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Blame the People in Charge

Last month, it looked like the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign had one of the better plans for bringing students back, which included frequent testing for everyone on campus.“If [students] had adhered to what we had asked them to do, we would have had no more than about 700 cases the entire semester,” the…Read more...
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Rapid coronavirus tests can give results in 15 minutes, but they aren't a pass for partying or seeing your parents

A health worker takes a swab from a man's nose through a glass shield (for safety) in New Delhi, India, on August 8, 2020. Rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are being provided by the Indian government for free. Pradeep Gaur/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Rapid, on-site coronavirus testing is generally less accurate than tests which are sent back to labs for analysis. But rapid COVID-19 testing is still a useful screening tool, especially if it's conducted frequently. It can be...
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Ribeye-eating pigs demonstrate protein quality for humans

Nearly a decade ago, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) developed a new index to assess protein quality in foods. The goal, writ large, was to address food security for the world's most vulnerable populations, creating more accurate tools for food assistance programs seeking to provide balanced nutrition. Hans H. Stein at the University of Illinois knew he could help.
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University of Illinois at Chicago nurses and service workers march downtown as part of days-long strike

Hundreds of University of Illinois Hospital nurses and University of Illinois at Chicago service workers who are on strike marched downtown on a chilly Friday morning to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office, asking the governor for solidarity as they negotiate contracts with the hospital and university.
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Striking workers accuse University of Illinois at Chicago of violating city’s minimum wage law

Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago who are on strike have filed 20 complaints with the city, alleging the university is paying them below Chicago’s $14 per hour minimum wage.
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Striking workers accuse University of Illinois at Chicago of violating Chicago’s minimum wage law

Workers at the University of Illinois at Chicago who are on strike have filed 20 complaints with the city, alleging the university is paying them below Chicago’s $14 per hour minimum wage.
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Do-it-yourself COVID-19 vaccines fraught with public health problems

"Citizen scientists" developing homemade COVID-19 vaccines may believe they're inoculating themselves against the ongoing pandemic, but the practice of self-experimentation with do-it-yourself medical innovations is fraught with legal, ethical and public health issues, says a new paper co-written by University of Illinois law professor Jacob S. Sherkow.
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Sugar promotes sperm longevity in pig reproductive tract

For many livestock species, artificial insemination (AI) is standard. But it can be tricky to achieve success the first time, thanks to variability in ovulation timing across the herd. A new University of Illinois study identifies a naturally occurring sugar that slows the maturation of sperm in pigs, opening up the possibility of extending sperm storage time within the female reproductive tract and increasing the chances of successful fertilization through AI.
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The 10 biggest coronavirus outbreaks on college campuses across the US since the fall semester began

Incoming students began moving in on the Ohio State University campus on August 13, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images Colleges across the US are seeing thousands of new coronavirus cases as students and faculty return to campus for the fall semester. The University of Georgia, University of Alabama, and Ohio State University have some of the largest campus outbreaks to date. Business Insider took a closer look at 10 colleges with significant coronavirus outbreaks. Visit ...
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College Professors Made Models Showing How Bad COVID-19 Would Be on Campus. Some Administrators Ignored Them

Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei Maslov, two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign physics researchers, thought they had it figured out. From Aug. 16, when campus reopened, to Sept. 13, more than 1,800 new cases of COVID-19 were detected, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard. One thousand cases occurred in the first two weeks of the fall semester.
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More than 4,000 University of Illinois health system workers go on strike

More than 4,000 workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and its medical schools went on strike after failing to reach a contract with the hospital.
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More than 4,000 University of Illinois health system workers go on strike, joining nurses, in second walkout in less than a week

More than 4,000 workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and its medical schools went on strike Monday after failing to reach a contract with the hospital.
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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,...
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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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University of Illinois sues to stop nurses strike, saying it could endanger patients

The University of Illinois has filed a lawsuit seeking to stop many of its nurses from taking part in a strike planned for Saturday, saying it could put patients' health at risk.
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Universities Circumvent New Title IX Regulations

For years, universities have denied basic procedural protections to students accused of sexual misconduct. Despite the seriousness of such allegations, schools routinely condemn students as responsible without so much as a hearing or the opportunity to confront their accusers. This was supposed to change when the Department of Education’s new Title IX regulations took effect on August 14.But the more things change in higher education, the more they stay the same. It’s no secret that schools foug...
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A Medieval Metropolis Existed In What’s Now St. Louis, Then Mysteriously Disappeared in the 14th Century

In our current epoch of human history, when populations of major cities swell into the tens of millions, an urban center of 30,000 people doesn’t seem very impressive. 1,000 years ago, a city that size was larger than London or Paris, and sat atop what is now East St. Louis. At its height in 1050, Annalee Newitz writes at Ars Technica, “it was the largest pre-Colombian city in what became the United States…. Its colorful wooden homes and monuments rose along the eastern side of the Mississippi,...
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One chart shows the best and worst face masks for coronavirus protection — and which situations they're suited for

People wear protective face masks outside at a shopping plaza in Edgewater New Jersey, on July 8, 2020. Reuters The ideal face mask for coronavirus protection blocks large droplets along with smaller airborne particles. In general, masks should have more than one layer and be made of tightly woven fabrics. Based on several studies evaluating masks' protection levels, we've ranked the most common types from best (an N95 mask) to worst (masks with a built-in valve or vent). Visit Business In...
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30 college towns that could face economic ruin if schools don't reopen or have to close again this fall

Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. William Campbell/Getty Images Some college students are returning to campus for their fall semester. Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town's population may be greatly affected. Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which town...
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AI-drawn voting districts could help stamp out gerrymandering

Gerrymandering is one of the most insidious methods out there of influencing our political process. By legally changing the way votes are collected and counted, the outcomes can be influenced — even fixed in advance for years. The solution may be an AI system that draws voting districts with an impartial hand. Ordinarily, districts that correspond to electoral votes within a state are drawn essentially by hand, and partisan operatives on both sides of the aisle have used the process to create di...
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The career life and rise of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who dropped out of college twice and has a $75 billion fortune

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.7 billion, according to Forbes. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $170 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several homes and even the entire...
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The life of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who dropped out of college twice and has a $75 billion fortune

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.7 billion, according to Forbes. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $170 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several homes and even the entire...
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‘You get to feel so desperate’: Thousands of Americans not getting enough unemployment aid to qualify for extra $300

Eliza Forsythe, an economist at the University of Illinois, calculates that about 6% of people receiving state unemployment aid — 840,000 Americans — won’t qualify for the $300 federal benefit because they earned too little before the pandemic. And that figure is likely an underestimate, Forsythe said, because it doesn’t include gig and contract workers.
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The pandemic is giving the US a chance to fix its embarrassing unemployment benefits. Top economists tell us what the future of this crucial system could look like.

Accessing unemployment insurance might drastically transform after the coronavirus pandemic, experts say. David McNew/Getty Images Before 2020, US unemployment claims have never been filed in such high numbers — or had such outsized importance.The process has been slow and cumbersome, with many Americans claiming that they struggled to get access to benefits due to outdated and underfunded systems, and one survey estimating that 4 million claims have gone unfiled.Business Insider talked to ...
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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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America Doesn’t Have A Coherent Strategy For Asymptomatic Testing. It Needs One.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Dr. Sara Cody, health officer of Santa Clara County, California, was tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. Her contact tracers were telling people exposed to COVID-19 that they needed to get tested, but when some went to testing sites, health care providers turned them away because they didn’t ...
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From Facebook to Tesla, here are the lesser-known cofounders of some of the biggest tech companies in the world

Apple cofounders Steve Wozniak, left, and Steve Jobs. Kimberly White / REUTERS Most of the world's most famous tech entrepreneurs had help building their companies.And while Mark Zuckerberg's and Steve Job's cofounders didn't all become household names, they're still credited with bringing Facebook and Apple to life.Tesla, for instance, had four cofounders, and none of them was Elon Musk. And Jack Dorsey is one of four people who helped create Twitter.Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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The Best Electrical Engineering Colleges in Illinois

. {display:none !important;} .code-block {display:none !important;} .sovrn_ad_unit  {display:none !important;} When you look for the best electrical engineering colleges in Illinois, you will find four quality schools, including the University of Illinois in the twin cities of Urbana and Champaign, Northwestern University at Evanston, the University of Chicago and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and North Central College in Naperville. The University of Illinois at Urb...
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40 states are approved for Trump's $300 federal unemployment payment. But it could still leave out up to 1.5 million low-wage workers.

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts President Donald Trump is pushing states to set up a program for a $300 weekly supplement to state unemployment benefits from the federal government.40 states are approved for the federal payments, and six have started distributing the money to jobless people.But it mandates that people must earn at least $100 in state benefits, a threshold experts say could leave out up to 1.5 million part-time and gig workers from getting federal aid."The people I'm most worried ar...
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The Street: How Voluntary Reverse Mortgage Interest Payments Impact the Loan

If a borrower elects to make voluntary payments on a reverse mortgage’s interest to manage its compounding, there can be positive tax benefits for the borrower who is seeking to manage their retirement finances by the use of home equity through a reverse mortgage. This is according to Shelley Giordano, co-founder of the Academy for Home Equity in Financial Planning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and of enterprise integration at Mutual of Omaha Mortgage in a new column at The Stre...
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