• Education

    Saving Classics From Identity Politics

    Early in Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation, Roosevelt Montas describes an intellectual origin story that I found strikingly familiar. Montas, a fatherless teenager who had recently immigrated to the Bronx from the sticks of the Dominican Republic and was still learning to read in English, found himself on a winter evening faced with a pile of discarded books, some ornately decorated with gold-edged pages, waiting for the garbage collectors. “I wanted to take them all, but there were too many, and we had no bookshelves,” he writes. “In the end, I grabbed only two hardbacks. One of them…

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  • Jobs

    Best cities for tech jobs

    If you’re considering a career in tech or seeking career advancement, it’s a good idea to research the best cities for tech careers. The tech sector reported median wages of $91,250 in May 2020 — more than double the national average of $41,950. But tech salaries — and job openings — vary widely depending on the location. To build our list of the best cities for tech jobs, we looked at salaries, the number of tech jobs, the percentage of the local workforce in tech, and gender equity.  Best cities for tech jobs Computer and information technology jobs report high wages and strong projected growth. According to data from the Bureau of…

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  • Science

    New NASA chief scientist Katherine Calvin interview on climate plans

    Katherine Calvin, Chief Scientist and Senior Climate Advisor at NASA Photo courtesy NASA The new top scientist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration wants the famed space agency to become a leading voice on climate change science, too. “When people hear NASA, I want them to think of climate science alongside planetary science,” said Katherine Calvin, who was appointed as NASA’s chief scientist on Monday. “All of the chief scientists of NASA have had specialty areas. Mine is climate,” Calvin told CNBC, speaking from NASA headquarters in Washington DC. The agency already does a lot of scientific work that ties into climate change. Calvin’s role will be to connect…

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  • Exchange Student

    Exchange students celebrate the holidays | News

    “Well, Christmas happened. And that was pretty cool,” said visiting German exchange student Alexander Ruf. “And Thanksgiving! I loved the food, especially macaroni and cheese. I want to come back for Thanksgiving. I want to do Thanksgiving in Switzerland,” added Swiss-born Niklas Grueter, another exchange student. “And biscuits too,” chimed in Ariana “Ari” Cordinach Gilberte of Spain, before confirming the biscuits were covered in gravy. “I loved meeting extended members of our host families,” said Lisa Schmidt-Wahl, also of Germany. A group of 16-year-old foreign exchange students once again met with The Register to discuss their views of American holiday traditions and how they compare to traditions from their home…

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  • Online School

    North Carolina vs. South Carolina: Live stream, watch online, Duke’s Mayo Bowl prediction, pick, odds, spread

    On Thursday afternoon, North Carolina and South Carolina we will fire up an old ACC-SEC border war when the two teams clash in Charlotte, North Carolina. for the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. The Tar Heels and Gamecocks have squared off three times since 2013, and the last two meetings, in 2015 and 2017, were in Bank of America Stadium as part of the Duke’s Mayo Classic kickoff event. Previously, the two programs did not play in football from 1992 to 2007 North Carolina arrives at this game after a season that fell short of the preseason top-10 expectations, alternating wins and losses through much of a 6-6 effort that included a…

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  • Education

    Why Can’t Higher Education Change?

    From a former colleague: Why is academia so conservative, risk averse, hidebound and deeply unwilling to make the changes necessary to serve students in the contemporary world, all the while claiming to be searching for new models for addressing the needs of our students in a fast-changing world? If higher education had a New Year’s resolution, it would be this: “This year we are going to really change. We are going to take risks, create a new model and keep up with the world around us.” This reads like an auditor proclaiming they “aren’t going to live by the rules anymore,” a historian vowing to “live in the present” and…

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  • Jobs

    Here’s the ranking of best jobs in 2022

    Americans are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and openings have soared across the country in recent months.   Are you looking for a new job opportunity or career change? U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its 2022 ranking of the best jobs.  The list, which can’t necessarily predict your dream job, is based on seven components of a role, such as median salary, stress level, future job prospects and more.   Information security analysts lead the list of best jobs this year. Antonio Barbera, consumer advice senior editor at U.S. News, said in a press release that the role is “increasingly critical as organizations work to protect against data breaches and cyber…

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