The U.S. Department of Education is investigating claims that a student was denied entry to Princeton because he’s Asian American. We take a look at race and college admissions with San Francisco Chronicle columnist Jeff Yang. And speaking of admissions…when New York City created new guidelines for its public school gifted programs, the aim was to equalize access. One year later, the programs are actually less diverse. Did good intentions create bad policy? Also: the Cayman Islands, Swiss banks, and Bear Stearns, oh my!
Summer Streets Map Project!|
On Tuesday we discussed the DOT's plan to close six miles of Manhattan streets on three Saturdays in August. We also asked you to suggest other streets that could be closed to cars on the weekends. Here's a map that shows everyone's suggestions, from the Henry Hudson Parkway north of Harlem to Pelham Parkway in the Bronx. You can keep adding more suggestions on this comments thread!