Amazon announced this week that it is purchasing Boeing airliners from Delta and WestJet and converting them from passenger planes to cargo jets to assist with a surge in online shopping.
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Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld of Yale University's School of Management claims that a group of high-profile American CEOs may pull their support from congressional Republicans that have backed challenges to the election results.
Financial analysts are concerned about the future of Boeing after two years of financial hardship. Boeing has struggled financially as a result of the. international grounding of the 737 Max fleet and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The chief of Brown University's Department of Public Safety has resigned amidst calls from students to "defund" the campus police department. Former Public Safety Chief Mark Porter served for more than fifteen years at the university.
A member of a school district board in Washington is under fire after using the phrase "crack the whip." Hundreds of local residents have signed a petition calling on Paul Wagemann, a member of the school board since 2009, to resign from his post over the comment they call racist.
Amazon officially surpassed Boeing to become the largest employer in the state of Washington. As of 2020, there are approximately 80,000 Amazon employees in the state of Washington.
A man died in the backseat of a rideshare vehicle on the University of Maryland campus on Friday morning. According to the local police department, the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
This week, the Boeing 737 Max returned to the commercial airways with a three-hour American Airlines flight between Miami and New York City. Tuesday's flight marked the first time that a Boeing 737 Max transported commercial passengers since the plane was grounded in 2019 following two fatal crashes.
Amazon announced this week that it has purchased the Wondery podcast network for $300 million. The network produces popular podcasts such as Dirty John, Dr. Death, and Business Wars.
Ticketmaster recently agreed to pay $10 million in criminal fines after they gained unlawful access to its competitor's private data. In 2013, a former Ticketmaster executive reportedly encouraged an employee that had previously worked for a competitor to access the competitor's internal computer data.
UC Riverside Gender Studies Prof Argues that Higher Education Must 'Abandon the Construct' of Finals
A gender studies professor at the University of California, Riverside canceled all his finals this semester in response to the pandemic, opting instead to give each of his students a perfect score for their final exam.
University of Cincinnati Professor John Ucker may not return to the classroom in the spring over his use of the term "Chinese virus" in an email he sent to students in September.
Student protesters at Bryn Mawr College reportedly derailed classes and activities for three weeks during the fall semester. Protests erupted following the death of Walter Wallace Jr.
Actress Lori Loughlin was released from a California prison on Monday morning, concluding her sentence for crimes she committed in connection with the "Varsity Blues" college admissions bribery scandal.
A popular reporter claims that young Americans no longer need to attend college to succeed.Townhall reporter Julio Rosas argued recently that hardworking young people can get ahead without a college degree.
The state of New Mexico recently canceled its plan to offer free college classes to all state residents. The proposal, which was originally introduced in September 2019 by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham(D), would have made college tuition-free for 55,000 students in the state.
Rutgers University announced recently that it will pay its new vice president for "equity" a whopping $300,000 per year. The announcement comes amidst a significant financial setback for the university, which reportedly has lost $200 million during the coronavirus pandemic.
A research study by a Massachusetts research hospital suggests that the spread of coronavirus can be lessened or prevented on college campuses. The study claims that social distancing, mask-wearing, isolation, and testing can prevent the majority of cases.
Employees at Facebook are pushing back on the company's war against Apple's efforts to prevent data harvesting by social media companies. An update to Apple's mobile operating system allows blocks tracking by platforms like Facebook and Google.
Elon Musk claimed this week that he once offered to sell Tesla to Apple CEO Tim Cook for a fraction of the company's current value. Musk offered the story in response to a report that claims that Apple is aiming to produce self-driving cars by 2024.
38 state attorneys general sued Google and its parent company, Alphabet, Inc. on Thursday over antitrust violations pertaining to its domination of the search engine market. The lawsuit alleges that Google's search engine prioritizes products and services owned by Google at the expense of third-parties and small businesses.
Federal prosecutors have charged Zoom executive Zinjian Jin over his alleged efforts to restrict speech on the video conferencing platform that is critical of the Chinese government.
The University of Kentucky announced this week that it will increase on-campus housing costs for both undergraduate and graduate students in 2021.
Two members of the Cornell University student government were removed from their positions as part of a retaliation campaign after they refused to support an effort to disarm the campus police force, according to the students were removed and the Cornell College Republicans.
Students at Columbia University are striking this week to bring attention to their call for a 10 percent tuition decrease. Student activist Townesend Nelson said this week that the university is "vampirically sucking every drop of blood" from the "lifeless corpses" of enrolled students.
Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun announced this week that the aircraft manufacturer will indefinitely freeze salary increases for employees. Boeing suffered financially in 2020 as a result of both the 737 Max crisis and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Mackenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, is donating $1 billion a month to various charities. Many of Scott's donations have gone to left-wing institutions and initiatives.
Tulane University will offer a course called "Feminism after Trumplandia" during the spring semester. The course, which will be taught by English Professor Kate Baldwin, will focus on the plight of women in a "post-Trump" America.
George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc told faculty members this week that it is "unlikely" that a full return to campus will occur in the fall of 2021.
The FTC has ordered nine of the largest technology companies in the world to disclose data about their operations and business practices. Amazon, Facebook, Reddit, Snap, Twitter, and Google parent company Alphabet are amongst the companies at the center of the FTC's investigation.
Northwestern University released a statement this week in response to aWall Street Journalcolumn by Joseph Epstein, who lectured at the university in the early 2000s. Epstein argued in a column published on Friday that Jill Biden should cease use of the title "doctor.
A Chinese researcher that worked for Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute in Ohio pleaded guilty in a U.S. District Court over his role in a scheme to steal American trade secrets on behalf of the Chinese government.
A report published on Sunday revealed that data stored by the United States Treasury was compromised by a sophisticated hacking group backed by a foreign government. The hackers also infiltrated theCommerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
The San Jose Unified School District announced this week that it has reaffirmed its relationship with local police despite mounting pressure from locals to cut ties. A group of activists urged the school district to remove police officers from the schools, with one school board official saying that protesters rallied outside of her home prior to the board's decision.
A public record request revealed this week that police officers were called to respond to a drawing of male genitalia in a Missouri State University residence hall.
Former Trump administration official Ric Grenell reportedly received death threats from two students that want Grenell removed from his visiting scholar role at Carnegie Mellon University. Two female students reportedly discussed their plan to kill Grenell in a since-deleted conversion on social media.
An analysis of public records in the state of Ohio has revealed that Ohio State University employs over 100 staffers in its office for diversity and inclusion.
The U.S. Department of Education recently launched a "free speech hotline" for students that are being deprived of their First Amendment rights at public universities and colleges around the nation.
A new report published this week by CNBC dives into the conditions at Boeing and the FAA that led to and prolonged the 737 Max crisis. The 737 Max fleet was grounded by aviation authorities around the world after two fatal crashes that occurred in 2018 and 2019.
30 student organizations at Carnegie Mellon University have signed a letter urging administrators to cut ties with former Trump administration official Ric Grenell, who joined the university this year as a fellow at its Institute for Politics and Strategy.
College Admissions Bribe Scandal: Lori Loughlin's Daughter Calls Herself 'Poster Child' of 'White Privilege'
Actress Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, said in an interview this week that she is the "poster child of white privilege." Giannulli ducked media requests for months after her parents paid a $500,000 bribe to have their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California.
Howard University announced last week that MSNBC host Joy Reid will join the university as a visiting professor for the spring semester. In 2017, Reid faced widespread criticism over old blog posts in which she made homophobic remarks.
Facebook suspended the pages for a British historical society after falsely tying it to militia groups in the United States. The society frequently shares photos of its members participating in reenactments of famous battles in British history.
Cornell University recently offered an exemption on its mandatory flu vaccine policy to minority students. A page on the university's website suggests that "students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color (BIPOC)" can apply to be exempt from the mandatory vaccine rule if it makes them uncomfortable for reasons that most may find perplexing.
A new report published on Monday alleged that Columbia University has failed to disclose a $1 million gift from China's Community Party. The report claims that the university accepted $1 million in donations as part of its relationship with the Confucius Institute, a controversial organization run by the Chinese Communist government that has partnered with colleges around the globe.
A Harvard researcher from China pled guilty in federal court last week to lying to federal investigators over his role in an attempt to smuggle cancer research from Harvard University to the Chinese government.
A monolith was photographed this week on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Similar structures have been found over the past few weeks in Utah, California, and Romania.
UW-Madison Paid Black Diversity Event Keynote Speaker Less Than 'White Fragility' Author Robin DiAngelo
The University of Wisconsin-Madison paid White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo nearly $13,000 for a recent keynote speech at a recent "diversity" event that was hosted by the university.
A monolith appeared this week at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas. The structure is one of several that have been found throughout the world over the past several weeks, although the latest monolith has turned out to be less mysterious than its predecessors.
Senators are demanding answers from ExamSoft, an exam software company that has been widely criticized by students this year over privacy concerns and a set of bizarre rules.
An 11-year-old student from San Joaquin County, California, died from a self-inflicted gunshot that occurred during a Zoom class on Wednesday. The student, a sixth-grader, was rushed to a local hospital before he ultimately passed away from his wounds.
The University of Chicago has defended a professor that was recently attacked by students for criticizing the university's efforts to promote diversity and inclusion. In a statement, University of Chicago President Robert J.
Cornell University student government leaders were harassed by their peers after vetoing a resolution that would have effectively disarmed campus police officers. One student representative was even pressured to change his vote by peers that shamed him for voting to keep campus polices officers armed.
Michigan State University announced this week that students residing on campus are academically out-performing their off-campus peers. An analysis conducted by researchers at the university revealed that students living on campus graduate at a rate that is 2.5 percent higher than those that choose to live off-campus.
Amazon announced recently that it will deploy machine-learning AI technology to monitor warehouse workers. The technology is designed to ensure that workers are following social distancing guidelines during their shifts.
Former FBI Director James Comey will teach at Columbia University during the spring semester. In addition to his teaching duties, Comey will step into a "senior research scholar" position at the law school.
Stanford Professor David Palumbo-Liu has been named the head of the "Committee on Campus Climate, Community, and Speech." In 2017, Palumbo-Lui co-founded the "Campus Antifascist Network," an organization that has referred to by Stanford conservatives as a "bona fide Antifa group.
A new report published this week revealed that global smartphone sales dropped almost six percent during the third quarter of 2020. During the same period, Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi passed Apple to become the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world.
Tesla will be added to the S&P 500 index on December 21 in a single step despite concerns that the move could impact the U.S. stock market.
The New Jersey state legislature recently passed a bill that will install a new "racism" and "social justice" education program for students enrolled at public schools in the state.
Former employees of the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase told theNew York Times thatthey experienced racist and discriminatory treatment during their time with the company. The report comes just weeks following the adoption of a company policy that prohibited discussion of politics at the workplace.
The University of South Florida acknowledged this week that its Tampa Bay campus is located on land that was previously owned by Native American communities.
Princeton University announced this week that students will return to campus for the spring semester. Most Princeton students have attended their courses remotely since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in March.
A professor at the University of Iowa has offered Thanksgiving meals to students that are stuck on campus as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Professor Elizabeth Pearce received an outpouring of praise and support after her message to her students went viral.
A recent report from the Harvard student newspaper claimed that 90 percent of the freshman class preferred Joe Biden to Donald Trump in November's presidential election. As one conservative student explains, "I was well aware that I was going to be in the extreme minority, and that I just have to learn to live with that.
During a recent guest lecture at Washington State University, Portland State University Professor Cornel Pewewardy told students that Thanksgiving should be replaced with a "National Day of Mourning.
District Attorney: Apple Security Chief Attempted to Bribe Sheriff's Office with iPads for Concealed Carry Permits
Apple executive Thomas Moyer was indicted in California this week over his alleged bribery of government officials with hundreds of iPads in exchange for concealed weapon permits.
Students at George Mason University argued this week that families should discuss politics over the Thanksgiving holiday. Responses from the students bucked the old adage that "politics and religion" should not be discussed at the dinner table.
140,000 students in the State University of New York (SUNY) system will be required to test negative for coronavirus before they leave campus for Thanksgiving break. Students will self-administer a saliva swab diagnostic test as part of the university's efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus.
An opinion column published in the University of Virginia student newspaper calls on fellow students to "stand up" to their "racist" family members at Thanksgiving dinner this year.
A chemistry teacher in the Arlington Public School district was suspended after she referenced George Floyd in a question on a chemistry test. A screenshot of the test question circulated amongst the community last week, sparking anger from students and parents.
Sean Joyce, the former chief trust officer at Airbnb, resigned from his post last year over concerns about the company's data-sharing policy. Joyce claims that the company inappropriately shares data with the Chinese government without the consent of its users.
A recent analysis of campus protests revealed that there have been more than 40 protests against police on campuses around the nation since June. Many of the student protesters have called on administrators to disarm, defund, and even abolish campus police departments.
Virginia Wesleyan University expelled a member of the women's basketball team after she hosted a Thanksgiving gathering for her friends. 13 team members that attended the gathering were suspended from on-campus housing by the university this week.
The music department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has announced plans to fight racism by starting a blog. According to the school, the blog"alternates between featuring individual BIPOC artists and anti-racism resources, such as a catalog of music by BIPOC artists and a series of blog posts confronting racism and sexism in American music theory.
Airlines will reportedly allow their passengers scheduled to fly on a Boeing 737 Max aircraft to reschedule their flight at no cost. The FAA announced this week that the 737 Max fleet is permitted to return to the airways after a 20-month hiatus that was prompted by two fatal crashes due to multiple safety deficiencies.
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is offering a course this semester that will discuss recent police reform efforts including the controversial "Defund the Police" movement. Students will learn about the various ways in which the United States can "reduce the size" of its criminal justice system.
A petition created by students at Harvard University demands that administrators ban Trump administration officials from attending, speaking, or teaching at the university. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary and Harvard Law alumnus Kayleigh McEnany called on university leaders to reject the petition.
The University of Michigan announced this week that it has named a scholarship after George Floyd, who died in police custody in May. The scholarship, which will formally be called the "George Floyd Memorial Scholarship Fund," was established after a contribution from an alumnus.
An event organized by professors at New York University was shut down by Zoom recently. Zoom refused to participate in the event due to its inclusion of Leila Khaled, a terrorist that participated in two plane hijackings in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Ivy League has canceled its winter sports season over a recent spike in positive coronavirus tests in Massachusetts. The athletic conference of elite east coast schools previously announced in July that fall sports would be canceled as part of an effort to comply with state and university restrictions on gatherings.
The Burbank Unified School District in California has banned several classic literary works that contain racial slurs.To Kill A MockingbirdandThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finnare two of the classics on the district's new list of banned books.
Students at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will be required to participate in a diversity training seminar this winter. The university told students recently that they will not be permitted to register for their spring courses until they complete the diversity training program.
Suzanne Rivera, the president of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, offered to pay fines for students that are arrested at local protest events. After facing criticism over her support of student protesters, Rivera argued that "civil disobedience" is a "time-honored" tradition in the United States.
The University of Akron will shift to remote learning next week due to a small spike in the number of positive coronavirus tests on campus. The University of Akron is one of several schools that will shut down in-person courses this month.
The Palm Beach County School Board fired high school Principal William Latson for a second time this week over his refusal to acknowledge that the Holocaust is a historical event in 2018.
An Appeals Court panel upheld Harvard University's controversial affirmative action policy this week. The policy had previously been challenged by a group called Students for Fair Admissions, which alleged that Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants during its admissions process.
Students at Brown University have started a campaign that calls for the removal of campus statues of Roman emperors Caesar Augustus and Marcus Aurelius over concerns that they represent "white supremacy.
The University of Wisconsin, Madison, is requiring students residing in two campus residential buildings to undergo coronavirus testing. The mandate follows a spike in positive test results at the university, which places the university's total positivity rate at 2.7 percent.
Disruptive parties at Northwestern University may lead to a ban on drinking games in the town of Evanston, Illinois. A city committee met last week to draft an ordinance that could effectively make drinking games like "beer pong" illegal.
Boeing received zero orders for aircraft in the month of October. Despite the setbacks caused by the coronavirus pandemic, European competitor Airbus received 11 new orders in the month of October.
The FAA may soon be issuing its stamp of approval on the Boeing 737 Max fleet, which has undergone intensive safety overhauls after it was involved in two crashes that claimed the lives of 346 people.
Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) asked the Department of Justice this week to investigate university programs that discriminate based on race. Cotton and Loeffler urged Attorney General William Barr to swiftly address potential violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Cornell University announced this week that its faculty has voted to change the name of the English department as part of a broader campaign to eradicate "structural forms" of racism at the university.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, said recently that they were "surprised" to learn that students enrolled at the university are not racist. As part of a study conducted by a psychology professor, student participants were analyzed as they interacted with students from different minority backgrounds.
The University of Connecticut announced last week that it will shut down its main campus after the Thanksgiving break to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The campus is currently reporting a positivity rate of under one percent.
The U.S. government revealed this week that it seized $1 billion in Bitcoin from the Silk Road, a dark web drug marketplace that was shut down by the FBI in 2013.
A coffee vendor at Boise State University was forced to leave campus after students took issue with their support for the Thin Blue Line, an organization that works with police non-profits.
The University of Virginia offered a guided meditation to students on Wednesday to help them "process the stress and turmoil of this election season." UVA is just one of several institutions that have offered programming specifically for students that were struggling with anxiety as a result of the election.
A new squad of campus officers at the University of Washington will not be permitted to carry firearms due to efforts by campus officials to accommodate concerns voiced by black students and faculty.