Gender Segregation: LSE Breaks Law to Appease Islamic Society Students’ Union

By Chris Moos (London) / 03.21.2016 The LSE and their Students’ Union need to stop breaking equality legislation that is designed to protect students, and start listening to the Muslim women challenging gender segregation, argues Chris Moos. Students and staff at the London School of Economics (LSE) are accustomed to being in the limelight. Whether[…]

Super PACs and Trump’s Wife: How a Photo Dispute Highlights Weakness in Campaign Finance Rules

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz during a debate in March / (Joe Raedle, Getty Images) By Robert Faturechi / 03.31.2016 There’s no evidence to support Donald Trump’s claim that Ted Cruz played a role in a super PAC’s attack on his wife. But federal rules barring coordination between candidates and the super PACs that support[…]

Arkansas Teacher in Hot Water for Forcing Students to Watch ‘Passion of the Christ’ and Quiz on the Film

By Thamiel Rosenkreuz, 04/01/2016 An Arkansas teacher is in hot water after students complained that he forced them to watch Mel Gibson’s 2004 film, The Passion of the Christ, reports THV11. Exactly why he thought it was a good idea, however, remains a mystery. I am not a gore hound. I can’t stand a lot of graphic[…]

#ApologizeForWhat Hashtag in Support of Clinton is Backfiring on Social Media

\ AFP / Getty Images PAUL J. RICHARDS By Matthew A. McIntosh / 04.02.2016 Senator Sanders demanded an apology Friday from Secretary Clinton after she attacked an activist who pointed out her palms being greased by the fossil fuel industry and asked if she would commit to discontinuing her relationship. Clinton told the person that[…]

Gateway to Inclusion

Courtesy of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development St. Louis’ notorious Pruitt-Igoe housing project was demolished less than two decades after it was built. This week, the GSD hosts urban planners and others from St. Louis to discuss how such design failures marginalized African-Americans. St. Louis planners and activists talk to one another, ponder[…]

Can Low-Income Housing Be Energy Efficient and Affordable?

Photo of The Rose energy efficient apartments by Bill Klotz, reprinted with permission from Finance & Commerce Inc. By Sophia Schweitzer / 03.16.2016 In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the local housing commission is completing floor-by-floor renovations in the five-story Baker Commons public housing facility with the goal of reducing energy use at least 20 percent. In[…]