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Electoral college: Supreme Court says states can punish faithless electors

The case comes as the election season is heating up, putting the Electoral College once again front and center in an increasingly polarized and volatile political atmosphere.

In 2016, 10 of the 538 presidential electors went rogue, attempting to vote for someone other than their pledged candidate. In all, 32 states and the District of Columbia have laws that are meant to discourage faithless electors. But until 2016, no state had ever actually punished or removed an elector because of his or her vote.

The vote count was 9-0.

“Today, we consider whether a State may also penalize an elector … Read more

Amid coronavirus, many community college students withdraw

Stevie Carpenter dropped out of high school, earned his GED, enrolled at L.A. City College and at age 25 has been accepted to attend UC Davis this fall, where he plans to study neurobiology.

But the COVID-19 pandemic has thrown another major challenge at him: online classes. Carpenter couldn’t keep up with general chemistry, a requirement for his major.

“I couldn’t take chemistry without a teacher…. It’s difficult to just read a book and go off the examples,” he said.

Instead, he received an “excused” withdrawal, jeopardizing his admission to UC Davis and threatening his plans to become the first

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IS&T Recognizes IT Innovation at 7th Annual IT Innovation Cup | College of Information Science & Technology

Presented by First Data and Werner Enterprises, the IT Innovation Cup is an annual, seven-month long competition between Omaha area high schools which involves educational workshops, open house receptions and ongoing student competition which culminate with the IT Innovation Cup award.  

The final event is typically celebrated with an in-person event with community participation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) transitioning to remote learning, the Cup’s organizers decided to move the final event to a virtual one 


Every one of our judges, especially the people who work in this field,

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Latest News: Transforming Technology | Muhlenberg College

Transforming Technology

James Custer Jr. ’15 scores a big win with his first scientific publication—and aims to fuse science and business to create world-changing applications.


By:



Cindy Kuzma



 Friday, April 17, 2020 08:30 AM


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James Custer Jr. ’15 is part of a research team exploring a new means of transferring data and harvesting power. Photo and diagram by James Custer Jr.

Some scientists wait their whole careers to publish a study in Science—a high-profile, multidisciplinary journal whose papers “change the direction of a field,” according to James Custer Jr. ’15. Only

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Online college isn’t going anywhere.

Two people wearing masks walk in front of a Gothic-style building.

The nearly empty campus of Georgetown University on May 7

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On May 12, the 23-campus California State University system was the first major American post-secondary institution to admit the inevitable: Fall 2020 is going online. Even as more U.S. states ease restrictions, many experts predict another more catastrophic wave in the fall. Sure, colleges and universities can claim whatever they want, in the hopes of stanching an enrollment hemorrhage, but come on: Why intentionally summon tens of thousands of young people with questionable hygiene, poor judgment, and a pathological need to congregate from

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