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    (CNN)Sen. Kamala Harris' selection as the first Black woman to be named to a major party's presidential ticket has brought attention to her alma mater, Howard University, one of the country's most prominent historically Black universities.Howard University has a history of producing trailblazing political and civic leaders. Founded in 1867 on one of the highest hills in Washington, DC, the university has a deep connection to national politics and has served as a focal point for Black culture in the nation's capital for generations.RELATED: Why Kamala Harris as VP would be a revelation for Black AmericaHarris has a deep connection to the university, especially Alpha Kappa Alpha -- the nation's oldest Black sorority, to which she pledged in 1986.Howard has...
    The US government says Yale University is illegally discriminating against white and Asian-American applicants. The results of a two-year investigation by the Department of Justice found the Ivy League university had breached civil rights law in its undergraduate admissions process. The department threatened to file a lawsuit against the university if it failed to take "remedial" measures. A Yale spokeswoman said the university "categorically" denied the accusations. President Donald Trump's administration has been a strong opponent of so-called affirmative action. The programmes, which were supported by former President Barack Obama, seek to boost admissions of under-represented minorities, particularly Hispanics and African-Americans.. Trump 'to scrap' affirmative action policy Do white US students really get a bad deal? The Department...
    A semi-autonomous coronavirus decontamination robot is being developed by researchers at the University of Virginia. “It is available and usable already, it just depends on how much capability we are going to introduce [into the system],” University of Virginia professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering Tomonari Furukawa said. “The ultimate goal really is to remove the human completely from the operation.” The robot — nicknamed VICTOR — uses ultraviolet light to decontaminate floors and walls broadly while it’s moving. It also has a robotic arm with UV lamps that can zero in on individual spots, exposed surfaces and sweep over horizontal surfaces such as counter-tops and arm rests. It’s not a job that people can do themselves, as UV...
    WORCESTER (CBS) – Clark University is moving forward with a plan to reopen its campus, despite a student petition which has gathered hundreds of signatures. “I think they’re doing the best they can, but the information that students are getting and the plans that they have in place, in my opinion, just aren’t sufficient,” said Caitlyn Angeletti, a junior at the Worcester college. “I think it’s irresponsible.” Angeletti signed the petition, which asks Clark to rescind the decision to hold classes on campus this fall. Senior Charles Tall wrote the petition. “You’re welcoming thousands of students into this… tiny community,” he said. “It’s incredibly irresponsible.” Clark plans to test all students when they arrive. After that, students will be tested...
    A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and White applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday. Yale denied the allegation, calling it "meritless" and "hasty." The findings, detailed in a letter to the college's attorneys Thursday, mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the process at some Ivy League colleges. The Justice Department had previously filed court papers siding with Asian American groups who had levied similar allegations against Harvard University. The two-year investigation concluded that Yale "rejects scores of Asian American and White applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise...
    A cardiologist who was on the staff of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was removed from a fellowship program after he published a paper criticizing affirmative action efforts, the University Times reported. Norman Wang’s paper, originally published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) on March 24 and later redacted by JAHA in August after it elicited blowback, stated that there “exists no empirical evidence by accepted standards for causal inference to support the mantra that ‘diversity saves lives,’” adding, “Long-term academic solutions and excellence should not be sacrificed for short-term demographic optics.” On August 6, Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine Anantha Shekhar tweeted: A peer-reviewed journal recently published an...
    WASHINGTON -- A Justice Department investigation has found Yale University is illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law, officials said Thursday.The findings detailed in a letter to the college's attorneys Thursday mark the latest action by the Trump administration aimed at rooting out discrimination in the college application process, following complaints from students about the application process at some Ivy League colleges.The two-year investigation concluded that Yale "rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit," the Justice Department said. The investigation stemmed from a 2016 complaint against Yale, Brown and Dartmouth."Yale's race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants,...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Among the items lost in the emergency coronavirus relief talks in Washington is perhaps $10 billion in emergency funding for the Postal Service to help improve service as its role in the fall election takes on greater importance, given an expected surge in mail voting because of the coronavirus pandemic.President Donald Trump is against $3.4 billion demanded by Pelosi for helping states with the crush of expected mail-in ballots."They need that money in order to have the post office work so it can take all of these millions and millions of ballots," Trump said on Thursday, adding, "If they don't get those two items, that means you can't have universal mail-in voting because they're not equipped...
    A New Jersey college has dropped 'bullying' charges against a student after he 'taunted' peers by using a picture of Trump as his Zoom background and posted an 'inflammatory' Facebook post saying he would 'fight to the death for our country'. Stockton University backed off five of the six student code of conduct charges leveled against doctoral student Robert Dailyda this week but continued to pursue the charge of 'disruptive behavior' against him. Dailyda was originally charged with disruptive behavior, discrimination, harassment, hostile environment, harm, and bullying and cyberbullying and faced possible suspension from the college if found guilty. Stockton University sent a letter to the student Tuesday saying five of the charges had been dropped but that it is...
    Joe Judge doesn’t see adding a veteran corner as a priority We Did Some Digging & Found the 14 Best Jackets at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale The Class of 2020: unemployed, taking on debt and struggling to pay the bills The majority of 2020 graduates have had their post-graduate plans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many unemployed. Students are finding themselves taking on more debt, and struggling to pay off loans and housing rent. University grants, internships, and independent work, are providing short term relief for graduates without a full-time position but the question remains: When will it get better? CNBC's "College Voices 2020" is a series written by CNBC summer interns from universities across the...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- There were 55,910 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Wednesday, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.An additional 1,504 coronavirus-related deaths were also reported, a jump of more than 400 from the previous day.the first time in four days that the nation has recorded over 50,000 new cases. But Wednesday's caseload is still well below the record set on July 16, when more than 77,000 new cases were identified in a 24-hour reporting period.Here are more of today's headlines:BIG 12 CONFERENCE MOVING FORWARDThe Big East became the latest collegiate athletic conference to cancel fall sports competition Wednesday. #BIGEAST announcement on Fall Sports Full release: https://t.co/s2XbzEf08p pic.twitter.com/J7bPNWT2Te— BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST)...
    After posting sex advice for students that included “wearing a face mask during sex,” the University of Georgia’s (UGA) Health Center’s sexual health page removed the guidance after it was “mocked” and “ridiculed” online, said a spokesperson for the university. “You are your safest sex partner. Practice solo sex or limit the number of sexual partners you have. The virus has been found in semen and feces of people with COVID-19. We do not know if COVID-19 can be spread through vaginal or anal sex,” the guidelines stated, as well as “Consider wearing a face mask during sex. Heavy breathing and panting can further spread the virus, and wearing a mask can reduce the risk.” “The advice was also posted...
    Matthew Rozsa August 12, 2020 11:05PM (UTC) President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Saturday that he claimed would help American renters stave off the ongoing threat of eviction — a crucial need, given that economists predict 20 million Americans will face eviction by the end of September 2020. Yet experts agree that Trump's order won't actually do anything.  : While the CARES Act imposed a temporary eviction moratorium under certain conditions, that order has now expired. To remedy this, Trump's executive order, titled "Executive Order on Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners," instructs the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to examine whether...
    (CNN)A two-time Super Bowl champion and a former world-class wrestler came forward on Wednesday alleging that they were sexually abused by a University of Michigan team physician under the guise of physical exams.Dr. Robert Anderson directed the school's University Health Service before eventually becoming the wrestling, football, hockey and track teams' doctor. He worked at UM from 1968 to 2003, before dying in 2008.Alleged sex abuse kept a Michigan football player away from doctors for decades. He now has stage 4 cancerDuring his time with the school, he allegedly abused hundreds of students, most of whom were young men, according to attorney Parker Stinar. Former athletes claim Anderson would exam their genitalia for unrelated problems and injuries. "What happened to...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Duquesne University says there were no incidents of police or law enforcement “misconduct or negligence” on the night a student fell to his death from a campus apartment building in 2018. The law firm representing Duquesne University in the case involving the death of student athlete, Marquis Jaylen “J.B.” Brown, held a news conference Wednesday morning on their latest findings. (Photo Credit: KDKA) “We did a thorough and detailed investigation,” attorney Dave Fawcett, with Reed Smith law firm, said. The investigation, according to Reed Smith attorneys, included numerous witnesses, video recordings, audio recordings and an account from Brown’s roommate. “What J.B. did that night that caused his death was also completely shocking to everyone. No one could’ve...
    One of St Andrews University's most prestigious student societies has become embroiled in the sex scandal sweeping the ancient university.  Members of the Kate Kennedy Club have been accused by students of sexual assaults including groping, sexual violence and misogynistic drunken behaviour. The allegations against the club, which include 'drunk and aggressive' behaviour, follow sex assault claims levelled against members of a US-style fraternity.  A spokesman for the Kate Kennedy Club confirmed it has launched an investigation and is taking the 'appalling allegations extremely seriously'.  They told The Times: 'The Kate Kennedy Club takes these appalling allegations extremely seriously and we have launched an immediate investigation.  'We will work closely with the university and any other relevant authorities on...
    Despite unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the University System of Georgia (USG) in fiscal year 2020 awarded a record 70,879 degrees – the most in the system’s 89-year history. The 4.5% annual increase represents over 3,000 more degrees awarded to USG students than last year. It is also the largest year-over-year increase since 2011, when USG joined Complete College America and refocused system efforts on raising education attainment in Georgia. “This success is thanks to the hard work of USG’s 26 public colleges and universities, which have taken critical steps to increase support and help students stay on track toward their degree,” USG Chancellor Steve Wrigley said....
    By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - In a 4 1/2-minute radio speech on Aug. 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender in World War Two, telling his subjects he had resolved to pave the way for peace by "enduring the unendurable". Seventy-five years later, the unresolved legacy of the conflict haunts Tokyo's ties with China and South Korea, even as the countries cope with a COVID-19 pandemic that is forcing Japan to scale back its Aug. 15 ceremony for war dead. In Japan, consensus over the war's legacy is elusive. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has adopted a less-apologetic stance and wants to revise a post-war, pacifist constitution that conservatives see as a humiliating symbol of defeat. A majority of the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota has issued a safety alert Tuesday after reports of a man grabbing females near campus. According to the university, the first incident happened around Tuesday at 11:55 a.m. near the U of M Recreation Center. Another incident happened around 12:45 p.m. near the intersection of 11th and University Ave.  In both cases, the female victim reported having their buttocks grabbed. Officials say it is possible the incidents are related. The suspect(s) is described as a 20-30-year-old man with short dark hair. He was seen wearing a white shirt and black pants in one incident and a blue shirt in the other. The suspect was also reportedly carrying bags. No additional information was provided....
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The University of Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that students will not be allowed on campus when classes start next month. The school said today there are no on-campus activities for the fall semester aside from a few exceptions. An update on fall semester plans regarding on-campus housing, tuition, and fees https://t.co/a1Rn1kPNzR — Penn (@Penn) August 11, 2020 The university also announced that there will be no undergraduate housing. UPenn will offer discounts on tuition and fees because of the cuts.
    (CNN)Three new polls out this week find former Vice President Joe Biden leading or in a tight race with President Donald Trump in the crucial battleground state of Wisconsin. Trump won Wisconsin in 2016 by a very narrow margin -- 0.77% -- and that gave him the necessary 270 votes in the Electoral College required to win the presidency. Wisconsin is set to be pivotal in the 2020 race as well and Biden has consistently led the President in the Badger State.A CBS News and YouGov poll released Sunday morning found Biden leading Trump 48% to 42% among likely voters, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison Survey Center, looking at registered voters, found Biden ahead with 49% to Trump's...
    As Joe Biden gets ready to announce his running mate, a new national survey indicates that the former vice president holds a 10-percentage point lead over President Trump among registered voters. According to a Monmouth University poll released on Tuesday, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee tops the Republican incumbent in the White House 51%-41%. The survey indicates 4% of voters questioned are backing third party candidates, with 4% undecided. TRUMP CAMPAIGN ARGUES THEY'RE BETTER POSITIONED THAN IN 2016, DESPITE POLLS AND CORONAVIRUS Biden’s 10-point lead over the president is down from a 13-point advantage in Monmouth University’s previous poll, which was conducted in late June. The release of the new poll comes a day after a Georgetown University Battleground national survey suggested the...
    To borrow a quote from Sisqó — these prehistoric crocs got “dumps like a truck.” Paleontologists are revealing new details about an ancient reptile described as having been the size of a city bus — growing up to 33 feet in length — and possessing teeth “the size of bananas.” Species of the Deinosuchus genus, which literally means “terror crocodile,” according to study authors, once roamed the United States. During the Deinosuchus’ reign between 75 and 82 million years ago, the country was split by the Western Interior Seaway, an ocean which once covered many Southern and Midwestern states, as well as parts of central Canada and the eastern portion of Mexico. D. hatcheri and D. riograndensis habitats could be...
    To borrow a quote from Sisqó — these prehistoric crocs got “dumps like a truck.” Paleontologists are revealing new details about an ancient reptile described as having been the size of a city bus — growing up to 33 feet in length — and possessing teeth “the size of bananas.” Species of the Deinosuchus genus, which literally means “terror crocodile,” according to study authors, once roamed the United States. During the Deinosuchus’ reign between 75 and 82 million years ago, the country was split by the Western Interior Seaway, an ocean which once covered many Southern and Midwestern states, as well as parts of central Canada and the eastern portion of Mexico. D. hatcheri and D. riograndensis habitats could be...
    Liberty University has appointed a retired Alaska pastor who is opposed to LGBT rights to be interim president just days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began an indefinite leave of absence after an Instagram photo of himself with unzipped pants caused outrage.  Jerry Prevo, who has served as chairman of the Virginia school's board of trustees since 2003 and recently retired as the senior pastor of a Baptist church in Alaska, started as acting president on Monday.  Prevo, who spent 47 years as the pastor of Anchorage Baptist Temple before stepping down last year, was known for his opposition to LGBT rights and his influence in Alaska politics.  He also partnered with Samaritan's Purse, the Christian relief charity run by the Rev....
    The University of Maryland said Monday it will begin its fall semester with all online classes, at least temporarily moving away from the in-person undergraduate instruction it had hoped to offer at the start of the school year. The state’s flagship university, which is scheduled to begin its new semester Aug. 31, is postponing in-person classes for two weeks because “the prevalence of Covid-19” in Maryland and Prince George’s County “remains higher than we had hoped for our fall return,” new President Darryll Pines wrote in a letter to the university community. He cited the seven-day positivity rate in Prince George’s being 5.4% — the highest in the state. “It is our fervent hope and expectation that we...
    Screenwriter Kurt Luedtke, known for his Oscar-winning adapted screenplay “Out of Africa,” died on Sunday. He was 80. The Detroit Free Press reported that the Luedtke, who worked at the newspaper during the 1960s and ’70s, passed away after a long illness in a Michigan hospital. Luedtke, a Michigan native, first worked in journalism before turning his attention to Hollywood in the 1980s with screenwriting credits that include “Absence of Malice” and “Random Hearts.” After graduating from Brown University, the reporter-turned-screenwriter pursued a law degree at the University of Michigan and took on journalism courses at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. After Medill, Luedtke went on to report for the Miami Herald as an intern. In 1965, Luedtke...
    “I couldn’t sit at home,” sums up Agostina Guerra, a 27-year-old dentist in charge of a team of volunteers from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) dedicated to looking for the coronavirus in pensions, nursing homes and among the forces of policeman. “As dentists, we belong to the health system. We had to go out to help, do something. That was always my thought,” this petite young woman emphatically affirms, convinced that if there is a moment for volunteering “without a doubt this is it.” In his team there are 20 graduates and dental students of the UBA who meet every morning in a school to organize the examination material and receive the address to which they will go that...
    CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of Americans in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.   Nia Garama, a rising senior at the Ohio State University, knows Saturdays won't be the same this school year. With uncertainty around the upcoming college football season, Garama fears she'll be missing out on cherished experiences and is looking for new ways to enjoy Game Day. Radio show host Dan Patrick said Monday that the PAC-12 and Big Ten will cancel their football seasons on Tuesday. However, a Big Ten spokesperson told CBS Sports on Monday that despite that expectation, a decision has not yet been made. The scheduled vote comes soon after the Mid-American Conference canceled its football season because of the coronavirus pandemic....
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A United States District Court has dismissed a case between The University of Pittsburgh and former police officer Michael Rosfeld. According to the federal court, Michael Rosfeld willingly resigned from his job with the University of Pittsburgh Police. Court papers say the University intended to terminate Rosfeld, but he resigned, presumably to avoid the stigma of termination. Rosfeld sued Pitt because he claimed the University forced him out of his job after arresting the son of a high ranking school official. The incident happened at the Garage Door Saloon in December of 2017. In the surveillance video, Rosfeld is seen in the shadow spot. Related stories: Michael Rosfeld Fighting To Get His Job Back, University...
    (CNN)Liberty University has chosen an acting president to take the place of former President Jerry Falwell Jr., who was put on an "indefinite leave of absence."Falwell had come under fire in recent days after posting a picture on Instagram that depicted him with his pants unzipped and his midsection visible to the camera.Chairman Dr. Jerry Prevo will now serve as acting president effective immediately, the university announced Monday. He has served on the Liberty University Board of Trustees since 1996 and has been the Board Chairman since 2003, and he recently retired as the Senior Pastor of Anchorage Baptist Temple in Anchorage, Alaska, after serving there for 47 years. Lawsuit accuses Liberty University of profiting from the coronavirus pandemic Prevo...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (KDKA) — In the last three weeks, 67 people at West Virginia University have tested positive for coronavirus. The latest data shared by the university shows 63 students and four employees tested positive out of 11,604 tests. The positivity rate is about .5 percent. All students and workers coming back to Morgantown this fall are required to get tested.
    Liberty University has tapped Jerry Prevo to be acting head of the university as Jerry Falwell Jr. takes an indefinite leave of absence. The school announced its acting appointment of the chairman of the university's board of trustees on Monday after Falwell got into some hot water by posting a photo with his wife's assistant in which they both had their pants unzipped, and Falwell was holding a darkly colored beverage. In a radio interview after posting the picture, Falwell explained that it was just a joke and that he would "try to be a good boy" from now on. Falwell has been involved in a handful of other controversies as of late. Liberty University has a strict dress...
    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — The University of Maryland College Park is delaying in-person undergraduate instruction for two weeks as it gears up for the fall semester amid the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the university said while the semester is set to begin on August 31, in-person classes will be held online until September 14. Graduate classes and research will continue as planned. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines “It is our fervent hope and expectation that we will resume in-person and blended instruction on Sept. 14. We will not hesitate...
    A Democratic mayor accused of having inappropriate sexual relationships with college students said Monday that he will not drop out of his congressional primary race. Alex Morse, mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts, and lecturer of political science at the University of Massachusetts, responded to allegations that he used his position as a teacher to seduce students into relationships with him and the university’s internal investigation. My statement on the last 48 hours. pic.twitter.com/2RU5ht6jZ8 — Alex Morse (@AlexBMorse) August 10, 2020 In the statement posted to Twitter, Morse denied any wrongdoing, and said he has had only consensual relationships, including some with “students enrolled at local universities” that he met over dating apps. “I have never used my position of...
    University of Georgia staff and students staged a 'die-in' demonstration last week in protest of the school's re-opening plans. Fifty students, plus faculty members, played dead six feet apart from one another outside the office of the university's president, Jere W. Morehead, to send a message that they were dissatisfied with the rules and structure set up for the beginning of the university's fall semester on August 20.  Holding up signs and tombstones made out of cardboard, the protesters demanded mask requirements, remote learning, and free COVID-19 pandemic — while warning that people will die if the school re-opens as planned.   Symbolism: University of Georgia staff and students staged a 'die-in' demonstration last week in protest of the school's re-opening...
    By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa administrators pushed ahead Monday with plans to resume in-person classes and on-campus housing, even as student leaders argued those steps were too risky during the coronavirus pandemic. The university said it would not test students who will begin moving into the Iowa City campus in the coming days, unlike last week's mass testing at Iowa State University that identified dozens of infected students. The campus health officer, Dr. Dan Fick, said one-time testing could give students a false sense of security and would require “significant resources” to administer correctly. He said the university has focused on other public health measures that would be more effective to...
    The Big Ten athletic conference has reportedly canceled its 2020-2021 college football season due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Detroit Free Press reported. According to sources speaking on condition of anonymity, in a Sunday vote, the presidents of 12 of the 14 universities who have football programs in the conference all voted to end their upcoming season even begins. Among those 12 votes were those of the presidents of the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, both of whom are physicians. Only the presidents of the Universities of Nebraska and Iowa voted to to play. As of this writing, the conference hasn’t formally announced the decision; that move is expected Tuesday, according to reports. According to one source, Big...
    LOMA LINDA (CBSLA) — For the first time since April, 31-year-old Francisco Garcia is finally leaving the hospital after his long battle with coronavirus. “I’m just happy to go home and be with my family,” Garcia said. His older sister was the first person to hold him as he walked out of Loma Linda University Medical Center on Sunday. Francisco Garcia, 31, is greeted with applause from a health team at Loma Linda University Medical Center on August 9, 2020, following his months-long coronavirus battle. (Courtesy: CBS) Next was his mother, who he hasn’t gotten to hug in more than 85 days. Even at Garcia’s young age and no history of health issues, Garcia experienced some of the worst of...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University police forces continue to face backlash for their roles in the George Floyd protests in Philadelphia. Dozens rallied outside Penn’s police headquarters in University City on Sunday. They demanded Drexel and Penn dissolve their private police departments by 2025. (Credit: CBS3) Officers left their patrol area to respond to the 52nd Street rioting. Protesters say campus police are less accountable to the public than other police forces. “,” said. So far, there is no comment from Penn and Drexel on Sunday’s protests.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A person out on their morning run got quite the surprise in St. Paul Sunday morning near the University of St. Thomas campus. A young adult black bear was spotted by the jogger on the west side of Mississippi River Boulevard near Goodrich Avenue. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says black bears in Minnesota are rarely aggressive towards people, and are often shy and fearful. Here are some of their tips for how to handle an encounter. READ MORE: Wisconsin Boaters Help Black Bear With Plastic Jug Stuck On Its Head
    Rice is one of the most popular and simplest foods to prepare in some countries, however, a new study warns about its levels of inorganic arsenic that, when accumulating in the body, affect different body systems, specifically the cardiovascular system. “Science of the Total Environment”, where they stated that prolonged exposure to inorganic arsenic could cause cancers& nbsp; and cardiovascular diseases. “data-reactid =” 13 “> Researchers from the University of Manchester and the University of Salford published their findings in“ Science of the Total Environment ”, where they stated that prolonged exposure to inorganic arsenic could cause cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash More World Health Organization (WHO). “Data-reactid =” 25 “> Arsenic is an...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Duke University researchers wanted to test how easily germs can spread even during normal conversations. They used a box, laser, lens and cellphone camera to visualize droplets and filmed people speaking into the box. Martin Fischer, PhD, is with the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at Duke University. “It’s astounding how much stuff comes out of you when you just speak, you didn’t even have to sneeze or cough. It’s the speaking itself that already generates lots of droplets,” he said. According to Dr. Eric Westman in the Department of Medicine at Duke University, “You may not know that you’re spreading the disease, you won’t see it.” Download The New CBS4 News App Here ...
    A UTAH cop has been fired from the Logan City PD after sharing explicit photos of a murdered victim who was being exploited. Officer Miguel Deras was sacked on Wednesday after he allegedly showed off explicit pictures of the 21-year-old victim who was being blackmailed by her sex-offender ex before he killed her, according to reports. 5Lauren McCluskey, a 21-year-old student at the University of Utah, told campus police she was being blackmailedCredit: Facebook Lauren McCluskey, a student at the University of Utah, told campus police she was being blackmailed over the photos by 37-year-old Melvin Rowland - only to be exploited by the officer she turned to for help. Scared by the demand, she paid the money and then...
    A student at Stockton University is facing a possible suspension and other disciplinary charges for making his Zoom background a photo of President Donald Trump and for a subsequent political Facebook post defending his freedom of expression, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). According to the university, the image of President Trump caused students “to feel offended, disrespected, and taunted.” Doctoral student Robert Dailyda is facing six charges by Stockton University, including harassment and cyberbullying, and may have to take a “social justice workshop” if found guilty by administrators, announced FIRE in a statement on Friday. Dailyda had used a photo of President Trump as his Zoom background image during a July virtual class which offended fellow students,...
    The University of Georgia is urging students to wear masks while having sex. The university reportedly sent out notices to on-campus students that said they should “consider wearing a face mask during sex. Heavy breathing and panting can further spread the virus, and wearing a mask can reduce the risk,” according to OutKick. “You are your safest sex partner. Practice solo sex, or limit the number of sexual partners you have,” said OutKick, which identifies itself on Twitter as “fearless, data-driven sports reporting.” University of Georgia’s response to COVID: wear face masks during sex. SEC! SEC! SEC! pic.twitter.com/l7oh5tAsSC — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) August 8, 2020 In June, a study from researchers at Harvard University says that in order...
    A jogger saw a young black bear walking near the Mississippi River Sunday morning near the St. Thomas University campus, according to a Tweet by the school’s public safety office. This morning, officers were flagged down on Mississippi River Blvd. A jogger reported seeing a young adult black bear walking near the river to the west of the road. While it is rare, if you encounter a bear near campus, follow these tips from the @mndnr: https://t.co/ZAYTkOWi5b pic.twitter.com/KLH8dhBhlh — UST Public Safety (@PublicSafetyUST) August 9, 2020 The Tweet referred people to the state department of natural resource’s page, which gave tips and the following statement: “Knowing how to behave when encountering bears and how rare bear attacks actually are...
    Twitter In New Zealand, the university rugby classic par excellence is the match between Auckland Grammar and King’s College and before the match the students from both universities challenge each other with the now famous haka based on the all blacks, leaving a spectacular image Aug 9, 2020 1:57:24 PM
    OAKLAND (KDKA) — Beginning this Wednesday, the University of Pittsburgh’s COVID-19 Medical Response Team will start randomly testing incoming students for Coronavirus. This plan includes undergraduate and graduate students as well as students who are both living on or off campus and even those not showing any COVID-19 symptoms. The testing plan will work as follows: Students will get an email 24 to 48 hours before their scheduled testing time along with instructions about where and when to show up. That day, students being tested will pick up a testing kit, which has a scannable bar code, provide a test sample, and give the kit back to testing staff. The university says testing will take around 30 minutes. Students should...
              A Wright State University (WSU) economics professor has been barred from teaching a class critical of Marxism to the general student body. Professor Evan Osborne had his repeated requests to teach a class critical of communist economist Karl Marx to non-honors students denied, reports The College Fix. While Osborne has been given the go-ahead to teach the class, “Marxism: Theory and Practice,” to honor students, he will not be allowed to open the class to the rest of the nearly 11,000 person student body. Of the motivations behind the decision, Osborne told The College Fix, “We have an angry, radical-left cohort in the department, they praise Marxism in the classroom, they will not...
    An inmate booked into the Bexar County Jail died of pneumonia on Saturday, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office. Lindsey Turiano, a 59-year-old man who was arrested in connection for the murder of 89-year-old Norma Woods in August 2019, passed away at University Hospital, deputies say. Turiano was awaiting trial for his murder charge, but had recently been found incompetent to stand trial in February of 2020 prior to being admitted to University Hospital in March of 2020 after his health deteriorated. He remained in the hospital under physician’s care before his death. Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    Students, faculty and staff in the University of California system will be required to get a flu vaccination before Nov. 1, part of a system-wide executive order signed on Friday.In consultation with the UC Health leadership, UC officials say the mandate is an "important proactive measure to help protect members of the UC community and the public at large."The newly signed order is also to help relieve the health care system during the upcoming fall and winter flu season amid the novel coronavirus pandemic."In addition to protecting those on campuses and the surrounding communities, this requirement is designed to avoid a surge of flu cases at health care facilities across the state during the unprecedented public health crisis caused by...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Students, faculty and staff in the University of California system will be required to get a flu vaccination before Nov. 1, part of a system-wide executive order signed on Friday.In consultation with the UC Health leadership, UC officials say the mandate is an "important proactive measure to help protect members of the UC community and the public at large."VIDEO: Experts discuss if college is worth it this year, what it will look likeEMBED More News Videos Watch as experts discuss if it's worth it to go to college during COVID-19 and what to expect if you do. The newly signed order is also to help relieve the health care system during the upcoming fall and winter...
    DURHAM, N.C. (CBS LOCAL) – Duke University researchers wanted to test how easily germs can spread even during normal conversations. They used a box, laser, lens, and cell phone camera to visualize droplets and filmed people speaking into the box. Martin Fischer, Ph.D., is with the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at Duke University. He says, “It’s astounding how much stuff comes out of you when you just speak, you didn’t even have to sneeze or cough. It’s the speaking itself that already generates lots of droplets.” According to Dr. Eric Westman in the Department of Medicine at Duke University, “You may not know that you’re spreading the disease, you won’t see it.” Dr. Fischer and Dr. Westman’s team tested...
    CBS NEWS — Duke University researchers wanted to test how easily germs can spread, even during normal conversations. They used a box, laser, lens and cell phone camera to visualize droplets and filmed people speaking into the box. Martin Fischer, PhD, is with the Departments of Chemistry and Physics at Duke University. “It’s astounding how much stuff comes out of you when you just speak, you didn’t even have to sneeze or cough. It’s the speaking itself that already generates lots of droplets,” he said. CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE: TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines According to Dr. Eric Westman in the Department of Medicine at Duke University, “You may not...
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The mother of an 18-year-old University of Iowa student who froze to death in January 2019 is suing the school for negligence. Michael Belz, of Cedar Rapids, was caught outside of his residence hall on the night of Jan. 29, 2019, when wind chills in Iowa City were 51 degrees below zero. He was found unresponsive the next day and his death was ruled an accident, The Iowa City Press-Citizen reported. The wrongful death lawsuit filed Wednesday contends the university locked all the entrances to Burge Hall, where Belz lived, without warning residents they would need a student ID to get in. It also says the school should have posted people at the entrances to...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff OAKLAND (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh is reporting eight new Coronavirus cases among students, faculty and staff within the last week. There have been four new cases in students as well as four new cases in staff and faculty since July 31. According to the provided data, there are no active cases among students as of August 7, while there are 11 active cases among staff and faculty. Since June 26, 31 students and 20 faculty or staff have tested positive for coronavirus. Pitt says that this latest update does not include those who tested positive but have not been on campus in over 14 days. The University says that contact tracing is being...
    Sarah K. Burris August 8, 2020 11:30AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story After Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. posted photos of himself with unbuttoned pants, holding up the shirt of a woman that wasn't his wife, and holding a dark liquid in his hand, he was attacked for hypocrisy while breaking the code of conduct and ethics for the university. It's one of many decisions over the past several years that at least one Republican is calling questionable and encouraging him to step aside. : On Friday, the board of the University encouraged Falwell to step down entirely. "The Executive Committee of Liberty University's Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met today and...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff OAKLAND (KDKA) — The University of Pittsburgh is implementing its campus surveillance testing strategy for COVID-19 next week. Starting August 12, incoming students will be tested at random by the university’s COVID-19 Medical Response Office. This will include undergraduate and graduate students as well as students who are living on or off campus and even those not expressing any COVID-19 symptoms. Students will be notified that they have been selected for testing via email, along with instructions about where and when to show up for testing. These emails will be sent approximately 24 to 48 hours prior to the scheduled testing time. Those who are not exhibiting symptoms will wait in a socially distanced line to...
    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado State University is pausing all football activities while it investigates allegations of racism and verbal abuse. In a statement Friday evening, CSU Director of Athletics Joe Parker said the allegations involve the university’s athletic administration and specifically named the football program. (credit: CBS) Football practices, workouts and team meetings are paused indefinitely while the university investigates the claims. Parker did not elaborate on what prompted the investigation, but said it was brought to his attention on Friday. “Colorado State University is committed to being an anti-racist university, and we will not tolerate any behavior or climate that goes against that core value,” said Parker. “Moreover, CSU Athletics is committed to the health and well-being...
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. participates in a town hall meeting on the opioid crisis as part of first lady Melania the first lady's "Be Best" initiative at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on March 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Ethan Miller | Getty Images Jerry Falwell Jr. announced Friday he's taking an indefinite leave of absence from his leadership positions at Liberty University, the school his father founded in 1971. The institution said in a statement that its executive committee requested he take leave indefinitely from his roles as president and chancellor. The school said he agreed, "effective immediately." The move follows his latest controversy — a photo he posted to his Instagram from a vacation...
    The president of one of the world's largest evangelical Christian colleges has agreed to step aside after posting a photo of himself, trousers unzipped. Jerry Falwell, a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, said he would take an indefinite leave of absence from Liberty University in Virginia. The college board did not provide a reason for the move. Mr Falwell had conceded the Instagram photo was "weird", but defended it as "all in good fun". Editor quits in row over evangelist Trump backing Do more people believe in God in Trump's America? The preachers getting rich from poor Americans The university said in a statement on Friday: "The Executive Committee of Liberty University's Board of...
    Liberty University announced on Friday that its Board of Trustees asked Jerry Falwell Jr. to take “an indefinite leave of absence” as president and chancellor after a photo circulated of him with his pants unzipped, his underpants showing, and his stomach protruding. Prominent conservatives question Jerry Falwell Jr. vacation photo https://t.co/4MnkQKtrhR pic.twitter.com/mx0dkcJcvh — The Hill (@thehill) August 4, 2020 “The Executive Committee of Liberty University’s Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met today and requested that Jerry Falwell, Jr. take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University, to which he has agreed, effective immediately,” the school announced in a statement. The unflattering photo, which Falwell himself shared...
    The University of Georgia wants students to wear masks while having sex. That’s right, folks! The Bulldogs don’t want the virus spreading through sexual activity, and that means wearing a mask while engaged in intimacy. (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes) According to Outkick, UGA sent out a notice for students on campus when it comes to dealing with the coronavirus and sex, and wrote, “consider wearing a face mask during sex. Heavy breathing and panting can further spread the virus, and wearing a mask can reduce the risk.” (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything) It gets even better. Georgia also told students to “get creative with sexual positions” so that your face isn’t too close...
    Liberty University announced Friday that Jerry Falwell Jr. has agreed to step down from his leadership positions at the institution for an "indefinite" amount of time, after he made headlines for a now-deleted Instagram post earlier this week. What are the details? The university issued a statement Friday, saying: The Executive Committee of Liberty University's Board of Trustees, acting on behalf of the full Board, met today and requested that Jerry Falwell, Jr. take an indefinite leave of absence from his roles as President and Chancellor of Liberty University, to which he has agreed, effective immediately. The school's brief announcement did not cite the reason behind the Board of Trustees' request, but Falwell received a great...
    Less than a week after Syracuse University started allowing students back on campus, the school has already suspended a group of students for violating quarantine orders. Syracuse began welcoming 400 first-year students, many of whom were from out of state, to residence halls on Sunday. The early August start would provide students enough time to adhere to New York state's mandatory quarantine order before heading to classes. The order took effect June 25, and said anyone arriving into New York from one of the designated 34 states categorized as having "increased rates of COVID-19 transmission" is ordered to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. One student described the quarantine as "minimum-security prison." "The university has...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. The University of Texas at Austin, one of Texas’ largest universities, will provide all students with tests at no charge and plans to proactively test 5,000 asymptomatic campus individuals a week in an effort to deter outbreaks. This comes after the university earned the distinction from The New York Times as the leading U.S. college in the number of COVID-19 cases, which could be due to a lack of reporting from other schools. The University of Texas reported a total of 472 COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff as of Thursday. The university...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The University of Minnesota announced an expansion of a clinical investigation to determine if “natural killer” cells can be an effective treatment for COVID-19. On Thursday, the university said the first patient is receiving the novel cell therapy, which is currently also under clinical investigation as a treatment option for acute myeloid leukemia and lymphoma. According to the university, first-of-its-kind, engineered natural killer (NK) cells may play a role in diminishing viral replication of the novel coronavirus. University medical experts say natural killer cells have known to play a role in protecting the body against viral infection, but it’s not yet known if they can safely control COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel...
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The University of Alabama has decided to remove from an academic building the name of a white doctor who misused medical evidence to support slavery, according to school officials. The system's board of trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to strip the name of Dr. Josiah Nott from the campus facility which houses the Honors College, labs and offices, and replace it with Honors Hall, news outlets reported. Nott helped found the university's medical school in Mobile and the building bearing his name on the Tuscaloosa campus opened in the 1920s. But a working group the board appointed in June to review building names found that the doctor’s contributions to the university were “minimal at best.” “Our group...
    Getty Carlton Haselrig before a Pittsburgh Steelers game in 1992. Last month former Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets offensive lineman Carlton Haselrig died at the age of 54. Yesterday the Tribune-Democrat reported that Haselrig’s family is donating the former football star’s brain to Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center, which is one of the world’s leading brain injury research institutions. BU’s CTE Center specializes in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, “a common term used to describe the brain of an individual who repeatedly faced head traumas, specifically those, like Carlton, who played aggressive, vigorous sports a majority of their life,” said the family in a statement.CTE Suspected“What many people do not know is that Carlton had already undergone...
    An economics professor at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, says the school has repeatedly denied his request to teach an elective class critical of Marxism to the general student body. "Clearly, it's all just censorship," Wright State economics professor Evan Osborne told Fox News. "I have proposed several electives. All have been approved, not going against the sacred beliefs of the radical wing of our department." YALE UNIVERSITY STUDENT SUES OVER 'INFERIOR' ONLINE CLASSES Only honors students will be allowed to take Osborne's class "Marxism: A History of Theory and Practice” despite his requests that it be opened to any student, The College Fix first reported. Wright State University's campus. (Wright State University-Facebook) "The honors class … sharply limits who can...
    Roger Sollenberger August 6, 2020 9:00AM (UTC) The president of the University of Texas at Austin (UT) sent an email Wednesday announcing that the school anticipates that it may need to provide "several hundred tests" each day for community members who show signs of COVID-19. The university, one of the largest and highest-ranked research institutions in the country, has studied coronavirus in a joint research program with the Wuhan Institute of Virology and publishes one of the premier epidemiological models in the United States. UT's endowment of $31 billion was second only to Harvard's in 2019. : The school will put those resources behind providing tests for 5,000 members of the 74,000-person UT community each week, regardless of symptoms, according to the email. Three rapid-response machines, currently...
    NEW YORK - Three members of the U.S. Congress are asking six of the nation’s top universities to hand over records of donations they have accepted from certain foreign nations, including China and Russia, citing concerns that these multimillion-dollar donations present a growing national security threat. Letters aimed at helping the members to “further understand the effects of adversarial foreign direct investments in the U.S. higher education system” were sent to the presidents of Harvard, New York University, Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago and University of Delaware. The letters sent this week ask the presidents to provide all records of gifts from China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia since January 2015.  The U.S. Department...
    A University of Utah police officer showed off explicit photos of slain student Lauren McCluskey at least four times, including on the night of her death at the murder scene on campus, an investigation shows. McCluskey, 21, was shot several times by her ex-boyfriend Melvin Rowland, 37, on October 22, 2018, outside her dorm room in Salt Lake City. He later died by suicide.  Rowland was a registered sex offender who lied to her about his name and age and she reported to police saying he was extorting her for money using her explicit photos.   In May the Salt Lake Tribune revealed McCluskey reported the case to Officer Miguel Deras and provided her intimate photos as evidence, and Deras inappropriately...
    The University of Buffalo announced this week that it is removing President Millard Fillmore’s name from an academic building. The decision was made in response to concerns about Fillmore’s support for the Compromise of 1850, which resulted in the Fugitive Slave Act. University of Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi suggested that Fillmore’s values are not compatible with those of the university. According to a report by the College Fix, the University of Buffalo announced this week that it is removing President Millard Fillmore’s name from a building on campus. “UBuffalo will remove the names Millard Fillmore, James O. Putnam and Peter B. Porter from four locations at UB, a decision that aligns with the university’s commitment to fight systemic racism...
    By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for survivors of decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor have objected to the university’s request that an updated lawsuit against it be dismissed based on the statute of limitations. The attorneys said in a Wednesday court filing that survivors are only now coming to understand the abuse they suffered from the late Dr. Richard Strauss between 20 and 40 years ago. They argue the statute of limitations only runs from the time that abuse is recognized, which for many was in 2018 when the news of Strauss' actions emerged. Strauss retired in 1998 and died in 2005. No one has publicly defended him since former athletes...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for survivors of decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State University team doctor have objected to the university’s request that an updated lawsuit against it be dismissed based on the statute of limitations. The attorneys said in a Wednesday court filing that survivors are only now coming to understand the abuse they suffered from the late Dr. Richard Strauss between 20 and 40 years ago. They argue the statute of limitations only runs from the time that abuse is recognized, which for many was in 2018 when the news of Strauss’ actions emerged. Strauss retired in 1998 and died in 2005. No one has publicly defended him since former athletes and other alumni began...
    The founder of MeTooSTEM has come forward as the woman behind a fake Twitter account that claimed to belong to a Native American bisexual professor of geology at Arizona State University who died of the coronavirus. BethAnn McLaughlin told the New York Times on Tuesday that she created the phony account after some in the science community began questioning whether it was legitimate. “I take full responsibility for my involvement in creating the @sciencing_bi Twitter account,” McLaughlin said in a statement. “My actions are inexcusable. I apologize without reservation to all the people I hurt.” McLaughlin is a neuroscientist who previously worked as a professor at Vanderbilt University, but she was not granted tenure in 2017. She is...
    The founder of MeTooSTEM on Tuesday admitted to fabricating a Twitter account that supposedly belonged to an American Indian professor who later “died” from coronavirus. Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin, a neuroscientist and former faculty member at Vanderbilt University, had posted a series of tweets Friday eulogizing @Sciencing_Bi, a Hopi Arizona State University (ASU) professor, who McLaughlin said had succumbed to coronavirus. Although @Sciencing_Bi was a well-known figure on Twitter, some irregularities with their existence soon became apparent and their account along with McLaughin’s was suspended by the social media platform. “I take full responsibility for my involvement in creating the @sciencing_bi Twitter account,” McLaughlin said in a statement through her lawyer to The New York Times. “My actions are inexcusable. I...
    Last week, the scientific community mourned the death of one of their own. Followers of an account supposedly belonging to an anthropology professor at Arizona State University, @Sciencing_Bi, learned late in the week that its owner had died of coronavirus. Days later, it was revealed that every detail, from the account itself to the death, were fake. Hide The account, and all the tall tales it told, actually belonged to BethAnn McLaughlin, a neuroscientist and the founder of #MeTooSTEM. Hide The anonymous account has been gaining steam on Twitter for years. Since 2016, @Sciencing_Bi has been connecting with members of the scientific community and building a reputation as an experienced queer professor. Posts from the account often discussed topics like...
    The University System of Georgia (USG) this week is receiving additional personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) and will provide it to its 26 institutions ahead of next month’s return to on-campus instruction. Included among the supplies being delivered by GEMA to USG: Disposable 3-ply face masks: 947,500 N-95 respirator masks: 40,000 Gloves: 250,000 Gowns: 35,000 Face shields: 20,000 No-Touch thermometers: 500 Tyvek Suits: 500 Hand sanitizer: 5,832 gallons Disinfectant solution: 4,608 gallons Disinfecting wipes: 2,531 cases An additional 10,000 gallons of hand sanitizer and 15,000 clear masks have also been ordered. “GEMA continues to be a valuable...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) – Indiana University of Pennsylvania has said they are reducing the number of students that will be on campus this fall. According to the university, only incoming freshmen, most graduate students, international students, and those will special circumstances can return. Other students are being asked to complete their assignments online, away from campus. Classes are scheduled to begin on August 24.
              University of Michigan is requiring its students to participate in “enhanced social distancing” for two weeks before arriving on campus, according to a letter published for students earlier this week. The school is offering both in-person and online classes and said that it estimates roughly 70 percent of undergraduate credits can be taken online during the upcoming semester. Students returning to campus are required to “observe a 14-day period of enhanced social distance at home” before entering the campus. “It is an important part of our strategy to minimize risk and keep COVID-19 out of our community,” Martino Harmon, the vice president for student life, said in the letter. The “enhanced social distancing”...
    Air transmission of Covid-19 is being underestimated - which could impact guidelines on social distancing, ventilation systems and shared spaces, warns new research. Researchers at Heriot-Wyatt University and University of Edinburgh found evidence that both small and large droplets can travel relatively long distances through the air - and not always in predictable directions with airflow.   The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned aerosol transmission of Covid-19 is being underestimated as a study reveals droplet spread from humans does not always follow airflow. Researchers say the new findings on droplet migration may have important implications for understanding the spread of airborne diseases such as COVID-19.  It comes after top US infectious disease specialist Dr Anthony Fauci admitted during a Monday JAMA interview...
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Minnesota botanist discovered a new invasive grass in Wisconsin last month, state wildlife officials announced Tuesday. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials said Amanda Weise was volunteering with the DNR’s Rare Plant Monitoring Program on July 12 when she spotted Japanese stilt grass in the Coulee Experimental State Forest between West Salem and Bangor. The grass had never before been found in Wisconsin, although it is spreading in every state east and south of Wisconsin except for Maine. The plant likely traveled to La Crosse County on the shoes or gear of a hunter or hiker who visited an infested area in another state, DNR officials said. Weise reported the find...
    An Arizona State University professor who posted on Twitter for years about social justice issues and recently detailed her fight with COVID-19 was said to have died last week — but she actually never existed. BethAnn McLaughlin — who announced the made-up professor’s death on July 31 — admitted to The New York Times on Tuesday that she was behind the hoax. “I take full responsibility for my involvement in creating the @sciencing_bi Twitter account,” she said in a statement through her lawyer. “My actions are inexcusable. I apologize without reservation to all the people I hurt.” Since 2016, the anonymous account @Sciencing_Bi had posted frequently about sexual harassment and diversity in science, making connections with other academics online. The...
    Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin, the founder of the organization MeTooSTEM, posted a eulogy for a Native American professor at Arizona State University. The Native American professor, known as @Sciencing_Bi on Twitter, died after a battle with coronavirus, McLaughlin tweeted. Certain irregularities with @Sciencing_Bi’s online persona came to light and both that account and McLaughlin’s have been suspended for violating Twitter’s “spam and platform manipulation policies.” News that a Native American professor died Friday of coronavirus after her university forced her to teach a seminar in April prompted dozens of angry reactions from academics and journalists. But according to the university and numerous people who followed the story, the professor and her supposed death appear to be completely made up....
    "Knowledge is like a suitcase that I carry with me, it is a treasure," Giuseppe Paterno told Reuters. Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters Giuseppe Paterno is a World War II veteran who has just become Italy's oldest college graduate. The 96-year-old grew up during the Great Depression and didn't have a chance to complete his studies before entering the Italian Navy, but he always maintained his desire to learn. He graduated from high school at age 31 and in 2017, enrolled at the University of Palermo in Sicily. "I understood that it was a little late to get a three-year degree, but I said to myself, 'Let's see if I can do it,'"  he told Reuters. Visit Insider's homepage for more...
    Twitter suspended the account of a former Vanderbilt University professor after some in the science community linked her to a potential sock-puppet account of a supposed Native American professor who claimed she was infected with the coronavirus. BethAnn McLaughlin was a neurology professor at Vanderbilt University who was denied tenure and subsequently left the institution in 2019. She is also the founder of a sexual assault awareness group within the science community called MeTooSTEM. On Sunday, Twitter announced it suspended her account, as well as an account called @Sciencing_Bi “for violating our spam and platform manipulation policies,” according to BuzzFeed News. The @Sciencing_Bi user claimed to be a Native American bisexual professor of geology at Arizona State University...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona has announced that it is acquiring a San Diego-based online college and creating an online university to play into the digital college market. The Tucson-based university said Monday that it will buy the assets of Ashford University, which has 35,000 students, and create a new private online university called University of Arizona Global Campus, which will focus on nontraditional students such as older adults, parents and veterans. “We see this as an important step in expanding the reach of the University of Arizona,” Vice Provost for Global Affairs Brent White said. The University of Arizona has agreed to a long-term deal with Ashford's operating partner and education technology services company Zovio. Ashford...
    It’s a new kind of dung beetle. Beetles have an unorthodox way to escape frogs after getting eaten — by ducking out the back door, according to a Japanese study published in the journal Current Biology. According to the first-of-its-kind research, the water scavenger beetle, Regimbartia attenuata, climbs down its captor’s intestinal tract and forces the captor to poop it out, which can take anywhere from six minutes to two days. The fecal defense mechanism can be observed in this stomach-churning YouTube video. “I do not want to eat this beetle if I’m a frog,” study author Shinji Sugiura told the New York Times. The Kobe University biologist engineered the study to test “unimaginable” prey defenses after noticing that both...
    Colorado woman ‘terrified’ to discover 4-foot snake slither out of apartment toilet Amazon gets approval to buy 16% stake in UK food delivery firm Deliveroo University of Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman opts-out for 2020 Last week Caleb Farley became the first top-flight college football player to opt-out of the 2020 college football season due to concerns over COVID-19. Farley, a defensive back from Virginia Te ch viewed as a first-rounder, decided to forgo the season in order to keep his family safe after losing his mother to breast cancer in 2018. © Provided by Touchdown Wire This week, another potential first-round pick joined Farley: Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman. The talented wideout announced his decision in a video posted...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Later today, loved ones and the Dayton, Oh. community remember the nine lives that were taken too soon one year ago after a gunman shot and killed them in just 32 seconds while wounding 17 others. Among those victims is East Washington native Nicholas Cumer. The Maple Tree Cancer Alliance where Cumer interned before his death says he was special and hard working. RELATED STORIES: At Least 9 Dead, 27 Injured In Ohio Mass Shooting Local Leaders, Organizations Comment On Mass Shootings In Ohio And Texas Washington High School Alumnus Among Victims Of Dayton Shooting President Trump Addresses Nation Following Mass Shootings, 1 Of Which Left Western Pa....