Maja Markovic 011
Google and Yelp keep deleting my scathing reviews of the Mariana Trench, the Chernobyl reactor core, the jet stream, and the equator.
[*disables social networking accounts*] [*social isolation increases*] Wait, why does this ALSO feel bad?
Good point--making no decision is itself a decision. So that's a THIRD option I have to research!
I've decided to score all my conversations using chess win-loss notation. (??)
Bad Map Projection: Time Zones
This is probably the first projection in cartographic history that can be criticized for its disproportionate focus on Finland, Mongolia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
You have to be careful doing this. Sometimes, when you push the whisker down, dynamite explodes.
I have accidentally watered virtually every person and object in Pelican Town.
Maybe if I spin it back and forth really fast I can do some kind of pulse-width modulation.
All You Can Eat
After my absent-mindedness resulted in a bad posterboard-related stomachache, I learned to do the sign-making place last.
Book: Gather Out of Star-Dust
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Panel explores history of abstract art by African Americans
A panel discussion titled “Abstract Politics: A Conversation on the History of Exhibiting and Collecting Abstract Art” will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St.
Yale winners at the Oscars
Two Yale alumni walked away with “Best of” Oscars at the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony held Feb. 26 in Los Angeles.
Common bacterium may help control disease-bearing mosquitoes
Genes from a common bacterium can be harnessed to sterilize male insects, a tool that can potentially control populations of both disease-bearing mosquitoes and agricultural pests, researchers at Yale University and Vanderbilt University report in related studies published Feb. 27 in two Nature jour...
Genetic risk of autism spectrum disorder linked to evolutionary brain benefit
Genetic variants linked to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have been positively selected during human evolution because they also contribute to enhanced cognition, a new Yale study suggests.
Making college affordable for all was focus of ATI Presidential Roundtable
How do colleges and universities make themselves more accessible to high-achieving, lower- to moderate-income students while also ensuring the students’ success once they’re enrolled? Yale President Peter Salovey joined former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a growing coalition of college and u...
February on the MacMillan Report
Rapid urbanization in Saigon and prehistoric projectile hunting weapons were two of the topics explored in February on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. There were also talks about ho...
Q&A: Award-winning urban ethnographer Elijah Anderson on illuminating issues that affect the world
Yale sociology professor and renowned urban ethnographer Elijah Anderson was recently honored with the Eastern Sociological Society’s Merit Award for his “outstanding contributions to the discipline, the profession, and the Eastern Sociological Society.”
Do political beliefs affect online dating? Q&A with political scientist Gregory Huber
It is a truism that politics makes for strange bedfellows, but there is evidence that it also makes for normal bedfellows.
Celebrating the history of Gibbs Lab and the future of science at Yale
Yale saluted its scientific legacy and looked ahead to a new era of research and discovery during a Feb. 21 ceremony to mark the demolition of J.W. Gibbs Laboratories on Science Hill.
Homesteading in Harlem
Harlem—America’s most famous neighborhood—transformed in the late twentieth century from the epitome of urban crisis to the most vivid embodiment of urban revival. Yet while observers point to Harlem as a dramatic exemplar of gentrification, historian Brian Goldstein locates the genesis of Harlem’s ...
The Oral History of a Black Homeland
A dominant narrative of black life in the twentieth century is the Great Migration, the response to oppression and dispossession in the rural South that propelled millions of African Americans to leave the land. In A Mind to Stay, though, historian Syd Nathans focuses on those who remained in the So...
On Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers
At yesterday’s swearing in ceremony for beleaguered attorney general pick Jeff Sessions, President Trump signed three executive orders regarding law enforcement. One reiterated standing policy against international criminal cartels; another reinforced Trump and Sessions’s inaccurate representations ...
American Democracy Is Not a Machine
Democracy: A Case Study stems from a course that historian David Moss developed in order to bring the strengths of the Harvard Business School’s case study method to conversations about governance, citizenship, and democracy. In the spirit of that course, the book highlights nineteen key episodes in...
Research Libraries, University Presses Oppose Trump’s Immigration Order
President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily barring entry into the US by individuals from seven countries is contrary to the values held by libraries and presses, and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) stand unequivocally op...
A Statue for Red Ellen
British MP “Red” Ellen Wilkinson was one of the first female delegates in the United Nations. She played a central role in Britain’s postwar Labour government and introduced free milk and school dinners as education secretary. A passionate believer in social justice in post World War One Britain, El...
Trump Suit Alleges Corruption
As reported by the New York Times, a group of constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers will today file a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business to accept payments from foreign govern...
Small Steps Towards Truth
Historian Renee Romano’s Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America’s Civil Rights Murders, a paperback edition of which we’ll publish this spring, investigates the ways in which reopening the cases of the civil rights era’s most infamous unsolved killings has resulted in complicated conflicts between le...
HUP Director Announces Retirement
William P. Sisler, director of Harvard University Press, has announced that he will retire at the end of this academic year. As the press’s director for nearly 27 years, Sisler provided vision and leadership during a period of significant transition in the publishing world. “We are grateful that Bil...
Continuing Agony in Tibet: The Destruction of Larung Gar
Tibet in Agony: Lhasa 1959, written by Jianglin Li and translated by Susan Wilf, draws extensively on newly available Chinese civil and military sources to provide the most comprehensive assessment to date of the pivotal moment in modern Tibetan history: the Dalai Lama’s flight into exile and the Ch...
Computer scientist Jennifer Widom named dean of Stanford School of Engineering
Widom, an innovator in engineering education, taught one of Stanford’s first MOOCs.
Experts urge more research on people’s mindsets
Stanford scholars, including psychology professor Alia Crum, encourage more healthcare professionals to place emphasis on the importance of people’s mindsets and social context in healing.
New tool reduces risk of triggering manmade earthquakes
A new software tool can help reduce the risk of triggering manmade earthquakes by calculating the probability that oil and gas production activities will trigger slip in nearby faults.
Stanford affirms commitment to military veterans with expanded benefits, programs
Stanford has expanded academic, social and cultural programs for U.S. military veterans and active-duty service members, says Dustin Noll, specialist in the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities, and recently established a new policy that financially benefits veterans who receive VA educational...
Stanford shines under sun and smiles on Family Weekend
Nearly 4,000 family members visited Stanford over the weekend to roam the grounds, sample college life and, most of all, spend time with their students. University photographer Linda Cicero captured some of the moments.
Stanford chemist John Ross dies at 90
John Ross, a professor of chemistry at Stanford and recipient of the National Medal of Science, was a forward-thinking researcher known also for his humor and wisdom. He passed away after a brief illness on Feb. 18 at the age of 90.
Stanford’s new initiatives highlight Iran’s art, culture
Over the past several years, the Stanford Iranian Studies Program has focused on bringing important Iranian artists to Stanford and building awareness of Iran’s art history and culture through new programs and classes.
Faculty Senate hears reports on campus climate, Stanford Earth
The speakers at the Feb. 23 meeting included President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Pamela Matson, dean of the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. At the meeting the senate passed a resolution to establish a Residential Programs Faculty Board, and Hans Weiler, academic secretary, encou...
Faculty Senate hears Title IX update
At the Feb. 23 Faculty Senate meeting, Catherine Glaze, Title IX coordinator, and Pamela Karlan, chair of the Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault Policies and Practices, presented reports on Stanford’s Pilot Student Title IX Process.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at Stanford
Sonia Sotomayor, who joined the U.S. Supreme Court in 2009, will converse with Stanford Law School Dean Mary Elizabeth Magill in Memorial Auditorium on March 10. The event is open only to faculty, staff and students.
Alumni Day honorees Kuczynski, Schmidt stress solutions for global challenges
The recipients of Princeton's top alumni awards underscored solutions for the political and technological challenges of today and the future at the University's annual Alumni Day on Saturday, Feb. 25. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, president of Peru, spoke of a new age in Latin America, while Eric Schmidt, ...
Princeton-Intel collaboration breaks new ground in studies of the brain
A collaboration between researchers at Princeton and Intel has enabled rapid progress on the ability to decode digital brain data, scanned using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions.
Claiborne receives Luce Scholarship for internship in popular art in Asia
Princeton senior Monique Claiborne has been awarded a Luce Scholarship that will allow her to spend the next year in Asia. She hopes to pursue an internship in the entertainment business in Seoul, South Korea, such as at a record label, film production studio or arts magazine.
John Mather, remembered as a 'great mathematician,' dies at 74
Princeton University Professor of Mathematics John Mather, remembered as a "great mathematician" with a reserved and pleasant demeanor, died Jan. 28 of complications from prostate cancer at his home in Princeton. He was 74.
FACULTY AWARD: Lisanti named 2017 Cottrell Scholar
Mariangela Lisanti, a Princeton University assistant professor of physics, was among 24 early-career scientists nationwide to be named a 2017 Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Lisanti received the $100,000 award for her project, "Confronting the Dark Matter Par...
Worms farm germs: Discovery illuminates complex natural relationships
Princeton University researchers have found that the roundworms Caenorhabditis elegans have a sure-fire method of ensuring a steady supply of a bacteria they eat — they grow their own. The worms carry the bacteria Escherichia coli along with them, and drop bacteria along the way to create thrivi...
Medical innovations, smart sensors and more impress judges at Innovation Forum
At this year's Innovation Forum at Princeton, Robert Pagels had three minutes to pitch his team's new method to cram several months' worth of medicine into a single injection.
Schmidt Fund awards go to projects with transformative potential
Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.
FACULTY AWARD: Six Princeton faculty named 2017 Sloan Fellows
Six Princeton University faculty members were among the 126 researchers from the United States and Canada named as 2017 Sloan Research Fellows. Awarded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the $60,000 fellowships recognize promising early-career scientists who have been nominated by their colleagues. ...
Social exclusion leads to conspiratorial thinking, study finds
Recent polls have shown that many white, working-class people in America feel pushed out by society, a reason why many voted for President Donald Trump. Many of these supporters latched onto misinformation spread online, especially stories that justified their own beliefs. New research may show why ...
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This Chilling Photo Collection Captures Fascinating Black History Artifacts
For over nine years, Wendel White has been venturing to countless museums throughout the U.S. to photograph historical black artifacts for his “Manifest” photo series. From a lock of Frederick Douglass’ hair and FBI files on Malcolm X to a tambourine once played by Prince, White’s collection of near...
'Sesame Street' Shares Rad Vintage Clips To Celebrate Black History Month
This February, parents, educators and entertainers have celebrated Black History Month with lessons about hidden figures, original pieces of art and other powerful tributes. “Sesame Street” honored black history by unearthing some old clips from its archive. The show shared three vintage clips featu...
Trump And DeVos Push Failing School Voucher Plan
Donald Trump and Betsy “Amway” DeVos will probably dismiss a recent New York Times article highlighting the failure of voucher programs in Indiana, Louisiana, and Ohio to improve student learning as “fake news.” The problem in dismissing the Times report, at least for them, is that at least two of t...
Price Tag For Trump Voucher Program Publicized March 13th?
When Donald Trump announced that his $20 billion “plan to provide school choice to every disadvantaged student in America” on September 08, 2016, at an Ohio charter school itself having low grades by the state’s standards, he did not offer details regarding where, exactly, the $20 billion would come...
The Myth Of The Liberal Campus
This week has not been great for free speech in the U.S. The Trump administration excluded certain news outlets from an informal briefing with Sean Spicer, Republican lawmakers across the U.S. have been introducing bills aimed at curbing protesting in at least 18 states, and Betsy DeVos decided to r...
Actually, Betsy DeVos, There Is Such A Thing As A Free Lunch
When Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, she began her remarks with a brief introduction. “I’m Betsy DeVos. You may have heard some of the ‘wonderful’ things the mainstream media has called me lately,” she said. “I, however, pride my...
Watch Ellen DeGeneres Give College Scholarships To A Whole Senior Class
This shows you should never take higher learning for granted. On her show Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres surprised an entire high school senior class of students from Brooklyn, New York City, with college scholarships provided by Walmart. The reaction of all 41 kids from Summit Academy Charter School wil...
Caitlyn Jenner Says Trump's Blow To Transgender Rights Is A 'Disaster'
Caitlyn Jenner broke her silence on President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse federal guidance on protections for transgender students against discrimination, calling the move a “disaster.” Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist, tweeted a video Thursday evening in which she directly called out Trump...
Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed Ideas Of Bush-Obama With My Own Failed Ideas
Betsy DeVos gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), explaining that the programs created by George W. Bush and Barack Obama had failed, and she would replace them with her own ideas. She did not point out that her own ideas have failed too. Just look at the mess she has...
Betsy DeVos at CPAC: Obama's Guidance For Transgender Students Was 'Overreach'
After reports surfaced that she opposed the Trump administration’s recent withdrawal of federal guidance that supports transgender students’ rights, Betsy DeVos emphasized her support for the move at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. “Let me just say this issue was a very huge ...
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William Morris’s utopian plan to cut working hours | Letters
William Morris (Review, 22 February) did indeed suggest in News from Nowhere that everyone could and would enjoy work, but his utopia is not “predicated on” that idea alone, but on abolition of the profit motive. This key economic change, Morris believed, would indeed make work pleasurable, and also...
Digital photo project to show Sistine Chapel in unprecedented detail
Three-volume collection uses 270,000 digital frames to reproduce Michelangelo frescoes with 99.9% accuracyThe last time the entire Sistine Chapel was photographed for posterity, digital photography was in its infancy and words such as pixels were bandied about mostly by computer nerds and Nasa scien...
How we made Cockney Rebel’s Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)
Steve Harley: ‘No one knew it at the time, but the song is about the guys who walked out of the band’In 1974, my band Cockney Rebel were on a roll. We’d had hits with Judy Teen and Mr Soft and a sold-out UK tour had generated hysteria. At some venues, police on horseback were needed to get us out. I...
PwC issues apology after Oscars best picture envelope mistake
Accounting firm in charge of vote counting vows to investigate error that led to La La Land being awarded by mistake• Anatomy of a fiasco: how the announcement cock-up occuredPricewaterhouseCoopers, the accountancy firm that has overseen the counting of the Oscars ballots for 83 years, has apologise...
Revived: the 1930s London gay members' club raided by police
Caravan Club, once billed as the capital’s greatest bohemian rendezvous, recreated for National Trust and National Archives Queer City projectTo some, the Caravan Club was a fun place offering friendship and “all-night gaiety”; to others it was “absolutely a sink of iniquity … only frequented by sex...
Are small, unbranded Waterstones stores really a threat to independent bookshops?
The bookselling giant has opened three unmarked outposts in small towns – but indie retailers say anything that puts books on the high street is a good moveWhen is a Trojan horse not a Trojan horse? When it is a branch of Waterstones. So says managing director James Daunt, eager to reassure retailer...
Wrongbestfilmgate was a moment of pure chaos – my night of shocks at the Oscars
The Guardian film critic’s first Academy Awards ceremony delivered selfies, supercharged excitement and an upset that left everyone dazedAll the leaves are brown and the sky is grey as I leave dreary Britain for my date with celebrity destiny … in Los Angeles, California. I was heading for the Acade...
Bill Paxton obituary
Actor known for his roles in Aliens, Titanic, Twister and Apollo 13Bill Paxton, who has died aged 61 from complications following surgery, was a lively and endearing character actor. Stocky, with a knack for conveying bareknuckle vitality as well as a more considered intelligence and tenderness, he ...
Moonlight stars say Oscars blunder ‘disrespectful to La La Land' – video
Moonlight stars Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders discuss Sunday night’s blunder at the Oscars in which La La Land was mistakenly awarded Best Picture, when in fact Moonlight had won the award. Rhodes said it was an unfortunate moment for the cast and crew behind La La Land: ‘It was a disrespectful...
White Helmets dedicate Oscar to humanitarian workers – video
Raed al-Saleh, the head of the White Helmets – a volunteer rescue group that operates in rebel-held parts of Syria, gives an acceptance speech from Syria after a film about his group won an Oscar for best short documentary. The footage was posted to the group’s Facebook accountConfusion as Moonlight...
One Millennial's Case For Continuing To Accept Money From His Parents
One Millennial shares why he's OK with occasionally relying on the bank of mom and dad to help him fund his life.
How EdTech Entrepreneurs Seek To Enhance Language Learning
Recent technological developments have expanded the potential of technology to enhance language learning. Despite the fact that the measurable impact of technological tools on language learning outcomes is inconclusive, many entrepreneurs continue to use technology to foster language acquisition.
How To Ace Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Public Service Loan Forgiveness can save you thousands of dollars on your student loans. Do you qualify?
Legal Education's Other Challenge: Retraining Practicing Lawyers For A New Marketplace
Legal education has a big challenge--and it's not the usual story of the Academy's failure to turn out debt-free, gainfully employed graduates with the skills to thrive in the marketplace. It's the challenge of re-educating practicing lawyers. Here are some solutions.
What Do You Do? 'I Cook, I Eat, I Make TV Shows, I'm Just Me'
The rambunctious chef and Vice personality explains the importance of buckling down and really learning a craft well.
Sharpen Your Analytics Skills With These 5 Free Book Sources
Here are five great sources for free textbooks on analytics-related topics.
It's Not Enough For Working Class Kids To Get Into College
Working class students are under-represented in higher education, but even when they get there the struggle is far from over.
Paying For College: Crowdfunding
You can raise funds for college through crowdfunding. It can help reduce your student loan burden.
For-Profit College Stocks: How Long Will The Trump Bump Last?
The oft-scrutinized for-profit education industry may see less scrutiny in coming years and investors have taken notice. Is this optimism based on speculation about DeVos and Trump's plans for education or strong fundamentals in the sector's leading companies?
School Spending Will Likely Claim More Victims Yet
The school funding crisis is biting hard and has already claimed one victim -- but she is unlikely to be the last.
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What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 19, 2016
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation about what you see and why via a live, moderated discussion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.
Do College Rankings Really Matter?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of consulting published lists of top colleges and universities?
Article of the Day | ‘I, Too, Sing America’
What objects and experiences will be part of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture?
Word of the Day + Quiz | adorn
This word has appeared in 106 New York Times articles in the past year.
Film Club | Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’
In this short Op-Ed film, Jay Z describes in detail why the United States government's four-decade war on drugs is unjust and ineffective.
Do You Want Your Parents to Stop Asking You ‘How Was School?’
How do you talk about school with your parents? Do they ask you how your day was every afternoon? Or does school only come up when you're in trouble?
Article of the Day | ‘Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?’
Someone quoted in the article you are about to read says "There are two adolescent imperatives: to resist authority and to contribute to community." Do you agree? Why or why not?
Picture Prompt | Speech Bubble
What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to recent news events?
Word of the Day + Quiz | parsimony
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.
Class warfare: Growing competition between universities is changing student life
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Competition between universities is hotting up. That is changing student life Print Headline:&nbsp; Class warfare Print Fly ...
The shaping of the law in America: Why the American legal system is so flexible
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; A book on law professors illuminates the bitterly contested ideas behind the fight for the Supreme Court and the founding principles of America Print Headline:&nbsp; ...
An academic dispute: A plan to shake up British universities meets opposition in the House of Lords
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The Lords fight the government’s plans to reshape higher education Print Headline:&nbsp; An academic dispute Print Fly Title...
Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging Print Headline:...
Business schools: Campus vs beach
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The full-time MBA is under pressure from specialist degrees and online education Print Headline:&nbsp; Campus vs beach Print...
Race and university admissions: Why the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action programme
UNTIL last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 28-year veteran on the Supreme Court bench, had never voted to uphold a race-based affirmative action policy. But on June 23rd, he did just that, writing an opinion that disappointed the supporters of Abigail Fisher (pictured), a white woman who felt she w...
Computing boot-camps: Risks and rewards
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Education: The class ceiling
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Private higher education: Could do better
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What's in a name?: A battle rages over the renaming of a law school after Antonin Scalia
IT IS in part an accident of geography that George Mason University has become a sprawling public institution. It sits in the prosperous Northern Virginia suburb of Fairfax County, home to thousands of lawyers, lobbyists and bureaucrats who work in Washington, DC. Proximity to the nation's capital m...
The Telegraph - Culture
How Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese brought 1970s New York to TV
Martin Scorsese tells Jane Mulkerrins how, with Mick Jagger’s help, he’s recreating the Manhattan music scene of 1973 for new HBO series Vinyl
Jilly Cooper hits out at 'fatal' impact of local government cuts to libraries
Cooper, who has an OBE for services to literature, has attacked David Cameron for allowing more than 350 libraries to close across Britain
Watership Down and other films that scared us witless
The 20 best TV chefs
As James Martin leaves Saturday Kitchen, Michael Hogan counts down the all-time best small-screen cooks
Alas, poor William
Telegraph View: Perhaps the tale is true that Horace Walpole, the dilettante antiquary, had Shakespeare's skull stolen to order
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl backs teen band banned from practising in their garage due to noise
Dave Grohl writes to Cornwall Council in bid to overturn youngsters band practice ban
10 on-screen couples who couldn't stand each other in real life
Just because your on-screen characters love each other, doesn't mean you can stand the person who plays them
The Kray twins: unseen pictures of Ronnie and Reggie
Described as the most dangerous men in Britain, the Ronnie and Reggie Kray were never shy about posing for the cameras. And as these unseen images show, they revelled in their reputations right from the start. These photographs, which feature in a new book on the brothers, were drawn from the privat...
TV hunks through history
Well, hello Mr Darcy: a look at TV hunks through history
Money men in films: picture special
Look at 10 great films about money men and Wall Street, including Rogue Trader
The New York Times - Education
Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Will Lose the Fight Over Bathrooms for Transgender Students
Fortunately, the president can’t change what Title IX says and means. Those jobs still belong to Congress and the federal courts.
School Choice: Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins
The new studies come at an interesting moment, with a proponent of vouchers newly in charge of the Education Department.
Trump Rescinds Rules on Bathrooms for Transgender Students
The administration reversed a policy that allowed students to use the bathrooms of their choice at school, an order that caused an internal rift.
Investigation of Former City College President Expands
Prosecutors are looking into whether Lisa S. Coico received tens of thousands of dollars in unauthorized payments from the school’s oldest alumni fund.
For-Profit Schools, an Obama Target, See New Day Under Trump
The Education Department, whose scrutiny has led hundreds of campuses to close, is now led by Betsy DeVos, who has investments in the industry.
Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead
Protesters and heated exchanges on Twitter were an immediate display of the type of fierce resistance the new education secretary can expect to face.
Universities Face Pressure to Hold the Line on Title IX
The main goal of those involved in the effort is to convince college presidents that the Obama-era policies have positively transformed the lives of women on college campuses.
College Costs Too Much? N.Y.U. Paves Way to Graduate Faster
New York University will offer more classes, broaden its allowance for transfer credits and advise students on creating schedules to finish in three years.
Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes
A free math camp for middle-school students from New York’s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.
Intel Drops Its Sponsorship of Science Fairs, Prompting an Identity Crisis
The chip giant is ending its support of the fairs and sponsoring newer events like homemade engineering contests. Critics say the traditional fairs are as vital as ever.
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Freedom of information | Politics | The Guardian
Despite some progress in addressing information requests from the public and media, state institutions are still cloaked in secrecy, said the country’s commissioner for information of public interest.
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Middle Eastern Movies Win Oscars From Afar
Key players behind winning Middle Eastern movies were absent from the Academy Awards ceremony, in a sign that renewed tensions between the U.S. and some countries in the region are reverberating in the cultural sphere.
The World's Most Radical Experiment in Monetary Policy Isn't Working
A generation of Japanese have grown accustomed to falling prices. That’s presented a seemingly impassable obstacle to the central bank, whose negative interest rates and other stimulus policies were supposed to spur wage and price increases.
South Korea Leader Refuses to Extend Probe of Scandal
South Korea’s acting president, Hwang Kyo-ahn, said he wouldn’t extend a February deadline for a special prosecutor’s probe into a wide-ranging political corruption scandal, prompting opposition calls for Mr. Hwang’s impeachment.
North Korea Executes Officials as Malaysia Probe Continues
North Korea executed five senior officials with antiaircraft guns, South Korea said, amid allegations that the Pyongyang government had coordinated the killing of Kim Jong Un’s half brother in Malaysia
Saudi King Leads Hundreds of Princes, Clerics, Military Officials on Asia Trip
Monarchy tries to build economic and religious ties in region, taking more independent tack after tensions with U.S. ally.
Philippine Militants Claim Killing of German Hostage
Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video purporting to show the beheading of German hostage Jurgen Kantner, after a ransom deadline lapsed Sunday.
Indonesian Police Kill Terror Suspect in Bomb Attack
Police shot and killed a man suspected of belonging to a terror group with ties to Islamic State, after he exploded a bomb in Bandung.
Eurozone Business Confidence Grows Despite Impending Elections
Eurozone businesses grew more optimistic about their prospects in February, as a measure of confidence among service providers rose to its highest level since before the global financial crisis.
Indian Workers in U.S. Fear a Trump H-1B Crackdown
President Donald Trump’s plan to re-examine a range of visa programs to protect American jobs has many Indian engineers and computer scientists employed by U.S. tech companies putting life plans on hold and questioning career decisions.
A Rabbi's Quest to Make His Corner of Siberia Kosher Again
It’s tough being observant in Russia’s remote Jewish Autonomous Region. Eli Riss aims to fix that by shipping in beef from 5,000 miles away.
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LGBT Students Work to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools for all Students
Yesterday, myself and four other LGBTQ Activists from GLSEN had the honor of sitting down with US Secretary of Education, Dr. John King, in his second to last day in office. Amid a changing administration, the Secretary offered his words of advice, and listened to our experiences as LGBTQ students a...
Creating an Educational System that Supports Democracy Through Student Activism
Education is the great engine of our democracy, and the fuel for that engine is the opportunities students have to engage in activism on issues that are important to them. It is the job of adult allies to nurture and support students in this endeavor. Seven student leaders from across the country c...
A New Principal — Again
Nine times in twenty-eight years of teaching I’ve gone through the training of a new principal in my high school. Nine times! And to make matters more frustrating, the replacement always seems to be the philosophical and pedagogical opposite of the one he or she is replacing. The gentle farmer repl...
Launching ED’s Developer Hub
Today, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) launches its first developer hub, a dedicated space for centralizing our developer resources, documenting open government efforts at the agency, and celebrating what you have built using ED data and code. Work began last year to redesign how the Departmen...
4 Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers
1. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Forgives the remaining balance on your Federal Direct Loans after 120 qualifying payments (10 years). View complete program details at StudentAid.gov/publicservice. Here are some highlights: This program has the broadest employment qualification requ...
How to Fill Out the FAFSA When You Have More Than One Child in College
Having one child who is heading to college can be stressful, but having to help multiple children at the same time can feel like too much to manage. While I can’t save you from a forgotten application deadline or the “how to do your own laundry” lessons, hopefully, I can help make the financial aid ...
Which College Is Right for You? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself
“So, where are you going to school next year?” Sometimes it feels like this is the only question people ask you. Maybe you’ve been dreaming about a certain university, or maybe you have no idea what you even want to do with your life, let alone where to go to school. Choosing the right program Conti...
5 Financial Aid Tips for Parents (from a Parent)
Happy New (School) Year! The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time in our home. For my kids, it’s the anticipation of going back to school, making new friends, and the start of soccer! For my husband and me, it’s the joy of getting back to a routine. This year is slightly Continue ...
10 Myths About the FAFSA and Applying for Financial Aid
There’s so much information available about financial aid for college that it can be hard to tell the facts from fiction. We’ve got you covered! Here are some common myths about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)—and we’ll give you the real scoop. MYTH 1: My...
3 Types of FAFSA Deadlines You Should Pay Attention To
Ah, deadlines. The sworn enemy of students across the nation. When you’re busy with classes, extracurricular activities, and a social life in whatever time you’ve got left, it’s easy to lose track and let due dates start whooshing by. All of a sudden, your U.S. history paper is due at midnight, and ...
Diversity goals plague New Orleans schools fighting segregation
Bricolage Academy, a New Orleans charter that has become increasingly white since it opened a few years ago, plans to start weighting its lottery system to retain diversity.
Standing desks, other design elements can significantly improve outcomes
A handful of recent studies have identified benefits for student insulin levels, engagement and neurocognitive function after using standing desks or generally sitting less in class.
Teens want to impress each other, and teachers can use that to their advantage
Teenagers may not be motivated by the threat of a low grade, but former teacher Christina Gil says they can often be coerced into caring if their peers become their audience.
Arkansas superintendent has overseen massive population growth, change
When Springdale Superintendent Jim Rollins took over in 1980, his district had 5,000 mostly white students and now it has 21,500 students — many from Central America or the Marshall Islands.
Washington district to consolidate growing population with Kindergarten center
The Mukilteo School District, north of Seattle, is responding to a state requirement to offer full-day kindergarten and growing enrollment by opening a new center that will serve 550 kindergartners.
Maryland has spent more than $2M in legal fees defending against discrimination suit
The state's higher education commission has amassed a large bill for legal fees in a battle over program duplication involving its four historically black colleges.
Ohio finds $1B in higher ed savings
The state's public institutions have submitted plans to save more and to generate more revenue over the next five years in support of increased college affordability.
Embattled accreditor receives federal lifeline
A federal panel grants reprieve for an accreditor which skeptics say allows member schools to maintain bad practices in higher ed administration.
International students sound off on campus experiences
A new survey reveals the improvements non-American students want to see in curriculum and engagement from American colleges and universities.
North Dakota moves to weaken tenure protections
A new policy would make it easier for college presidents to dismiss faculty due to budget cuts.
Hey, Students: 5 Things That Are Wrong With Your Cover Letter
If your resume, your cover letter and your writing samples don't tell a story, we may not be interested.
Decades Later, Translation Of Jewish Text Will Open Zohar's Gates To English Speakers
The translation of a rare Jewish text is almost done, thanks to Berkeley scholar Daniel Matt. This May, publishers will release the final volume of the authoritative English translation of the Zohar.
Which Colleges Might Give You The Best Bang For Your Buck?
A recent study looked at colleges across the country and which ones were able to graduate low-income students into high earning jobs.
For Black College Prospects, Belonging And Safety Often Top Ivy Prestige
Over the past three years, nearly a third of HBCUs have seen at least a 20 percent increase in applications, which correlates with protests over high-profile racial-violence incidents.
Doctor Takes Death Education To High School Classrooms
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Dr. Jessica Zitter about preparing high-school students to deal with end-of-life care. Zitter is a critical care and palliative medical doctor in Oakland, Calif.
Transgender Students, For-Profit Colleges And Changes To The SAT
Our weekly recap of the latest national education news. Highlights: Betsy DeVos spoke to a major conservative gathering, and the College Board took steps to fight cheating.
Mildred Dresselhaus, 'Queen Of Carbon' And Nanoscience Trailblazer, Dies At 86
The daughter of poor immigrants, Dresselhaus became science royalty for her work with carbon materials. Along the way she opened opportunities for female scientists that didn't exist when she started.
Liz Coleman: How Do We Teach College Students To Ask Big Questions?
Former Bennington College President Liz Coleman believes higher education is overly-specialized & complacent. She says we need to encourage students to ask bigger questions and take more risks.
In Eastern Virginia, Mixed Feelings on Trump's Trans Restroom Guidance
Gloucester County, Va., is embroiled in a battle over transgender restrooms. The case of one of its high school students is slated to be argued before the Supreme Court next month.
Trump And Transgender Rights: What Just Happened?
On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Obama-era guidance on transgender students' rights in schools. Here's what that means for the Supreme Court and for students in school right now.