The stigma of racism: A look at how social stigma affects students’ performance

Sociology is an essential discipline for students and educators alike, but some students may be unaware of how they can better cope with prejudice, according to a new study.Sociology majors may find it challenging to meet new academic and personal goals and face new barriers to academic success, including social stigma, because of their race.Stigma Definition: Sociology studies the processes […]

Which is better: a city or a nation?

The Jerusalem University students who led the initiative to change the country’s status quo said they chose a city because it is where they grew up, because it has the same culture and because it feels safe.They want to change it.“I want to live here and live like a citizen of the country, not like a foreign guest,” said one […]

‘We’ve got to be smarter about our social media’: Social media’s role in shaping society

A social media network called SRS that connects people, shares their stories and offers advice is the most powerful tool in shaping our social lives.In fact, the network has been a powerful tool for the military, which is trying to better understand what is happening in the world.SRS uses the same tools as traditional news organizations, including news websites, to […]

Which states are experiencing the highest rates of violent crime?

NEW YORK — As more Americans return from the holidays and new presidential administrations take power, a new study shows the U.S. has more violent crimes than any other nation on earth.The analysis by The Sentencing Project and the Brennan Center for Justice shows the nation has the highest incarceration rate, the highest homicide rate and the highest murder rate […]

The future of Australian science is up in the air, but where is it going?

More than half of Australian universities and colleges are under threat of losing funding, with the Commonwealth government promising to slash funding for science and technology over the next three years.But there’s hope for some research in some of the most marginalised areas of the country.As we prepare to hit the holidays, we spoke to some of those on the […]