The National Research Council is pleased to present this video that explains how scientists have arrived at the current state of knowledge about recent climate change and its causes. This is part one of a seven-part series, available on the National Academies channel.
The article offers information on effectiveness of test optional policies for universities enrolling for standardized testing. Topics discussed include information on decline in underrepresented minority students enrollment; impact on impact student diversity from test optional policies; and underscore of college entrance exams like the Standard Assessment Tasks by minority students.
Hundreds of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. are in limbo, after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled last Friday against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program launched in 2012 by former President Barack Obama.
The author reflects on transnationalism and citizenship. She talks about her own transnational citizenship with Great Britain, New Zealand, and Sierra Leone and comments how her Sierra Leona passport was temporarily withdrawn in the early 1970s by the autocratic government and restored after the civil war in Sierra Leone. She mentions how nationality is not high on the list of answering someone how they identify themselves. She considers how transnationalism is changing in the 21st century.
David Ramsay, a South Carolina congressman and early theorist of US citizenship, believed that American citizens "transmitted" their citizenship to their children "by inheritance." Before long, judges and legislators had extended this potent principle of hereditary citizenship to include any white person born to US citizens abroad and to white people born to noncitizens on American soil. Baltimore was a center of these efforts by free African Americans to assert their inborn right to US citizenship, and Jones focuses her narrative on their story.