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    Getty Joe Biden and Donald Trump. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took part in a presidential debate Sept. 29 that exemplified the lack of civility in American politics. The president frequently interrupted and spoke over his challenger, Biden told Trump to “shut up,” and few issues were discussed in enough depth to provide much information to undecided voters. We asked three scholars to discuss themes brought up by moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News, who struggled throughout the debate to keep control. The Supreme Court Alison Gash, University of Oregon Wallace opened with a question on the minds of many voters: Who should fill the vacancy left by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s...
    Last March, a person with mild COVID-19 symptoms went to a two-and-a-half-hour long chorale practice in Skagit Valley, Washington. In the weeks that followed, more than fifty people — nearly everyone who attended that rehearsal — contracted the disease and two people died. Shelly Miller, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, led a recent study of that rehearsal, one of the nation’s first super-spreader events. The study states that singing indoors and unmasked can swiftly spread COVID-19 via microscopic airborne particles known as aerosols. In the study, she explains that although members of the chorale took precautions, like using hand sanitizer, avoiding touching each other or surfaces, and propping doors open, they didn’t wear...
    Natalie Todaro A new school year is here and colleges across the US are reopening for another academic year. The fall 2020 semester in the US, however, looks very different because of the coronavirus pandemic — think takeout meals collected from dining halls, regular COVID tests, and classes held in football stadiums.  Some schools are offering a hybrid course, some are still mostly online, while others, like Notre Dame University, have transitioned to in-person classes.  Insider spoke to several college students, who shared photo diaries and first-hand accounts of their lives to provide an intimate look at like on campus this during the pandemic. Here are their stories. Janet HernandezSchool: Harvard UniversityYear: freshman Janet Hernandez Hernandez had to get...
    At the first presidential debate in Cleveland Tuesday, President Trump hit back after Joe Biden said that he needed to become "a lot smarter" or more people would die from COVID-19. "Did you use the word 'smart?' So you said you went to Delaware State, but you forgot the name of your college. You didn’t go to Delaware State. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class," Trump responded. "Don’t ever use the word 'smart' with me. Don't ever use that word. There’s nothing smart about you, Joe." Trump and Biden sparred over each other's COVID-19 plans, with Biden invoking the taped interviews Trump participated in with Bob Woodward, in which he told the...
    Getty A welcome banner hangs on the side of the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion on the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus on September 27, 2020, in Cleveland Ohio, where the first Biden vs Trump debate will be held. Tonight is the first Presidential debate, but how long do you have to wait until the next one? There are two more debates and one vice presidential debate.The Next Debate Is the Vice Presidential Debate on October 7After tonight, the vice presidential debate is next on Wednesday, October 7 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. The moderator for this debate will be Susan Page of USA Today. The debate will start at 9 p.m. Eastern. The vice...
    A newly compiled list of free speech on college campuses found that the University of Chicago is considered the best campus for free speech in America while DePauw University ranks last. The 2020 report, "What's the Climate for Free Speech on America's College Campuses?" was published Tuesday. The first-of-its-kind, interactive, online tool pulled data from nearly 20,000 students to rank the best and worst schools for free speech and open discourse at 55 U.S. institutions. The ratings factored in dimensions of free expression on campuses and looked at the ability to discuss challenging topics like race, gender and geopolitical conflicts, as well as polling students on whether they feel held back from openly sharing their views. The schools are ranked...
    Associated Press A Black 17-year-old girl woke up in the middle of the night when police stormed her dorm room at Stephen F. Austin State University, according to local reports. Police said they were responding to a false report that said the student had been threatening to stab classmates with scissors. The student's parents are calling this a racially motivated incident and are demanding that the school take action. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Police stormed into a Black 17-year-old girl's dorm with guns drawn after a group of students executed a false report against her that said she had been threatening to stab classmates with scissors, according to local reports. Christin Evans, a cheerleader, was...
    Calif. wildfires: Entire city of Calistoga evacuated 6 Recent Changes at the Grocery Store You Need to Know About University Challenge viewers slam the BBC over lack of diversity © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo BBC academic quiz University Challenge is supposed to be a celebration of the UK's finest young minds but viewers are, it seems, becoming increasingly distracted by the lack of diversity amongst contestants.  The latest episode of the programme, which aired at 8pm on BBC2 with regular host Jeremy Paxman at the helm, once again saw an all male line-up of the show.  Just five women have featured in the last five episodes of the programme, compared to 35 male contestants, despite the fact...
            by Ben Zeisloft  Ohio State University students are upset after the school published information about two Black hate crime suspects, as it is required to do under federal law. On September 3, the Ohio State University sent a public safety notice to students, which mentioned a “hate crime” perpetrated by two African-American suspects near Ohio State’s campus. The first correspondence did not mention the victims’ race. A few days later, the Department of Public Safety sent two follow-up emails, stating that the victims of the crime were White Ohio State students and that the suspects were in custody. One suspect allegedly yelled a racial slur at a student and punched him in the face. University...
    By Deena Beasley (Reuters) - Global deaths from COVID-19 have reached 1 million, but experts are still struggling to figure out a crucial metric in the pandemic: the fatality rate - the percentage of people infected with the pathogen who die. Here is a look at issues surrounding better understanding the COVID-19 death rate.    How is a death rate calculated? A true mortality rate would compare deaths against the total number of infections, a denominator that remains unknown because the full scope of asymptomatic cases is difficult to measure. Many people who become infected simply do not experience symptoms. Scientists have said the total number of infections is exponentially higher than the current number of confirmed cases, now at...
    Turns out 2020 can get worse Next Time You Order a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha, Use These Tips to Make It Healthier Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft 23 Gadgets That Could Sell Out Before the Holidays Ad Microsoft ...
    Portland protests largely peaceful until police ares targeted after nightfall, authorities say Boston restaurant operated by Salt Bae shut down for COVID-19 violations Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/8 SLIDES © Provided by Best Life This Is the Most Mispronounced State in the U.S. There are many variables that go into pronouncing a place correctly. For instance, it depends on the regional accent or if the area is named after a Native American, French, or Spanish word. Others are just plain tongue-twisters. This common confusion is what led Burt Vaux, a linguistic...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — From stricter penalties for ripping off military veterans to new guidelines for specialty license plates, 24 laws go into effect Thursday after being passed during the 2020 Florida legislative session. The changes are among 206 bills that cleared the House and Senate before the session ended March 19. Of those bills, 201, including a new state budget, were signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Most of the new laws went into effect July 1, the start of the state’s fiscal year. But DeSantis also signed a batch on Sept. 19, including the license plate changes. Among the measures becoming law Thursday: — HB 1135, which revises the state’s specialty license-plate program. That includes expanding the potential...
    Delaware State University denied Joe Biden’s claim that he once attended the school, saying there are only records of him receiving an honorary degree. “I got started out of a HBCU, Delaware State,” the Democratic presidential nominee said last October in South Carolina. “Now, I don’t want to hear anything negative about Delaware State. They’re my folks,” he added. The university addressed that claim last week, saying the former vice president has been a commencement speaker on its campus, not a student. “Vice President Biden did not attend DSU,” the college’s director of news service, Carlos Holmes, told the Washington Times. He was also “awarded an honorary doctoral degree” in the early 2000s, according to Holmes....
    London — As students return to college classes around the world, hundreds are sharing stories of alleged campus sexual assaults on Instagram. Anonymous accounts have been set up at more than two dozen academic institutions in the United States, England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, and they're being flooded with student allegations of rape, harassment, stalking, and other forms of sexual abuse by fellow students. "Our goal is to expose the reality of sexual abuse at our university as well as empower survivors to share their stories anonymously and safely," read the first post on St. Andrews Survivors, an account run by current and former students at the Scottish university. Since July 2, it has published over 130 accounts of sexual...
    A sign at Murano Street Student Village in Glasgow, where students are being told to stay in their dorms. Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Images Freshmen students in the UK say their universities are preventing them from leaving their dorms as a wave of infections sweeps across campuses. At least 32 UK universities have confirmed cases of COVID-19. Many have locked down accommodation buildings as a precaution. A student at Manchester Metropolitan University told The Associated Press that a security guard appeared outside to keep all the students there. The University of Aberdeen, in Scotland, threatened to fine students or expel them if they ignored government guidelines. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. New university students in...
            by Matt Lamb  The University of Cincinnati placed an engineering professor on administrative leave and launched an investigation into him after he referred to coronavirus as the Chinese virus. The public university told Professor John Ucker that he is on administrative leave with pay as of September 18 after a student, Evan Sotzing, posted a screenshot of an email from Ucker. The University of Cincinnati health department ordered Sotzing to quarantine after his girlfriend tested positive for coronavirus, the student said on Twitter. “For students testing positive for the chinese virus [sic], I will give no grade,” Ucker wrote to Sotzing. Sotzing tweeted the email on September 17 but an exact date is not visible on...
    DELAWARE State University said on Friday that Joe Biden was never a student of the historically black college after the presidential hopeful claimed he “got started” at the university. Biden made the claim during a town hall event with students at Wilson High School last October before the South Carolina Democratic primary. 2Joe Biden claimed last year that he attended Delaware State UniversityCredit: Reuters 2Delaware State University said Biden was never a student of the historically black collegeCredit: AP:Associated Press “I got started out of a HBCU, Delaware State,” Biden said. He continued: “Now, I don’t want to hear anything negative about Delaware State. They’re my folks.” But Carlos Holmes, director of news service for Delaware State, told The Washington...
    University of Notre Dame leaders voiced their support of alumna and law professor Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States Saturday, according to the Notre Dame News. University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins praised Barrett’s character and said it “will serve her and the nation equally well as a Justice of the United States Supreme Court,” according to the Notre Dame News. “An alumna and a faculty member of Notre Dame Law School, Judge Barrett has epitomized the University’s commitment to teaching, scholarship, justice and service to society. She is a person of the utmost integrity who, as a jurist, acts first and foremost in accord with the law,” Jenkins continued,...
    (CNN)Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke has now made history at least twice on Duke University's campus in North Carolina. She was one of the "First Five" undergraduate Black students to enroll at the university in 1963. As of Saturday, her name will be on an academic building, making her the first Black woman to have a campus building named for her, according to the university.The building that will bear her name -- the sociology-psychology building -- is on Duke's West Campus and will now be known as the Reuben-Cooke Building. The building actually predates campus integration by about 30 years, according to Duke President Vincent E. Price. A photo of Wilhelmina Reuben-Cooke as a student at Duke University in 1967."When the building that...
    Just 33 days after fall classes began at Cal State Long Beach, the campus has been locked down because five students tested positive for the coronavirus, university President Jane Close Conoley announced Saturday. All students living on campus have been quarantined, Conoley said in an “Update on COVID-19 Cases” posted on the university website, and all in-person classes have been canceled for two weeks. “Late yesterday, we became aware of a number of students who have not heeded our guidance related to COVID-19 precautions and congregated socially off campus earlier this month,” Conoley wrote. “Five of these students have now tested positive for the illness. Four students live on campus in the residence halls, and one lives off campus.” The...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even with the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana State University enrollment has reached an all-time high for the fall semester, with more than 34,000 students taking courses through the Baton Rouge campus. The flagship university announced it has enrolled 34,290 students this school year. Its freshman class also has broken records for the third-straight year, with the 6,690 freshmen enrolled in the university exceeding last year's then-record of 6,126 students. “It’s an incredible accomplishment during this year of a pandemic. These outstanding gains speak to the great strength and reputation of LSU, and they are testament to the fantastic work of our talented faculty and staff,” LSU Interim President Tom Galligan said in a statement. Students are...
    French health officials reported 16,096 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. A total of 31,511 people have died from the corona virus in France, and 497,237 cases have been reported. The Public Health UK (PHE) tweeted that 6,634 new cases have been reported in the UK, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 416,363. “This is the highest number ever recorded and a clear warning to all of us. The signals are clear. Positive rates are rising for all ages, and we continue to see hospital admissions rates and critical care,” the public health report said. UK Medical Director Yvonne Doyle. Forty more deaths were reported in the UK on Thursday, and its death toll now stands at 41,902...
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Online classes at Michigan’s three largest research universities will likely last for the entire academic year, keeping many students out of classrooms until next fall, campus leaders said Thursday. The presidents of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University spoke during a Lansing Economic Club event. Mark Schlissel of U-M said the development of coronavirus vaccines will be important in any return to in-person instruction. About 20% of U-M classes now are in-person. “What I’m most nervous about is that we’ll have one or several vaccines, but we’ll botch the delivery,” Schlissel said. “Our country has not demonstrated great capacity for organized, nationwide action, and that’s what it’s going to take to...
    Republican Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse predicted that Democrats will try and “throw crap at the wall” and “see what sticks” in order to discredit any forthcoming Supreme Court nominee. President Donald Trump is set to unveil his nominee Saturday to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, and Republican senators led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appear to have enough votes, and time, to confirm that nominee before the election. However, despite the fact that Democratic Rhode Island Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse has acknowledged the lack of a “triple secret procedural trick device” to stop a confirmation, Democrats are unlikely to go down without a fight. Should Trump nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Sasse predicted that...
    Isabella Condo is an acting student at the University of Minnesota. Courtesy of Isabella Condo College students across the world are returning to their classes in various ways, including in person, online, and though hybrid coursework. An international student at the University of Minnesota is returning to class virtually from her home in Costa Rica. Here's how Isabella Condo, a theater major, juggles a full course load and adapts her acting assignments to Zoom calls. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When she left Minnesota to spend spring break back home in Costa Rica, Isabella Condo, 20, didn't pack properly.  "I packed a half an hour before I went to the airport because I stayed up with...
    Scientists are calling for answers as to why the US arm of Oxford's Covid-19 vaccine trial is still on hold — two weeks after it was first paused.  AstraZeneca, the drug giant which owns the rights to the experimental jab, stopped global trials on September 8 because a British volunteer was hospitalised. She has now been discharged. Uncertainty remains about what happened to the unnamed 37-year-old because of medical confidentiality. But leaked documents claimed she developed 'transverse myelitis' — a neurological condition which left her struggling to walk.  Doctors restarted trials in the UK on September 12 after an independent safety review committee and the UK regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, investigated and deemed it safe to do...
    Shannon Abolins has been quarantine in a UW-Madison dorm room since September 9. Shannon Abolins Shannon Abolins is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Earlier this month, two of the university's residence halls went into a two-week lockdown to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus on campus. Abolins gave Insider a look at how she spends a typical day in lockdown.  She is able to leave her dorm twice a day to get food, and all of her classes have been moved online.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Shannon Abolins and her roommate rushed to the closest Walgreens the night of September 9.  They had heard rumors that their dorm building at the University...
    (CNN)For months, the city of Louisville in Kentucky has been at the center of nationwide protests demanding justice for the police killing of Breonna Taylor. Now the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law is offering a course to educate its students on the systemic inequalities that have led up to her death.The 15-week course, titled "Breonna Taylor's Louisville: Race, Equity and Law," is being overseen by the law school's Dean Colin Crawford. The class, which began on August 13, touches on topics relating to race, inequity, and law such as as policing, housing, employment, finance, and healthcare."The circumstances of Breonna Taylor's tragic death demand we collectively rethink how police and other institutions of the state engage with the public,"...
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Dr. Joseph Castro was named Wednesday as the new chancellor of the California State University system, becoming the first Mexican-American and native Californian to lead the nation's largest four-year public university system.CSU's Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Castro, who is currently president of CSU Fresno, on the final day of its meeting Wednesday.He will replace Chancellor Timothy White, who has held the post since 2012. White had announced he would retire in June but delayed stepping down to help steer the 23-campus system through the coronavirus pandemic."I am truly grateful for and excited about this unique and wonderful opportunity, and I look forward to working with the talented faculty, staff and presidents of the 23...
    A University of Cincinnati professor is on administrative leave for referring to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” in an email to a student. John L. Ucker, an adjunct instructor in the university’s engineering and applied sciences department, was put on leave with pay effective immediately on Friday — one day after engineering student Evan Sotzing posted an email he received from Ucker on Twitter that went viral, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. “For students testing positive for the chinese virus, I will give no grade,” the email from Ucker’s university account read. “You can read the info I sent to the class re: the torsion test.” Sotzing, a 20-year-old junior, said he got the email after his girlfriend tested positive...
    FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A federal judge on Friday, May 8, 2020, refused to dismiss charges against the couple and other prominent parents accused of cheating in the college admissions process, siding with prosecutors who denied that investigators had fabricated evidence. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) Associated Press An audit found that the University of California school system "unfairly" admitted at least 64 students into their top ranking schools in the six years before the college admissions scandal.  Students were unfairly admitted to the University of California,...
    A University of Cincinnati professor, John Ucker, was placed on administrative leave last week after referring to coronavirus as the "Chinese virus " in an email to a student. A student in Ucker's class posted a screenshot of the email on Twitter, and said that Ucker gave him a zero after the school's health department told him not to attend a lab because his girlfriend tested positive for the new coronavirus. US CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL TOPS 200K AS OFFICIALS QUARREL OVER VACCINE TIMELINE "For students testing positive for the Chinese (sic) virus, I will give no grade," Ucker told the student, according to the screenshot. The tweet received more than 37,000 retweets and 166,000 likes. The student did not respond to a message on...
    NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Alongside the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN), an independent foundation that works on proposing concrete actions to solve issues around global food systems, will host its second “Fixing the Business of Food” event — a joint initiative in partnership with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Santa Chiara Lab – University of Siena (SCL) and the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI). The event—moderated by Barbara Buchner, Global Managing Director of the Climate Policy Initiative—and featuring a keynote speech from European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, will bring together representatives from business, finance, government, international institutions and academia...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State audit says University of California wrongly admitted 64 wealthy students over the past six years, some as athletes. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Ear clips that stimulate a nerve in the ears could help treat insomnia. New research suggests that using the clips for just 30 minutes before you go to bed can improve sleep quality and reduce daytime drowsiness. Scientists believe it works by stimulating the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. One in three people in the UK suffers with insomnia at some point (insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night). New research suggests that using the clips for just 30 minutes before you go to bed can improve sleep quality and reduce daytime drowsiness [File photo] The most common causes include stress or anxiety, and shift work (which can disrupt natural sleep patterns)....
    (CNN)Going into the new school year, colleges and universities knew the risks.After all, in March, most had pivoted to virtual learning -- either temporarily or permanently -- in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus. But by fall, school officials had to make a decision yet again: Do they reopen in the midst of a Covid-19 pandemic? And if they do, can it be done safely?In some cases, local health departments warned schools against welcoming students back. In others, it was the faculty and staff who spoke out against reopening. Administration officials nationwide struggled to balance conflicting guidance from politicians and public health experts, while also navigating pressure from students, parents and athletic programs.Many schools ultimately decided to welcome...
              NEWARK, Delaware (AP) — Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. He was 83. Gore, who was president of W. L. Gore & Associates for almost 25 years and company chairman for 30 years, died on Thursday at a family home in Maryland following a prolonged illness, company spokesperson Amy Calhoun confirmed Saturday. Gore discovered a new form of a polymer in 1969 at a company lab in Newark, Delaware. His father, who began the company, asked Bob Gore to research a new way to manufacturer plumber’s tape at a low cost using...
            by Ashley Carnahan  University of New Hampshire Professor Eliga Gould participated in a webinar series at the beginning of the fall semester in which he and other faculty members discussed the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project. The 1619 project was created by New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones in 2019, a project that later received a Pulitzer Prize. As Campus Reform previously covered, the 1619 Project, in which Hannah-Jones made the claim that American colonists sought independence from Great Britain because “they wanted to protect the institution of slavery,” was subject to controversy and criticism from historians and scholars alike.  At the time, Northwestern University history professor Leslie Harris wrote an op-ed for Politico titled, “I Helped Fact-Check the 1619 Project. The Times Ignored Me.” Like many others, Gould...
    Public health experts from Yale and Harvard have created a site that ranks colleges on their COVID-19 dashboards and how well they keep their communities informed on cases with both of the Ivy League schools receiving top grades.  The site We Rate COVID Dashboards was founded by researchers from major universities including Harvard and Yale as students started returning to campuses across the country.  The researchers have been issuing grades based on whether colleges in the United States have COVID-19 dashboards. They rank the colleges on how frequently they report COVID-19 data and how detailed that information is, including if it differentiates cases in students and teachers.  Yale and Harvard are among just a handful of colleges that have received an...
    (CNN)"Prime Time" is back.Deion Sanders, the NFL Hall of Fame defensive back, is returning to the sidelines, this time as the head coach of Jackson State University's football program.Sanders, 53, made the announcement on his podcast, "21st & Prime." Big Ten backtracks on its decision to postpone and will play football this fall after all"A lot of people are going to say, 'Why?'" Sanders said. "But honestly, man, I've been offered pro jobs, so people know. I could be an assistant in any college, or a head coach in any college, but at such a time as this, God called me to Jackson State and me to these men."Sanders is now the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian School near Dallas.Read...
    Deion Sanders is taking his talents to the coaching level, as he’ll be the 21st head coach of the Jackson State football team. Deion Sanders officially confirmed the news about his new job on his new podcast and said the reason he’s made this decision is because “God called me to Jackson State.” Sanders played in the NFL for 12 years before retiring and then returned for 2 more seasons before hanging up the cleats once again. Sanders also spent nine years in Major League Baseball and there’s a great 30 for 30 on him playing in a football game and a baseball game in a 24-hour span. Prime Time is a freak of an athlete. This is huge news...
    NEWARK, Del. – Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. He was 83. Gore, who was president of W. L. Gore & Associates for almost 25 years and company chairman for 30 years, died on Thursday at a family home in Maryland following a prolonged illness, company spokesperson Amy Calhoun confirmed Saturday. Gore discovered a new form of a polymer in 1969 at a company lab in Newark, Delaware. His father, who began the company, asked Bob Gore to research a new way to manufacturer plumber’s tape at a low cost using PTFE, commonly known as DuPont’s Teflon, The...
    (UV) deactivates the coronavirus and helps reduce infections. Hence it follows that its danger, as with the flu, is less in the summer months, although it is insufficient to stop transmission. “Data-reactid =” 12 “> Several investigations in different countries have shown that solar radiation Ultraviolet (UV) deactivates the coronavirus and helps reduce infections, which is why it is less dangerous, as with the flu, in the summer months, although it is insufficient to stop transmission. in the American Journal of Infection Control, has shown that a certain ultraviolet light, type C with a wavelength of 222 nm, manages to kill the virus that causes COVID-19. Additionally, this type of ultraviolet light, also known as Far-UVC,...
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Friday at 87 is sure to spark a battle over who will fill her seat. Here are some of the judges who could be in line to succeed her on the high court, should President Trump choose to nominate someone: Amy Coney Barrett A judge on the US Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, Barrett was on Trump’s shortlist for his second Supreme Court nomination, which ultimately went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018. A graduate of Notre Dame University Law School, she clerked for the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia and then spent two decades as a law professor at Notre Dame. Barrett, 48, is a favorite of the religious...
    A college professor was suspended after she reportedly admitted during an online class that she hoped President Trump supporters caught COVID-19 and died before election day. Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, said on Friday that it was aware of an 'overtly political statement' made by Assistant Professor Jennifer Mosher during a recent virtual classroom session.  Footage of Mosher's comments were shared to social media on Wednesday after a student captured the moment during the lesson.   In the clip, Mosher allegedly expressed frustrations over people attending Trump's 2020 campaign rallies and not wearing CDC recommended face masks. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Donald Trump says every American should have a vaccine by April | Daily Mail... Actor...
    (CNN)The University of California's top doctor had a sobering message for the system's leaders this week: School won't go back to normal for at least another year.Dr. Carrie Byington, the executive vice president and head of UC Health, delivered the message to the University of California's Board of Regents during its two-day virtual teleconference this week. Speaking on Wednesday, Byington told the regents that in the US, herd immunity wouldn't be expected until July 2022 -- meaning that the safeguards will have to continue."I believe that we will still be undergoing these modifications, accommodations, for the virus for at least another year," she said. "I am still planning on a year of disruption, with hope that between September (2021) and...
    A university in West Virginia has suspended a professor after a video featuring her wishing that Trump supporters would get coronavirus and “die before the election” went viral, numerous sources reported. Professor Jennifer Mosher, who teaches in Marshall University’s Biology department, was placed on administrative leave as an investigation began following the “overtly political statement” Mosher made in the viral video from a class session Wednesday. Marshall University has suspended Assistant Professor, Jennifer Marshall, after this video of her saying she hopes all Trump supporters die from COVID-19 before the election circulated online. pic.twitter.com/y3LtABNVn6 — Courtney Holland ???????? Text COURTNEY to 88022 (@hollandcourtney) September 18, 2020 Mosher was teaching when she began commenting on President Donald Trump’s indoor political...
    (CNN)A University of Cincinnati dean is investigating an email in which an instructor told a quarantined student who had to miss class that those "testing positive for the chinese virus" would not receive a grade.Evan Sotzing, a 20-year-old engineering student, said on Twitter that his girlfriend had tested positive for Covid-19. The university's health system asked him to quarantine as a precaution, he said, requiring him to miss an in-person lab session.When he informed his instructor about this, he said he received an insensitive reply."Not only did my professor give me a zero for not going (to the lab session), but this was his response," Sotzing tweeted on Thursday, along with a screenshot of an email from adjunct faculty member...
    NEW YORK -- Navigating the college admissions process for families of a new or returning college student is always a challenge - and perhaps never more so than during this fall of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The list of questions and problems to be resolved may seem endless, but there are ways to plan and to cope.abc7NY.com is hosting a live chat with Adelphi University to discuss the process, sharing expertise and taking your questions. Join on Facebook.com/abc7ny at noon on Friday to ask questions LIVE!Our panel for the discussion features:ABC7NY Sports Anchor and Reporter Sam RyanSam Ryan, who is an Emmy-award winning sports anchor and reporter who returned home to WABC in 2018.She is an avid runner, having...
    The US Department of Education launched an investigation into Princeton University after its president's acknowledged that racism remained 'embedded' at the institution.   Officials with the Trump administration on Wednesday addressed a letter to Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber over his recent comments about systematic racism.   The Department of Education (DOE) noted that Princeton University had received more than $75million in federal funding, despite potentially not adhering to the Title VI mandates.  'No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance,' according to the DOE. Under such a statute, federal officials...
    The morning sun rises over a neighborhood as a heatwave continues during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Encinitas, California, U.S., August 19, 2020.Mike Blake | Reuters SINGAPORE — Governments should continue to make investments that combat climate change, even while they focus on coping with the coronavirus pandemic, said Judith Rodin, President Emerita at the University of Pennsylvania. "We should use all the money that's being poured into the economic recovery from Covid, which is an extraordinary crisis and an extraordinary challenge," Rodin told CNBC on the sidelines of the Singapore Summit, pointing out there's a high number of cases and deaths from the virus. There are more than 30 million reported cases of Covid-19 around the world, and the death toll worldwide has...
    A 911 call made by Jerry Falwell Jr.'s wife just days after his resignation from Liberty University revealed that he was losing 'a lot of blood' after allegedly injuring himself on a trash can in a fall while drunk.  In the call record of the incident, Becki Falwell refused to cooperate with officers after she called to report that her husband was bleeding heavily and would not go with her to the hospital, the Huffington Post states.  Dispatchers arrived to find Falwell with lacerations under his left eye, across the bridge of his nose, and above both his right and left eyes, as he slurred his speech with empty alcohol containers nearby.   The call, acquired by the Huffington Post through a...
    A letter that was probably intended as an exercise in self-flagellation designed to placate angry protesters might soon have serious consequences for Princeton University, according to a report from the Washington Examiner. The genesis of the letter appears to have been a series of protests at and around Princeton University that occurred in early June in response to the May 2 death of George Floyd. The protests prompted Princeton to rename its public policy school to remove reference to former president Woodrow Wilson, who was a notorious racist. They also prompted Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber to promise that the University would undertake some soul searching with respect to how the university could help combat systemic racism. In...
    The Department of Education launched an investigation into Princeton University after its president declared that “racist assumptions” are “embedded in the structures” of the school itself, according to a department letter. Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber’s acknowledgement of racism at the university raises concerns that its receipt of millions of dollars in federal funding violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to the Sept. 16 letter, which was sent to the school president and first published by the Washington Examiner. (RELATED: Court Considers Whether Harvard Discriminates During Its Admissions Process) “Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education … is concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances … from at least 2013 to the present...
    On Wednesday, a group of scientists gathered—virtually, of course—to share their research on a video call. At this point in the Covid-19 pandemic, that was utterly normal. What was not at at all normal: The group was launching an international network to detect pathogens that can jump from wildlife to the human population, a field of inquiry that’s become politicized since the coronavirus pandemic began—and they were doing it with federal money, even though the United States administration has been the source of the politicization. The network, known as CREID (for Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases), was announced three weeks ago by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases within the National Institutes of Health. The NIH...
    A Massachusetts inspector found in March that the elevator that killed a university lecturer had a stop-switch problem, according to information released by the Office of Public Safety and Inspections.  Boston University lecturer, Carrier O'Connor, 38, was crushed to death Monday evening while trying to load a bed frame and a mattress into the elevator of her 1920s building at 1140 Commonwealth Avenue in Allston. At the time of the accident, management at the building confirmed that the elevator had been inspected recently.  And according to the Boston Business Journal, which obtained the report from the inspections office, an inspector found a stop-switch problem with the elevator on March 26 during the elevator's annual inspection.  According to the violation notice,...
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    The University of Murcia This Thursday took stock of the specific measures carried out since the beginning of the pandemic to support and enhance the research activity at the institution. The rector of the UMU, José Luján, and the vice-rector for Research and Internationalization, Senena Corbalán, have detailed in a press conference all the actions carried out and that have helped the research groups linked to the University have been able, for one part, continue doing the jobs in which they were immersed; but also, react quickly and start carrying out projects on the coronavirus. Rector Luján wanted to influence in a special way this idea that research activity at the University of Murcia has continued...
    NCAA athletes will not be required to practice or play on November 3 to allow them to participate on Election Day.   The NCAA's Division I Council's voted Wednesday to prohibit top-level colleges from organizing athletic activities on the first Tuesday of November, when voting traditionally takes place in the United States.   The legislation was proposed by the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and will begin this year. According to the NCAA, this is the first SAAC-proposed legislation since the group was given voting rights at every level of the organization. Many universities were already planning to give student athletes the day off on November 3, including USC, Oregon, Gonzaga, and Georgia Tech, according to ESPN. NCAA President Mark Emmert...
    Madison, Wisconsin (CNN)Whatever Keir Metter thought campus life would be like, it certainly wasn't this.Just days after moving into his dorm at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, Metter was instructed to pack what he needed and transfer to different housing right away. He had just tested positive for Covid-19. University of Wisconsin freshman Keir Metter was moved to isolation soon after he started campus life.His new home for 14 days was to be in a dorm dedicated to students who had been found to have coronavirus since the start of the school year. Over 350 other students are currently joining Metter in isolation on campus. Metter says he's not sure where he might have contracted the virus and has only...
    CHICAGO (CBS)– A man was stabbed during an altercation in the South Loop early Thursday morning. A DePaul University safety notice said the altercation between two men happened just after midnight outside of the university’s Merle Reskin theatre near Balbo Drive and Wabash Avenue. Police said the victim was stabbed in the neck and is in serious condition. The offender fled the scene. According to a the university’s public safety notice, “the offender is approximately in his late twenties wearing all black, White Sox jersey and jeans. This is a developing story. 
    A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student has resigned from their teaching role after admitting they have been lying about being black.   CV Vitolo-Haddad, who identifies as non-binary, admitted they pretended on multiple occasions to be black or Latino when they are actually Southern Italian and Sicilian.   They said they failed to correct peoples' assumptions about their racial identity, 'entered Black organizing spaces' when they should not have and recounted three times when they didn't say no when others asked if they were black.   Vitolo-Haddad confessed to the deception in two Medium blog posts where they apologized for 'every ounce of heartbreak and betrayal' they caused and announced they were standing down from their teaching assistant job at the university as well as their role as co-president...
    The president of San Francisco State University has defended her decision to allow a talk to go ahead featuring Palestinian militant, Leila Khaled, who was among those to hijack a flight to New York City in the 1970s.  Khaled is scheduled to speak at a virtual class event hosted by the university next week despite outrage and objections from Jewish students and groups who have said they are 'deeply distressed' by her inclusion.  The event, which is titled 'Whose Narratives? Gender, Justice and Resistance', has been organized by the university's Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies program.  The talk has been billed as a 'historic roundtable conversation with Palestinian feminist, militant and leader', according to one of the advertisements. ...
    A Boston University lecturer had just moved into her apartment and was moving a bed frame and mattress when the building's elevator crushed her to death. Carrie O'Connor, 38, was taking her belongings to her apartment in the 1920s building on Monday evening when the accident occurred.  Authorities said she became trapped in the doorway of the first floor and the elevator, according to a police report, obtained by the Boston Globe.  O'Connor was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was extracted by Boston firefighters.  In the report, police wrote that O'Connor's 'mattress and frame were also removed from the scene and held in the garage area'. The items are being held at this time 'as evidence,' police...
    A woman who accused a University of Wisconsin-Madison football player of sexual assault is suing the school over its decision to reverse his expulsion and allow him back on the team after he was acquitted.   Quintez Cephus was accused of sexually assaulting two 18-year-old women on the same night when they were drunk at his apartment in April 2018. Cephus was expelled from the university following an investigation that concluded he 'more likely than not' assaulted the two women.  He was acquitted of second and third-degree sexual assault charges following a jury trial last year.  Cephus was readmitted to the university the following month and rejoined the Wisconsin Badgers football team.  A woman who accused Quintez Cephus of sexually assaulting her is suing...
    Reuters September 16, 2020 0 Comments Some U.S. college students are doing the once-improbable: blowing the whistle on classmates who break rules aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus. At the University of Missouri, one senior is posting photos and videos on a “University of Misery” Twitter account that shows students gathered in large groups at pools, outside bars and other places – few of them wearing masks. The university has a form on its website where violations of the school’s COVID-19 guidelines can be anonymously reported, but posting on Twitter “adds a different level of accountability,” said the student. “When it’s up there publicly and people are retweeting it, and the university’s getting tagged over and over...
    Federal law enforcement authorities are warning that far-right extremist groups are becoming more active. On this week’s edition of “The Hunt with WTOP National Security Correspondent J.J. Green,” American University professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss, author of “Hate in the Homeland,” talks about the makeup of the movement. toggle audio on and off change volume download audio September 16, 2020 | ‘The entire far-right scene has weaponized youth culture’ (American University professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss, with WTOP’s J.J. Green)
    Matthew Rozsa September 16, 2020 8:04PM (UTC) Scientific American, the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States, announced on Tuesday that it is endorsing Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president — the first time in its 175-year history that the publication has endorsed any presidential candidate. The surprise endorsement signifies a growing rift between the political right and the scientific community. The editors at Scientific American began their endorsement by condemning President Donald Trump's bungling response to the coronavirus pandemic. "Trump's rejection of evidence and public health measures have been catastrophic in the U.S.," they argue, ticking off as examples Trump ignoring warnings in January and February about the disease and failing to "develop a national strategy...
    Rodrigo Castillo Vasquez spends his days reading, studying, and connecting virtually with professors and other students. Courtesy of Rodrigo Castillo Vasquez College students are returning to coursework in a variety of ways this fall in light of the coronavirus pandemic. An international graduate student at the University of Texas is returning to class virtually from his Austin apartment. Here's how Rodrigo Castillo Vasquez juggles two courses and four extracurricular commitments from his bedroom. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Rodrigo Castillo Vasquez misses strolling into his friends' offices in the physics library just to chat. He used to spend at least a half-hour a day hanging out and making connections on campus. "I miss being with friends...
    A new coronavirus survey conducted in late August reveals Donald Trump's approval ratings on the pandemic to be damn near disqualifying for anyone seeking reelection to the highest office in the land.   In the nationwide poll of more than 21,000 adults fielded by a consortium of colleges—including Northeastern University, Harvard University, Rutgers University, and Northwestern University—Trump didn't clear 37% approval on the coronavirus in any single battleground state and he averaged about 33% across 13 of those states. Here's Trump's approval rating in 13 swing states, according to "The COVID-19 Consortium for Understanding the Public’s Policy Preferences Across States"  survey: Arizona: 31% Florida: 29% Georgia: 35% Iowa: 34% Michigan: 32% Minnesota: 35% North Carolina: 34% New Hampshire: 33% Nevada: 32% Ohio:...
    BOSTON -- A Massachusetts woman died when the elevator in her apartment complex suddenly plummeted to the ground.Screams filled the Boston apartment building Monday afternoon."I heard someone that was bringing in a package out in the hallway, and then I heard an ungodly scream," neighbor Leanne Scorzoni told the local ABC affiliate. "Then we ran out into the hallway, and we saw a gentleman who was obviously in distress. He was screaming and hyperventilating, saying: 'She's dead! She's dead!'"The woman was later identified as Carrie O'Connor, 38. She was a French lecturer at Boston University.O'Connor, who had just recently moved into the building, reportedly was trying to load a box into the elevator when it suddenly dropped between floors.State regulators...
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    (CNN)A wedding in Maine is linked to 176 Covid-19 cases and the deaths of seven people who didn't attend the celebration, demonstrating just how easily and quickly the virus can spread at social gatherings, public health experts say. As officials continue to push preventive measures, such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing to keep infection rates low, they also have been vocal in warning against large gatherings.But Americans have continued to congregate, leading to outbreaks tied to a number of events, from Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations to a massive motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.The wedding held in Millinocket on August 7 had about 65 guests, in violation of the state's 50-person cap for indoor events,...
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are spending time honing their skills ahead of their first debate on Sept. 29 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  Also busy preparing is Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday.” He will be the moderator, selected by The Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that has sponsored the debates since 1987. It is Wallace’s second time as a presidential debate moderator.  Jim Lehrer holds the record for moderating 12 presidential debates. In 1996 and 2000, the late anchor of the “PBS NewsHour” moderated all three debates.  “Some of the tips that Jim Lehrer had, for example, if somebody says, ‘I've got a seven-point plan for that.’ He would say, ‘Well, give me your first three points,” said Mary Kate Cary, a senior fellow at the University of...
    Matthew Rozsa September 15, 2020 10:55PM (UTC) This year's west coast wildfire season is breathtaking in its scope and its destruction. More than 3.2 million acres have burned in California since the start of 2020; in Oregon, nearly 900,000 acres have burned in the recent series of fires, and five towns completely destroyed. To put that number in perspective: Oregon in the past decade usually would only see 500,000 acres destroyed by wildfires over the span of an entire year. Aside from the deaths and property destruction caused by these fires, their toxic smoke waves have wrought a secondary destruction on the economies and health of citizens who live in any of the nearby major cities, from Vancouver B.C. to San Diego. Experts...
    The Big Ten is apparently set to reverse its decision to postpone football season until springtime amid the pandemic, according to University of Nebraska president Ted Carter, who let the information slip on a hot microphone at a press conference on Tuesday. 'We're getting ready to announce the Huskers and Big Ten football tonight,' Carter was heard saying following a press conference on Tuesday. Nebraska's KETV recorded the audio from the press conference. Carter walked back the statement shortly after, saying that there is still work to be done, but he hopes to have a resolution in the near future.   In a statement following Tuesday's press conference, the school explained: 'When there is any news to share or confirm regarding any...
    A Texas Tech University student who was partying when she claimed to have coronavirus in a video that went viral last week has resigned from her sorority. The video showed an unidentified female bragging about her party life despite testing positive for COVID.  Since the incident, the university has launched an investigation into the video and her sorority, Alpha Phi, condemned her behavior. 'The behavior in that video is appalling. When chapter leadership learned of this member’s behavior, the chapter immediately initiated judicial proceedings. The member has since chosen to resign outright,' a sorority spokeswoman told KWTX.   A Texas Tech University student who claimed to have coronavirus in a video that went viral last week has resigned from her...
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    American universities are threatening strong punishments for students who violate coronavirus guidelines as alarming images of on-campus house parties and crowded college bars continue to surface.  College around the country that chose to reopen for the fall semester with in-person classes have struggled to prevent coronavirus outbreaks as students throw caution to the wind and defy safety restrictions to keep their social calendars packed.   Over the weekend a video of students at the University of Kansas throwing a wild party went viral as school administrators warned that 'super-spreader' events would no longer be tolerated.   On Monday, officials announced that 23 fraternity and sorority houses near Michigan State University had been placed under mandatory quarantine due to a surge in coronavirus...
    The Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association hosted Justice Delores Thomas as its guest during this month’s “Lunch with a Judge” program on Zoom on Thursday. Justice Thomas has been a judge in Brooklyn for 26 years and currently sits in the matrimonial part in the Kings County Supreme Court. An Alabama native, Justice Thomas graduated from Alabama State University and the University of Georgia Law School. She started her legal career in earnest after she moved to New York and got a job working for Brooklyn Legal Services, where she worked in the housing, immigration, and unemployment law units.
    WASHINGTON — University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is studying how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and other cities. But when planning fieldwork, he also thinks about how he’s perceived in neighborhoods where he installs wildlife cameras. “I wear the nerdiest glasses I have and often a jacket that has my college logo, so that people don’t mistake me for what they think is a thug or hooligan,” said Schell, who is African American. The recent episode of a white woman calling the police on a Black birder in New York’s Central Park shocked many people. But for Black environmental scientists, worrying about whether they are likely to be harassed or asked to justify their presence while...
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    A university lecturer shared an informative Twitter thread about far-right hate symbols after spotting a man covered in white supremacist tattoos.  Suraj Lakhani, a sociology academic at Sussex University, shared photos of the unidentified man on Twitter over the weekend after seeing him shopping in Brighton. The man had at least four tattoos with apparent links to white supremacy groups, including the 'Totenkopf' death skull tattoo once used by the SS guards who oversaw concentration camps and the number '88', which stands for 'Heil Hitler'.   Suraj Lakhani, a sociology academic at Sussex University, shared photos of the unidentified man on Twitter over the weekend after seeing him shopping in Brighton. The man had at least four tattoos...
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    Loading the player... WASHINGTON (AP) — University of Washington ecologist Christopher Schell is studying how coronavirus shutdowns have affected wildlife in Seattle and other cities. But when planning fieldwork, he also thinks about how he’s perceived in neighborhoods where he installs wildlife cameras. “I wear the nerdiest glasses I have and often a jacket that has my college logo, so that people don’t mistake me for what they think is a thug or hooligan,” said Schell, who is African American. The recent episode of a white woman calling the police on a Black birder in New York’s Central Park shocked many people. But for Black environmental scientists, worrying about whether they are likely to be harassed or asked to justify their...