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"SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral"

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Brigham Young University honor code change removes ban on ‘homosexual behavior’

Then the university took to Twitter to issue a clarification that made many overjoyed students suddenly skeptical of whether the revision meant anything at all. “Even though we have removed the more prescriptive language, the principles of the Honor Code remain the same,” the university wrote . “The Honor Code Office will handle questions that arise on a case-by-case basis.”. The policy that outlawed “all forms of physical intimacy that give ... Full story

New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting school kids' personal data

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday sued Alphabet Inc’s ( GOOGL.O ) Google search engine, alleging that its educational software collects young students’ personal information without the required parental consent. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. Picture taken January 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann. Google called the allegations “factually wrong” and did ... Full story

For student borrowers, confusion anew in the public-service loan-forgiveness program

A year ago, compelled by a court ruling, the Education Department with little fanfare expanded eligibility for a program that erases the student debt of borrowers who take public-service jobs. But then, in recent months, the old rules that seemed to narrow who was eligible reappeared on the department’s website. That could plunge the agency back into hot water. This latest episode in the ongoing saga of Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a ... Full story

Behind Every Game-Changing Experience Is A Service

By Michael Kleinemeier, Member of the Executive Board, SAP SE, SAP Digital Business Services. In the next decade of digitization, experience management will become a game-changer for companies. Already, companies are being evaluated based on their ability to deliver exceptional experiences to their external and internal stakeholders. The better and the more consistent an organization delivers experiences, the higher is its value proposition in ... Full story

USC will offer free tuition to families making under $80,000

The University of Southern California (USC) announced major changes to its financial aid program on Thursday. Starting with the incoming class of fall 2020, families with an annual income of $80,000 or less can attend the school tuition-free. The effort to expand access for an increased number of middle and low-income students also includes the removal of a policy that penalized homeowners. The university's president, Carol Folt, said in a ... Full story

Physicists spend $50M to support African American students

Feb. 21, 2020, 4:13 PM UTC. African Americans make up a small fraction of college graduates with physics and astronomy degrees, and so risk missing out on many of the lucrative new technology jobs, some industry experts say. That observation comes after a task force, backed by the American Institute of Physics, recommended that physical science societies create a $50 million endowment to support students of color in physics and astronomy. The ... Full story

Students in Humble, Texas invent life-changing device for teacher with ALS

For a group of high school students in Humble, Texas, their mission to help ALS patients is personal. Last year, robotics teacher Joe Paneitz and his students created a device called "Linda's Laptote" for a retired teacher with ALS. Linda Kenworthy, a beloved former P.E. coach, is now wheelchair-bound and has lost the ability to speak with her own voice. She uses her Laptote every day to perform tasks more easily. Now, students are hoping to ... Full story

Roundup: High-tech bilateral projects signal deeper Brazil-China cooperation - Xinhua

In December 2019, the jointly-developed China-Brazil Earth Resource Satellite-4A (CBERS-4A) was sent into orbit from a base in Taiyuan, capital of north China's Shanxi Province, advancing aerospace cooperation between the two countries. SAO PAULO, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian and Chinese scientists are collaborating closely on a variety of projects -- from the rice fields in Brazil's southern Rio Grande do Sul state to satellites monitoring ... Full story

UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech – TechCrunch

After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down. In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future , a digital privacy advocacy group, UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck announced the institution would abandon its plans in the face of a backlash from its student body. “We have determined that the potential benefits are limited and are vastly outweighed ... Full story