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USC Just Named a New President. Here’s What She Said About the Admissions Scandal

"I am not afraid about taking on challenges," Carol Folt said.
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Harvard ‘Shamelessly’ Profiting Off 1850s Photos of 2 Slaves, Says Woman Who Claims to Be Their Descendent

(BOSTON) — Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict…
Tags: News, Education, Boston, Uncategorized, Harvard University, Ivy League, Norwich Connecticut, Onetime, Harvard ` Shamelessly, Tamara Lanier

Temple University Mumps Outbreak Swells to 74 Cases

City Department of Health's James Garrow said there are 15 confirmed cases
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Cambridge University rescinds Jordan Peterson invitation

Offer of visiting fellowship to controversial professor resulted in backlash from faculty and studentsCambridge University has rescinded its offer of a visiting fellowship to Jordan Peterson, the self-styled “professor against political correctness”, after a backlash from faculty and students.Peterson, a psychology professor from Toronto who has courted controversy for his views on transgender rights, gender and race, announced on Monday via his YouTube channel that he was joining Cambridge for ...
Tags: Students, Education, Youtube, Toronto, World news, Canada, Higher Education, Cambridge, Student politics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Peterson, Jordan Peterson, studentsCambridge University

Driver in Italy accused of setting fire to school bus carrying 51 children

Bus driver arrested in Milan after allegedly shouting: ‘Nobody gets off here alive’The driver of a school bus has been arrested in Milan after allegedly setting the vehicle on fire with 51 children onboard.One of the children called the police after the driver stopped the bus on a highway in the outskirts of the city, Italian media reported. Continue reading...
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Driver arrested in Milan after allegedly setting school bus on fire

Bus driver allegedly set vehicle alight with 51 children on it and said: ‘Nobody gets off here alive’The driver of a school bus was arrested in Milan on Wednesday after allegedly setting the vehicle on fire with 51 children on board.One of the children called the police after the driver stopped the bus on a highway in the outskirts of the city, Italian media reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Milan, Education, World news, Italy, Schools

I'm Maya Ajmera, Publisher of 'Science News,' and This Is How I Work

The 98-year-old Society for Science & the Public publishes the nonprofit science magazine and site Science News, and runs several STEM competitions for students. Its current president and CEO is Maya Ajmera, who previously founded the grant-making nonprofit Global Fund for Children. We talked to her about her work at…Read more...
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Is it Worth Doing an MBA Foundation course: The Answers You Need and More

If you’re planning on getting into an MBA program, you’ve probably asked yourself is it worth doing an MBA foundation course? Planning out your educational path can be stressful as these are the decisions that will affect the rest of your life. Don’t let this stress put you out though. The critical thing to do is to get the right information before making any decisions. Deciding whether or not to take this course is a matter of how prepared you want to be. If you want to have a solid basis ...
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This Reseda teacher just won’t let students fail

Brenda Young pretty much rocks. That was the gist of it on Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District teacher they call “Ms. Y” was chosen as a national LifeChanger of the Year winner during a surprise assembly at John R. Wooden High School in Reseda. But in a way, it was no surprise that this particular award was given to this particular teacher. She’s known for motivating and inspiring her students, with a goal of reaching their full potential. “You will not fail on my time,” is her m...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, John Wooden, Los Angeles Unified School District, Reseda, National Life Group, Top Stories LADN, Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Star News SCNG, Reseda School, Brenda Young

The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1

Electric vehicle chargers, heads-up displays for soldiers, and the Costco of weed were some of our favorites from presitigious startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 1. If you want to take the pulse of Silicon Valley, YC is the place to be. But with over 200 startups presenting across 2 stages and 2 days, it’s tough to keep track. You can check out our write-ups of all 85 startups that launched on Demo Day 1 here, and come back later for our full index and picks from Day 2. B...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Apps, Y Combinator, Accelerator, Hardware, Enterprise, Education, Microsoft, Developer, Navy, US, Tech, Air Force, EVs

LAUSD parcel tax measure gets backing from L.A. City Council

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council went on record Tuesday in support of a parcel tax measure on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The City Council’s resolution is non-binding and simply expresses support of the ballot measure, which the Los Angeles Unified School District board last month agreed to put before voters. Several school board members and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner spoke to the council before the 13-0 vote in sup...
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#3quotes from Papert

Image from Wikimedia Commons MIT professor Seymour Papert wanted to turn education on its head.He was disillusioned with the idea that we should 'instruct' children and that they would learn solely from content delivery. He was particularly critical of the use of computers as 'replacements' for teachers. There's a clear indication of those sentiments in this quote from his seminal work from 1980, Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas: “In many schools today, the phrase 'com...
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Blizzard of Blizzards workshop

This past weekend, a bunch of souls braved a blizzard – not weather-wise, but learning-wise. I held my first Blizzard of Blizzards workshop at Studio Place Arts, where folks completed five structures invented by the fabulous Hedi Kyle. Just look at the serious faces on these folks: Hedi invented her famous folded Blizzard Book structure during a snowstorm. By making modifications to the folded components, you can create other structures – Hedi affectionately refers the collection as the Blizzar...
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Washington principals face a growing teacher shortage. How are they filling classroom vacancies?

State lawmakers have advanced legislation to both address the overall shortage and remove barriers that prevent aspiring teachers of color from entering the profession.
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Helping Latino students learn to code

Growing up in Costa Rica, I was always passionate about creating things and solving puzzles. That’s what drove me to computer science. I saw it as an opportunity to explore my interests and open doors to new possibilities. It's that love and passion that eventually helped me get to Google, and to the United States, where I now live.Computer science requires students to learn how to think in a totally new way. Getting into that mindset can be really hard for anyone, but it can be even tougher if ...
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School climate strikes: 1.4 million people took part, say campaigners

Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, says action proved ‘no one is too small to make a difference’More than 1.4 million young people around the world took part in school strikes for climate action, according to environmental campaigners.Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish student whose solo protest last August prompted the global movement, said: “We proved that it does matter what you do and that no one is too small to make a difference.” Continue reading...
Tags: Protest, Education, Climate Change, Environment, Society, World news, Schools, Young People, Environmental Activism, Greta Thunberg

Erasmus scheme in chaos as UK students left in limbo

The 17,000 students about to do a year abroad face huge uncertainty over funding and accommodationFor Alice Watkins, a Manchester University student, a year in Paris, then Madrid, as part of her degree was a dream. Now, with the turmoil of Brexit, she is preparing to arrive in France this summer with nowhere to live and no idea whether the money will still be there to support her.“It’s horrible not knowing,” Watkins says. “We’ve been told to take at least £1,200 of our own cash to cover us for t...
Tags: UK, Students, Education, France, European Union, Higher Education, Paris, Universities, Languages, Madrid, Cardiff University, International Students, Brexit, Newcastle University, Erasmus, Watkins

Online learning platform Udemy to set up shop in India

Udemy, the online learning platform, is to get a local presence in India with an employee hub in Gurugram, according to a report in the Economic Times. According to chief executive Gregg Coccari, Udemy’s rapid growth in India is a testimony to the level of demand from students, instructors, and... ...
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"Even just showing a smidgen of frustration or irritation was considered weak and childlike...."

"For instance, one time someone knocked a boiling pot of tea across the igloo, damaging the ice floor. No one changed their expression. 'Too bad,' the offender said calmly and went to refill the teapot. In another instance, a fishing line — which had taken days to braid — immediately broke on the first use. No one flinched in anger. 'Sew it together,' someone said quietly.... Traditional Inuit parenting is incredibly nurturing and tender.... The culture views scolding — or even speaking to child...
Tags: Psychology, Education, Children, Law, Native Americans, Inuit, Ann Althouse

What's wrong with blaming "information" for political chaos

David Perell's 13,000 word essay, "What the Hell is Going On?" presents a reassuring -- and contrarian -- view on how our current dysfunction in politics, media, and business has come to pass, drawing on orthodox economic theories about "information asymmetry" in a way that makes the whole thing seem like a kind of adjustment period between a middling old world and a fine new one. I think Perell is wrong. His theory omits the most salient, obvious explanation for what's going on (the creati...
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The Role of the Student Engineer in Medicine and Innovation

The last 50 years have seen many great technical advances in medical treatments, ranging from drug delivery and imaging to skin grafts and prosthetics. These advances—both large and small—have drawn on many fields and have transformed patient care.When examining the current state of clinical technology, the focus is naturally on the technology and its outcomes, rather than the process that led to that breakthrough. It is a popular notion that such advances are the result of “eureka moments” by i...
Tags: Startups, Education, Trends, Engineering, Healthcare, Innovation, Wisconsin, Cisco Systems, Warf, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Biomedical Engineering, Morgridge Institute for Research, Boston Xcon, Boulder/Denver Xcon, Detroit Xcon

Meet Louise Kern, the Expert on Uncovering the Truth on Global Companies

Managing director of GloBIS, Louise Kern, helps businesses make the right choice in international expansion.  We refer to her as the “truth whisperer” on global companies. In the following interview, Kern, who presented a fabulous wegginar® for us on avoiding scams, shares tips on how to avoid getting burned on a business deal, how to recognize a legitimate business opportunity when it lands in your inbox, and what steps a business owner should take to button things down safely to ensure saving ...
Tags: Featured, Education, Safety, Sales, Fbi, Women In Business, International Business, Risks, Kern, Laurel Delaney, Women-owned Businesses, Women Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs GROW Global, Global Women Entrepreneurs, Women Business Owners, Global Transactions

Take a common houseplant, add a little rabbit DNA and voilà! You get a super air purifier

By modifying a common houseplant, a semiretired researcher at the University of Washington says he has developed a natural air filter that will clear homes of airborne toxins. “I think it’s going to be big,” he says.
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The difference between learning medicine and doing medicine

Back when I was a third-year medical student, I would sometimes bike to the hospital campus early enough to catch the groundskeepers cleaning the promenade in front of the medical school before the foot traffic arrived. Discovery Walk, as it’s called, is a beautiful promenade with stone murals commemorating the significant discoveries made at Stanford. […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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'It was our catwalk': the children who gave their town a fashion makeover

How one Welsh town became the backdrop for a remarkable fashion shoot. Words by Paula Cocozza. Photographs by Clémentine Schneidermann and Charlotte JamesAfter their costume workshop at the Gellideg youth centre in Merthyr Tydfil, south Wales, some of the girls who had taken part braved the wind and the rain to parade the streets in their finery. It was soon after Halloween, November 2016. They were dressed in black, in extravagant hats, faces pale as the moon. Ice-cold curls, frozen by gel and ...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Education, Children, Wales, Life and style, Society, Art and design, Charlotte James, Bristol Continue, Paula Cocozza, Fashion and textiles, Clémentine Schneidermann, Charlotte JamesAfter, Schneidermann James, Martin Parr Foundation

China's primary school students to learn how to avoid stock market pitfalls

Ministry of education will work with country’s securities regulator to ‘increase financial literacy’ among China’s youthChinese primary school textbooks may soon include definitions for terms like “price-to-earnings ratio” or “buy and hold” as the country embarks on a campaign to improve investor awareness.China’s ministry of education and the country’s securities regulator said they would be working together to “increase financial literacy” among China’s youth, according to state news agency Xi...
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Teaching medical professionalism through literature

A excerpt from From Reading to Healing: Teaching Medical Professionalism through Literature (Literature and Medicine). There are several traditional ways to teach about professionalism. Some training programs have didactic lectures on this issue. These typically focus on principle-based ethics and “rules” about professionalism. “Do this. Don’t do that.” Most educators and students will agree that lecturing […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA j...
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Executive Branch Commissioned Officer Recruitment in Indian Navy

 Navy Recruitment for Short/Permanent Service Commissioned Officers Indian Navy invites candidates to join as Short Service commission Officers in Executive branch (Pilot & Observer),  Education branch and Permanent Commissioned Officer (Logistics Cadre)  for Course Commencing - January 2020 Course Applications are invited from unmarried eligible male/female candidates for... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
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Azusa Pacific University lifts LGBTQ relationship ban (again)

Azusa Pacific University again has lifted a ban on LGBTQ relationships on campus. The university Board of Trustees directed administrators to update the student handbook for undergraduate students, campus spokeswoman Rachel White confirmed. The changes specifically removed language that barred LGBTQ relationships as part of a standing ban on pre-marital sex. The update, enacted Thursday, demonstrates Azusa Pacific’s commitment to “uniform standards of behavior for all students, applied equally a...
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The story of an attending’s empathy

“Hey, you’re a med student. Right?” “Yes, I am. Do you need me to scrub in?” “That would be wonderful, yes! Everyone is either out on vacation or is sick. It’s just me and the resident.” “OK, I’ll be back in a few minutes.” I was on my OB/GYN rotation, and once a week I […] Find jobs at Careers by Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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