An Enduring Sense Of Home, The Essentiality Of Women Mentors, Education As The Path For Self And Others

Life is a series of remembered stories. 

For black lives to matter, their stories must matter. For their stories to matter, they must be evoked, listened to, heard, understood with compassion, valued as the unique expression of the human spirit that each story is.”

In May 2014, at a dinner celebrating everything Danielle Allen had accomplished just to gain admission to the Stanford Graduate School of Business—every obstacle she had surmounted, every racist or gender slight she had ever shrugged off—she invited seven other soon-to-graduateclassmates. Almost all were people of color. As our energetic and laughter-filled dinner was finishing, one friend asked to use her iPhone to access the Sonos music system. 

Soon on the garden patio speakers all around—this is Palo Alto, California in Spring, after all—Beyonce was singing “Get Me Bodied”. Everyone started singing, dancing, laughing: “Queen B!” “I love Beyonce and I love this song!” “Beyonce

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Work from home, online learning fuelling need for greater investment in digital infrastructure: TRAI chief

With work from home, online learning, and in-home entertainment fuelling demand for robust digital infrastructure, massive investments would be needed, especially in areas like fibre-to-the-home, data centres, in-building solutions, and proliferation of wifi hotspots, TRAI Chairman R S Sharma said on Monday.

Terming telecom infrastructure and services as “key enablers” and “critical determinants” of the country’s digital and economic growth, Sharma said creation of robust telecom infrastructure – a capital-intensive sector – will play a key role in seamless connectivity, which is the essence of true digitisation.

“Huge infrastructure [must] be created for achieving objectives of connect India mission, and this is only possible with required investments to be brought into sector in next couple of years,” he said addressing an event organised by Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA).

While significant coverage of 4G is now a reality, there is still room to strengthen the underlying infrastructure,

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Douglas Paul Dohrman Discusses How to Build Kids’ STEM Skills From Home

Douglas Paul Dohrman recently discussed how parents can help build their kids’ STEM education skills from home.

Science, technology, engineering, mathematic — they’re the basis of STEM education and essential areas of learning for kids of all ages. The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently stated that there are more than 8.6 million STEM-oriented jobs in the United States. Douglas Paul Dohrman explained that that number is continuously rising, and it’s important for kids to develop STEM skills, even when learning from home.

“The coronavirus pandemic has forced many kids to start the new school year online from home,” Douglas Paul Dohrman said. “That can make hands-on learning very difficult, and STEM education is very hands-on.”

Douglas Paul Dohrman explained that because STEM learning is so experiment-based, it’s important for parents to help advance their kids’ STEM skills at home. He offered a few ways for parents to help advance these

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What The Work From Home Revolution Means For Higher Education

It’s been six months since lockdown and domestic harmony is hanging by a thread because my kids can no longer agree on a movie. Six months ago, the list seemed endless. But after exhausting the Monty Python canon, Airplane, and Fletch, I led them astray with films they found too slow (Rushmore) or obscure (The Coca-Cola Kid) and lost all cinematic credibility. Now Leo and Zev want action movies or comedies while 11-year-old Hal insists on Muppets or anime. So our pandemic film festival is approaching a shabby final gala.

When he’s not reading comics or cracking corny jokes, Hal tends to focus on food. One boring Covid day he passed me a post-it note that read: “Brazil nuts bug me.” Why was he was thinking about Brazil nuts? His response: “Why are you not thinking about Brazil nuts?” Then there was the time we miraculously agreed to watch Top

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