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‘Fly Me to the Moon’: Scholar weighs in on our fascination with conspiracy theories

July 11, 2024

In a new rom-com, Scarlett Johansson plays a PR maven hired to film a fake version of the moon landing. Media scholar Rick Stevens gives his take on why conspiracy theories around the moon landing have such staying power.

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Remembering ֱ’s brave one from the Red Scare

July 9, 2024

Caught up in anti-communist hysteria following World War II, former student Dalton Trumbo today is recognized as a fierce proponent of free speech. ֱ’s Bronson Hilliard discusses why Trumbo’s legacy remains important today.

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How new Title IX rules could boost mental health for LGBTQ+ students

July 8, 2024

Beginning Aug. 1, LGBTQ+ students across the United States are poised to earn unprecedented federal protection from discrimination under a proposed overhaul of Title IX. ֱ Boulder Today got researcher Chelsea Kilimnik's take on how the new rules, and the fierce pushback against them, could impact students' mental health.

Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders

60 years after the Civil Rights Act, ‘the activism continues’

July 2, 2024

Sixty years later, the Civil Rights Act is still considered a landmark of U.S. legislation, but does it mean today what it did in 1964? ֱ Boulder scholar Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders reflects on what has and hasn’t changed in the decades since the act was signed into law.

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Women of color disproportionately targeted by book bans, study finds

July 2, 2024

The first comprehensive analysis of recent book bans in the U.S. reveals that characters and authors of color are more likely to be targeted by book bans than their white counterparts.

Brooke Neely

Balancing fraught history and modern collaboration in America’s ‘best idea’

June 28, 2024

America’s national parks have a fraught history, being created in part to dispossess Native peoples of their homelands, says Brooke Neely. Her new book explores pathways to uphold Native sovereignty at these sites.

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2 years after Roe v. Wade reversal: Impacts and what’s to come

June 20, 2024

Social demographer Amanda Stevenson offers her take on how the Dobbs decision has impacted people seeking abortion care and changed attitudes about sex and pregnancy.

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5 things to know about Juneteenth

June 17, 2024

Ashleigh Lawrence Sanders, a professor of African American history, shares insights on the significance of Juneteenth and how celebrations and observances have evolved since its recognition as a national holiday.

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Horsepower: Professor unveils a new history of horses

June 13, 2024

In his upcoming book, “Hoof Beats: How Horses Shaped Human History,” William Taylor writes that today’s world has been molded by humans’ relationship to horses.

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Making the case for ‘President Average Joe’

June 12, 2024

A ֱ Boulder doctoral student examined how an unconventional social media campaign worked in 2020 to make Joe Biden more appealing—or at least less unappealing—to progressive voters.