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Harvard reverses course, ruling out the lab leak theory, A.E. Stallings’s poems, and more

Nation Weekly
January 20, 2023
Two weeks after the publication of our investigation into the Harvard Kennedy School, the university announced it will reverse course and offer a fellowship to Ken Roth, former head of Human Rights Watch. The about-face comes in the wake of public backlash from leading human rights and press freedom organizations, major media outlets, and university activists and alumni.

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EDITOR’S PICK
Harvard Reverses Course After a “Nation” Exposé
The Kennedy School has decided to extend an invitation to Ken Roth, the former head of Human Rights Watch, after a Nation cover story revealed that his fellowship was initially vetoed because of his criticisms of Israel.
The Editors
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Unredacted NIH E-mails Show Efforts to Rule Out a Lab Origin of Covid
In early 2020, top scientists told Anthony Fauci they were concerned that SARS-CoV-2 appeared potentially
Jimmy Tobias
A.E. Stallings and the Afterlives of Antiquity
In a career spanning collection This Afterlife, the poet opens up a dialogue about the history of form and the rich possibilities of the practice’s oldest modes of expression.
Ryan Ruby
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Don’t Blame Students for Using ChatGPT to Cheat
When college education is rendered transactional, a generation trained to use technological tools to solve problems is just doing what it’s told.
Jordan S. Carroll
Big Pharma Greed’s Knows No Bounds
A proposal by Moderna to hike Covid vaccine costs to as much as $130 a dose is “what corporate greed looks like.”
John Nichols
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Abortion Rights Battles return in the 2023 elections; plus wages at Walmart
On this week’s episode of Start Making Sense, John Nichols discusses politics and Rick Wartzman comments on America’s biggest employer.
Jon Wiener, Start Making Sense
George Santos and the Power of Lies
Moira Donegan joins The Time of Monsters to discuss the implications of a political system where a liar like Santos can flourish.
Jeet Heer

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