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Maybe CS Class Isn't the Best Way To Expose Most Kids To CS

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: "If we want all students to learn computer science (CS for All), we have to go to where the students are," writes University of Michigan Grand Valley State University CS Professor Mark Guzdial. "Unfortunately, that's not computer science class. In most US states, less than 5% of high school students take a course in computer science. "Programming is applicable and useful in many domains today, so one answer is to use programming in science, mathematics,...
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Comedian Ziwe Fumudoh on 5 lessons she's learned from breaking into the world of comedy, and her best advice for aspiring performers

Ziwe Fumudoh is a creative and comedian based in New York who runs her own Instagram live comedy show. Corbin Chase Ziwe Fumudoh is a 28-year-old comedian, writer, and performer based in Brooklyn, New York. She's the creator and host of a weekly Instagram Live comedy show where she interviews controversial guests, like Alison Roman, Alyssa Milano, and Rose McGowan, and "baits" them with race-related questions to expose their biases. Fumudoh began her comedy career as an intern for Comedy C...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Celebrities, Instagram, Massachusetts, Alyssa Milano, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Racism, Hillary Clinton, Showtime, Illinois, Bet, Nordic, Northwestern University


10 Ways to Create a Perfect Home Office

Working from home has become the new normal for business owners and employees alike as a result of safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This arrangement aims to limit physical contact and mass gatherings that could lead to an increase in virus transmission. Now, as you forcibly enter this new set up, preparing your home to get the office-vibes while working, matters for productivity. Don’t worry it is possible to make your home a better place to work remotely without exerting too m...
Tags: Business, Africa, Management, Chicago, Home Office, Northwestern University, Right Now, Don, Azalea, Office Equipment, COVID, Ways to Create a Perfect Home Office, Leila Amber, Knothome


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...
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Maine's Enchanting Acadia National Park

Poet novelist and travel writer William Graham holds a BA and MA in English and a MS in Communication from Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois. He lives in Stowe Vermont. His most recent works of fiction are Maineinspired Book 1 and Book
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15 college presidents who've been paid millionaire salaries

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger speaks at the 97th Annual Pulitzer Prizes in Journalism, Letters, Drama and Music Winners Luncheon on May 30, 2013. Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images Pay for university presidents has risen dramatically over the last several years, according to data from The Chronicle of Higher Education. The highest-paid university president in the Chronicle's ranking was Ronald Machtley, who stepped down this past summer. He was making 50 times the average faculty ...
Tags: Education, Washington Post, College, US, Trends, Pay, Features, Compensation, Higher Education, Manhattan, Columbia University, Colleges, Salary, Johnson, Seth Meyers, The Washington Post


Kamala Harris is living proof of the American Dream she now derides

Speaking just days after the August 23 police shooting of Jacob Blake, Democratic nominee for vice president, California Sen. Kamala Harris, delivered a message to the American people that was the exact opposite of the call for unity and healing it needed. “The reality is that the life of a Black person in America has never been treated as fully human,” she claimed while standing in front of the American flag. Harris displayed a great deal of anguish over Blake’s shooting, calling it “an ordeal ...
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L.A. economist who survived 9/11 died this summer at 78

Nancy Sidhu, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., was one of many Southern Californians in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of terrorists aimed hijacked jumbo jets at the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Nearly 3,000 were killed in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sidhu survived that day. The Santa Monica resident died July 4 of this year at age 78. She told her story to Daily News staff writer Gregory J. Wilcox,...
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LA economist who survived 9/11 died this summer at 78

Nancy Sidhu, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., was one of many Southern Californians in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001, when a group of terrorists aimed hijacked jumbo jets at the World Trade Center’s twin towers. Nearly 3,000 were killed in New York, at the Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sidhu survived that day. The Santa Monica resident died July 4 of this year at age 78. She told her story to Daily News staff writer Gregory J. Wilcox,...
Tags: New York, News, La, California News, America, Los Angeles, Sport, West, Soccer, Broadway, Manhattan, Pentagon, Bob, Vietnam, World Trade Center, Morgan Stanley


Facebook returns to its roots with Campus, a college student-only social network

Facebook is getting back to its roots as a college-focused social network. The company announced today the launch of a new social networking platform, Facebook Campus, which offers college students a private place to connect with classmates, join groups, discover upcoming campus events, get updates from their school’s administration and chat with other students from their dorm, clubs or any other campus group. The new platform requires a school email address (@.edu) to join and will live with...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Teens, Brown University, Social Media, Tech, Pennsylvania, Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, Hung, Pew Research Center, Stephen, Smith College


Trump threatens to investigate and pull federal funding from schools that teach NYT's 1619 project on the consequences of slavery

A copy of The New York Times Magazine's The 1619 Project is photographed on August 19, 2019, in Chicago. Raquel Zaldivar/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Sunday said he would call on the Department of Education to investigate whether schools were teaching The New York Times' 1619 Project. The project, launched by The New York Times Magazine last year, centers on American history told through the lens of Black Americans beginning when slave...
Tags: Politics, News, California, White House, Virginia, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Times, Vox, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, New York Times Magazine


Tens of thousands of schools have dangerously poor ventilation, raising the risk that the coronavirus could spread through the air

Elementary school students walk to classes to begin their school day in Godley, Texas, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. LM Otero/AP Imagse As schools reopen, teachers and parents wory that weak ventilation will put students at greater risk of catching the coronavirus. Poor air quality can impact test scores and learning; it's been a problem in US schools for decades.  A June report estimated that 41% of school districts — 36,000 schools — need major upgrades to their ventilation systems.  Experts ...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Education, US, Trends, Coventry, Rhode Island, University of Toronto, Northwestern University, Tom, Landry, Silveira, Tan, SIEGEL, Government Accountability Office


Warren Buffett auctioned off a wallet containing a stock tip for $210,000 in 1999

Financial investor Warren Buffett is acknowledged during an announcement ceremony at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, January 28, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young Warren Buffett raised $210,000 for charity in 1999 by auctioning off a wallet containing a stock tip.The famed investor's 20-year-old wallet also contained a Geico business card and an expired Hooters discount pass, according to The Wall Street Journal.The winning bidder offered to share the stock tip with anyone who donated...
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This Battery-Free Game Boy Is the First Step Toward Ensuring Gaming Doesn’t Wreck the Planet

The eternal struggle with the original Game Boy was having a cache of batteries on hand. Handheld consoles have evolved since then, but the battery problem still exists. However, researchers from Northwestern University and the Delft University of Technology have created a proof-of-concept “Game Boy” that doesn’t…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Science, Batteries, Northwestern University, Consumer Tech, Delft University of Technology, Retro Gaming, Intermittent Computing


Protocols for minimizing risk in COVID-19 bronchoscopy

One area, discussed in a recent paper by Northwestern University researchers and published on the preprint server medRxiv* in August 2020, is the viral exposure suffered by healthcare workers during bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL).
Tags: Health, Northwestern University


A collision in space revealed a black hole physicists thought could never exist. The observatory that detected it cracked a 100-year-old mystery posed by Einstein.

A worker inspects quartz fibers that suspend a mirror inside the Virgo gravitational-wave observatory. EGO/Virgo Collaboration/Perciballi Physicists discovered a new type of black hole in the "forbidden zone" of black-hole sizes, answering a question about whether such an object is physically possible at all. Seven billion years ago, that black hole crashed into another one — the most distant, massive black-hole collision ever detected — sending out ripples in space-time called gravitation...
Tags: Washington, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Albert Einstein, Louisiana, Einstein, Virgo, Northwestern University, Eta Carinae, Ligo, French National Center For Scientific Research, Caltech, Berry, California Institute of Technology


Scientists detect first-of-its-kind 'intermediate-mass' black hole

An international research collaboration including Northwestern University astronomers has witnessed the birth of an "intermediate-mass" black hole. This is the first conclusive discovery of an intermediate-mass black hole, an object which has long eluded astronomers. The cosmic event, its energy detected on Earth in the form of gravitational waves, is the most massive black hole merger yet observed in gravitational waves. Two black holes likely collided and merged to create a more massive black ...
Tags: Science, Earth, Northwestern University


Science says parents of successful kids have these 24 things in common

Research suggests that parents who manage stress well and maintain a positive mood impact their child's mood in a positive way. MoMo Productions/Getty Images Every parent wants their children to grow up and do amazing things with their lives.While there are several factors that affect a child's development, some of it comes down to parenting. These factors and techniques are a great starting point for every parent.Sign up for our new parenting newsletter Insider Parenting here.Visit Bus...
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Why is the US Nordic Skiing Community so White?

Reflections from a White Skier on the Spaces and Places we Ski, and how to Build Inclusivity The start of the American Birkebeiner in 2010. The typical life story of a competitive nordic skier in the U.S. tends to resemble a character out of a Robert Frost poem. It’s an appropriate metaphor; the Rikert Nordic Center at Middlebury, VT doubles as the quarters of the renowned Bread Loaf School of English during its summer months, where the Bard of New England taught for many years . In Ameri...
Tags: Sweden, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Opinion, Washington, US, America, Sport, West, National Parks, Skiing, Community, Wisconsin, Ohio, Norway, Ken Burns


7 KPIs that Impact an Employer’s Ability to Pay Employees Correctly

One of your greatest responsibilities as an employer is paying your employees correctly. Ongoing paycheck errors can lead to high turnover, falling productivity, and disengaged workers—not to mention hefty government fines and penalties. In 2019, the Department of Labor not only recovered $33 million in back wages from employers, but increased its related penalties. For all of these reasons, it’s in your interest to ensure every payroll is calculated correctly. But that is easier said than done....
Tags: Business, Money, Northwestern University, Right Now, Michelle, Marquette University, Department of Labor, FLSA, Masters Of Business Administration, Epay Systems, Michelle Lanter Smith, Kellogg School of Management Payroll


Study: Names change how an infant's memory encodes objects

Humans begin to encode for categories and individuals at an early age.A new study shows that language, specifically naming conventions, plays a role in how infants' memories encode objects either within groups or as individuals.Even before we speak our first words, the way words are used around us begin to shape our representation of the world. The human mind brims with fascinating mental tools. One such tool is our ability to perceive and categorize the world for both groups and individuals. B...
Tags: Psychology, Learning, Children, Memory, Brain, Language, Innovation, Mind, Curiosity, Northwestern University, National Academy of Sciences, Waxman, LaTourrette, Alexander LaTourrette, Sandra Waxman


Amazon's record profits last quarter would've been impossible without an accounting change and a huge spending cut. That raises questions about future earnings growth. (AMZN)

Amazon saved nearly $2.6 billion in net profits last quarter by cutting its marketing spend and through a previously announced estimate change for its server costs. The change is noteworthy given how Amazon's net profit doubled to a record $2.6 billion last quarter, and shows how the company boosted its profitability in the face of a pandemic. Analysts say the growth in Amazon's high-margin businesses also helped offset the increased costs during the quarter, such as the $4 billion COVID-relat...
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Children are major carriers of Coronavirus, say researchers

Kids under the age of 5 who show symptoms of COVID-19 have higher concentrations of the virus than any other age group, according to a study published today in the JAMA Pediatrics journal. From Fortune: "One of the things that’s come up in the whole school reopening discussion, is: since kids are less sick, is it because they have less of the virus?," said Taylor Heald-Sargent, the lead author and a pediatric infectious diseases specialist at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and assistant p...
Tags: Post, News, Northwestern University, Pandemic, Feinberg School of Medicine, Lurie Children s Hospital of Chicago, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Taylor Heald Sargent


Federalist Society co-founder says Trump's tweet about delaying election is grounds for impeachment

He voted for President Trump in 2016 and opposed his impeachment earlier this year, but Steven Calabresi, co-founder of the conservative Federalist Society, believes Trump took things too far by tweeting about delaying November's election.In an op-ed published Thursday afternoon by The New York Times, Calabresi, a professor at Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law, wrote that he was "appalled" by Trump's tweet. "Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democr...
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New model can help local entities to prevent COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations

With communities throughout the United States combating surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have created a framework that helps policymakers determine which data to track and when to take action to protect their communities.
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COVID-19 risk model uses hospital data to guide decisions on social distancing

With communities throughout the United States combating surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have created a framework that helps policymakers determine which data to track and when to take action to protect their communities. The model specifies a series of trigger points to help local entities know when to tighten social distancing measures to prevent hospitals from being overrun by virus patients.
Tags: Science, United States, Northwestern University, The University of Texas at Austin


Scientists put penis rings on bisexual men to prove they exist

A team of researchers recently published a study on bisexual men that, surprisingly, indicates they exist. This comes as a shock because the lead researcher, Professor J. Michael Bailey of Northwestern University, previously determined that bisexual men were, more-or-less, just confused gays or straights. I’m paraphrasing, what that paper, published in 2005, really said was: Male bisexuality appears primarily to represent a style of interpreting or reporting sexual arousal rather than a distinct...
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Petitions of the week: Political donations, gun rights, the emoluments clause and more

This week we highlight cert petitions pending before the Supreme Court that ask the court to weigh in on a variety of hot-button constitutional and political issues. One petition, in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, asks the court to decide whether federal limits on political donations can, under the First Amendment, be applied to donations to so-called “super PACs.” Another petition, in Zoie H. v. Nebraska, asks the court to review, under the Second and Sixth Amendments, a state law that al...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Nebraska, Donald Trump, Trump, Northwestern University, Hughes, Federal Election Commission, Blumenthal, Rupert, Cooley, Raines, Cases in the Pipeline, Lieu, Zoie


Hundreds of food service workers at Northwestern University lose their jobs; company cites ongoing coronavirus impact on campus

Both Northwestern and Compass pledged assistance when layoffs hit, but now many of those layoffs are permanent.
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Legal experts review Black Minnesota teen's life sentence

An independent panel of national legal experts will review the conviction of an African American man sentenced as a teenager to life in prison for the murder of a little girl struck by a stray bullet, Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and the New York-based Innocence Project announced Monday. Myon Burrell, 34, has spent nearly two decades behind bars.
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