Saturday, February 16, 2019

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 2/16/19

Last update: Sunday 2/17/19 @ 12:30 pm

This week's cover = Amazon abruptly cancels HQ2 in New York City ... Other top stories = Harvard admissions' case final, final, final presentations... Google will invest $13 billion in new U.S. data centers ... JP Morgan will offer its own crypto currency

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how leaders in Black higher education at HBCUs and other colleges and universities are promoting the skills that yield more diverse employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in #EdTech and the broader context of information technology ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 2/1619 

A. IBHE | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

TECH Dozens: 201820172016

Cover Story ... Amazon cancels HQ2 in NYC +++++++++
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A. Issues in Black Higher Ed (IBHE) ... Half-Dozen - 2
Top Story #1... Harvard admission presentations +++++++++
  1. “The plaintiff’s failure to produce a single individual who claims to have suffered discrimination is truly remarkable,” a Harvard lawyer said. ... ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Inside Higher Ed, Washington Post, NY Times
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  1. Three new Centers for Excellence have been created on campus: cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing and entrepreneurship and innovation. These centers will expand the university's research, teaching and community engagement efforts.
  1. Ross University School of Medicine () & Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University () Partner to Increase Physician Diversity in the U.S. Read More:
B. Ed Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 1
  1. New report says attending a liberal arts college for most students leads to meaningful economic mobility ...
  1. "Let's not forget that the is a hundred years old," says dean John Quelch. "It's a very adaptive degree and is in need of constant renewal." ...
  1. In 2019, EDUCAUSE brings librarians' perspectives into the mix of the annual list, adding their views on 3 of the issues. w/ w/
  1. Across the country in Washington D.C., the Department of Education has shared proposals that could open the door to more arrangements between accredited and unaccredited institutions. Here's the latest:
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  1. With Bloomberg’s backing, top colleges seek more low-income students w/ the goal of adding 50K students of modest means to the rolls of schools nationwide w/ high graduation rates by 2025 ...
C. Info Tech  ... Half-Dozen - 2
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Top Story #2 ... Google's new U.S. data centers +++++++++
  1. Google to invest $13 billion in new US data centers, offices by ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The Verge, Bloomberg, TechCrunch
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FinTech, block chain, bitcoin ...

Policies and Political context ...
  1. Trump signs executive order prioritising AI development by .... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Wired, MIT Technology Review, CNET, Washington Post
  1. Russia to disconnect from the internet as part of a planned test via DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, Fast Company, Science
D. Hackers  ... Half-Dozen + 1
Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. New: and Google are Teaming Up to Help Minority Founders.
  1. JPMorgan Launches New Initiative, Expanding Its Entrepreneurs of Color Fund
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Founders, techs, and execs
    David L Steward., founder of IT provider World Wide Technologies (WWT), Forbes Top Business Owners, STLBJ 100 Leaders for the Millennium, Ebony Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Black Americans, and Entrepreneur of the Year by both Black Enterprise and Ernest & Young.
Coding, courses, tutorials, & jobs
  1. edges San Francisco to take 1st spot in global tech cities 1. NYC 2. San Francisco 3. London 4. Amsterdam 5. Boston 6. Singapore 7. Los Angeles 8. Austin 9. Stockholm 10. Copenhagen 11. Toronto 12. Seattle Tech Cities in Motion – 2019
  1. Getting Started with JupyterLab by Mike Driscoll
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Hackathons, workshops, meetups, and other events ... 
  1. Hear from Sam Ransbotham, PhD, Guest Editor at MIT Sloan Management Review at 2019 in Boston, Apr 30th - May 3rd ... EVENT -- 30 April to 3 May
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E. Views -- Comments and Opinions  ... Quarter-Dozen - 2
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. In the early days of coding, women flocked to programming because it offered more opportunity and reward for merit, more than fields like law. Then the doors started closing....
F. Chuckles, Shame, and/or Fake News .. Quarter-Dozen - 2
@POTUS45 in his own words ... until #2020 

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