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After a Month of Protests, University of Cape Town Removes Major Monument

The 81-year-old statue memorialized a British colonizer of Africa, but for many also symbolized South Africa’s harsh history of oppression.

On Thursday evening, a controversial statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes was hoisted from its plinth at the University of Cape Town (UCT), sealing a round of protests against institutional racism that started with a bucket of human excrement exactly one month earlier, on March 9.

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Brain Drain: How Our Thirst for Academic Talent Hurts the Rest of the World

While a top international scholar is teaching in the States, who's educating college students back in that professor's homeland?

If you attended a top university in the United States you were probably taught by some of the best academic minds from around the globe. But while a top international scholar is teaching in the States, who's educating college students back in that professor's homeland? Thanks to brain drain to America, those students are often being taught by second-tier professors. Now some scholars are calling for us to share the academic wealth.

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