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By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat   The nation’s first and only freestanding College of Ethnic Studiesis struggling to pay its debts. The administration of San Francisco State University announced recently that the institution has been footing a $200,000 annual deficit for the college…

People stand in line waiting for the doors to open for the Nevada Republican presidential caucus at Western High School in Las Vegas, Nevada February 23, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker - RTX28AI6

By Ben Pryor The Conversation (Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. ) During President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he called for reforms to the voting process, saying, “We’ve got…

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By Natalie Gross Latino Ed Beat It wasn’t that long ago that tech entrepreneur Sahari Espinoza Salamanca thought she’d never be able to go to college. As an undocumented immigrant, financial-aid opportunities were limited, and despite her long list of academic…

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By Peter Kelley Futurity   A digital project is using data visualization to depict social movements in United States history, including the NAACP, the American Socialist Party, and the Industrial Workers of the World. For example, it’s one thing…

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By Sophia Dembling Saving Places   Adina De Zavala’s indignation over a 1912 San Antonio Express editorial explodes from every typewritten word: “The painful ignorance of the history of Texas, and of the Alamo, exhibited by the writers of…

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By Bert Gambini Futurity   When thinking about topics like political candidates or social policies, we tend to seek information that backs up our existing opinions and beliefs while avoiding contrary views. This is selective exposure, and internet technologies…

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