Maja Markovic 011
Using a classic Timothy Zahn EU/Legends novel is bad enough, but at least the style and setting aren't too far off. If you really want to mess with people, try using Splinter of the Mind's Eye.
It's cool, it's totally ethical--they're all programmed to hunt whichever bird of prey is most numerous at the moment, so they leave the endangered ones alone until near the end.
Gonna feel even dumber when I realize that all this time he's been talking into a bluetooth thingy and we're not actually friends.
Genetic Testing Results
That's very exciting! The bad news is that it's a risk factor for a lot of things.
According to these blood tests, you're like 30% cereal.
The pile gets soaked with data and starts to get mushy over time, so it's technically recurrent.
Technically, both cars are haunted, but the murder ghosts can't stand listening to the broken GPS for more than a few minutes.
WHEN I WAS ON A BOAT I DROPPED MY PHONE CAN U LOOK FOR IT
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“YES!” at the School of Architecture celebrates the work of its graduating students
The Yale School of Architecture (YSoA) will present the work of graduate and undergraduate architecture students from the 2016-2017 academic year in “YES!” — this year’s annual year-end show. The work on display demonstrates a wide range of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, formal, and...
Yale, other universities filed amicus brief in case upholding injunction against Muslim travel ban
Yale and other universities filed an amicus brief in
Concerts, festivals, tennis, fireworks, and more to highlight summer in the city
From concerts on the Green by the Stylistics and Sheila E, to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the Connecticut Open tennis tournament, Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks, and much more — New Haven will be a hub of activity this summer.
Optic probes shed light on binge-eating
Activating neurons in an area of the brain not previously associated with feeding can produce binge-eating behavior in mice, a new Yale study finds.
Study: Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth’s biodiversity
A new study finds that major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5% of land is set aside to protect key species.
Ed Bass names new lecture hall for Yale’s O.C. Marsh
The state-of-the-art, 500-seat lecture hall will be a premier part of the new Yale Science Building, now under construction — just one of a series of projects designed to transform Science Hill and make it a more integral part of the Yale campus.
Update to faculty on graduate student unionization
The following message was sent to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) faculty by FAS Dean Tamar Gendler and GSAS Dean Lynn Cooley on May 25. Yale’s 316th Commencement was a joyous celebration for the 3,618 graduates and their families. All of us...
Update on graduate student unionization
Tamar Gender, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Lynn Cooley, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, sent the message below to FAS and GSAS faculty updating them on the graduate student unionization drive at Yale. The message outlined Yale’s position on graduation student un...
The Week Ender: Happenings May 26-28
The Week Ender appears every Thursday in Yale News and offers highlights of the many activities taking place at the university Friday-Sunday.
Peabody’s ‘Beauty and the Beetle’: Art and photos show insects’ ‘marvels’
“Beauty and the Beetle: Coleoptera in Art and Science,” an exhibit that aims to inspire an appreciation of the Earth’s most diverse denizens, opens Saturday, May 27 at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.
On Literary Chronology
This month brings the publication of A New Literary History of Modern China, a volume that amasses 161 essays by 143 authors under the editorship of David Der-wei Wang. Intended for readers interested in understanding modern China through its literary and cultural dynamics, the book follows the s...
The Idea of the Muslim World
President Trump’s weekend address in Saudi Arabia, a centerpiece of his first foreign trip since taking office, was billed as an address to the “Muslim world,” much in the same way as President Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo. Though Trump’s focus on the threat of Iran undercut the notion of Muslim ...
Recognition for Translators
Since 1986, the French-American Foundation has awarded annual translation prizes for the best translation from French to English in fiction and nonfiction. We’re extremely pleased to see the translators of three HUP projects among the five nonfiction finalists for the 2017 prize: Nicholas Elliott...
The Origins of the American Antiquities Act
Citing “abuses of power by previous administrations,” President Trump last week signed an order directing the Interior Department to review national monuments created under the American Antiquities Act since 1996. The “Presidential Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act” ca...
A Life of Miłosz
Andrzej Franaszek’s Miłosz is the first full biography of Polish poet, essayist, and Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz. Miłosz was born in 1911, died in 2004, and was a witness to and participant in almost all of the crucial events of a century full of pain. Indeed, what comes across strongly in Fran...
On Jurij Striedter
Jurij Striedter, a prolific and influential scholar and a Harvard fixture for decades, passed away in June 2016. Below, in remarks prepared for a memorial held last month, Executive Editor for the Humanities Lindsay Waters recalls his long effort to bring a Jurij Striedter book to HUP. ----- I as...
Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility
Earlier this month, De Gruyter and a number of its partner presses—of which we’re one—launched a portal to provide educational institutions with free access to a collection of books and articles across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Dubbed “Rights, Action, and Social Responsibilit...
Bernard Bailyns Ideological Origins at Fifty
The catalog announcing the Harvard University Press books slated for publication in Spring 1965 included notice of the forthcoming release of Volume I of Pamphlets of the American Revolution, 1750-1776. In addition to the texts of 14 pamphlets selected for their importance in the growth of Americ...
Japans Popular Song Era
Since the 1980s, popular culture has been one of Japan’s most important and most visible exports, from video games and film to fashion and J-pop. But where did Japanese cool come from? What did it mean for Japan to have a “popular” culture? What was “Japanese culture” before the pop? And did popu...
The Cross in Contemporary Culture
As Easter approaches, and millions of Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate one of their most important religious holidays, we take a look at the symbol at the center of it all: the cross. A defining symbol of the Christian faith, the cross is recognized globally as a sign of love, los...
Senate pays tribute to John Etchemendy, hears report on Stanford Arts
Speakers at the May 25 meeting included special guest Jonathan R. Cole, a professor at Columbia University; Harry J. Elam, Jr., vice president for the arts; Alexander Nemerov, chair of art and art history; and Stephen Sano, professor (teaching) of music.
Stanford community honors winners of 2017 Amy J. Blue Awards
Stanford celebrated the accomplishments of the 2017 Amy J. Blue Award winners with an afternoon ceremony and reception in Lagunita Courtyard.
Ronald Alexander, professor emeritus of communication, dies
Ronald Alexander was best known for his attention to detail and dedication to his students. The professor emeritus of communication had a distinguished career at the National Film Board of Canada before joining the Stanford faculty in 1970.
Junot Díaz encourages community activism during lecture
Junot Díaz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, advocated for minority groups to come together and fight against oppression in his speech during the Presidential Lecture in the Humanities and Arts event.
High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys
Subjecting complex metal mixtures called high-entropy alloys to extremely high pressures could lead to finer control over the arrangement of their atoms, which in turn can result in more desirable properties.
Good books, like teachers, acknowledge children’s lives, says author Jacqueline Woodson
The acclaimed writer of young-adult fiction discussed her writing practice with Professor Harry Elam as part of the annual Cubberley Lecture.
Hoover Golden State Poll: Voters know what road to take on infrastructure
A new poll by the Hoover Institution asked Californians to choose which infrastructure investments they would be willing to see their taxes go up to pay for.
Geophysics champion George Thompson dies at 97
Thompson’s dedication to Stanford spanned seven decades, from his years as a student to research contributions as a faculty member.
Focus on small steps first, then shift to the larger goal
Research shows that incremental achievements are good early motivators, but their effect wanes as the finish line nears.
Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned
A Stanford Medicine inquiry showed that six out of seven wristband activity monitors measured heart rate within 5 percent. None, however, measured energy expenditure well.
In other words: Valedictorian Chow finds connection, purpose in language and life at Princeton
Jin Yun Chow's studies in Latin, German and Old Irish, as well as literature classes in Chinese and French, have taken the Princeton senior to the top of her class. A comparative literature major, Chow is the valedictorian of the Class of 2017.
Salutatorian Storey fuses computer science, classics
At Commencement on Tuesday, June 6, Storey will receive a B.S.E. in computer science and a certificate in Roman language and culture, and will follow the University tradition of delivering a speech in Latin as salutatorian of the Class of 2017.
Answers to common questions about navigating the new Princeton.edu
The University launched a redesigned main website May 18, and the Office of Communications has been tracking questions and comments from users on how to navigate the site. Here's a quick guide to answer the most commonly asked questions posed by faculty, staff, alumni, students, parents and others.
Marmoset monkeys learn to call the same way human infants learn to babble
A baby's babbles start to sound like speech more quickly if they get frequent vocal feedback from adults. Princeton University researchers have found the same type of feedback speeds the vocal development of infant marmoset monkeys, in the first evidence of such learning in nonhuman primates.
Princeton senior Ashmead receives Witherspoon Scholarship to study in Scotland
Princeton University senior Claire Ashmead has been awarded a Witherspoon Scholarship to study writing at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The scholarship honors the historic ties between Princeton and Edinburgh, highlighting the role of John Witherspoon at both institutions.
Senior thesis deepens the understanding of an architectural icon in Cuba
Isabella Douglas, a civil and environmental engineering major, loves old buildings. Her senior thesis focuses on an architectural icon in Cuba — an old ballet school — which she examined on site to learn in particular about the construction of its dome.
Lahiri receives PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story
Jhumpa Lahiri, professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, has received the 2017 PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story.
Kollár receives 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematics
János Kollár, the Donner Professor of Science and professor of mathematics at Princeton University, is a co-recipient of the 2017 Shaw Prize in mathematical sciences. Awarded by the Hong Kong-based Shaw Foundation, the Shaw Prize honors recent breakthroughs by researchers in the fields of mathema...
2017 Commencement events
Several University activities for undergraduate and graduate degree candidates and their families are planned for Sunday through Tuesday, June 4-6.
Kleiner, two Princeton alumni receive 2017 Kimmel Scholar Award for cancer research
Ralph Kleiner, an assistant professor of chemistry at Princeton and an undergraduate alumnus, and two other Princeton alumni, Hani Goodarzi of the University of California-San Francisco, a graduate alumnus; and Joseph Mancias of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, an undergraduate alumnus, have rec...
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The Trump Education Budget Will Dangerously Favor "Fast Food" Teachers
The average hourly pay for food service workers and cashiers in the United States at McDonald’s is $8.50. At Starbucks, employees earn an average of $9.43 an hour, but shift supervisors can make over $12 an hour. Full-time associates at Walmart are paid $13.38 an hour. Customer service associates...
New Orleans Principal Fired After Video Captures Him Wearing Nazi-Associated Rings
A charter school principal in New Orleans has lost his job after video surfaced of him appearing to wear Nazi-associated rings. The video, which appeared Thursday, shows then-Principal Nicholas Dean of Crescent Leadership Academy holding an American flag and a shield as he discusses talking to si...
Poor And Middle-Income Families Need A Better Way Than 529s To Save For College
By Robert H. Scott III, Monmouth University and Steven Pressman, Colorado State University A college education is increasingly necessary for success in today’s economy. It’s also increasingly expensive. Americans with a college degree earn, on average, US$1 million more over the course of their ...
Hillary Clinton Compares Trump To Nixon In Passionate Commencement Speech
Hillary Clinton offered a powerful message of resistance and hope during her commencement address to Wellesley College graduates Friday, taking the opportunity to skewer President Donald Trump. The former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee returned to her alma mater 48 ye...
Mom's Rant About End-Of-The-Year Half Days Goes Viral
The end of the school year can be a chaotic time between the teacher gifts, report cards, special events and summer planning. And then there are those half days... This mom is not having it. On May 23, blogger Susannah B. Lewis, aka Whoa Susannah, posted a video rant on Facebook. “What’...
Texas Teacher Gives 'Most Likely To Become A Terrorist' Award To 7th Grader
A Texas middle school principal plans to launch an investigation after a 7th-grade student was named “most likely to become a terrorist” in a mock award ceremony “I was shocked,” Lizeth Villanueva, a 13-year-old student at Anthony Aguirre Junior High in Houston, told Click2Houston. “[The teacher]...
For-Profit Colleges Sue To Block Protections For Defrauded Students and Taxpayers
A California-based trade group largely comprised of for-profit colleges late Wednesday sued Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to block a 2016 Obama administration regulation, called the borrower defense rule, aimed at protecting students from predatory college practices. The rule they attack ...
Oprah Celebrates Magical Young Black Women By Attending Their Grad Ceremonies
Oprah may be the epitome of black girl magic but even she can’t get enough of the amazing accomplishments from young black girls around the country. So she’s joining in on the celebration. This graduation season, the queen of media herself is going to commencement ceremonies for all of the young...
Betsy DeVos Is An Enemy Of LGBTQ People. Always Has Been. Always Will Be.
The video of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos confirming that she would allow private schools to receive federal dollars while they blatantly discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students is simply stunning. Congresswoman Katherine M. Clark, a Democrat from Massachusetts, as...
Ben Carson Says Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind,' Folks On Twitter Give Him A Piece Of Theirs
People on Twitter took Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to task after he said that poverty was a “state of mind.” The neurosurgeon, who previously caught heat for suggesting that slaves who were brought to America were “immigrants,” made the controversial comment during a Sirius...
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Live long and prosper: Patrick Stewart always knew Huddersfield Town would make it
Star Trek captain at Wembley to see his childhood heroes make it back to the top flight after 45 year absenceSir Patrick Stewart, the actor best known for playing Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, was thrilled last night to see his boyhood heroes Huddersfield Town cross the final...
Wonder Woman review – glass ceiling intact as Gal Gadot reduced to weaponised Smurfette
Hopes for DC’s plan to deliver a shot of oestrogen to the superhero movie are disappointed in a silly plot that enlists Diana of Themyscira to help win the first world warThose hoping a shot of oestrogen would generate a new kind of comic-book movie – and revive DC’s faltering movie universe – mi...
Is it time for Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow to walk the plank?
Now we’ve reached the fifth outing of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, it seems even the scriptwriting team have stopped caringBefore we condemn him to eternal rest in Davy Jones’ locker, it should be noted that Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow, eternal leading light of the Pirates of th...
Ravens by Masahisa Fukase review – a must for any serious photobook buff
This rare but celebrated book, 10 years in the making, reveals the late photographer’s affinity with birdsIn 1975, on a journey from Tokyo to Hokkaido, his hometown, Masahisa Fukase began to photograph the ravens he saw from the train window. Alighting at stations along the way, he captured the b...
More than the N-word: how a 'tense' Paul Beatty interview raises bigger questions | Steph Harmon
A controversial discussion at Sydney writers’ festival illustrates a broader truth: when it comes to conversations about race, Australia still has work to doEvery writers’ festival seems to have a flashpoint of controversy, and in Sydney at the weekend it was all about race.On the one hand, the h...
Eden on ice: seed banks - in pictures
These botanical backup systems aim to ensure the reintroduction of species after a catastrophic event. Dornith Doherty’s images include the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, recently breached by meltwater Continue reading...
One Hundred Years of Solitude, 50 years on
Gabriel García Márquez’s seminal saga was published two days before Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released, heralding the ‘summer of love’A rural Colombian epic written in Mexico City and published in Buenos Aires, One Hundred Years of Solitude came out 50 years ago, on 30 May 1967. I...
'Extraordinary' Raphael show to be big draw at Ashmolean in Oxford
Museum has collated 120 of Renaissance artist’s rarely seen drawings, considered some of the greatest by an old master An exhibition described by the director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford as “a once in a lifetime opportunity” has brought together some of the greatest old master drawings, 120...
'What a hole': Hull has embraced Philip Larkin – but did the love go both ways?
Hull continues to put Larkin on a pedestal during its year as City of Culture even though the poet called the city a fish-smelling ‘dump’. Is Larkinmania misplaced?Statues in stations were once all grim-faced Victorians and war memorials. Not any more. Today’s railway monuments are dioramas of ci...
Raphael: The Drawings review – a magnificent, mind-opening exhibition
Ashmolean Museum, OxfordThe Renaissance star has always been held up as a model of formal perfection but this oustanding show reveals the artist’s warmth and tenderness tooA woman is running towards us, mouth open in a scream, a baby cradled in her arms. The violence around her seems to part and ...
Let Your Kids Make Their Own Decisions In College, With Your Support
What's the balance between being a supportive parent and being a "helicopter" or "snowplow" parent? When it comes to college, how much should you be looking over your child's shoulder or running interference? I offer some questions to discuss.
Some Of The Best Websites For Seniors To Find New Ways To Get Up, Get Out And Meet Up In 2017
Opportunities abound today for older adults to get up, get out and meet up. And whatever activity you choose, the Internet has no doubt made it easier than ever for older adults to connect with friends, family and their communities and to find out what passions they may want to pursue in retireme...
How This Entrepreneur Sustains High Levels of Energy and Motivation
Even after you become successful, it takes a lot of energy and motivation to sustain your company and continue growing. Learn here how this leader does it.
A Day In The Life Of Gen Z's "Cool" Consultant
As companies aim to appeal to Generation Z and sculpt unique products, authentic brand stories, and desirable work places, they are realizing the task is often easier said than done.
10 Ways All Ages Can Celebrate Older Americans Aging Out Loud
Seniors are Aging Out Loud in 2017. Here are 10 ways all ages can celebrate older Americans and help them do it.
This Career Advice Will Help You Land Your Ideal First Job
Fatou Keita landed her ideal first job at Bloomberg Philanthropies. Here, she offers career advice for recent grads looking to ace their job searches.
If You're A Woman, You're Going To Be Examined Under A Microscope
Why do our girls strive so hard to be perfect when every sign shows they’re great kids already? From an early age, girls are taught to be people-pleasers. To make others happy, girls put enormous pressure on themselves to look good, keep quiet and achieve as much as they can.
PODCAST: Top Ten Best Value Colleges Tilt Towards The West
What four-year college is worth your hard-earned money? Caroline Howard, executive digital editor at Forbes, shares how she curated the 300 Best Value Colleges list and some insight into what those schools are doing right.
If Culture Comes First Performance Will Follow
An engaged culture marked by high levels of involvement, consistency, adaptability, and a transparent mission improves sales and customer satisfaction. Why aren't more organizations focusing on it?
What To Do When Leadership Stress Leads To Addiction
Pressures can quickly mount when all eyes are on the leader.
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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.
The Economist explains: Why Harvard Business School is under fire
Main image:&nbsp; HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL (HBS) has come under the cosh this month. A new book, “The Golden Passport” by Duff McDonald, argues that HBS has lost its crown as the top business school in America and also become a bree...
Schumpeter: Harvard Business School risks going from great to good
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; A confidential memorandum to the senior faculty of Harvard Business School Print Headline:&nbsp; From great to good Print...
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 F...
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 Ti...
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 Headli...
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 Pr...
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 sh...
Computing boot-camps: Risks and rewards
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Education: The class ceiling
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As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating
Growing numbers of computer science students are getting caught plagiarizing code, either from classmates or from someplace on the web.
Christian School Teaches Scions of the Elite in Atheist North Korea
In a country that bans religion, the school educates a crop of handpicked students — and perhaps gives the government some leverage with Washington.
The Rise and Fall of Yik Yak, the Anonymous Messaging App
The app, which shut down in April, was plagued by bad press from the beginning, earning itself a reputation as a place for racism, sexism, bullying and bomb threats.
Your Money Adviser: Graduating? Here’s What to Know About Your Student Loans
Keep in touch with your servicer, the company that manages your loans, and life will be much easier.
Trump Administration Considers Moving Student Loans from Education Department to Treasury
A program that handles more than $1 trillion in debt for 43 million students is in play, and the head of it has resigned in protest.
Roger Boesche, Professor Who Stirred Obama’s Interest in Politics, Dies at 69
Asked in 2010 to name his favorite college course, President Barack Obama replied, “I had a wonderful political science class. I still remember the name of the professor, Roger Boesche.”
Student Brought Loaded Gun to Brooklyn School, Police Say
A teacher confronted the student, Daniel Barrow, on Thursday after seeing him in an online video with a gun, the police said. Mr. Barrow was arrested.
Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate
The education secretary defended plans to divert money to a school choice agenda, including funds for vouchers to private school, which she said states should regulate.
Surprise for a Mother Who Helped Her Paralyzed Son in Every Class
Judy O’Connor was by her son’s side throughout his studies at Chapman University, in Orange, Calif. On Saturday, she was awarded an honorary M.B.A. degree.
Sally Yates Tells Harvard Students Why She Defied Trump
The acting attorney who was fired by President Trump told a graduating law class that she could not honestly defend his restrictions on Muslim travelers.
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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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U.S. Bombers Fly Near North Korean Border After Missile Launch
The U.S. and South Korea conducted a joint drill involving U.S. B-1B bombers on Monday, the second such exercise this month and a move North Korea called “a grave military provocation,” after the North test-launched a short-range ballistic missile the same day.
Russian Social Media Seen as Threat to Ukraine and to Cybersecurity
Ukraine has shut down Russia’s homegrown versions of Facebook, citing concerns over pro-Russia propaganda, but cybersecurity experts say the social-media platforms pose a greater danger as launchpads for hacking attacks.
France's Special Forces Hunt French Militants Fighting for Islamic State
A number of French citizens have been killed by Iraqi artillery and ground troops using location coordinates and other intelligence supplied by French forces during the battle to drive the extremist group from Mosul, Iraq.
U.K. Security Agency to Investigate Its Handling of Intelligence on Suicide Bomber
Britain’s MI5 security service has launched an internal investigation into how it handled intelligence about Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi, who killed 22 people in an attack outside a pop concert last week, a U.K. security official said Monday.
Goldman Sachs Under Fire for Venezuela Bond Deal
Goldman Sachs is on the defensive in Venezuela after it bought bonds that had been held by the struggling country’s central bank in a transaction the opposition decried as a lifeline to President Nicolás Maduro’s administration.
North Korea Claims Breakthrough in Missile Technology
North Korea’s latest missile launch marks its third apparent milestone in missile technology in less than three weeks—a development likely to complicate the new South Korean president’s efforts to engage with Pyongyang.
Brazilian President Says He Will Remain in Office
Brazilian President Michel Temer on Monday reaffirmed he will remain in power despite demands for his resignation and predicted the Congress would still approve his broad fiscal-austerity overhaul in the coming months.
Macron, Putin Hold Tense First Meeting
Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin strained to turn the page on allegations of Russian interference in France’s elections as well as their differences over Syria.
Karmic Battle Takes Place on Shanghai River
Buddhists perform a ritual called fangsheng, or ‘life release,’ where they purchase sea creatures from markets and return them to the water. But fishermen sometimes show up with nets to nab the newly freed.
Brazilian Finance Minister Says Reforms Would Continue Even Without Temer
Henrique Meirelles said he expects President Michel Temer to remain in office until the 2018 presidential election, but that the embattled leader’s economic agenda would continue even if he’s forced to leave.
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The President’s Budget: Simplifying Funding for Postsecondary Education
“Go forth into the world and turn your hopes and dreams into action. America has always been the land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers.” – President Trump, Liberty University 2017 Commencement In today’s world, one important key to success – one way for more Americans to ...
The President’s Budget: Maintaining Support for our Most Vulnerable Students
“We must never lose sight of our mission: providing each child with the chance to pursue a great education in a safe and nurturing environment.” – Secretary Betsy DeVos, March 20, 2017 President Trump believes that every student – regardless of background or circumstance – deserves to fulfill h...
The President’s Budget: Empowering Parents by Expanding Education Choice
“Our nation’s commitment is to provide a quality education to every child to serve the public, common good. Accordingly, we must shift the paradigm to think of education funding as investments made in individual children, not in institutions or buildings.”– Secretary Betsy DeVos, March 29, 2017 ...
Police Week: Appreciating Our Peace Officers and the Role of Career and Technical Education
President John F. Kennedy, in 1962, proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as Police Week. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is proud to once again celebrate Police Week and to especially thank the police who help keep schools safe. In addit...
Staff Selfies with Secretary DeVos
As new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been settling in to her new job, she has been meeting ED career staff and learning about their contributions to the agency. Several quick-fingered staffers have snapped fun, informal photos and selfies with ED’s new leader, and Inside ED has collecte...
Important Information about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) provides tax data that automatically fills in information for part of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), as well as the income-driven repayment plan application for federal student loan borrowers. To protect sensitive taxpayer data, the IRS Da...
3 Tips for Understanding and Comparing Financial Aid Offers
Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to multiple schools. Now you need to determine which schools are most affordable so you can factor school cost into your decision. If you listed a school on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and have been offered admission by that sc...
8 Things to Do After You Fill Out the FAFSA® Form
So, you’ve completed the 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. It’s time to sit back and wait for your financial aid offers, right? Not quite. In fact, there’s still plenty to do! Here are 8 things you need to do AFTER you submit your application. 1. Find your Expected...
National Reentry Week: Our Visit to SCI-Pine Grove’s College in Prison Classroom
“Education Is the Most Powerful Weapon Which You Can Use to Change the World” — Nelson Mandela National Reentry Week was April 23-29, during which Pennsylvania Department of Corrections leadership visited a program that history very well may judge has the most effective intervention yet at reduci...
Cleveland’s Project Lead the Way Is Making a Real World Impact
In the coming decades students will join a workforce that is creative and innovative; many of them will use computers and technology to solve real-world problems. Students will need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to help them take risks, collaborate and devise solutions—proficiencie...
Digital marketing and Mizzou enrollment woes: The week's most-read education news
Stay ahead of the class with the latest on research suggesting higher ed should rethink early childhood programs and more here.
New app vulnerabilities present new headaches for campuses
New research from the University of Michigan's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department showed exploitable "wormholes" in 410 Android apps available via the Google Play store.
Chicago magnet principal's tech approach empowers teachers
Due to finances, Wildwood IB World Magnet School had to forgo tech staff — but doing so has facilitated innovation by teacher leaders.
Governors ask Congress to prioritize education, workforce development
The governors also requested that Congress work to ensure proper funding continues for state grants under the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, Preschool Development Grants and IDEA.
Space remains an issue as school construction continues post-Recession lag
School construction struggled in the aftermath of the Great Recession, as local tax revenue took a hit and state and federal funding was sparing, making it more difficult for families to find available space.
Universities face cuts in research facility reimbursements
Indirect-cost reimbursements face potential cuts as Congress and President Donald Trump consider the coming year's budget.
States consider cutting middle-class aid for higher ed
Some legislatures throughout the country, including in California, are considering cutting back financial aid for middle-class families for college in order to save costs.
Study: Decreased community college costs don't deter students from 4-year schools
While decreased tuition plans do increase college enrollment for recent high school graduates, it does discourage students from enrolling in bachelor's degree programs.
DeVos: Funding decisions for discriminatory schools should be left to states
During a trip to Capitol Hill, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ruffled feathers by saying decisions on punishing schools not properly serving all students should be left to states, not the federal government.
Refugee students get a leg up at the University of Utah
While many universities seek campus diversity by courting full-pay international students, a scholarship program is helping resettled refugees.
Hall Passes, Buses, Lunch Duty: What If The Principal Could Focus On Achievement?
Can principals be better leaders if they have more time to focus on instruction? The Washington, D.C., schools are adding managers to handle operations and logistics.
Free Speech Advocate On The State Of College Campuses
Greg Lukianoff heads the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which advocates free speech. He tells Steve Inskeep that freedom of speech on college campuses has been attacked recently.
WATCH: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears
Children of people in the country illegally often experience fear and worry — with the shadow of deportation as a constant presence. How can they work through those emotions? One workshop uses comics.
How A Gene Editing Tool Went From Labs To A Middle-School Classroom
Some compare the democratization of personal computing in the 1970s to the current changes in access to genetic engineering tools, in part thanks to the CRISPR gene editing tool.
Former High School Dropout Joins Peace Corps, Helps New Dropouts
Stefani McCoy had it with school when she was a teenager. She turned her life around — and now she's helping Namibia's dropouts do the same.
Education Department Faces Deep Cuts; DeVos Faces Tough Questions
Our weekly education news roundup: Trump administration unveils its 2018 budget proposal; DeVos talks school choice in Indianapolis, then faces a grilling from lawmakers.
In Commencement Speech, Hillary Clinton Jabs Trump Administration
"When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society," Clinton said at Wellesley College.
Mark Zuckerberg Tells Harvard Graduates To Embrace Globalism, 'A Sense Of Purpose'
The Facebook CEO said fighting authoritarianism and nationalism is "the struggle of our time." Some have speculated he may run for office, though Zuckerberg has denied it.
Why Did The Top Student Aid Official Under Betsy DeVos Resign?
Conscience or incompetence? Two competing narratives — along partisan lines — have emerged to explain the sudden departure of the head of the Federal Student Aid Office.
Goodwill Helps 43-Year-Old Finally Get Her High School Diploma
Most American adults have finished high school. For those who haven't, wages are rock bottom and the unemployment rate is more than 7 percent. That's why Goodwill opened a charter school for adults.