Carolina Rodeghiero is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Universidade Católica de Pelotas (UCPel) in Brazil. Her research focuses on online social networks and education and trying to understand how to use online social media to learn. She’s a researcher for MIDIARS, which studies social network discourse analysis, and CoCTec, which focuses on computational thinking and social media learning. She joined the DML Research Hub at UC Irvine for four months in 2015, supporting postdoctoral researcher Crystle Martin on her research on Scratch communities.
Monday, July 18, 2016
In 2010, we Brazilians elected our first female president. Dilma Rousseff was re-elected in 2014. Today, she awaits her impeachment trial by the Senate as Vice President Michel Temer assumes her duties. Since Temer took over as interim president in mid-May, he has made unpopular decisions that are impacting the way people react to his new government. During his first days in office, Temer eliminated nine ministries, including the Ministry of Culture. He also put an end to the Union General Control, the institution responsible for overseeing and making transparent the government’s public accounts. And, he replaced all of Rousseff’s