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If you attended a U.S. college in the late 1960s, your parents might have worried about protests and other campus goings-on, but at least they were less likely to go broke paying your tuition bills.
How big a bite does sending the kids to college take out of a typical family’s income today compared to a generation ago? About twice as big. Since 1969, the average cost of college has almost doubled compared with the median family income. That cost includes tuition, fees, and room and board for full-time students at degree-granting institutions—for both public and private colleges and universities.
Back then, the average cost came to $9,502 after adjusting for inflation, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. By 2012, the average was $19,339. With a typical family earning $51,017—the U.S. median income—college tuition for just one child will absorb almost 40 percent of their income. That surpasses housing as the single biggest household expense.
It’s a Plane. It’s a Yacht. No, It’s Your Tuition Bill

newsweek:

If you attended a U.S. college in the late 1960s, your parents might have worried about protests and other campus goings-on, but at least they were less likely to go broke paying your tuition bills.

How big a bite does sending the kids to college take out of a typical family’s income today compared to a generation ago? About twice as big. Since 1969, the average cost of college has almost doubled compared with the median family income. That cost includes tuition, fees, and room and board for full-time students at degree-granting institutions—for both public and private colleges and universities.

Back then, the average cost came to $9,502 after adjusting for inflation, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. By 2012, the average was $19,339. With a typical family earning $51,017—the U.S. median income—college tuition for just one child will absorb almost 40 percent of their income. That surpasses housing as the single biggest household expense.

It’s a Plane. It’s a Yacht. No, It’s Your Tuition Bill

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Newsweek’s staff is comprised of 43.3% female reporters, writers and editors as of today. 

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One Group Had A Hypothesis About Sexism. They Made A Bunch Of Pies To Prove It.

Every year, a group of volunteers does an old-fashioned tally: How many of the stories, articles, and reviews in major literary publications are by or about women authors? They turned their tick marks into pie charts, and the VIDA Count was born. The gender imbalance it reveals is so dramatic, there should probably be an episode of “Law & Order” about it. Here are just a few of the ickiest “pies.”

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Forced sterilization nurse: ‘I can see now that it was so wrong’ | Al Jazeera America
Thousands of people were forcibly sterilized after Virginia’s Eugenical Sterilization Act was passed in 1924. Three years later, the Supreme Court found the law legal and it stayed on the books until 1979. More than 7,000 people were sterilized under the law; more than 65,000 forced sterilizations were performed nationwide.

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Forced sterilization nurse: ‘I can see now that it was so wrong’ | Al Jazeera America

Thousands of people were forcibly sterilized after Virginia’s Eugenical Sterilization Act was passed in 1924. Three years later, the Supreme Court found the law legal and it stayed on the books until 1979. More than 7,000 people were sterilized under the law; more than 65,000 forced sterilizations were performed nationwide.

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Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University has organized Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu’s first survey in the United States. The exhibition Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey runs from March 21st to July 21st 2013. Just one of the new highlights include Mutu’s first-ever animated video, created in collaboration with Santigold, commissioned by the Nasher Museum.

Mutu’s work is internationally renowned for exploring sensitive issues like race, colourism, the eroticization of the black female body, colonialism, gender, war, consumerism and globalization. She creates ” mysterious figures pieced together with human, animal, machine and monster parts.

Other features Ciné Kenya has done about Wangechi Mutu’s work include an intimate interview at her home here, her collaboration with other prolific artists here, and her incredible work as the artistic director for a Pegasus Warning music video here.

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Beautiful dress #DonnaKaran

Beautiful dress #DonnaKaran

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This is too cute:

no one born racist لا أحد يولد عُنصري

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