Education

44 Attorneys General Urge Mark Zuckerberg Not to Release Instagram for Kids

44 state attorneys general are urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg not to follow through with his company’s plan to develop a version of Instagram aimed at children under the age of 13. In a letter sent to Zuckerberg, the attorneys general note: “Further, Facebook has historically failed to protect the welfare of children on its platforms.”

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: With an image of himself on a screen in the background, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg testified about Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency …

Dartmouth Medical School Catches Some Students Cheating on Online Tests – and Erroneously Accuses Others

Dartmouth Medical School has accused 17 students of cheating while taking tests online. Seven of the cases have already been dismissed after the school admitted the students might not have cheated at all. In the past year, many students have had to take exams remotely, as in-person classes have been canceled due to rules implemented in response to the Chinese coronavirus.

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Anatomy at the Hull York Medical School, Dr Kat Sanders prepares a remote learning session for her students from her office on the university campus in Hull, northern England on March 5, 2021. (Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images)

Cornell Introduces ‘BIPOC Rock Climbing’ Course

Cornell University is now offering a physical education course called “BIPOC Rock Climbing.” The Ivy League institution claims the class is: “designed to enable Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or other people of color underrepresented in the sport of rock climbing to learn the sport and to feel included and supported.” “BIPOC” is an abbreviation of “black, Indigenous, and people of color.”

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U. of San Diego Will Not Punish Prof Who Criticized Chinese Government

The University of San Diego (USD) has ended its investigation into a professor who criticized the Chinese government in a blog post. Campus free speech organization FIRE commented: “Although USD’s investigation into Smith should never have begun, FIRE applauds USD for ending the investigation and coming to the correct conclusion: Faculty cannot be punished for protected expression just because some may be offended.”

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