Hello and happy Friday! This week we’ve got social science research on first-generation students and the crisis in higher education, new research on how anti-immigrant groups exaggerate immigration projections, and sociological perspectives on the civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia.

There’s Research on That!:

Push for Completion May Harm First-Generation Students,” by Jean Marie DeOrnellas. In response to University of Wisconsin-Superior’s recent decision to cut academic programs, we rounded up research to discuss how these decisions may affect first-generation students.


Exaggerating Immigration on the Internet,” by Lucas Lynch. New research in Social Problems investigates how anti-immigrant groups manipulate immigration projections in the United States.


How Do We Talk about Sexual Violence?” by Allison NoblesVox talks to Heather Hlavka about the language we use to describe and define sexual violence.

From Our Partners:

Sociological Images:

Pod Panic & Social Problems,” by Evan Stewart.


Virginia is for Lovers,” by Gretchen Livingston, Peter Wallenstein, Angela Gonzales, and Christopher Bonastia.

Council on Contemporary Families:

Millennials, Gender, and a More Open Society,” by Barbara J. Risman.

And a Few from the Community Pages:

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