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Learning to Learn: You, Too, Can Rewire Your Brain

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:00:31 GMT

Barbara Oakley, a professor at Oakland University in Michigan, in her basement studio where she and her husband created “Learning How to Learn,” the most popular course of all time on Coursera.How an engineering professor who “flunked my way” through high school math and science went on to create the world’s most popular online course.

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After Charlottesville Violence, Colleges Brace for More Clashes

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:01:47 GMT

Hundreds of protesters voiced opposition to a planned speech by the right-wing writer and provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California, Berkeley in February.With their legal options limited by the First Amendment, colleges are expecting a rush of controversial speakers and are making plans to control violence.

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On Campus: The ‘Free Speech’ Hypocrisy of Right-Wing Media

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 07:21:01 GMT

A crowd gathers during a rally for free speech near the University of California, Berkeley, campus in April.Conservatives are obsessed with protecting “free speech,” but only the kind they agree with.

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Man Charged After White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville Ends in Deadly Violence

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 06:14:54 GMT

A car slammed into a group of counterprotesters after a rally by white nationalists on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. killing at least one and injuring at least 19.Protests of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general led to clashes that left at least one person dead and 34 others injured, officials said.

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Lender to Foreign Students Raises $40 Million in Financing

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:56:56 GMT

The lender, Prodigy Finance, said Monday that it had also secured a $200 million credit line from an undisclosed bank.

A Baseball Manager Retires Again, Knowing It Rarely Sticks

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:24:05 GMT

J.D. Droddy before he stepped down as manager of the Salina Stockade in Kansas earlier this month. At 73, he is looking for a new career again.J.D. Droddy has been an Air Force officer, a lawyer, an educator, a playwright, a theatrical producer, a composer and a baseball boss. At 73, he’s looking for something new.

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City Will Move Sidelined Teachers From Limbo to Classrooms

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:30:54 GMT

New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a hearing in Albany in May. The city spent $150 million on salaries and benefits for those in the Absent Teacher Reserve in the last school year.New York pays more than 800 teachers without permanent jobs. Now it plans to put them into school vacancies, whether principals want them or not.

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Cambridge University Press Removes Academic Articles on Chinese Site

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:25:19 GMT

A screen grab of The China Quarterly search page.The Chinese authorities had ordered the publishing house to censor more than 300 articles related to sensitive issues or its site risked being shut down.

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Film by Beijing Students Explores Being Young and Transgender in China

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:07:14 GMT

Zhang Yuge, a Beijing high school student, played the lead role in the film “Escape,” about a teenage boy who increasingly feels his rightful gender identity is female.The high school students made “Escape,’’ a film about a transgender teenager’s journey to self-acceptance, to raise awareness about the struggles of transgender people.

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Malala Yousafzai, Shot by the Taliban, Is Going to Oxford

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:13:02 GMT

Malala Yousafzai, the world’s youngest Nobel laureate, with students at a school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, in July.The Pakistani-born activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize made the announcement on Twitter.

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Square Feet: U.S.C. Expands in a ‘Neglected’ Neighborhood, Promising Jobs and More

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 18:20:21 GMT

McCarthy Honors College has an 8,000-square-foot dining hall that seats more than 400, is also open to the public.The University of Southern California’s campus extension in South Los Angeles brings together one of the state’s poorest areas and one of its wealthiest universities.

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