Colleges Face New Challenges Over Race for Admissions

Colleges Face New Challenges Over Race for Admissions

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web looks at a problem that Texas Tech University is facing regarding the use of race in admission decisions. Few issues are as hotly-debated in the world of higher education admissions as the role of student applicants’ race. Supporters of using a student’s race as a determining […]

Every Person, Counted

Every Person, Counted

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides information on the upcoming 2022 Census Report data gathering. The 2020 census is coming up. Excited? You should be. According to the Constitution, the federal government must count up how many people are living in the U.S. once every decade. That information is then used […]

Mueller Submits Long-Awaited Report

Mueller Submits Long-Awaited Report

Posted by on Apr 2, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines the completion of the Mueller Report. For nearly his entire presidency, Donald Trump has been under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller regarding his knowledge of Russian tampering in the 2016 presidential election. On Friday, March 22, 2019, Mueller finally completed his report. Two days […]

Students Strike for Change

Students Strike for Change

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines the recent student-led strike for climate change that occurred across the world. On March 15, tens of thousands of students across the globe walked out on their classes to stage demonstrations demanding governmental action on climate change. Here, Election Central takes a look at how […]

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

Brexit Update: Should Britain Stay or Should It Go?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web provides you with an update on the looming problem of the Brexit deadline at the end of this month. Almost three years ago, in a move that shocked the world, the British people voted to break from the rest of the European Union (EU). Nicknamed “Brexit,” […]

A New Battle in Church vs State

A New Battle in Church vs State

Posted by on Mar 15, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on a new Supreme Court case focused on the continuing question of freedom of religion and the Constitutional separation of church and state. You probably know that the First Amendment to the Constitution requires the separation of church and state. But what exactly […]

A New Election for North Carolina

A New Election for North Carolina

Posted by on Mar 7, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the ongoing delay in the November election results for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District. Nearly four months after November’s midterm elections, one race is still undecided: North Carolina’s 9thCongressional District. In December, btw brought you the story of this complicated race and the suspected […]

Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you about the challenges of mentally ill prisoners and the use of the death penalty. Among the most controversial issues in the United States today is the use of the death penalty. And that issue gets even murkier when one considers the role of […]

An Important FIRST STEP

An Important FIRST STEP

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the Trump administration’s FIRST STEP Act. The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. More than 2.1 million people are currently behind bars, a disproportionate number of them people of color. Moreover, many prisoners face inhuman conditions such […]

The Green New Deal

The Green New Deal

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Current Events | No Comments

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site updates you on the building debate over the Green New Deal legislative proposal. According to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, if world emissions continue at their current rate, the Earth will face a 1.5- to 2-degree Celsius warming between the […]