West Point accuses more than 70 cadets of cheating in worst academic scandal in nearly 45 years

West Point accuses more than 70 cadets of cheating in worst academic scandal in nearly 45 years

Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAYDecember 21, 2020 WASHINGTON – More than 70 cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point were accused of cheating on a math exam, the worst academic scandal since the 1970s at the Army's premier training...
North American companies buying more robots to keep up with demand

North American companies buying more robots to keep up with demand

Timothy AeppelMay 6, 2021 North American companies boosted spending on industrial robots in the first quarter as they scrambled to keep up with surging demand in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies ordered 9,098 robots in the first quarter,...
143,518 US public library workers are keeping their communities informed, connected and engaged – but their jobs may be at risk

143,518 US public library workers are keeping their communities informed, connected and engaged – but their jobs may be at risk

Rachel D. Williams, Simmons University; Christine D'Arpa, Wayne State University, and Noah Lenstra, University of North Carolina – Greensboro CC BY-ND America’s public library workers have adjusted and expanded their services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to initiating curbside...
Ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic is too weak

Ban on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic is too weak

by Anna Barford, James Gamble. Originally published on Policy OptionsApril 13, 2021 A decade after the Arctic Council first identified oil spills as Arctic shipping’s greatest risk, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) finally agreed to a ban on the use...
`Curious Kids: how and when did Mount Everest become the tallest mountain? And will it remain so?

`Curious Kids: how and when did Mount Everest become the tallest mountain? And will it remain so?

Brendan Duffy, The University of Melbourne and Sandra McLaren, The University of MelbourneApril 13, 2021 Most people know that Mount Everest is the tallest mountain but I want to know for how long it has been the tallest, and for...
Writing from 130 years ago shows we're still dealing with the same anti-Asian racism

Writing from 130 years ago shows we’re still dealing with the same anti-Asian racism

Mary Chapman, University of British Columbia In March, when a white man targeted and killed eight women in Atlanta, six of whom were Asian, mainstream media and police initially refused to categorize it as a racially motivated hate crime. But...
Prisons Are Covid Hotspots. But Vaccine Access Remains Patchy.

Prisons Are Covid Hotspots. But Vaccine Access Remains Patchy.

April 9, 2021 by Michael Schulson In March 2020, as Covid-19 spread across the United States, one of the largest outbreaks in the country emerged at the Cook County Department of Corrections jail in Chicago, with more than 900 cases...
The Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2024 is just three years away

The Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2024 is just three years away

By Joe Rao, April 8, 2021 April 8, 2024: Get ready to look up Three years from today, on Monday, April 8, 2024, more than half a billion people across North America will likely take a few moments out of their...
Land-based learning reconnects Indigenous youth to their cultures, says Elizabeth Fast

Land-based learning reconnects Indigenous youth to their cultures, says Elizabeth Fast

A 4-day retreat emphasizing knowledge-sharing, survival skills, ceremony and inclusivity builds a sense of belonging CONCORDIA UNIVERSITYMarch 30, 2021 Indigenous traditions often place land at the centre of their cultures. However, with more than half of Canada's Indigenous population now...
How companies can foster more diverse and inclusive cultures

How companies can foster more diverse and inclusive cultures

Employees, managers, HR, and the executive teams have unique (and critical) roles in expanding diversity initiatives and ensuring their success. By Natasha Shifrin | March 23, 2021 | benefitspro.com The benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace have been proven time and again. Research shows...