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Photograph of a flood Texas residential street

Winnie, Texas is not considered to be in a floodplain. But coastal hurricanes have flooded the town repeatedly since 2008.

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Research

To protect against rising seas, local lenders are selling off risky mortgages.

7.1.20

Photograph of Melissa Dell

Melissa Dell

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“In the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, people in academic institutions like Harvard predominantly studied the U.S. and Europe,” says the development economist.

July-August 2020

The factors influencing the fall semester—and beyond

July-August 2020

Ethnographer Roberto Gonzales spent 12 years following the lives of undocumented young people.

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Sociologist Roberto Gonzales on the predicament of undocumented young people

July-August 2020

Painted portrait of a man from a Hellenistic coffin found in Egypt

(Click on arrow at right to view full image) No true likeness of Callimachus is known to exist, but the Libyan-born poet probably resembled the men whose faces appear on the Hellenistic coffins unearthed in Fayum, Egypt, including this one.

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Brief life of a multifaceted poet: c. 310 B.C.E. - c. 240 B.C.E.

July-August 2020

Bill Clinton with Yasser Arafat, King Hussein, and Benjamin Netanyahu, October 1, 1996, at the White House

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(1 of 4) Bill Clinton with Yasser Arafat, King Hussein, and Benjamin Netanyahu, October 1, 1996, at the White House

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On restoring American leadership through diplomacy

July-August 2020

A professor sits at a computer whose screen is shooting out a beam of light filled with all sorts of animals and musical instruments

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Illustration by Wesley Merritt

A professor’s interstellar reach

July-August 2020

Multiple small paper tabs, each decorated with a simple line drawing of a different facial expression

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Marjorie Garber explores the word’s complexity and history.

July-August 2020

Protestors with a large poster demanding reform of the Electoral College

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Problematic features of the Electoral College

July-August 2020