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Deportation threats for some students come from within schools

(THE CONVERSATION) When Bilal, a recent immigrant from South Asia, started his sophomore year at a high school in a large southern U.S. city in 2014, it wasn't a welcoming experience.
Upon entering the school, Bilal had to go through a metal detector. Then a school police officer patted him down. Bilal did not understand why a s ... (full story)


Future of college will involve fewer professors

(THE CONVERSATION) At a large private university in Northern California, a business professor uses an avatar to lecture on a virtual stage.
Meanwhile, at a Southern university, graduate students in an artificial intelligence course discover that one of their nine teaching assistants is a virtual avatar, Jill Watson, also known a ... (full story)


Biden calls for a big expansion of offshore wind – here's how officials decide where the turbines may go

(THE CONVERSATION) The Biden administration has announced ambitious plans to scale up leasing for offshore wind energy projects along the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts. In an announcement released on Oct. 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Interior stated that it will "use the best available science as well as knowledge f ... (full story)


As a patriot and Black man, Colin Powell embodied the 'two-ness' of the African American experience

(THE CONVERSATION) Colin Powell knew where he fit in American history.
The former secretary of state – who died on Oct. 18, 2021, at 84 as a result of COVID-19 complications – was a pioneer: the first Black national security advisor in U.S. history, the first Black chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and also the f ... (full story)


A century after partition, Ireland's churches cooperating more closely than ever

(THE CONVERSATION) Leaders from Ireland's main Christian traditions will host a "Service of Reflection and Hope" in Armagh, Northern Ireland on Oct. 21, 2021, marking 100 years since "the partition of Ireland and the formation of Northern Ireland."
But the churches' service has become controversial, underscor ... (full story)