Swarthmore College offers a course in 'queering God'


The president of Truett-McConnell University, a conservative Christian school in Georgia, accused Swarthmore of prostituting the Bible. “If there were a list entitled, “Best Snowflake Colleges in America,” I am quite certain that Swarthmore College would be near the top of the list,” Dr. Emir Caner told the …

College students only needed 36 hours to defeat fake news


The plug-in, “Open Mind,” was developed earlier this month during a 36-hour problem-solving competition known as a hackathon at Yale University. The winning team was comprised of four students: Michael Lopez-Brau and Stefan Uddenberg, both doctoral students in Yale's psychology department; …

Teacher, 41, a mother of 5, gets 10 years for sex with teen boy student


Sarah L. Myers, now 41, of Garden Prairie, Ill., was a special education teacher at a high school in Poplar Grove, Ill., but the teen was not a special education student, the Boone County Sheriff's Department said, according to the Rockford Register Star. Poplar Grove is in Boone County, about 78 miles …

Top NFL Draft prospect Josh Rosen could reportedly stay in school to avoid Browns


New GM John Dorsey is charged with trying to find a new quarterback and will very likely invest one of Cleveland's two top-five draft picks in a quarterback. One problem: the prospect of Cleveland wanting a quarterback might actually scare off the quarterbacks that Cleveland wants. According to Adam …

Teens surprise school janitor with heart-warming Christmas gift


Though teenagers suffer a historically bad rap for being self-absorbed, one thoughtful group of Michigan high schoolers made a point to applaud someone special this holiday: their hardworking school janitor. On Dec. 21, Garden City High School student Kenna Hermanson, Andrew Cortes, Summer …

Harvard University Recognizes the Gullah Language in Its New Curriculum


The class came to fruition after a graduate student requested a Gullah course. The student phoned him and asked if he would be willing to meet with the head of the program, Dr. John Mugane. M'Cheaux, who graduated from Goose Creek High School and didn't go to college, found that Dr. Mugane was …

At Vice, Cutting-Edge Media and Allegations of Old-School Sexual Harassment


One woman said she was riding a Ferris wheel at Coney Island after a company event when a co-worker suddenly took her hand and put it on his crotch. Another said she felt pressured into a sexual relationship with an executive and was fired after she rejected him. A third said that a co-worker grabbed …

Christmas comes early for proponents of school choice


Proponents of school choice are sharing in President Trump's first major legislative victory, the signing of the Republican tax reform bill on Friday. … levying the tax at private higher education institutions with a minimum enrollment of 500 students, with assets at half the now-final cost per full-time student.

The High School Student Who's Building His Own Integrated Circuits


Electronics enthusiasts like being able to make things themselves. In IEEE Spectrum's Hands On column, we've detailed how readers can make their own solder reflow ovens, conductive ink, and synthetic aperture radars. But making DIY integrated circuits seemed impossibly out of reach. After all …