Since the first day of class on August 19, the University of Alabama campuses have reported 566 cases for students, faculty, and staff.
Like it or not, Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, is among the most memorable on-screen writers of the past two decades.Betty Suarez is an aspiring writer and personal assistant to Daniel Meade, editor in chief at a high-fashion magazine called Mode.Although the two make an unlikely team, Betty helps Daniel work through his drug addictions, seedy reputation as a womanizer in the fashion industry and frayed familial relationships, while Daniel helps Betty expose her writing talents.In Season 2, she admits that at 23, she hasn’t really written anything since running the student newspaper at Queens College, but by Season 4 (the final season), she is promoted to features editor at Mode and later takes on another editorship in London.Jo is French and Welsh, and Betty is Mexican-American.Jo continued, “I felt like it gave people insight into having to be in with the crowd [when working at] a high-end publication.
Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.But even back then, I was fascinated with — and passionate about — stories, about using technology to tell them, and about the communities those stories affect.In college, I realized that I was queer right around the time I got obsessed with working for the student newspaper.Throughout my career — from restaurant gigs, to internships, to management, to eventually starting my own company — I have grappled with being a queer woman at work.A steady drip of fear, doubt, and responsibility niggles away at everyone who's ever been "the other."What should I do about my manager using a slur?
One of the robots used to deliver food around the UC Berkeley campus caught fire Friday, an issue the company blamed on a faulty battery replacement.The KiwiBot robot -- one of more than 100 used to deliver food around the campus and city -- caught fire Friday afternoon in front of the school's student union, according to a report in the school's student newspaper, The Daily Californian.The fire was quickly extinguished by a passerby, KiwiBot said in a statement.KiiwiBot said it pulled all robots from operations from service while it investigated the incident."Immediately upon learning of the incident, our operations team was dispatched to attend to the robot," the company said in a blog post."At no time were customers or members of the public at risk."
The following is an adapted translation of an article written by Xi Angxiang and published on Sina Tech.In 2004, when Mark Zuckerberg was still at Harvard University, he gave an interview in the student newspaper about his plans for Facebook.It’s obvious he wasn’t particularly interested in profitability back then.“Making cool things is just something I love doing,” he said, noting that he didn’t have any plans to sell the company and no real designs on when or how it would become profitable.That’s how a lot of successful social media products get their start: engineers wanting to make something cool.But while Zuck’s gone on to make a highly profitable product, the folks behind many other social media empires – including, arguably, China’s WeChat – have not.
A Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) student newspaper yesterday reported that the dean of the school’s computer science department, Andrew Moore, was leaving the school for an unknown opportunity.As it turns out, it’s actually one he knows quite well: He’s returning to his former job as head of Google Cloud’s AI division.The current head, Fei Fei Li, will return to her position as head of Stanford University’s AI department by the end of the year, reports Geek Wire’s Tom Krazit.The turnover is remarkable not only for Lei’s short tenure at Google – she joined in January of 2017 – but for the rocky road Google Cloud has endured under her and CEO Diane Greene’s leadership.Earlier this year the company became embroiled in an employee protest over its development of AI for the military under a program called Project Maven.Li was attached to the controversy when internal emails were made public which showed her awareness of the potential public outcry over the military program.
One of Snap's first 20 employees, Chloe Drimal, has left the company.She was behind the initial launch of Snapchat's "Our Stories" feature.Tim Sehn, Snap senior VP of engineering and another one of the company's first 20 employees, resigned last week.Chloe Drimal, one of Snap's first 20 employees and the early architect of a key Snapchat feature, has left the company, Business Insider has learned.Drimal left Snap recently after working there for more than four years, according to a source familiar with her departure.A Snap spokesperson confirmed her departure but declined to comment further.
The death of newspapers has been greatly exaggerated.Well, for college newspapers, anyway.A recent study by marketing firm Alloy Media + Marketing found that 82 percent of college students had read their campus newspaper in the past three months--almost double the rate of most metro dailies, and often at a fraction of the cost.Raju Rishi, 42, and Ghen Saito, 38, use college newspaper advertising as part of a two-pronged marketing approach for their New York City wireless communications company, Rave Wireless.The company, which provides mobile safety products such as wireless tracking to ensure students arrive safely at their intended destinations, purchases newspaper advertising to encourage students to use its service at participating campuses.Rishi says college newspaper advertising also allows them to "let students know this exists and that their school doesn't have it so they'll encourage the school to enroll."
"Obscene" memes posted on a private Facebook page have cost 10 students their place at Harvard, reports the college's newspaper.The students posted messages joking about child abuse, sexual assault, paedophilia and the Holocaust.Members of the group also directed several racial slurs at minorities, said the report.Free speech advocates criticised Harvard's actions saying the punishment was "draconian".Information about Harvard's actions was reported by the Crimson - the main student newspaper at the prestigious college.The obscene material was posted to a chat forum on Facebook that grew out of a messaging group set up by students due to start studying at Harvard this year.
There’s a lot of good journalism being taught at Princeton.For example, during the school’s recent Spring Break, some students traveled to Paris to practice their reporting skills as part of a class taught by that city’s former New York Times bureau chief Elaine Scoliono.Similarly, Washington Post investigative reporter Joe Stephens has led separate summer trips to Greece, for an up-close documentation of the refugee crisis.But none of that adds up to an official future resume designation, because there is no Journalism Certificate currently minted by the university.Sophomore Emily Erdos recently tried to work around that, but as she writes in student newspaper The Daily Princetonian, her effort was unsuccessful:Princeton boasts an independent concentration program, advertising it for “students with academic interests that cannot be pursued adequately within an existing departmental concentration, certificate or interdisciplinary program.”
Peter Thiel, the billionaire venture capitalist and conservative libertarian, has long been a misfit in Silicon Valley.Mr. Thiel s ascendancy as one of the president-elect s trusted advisers is a surprising twist that shifts Silicon Valley s political power center.Now Silicon Valley will need to contend with a president who has railed against globalization and threatened to dismantle free trade, issues that are important to the tech industry.Despite some discord—such as the government s imbroglio with large technology companies over data surveillance—the industry and administration mostly agreed on policies, from the importance of immigration to the need for free trade.Mr. Thiel s politics emerged at Stanford University, where he studied philosophy as an undergraduate in the late 1980s and co-founded a conservative student newspaper, The Stanford Review.He wrote in his 2014 book, Zero to One, that globalization enables the developing world to copy existing technologies, which he says is unsustainable and inferior to finding new technology solutions.
To paraphrase Robert Palmer, I might as well face it.I'm addicted to my phone.I tried to give up using my phone for a week and it really didn't work out.I'm an intern on the Careers team at Business Insider.I'd like to tell you that I'm dependent on technology because I'm always scouring the web for scoops and article ideas.But the reality is, I'm just easily distracted and I enjoy listening to music as I walk around.I wasn't always this way.I had a sweet "Star Trek" flip phone throughout high school.You couldn't use it to access the internet.
I've interned at UNICEF and work for my student newspaper but I still feel like I don't have too much experience with marketing.I'd love to work with small businesses in my city and help them liven up their social media presence.I'm also a photographer/videographer/kinda graphic designer, so I can create good imagery for them.I feel like I could help a lot of people and help myself, but I'm unsure how to approach people.Any tips?Thanks!
California scientists have pitched a plan, during a meeting in Japan, to develop a global network of app-enabled smartphones — already equipped with sophisticated vibration sensors — to create a kind of flash-mob earthquake early warning system.In Japan, where the population is particularly alert to the risk of earthquakes, 170,000 smartphone users have already downloaded the app."We have the app downloaded by people all over the world, but currently, the density of the phones" that use the application is "still relatively low," Qingkai Kong, a doctoral student who worked on the project told the Daily Cal student newspaper.The data collected could in turn be used to alert residents as quickly as possible about a quake, potentially saving countless lives.All smartphones have built-in accelerometers that detect motion, which serves a number of functions for the phone, such helping to orient photos on the screen.The trick for the app was to "teach" phones — using algorithms designed by the scientists with the help of Telekom Innovation Laboratories — the difference between human movement and movement of the earth.