Tired of feeling overlooked and disrespected by the campus community, University of California, Berkeley’s Black Student Union recently issued a list of 10 demands to administrators meant to improve the university’s racial acceptance and diversity. These included hiring more black administrators and creating an African-American resource center. But the most controversial request was that the campus building that “houses Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies and African-American Studies” be renamed in honor of black rights activist Assata Shakur,
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researchers looked at two versions of the gene variant, or “allele”
known as 5-HTTLPR, and found that people with the short version were
more likely to smile and laugh while looking at
cartoons and funny clips from the movie Strangers in Paradise.
They found that people with the short allele displayed a more genuine smile and laugh than people with the long allele.
previous research have found that people with the short variant were more
vulnerable to depression and anxiety, this study also shows that they
are more responsive to the emotional highs of life as well.
the short allele is not bad or risky,” said Dr. Claudia
Haase of Northwestern University, coauthor of the study. “Instead, the
short allele amplifies emotional reactions to both good and bad