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Octavia E. Butler Mined Her Boundless Curiosity, Forging A New Vision For Humanity

A pioneering writer in a genre long dominated by white men, Octavia E. Butler’s work explored power structures, shifting definitions of humanity and alternative societies. In an interview, English language and literature professor Alyssa Collins explains how Butler’s boundless curiosity inspired the author’s work, and how Butler’s experiences as a Black woman drew her to “humans who must deal with the edges or ends of humanity.”

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5 Things About The Fed’s Biggest Interest Rate Increase Since 1994 And How It Affects You

The Federal Reserve lifted interest rates by 0.75 percentage point on June 15, 2022, the third hike this year and the largest since 1994. The move is aimed at countering the fastest pace of inflation in over 40 years. What does this all mean? Finance scholar Brian Blank explains what the Fed is trying to do, whether it can succeed and what it means for you.

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