• Science

    Sharon Begley, a Top Science Journalist, Is Dead at 64

    “I think of Sharon as a quintessential Enlightenment-era figure,” Jon Meacham, a former Newsweek editor in chief, said in an email. “She wrote brilliantly about everything under the sun, and beyond it, from the origins of human life to climate change, from the mysteries of the brain to the death of Diana.” In her 1997 cover story on Princess Diana, she took readers along on the heart-pounding car chase by the paparazzi through the streets of Paris to the stillness of the night at Balmoral Castle, where Prince Charles woke his sons to tell them that their mother — “the mother,” Ms. Begley wrote, “who took them to chow down…

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  • Jobs

    Here are the top jobs with openings in Colorado

    Many employers are still hiring those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. DENVER — Truck drivers and registered nurses are among the jobs most in-demand in Colorado this month, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and the TalentFound Network.   Software developers Customer service representatives Marketing managers Sales managers > The video above explains the CDLE new unemployment benefit system and related challenges to benefit distribution. For those looking to work from home, the CDLE report shows employers are seeking: Software developers  Sofware quality and assurance analysts Insurance sales agents Customer service representatives  The same report states there are more than 74,000 thousand…

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    The 2020 Job Search: MBA Placement Rates Down Across The Top Schools

    That coronavirus negatively impacted business schools’ mission to place graduating MBAs in desirable high-paying jobs is not news. But just how negative was the impact? Reader, we now have the data. Offers and acceptances three months after graduation — the standard measure of program effectiveness in getting MBAs the jobs they want — were down across the board at the top 25 business schools in the United States, and we do mean across the board: In offers, just one school — Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business — was even with its 2019 rate. Every one of the other 22 schools for which we have data saw declines in both…

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    Biden appoints prominent sociologist to top science post

    Alondra Nelson has been appointed deputy director of science and society at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.Credit: Alex Wong/Getty During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden pledged that his administration would address inequality and racism. Now that he’s been sworn in as US president, his appointment of a prominent sociologist to the nation’s top science office is raising hopes that the changes will extend to the scientific community. Alondra Nelson, who has studied the societal impacts of emerging technology, as well as racism in science and medicine, will help lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as deputy director for science and society,…

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  • Education

    Woke Education: Ultra-Woke Illinois Mandates Are Top Threat to U.S. Education

    (Caiaimage/Robert Daly/Getty Images) Step aside, California. Minnesota, hang your head. Illinois is the wokest of all, and what it does will spread. Yes, woke K-12 curricula grounded in neo-Marxist Critical Race Theory are on the march through America’s schools. We’ve just learned that a California elementary school is forcing third-graders to deconstruct their racial identities and rank themselves by “power and privilege.” Although California governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a too-woke ethnic-studies high-school graduation requirement last fall, a reworked version, still saturated with Critical Race Theory, has just been released for public comment. Minnesota’s new draft social studies standards minimize key events in American history and stress “systemic racism” and “marginalization”…

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    Biden to elevate top White House science post to Cabinet level

    President-elect Joe Biden announced Friday that he will make the top White House science post a Cabinet-level position for the first time in U.S. history. The big picture: Biden said he has picked Eric Lander to be his presidential science adviser and he will nominate the geneticist as the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Biden also announced other key members of his science team, including Francis Collins, who will stay on as director of the National Institutes of Health. The White House science team includes: Lander, who will be nominated as OSTP director and serve as the presidential science adviser. Alondra Nelson, who will…

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    Joe Biden names top geneticist Eric Lander as science adviser

    If confirmed, Eric Lander will be the first biologist to run the US Office of Science and Technology Policy. US president-elect Joe Biden has chosen decorated geneticist Eric Lander as presidential science adviser and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In what would be a first for this position, if Lander is confirmed by the US Senate, he will serve as a member of Biden’s cabinet. Many scientists have long called for the OSTP director to be raised to a cabinet-level position. “Having science elevated to its rightful place in the administration seems to me a very positive step,” says Harold Varmus, a professor at Weill…

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