UC Berkeley professor resigns over free speech battle

A leading climate physicist at University of California, Berkeley, resigned in protest after his colleagues rejected his bid to invite a speaker to campus following outrage on the speaker’s views on the sweeping violence last summer after George Floyd’s death. 

Colin Powell's legacy lives on in CCNY school that bears his name

The City College of New York, Colin Powell's alma mater, has a school named for the former general and secretary of state, who died of complications from COVID. The dean of the Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at City College shared his remembrances.

Nikolas Cruz to plead guilty to Parkland school massacre, attorney says

The gunman who killed 14 students and three staff members at a Parkland, Florida, high school will plead guilty to their murders, his attorneys said Friday. The guilty plea would set up a penalty phase where Nikolas Cruz would be be fighting against the death penalty and hoping for life without parole.

Black studies curriculum in NYC schools

The New York City Department of Education is also overhauling its teaching of black history in city public schools for students K-12 in all 5 boroughs.