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In Diversifying Neighborhoods, How Do Attitudes Shift?

Changes to demographics, housing policies, lending practices, and real estate markets are increasing the sociocultural diversity of many neighborhoods. How will neighborhood residents react to the changes? ... More>


An Hour Makes a Difference


Talking About Social Class Boosts Grades of First-Generation College Students

A one-hour intervention focused on discussions of social class significantly narrowed the achievement gap between first-generation college students and students who had a least one parent with a college degree. ... More>


What’s a GPA? When College Campus Is a Strange Land

My grandfather entered the Pennsylvania coal mines as a child, and was out of work much of his adult life. Neither he nor my grandmother got much in the way […]... More>


Religious Infusion Predicts Intergroup Conflict Around the World

For many, religion is central to day-to-day existence, supporting faith and spirituality and providing friendship and a sense of community. But religion can also contribute to conflict. ... More>