Controversial ‘viewpoint’ survey sent to Florida’s colleges draws criticism from faculty
The survey is in response to HB 233 signed into law in 2021 by Governor DeSantis, who, at the time, claimed universities were prone to suppressing certain political viewpoints, though he did not cite any specific examples or elaborate on which viewpoints were being suppressed.
Indonesians shelter as floodwaters remain high
People across Aceh province in Indonesia's Sumatra island remain at shelters several days after floods first hit. "It’s been three days (we’re living outside home). We've moved from one place to another," says one Lhok Sukon resident, adding that now floods happen "almost every year."news.yahoo.com
University of Chicago professor studying January 6 says "what we're seeing is a mainstream movement"
University of Chicago professor Richard Pape, who has been studying the January 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol, tells "Face the Nation" that the people participating in the attack were "mainstream" and not on the fringe.news.yahoo.com
New Year's celebrations affected by COVID-19 for a second year
The U.S. begins 2022 with record-high new coronavirus cases. The nation reported more than 2 million new cases over the past seven days, beating the previous record of 1.7 million set last January. CBS News reporter Alexander Tin gives Bradley Blackburn an update on CBSN.news.yahoo.com
Worshippers pray for a good year at mountain-top Tokyo shrine
Worshippers at Tokyo's Musashi Mitake Shrine pray for a good year in 2022. The Musashi Mitake Shrine sits at the summit of Mount Mitake, which is 929 metres (3,048 feet) high. Many visitors brave the hike to climb the mountain to watch the first sunrise of the year.news.yahoo.com
At 12, she just became the youngest student to graduate from this college
During her first in-person biology lab on campus, the professor asked the class to find an object and swab it for bacteria. Most students wiped their desks and phones. Sawsan Ahmed reached into her backpack and pulled out her white teddy bear, Ben.news.yahoo.com
In ‘chilling’ decision, UF professors have been barred from testifying against Florida
In a decision that could have far-reaching free speech implications for faculty at universities and colleges across Florida, the University of Florida has refused to allow three political science professors to continue to serve as expert witnesses in a case that challenges a new state law that restricts voting access.news.yahoo.com
Fans are crowding into football stadiums across Florida. Has there been COVID fallout?
College football stadiums across Florida with tens of thousands of non-masked, screaming students and boosters packed closely together have so far resulted in no recognizable community outbreaks amid the pandemic, according to infection figures on the state’s biggest campuses.news.yahoo.com
Drugmakers developing booster shots to target COVID-19 variants
Drugmakers developing booster shots to target COVID-19 variants Drugmakers are developing booster shots to target variants of the coronavirus that are spreading rapidly across the U.S. Dr. Glenn Morris, professor of medicine and director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the modifications and why even those who have been fully vaccinated should continue to follow CDC guidelines.cbsnews.com
From 2003: Saving the Miami Blue butterfly
From 2003: Saving the Miami Blue butterfly In this report which originally aired on April 13, 2003, “Sunday Morning” anchor Charles Osgood reports on efforts made by butterfly enthusiasts and scientists from the University of Florida to bring back from the brink a rare subspecies of butterfly, for years thought extinct until one colony was found in the Florida Keys. [Update: In 2011 the Miami Blue butterfly won emergency protection under the federal Endangered Species Act, and received formal protection the following year.]cbsnews.com
More colleges plan to reopen in the spring, even as Covid cases surge
A student outside the closed Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Aug. 18, 2020. Despite a rocky attempt at reopening this past fall and a record number of coronavirus cases nationwide, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced plans to bring more students back for the spring semester. In an open letter to the UNC community, a number of UNC's faculty opposed the decision and urged administrators to reconsider face-to-face instruction. Yet other colleges are also making plans to reopen for in-person learning, despite the ongoing public health crisis. "If we test the campus population regularly, and if everyone on campus rigorously adheres to public health guidance about masking, social distancing and other practices, we can welcome a far greater number of students back."cnbc.com