Advocates for students with disabilities decry trick allegedly used in college-admissions scandal

Advocates for students with learning disabilities fear that the college-admissions scandal could end up making it harder for such students to get permission for the kinds of test-taking accommodations that level the playing field for them.
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New Research and Ideas, March 12, 2019

The plan has changed—now what? ... Social responsibility can mesh with profitability ... How documenting ER visits eats up a doctor’s time. [Author: Dina Gerdeman]
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Ignore This Advice at Your Own Peril

Refusing to act on advice from a respected colleague or mentor can backfire and damage your working relationship, a new study says. Hayley Blunden explains the career implications of seeking counsel from others. [Author: by Dina Gerdeman]
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The Consequences of Invention Secrecy: Evidence from the USPTO Patent Secrecy Program in World War I

Information plays a critical role in technological progress, yet many inventors opt for trade secrecy to protect their intellectual property. This paper studies the myriad repercussions of concealing new inventions through the lens of a systematic and sweeping invention secrecy policy implemented by the USPTO during World War II. [Author: by Daniel P. Gross]
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The Band Everyone Thought Was The Beatles: Revisit the Klaatu Conspiracy of 1976

In 1976, hundreds of diehard Beatles fans became convinced that the mysterious album 3:47 EST by the band Klaatu was actually a new release from The Beatles in disguise, after a DJ in Providence, Rhode Island played one of its songs on the radio. Shortly afterward, Steve Smith discovered the album at the newspaper he worked for, Rhode Island’s The Providence Journal, listened to it, and became immediately intrigued. The album contained no photographs, no identifying information at all, a...
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Newsela raises $50M to expand a content repository for K-12 learning that replaces traditional textbooks

As schools continue to look for new ways to cut costs while at the same time reboot their curriculum to better tap new innovations and improve understandings of how children learn, e-learning startups are attracting attention, both from educators and the VCs that fund them to fuel growth. In the latest development, Newsela — which has created a platform that packages together different third-party content like primary-source documents, news articles and more to help teachers and students learn a...
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Lynn Enright Destroys Myths About the Female Body

In her new book Vagina: A Re-Education, Lynn Enright (journalist and “accidental vagina specialist”) is debunking the myths, theories and lies that many women grew up believing. From gender bias in sex education to pain, pleasure, pregnancy and beyond, Enright explores the female body and the experience of living inside one—with many personal anecdotes. Enright spoke with Kelly Pigram about the book, which is fascinating …
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Man suspected of voyeurism in University District arrested by Seattle police

Complaints about a voyeur in the college neighborhood have been coming in since May.
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William Faulkner’s Review of Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952)

Images via Wikimedia Commons In the mid-20th century, the two big dogs in the American literary scene were William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Both were internationally revered, both were masters of the novel and the short story, and both won Nobel Prizes. Born in Mississippi, Faulkner wrote allegorical histories of the South in a style that is both elliptical and challenging. His works were marked by uses of stream-of-consciousness and shifting points of view. He also favored titanically lo...
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How to Tell if Your Kid Is Ready for Preschool

From the time my son was an infant until he was about 2-1/2, he was in daycare for 45 hours per week. He was chronically overstimulated, which was exacerbated by the fact that he couldn’t/wouldn’t nap at the daycare.Read more...
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US college admissions scandal: how did the scheme work and who was charged?

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 charged in scheme to get children into universities via bribery and cheatingThere are 50 people charged in the case, including actors Felicity Huffman, known for her role on the TV show Desperate Housewives and the feature film Transamerica, and Lori Loughlin, a cast member on the TV series Full House. Defendants in the case include parents and college athletics coaches. Continue reading...
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McMansion Hell tours the homes of the "meritocratic" one-percenters who allegedly bought their thickwitted kids' way into top universities in the college admissions scandal

Yesterday, federal authorities announced 50 indictments of college personnel, wealthy parents, and fixers who ran a multi-million-dollar bribery ring that ensured that the slow, plodding, undeserving fruit of wealthy grifters' loins could be admitted to the top universities in America. On the one hand, this isn't exactly a surprise: after all, our dimbulb of a president somehow attain admission to some of the nation's leading educational institutions, despite scoring such dismal grades that...
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Buckminster Fuller Rails Against the “Nonsense of Earning a Living”: Why Work Useless Jobs When Technology & Automation Can Let Us Live More Meaningful Lives

We are a haunted species: haunted by the specter of climate change, of economic collapse, and of automation making our lives redundant. When Marx used the specter metaphor in his manifesto, he was ironically invoking Gothic tropes. But Communism was not a boogeyman. It was a coming reality, for a time at least. Likewise, we face very real and substantial coming realities. But in far too many instances, they are also manufactured, under ideologies that insist there is no alternative. But let’s a...
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A scribe’s haunting view of emergency medicine

If you’re in the emergency department, it’s probably the worst day of your life. You’re scared, confused, anxious, sad, maybe emotionally numb. You were at home with your husband and witnessed him have a cardiac arrest. He was unresponsive, and he wasn’t breathing. You felt hopeless because you didn’t know how to help him, but […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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An Animated Introduction to the Famous Thought Experiment, the “Trolley Problem,” Narrated by Harry Shearer

You don't have to get too deep into the study of ethics before you run across the trolley problem. It comes up so readily that it hardly needs an introduction: a runaway train is on course to collide with and kill five people working on the tracks, but you can pull a lever that will switch it to another section of track on which stands only one person. Do you pull it? According to a purely utilitarian interpretation, you should, since one life lost surely beats five lives lost. But faced...
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UK military turns to universities to research psychological warfare

Cambridge among partners shortlisted for £70m MoD funding, documents showThe British military is recruiting philosophers, psychologists and theologians to research new methods of psychological warfare and behavioural manipulation, leaked documents show.Cambridge University was among the institutions shortlisted by officials in the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), as it sought a partner to spend almost £70m in funding for a project known as the human and soc...
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