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Tammy Duckworth Wants to Know WTF Are We Supposed to Do With Our Kids During COVID?

Sen. Tammy Duckworth may be on Biden’s VP shortlist. But when it comes to childcare during the pandemic, she’s just as confused as the rest of us. “So my choice is five hours of homeschooling every day for my daughter and failing her, because I’m not a trained educator, or sending her to a school where she could very likely get this virus or bring it home and get her 2-year-old sister sick or my 79-year-old mom, who lives with us,” Duckworth tells Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson on the latest ep...
Tags: Apple, News, Senate, Stephen Hawking, Mitch McConnell, Tammy Duckworth, Biden, Princeton, Trump, United States Postal Service, Rick Wilson, Duckworth, Rick, Chuck Schumer, U S House of Representatives, Jonestown


Ignorance turns to outrage as cancel culture comes for Norwegian flag at Michigan B&B

Owners of bed and breakfast in Saint Johns, Michigan removed Norwegian flag after passers-by mistook it for Confederate flag; reaction from Princeton professor Robert George.
Tags: News, Michigan, Princeton, Saint Johns Michigan


Five things to know about F. Scott Fitzgerald

Synonymous with the Jazz Age of the American 1920s which his novels did so much to define, F. Scott Fitzgerald hardly needs any introduction. Reading The Great Gatsby in school has become as much a rite of passage as first kisses and the furtive adolescent rebellion of drinking alcohol before coming of age. Much of Fitzgerald’s reputation is linked to Gatsby, his third novel. To limit his career and his achievement only to Gatsby, however, is to miss so much about what defines Fitzgerald as an a...
Tags: Books, Featured, Washington, World, United States, Treasury, Literature, Black Lives Matter, Princeton, US Army, John Keats, Capitol, Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby, Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis


Investments in bioproducts surge as Geltor nabs new money

The manufacturer of a vegan collagen, Geltor, has raised a new round of financing — $90 million, according to people familiar with the company. It’s another sign of the newfound viability of sustainability and cell-based, vegetarian replacements for animal products. Sustainable bio-products, whether plant-based, genetically modified or cell-cultured, are having a big year. In the month of July alone, companies developing sustainable alternatives to animal agriculture and the industry’s byproduct...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Silicon Valley, Princeton, Forbes, Recent Funding, Geltor, Gelita, Lorestani, Alexander Lorestani, Geltor The Not Company, FTW Ventures, Grand View Research Another, Alex Lorestani, Nick Ouzounov


Princeton scientists discover a topological magnet that exhibits exotic quantum effects

An international team led by researchers at Princeton University has uncovered a new class of magnet that exhibits novel quantum effects that extend to room temperature. Their findings provide insights into a 30-year-old theory of how electrons spontaneously quantize and demonstrate a proof-of-principle method to discover new topological magnets.
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What is the science behind the "white fragility" ideology that people are being pressured to internalize and not question?

I wondered as I began to read the long NYT Magazine article "‘White Fragility’ Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work?/Robin DiAngelo’s best seller is giving white Americans a new way to talk about race. Do those conversations actually serve the cause of equality?" by Daniel Bergner.To leap into the text to find an answer to my question, I searched the page for "science." Look what I found instead of the science underlying the ideology:Borrowing from feminist scholarship and critical r...
Tags: Science, Law, America, Princeton, Columbia, Politics And Science, Femininity, Singleton, Paluck, DiAngelo, Donald Green, Rationality, Ann Althouse, Daniel Bergner, NYT Magazine, Robin DiAngelo


Trump's recent freeze on work visas horrified the tech industry. 16 top leaders who came to the US from around the world speak out on why they think it will 'make America less competitive'

President Trump's decision to suspend key immigrant work visas has been severely criticized by many in the US tech industry, which has long relied on foreign talent. Venture capitalists, founders, and CEOs who are immigrants themselves shared their frustrations with the Trump order with Business Insider. One of them, Togo-born F5 Networks CEO Francois Lo coh Donou, who grew up in France, told Business Insider that the executive order "sends the signal to highly-skilled immigrants around the wo...
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the value proposition and lessons from higher education

“Universities are no longer nonprofits, but the highest-gross-margin luxury brands in the world,” NYU Professor Scott Galloway wrote recently. Professor Galloway has been exploring the crisis of higher education in the U.S. lately, accelerated by the pandemic.  Of all the wrecking ball implications of Covid-19 on brands, the impact on higher education is one of the most dramatic.  And as with other industries, it’s less of a new problem, than an acceleration of problems already under way. ...
Tags: Princeton, Churchill, Branding, Nyu, Galloway, Ann Handley, Scott Galloway, Coronavirus


A new approach to Alzheimer’s based on physics and worms

An increasing amount of research suggests that failures in phase transition within cells can cause a variety of aliments.The mechanism is believed to involve the inability of moleclues to move from solid to liquid and back, inhibiting cellular function. The discoveries open the door to treatments for neurodegenerative disease, some cancers, and other illnesses. The human brain is both the tool we use to understand the world and one of our existence's great enigmas. For large parts of human histo...
Tags: Neuroscience, Brain, Physics, Innovation, Alzheimer's, Npr, Taylor, Princeton, J Paul Taylor, Clifford Brangwyane


16 top tech leaders who came to the US from around the world explain their forceful opposition to Trump's freeze on immigrant work visas: 'It's only going to make America less competitive'

President Trump's decision to suspend key immigrant work visas has been severely criticized by many in the US tech industry, which has long relied on foreign talent. Venture capitalists, founders, and CEOs who are immigrants themselves shared their frustrations with the Trump order with Business Insider. One of them, Togo-born F5 Networks CEO Francois Lo coh Donou, who grew up in France, told Business Insider that the executive order "sends the signal to highly-skilled immigrants around the wo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Hong Kong, UK, Microsoft, Yahoo, Bali, California, Mexico, France, China, India, US, America, Trends


If He Loses, Trump Must Resign Immediately and Make Biden President. No, Really.

If and when Donald Trump leaves office, whether now or the day after the election, it should be by resignation. We cannot and should not wait until Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021, for him to vacate the White House. His departure has become a matter of national emergency, national safety, and now national security.The polls show Trump losing by large margins to Joe Biden if the election were held today. His nearly catastrophic handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in tens of thousand...
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US universities are charging full fees for 'virtual' class this fall. This is absurd

Schools with huge endowments are pretending remote learning is the same experience. Give students a break Colleges and universities are in an unprecedented bind. Coronavirus continues to rage in many parts of America, making the sort of communal gatherings that are hallmarks of collegiate life outright dangerous. Lecture halls, libraries, football games and dorm-room parties can all be superspreader events.Some educational institutions have already declared that almost the entire academic year ...
Tags: News, California, White House, New York City, US, America, Harvard, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Ohio State, UC Berkeley, Princeton, University Of California, Ucla, University Of Michigan, Nyu


Princeton chemists resolve origin of perovskite instability

Researchers in the Cava Group at the Princeton University Department of Chemistry have demystified the reasons for instability in an inorganic perovskite. The source of thermodynamic instability in the halide perovskite cesium lead iodide (CsPbI3) is the inorganic cesium atom and its "rattling" behavior within the crystal structure.
Tags: Science, Princeton, Cava Group, Princeton University Department of Chemistry


Harvard and Princeton announce plans to bring back students for the fall semester

Harvard University and Princeton University announced they will be bringing back students to their respective campuses this fall, but not everyone will be returning.
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Opinion: Princeton, Woodrow Wilson and my father

When I heard the stunning news that Princeton University was removing the name Woodrow Wilson from its famed School of Public and International Affairs in belated acknowledgment of the racist views held by the former US President and one-time head of that Ivy League institution, the first thing I thought of was my father's experience as a Black man at Princeton. In this current era of racial reckoning, it's an instructive story about the gap between lip service and real institutional change, and...
Tags: News, US, Stories, Ivy League, Princeton, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton Woodrow Wilson


Princeton, Woodrow Wilson and my father

Mark Whitaker writes that as Princeton comes to terms with its imperfect legacy on race, it should not forget the first generation of Black scholars and administrators who were sent into battle with so little reinforcement.
Tags: Cnn, Princeton, Mark Whitaker, Princeton Woodrow Wilson


Written in Stone 2020

 I have been immensely interested in the many debates surrounding statues, flag designs, and the naming of buildings, universities, and even lakes in the past several months.  The Duke University Press published in September 2018 a second edition of my 1998 book Written in Stone:  Public Monuments in Changing Societies.  2018  seems like far more than two years ago, even if one takes into account the fact that I was adding to my 20,000 word "afterword" until literally the day the book went to p...
Tags: Minnesota, Mississippi, Minneapolis, Washington Post, Washington, New York City, John Lennon, Africa, America, United States, New York Times, Oxford, New Orleans, Princeton, Committee, Branding


Disputed African Artifacts Sell at Auction

A Princeton art history professor said the figures were stolen and called on Christie’s to halt the sale, but it went ahead in Paris on Monday.
Tags: Art, News, Nigeria, Paris, Christie's, Black People, Princeton, Christie, Chika, Paris (France, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Republic of Biafra, Quai Branly Museum, Okeke-Agulu


Woodrow Wilson Was Even Worse Than You Think

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. Princeton University’s decision this weekend to strike the name of its former president — and ours — from its public policy school for his “racist thinking and policies” was long overdue. Woodrow Wilson was in wide company in being a white supremacist at the turn of the 20th century, but he stands apart in having overseen the triumph of this ideology at home and abroad. Son of the Confederacy’s leading cleric, apologist ...
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This new radar lets cars see around corners

Researchers at a US university have developed a new kind of radar which — when equipped with some AI wizardry — can help cars see round corners. Princeton university engineers have created a type of Doppler radar, typically used to catch speeding cars, that bounces radio waves off stationary objects to effectively “see” around corners. Coupled with algorithms that interpret how the radiowaves reflect off secondary objects, the radar can interpret moving objects that are out of human view. It kin...
Tags: Startups, Cars, US, Artificial Intelligence, Princeton, Shift, Loch Ness, McDonald, Neural


'Incredible stupidity': Trump blasts Princeton's decision to strip Woodrow Wilson's name from school

“Can anyone believe that Princeton just dropped the name of Woodrow Wilson from their highly respected policy center,” Trump wrote in a tweet.
Tags: News, Princeton, Trump, Woodrow Wilson


Princeton's Nieng Yan tackles long-standing mysteries about membrane protein structure

To understand why a defect in a particular protein causes disease, we must know not only what that protein does but how. Studying its structure can reveal its mechanisms of action, but imaging limitations have left the structures of ion channels and membrane transporters shrouded in mystery. Recent improvements in cryogenic electron microscopy (cryo-EM) have enabled Princeton's Nieng Yan to begin solving this problem for various membrane proteins.
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Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from policy school

The prestigious US university says Woodrow Wilson's racist views made him "an inappropriate namesake".
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"The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted on Friday to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from the university’s School of Public and International Affairs."

"It acted because Wilson’s racist opinions and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school whose scholars, students and alumni must stand firmly against racism and for equality and justice.... Wilson... discouraged black applicants from applying to Princeton. While president of the United States, Wilson segregated the previously integrated federal civil service.... Wilson helped to create the university that I love. I do not pretend to know how to evaluate his life or his staggering...
Tags: Law, United States, Princeton, Wilson, Racists, WaPo, Woodrow Wilson, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Board of Trustees, Christopher Eisgruber, School of Public and International Affairs From


Princeton removes Woodrow Wilson's name from school, citing his 'racist thinking and policies'

Princeton's board votes to remove President Woodrow Wilson's name from the school of public and international affairs. Students say it's not enough.
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Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from policy school

The prestigious US university says Woodrow Wilson's racist views made him "an inappropriate namesake".
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Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from international affairs school

Princeton University will remove former US president Woodrow Wilson’s name from its school of public and international affairs, the institution’s leader has announced.The board of trustees decided that Wilson’s “racist thinking and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school or college whose scholars, students, and alumni must stand firmly against racism in all its forms”, Christopher Eisgruber said in a statement.
Tags: News, US, Princeton, Wilson, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson, Christopher Eisgruber


Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from building

The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted Friday to remove President Woodrow Wilson's name from the university's School of Public and International Affairs, according to a press release from the university Saturday.
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Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from public policy school and residential college

Princeton University will remove the name of President Woodrow Wilson from its school of public policy and a residential college, the school said in a statement Saturday.
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Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson's name from building because of his 'racist thinking'

The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted Friday to remove President Woodrow Wilson's name from the university's School of Public and International Affairs, according to a press release from the university Saturday.
Tags: News, Stories, Princeton, Woodrow Wilson, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Board of Trustees