes

...leading up to great tsunamis. A graduate student is now looking for a similar signal in Alaska.Yen Joe Tan, of Columbia University, is combing through a database of offshore Alaska earthquakes to see if there is any link between the number of...


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