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Immigrants and inspectors in the registry room for legal inspections at Ellis Island.

Jewish Americans changed their names, but not at Ellis Island

Thousands of Jewish immigrants and their children changed their names in America – but not at Ellis Island. The reasons are complicated and part of the Jewish struggle with their identity in America.
Researchers are taking a close look at “college promise” programs to see if they actually help more students obtain a college education. Calvste / Shutterstock.com

Can college ‘promise’ programs deliver?

As more "college promise" programs are set up in the United States, researchers will be watching to see which ones do the best job at helping students realize their college dreams.
Films like Mean Girls often show the high school jungle, but they lack the gravitas of films such as Boyhood. Paramount Pictures

Where are the epic women’s coming of age screen stories?

The success of Wonder Woman has demonstrated an appetite for female leads in Hollywood films. So where are the movies that tell truth about young women's lives?
A mariachi band performs during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, in Monterrey, Mexico. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Before Trump, Mexicans really liked the US

Can the U.S. recover its once positive image among Mexicans? Trade, immigration and cultural ties stand to suffer.
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Heroes and American politics

The authors of a new book have data that show politicians and the media love talking about heroes, but ordinary people are much more reluctant. That difference could have political consequences.
Pregnant women in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia were faced with the double fear of dying from Ebola as well during childbirth. UNMEER/Flickr

Zika and Ebola had a much worse effect on women: we need more research to address this in future

We found that less than 1% of published research papers around the time of both outbreaks, that related to the outbreaks, actually explored their gendered impact.

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