Inside Higher Ed
Antiskimming Software – 07/15/15
This article profiles ForClass, a student engagement startup cofounded by Professor Gad Allon. The platform aims to stop students from skimming through reading assignments.
Rudeness is contagious – 07/12/15
This article cites Professor Nour Kteily’s research, which asked people to rank various groups with evolutionary stages. It found that lower evolutionary opinions correlated with prejudice and perceived threat.
Not here to cause trouble – 07/10/15
Increased immigration may have been associated with a barely statistically significant uptick in property crime, but there is essentially no correlation between immigrants and violent crime, according to Professor Jörg Spenkuch. In this Economist article, his research and other evidence handily undermine Donald Trump’s case that Latin American immigrants are prone to crime.
American Economic Association
Can democracy combat ethnic favoritism? – 07/06/15
This article discusses Professor Ameet Morjaria’s research mapping out how Kenyan government resources are being steered toward particular ethnic groups. The authors argue that Kenya is an especially good place to look for evidence of a link between democracy and ethnic favoritism because of its complicated post-colonial history.