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‘Progressive stacking’ leads to a wobbly form of equality

‘Progressive stacking’ leads to a wobbly form of equality

In the classic John Ford western Stagecoach, a group of travellers have to make a decision about whether to continue their journey through Apache territory. They decide to settle the issue with a vote, but with one important proviso: that the women have their say first. This kind of chivalry may seem outdated, but the idea […] … learn more→

Why do yοu need a lοt οf fοllowers in Instagram?

Why do yοu need a lοt οf fοllowers in Instagram?

Peοple create accοunts οn Instagram for different reasons. Someone is driven by curiosity, someone promotes their business, some communicate with friends and acquaintances. For many, it is important to have a large number οf fοllowers. What are the advantages? What can be useful Instagram? Instagram has becοme popular among peοple all over the world in […] … learn more→

The times are a changing

The times are a changing

I remember well my father listening to the horse races on a Saturday  afternoon. It was a bit of a mission to place a bet in those days. You had to go to a local betting shop (in New Zealand called the TAB which was short for Totalisator Agency Board) or to the track. The […] … learn more→

New ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam targeting Chinese students makes use of data shared online

New ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam targeting Chinese students makes use of data shared online

A warning about a “new” international scam targeting Chinese students in Australia was issued by the Australian Federal Police on May 14, 2018. In a typical scenario, students are contacted by someone pretending to be from the Chinese Embassy or Consulate telling them that they have been implicated in a serious crime in China or Taiwan, and […] … learn more→

Don’t expect professors to get fired when they say something you don’t like

Don’t expect professors to get fired when they say something you don’t like

A college professor lashes out on social media with a caustic political opinion. Online commentators explode with outrage and demand firings. Does the university stand behind the instructor and accept a reputational beating? It depends both on the law and the fortitude of campus administrators. Fresno State University’s Randa Jarrar is the latest to incite condemnation with […] … learn more→

Internet openness pits collaborative history against competitive future

Internet openness pits collaborative history against competitive future

The debate about how open the internet should be to free expression – and how much companies should be able to restrict, or charge for, communication speeds – boils down to a conflict between the internet’s collaborative beginnings and its present commercialized form. The internet originated in the late 1960s in the U.S. Department of Defense’s […] … learn more→

Students must lead the fight for fewer guns on US campuses

Students must lead the fight for fewer guns on US campuses

The United States Bill of Rights grants American citizens numerous freedoms such as those of association, religion and protest. US leaders have notably honoured and guarded James Madison’s prescriptions for this great experiment in democracy. Our courts and representatives have also systematically adjusted the scope of these freedoms to craft a safer and more equitable […] … learn more→

Cyberbullies are also victims – they need help too

Cyberbullies are also victims – they need help too

Cyberbullying is very different to traditional bullying. Relationships between victims and perpetrators do not need to be physically close, they don’t need to be in the same class or even in the same school, for example. It can easily be anonymous, which may lower inhibitions to behave in a mean or hurtful way. It doesn’t stop once someone […] … learn more→

Hiring a lawyer for a military case - your must-knows

Hiring a lawyer for a military case – your must-knows

Facing a court martial or undergoing thorough investigations can be extremely stressful, and the potential punishments you might be subjected to have probably put you under a lot of pressure. When you are being charged with serious accusations, which could affect your military and social status, seeking the best solutions at a rapid pace is […] … learn more→

4 key challenges facing America in the 21st Century

4 key challenges facing America in the 21st Century

Technological innovations permeate nearly every facet of society and are changing the shape of major institutions such as computing infrastructure, the criminal justice system, the economy and the educational system. For each major change, ethical and accountability questions come to the forefront of discussion among public advocates, legislators and citizens. All parties agree that newfound […] … learn more→