By Marisa Sloan Medill Reports Racial and ethnic diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) remains low, causing many academic leaders to seek guidance on how they can make their own labs more equitable and inclusive. A new paper, published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology last month, provides just that. […]
By Bennett Baker Medill Reports With brown paper bags full of donations covering every tabletop of The Giving Storeroom, shelves overflowing with cans and boxed food and two more large donations still on their way, coordinator Llyoandra Cooper knew it was time to spread the word. “I came in here as the bags were coming […]
By Catherine Henderson Medill Reports From the perspective of a civics classroom in Chicago, the 2020 presidential election changed the game. And students are paying particularly close attention to national politics. This election has forced teachers across the city to reframe their approach to civics education. Students are living in a polarized political climate in […]
Trump warns the Green New Deal will ‘take out the cows.’ Here’s the science showing why that’s a myth.
By Grace Rodgers and Carlyn Kranking Medill Reports At the first 2020 Presidential debate, President Donald Trump said that Green New Deal supporters “want to take out the cows” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Not only is this claim untrue, but eliminating cows, which notoriously produce the greenhouse gas methane, isn’t necessary to address climate […]