How the University of Maine set the stage for campuses during COVID-19

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Quinn Galletta is a fourth-year political science and journalism student at the University of Maine in Orono. She currently serves as the editor in chief of the Her Campus chapter at the university.

In the small town of Orono, it is rare that something

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Photography Has Never Known How to Handle Climate Change

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Many photographic chemicals produced by American manufacturers and sold in Europe referred to their country of origin in the brand name, such as “Wolcott’s American Mixture,” a chemical solution that increased the light sensitivity of the daguerreotype plate. Greater sensitivity to light meant that pictures could be taken more rapidly, thereby improving the sharpness and definition of the image. Electroplating, which increased the

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Chance the Rapper’s dad didn’t approve of his rap career | Celebrity news

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Chance the Rapper's dad didn't approve of his rap career

Chance the Rapper’s dad disapproved of his career choice at first.

The 27-year-old hip-hop superstar was known as the rapper among his family from a very young age, but when he decided to pursue music as a career, there was some “friction” between Chance and his parent, Ken Williams-Bennett – who was an aide to former Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

Speaking on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’, he said:

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50 best college movies

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Rally at Evansville’s North High School highlights education issues

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. — This time last year, thousands of teachers from across the state converged on the Indiana Statehouse to demand higher pay and education reform.

The pandemic has made gatherings like that impossible, but it didn’t stop a handful of North High School teachers from staging a small rally of their own.

Before the start of school Tuesday, more than

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University of Pittsburgh Hosts Its 50th Jazz Seminar and Concert

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Over the past five decades, the University of Pittsburgh’s annual Jazz Seminar and Concert has become a staple of the Pittsburgh music scene. It began under the leadership of the late Nathan Davis, founding director of Pitt’s jazz studies program, and continued under the late Geri Allen, the program’s second director. Now the contributions of both directors are being honored this week as part of the 50th Pitt Jazz Seminar

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The power of visualization and how it helps in your career journey

Letitia Denham

The visualization and manifestation of goals can take on many forms. Oprah talked about using vision boards in several episodes of her show, which uses images and key words to map out your desired future state. Before Jim Carey became a famous actor, he would drive along Mulholland Drive, visualizing that he was already a famous actor. He wrote himself a $10 million dummy check for acting services rendered, which

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What is the Electoral College and how does it work?

Letitia Denham

During the 2020 presidential election coverage, you have probably heard KCRA 3 constantly reference the term “Electoral College,” and say the words “Road to 270.” But what is the Electoral College, why does it matter, and why are we on a road heading to 270?The number 270 is the total amount of electoral votes either President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden needs to sustain in order to … Read More

22 shot dead at Kabul University

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Islamic State militants in Afghanistan stormed Kabul University on Monday as it hosted a book fair attended by the Iranian ambassador, sparking an hours-long gunbattle and leaving at least 22 dead and 22 wounded at the war-torn country’s largest school.

Most of the casualties were students and there were fears the death toll could climb further with some of the wounded said to be in critical condition.

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An AI helps you summarize the latest in AI

Letitia Denham

The news: A new AI model for summarizing scientific literature can now assist researchers in wading through and identifying the latest cutting-edge papers they want to read. On November 16, the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) rolled out the model onto its flagship product, Semantic Scholar, an AI-powered scientific paper search engine. It provides a one-sentence tl;dr (too long; didn’t read) summary under every computer science paper (for now)

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Career advice to carry with you

Letitia Denham

Career advice comes in all forms — from lessons found in articles to suggestions from friends and family, for example. Some advice is better than others, however. The new class of LinkedIn Top Voices in Job Search and Careers explains in the latest edition of #GetHired the best career advice the’ve learned and taught to others. It ranges from being your own best advocate to safeguarding your mental health. Also,

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Money Matters: College education tax benefits

Letitia Denham

Hello, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful day. We’re gonna have a number of them over the next week and hope everybody’s safe. This week’s topic is college education tax benefits. As we all know, a college degree is expensive. The average cost of in state school degree is $88,000 a degree from a private university costs around $200,000. Obtaining a college education could be important for some individuals. … Read More

Silicon Valley-grade education comes to Ecuador

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Holberton School, a project-based college alternative educating the next generation of software engineers today announced the opening of a new campus in Ecuador. This opening brings Holberton School’s total campus count to 15 worldwide, spanning five continents and eight countries.

Holberton School comes to Ecuador in alliance with BuenTrip Hub, the local incubator for technology startups. According to BuenTrip’s Radar Tech Startup

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Clemson University finds 600 unmarked graves on campus. Who were they?

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A time lapse showing 604 newly discovered unmarked graves at Woodland Cemetery. More info: https://www.clemson.edu/about/history/woodland-cemetery/index.html

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This story was updated Oct. 29,2020, to clarify historical references and research methodologies.

They were buried more than 100 years ago, their bodies laid to rest on a steep hillside without tombstones. But these eternal resting spots were mostly forgotten to time. 

Until now. 

Clemson University is working to find exactly who

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Why the World’s Largest Free-Trade Pact Matters

Letitia Denham

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is an extraordinary achievement amid aggressive geopolitics, self-defeating trade wars, and accelerating global pandemic. It is also a leap toward a better future.

Last June, the ministers of RCEP countries underscored their determination to sign the free-trade agreement amid unprecedented headwinds in global trade, investment and supply chains. Following almost a decade of talks, 15 countries are poised to sign the world’s largest free-trade

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Poll finds ‘stark racial and income disparities’ in COVID-era education | Education

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He said the state must find a way to address the unequal education and learning opportunities that otherwise will hinder children’s development.

The results were released amid increasing pressure to move to even more remote learning, as the number of positive COVID-19 tests and hospitalizations has increased in recent weeks.

The survey also found a great disparity in how the

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Howard University honors alumna Kamala Harris’s historic campaign

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“May God Bless!!,” wrote Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of the university.

Harris has been outspoken about Howard and the ways the school has shaped her life and career. She arrived on the Washington campus in the 1980s, eager to build a community of students like herself.

Now, Howard is honoring Harris. Frederick called her selection as Democrat Joe Biden’s vice-presidential candidate in August “a milestone opportunity for our democracy.” Her

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Academics, video game makers team up in rare collaboration

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LONDON (AP) — A study by Oxford University researchers on how playing video games affects mental health used data from video game makers, marking what the authors say is a rare collaboration between academics and the game industry.

Lack of transparency from game makers has long been an issue for scientists hoping to better understand player behaviors.

The paper released Monday by the Oxford Internet Institute comes as video game

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Is Jeffrey Toobin’s career over?

Letitia Denham

For many working in media, Jeffrey Toobin has enjoyed a career to kill for, starting with the fact that he has been a longtime writer for the New Yorker, one of the most enviable journalism gigs on the planet.

The former federal prosecutor, 60, also has penned best-selling books on the Supreme Court and the O.J. Simpson case, the latter of which was transformed into a groundbreaking, Emmy-winning TV series.

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Celebrating First-Generation College Day And Beyond

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Nicole Ojeda is the president of our Student Government Association on Pace University’s New York City campus. In fact, she’s a born leader. She has been executive secretary of our Latin American student organization and the founding executive vice president of our hip hop dance team, Urban Sound.

Nicole is also a first-generation college student, the first in her family to attend college. 

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