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Trump's International Policies Could Have Lasting Effects On Higher Ed

Trump administration policies toward refugees and immigrants, as well as a recent racially-charged shooting in Kansas, have some international students thinking twice about enrolling in American colleges and universities.<p>Relatives of the Kansas shooting victims are urging other Indians to not send …

Higher Education

Eight things siblings of children with special needs struggle with

Having a sibling with special needs is a reality many children are born into, including my three typically developing children. Of all the things my children experience that I never did, their experience of growing up with a sister with significant disabilities is something I struggle to …

Parenting

Teachers' implicit bias against black students starts in preschool, study finds

Findings reveal subconscious racial bias of teachers, who directed attention more closely to black boys when ‘challenging behavior’ is expected<p>If anyone ever doubted that black children are not treated equally in the classroom, the research released this year surely proved them wrong. In June, …

Read this book if you want to know what China’s citizens really think about their government

In 2010 and 2014, political scientist Bruce Dickson collaborated with Chinese scholars to survey public perceptions of China’s ruling Communist Party. Researchers conducted face-to-face interviews with some 4,000 people in 50 cities across the country. The results may come as a surprise: The regime …

China

What Islamophobia Is Doing to American Children

As an Iranian-American comedian, Maz Jobrani focuses most of his material on how people misunderstand Middle Easterners in America. With Trump’s call to ban Muslims and increasing debate around ISIS, he’s had plenty of material to work with. Anti-Muslim sentiment has grown since 9/11. According to …

Islamophobia

In western China, authorities grapple with how to handle Ramadan

KASHGAR, China — It was the final Friday of Ramadan, an aching hour before dusk, and on the steps of Id Kah, the mosque that marks the heart of this ancient city, things were as they have always been — almost.<p>Uighur men poured from the mosque’s painted gate; pigeons shuffled in the square; a woman …

Religion

Regular Christians Are No Longer Welcome in American Culture

One of the most elaborate national celebrations of liberty leading up to Independence Day is the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ new annual “fortnight for …

Should Islam Have A Role In Politics?

As we ponder the crises and conflicts raging around the Muslim world, with their toxic mix of religion and politics and rising waves of a terrorism that looks to Islam for legitimisation, we cannot help asking: should Islam have any role in politics and public life? Can it come to play a …

There's a new wheelchair that lets people stand up and move around at the same time

A wheelchair prototype, made by doctors and engineers in the Minneapolis Veterans Administration, helps paraplegics stand up and move at the same time. The wheelchair is not yet commercially available, but the inventors — Gary Goldish, Andrew Hansen, and Eric Nickel — hope to bring it to the market …