Blogs

What We’re Reading: May 26, 2016

Machine Bias (ProPublica) by Julia Angwin, Jeff Larson, Surya Mattu and Lauren Kirchner "Yet something odd happened when Borden and Prater were booked into jail: A...

When Is It Rational to Trust a Stranger?

This post originally appeared October 13, 2015. A father hands over the keys to his house to a stranger, his children fast asleep upstairs. Two...

Vote On Principle*

Donald Trump. Not a day goes by when I don’t hear that name. It is constantly on the news and it is what everybody...

Uninformed Public is Danger to Democracy

The economy continues to struggle, the educational system underperforms and tensions exist at just about every point on the international landscape. And there is...

What We’re Reading: May 12, 2016

Harvard to ban members of single-sex clubs from student leadership roles (Guardian) by Alan Yuhas "Harvard University will bar members of single-sex clubs, fraternities and sororities...

Freedom of Association and Right-to-Work Laws

This post originally appeared on October 20, 2015. In March 2015, Wisconsin became the 25th state to adopt “right-to-work” laws. Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico,...

What We’re Reading: May 5, 2016

When in drought: the California farmers who don’t water their crops (Guardian) by Charlotte Simmonds "Is it possible to grow healthy grapes without watering them? Actually,...

Indiana and Its Corn Fields

Corn and soybeans are profitable crops, as evident by their popularity. But have these crops sneakily done more to our lives than simply give us soy butter and popcorn?

Women’s Resilience and Post-Feminist Sexism

This post originally appeared November 10, 2015. In 1977, punk pioneer Poly Styrene used loud, screamed, overdriven vocals to revolt against the stereotype that “little...

This & That: Assisting Evolution

Interns Connor McAndrew and Amy Brown discuss the effects of assisting evolution in order to reverse negative environmental changes.