Students' 'anti-cheating hats' during exams in the Philippines go viral
University students in the Philippines went viral for creating their own “anti-cheating hats” and wearing them during examinations. Students at Bicol University College of Engineering in Legazpi City, Bicol, were tasked to design their own hats to prevent themselves from cheating during their midterm exams. Mary Joy Mandane-Ortiz, a faculty member of the university, took inspiration from a Thai university that previously sparked backlash for requiring its students to wear horse blinder-like contraptions on their heads to prevent cheating.news.yahoo.com
Houston Baptist University renamed Houston Christian University, with goal of elevating profile and enrollment – Houston Public Media
The 62-year-old university in the Sharpstown area aims to more than double its enrollment, currently about 4,000 students, during the next decade.houstonpublicmedia.org
Greater San Marcos Partnership hosts 2021 Innovation Summit
The Greater San Marcos Partnership highlighted growth and innovation across the Texas Innovation Corridor during its 2021 Innovation Summit.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Columbia College deletes listing for housekeeper in president’s house after union members apply
Staff at Columbia College, frustrated after almost three years of contract negotiations with their employer, decided to make a point by applying for a part-time housekeeping position at the president's house.chicagotribune.com
Myanmar protesters injured as police escalate use of force
An injured protester is escorted as police tried to disperse a demonstration against the military coup in Mandalay, Myanmar, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo)YANGON – Myanmar security forces cracked down on anti-coup protesters in the country's second-largest city on Friday, injuring at least three people, two of whom were shot in the chest by rubber bullets and another who suffered a wound on his leg. The man with an injured leg was later photographed in a cast that stretched from his foot to his knee. Earlier in the day, security forces in Yangon fired warning shots and beat truncheons against their shields while moving to disperse more than 1,000 anti-coup protesters. Security forces chased the protesters off the main road and continued to pursue them in the nearby lanes, as some ducked into houses to hide.
Citing pandemic, Greece bans protests for a week
University students gather during a rally against educational reforms as the banner reads "The students are not criminals" in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. About 1,500 students took part in two separate protests against government's plans to set up a state security division at university campuses and time limits set for the completion of degree courses. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS – Greece’s center-right government on Tuesday imposed a weeklong ban on public protests attended by more than 100 people, angering left-wing political opponents. The ban follows student demonstrations against plans by the government to police university campuses. The protest ban ends Feb. 1.
Greek police clash with protesters over campus police plan
University students clash with riot police during a rally in Athens, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in the Greek capital organized to protest plans to set up a state security division at university campuses. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS – Police have used tear gas to disperse crowds at a rally in Athens organized to protest plans to set up a state security division at university campuses. The government plans to set up a campus police division and limit entrance to university grounds to students, academic staff, employees and guests. Under the proposed changes, university entrance requirements will also be amended and time limits will be set for the completion of degree courses.
Houston education expert shares tips to navigate fall semester | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2
Houston education expert shares tips to navigate fall semester | HOUSTON LIFE | KPRC 2Published: August 21, 2020, 4:40 pmWhether they return to campus or they learn at a virtual classroom, all college students deserve to thrive amid this challenging semester. Ibrahim first, chief educational consultant at Firat Education, shares academic, financial and social tips to help them navigate this new landscape.
The market is rebounding on hope for a treatment, new index tracking coronavirus-drug makers shows
A new CNBC index that tracks the stock performance of companies working on a coronavirus cure shows just how closely the broader stock market rebound is pegged to a viable Covid-19 treatment or vaccine. The S&P 500 and the CNBC Covid-19 Testing & Treatments Index have moved in near lockstep since the market bottomed on March 23. A look at their movement since the March bottom reveals the S&P 500 and the Covid-19 index tend to rise and fall at the same time. The index jumped 2% on Monday as the S&P 500 gained 1.3%. CNBC's Covid-19 Testing & Treatments Index is equal-weighed and currently comprised of 29 companies that are working on testing and treating the novel coronavirus.cnbc.com
University revokes Donald Trump's honorary degree
In the wake of his controversial plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., Robert Gordon University in Scotland is revoking an honorary degree it awarded Donald Trump in 2010. The school says that the Republican candidate's statements are incompatible with the university's standards. CBSN's Contessa Brewer has more details.cbsnews.com
University honors victims of deadly balloon crash at commencement
University honors victims of deadly balloon crash at commencement It was a somber commencement at the University of Richmond as two staff members from the school, along with a pilot, perished when the hot air balloon they were aboard crashed. Witnesses say the balloon clipped a power line, caught fire and crashed. Mark Albert reports.cbsnews.com