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To solve America's unemployment crisis, we need to follow a plan from the Great Depression

getty Millions of people have filed for unemployment during the pandemic, creating a national jobs crisis. After the Great Depression, the New Deal created the first Works Progress Administration (WPA), an initiative to hire millions of Americans for unfilled jobs, and we could do it again. Michael Rosenbaum, a former White House economist and Harvard fellow, is founder and CEO of Arena. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: White House, US, America, Trends, Harvard, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, World Economic Forum, American Society of Civil Engineers, Associated General Contractors of America, Works Progress Administration, Michael Rosenbaum, Bureau of Labor Statistics Herein


Here are all of Trump's possible Supreme Court nominees, including several conservative judges, lawyers, and 3 senators

US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Eric Thayer/Reuters The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised the stakes for the fate of the Supreme Court. President Donald Trump earlier this month announced 20 new names that he may nominate if he's reelected, in an effort to energize evangelicals and socially conservative voters. Though Trump may put forth a pick before then because of the sudden vacancy created by the late Ginsburg. Trump added Republican Sens. Ted Cruz, Josh...
Tags: Utah, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Scotus, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Georgia


Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, feminist pioneer and progressive icon, dies at 87

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer who fought for gender equality as a lawyer and became a beloved hero of the progressive movement as a justice, died on Friday of complications from pancreatic cancer. When she was confirmed to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a reserved and relatively unknown court of appeals judge, but during the course of her 27 years on the court she became an improbable pop-culture icon, inspiring everything from an Oscar-nominated documentary film to her own action ...
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W. E. B. Du Bois Kingdom Of Beauty Banner

Need a nudge to keep advocating for racial equality? Take a look at the life of W.E.B Du Bois. Author, sociologist, and civil rights activist, Du Bois was the first member of his family to go to high school and college (Harvard, no less). He went on to found the Niagara Movement and cofound the NAACP—all of this during times of extreme inequality and hardship for people of color.Celebrate the many champions of civil rights and carry on their legacy with this felt banner featuring an iconic quote...
Tags: Shopping, Harvard, Naacp, Du Bois, Niagara Movement


College Admissions and Covid-19–More Subjective Than Ever

Families continue to ask on a daily basis how Covid-19 will affect the admissions process.  The answers are numerous and complex.  But the bottom line is that it will become even more subjective this year than ever before. The biggest reason for the increased subjectivity is the near elimination of the most subjective measure that colleges have used to assess student performance:  scores on the standardized tests. Without those scores, admissions officers will have to rely on other information, ...
Tags: Texas, College, Uncategorized, Harvard, Morocco, Ivy League, Denver, Stewart, GPA, Stuyvesant High School, Dickinson College, Bowdoin College, College Admission, Educational Consulting, College Admissions Consultant, Application Tips


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2013. Charles Dharapak/AP Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87. Her death was announced Friday evening. She had multiple types of cancer in the past 20 years. Even before President Bill Clinton nominated her to the Supreme Court in 1993, Ginsburg was a champion for women's issues as a lawyer at the ACLU. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87.She di...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Stephen Colbert, Abc, Washington, Life, Senate, Court, Trends, Cnn, Harvard, United States, Ronald Reagan


Harvard Philosopher Michael Sandel on the Trump Phenomenon

Critics of U.S. President Donald Trump claim he has brought ruin to the United States. For Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel, that charge is too easy. He argues that liberal hubris has also played a significant role in the decay of American society.
Tags: Harvard, United States, Donald Trump, Michael Sandel, Trump Phenomenon


Joe Biden's head-scratching pandemic performance

Each week, the Trump campaign says, its staff and volunteers knock on one million American doors. And each week, the Biden campaign knocks on zero.Democratic nominee Joe Biden's team has no plans to begin door-to-door canvassing because of COVID-19. "If you asked anybody off the record from the Biden campaign, I think they'd be like 'Yeah, we want to be on doors.' The reality is we still have a pandemic going on," Jason Henry, leader of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, told Pol...
Tags: Florida, News, Politico, America, Joe Biden, Harvard, Biden, Schneier, Trump, Roosevelt, Bruce Schneier, Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Trump Russia, Jason Henry, COVID


chocolate over broccoli

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. @csessums — “My new favorite definition of Gamification — the process of pouring behaviorist chocolate over instructionist broccoli. Via @bjfr.” @white_owly — “A lecturer told us a story of a woman who had lived in abject poverty most of her life. She was taken on a tour of an affluent area — an almost utopian existence. She glanced around and said ‘there must be a lot o...
Tags: Facebook, Harvard, Canada, eLearning, Celts, Friday's Finds, Michael Sandel, Sandel


5 things to know about applying to college during the pandemic, according to a dean of admissions

Colleges admissions officers may be more accommodating and understanding during the pandemic. fizkes/Shutterstock Whitney Soule is the senior vice president and dean of admissions and student aid at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. She explains that in admissions offices across the country, administrators are taking the COVID-19 pandemic into consideration when reviewing new college applications. Soule says schools will be understanding if your grades are incomplete due to a school sh...
Tags: College, Trends, Strategy, Ap, Harvard, Yale, College Admissions, University Of California, Nordic, Dartmouth College, IB, Williams College, Bowdoin College, Soule, Brunswick Maine, Contributor


Calling out sexism: 10 tips for speaking out

The number of women going into medical school has risen to top the number of men admitted. Harvard has its first Black woman student body president. I am seeing more and more women sharing their experiences and uplifting other women in my physician coaching groups. “It’s like, we’re not going to take this anymore,” said […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Harvard, Practice Management, Physician, PA NP, CRNA


Finance and the digital divide: a conversation with Tunde Kehinde of Lidya

Small and medium businesses have been some of the hardest hit in the Covid-19 pandemic. And all that has been as true in emerging markets as it has been for SMBs in the developed world. Tunde Kehinde has had a front-row seat witnessing and responding to that crisis. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Lidya, a startup out of Nigeria that has built a platform for SMBs to apply for and get loans and other financial services, aimed at markets on the African continent and increasingly also in emerging...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Finance, China, Nigeria, Africa, US, Tech, Harvard, Emerging Markets, Loans, Jeff Bezos, Amex


A conversation with Tunde Kehinde of Lidya on finance and the digital divide

Small and medium businesses have been some of the hardest hit in the Covid-19 pandemic. And all that has been as true in emerging markets as it has been for SMBs in the developed world. Tunde Kehinde has had a front-row seat witnessing and responding to that crisis. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Lidya, a startup out of Nigeria that has built a platform for SMBs to apply for and get loans and other financial services, aimed at markets on the African continent and increasingly also in emerging...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Europe, Finance, China, Nigeria, Africa, US, Tech, Harvard, Emerging Markets, Loans, Jeff Bezos, Amex


Court debates fate of Harvard's affirmative action

US Appeals Court Judge Sandra Lynch pounded lawyers challenging Harvard's affirmative action policies on Wednesday, implicitly disputing their claims of bias against Asian American students and assertions of Supreme Court precedent.
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Appeals court debates fate of Harvard's affirmative action policies

US Appeals Court Judge Sandra Lynch pounded lawyers challenging Harvard's affirmative action policies on Wednesday, implicitly disputing their claims of bias against Asian American students and assertions of Supreme Court precedent.
Tags: Supreme Court, US, Cnn, Harvard, Sandra Lynch


Presentation Advice for the Underdogs

Today’s lesson about presentations comes from Big Bird. Well, not exactly Big Bird, but rather, from the battle between Blue’s Clues and Sesame Street. It’s a true David-and-Goliath type story. One for the underdogs. And it offers tips that can help us develop winning presentations even if we don’t have a huge budget or team behind us. The story is told in best-selling author Malcom Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. On Monday I shared another story ...
Tags: Education, Sesame Street, David, Harvard, Palmer, Stories, Attention, Focus, Blue, Narrative, Speaking, Gladwell, Malcom Gladwell, Presentation Science, Audience Analysis, Underdog


Cock-eyed Optimist Meets Chicken Little: Jack Balkin on the American Future

For the Symposium on Jack M. Balkin, The Cycles of Constitutional Time (Oxford University Press, 2020).    Given that we are close friends and the co-authors of some twenty articles and a book, Democracy and Dysfunction, it is not surprising that I think very highly, and agree with much of, Jack Balkin’s new book The Cycles of Constitutional Time.  Perhaps it is relevant that I read it in two sittings; it is a real page-turner, written with brio as Jack presents a remarkably comprehensiv...
Tags: Supreme Court, Kentucky, Stanford, Senate, Virginia, Court, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harvard, Brooklyn, Gop, United States, Heritage, Yale, House Of Representatives


Affirmative action: Challenge to Harvard's admissions practices hits federal appeals court

A federal appeals court will hear a long-running challenge to college affirmative action policies on Wednesday, nearly six years after the case against Harvard began and as America confronts intensifying racial divisions.
Tags: America, Cnn, Harvard


Anaheim Ducks News & Rumors: Pronman Ranking, Drew, Andersson & More

In the latest edition of Anaheim Ducks News & Rumors, I’ll look at where the Ducks prospect system was ranked by The Athletic‘s Corey Pronman, loan deals for both Hunter Drew & Axel Andersson, and Henry Thrun’s move to the USHL for the 2020-21 season. Ducks Loan Drew & Andersson The Ducks loaned defenseman Hunter Drew to HC Banska Bystrica in Slovakia on Monday. Originally drafted 178th overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, Drew signed an entry-level contract with the team back in March. ...
Tags: Column, Sweden, Sport, David, Harvard, San Diego, Ncaa, Slovakia, Hockey, NHL, Ducks, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Andersson, Auston Matthews


Harvard researchers developed an AI to determine how medical treatments affect life spans

A new AI system that predicts the health spans of mice could help develop life-extension interventions for humans, according to the tool’s inventors. The system analyzes established measures of frailty to gauge a mouse’s chronological age and their so-called biological age — the condition of their physical and mental functions. It was created by researchers from Harvard Medical School’s Sinclair Lab, who say it’s the first study to track a mouse’s frailty for the duration of its life. They plan ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Harvard, Neural, Harvard Medical School 's Sinclair Lab


"A black hole as massive as Earth would be about the size of a Ping-Pong ball and would be exceptionally hard to see."

"No such primordial black holes have been detected yet. But neither has their existence been ruled out. Dr. Scholtz and Dr. Unwin pointed out that an experiment called OGLE, for Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment, based at the University of Warsaw in Poland, had detected the presence of a half-dozen dark objects in the direction of the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Their gravitational fields had acted as lenses, briefly amplifying the light from distant stars that they drifted in front o...
Tags: Astronomy, Law, Earth, Harvard, Poland, Ping Pong, Unwin, University of Warsaw, Ogle, Big And Small, Ann Althouse, Avi Loeb, Scholtz


This free online Harvard course on family engagement in education has enrolled more than 100,000 people as millions of students turn to remote learning

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider "Introduction to Family Engagement in Education" has become one of the top 10 courses on edX as millions of students — and many of their caregivers and community members — tackle remote learning. The course covers family engagement, including how to do it and why it's so important for supporting children's learning and development. It's taught by Karen L. Mapp...
Tags: Trends, Karen, Harvard, Harvard University, Yale, Johns Hopkins, Coursera, CME, Mara Leighton, Alyssa Powell, Karen L Mapp Ed D, Harvard Graduate School of Education HGSE


Long Before Cambridge Analytica, Simulmatics Linked Data and Politics

NPR reporter Shannon Bond reports of a little-known -- and now nearly entirely forgotten -- company called Simulmatics, which had technology that used vast amounts of data to profile voters and ultimately help John F. Kennedy win the 1960 election. From the report: The [...] company was called Simulmatics, the subject of Harvard historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore's timely new book, If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future. Before Cambridge Analytica, before Facebook,...
Tags: Amazon, White House, Tech, Harvard, John F Kennedy, Npr, The Company, Greenfield, Facebook Google, Jill Lepore, Lepore, Shannon Bond, Simulmatics People Machine, Simulmatics, Ed Greenfield, People Machine


Meet the 15 richest people in finance, who have a collective net worth of over $300 billion

Warren Buffett takes the top spot. Bill Pugliano/Getty The wealthiest people in finance, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List, have a collective net worth of almost $300 billion.  Included in the mix are self-made tycoons like Warren Buffett, as well as people who have inherited their wealth, like Fidelity scion Abigail Johnson.  From legendary investors to high-flying bankers, here, in ascending order, are the 15 richest people in finance. All ranks a...
Tags: Microsoft, Indonesia, Life, Finance, Boston, India, New York City, US, NFL, Trends, Investment, Bloomberg, Banking, Features, Chicago, Harvard


How a mysterious man fooled a Harvard scholar into believing the 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' was real

In 2012 scholar Karen King announced the academic discovery of a lifetime: a scrap of papyrus, purportedly from the early days of Christianity, in which Jesus refers to a woman as "my wife." A new book says King was fooled by a brazen forgery.
Tags: Cnn, Harvard, Jesus, King, Jesus Wife, Karen King


Productivity has unexpectedly increased during the pandemic — here's why

Working from home has surprisingly improved productivity. Westend61/Getty Working from home has unexpectedly improved productivity among workers, a sign that remote working is here to stay.  Eliminating hours of commuting and getting ready for work provides significant benefits for those who value privacy or prefer separating work and social life, and allows companies to have more flexibility in hiring.  Others are not as lucky: Middle managers who rely on checking in and employees who thr...
Tags: Productivity, Work From Home, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Opinion, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Harvard, Nordic, New York University, Productivity Commission, Bertrand Russell, Marchetti, Contributor, John Quiggin


As the pandemic, fires, and inequity all rage, free market icon Milton Friedman's declaration that the sole responsibility of business 'is to increase its profits' sounds emptier than ever

Milton Friedman spearheaded shareholder primacy economics. Jon Hargest/South China Morning Post via Getty Images In 1970, Milton Friedman wrote an influential essay in The New York Times Magazine declaring the primary purpose of a company is to maximize profits for its shareholders. He disagreed that businesses had any responsibility to provide employment, eliminate discrimination, or avoid pollution, among other 'catchwords of the contemporary crop of reformers.' From regula...
Tags: Ge, California, Wall Street, White House, US, Dallas Mavericks, Trends, Harvard, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Mark Cuban, Pbs, Oxford University, George W Bush, New York Times Magazine, Jamie Dimon


Is Planet Nine a Black Hole? (slashdot)

"Astrophysicists have recently begun hatching plans to find out just how weird Planet Nine might be," reports the New York Times. Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares their report: Although it is probably wishful thinking, some astronomers contend that a black hole may be lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system. All summer, they have been arguing over how to find it, if indeed it is there, and what to do about it, proposing plans that are only halfway out of this world... Earl...
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Is Planet Nine a Black Hole?

"Astrophysicists have recently begun hatching plans to find out just how weird Planet Nine might be," reports the New York Times. Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares their report: Although it is probably wishful thinking, some astronomers contend that a black hole may be lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system. All summer, they have been arguing over how to find it, if indeed it is there, and what to do about it, proposing plans that are only halfway out of this world... Earl...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Harvard, Chile, University Of Maryland, Yuri Milner, Slashdot, Loeb, Rubin, Witten, Avi Loeb, Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Scott Lawrence, Edward Witten, New York Times Long, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope