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Historians in the News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • 3 More Colleges Go Test Optional; Doctoral Program Drops GRE

    "By removing the GRE from our admissions form, we will be able to focus more on the qualitative assessments that better identify the most promising applicants: writing samples, personal statements, recommendations and the student’s complete record of course work and grades."



  • Sarah Jane Shoenfeld on Mapping segregation in D.C.

    For the past several years, Mapping Segregation in Washington DC has been documenting the historic role of real estate developers, citizens associations (white homeowner groups), and the courts in segregating the city.



  • Being a Black Academic in America

    Featuring short essays by historians Keisha N. Blain, Marcia Chatelain, Gerald Early, Stefan M. Bradley, and Noliwe M. Rook.



  • The Fate of the "AHA Interview"

    by John R. McNeill

    Even if in-person interviews yield more useful information than videoconferencing, the economic argument for abandoning the tradition is hard to resist.