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  • Picks of the Week | Attitudes Towards Science, Ebola News Coverage, U.S. Air Campaign Against ISIS

    Attitudes Towards Science What Scientists Really Do | New York Review of Books Media “Echo Chambers” and Climate Change | Yale University A current article in the New York Review of Books addresses Americans’ attitudes towards science. On one hand, we say we tend to trust and value scientific findings, and on the other hand, we’re willing to throw out scientific perspectives if they clash with other priorities such as … Read More

  • The Valley Breeze | Officials: Program is bringing efficiency, savings

    Earlier this month, The Valley Breeze newspaper wrote an article about Pawtucket leaders crediting the Leadership Matters program to increased efficiency in the city: PAWTUCKET – Using new leadership tools and problem-solving skills, city leaders say they are achieving greater efficiency, smarter use of budgets, and improved relationships between departments. “Not all of Pawtucket’s bridge improvements are built of concrete and steel,” said Mayor Donald Grebien. “Building bridges between our … Read More

  • The WorldPost: “Islamic State’s Soothing System”

    Pell Center Adjunct Fellow Robert Whitcomb discusses Islamic militant group ISIS in his article published on Monday on The WorldPost, a partnership between The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance. The Islamic State being set up in parts of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) challenges the idea of the nation-state as we in the West know it. The mostly young men who are the ISIS shock troops want to help swiftly … Read More