American colleges botched the pandemic from the very start. Caught off guard in the spring, most of them sent everyone home in a panic, in some cases evicting students who had nowhere else to go. School leaders hemmed and hawed all summer about what to do next and how to do it. In the end, most schools reopened their campuses for the fall, and when students returned, they brought the coronavirus along with them. Come Labor Day, 19 of the nation’s 25 worst outbreaks were in college towns, including the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Iowa State in Ames,
2020 is certainly shaping up to be a year like no other (well, it bears some resemblance to 1918 if you are comparing pandemics) but Apple’s new product cycle doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Already this year we’ve seen Apple launch a new iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad, the iPhone SE (2020), Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE, a MacBook Air with improved keyboard, a new 13in MacBook Pro (also with the improved keyboard), as well as update the processors for the 27in iMac. The company has also doubled the storage in the Mac mini, boosted the build-to-order graphics
If you want a bigger screen, the A11 costs $180 unlocked and steps things up with a larger 6.4-inch (still 720p) screen. Instead of a notch, this phone’s display has a hole-punch cutout on the top left for the selfie camera, mimicking Samsung’s higher-end devices. You also get a 5-megapixel ultrawide angle camera. The battery is bigger at 4,000 mAh and so is the 32 GB of storage (though you should still aim for a minimum of 64 GB storage). You still only get 2 GB of RAM, but hey, at least there’s a fingerprint sensor. It’s launching later this
A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from NASA’s historic Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center at 8:25 a.m. EDT (1225 GMT) carrying 60 new Starlink satellites for SpaceX’s growing constellation in orbit.
Approximately 9 minutes later, the booster’s first stage returned to Earth, landing on one of SpaceX’s drone ships in the Atlantic Ocean in a smooth touchdown. The massive ship, called Of Course I Still Love
A new, cutting-edge academic unit at the University of Michigan-Flint will open in 2021 that will educate and prepare students for key roles in the diverse technical career fields of the 21st century.
The U-M Board of Regents enthusiastically approved the establishment of the new College of Innovation & Technology at the University of Michigan-Flint at its Sept. 17 meeting. UM-Flint will join a small group of universities in the state that have a college dedicated to technology degree programs.
The College of Innovation & Technology will fill a gap in the technology workforce that exists between vocational technical training