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Maggie Penman

Intern, The Takeaway

Maggie Penman appears in the following:

How Integrated Education Began at the University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. It’s a case that could bring an end to affirmative action, if the plaintiff, white student Abigail...

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University of Texas Students Weigh in on Affirmative Action

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Supreme Court is currently considering the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which centers on whether affirmative action should play a role in student admission. Th...

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Bangladeshi Man Accused of Plotting to Blow Up New York's Federal Reserve Bank

Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Bangladeshi man was accused yesterday of attempting to blow up New York's Federal Reserve Bank. Twenty-one-year-old Quazi Mohammad Ahsan Nafis has appeared in court and been charged...

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Negative Campaigns and Big Money: Election Season in the Ancient World

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Attack ads have become part and parcel of the modern political process, but it turns out negative campaigning has a much longer history, one that began centuries ago. Ellen Millender,...

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Can the Government Create Jobs?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

In Tuesday night’s presidential debate there was much discussion about job creation, but it was the comments of one of our independent voters in Ohio, Dan Starr, that really set a lot...

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The Rise of the Pumpkin-Flavored Seasonal Snack

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Last year more than 60 pumpkin-related dishes appeared on the menus of America’s top 250 chain restaurants. According to restraint industry analyst Dataessential, 2012 is on track t...

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Princeton's First Female President Shirley Tilghman Stepping Down

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

After 11 years in the job Shirley Tilghman, Princeton University’s first female president, will be stepping down at the end of the academic year. What does she consider her biggest ac...

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What Can We Learn from Psychopaths?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The next time you find yourself alone with a psychopath, Kevin Dutton says that rather than running for cover, maybe you should take notes. Dutton is the author of “The Wisdom of Psy...

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Growing Up in a War Zone

Monday, October 15, 2012

While war continues to ravage Syria, the world watches in horror. The question weighing most heavily on our collective conscience is simply this: What about the children?

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David Thomson on 'The Big Screen'

Friday, October 12, 2012

It’s Friday, when we talk about movies on the Takeaway. And today, rather than focus on a specific new release, we’re looking at the big picture. From silent films to youtube videos, ...

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to European Union

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union this morning for its success in turning a continent marked by war to one of peace. Even so, the award...

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The Global Struggle for Girls' Education

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Today is the first-ever U.N. International Day of the Girl, a day dedicated to raise awareness of the cause for educating girls and young women around the world. It's a day of hope ...

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What Falling Feels Like

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This week, extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner embarks on a 23-mile free fall, with the hope of breaking the sound barrier. What will he be facing? And what does falling feel like to the rest of us less-extreme athletes?

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Paul Ryan Budget Creates Friction in Congressional Race

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Criticisms over the Paul Ryan budget's steep cuts to Medicare have made it a talking point for Democrats in tough Senate and House races across the country. Takeaway Washington corres...

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Has Obama Narrowed Our Discussion of Race?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

  Hermene Hartman was an enthusiastic supporter of President Obama in 2008. Earlier this month we spoke with Ms. Hartman about how she thinks there has been "disappointment in Barack...

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Consider the Fork: A Food Writer's Cultural History

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Food writer and historian Bee Wilson, author of the new book: "Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat," explains how our relationship with food is emotional, primal, fami...

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NOVA Science Show Considers What Makes Us Human

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

David Pogue, technology columnist for The New York Times, talks about his new Nova Science Now series which explores a number of big scientific questions including: What makes us human?

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15-Year-Old Female Activist Shot by Taliban in Pakistan

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Malala Yousafzai lives in Pakistan and is known throughout her home country for the work she's done campaigning for girls' education. Yesterday she was shot in the neck.

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Two Giant Telecom Companies Banned from U.S. Market

Monday, October 08, 2012

Business as usual just got more difficult with China. The House Intelligence Committee will formally call for the ban of two giant Chinese telecommunications companies, Huawei and ZTE...

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Home of César Chávez Now a National Monument

Monday, October 08, 2012

Today the home of César Chávez will be a designated a "national monument" by President Obama. He's in California for obvious reasons, but his itinerary takes him to a place called La ...

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