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Who pays and who benefits from a massive expansion of solar power?

Electricity generation produces a quarter of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change. The electric grid also is highly vulnerable to climate change effects, such as more frequent and severe droughts, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. For both of these reasons, the power sector is central to the Biden administration’s climate policy. President …

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Why some college sports are often out of reach for students from low-income families

When it comes to landing a spot on a college sports team, a student’s chances are profoundly affected by their parents’ wealth and education. Even college sports recruitment favors white suburban athletes. Those two findings come from our collective research as sport sociology and education scholars. As former college athletes, we have lived and studied …

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Colleges must choose whether to let athletes wear school gear for paid promotions

Just days after the NCAA changed it rules in June 2021 to let college athletes seek endorsement deals, a college quarterback in the South announced a sponsorship deal with a beverage company. About the same time, another college football player, a wide receiver in the South, signed an endorsement deal with a national retailer. In …

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How civil rights activist Howard Fuller became a devout champion of school choice

As a longtime civil rights activist and education reformer, Howard Fuller has seen his support for school choice spark both controversy and confusion. That’s because it aligns him with polarizing Republican figures that include Donald Trump and Trump’s former secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. But unlike those figures, Fuller’s support for school choice is not …

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How Obama’s backing for NBA Africa venture could boost basketball on the continent

Former US president Barack Obama’s decision to invest in the National Basketball Association’s Africa venture reflects a lot about his past – his basketball playing youth and his African roots. It also signals that his future ambitions stretch beyond US borders. NBA Africa was launched in 2021 as a collaboration between the National Basketball Association …

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Governor Hochul Announces Partnership with “New York Fashion Week: The Shows” to Support the Revitalization of Creative Industries in New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced a partnership with “New York Fashion Week: The Shows” to encourage growth in the creative industry sector of New York. The State is partnering with IMG – the producer of New York Fashion Week’s central event, “NYFW: The Shows” – to provide complementary access to iconic show venues for New York …

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Michael K Williams and The Wire: how the show redefined television watching

This article contains spoilers for The Wire. Emmy-nominated actor Michael K Williams has died aged 54, reportedly of a suspected drug overdose. Early last year the actor mused on instagram “How will I be remembered and what will be my legacy?” Undoubtedly the actor will be remembered for his breakthrough role as The Wire’s Omar …

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As U.S. football season kicks off, climate change threatens the game

For many in the United States, the first sign of fall is the start of football season. College students are back on campus and broadcasting networks are gearing up for the usual Thursday-to-Monday coverage. But the impacts of climate change have undeniably worsened in recent years, converging in a cluster of disasters each summer and …

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