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Nun Stole Over $800,000 to Support Gambling Habit, Prosecutors Say
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Nun Stole Over $800,000 to Support Gambling Habit, Prosecutors Say

Nun Stole Over $800,000 to Support Gambling Habit, Prosecutors Say As a Catholic nun, Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper had taken a vow of poverty. But this week, prosecutors said Sister Mary Margaret, 79, had agreed to plead guilty to stealing more than $835,000 from a Catholic elementary school to support a gambling habit and to pay for other personal expenses. Sister Mary Margaret was charged on Tuesday with wire fraud and money laundering while she was the principal of St. James Catholic School in Torrance, Calif., the office of the U.S. attorney for the Central District of California said in a statement. She is scheduled to appear in the Federal District Court in Los Angeles on July 1. Sister Mary Margaret admitted to a “fraudulent scheme” in which she “lulled St. James School and the adm...
Colorado Bans Legacy Admission
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Colorado Bans Legacy Admission

Colorado Bans Legacy Admission iStockLast month, Colorado became the first state in the nation to ban the consideration of a student’s legacy status in the admission process. The new law applies to Colorado’s public colleges and is aimed at reducing economic and racial disparities within higher education. “As a first-generation college student raised by a single mom, I can remember the anxiety I felt filling out the college application when they asked if I had family that had attended the institution,” Colorado state Rep. Kyle Mullica told CNN. “I remember wondering if I said ‘no’ if it would hurt my chance at getting in,” noted Mullica, one of the bill’s sponsors. “With House Bill 1173 we are making sure students get into school based on merit and their hard work, and not their family re...
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Open Letter from Stanford Law Faculty Members Regarding the Nicholas Wallace Case, June 4, 2021

Open Letter from Stanford Law Faculty Members Regarding the Nicholas Wallace Case, June 4, 2021Open-Letter-from-Stanford-Law-Faculty-Members-Regarding-the-Nicholas-Wallace-Case-June-4-2021_RedactedPublished at Fri, 04 Jun 2021 20:13:32 +0000 Article source: https://www.thefire.org/open-letter-from-stanford-law-faculty-members-regarding-the-nicholas-wallace-case-june-4-2021/
Drawing on Ancient Arts and New Technology, Husson U. Launches Degree in Extended Reality
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Drawing on Ancient Arts and New Technology, Husson U. Launches Degree in Extended Reality

Drawing on Ancient Arts and New Technology, Husson U. Launches Degree in Extended Reality There are plenty of digital gadgets that can make users feel as though they’re being transported through time and space. But the sensation of being immersed in another era or a different realm is much older than today’s VR headsets. The origins of the experience may come from an ancient artform: theater. “As a set designer, I would think about experiences that are recreating augmented reality, essentially,” says Brave Williams, an associate professor at Husson University in Maine. “It is an augmentation of reality that has been done for thousands of years.” Now, Williams is helping his institution push the boundaries of Shakespeare’s famous line that “all the world’s a stage.” The professor has drawn ...
French Heir Gives Pissarro Stolen by the Nazis to University of Oklahoma
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French Heir Gives Pissarro Stolen by the Nazis to University of Oklahoma

French Heir Gives Pissarro Stolen by the Nazis to University of Oklahoma A Jewish family whose relatives had their artworks looted by the Nazis said on Tuesday they were giving up their claim to a Pissarro painting and transferring ownership to the University of Oklahoma, where it had been on display until 2017. Léone Meyer, whose family’s collection was looted by the Nazis, said she was giving up her long-running efforts to donate the painting to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris where it has been exhibited in recent years. Title to the work, “La Bergère,” or “Shepherdess Bringing in Sheep,” would instead go to the University of Oklahoma under an agreement that would ensure the painting continues to be exhibited in both countries. “I have now regained my freedom at a price that I fully accept,”...
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In challenge to Georgia’s anti-BDS law, federal district court sides with journalist disinvited from Georgia Southern University

In challenge to Georgia’s anti-BDS law, federal district court sides with journalist disinvited from Georgia Southern UniversityThe United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, ruled earlier this week that plaintiff Abby Martin’s case against Georgia Southern University administrators for violating her expressive and due process rights may proceed. The ruling signals that a Georgia statute prohibiting state entities from entering contracts with individuals or companies engaged in a boycott of Israel violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments, the latest in a string of defeats for state laws targeted at anti-Israel boycotts.  Martin is a journalist, advocate for Palestinian civil rights, and supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (...
12 Expected Family Contribution Tips
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12 Expected Family Contribution Tips

12 Expected Family Contribution TipsOne of the biggest questions that parents with college-bound children puzzle with is if their child has a chance for financial aid. The first step that you should take when grappling with this issue is to obtain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). You should do this before seriously exploring your teenager’s college options. This is more confusing than you might think because at some schools a family could qualify for need-based aid if they make $180,000 a year and at another school, the ceiling for aid could be $60,000 or lower. 12 Expected Family Contribution Tips Here is a summary of what you should know about this important figure: EFC Tip No.1: An Expected Family Contribution is a dollar figure that represents what financial aid formulas believ...
Admission into Foreign Universities during the Time of Pandemic
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Admission into Foreign Universities during the Time of Pandemic

Admission into Foreign Universities during the Time of PandemicIf you were planning to begin your higher studies abroad this year or the past year, chances are Covid-19 pandemic has already ruined your plan. Or maybe you’re wondering about studying abroad next year but you’re not sure whether your application will be affected.   With travel restrictions and new visa rules, Covid-19 has crushed the dreams of millions of Indian students looking to study abroad. Let alone the practical challenges, they’re simply unwilling to go and live abroad at this time of global uncertainty.  Amid such chaos and confusion, we’ve put together some important information for you. Read on to know about admission to foreign universities during this unprecedented time.  Admission into Foreign Universities are S...
Yearbook Photos of Girls Were Altered to Hide More of Their Chests
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Yearbook Photos of Girls Were Altered to Hide More of Their Chests

Yearbook Photos of Girls Were Altered to Hide More of Their Chests There had been rumors all day that the yearbook photos had been altered, said Riley O’Keefe, a ninth grader at Bartram Trail High School in St. Johns County, Fla. When she finally got her copy, Ms. O’Keefe, 15, opened the page to her photo and laughed in disbelief. A black bar had been added to cover more of her chest, she said. Then, Ms. O’Keefe thumbed through the rest of the yearbook. Dozens of other students — all girls — had similar edits, many of them clumsy alterations that covered more of their chests. Ms. O’Keefe said she had been confused at first, then furious. Other girls approached her and said the alterations made them feel sexualized and exposed. Many students and parents are now demanding an apology. Th...
How Texas Republicans Want to Recast History
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How Texas Republicans Want to Recast History

How Texas Republicans Want to Recast History In the Trump era, California’s Democratic-led state government emerged as a kind of resistance government-in-waiting. State lawmakers passed some of the nation’s strictest environmental protections, took steps to ensure universal access to health insurance and filed dozens of lawsuits against Trump administration policies. Now that the presidency has changed hands, the shoe is on the other foot. It’s now Texas — the second-most-populous state in the country behind California, and by far the largest red state — that presents the starkest contrast to the White House. On Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, announced that Texas would stop allowing its residents to receive federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits. That comes a few weeks af...
Breaking up with your favorite racist childhood classic books
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Breaking up with your favorite racist childhood classic books

Breaking up with your favorite racist childhood classic booksFifth, because any culture you grow up in seems natural and inevitable, sometimes you simply don’t see. On the morning of March 2, I heard that Dr. Seuss Enterprises was withdrawing these six books, via a text from my friend, professor Sarah Park Dahlen. And I immediately thought: “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” and “Scrambled Eggs Super!” will be withdrawn for their racist caricatures. They were. Published at Sun, 16 May 2021 15:58:29 +0000 Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2021/05/16/breaking-up-with-racist-childrens-books/
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Remote Union Organizing in the Time of COVID

Remote Union Organizing in the Time of COVIDSritama Chatterjee is a second year PhD student at the Department of English, University of Pittsburgh. She can be found on Twitter  @SritamaBarna and on her Medium blog. Screenshot of a Zoom Union Office Hours for International Students When the lockdown was announced in Pennsylvania, I had just returned from the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference held in Boston and quarantined myself. I was preparing for universities to shift to remote teaching for the rest of the semester but I was still somewhat hopeful that I would be able to travel home during the summer. However within a week or two, when I realized that would not be possible anymore, I had two massive panic attacks because I was simply not able to embrace the uncertainty–th...
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Twine Storytelling as Study Aid

Twine Storytelling as Study Aid If you’ve ever seen Netflix’s brilliant comedy-drama series Sex Education, you’ll be familiar with the character Aimee’s love of mind maps. And what’s not to love? Aimee’s not wrong in her description of mind mapping as “just writing stuff down, but in a fun way that engages all sides of your brain,” but the mind map (like the related concept map) also offers a useful means of (1) organizing information and (2) drawing attention to the relationships between different pieces of information. While mind maps are often used in classrooms as a brainstorming activity, the visual aspect of these diagrams can be useful to scholars at any stage of their academic careers. As more information accumulates and mind maps grow larger, however, two interesting things occur:...
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A Medley of Multimodal Projects

A Medley of Multimodal ProjectsKay Sohini Kumar is a comics maker based in New York and a Ph.D. candidate at Stony Brook University. Follow her at @KaySohini on Twitter, or check out her website. When I started teaching a class on “Global Film Traditions” this Spring, I mentioned to my students that they could do a multimodal project in lieu of a final paper. Halfway through the semester, New York declared a state of emergency, our university shifted to remote instruction, and the classroom as we knew it changed. We were asked to revise our syllabi to adjust to the needs of remote teaching. Some of my students were returning to their home countries, some had moved in with their families, some were still working under trying circumstances, and others were struggling with proper access to th...
Let’s Talk about Title IX
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Let’s Talk about Title IX

Let’s Talk about Title IX What is Title IX? Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in any federally funded education program or activity. In other words, schools that receive federal funds are legally required to protect students against sex discrimination. Experiencing sex discrimination in any form can derail a student’s opportunity to learn, participate, and thrive in and outside of the classroom. Sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, is a threat to equal access to educational environments for students of all ages. Why are we talking about it? President Biden’s 2021 Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the Basis of ...