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— Stephanie Hanes (Christian Science Monitor) (7/2) Jul 04, 2020
If police on campus have guns, is college more safe?
"We look to colleges and universities for their potential to be crucibles of society’s advancement and future leadership. But for today’s big questions around policing and public safety, the answers on campus seem no easier."
— Stephanie Hanes (Christian Science Monitor) (7/2) (Email) (Pocket)
Presidents' panel: How COVID-19 will change higher education
"Editor’s note: From time to time, we ask the leaders of our country’s colleges and universities to address some of the most pressing issues in higher education. Here, the presidents of three universities answer six critical questions about the future of higher education as its being reshaped by COVID-19."
— Samuel L. Stanley, President, Michigan State University (The Conversation) (7/2) (Email) (Pocket)
Covid-19 outbreak reported in 15 fraternity houses at University of Washington
"The outbreak at the fraternities comes as colleges and universities around the country are finalizing fall plans, with many of them opting to allow students on campus, in some cases taking some or even all of their courses online."
— By Valerie Strauss (Washington Post) (7/4) (Email) (Pocket)
— Dominic Watt, Senior Lecturer In Forensic Speech Science, University Of York (The Conversation) (7/2) Jul 04, 2020
The science of how you sound when you talk through a face mask
"The great face mask debate has been had, and most people agree that it’s a good idea to wear one to prevent the spread of COVID-19. And for as long as we do not have a vaccine, we can foresee that advice from national governments and the World Health Organization to wear one will be in place for some time."
— Dominic Watt, Senior Lecturer In Forensic Speech Science, University Of York (The Conversation) (7/2) (Email) (Pocket)
I’m director-general of the WHO. The U.S. is turning its back on global health.
"We recognize that everyone has the right to health, to accurate and timely information about health threats, and to share in scientific advances — including covid-19 vaccines. We also recognize that ethnic minority groups are more likely to suffer co-morbidities such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity, and are more likely to lack affordable heath care, multiplying their risk of death."
— (Washington Post (Opinion)) (7/1) (Email) (Pocket)
SEC filing indicates big data provider Palantir is raising $961M, $550M of it already secured
"Palantir, the secretive big data and analytics provider that works with governments and other public and private organizations to power national security, health and a variety of other services, has reportedly been eyeing up a public listing this autumn. But in the meantime it’s also continuing to push ahead in the private markets."
— Ingrid Lunden (Tech Crunch) (7/2) (Email) (Pocket)