Politico: Florida to rescue ‘essential’ online education programs after veto

Politico: Florida to rescue ‘essential’ online education programs after veto. ” ‘Essential’ pieces of a $29.4 million education program vetoed by Gov. Ron DeSantis will survive and be transferred from the University of West Florida. The emergency rescue, which sidesteps Florida law and suggests that state officials were unprepared for the far-reaching fallout of the veto, was announced by the State University System Board of Governors and UWF just hours before the cuts took hold at midnight Tuesday.”

Inside Higher Ed: Protecting Art in College Collections

Inside Higher Ed: Protecting Art in College Collections. “University-owned museums are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. Like most other units of their universities, they’re closed to the public, having moved their programming online. And like most everyone else in academe, museum staff are planning for lots of different reopening scenarios and waiting to see what comes next.”

Ukrainian Weekly: Thousands of Ukrainians gather online to protest against cuts to culture budget

Ukrainian Weekly: Thousands of Ukrainians gather online to protest against cuts to culture budget. “The protest slogan was ‘No to Destroying Culture!’ It was the first rally in Ukraine held in an online format. About 10,000 people were willing to join the action from all over Ukraine, according to organizers. Unfortunately, due to technical limitations, only 1,000 participants could take part in the event at one time. Still, during the two hours of the online meeting, participants replaced each other in a video call via the Zoom application. Others watched the stream on Facebook and YouTube.”

New York Times: Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future

New York Times: Google, Not the Government, Is Building the Future. “The idea that Silicon Valley no longer funds big things isn’t just wrong, but also obtuse and fairly dangerous. Look at the cars, the rockets, the internet-beaming balloons and gliders, the voice assistants, drones, augmented and virtual reality devices, and every permutation of artificial intelligence you’ve ever encountered in sci-fi. Technology companies aren’t just funding big things — they are funding the biggest, most world-changing things. They are spending on ideas that, years from now, we may come to see as having altered life for much of the planet.”

The Saturday Paper: Restoring the National Film and Sound Archive

The Saturday Paper: Restoring the National Film and Sound Archive. “Today, federal budget cuts mean film preservation – as well as digitisation of rapidly deteriorating television shows on defunct 20th-century magnetic tape formats – is in competition for funding with provision of public access to existing screen works. Ninety years on from Norman Dawn’s cavalier indulgence on Sydney Harbour, Milliken and others argue, Australia’s modern film preservation bureaucracy lacks vision.”