A woman does laundry at a tent city after the Feb. 6, 2023, earthquake in Turkey.
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When government responses to a natural disaster do not address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of women and girls, women tend to lose trust in the institutions.
Reps. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., center, and Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, right, take cover as protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress to certify the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Weaknesses in the law governing how elections are run and votes counted in Congress led to the Jan. 6 insurrection. An election law scholar analyzes legislation just passed to fix those problems.
Local residents wait in line to receive their ballots before casting their vote, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in West Des Moines, Iowa.
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What’s it like for an election law scholar to work at a polling place on Election Day? A law school professor sees how election laws work – or keep election workers guessing – at the ground level.
Former Vice President Mike Pence is seen presiding over the counting of the votes on Jan. 6, 2021, during a hearing of the House January 6 committee in Washington, D.C., on June 16, 2022.
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The attempt by Donald Trump’s supporters to reverse the 2020 presidential election results shows the need to update the nation’s landmark law for counting presidential votes.
At colleges with a majority-Black student population, Black and white students graduate at the same rate.
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Students of color graduate at higher rates when they go to colleges where there are larger portions of the student body and faculty who are also of color.
In this 1998 photograph, former Iowa teacher Jane Elliott, center, speaks with two Augsburg University students about the problems of racism.
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Jane Elliott wanted her white students to experience what it was like for Black students. But instead of teaching about the root causes of racism, she engaged in cruelty and shame.
Vice President Mike Pence reads the final electoral vote counts declaring Joe Biden the next U.S. president during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 7, 2021.
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Concerned about problems in counting Electoral College votes that determine the next president, lawmakers are considering changes to the Electoral Count Act. What is the act, and what’s wrong with it?
People concerned with voting rights gathered to commemorate the first anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
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Voting rights are the subject of intense conflict between Democrats and Republicans. Does the degree of political outrage match the threat to voting rights?
Apple reportedly has policies designed to encourage consumers to touch its products.
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New research shows people experience the ‘endowment effect’ of valuing an object more when they can touch it, even in virtual settings.
For Paul McCartney, songwriting involved a convergence of memory, experience and happenstance.
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The ‘Eureka!’ moment is a myth – an altogether naïve and fanciful account of innovation.
Britney Spears was forced to continue wearing an IUD under her conservatorship.
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The legacy of eugenics is still active in the U.S. Paternalistic attitudes and policies on the reproductive agency of disabled people is one way it manifests.
Activists at a voting rights rally near the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 3, 2021.
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Not all new laws labeled “voter suppression laws” are, in fact, voter suppression laws. An election law expert takes a closer look.
Will new election laws being proposed and passed in states limit people’s opportunity to vote?
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Are the election law changes proposed in statehouses across the country really as bad as some say? An election law scholar cuts through the yelling to take a sober look at the new voting landscape.
Different African countries must come up with home grown solutions to curb misinformation or disinformation.
May 25, 2021
Chikezie E. Uzuegbunam, University of Cape Town; Dani Madrid-Morales, University of Houston; Dr. Emeka Umejei, University of Ghana; Etse Sikanku, Ghana Institute of Journalism; Gregory Gondwe, University of Colorado Boulder; Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town; Khulekani Ndlovu, University of Cape Town, and Melissa Tully, University of Iowa
Users do spend some time thinking about whether information is true; the decision to share it (even if it’s fake news) depends on the topic and the type of message.
Only about one in five principals and teachers in U.S. public schools are educators of color.
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The more that educators of color feel the need to tiptoe around issue of racism in schools, the less likely they seem to stay in the job, new research shows.
Voting is well underway in many states. Here, an early voting station in Lincoln, R.I., Oct. 13, 2020.
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Experts explain five big threats to this year’s election, from Russian interference to voter intimidation at the polls – plus some tips to make sure every vote is counted.
Vote count machines are just one target of hackers looking to disrupt US elections.
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Russian agents reportedly placed malware in U.S. voter registration systems in 2016 and are actively interfering in the 2020 election. Here’s the state of election cybersecurity.
A researcher in a spacesuit on “Mars” outside the Mars Society Desert Research Station in Utah.
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Understanding isolation’s effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have ‘the right stuff,’ will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
Terry Wahls avant et après avoir changé son régime alimentaire.
Un médecin atteinte de sclérose en plaques qui a connu un ralentissement de son déclin en changeant son alimentation cherche maintenant à comprendre comment c’est arrivé.
There’s a growing awareness that Cambridge Analytica harnessed social media and personal data to influence elections.
What role do foreign actors play in African elections? Cambridge Analytica’s case sheds some light.