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How a University Took on the Textbook Industry

HOUSTON — On the third floor of a bank building near Rice University, the future of higher education is being written.

Or at least, edited.

Perched in lime green desk chairs, dozens of employees of OpenStax work here to transform physics, calculus and psychology materials into digital textbooks that students can study at no cost.

Here’s What Baltimore’s Lawsuit Against Energy Companies Could Mean for Future Climate Cases

The Baytown Exxon gas refinery in Baytown, TX.Benjamin Lowy/Getty
A court case between the city of Baltimore and a group of energy companies will be permitted to continue after the Supreme Court earlier this week rejected the latter’s attempt to freeze the case. The litigation, which the city initiated in 2018, alleges that the energy companies are liable “for their direct emissions of greenhouse gases” and the damages they’ve caused the city and its residents.

Edinburgh University Recalls Students Studying In Egypt After Two Detained

Edinburgh University has recalled all of its students studying abroad in Egypt after two were detained during their stay. 
Nine students have returned from the north African nation amid fears for their welfare.
A spokesperson for the university said the pair, who were studying in the capital city of Cairo, were detained by authorities.  
The pair have since been released but the university has now advised all of its students in the country to return home, citing concerns for their safety.

How To Write A Letter Of Appeal To A University

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‘Devastating.’ Latina Professor and University Officials Respond to Students Burning Book About White Privilege

On Wednesday night, students at Georgia Southern University (GSU) ripped and burned copies of a Latina author’s book about a woman of color navigating life at a predominately white university. The burning happened after Jennine Capó Crucet, author of Make Your Home Among Strangers and a professor at the University of Nebraska, spoke at the university about the book and her personal experiences. Make Your Home Among Strangers follows a young Cuban woman who has to balance the needs of her family with being a minority at a predominately white elite university.

University students ‘cheated’ by rise in unfinished housing

Destiny is feeling cheated and angry.
She is one of about 250 students at the University of Portsmouth left in the lurch when their accommodation was not finished in time for the new term.
Instead of a glossy new room, she has been stuck temporarily in a hotel, away from other students – and with no cooking facilities she’s had to live on take-away food for nearly three weeks.
“I’ve been feeling really anxious. I can’t concentrate on my studies,” says the politics student.

A.C.E is finally coming back to the USA with their second tour!

A.C.E returning to the U.S with the UNDER COVER tourThis winter South Korean boy band A.C.E is coming back with their newly announced tour A.C.E CONCERT [UNDERCOVER: AREA US].The tour will kick off in Chicago on December 1; and in the span of three weeks, the members of the band will meet their fans in a total of 10 different cities all across the United States.Although it has only been a year since A.C.E’s last tour in the USA, the band’s fans eager to see the artists again initiated a viral movement on www.mymusictaste.com, an online service that brings together music

University group lists Holocaust victims ... except Jews

(THE JC) The University College Union (UCU) has apologised after it left out Jews from a description of the different groups murdered in the Holocaust, an omission the chief executive of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust called “completely unacceptable”.

The UCU had sent out an e-mail to branch and local association secretaries, in which chapters of the union were encouraged to observe HMD 2020, which takes place on January 27.

MarketersMEDIA Press Release Expands Distribution List with USA Today

MarketersMEDIA is excited for the new collaboration with USA Today that will further boost their clientele exposure in the United States.New York, United States - October 3, 2019 /MarketersMedia/ — MarketersMEDIA welcomes USA Today as both news sites have entered into an official collaboration where MarketersMEDIA will become a new endpoint for USA Today press release submission.

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