How ‘cultural homelessness’ has forced questioned identities

Some multicultural ASU community members have questioned their identity due to others’ opinions, but have created their own space By Adriana Gonzalez-Chavez03/22/2021 “It’s hard enough finding out who you are without members of your own culture questioning your cultural identity.” When Diya Patel moved from the U.S. to India, she felt like an outsider in her family’s motherland. Patel, a freshman […]

How tweets can help us make sense of internal party politics

by Daniel Braby & Marius Sältzer, The LoopMarch 19, 2021 Identifying the individual positions of MPs inside the same political parties is a longstanding problem for political science. Daniel Braby and Marius Sältzer argue that applying automated content analysis to MPs’ Twitter timelines can provide a good estimate of sub-party positions Focus on politicians, not just parties In Europe, parties […]

PAC donations aren’t just about money, they’re about the time they buy

BY NICHOLAS OCCHIUTO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR FOR THE HILL— 03/10/21 The House of Representatives has passed a sweeping election, governing and ethics bill, known as H.R. 1. One of the key objectives of the comprehensive bill is to reduce the influence of corporate money in the political process. To do so, the “For the People Act of 2021” creates a small-donor public financing system to offset corporate political […]

‘The Opioid Epidemic and U.S. Culture’: New Book Sheds Light on Expressive Culture and Its Protests of Isolating Language Regarding Addiction

by Kristen Uppercue, 100 Days in AppalachiaFebruary 16, 2021 There’s often a disconnect between statistics on opioid use disorders and the real people the numbers represent. That disconnect tends to trickle its way down to the policymakers tasked with enacting change and providing opportunities to those living with a substance use disorder. At least, that’s what Travis Stimeling, associate professor […]

Many women feel ‘phantom kicks’ after pregnancy

15.10.2020from To report on this phenomenon for the first time, Brain Function CoE investigator Sharna Jamadar and colleagues surveyed almost 200 women in Australia. They asked the women if they had experienced any sensations of movement after their pregnancy. They also asked how long after pregnancy the phantom kicks occurred, and how they made the women feel. Almost 40% […]

Tom Marchetty’s “New View” for a Sustainable Space in Camden

by Brianna Baker – Green Philly, New Jersey Sustainability Reporting HubJanuary 7, 2020 Entrepreneur Tom Marchetty pours his passion for history, reuse, and innovation into sustainably made furniture. Now, as the finalist in a Camden public art competition, he eyes his next possible project. Tom Marchetty loves a good backstory. Whether he’s slabbing 300-year-old lumber or servicing old manufacturing machinery, […]

Can Canadian lit help us explain the Boushie tragedy?

by Kate Sutherland. Originally published on Policy OptionsOctober 3, 2018 When the verdict was handed down in the Gerald Stanley trial, it immediately seemed to me to be wrong on the law. I had trouble making sense of how anyone could apply the defences argued to the facts established and arrive at an acquittal in the death of 22-year-old Cree […]