Andover Coronavirus Update: 11 Confirmed Cases

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Pakistani school attackers ‘were told to kill soldiers’ after massacre of pupils

The remote handling of suicide attackers from the safety of neighbouring countries has been a hallmark of many terrorist attacks in South Asia, including the 2008 attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai, which Indian and US spies traced to a house in the Pakistani city of Karachi.

UC Davis: Checking In With Chancellor May: We Are Resilient

Amendment to policy (effective immediately) — The Academic Senate is exempting spring quarter 2020 units from this one-third calculation; spring units will not be calculated in the numerator (P/NP units taken) or the denominator (total units taken) of the one-third maximum. The College of Letters and Science and the College of Engineering, which have stricter […]

UC Davis: Checking In With Chancellor May

Along with a good laptop, you need good WiFi — and we’ve compiled resources and tips for you — including information about several companies that announced plans to offer free internet service for 60 days to households with students whose instruction has moved online. If you’re staying around campus, remember most buildings will be locked […]

In Merced, some are bewildered by Newsom’s high-speed-rail decision

This week, Jones and, for that matter, the city of Merced and the entire San Joaquin Valley may have lost what they thought would be a newfound connection to the rest of California. In his State of the State speech Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom called for focusing the state’s much-hyped high-speed-rail project to a train […]

UC Davis Faculty Move Courses Online Across Campus

“I am overwhelmingly impressed by how it’s going; it’s evolving at a rate that it needs to for us to be ready,” Wilson said. “But it’s important to note that students are going to need to engage in a way that they haven’t engaged before. They’re going to have to put in more, click the […]

Federal broadband stimulus should be guided by state experience

States are uniquely positioned to help reach unserved communities: They’re large enough to work with the federal government and internet service providers (ISPs) but close enough to local communities to know the stakeholders and understand an area’s economy, geography, demographics, and politics. As federal policymakers look to invest the stimulus funds in expanding broadband, they […]

Shortlist for V&A Museum in Dundee unveiled

Lesley Knox, who headed the jury deciding on the shortlist, said: “The high quality and wide variety of the shortlist will enable the partners to create a building which will not only be part of the transformation of Dundee’s waterfront but also be a landmark for visitors from Scotland and all over the world.”

Somerville Coronavirus Update: Cases Surpass 60

The Massachusetts case count grew to 7,738 on Wednesday, including 122 deaths. More than half of the Massachusetts residents who have died from the coronavirus succumbed in the past two days, as state health officials reported 33 new deaths for the second straight day Wednesday.

House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski review – genuinely exciting

Danielewski thus weaves around his brutally efficient and genuinely chilling story a delightful and often very funny satire of academic criticism. In one way, and after the manner of Moby-Dick, the novel is its own Leviathan commentary (Danielewski even collects a Melvillean encyclopaedia of quotations about houses in one of the book’s voluminous appendices). Every […]