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I felt a disturbance in the force - Colleges Have Shed 10% Of Their Employees Since The Pandemic Began

This is a pretty big shift in higher education.Colleges Have Shed 10% Of Their Employees Since The Pandemic Began links to: Chronicle of Higher Education, Colleges Have Shed a Tenth of Their Employees Since the Pandemic Began which reports:September, the traditional start of the fall semester, saw the continuation of historic job losses at America’s colleges just as they sought some return to normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic.Preliminary estimates suggest that a net 152,000 fewer workers we...
Tags: America, Homeschooling, Instapundit, U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Henry Cate


Photos: San Fernando Valley seniors get special Thanksgiving meals

A meal being prepared for delivery. Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez partnered with Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), Valley Interfaith Council, and Redbird to provide warm Thanksgiving meals to seniors from the Alicia Broadous-Duncan Multipurpose Senior Center in Pacoima on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Tammy Reese Williams, Executive Nutrition Director with Valley Inter-Community Council (VIC) delivers a pumpki...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Los Angeles City, Rodriguez, San Fernando Valley, Pacoima, Christina Reed, Top Stories LADN, Dean Musgrove Los Angeles Daily News, Monica Rodriguez


Nikon Offers Free Online Photography Courses During the Holidays

A quick heads up. From November 23rd through December 31st, you can stream for free all classes offered by Nikon School Online. Normally priced at $15-$50 per course, this 10-course offering covers Fundamentals of Photography, Dynamic Landscape Photography, Macro Photography, Photographing Children and Pets, and more. Finding the courses on the Nikon site is not very intuitive. To access the courses, click here and then scroll down the page until you see a yellow button that says “Watch Full Ve...
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LAUSD hands out 1.5 million meals on eve of Thanksgiving

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner helps distribute meals to needy families at South Gate High School in South Gate on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. The district handed out 1.5 million meals in advance of the long holiday weekend, compared to a typical weekday which is between 300,000 to mid-400,000 range. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner discusses the enormous need for feeding families during this pandemic at South Gate High School in Sout...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Alexa, Bell, Los Angeles Unified, Jessica Hernandez, South Gate, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Brittany Murray Press, Brittany Murray Press Telegram


College students weigh the risk of returning home for Thanksgiving

LauriPatterson/Getty Images Many college campuses nationwide saw outbreaks of coronavirus when the university community returned for the school year in the fall and cases spiked in a matter of days of reopening. Now, students on and off these campuses are weighing the risks of being home for the upcoming US holiday.   College students told Business Insider their plans for the holiday as they try to keep themselves and their families safe.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, College, US, Trends, Austin, Williams, Npr, University of Florida, South Carolina, Business Insider, Jamestown, Porter, Grand Forks, Gary Kelly


In the face of uncertainty, choose hope over fear

Over and over again, I find myself repeating the same words to myself as I watch the sunset over the Sacramento River on my dreary commute back from my job in clinical research: hope over fear. It was with hope that 2020 began—a catalyst year in which we had the wind at our backs and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, Sacramento River, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


‘A game changer’: Humboldt State University ponders becoming third Cal Poly

Humboldt State University will conduct a self-study, at the request of the California State University system, examining whether it should become a polytechnic university. HSU announced Monday that it would conduct the study and would complete it by spring 2021. There is no guarantee the university will become a polytechnic and no timetable for when it might. “Designation and recognition of HSU as a polytechnic university would make your campus increasingly attractive to students from around Cal...
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10 Awesome Gift Ideas for Your Geeky Friends

Nerds unite.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Gives a Blistering Demonstration of His Guitar Technique

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZoX6Q0UK8A What made Stevie Ray Vaughan such a great guitarist? If you ask Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, a devoted student of the blues, it’s “his timing, his tone, his feel, his vibrato, his phrasing–everything. Some people are just born to play guitar, and Stevie was definitely one of them.” This may come as disappointing news to guitar players who want to sound like SRV but weren’t born with his genes. Hammett assures them it’s possible to approximate his ...
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The Only Black Friday Fashion & Beauty Deals List You Need for 2020 (129 Must-Shop Deals!)

The deals are SO GOOD this year!
Tags: Deals, Black Friday, Featured, Shopping, College


A Mysterious Monolith Appears in the Utah Desert, Channeling Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU0i9VvPmoY People do weird things in the desert. A spokesman for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources acknowledges that widely understood truth in a recent New York Times article about a mysterious monolith discovered in Red Rock Country. “A team that was counting bighorn sheep by helicopter spotted something odd and landed to take a closer look,” writes Alan Yuhas. “It was a three-sided metal monolith, about 10 to 12 feet tall, planted firmly in the g...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Utah, London, College, United States, New York Times, Stanley Kubrick, New Mexico, Cia, Seoul, Indiana Jones, Death Valley, Facebook Twitter, Utah Department of Public Safety


Tiger Global invests in India’s Unacademy at $2 billion valuation

Unacademy, an online learning platform in India, has added two more marquee investors to its cap table. The Bangalore-based startup, which focuses on K-12 online education, said on Wednesday it has raised new funds from Tiger Global Management and Dragoneer Investment Group. The funding round, which is between $75 million to $100 million in size (according to a person familiar with the matter; Unacademy has not disclosed the figure), valued the four-and-a-half-year-old startup at $2 billion, ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Education, India, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Goldman Sachs, Edtech, Tiger Global Management, Bangalore, Shashi Tharoor, Scott Shleifer, Gaurav Munjal


The Uncanny Children’s Book Illustrations of Sigmund’s Freud’s Niece, Tom Seidmann-Freud

In 1919, Sigmund Freud published “The ‘Uncanny,’” his rare attempt as a psychoanalyst “to investigate the subject of aesthetics.” The essay arrived in the midst of a modernist revolution Freud himself unwittingly inspired in the work of Surrealists like Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, and many others. He also had an influence on another artist of the period: his niece Martha-Gertrud Freud, who started going by the name “Tom” after the age of 15, and who became known as children’s book author and i...
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Kevin Allison (The State, RISK!) Discusses Confessional Comedy on Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #70

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_70_11-11-20.mp3 Kevin was in the infamous, NYU-based sketch comedy group The State which had a show for a season on MTV and seemed like it was going to get picked up by CBS, but no. After several years getting over this disappointment, Kevin discovered a new outlet for his energies: He delivers, curates, and coaches personal stories (bordering on too personal, thus the “risk”) for his stage show and pod...
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The Indian school where students pay for lessons with plastic waste

Villagers once burned the toxic waste as fuel, but a pioneering couple’s radical education model uses it much more creativelyEvery morning, students in Assam’s Pamohi village go to school clutching a bag of plastic waste, in exchange for which they will get their day’s lessons.Akshar School, founded by Mazin Mukhtar, 32, and his wife Parmita Sarma, 30, has turned its pupils into ecowarriors by waiving school fees and helping to stop local people burning used plastic. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Children, India, Environment, World news, Poverty, South and Central Asia, Global development, Plastics, Assam, Pamohi, Akshar School, Mazin Mukhtar, Parmita Sarma


See people as individual humans, not as a race

We need to ingrain values of equality in education, businesses, society broadly and religious groups to see people The post See people as individual humans, not as a race appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Education, Opinion, Religion, Wealth, Racism, Politicians, Stereotypes, Openaccess, Top Six


LA County takes first steps toward new youth justice department

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to take the first steps in transitioning to a rehabilitative, ‘care-first’ model of juvenile justice, a plan expected to ultimately move funding and responsibility out of the probation department and into a new Department of Youth Development by 2025. The move was based on a set of recommendations laid out in a report titled Youth Justice Reimagined, produced by the county’s Youth Justice Work Group....
Tags: Health, Crime, News, Education, California, Government, Research, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, City News Service, Mark Ridley Thomas, Sheila Kuehl



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