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Report Shows It Could Take 12 Years to Reach Equal Representation of Women in Tech
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Report Shows It Could Take 12 Years to Reach Equal Representation of Women in Tech

Women technologists account for 28.8% of the technology workforce this year, up from 25.9% in 2018 and 26.2% in 2019, according to AnitaB.org's 10th annual "Top...

America's Innovation Edge Now in Peril, Report Says
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America's Innovation Edge Now in Peril, Report Says

A sweeping report from Baker Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences urges significant policy and funding action to ensure the United States does...

U.S. Announces $150 Million For H-1B Workforce Training Program
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U.S. Announces $150 Million For H-1B Workforce Training Program

The U.S. Department of Labor  is making $150 million available through the H-1B One Workforce Grant Program to support training for middle-to-high-skilled H-1B...

Meet the Computer Scientist Who Helped Push for Paper Ballots
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Meet the Computer Scientist Who Helped Push for Paper Ballots

Award-winning computer scientist and electronic voting expert Barbara Simons has been fighting for secure elections for two decades.

Alumnus Donates Brain-Computer Interface Technology to Tufts
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Alumnus Donates Brain-Computer Interface Technology to Tufts

Alumnus Jeff Stibel and his business partners donated BrainGate Inc. and its brain-computer interface technologies to Tufts University.

Hiring Trends in the Time of Covid-19
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Hiring Trends in the Time of Covid-19

Job postings increased nearly across the board for key occupations in the tech sector in June versus May, suggesting that employer confidence may be returning. ...

China Bans Scratch, MIT's Programming Language for Kids
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China Bans Scratch, MIT's Programming Language for Kids

Organizations and students in China can no longer access the website of Scratch, the programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab.

Former IT Director Gets Jail Time for Selling Cisco Gear on eBay
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Former IT Director Gets Jail Time for Selling Cisco Gear on eBay

A former IT security director in South Carolina was sentenced this week to two years in federal prison for taking government-owned networking equipment and selling...

Tech Workers Are Living the American Dream – in Canada
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Tech Workers Are Living the American Dream – in Canada

The immigration policies of the U.S. administration are driving top talent north of the border.

The Silicon Valley Exodus
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The Silicon Valley Exodus

By giving their employees the freedom to work from anywhere, San Franciso Bay Area tech companies appear to have touched off an exodus.

AI Examines Early Intervention Opportunities for Parolees
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AI Examines Early Intervention Opportunities for Parolees

Marcus Rogers and Umit Karabiyik of Purdue University are leading an ongoing project focused on using AI-enabled tools and technology to reduce recidivism rates...

Proposed Program Would Boost Skilled Immigration, Economic Growth
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Proposed Program Would Boost Skilled Immigration, Economic Growth

Cornell Law School scholars are proposing a pilot immigration program that would target highly skilled foreign workers using a points-based selection system modeled...

More Than Half of Bay Area Tech Workers Are Afraid They'll be Laid Off
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More Than Half of Bay Area Tech Workers Are Afraid They'll be Laid Off

A survey of 2,300 tech workers in the San Francisco Bay Area found that 53% of employees are "concerned" or "very concerned" that they'll be laid off or furloughed...

Changing Course, U.S. Allows Visas for Online Students
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Changing Course, U.S. Allows Visas for Online Students

The Trump administration said it would no longer require foreign students to attend in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic in order to remain in the...

Faculty Fit is Vague and Potentially Detrimental to Diversity Efforts
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Faculty Fit is Vague and Potentially Detrimental to Diversity Efforts

Faculty search committees often pick candidates based on their supposed fit, a highly subjective concept that opens the door to racial and other biases.

Foreign Students Weigh Studying in Person vs. Losing Visas
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Foreign Students Weigh Studying in Person vs. Losing Visas

International students worried about a new U.S. immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas are struggling with restrictions on finishing their...

U.S. Tech Firms and Universities Back AI Research Platform Law
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U.S. Tech Firms and Universities Back AI Research Platform Law

More than 20 major U.S. universities and technology companies have given their support to bipartisan legislation aimed at creating a national artificial intelligence...

Harvard, MIT Sue ICE Over Rules Barring International Students
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Harvard, MIT Sue ICE Over Rules Barring International Students

Harvard and MIT filed suit to prevent the U.S. government from enforcing a rule that would imperil international students.

NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet
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NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet

A study funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will allow researchers in Georgia State University to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID...

Gender Pay Gap Widens, Though a Third of Men Are Unsure It Exists
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Gender Pay Gap Widens, Though a Third of Men Are Unsure It Exists

The gender pay gap is widening, though a third of men are unsure or do not believe it exists, according to the 2020 State of Wage Inequality in the Workplace report...
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