Washington College: New social media guidelines are hindering student voices

Washington College: New social media guidelines are hindering student voices. “Students should have the right to post the school as they see fit. While some comments may reflect negatively on WC, they should be used as a basis for change. The voice of student life should be uplifted and heard instead of silenced in shame. The new social media guidelines are intended to stop harassment in its tracks and maintain a good image for the College, but students should be allowed to have fun with each other and make comments about their school.”

Nature: It takes a laboratory to avoid data loss

Nature: It takes a laboratory to avoid data loss. “Academia heaps most of the burden of documentation and data storage onto individuals, instead of the lab as a whole. At the same time, little, if any, instruction is provided to teach individuals how to properly document and store their data. But labs can mitigate data loss by implementing three simple suggestions.”

Florida State University: FSU Department of Computer Science receives $4.2M to boost nation’s cybersecurity workforce

Florida State University: FSU Department of Computer Science receives $4.2M to boost nation’s cybersecurity workforce. “To help meet the growing demand for cybersecurity experts, the National Science Foundation’s CyberCorps Scholarship for Service program has awarded Florida State University a $4.2 million grant to support students pursuing careers in cybersecurity. This is the second round of funding the Department of Computer Science has received to operate this program.”

Michigan Daily: Social media presence brings positive reviews for UMich president-elect

Michigan Daily: Social media presence brings positive reviews for UMich president-elect. “From replying to direct messages to reposting community content, University president-elect Santa Ono is social media savvy, and the student body is here for it. Since he was announced as the next president in July, Ono’s Twitter and Instagram have been filled with content about University events and student stories, making his passion for the community relatable.”

EdSurge: Teaching ‘Digital Native’ College Students Who Understand TikTok — But Not Microsoft Excel

EdSurge: Teaching ‘Digital Native’ College Students Who Understand TikTok — But Not Microsoft Excel. “Though today’s young people have gained a reputation as ‘digital natives,’ that doesn’t always translate to having the digital skills that are needed to succeed in college. In a 2021 survey from the College Innovation Network, 20 percent of students at four-year colleges said they struggled learning new edtech tools. And professors report that some students even have trouble using more fundamental computer programs to write essays or run calculations. So some colleges and instructors have started to think about how to help students get up to speed on their digital and technical skills.”

TIME: Tech Boot Camps Dangled Well-Paid Jobs. They Didn’t Deliver

TIME: Tech Boot Camps Dangled Well-Paid Jobs. They Didn’t Deliver. “Unaccredited schools have long flourished in the U.S., but this new wave of schools does something different: attracting students by offering a relatively new funding model called an income share agreement (ISA). They pitch these ISAs as a way to access education without taking out a loan, but students like [Aaryn] Johnson soon find out that these agreements can leave them owing a lot of money without the good career prospects they were promised. Nor are these students eligible for any of the Biden Administration’s planned federal loan forgiveness programs, because ISAs are offered not by the U.S. government but by private companies.”

NBC News: Search for missing Native artifacts led to the discovery of bodies stored in ‘the most inhumane way possible’

NBC News: Search for missing Native artifacts led to the discovery of bodies stored in ‘the most inhumane way possible’. “Since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) in 1990, federal law has required institutions that receive federal funding to catalog their collections with the National Parks Service and work toward returning them to the tribal nations they were taken from. But the University of North Dakota has no entries in the federal inventory, even though its administrators acknowledge it has possessed Indigenous artifacts since its inception in 1883.”

Illinois State University: Historic Illinois State alumni and marketing publications digitally preserved

Illinois State University: Historic Illinois State alumni and marketing publications digitally preserved . “With 110 years of material to look through, each issue contains valuable insight into the evolving sociopolitical landscape of the country. One magazine which was disconnected from these previous publications, The Statesman, ran for just four issues between 1969 and 1971. It offers great insight into views on the Vietnam War, race relations on campus, marijuana, and other markedly countercultural perspectives of the era.”

Lifehacker: How to Tell If You’re Eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness

Lifehacker: How to Tell If You’re Eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness. “This week, the White House announced a sweeping plan to forgive the student loan debt of millions of Americans. The initiative will cancel up to $10,000 in debt for some borrowers and $20,000 for others. Here’s how to see if you’re eligible for loan forgiveness, how you can get your hands on the money, and a look at how the program will effect student loans in the future.”

Stanford University: New App VideoSticker Uses AI To Help Students Take Rich Notes from Video Lessons

Stanford University: New App VideoSticker Uses AI To Help Students Take Rich Notes from Video Lessons. “At present, note-taking of video means manually taking screenshots, clipping and cropping visual objects, reviewing transcripts and manually taking notes, all the while bouncing back and forth between video player and a note-taking app, [Hari] Subramonyam says. But VideoSticker combines video, audio, transcripts, and a powerful visual and a textual note-taking application. Better yet, using AI, VideoSticker can automatically identify and trim objects out of the video and place them in the note-taking area.”