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Is American Higher Education Truly the Envy of the World?
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
A new study suggests U.S. colleges still have a lot of growing to do before they can be considered the best; the Texas judge who ruled on the teenage drunk driver’s “affluenza” has decided not to give him any jail time for the deadly crash; meanwhile, pedestrians may be evolving to survive in a car-plagued world. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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