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Trans students benefit from gender-inclusive classrooms, research shows – and so do the other students and science itself

(THE CONVERSATION) Across the U.S., legislators are debating how and when sex and gender should be discussed in the classroom and beyond. Specifically, these bills are considering whether anything beyond male or female can be included in library books and lesson plans. These bills are part of a larger debate on how to define and reg ... (full story)

Fewer U.S. college students are studying a foreign language − and that spells trouble for national security

(THE CONVERSATION) When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite, on Oct. 4, 1957, it did more than spark fears about America's ability to compete technologically. It also raised concerns that the U.S. had a shortage of Russian speakers capable of monitoring Soviet scientific and military activities. ... (full story)

Colleges face gambling addiction among students as sports betting spreads

(THE CONVERSATION) Three out of four college students have gambled in the past year, whether legally or illegally, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling.
An estimated 2% to 3% of U.S. adults have a gambling problem. The portion of college students with a problem, however, is potentially twice that number – ... (full story)

From ancient Greece to Broadway, music has played a critical role in theater

(THE CONVERSATION) Though anxiety about the fate of live theater performances still lingers, Broadway is celebrating its third season since reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, with a lineup dominated once again by musicals.
The new season includes long-running hits like "Hamilton," revivals of classics like "Me ... (full story)

Jury convictions of Bannon and Navarro for refusing congressional subpoena may energize lawmakers' ability to hold powerful people accountable

(THE CONVERSATION) On Jan. 25, 2024, Peter Navarro is scheduled to be sentenced – perhaps to prison – after his swift conviction by a jury on contempt of Congress charges. He has joined Steve Bannon as the first defendants in decades to be held criminally liable by the U.S. Department of Justice for refusing to provide i ... (full story)