As our medication of ADHD and Anxiety have changed, so has our culture. The long-term social effects are immense.
Two Years After Statewide Cuts, University of Iowa Victim Services Remains Strained
Although it has been two years since statewide cuts were put into effect, victim services are still trying to bounce back from the challenge that was presented to them.
Amidst Nationwide Reproductive Roll Backs, New York State Doubles Down on Roe v. Wade
While New York abortion-rights advocates may have made headway in the battle over Roe v. Wade with the passage of the Reproductive Health Act, the debate is far from over and will likely continue throughout the current administration and beyond.
Richmond schools improve from tax increase, restaurants pay the cost
The Richmond experiment has tested the community’s ability to maintain an environment favorable to education and business interests. If the policy becomes successful in the long-term, many other cities and municipalities may consider new mechanisms such as a sales tax to improve public schools.
One of a KIND: A conversation with Daniel Lubetzky
The Contemporary’s Editor-in-Chief, Benjamin Collinger, spoke with Mr. Lubetzky about incentivizing social entrepreneurship, how to maintain a company culture that constantly challenges assumptions, and a variety of other topics.
Michigan’s Marijuana Legalization Changes Little for Activist College Town
Legalization will not be a large change for students at the University of Michigan, where marijuana has been decriminalized off-campus in the city of Ann Arbor—only steps away from university property.
In Minnesota and Nationwide, Services for the Disabled Require Reform
Minnesota is one of many states with a serious need for reform in services for people with developmental disabilities.
Lessons in Mental Health Care Reform from a Student’s Experience
My own initial unwillingness to discuss my experiences with mental illness led to an intense feeling of isolation, as well as a deep misunderstanding of the resources available to me in a time of crisis. In order to educate the general public, reduce stigma, and even prevent tragedy, it is imperative that the voices of people with mental illness are heard.
Defining Conservatism Locally in a Contentious Landscape
Greene County showed strong support to President Donald Trump during the election—Trump received 10,849 votes from Greene County during the 2016 General Election, and Hillary Clinton received only 4,482, according to state data. Yet, the same county—and the entire congressional district it’s a part of—contains more registered Democrats than Republicans.
How the College Student Vote Will Impact a Minnesota Swing District
Democrats could potentially be close to flipping the house, and whether students support a Democratic or Republican House, their vote will matter immensely in the outcome.