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Fat-shaming college professor barred from determining grad students’ admission

The University of New Mexico (UNM) psychology professor who was heavily criticized for posting an insulting message toward “obese PhD applicants” online has been censured by the college and forced to develop and attend a sensitivity training program, KOB-TV reported on Tuesday. The sanctions against Geoffrey Miller came just over…

Spyware claims emerge in spat over Chinese dissident at NYU

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng arrived in the United States in May last year he was given a fellowship at New York University, use of a Greenwich Village apartment, and a pile of gifts from supporters, including smartphones and an iPad. But at…

N.Y. residents cry foul over university growth plans

NEW YORK — Plans to expand the New York University campus in Greenwich Village are running into resistance from local residents, who say it would destroy a historic section of Manhattan. A local coalition that includes 50 area business owners is demanding that the university modify plans that would add…

Science at ‘the end of the beginning of the renaissance’ of psychedelic research

The big white pill was brought to her in an earthenware chalice. She’d already held hands with her two therapists and expressed her wishes for what it would help her do. She swallowed it, lay on the couch with her eyes covered, and waited. And then it came. “The world…

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