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The Washington Post: Several well-known private schools in the D.C. area are scrapping Advanced Placement classes
Douglas L.  Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs, dean of admissions and financial aid, is quoted. SF Gate and The Seattle Times also published this story.
 
Fox News: Dogs versus cats: Scientists reveal which one is smarter
The research of Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, suggests that dogs are smarter than cats due to high brain density. Related stories have also been published by Teen Vogue, New York Post, US Magazine, MSN, Inquisitr and CBS Philly.

The Tennessean: Tennessee’s takeover of low performing schools isn’t working, study finds. Officials say changes underway.
Gary Henry, professor of public policy and education, is quoted. Chalkbeat published a related piece.

The Conversation: A way around opioids: Target the type of pain for better pain relief
David Edwards, assistant professor of anesthesiology, writes about targeted approaches to pain relief. WTOP republished this piece.

International Business Times: Forced migration from Central America: 5 essential reads
Immigration experts explain that many Central American migrants are not traveling by choice. Originally published by The Conversation, Jonathan Hiskey, associate professor of political science, is quoted. WTOP also published this piece.

Phys.org: Political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate
Urban water conservation policies are reflecting the nation’s political polarization, according to a recent report. Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.

Daily News Journal: How Tennessee colleges, pro leagues are reacting to more widespread legalized sports betting
David Williams, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, is quoted.

Wall Street Journal: As Nashville rapidly expands, residents worry the metropolis is growing too fast
James Fraser
, associate professor of human and organizational development, is quoted regarding the affordable housing issue in Nashville.

ABA: Some bankruptcy judges look for ‘wiggle room’ in student debt cases; law clerks prove instructive
Terry Maroney, professor of law, is quoted.

Nashville Post: Foundation work prepped for VU residential tower
Work continues on a major project on the Vanderbilt campus at the intersection of 25th and West End avenues.

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