There are now fifty million refugees displaced by war and conflict, the largest number since the end of World War II. NGOs have to focus on the politics of the issue as well as respond to the humanitarian needs involved.
Immigration to rural areas is correlated with economic growth, according to U.S. Census and other economic and population indicators. That’s no surprise to us, but it means immigrant rights advocates should be sure to focus attention on more than urban centers.
Increasingly, scholars in the humanities are applying digital technologies to cultural analysis. For example, generating a map of Victorian London’s “emotional geography” through a crowdsourced textual analysis of 1,402 novels.
The Texas state legislature is toying with a number of bills that aim to reduce the presence of undocumented immigrants in the state, particularly the notion that some “sanctuary cities” might actually be welcoming toward undocumented immigrants by treating them decently.
The Grand Bargain may have saved the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art and helped the city deal with the pension obstacle in emerging from bankruptcy, but Detroit’s problems are hardly over. Example no. 1: the Detroit Public Schools.
Andrew Cuomo, the state legislature, and billionaire hedge fund operators are pushing for more charter schools and other “education reforms” in New York State, but parents and teachers are mobilizing and protesting against the Cuomo education agenda.
Yesterday, America’s Star-Belly and Plain-Belly Sneetches, as well as the rest of us, celebrated the joyful creativity of Dr. Seuss on the 18th-annual Read Across America day, a movement created by the National Education Association.
With its engaging design and prose, the Social Change Manifesto, written by the Millennial Advisory Committee of the Andrew Goodman Foundation is a call to action on a tangle of interconnected social issues that must be taken up as a whole by civic leaders.
UMass issued a policy on February 6th that excluded Iranian nationals from a wide swath of science and engineering courses. Stakeholders objected and the university backed off, but what was behind all of this?