• Education

    LGBTQ students file class-action lawsuit against Department of Education

    Lucas Wilson said he received conversion therapy from a student club called Band of Brothers at Liberty University from 2008 to 2012, when he was an undergraduate student. Wilson, now 30, said when he visited campus prior to enrolling, he saw an ad for “struggling with same-sex attraction.” “The biggest factor in why I chose Liberty was ultimately the conversion therapy program because I, in fact, believed that one could become straight,” Wilson said. He is now one of 33 LGBTQ students who are suing the Department of Education in a class-action lawsuit filed Monday. The students allege that they faced discrimination at 25 federally funded Christian colleges and universities…

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  • Jobs

    Intel’s $20 billion Arizona expansion will bring 3,000 new high-wage jobs

    Intel today announced a substantial expansion of its Arizona-based manufacturing capacity with a $20 billion investment – the largest private sector investment in state history. The expansion will see the construction of two new semiconductor fabrication facilities, or fabs, which will produce advanced semiconductor chips used in modern electronics. The investment will lead to the direct creation of 3,000 new high-tech, high-wage jobs and 3,000 construction jobs, while supporting an estimated 15,000 additional indirect jobs in our community. READ ALSO: Arizona expected to add 325,000 jobs by spring 2022 “Today’s announcement means jobs, jobs, and more jobs for the state of Arizona,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “It also proves once…

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  • Science

    Scientists built a perfectly self-replicating synthetic cell

    Scientists have crafted a single-celled synthetic organism that divides and multiplies just like the real thing. The advancement could someday help researchers to build miniscule computers and tiny drug-producing factories, all out of synthesized cells.  Of course, that future likely won’t be realized for many years to come. “There’s just so many ways in which this coming century of biology could potentially change our daily lives for the better,” said senior author Elizabeth Strychalski, leader of the Cellular Engineering Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). For example, Strychalski and her colleagues plan to engineer living sensors that can take measurements from their surrounding environments, monitoring the…

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  • Online School

    UK’s Martin School launches online MPA program – Lane Report

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration continues to expand its program offerings with the recent approval of a new online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. The online program is the second new initiative at the Martin School during the current academic year and follows last August’s introduction of a four-year public policy undergraduate degree. “This a very exciting development that will expand the opportunity for an MPA to an entirely new category of prospective students,” said Director Ron Zimmer. “Online modality creates a new opportunity for students as it provides greater access to an MPA for those who cannot make it to campus for classes.” The…

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  • Jobs

    Intel investment plans hand Ireland major jobs boost

    TipRanks 3 Big Dividend Stocks Yielding at Least 8{c25493dcd731343503a084f08c3848bd69f9f2f05db01633325a3fd40d9cc7a1}; Analysts Say ‘Buy’ We’ll talk about dividend stocks, but we’ll get there through tax policy. The connection is simple: Government spending is going up, as exemplified by the $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill passed this month. Stimulative cash infusions into the economy are likely to boost consumer spending, and there are worries that the Biden Administration has no plans to pay for its increased spending. Several tax proposals made into the Democratic Party discourse in last year’s election, and President Biden was elected on at least an implicit promise to raise taxes on wealthier taxpayers. Should the progressive Democrats push these…

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  • Home Schooling

    COVID-19 pandemic causing increased homeschool shift

    CHICO, Calif. – Some families are choosing to switch to homeschooling instead of in-person learning. Nicole Scoubes made the decision to put her middle school children into homeschooling for the health and safety of the entire family. Chico Unified School District said it has seen a significant increase in students transitioning to homeschool as 81 students switched. “Being homeschooled is on their own terms,” Nicole said. “They have a little bit more freedom.” Nicole said the pandemic hit a hard spot in their life as she is at high risk for cancer, and her daughter, Mia Scoubes, is a Type 1 Diabetic. Although homeschooling is the safer option, it has…

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  • Exchange Student

    Halstatt Real Estate Partners Announces Purchase of The Exchange at Baton Rouge

    NAPLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Halstatt Real Estate Partners, a real estate private equity firm, today announced the purchase of The Exchange at Baton Rouge, a purpose-built student housing complex located at Louisiana State University (LSU). The community features 299 units with 898 bedrooms as well as luxury amenities including a gym, study room, and three resort style pools. Halstatt Real Estate Partners provided equity and partnered with Landmark Properties, one of the premier developers, owners, and operators of student housing in the country. “We remain very committed to purpose-built student housing. This asset class has proven to be recession resilient and recently experienced distress due to COVID, making way for some attractive…

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