In a computer lab at Harvey Mudd College in California, a small robot performs the graceful movements of tai chi, an ancient Chinese meditation exercise. Student Jane Wu writes instruction codes from a nearby computer, showing a visitor a simple form of robotics and artificial intelligence. Wu is a third-year student in mathematics and computer…

Young Republicans are more hopeful. Young Democrats … not so much. A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics (IOP) shows young Republicans are looking up about the future of America by a margin of 10-to-1. Young Democrats, on the other hand, are fearful. Independents are between hopeful…

While foreign languages are critical to U.S. diplomacy and national security, fewer U.S. college students are learning a second language, says a new report. Americans are failing to learn other languages, says the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) report, “State of Languages in the U.S.: A Statistical Portrait,” including college students. More employers seek…

Educating Americans in a language other than English is failing, according to a new report. “The United States has neglected languages in its educational curricula, its international strategies, and its domestic policies,” concludes the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. More than 230 million English speakers in the U.S. have failed to learn a second…

Whether you’re a foreigner or American, you’ve encountered some form of racial stereotyping or have witnessed it. You’ve either been a victim of it, or you’ve dished it. Racial stereotyping is a growing issue on college campuses in the U.S., as well as overseas. A key contributor is social platforms, like Yik Yak, and that campus…