Mexico crowns new ‘Queen of the Mountains’ as community reckons with recent mountaineering deaths

ON THE MALINCHE VOLCANO, Mexico — On the flanks of a central Mexico volcano, the country’s female mountaineers have chosen a new “Queen of the Mountains,” complete with crown, ice axe and red cape. The tradition that dates to the 1950s came this year at a somber time for Mexico’s mountaineers, as the tight-knit community … Read more

Italy to try Egyptian officials again for 2016 torture and death of Italian student Giulio Regeni

ROME — Four high-level Egyptian security officials are going on trial in a Rome court, accused in the 2016 abduction, torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student in Cairo. Tuesday’s opening hearing marks the second time the four Egyptians went on trial in absentia: In 2021, a Rome judge halted the trial on the … Read more

University of Michigan Says It’s Not Selling Student Data to AI Companies

On Thursday morning, news broke that someone was going around selling student data from the University of Michigan to tech workers that build AI chatbot tech. An employee at Google DeepMind, the company’s AI research hub, said they’d gotten an offer for recordings of lectures, student discussions, and office hours, as well as essays written … Read more

Secure a White Hat Hacker education for only $40

Get The Ultimate White Hat hacking e-learning bundle for 63% off. StackSocial Standing out in a professional environment is hard, especially if that environment requires ample knowledge about hacking and all things cybersecurity. Luckily, you can increase your cybersecurity knowledge in a professional environment with a simple all-in-one bundle.  No matter how knowledgeable you are … Read more

Student protests in Athens turn violent, disrupt exams as debate rages

ATHENS, Greece — Police and student protesters clashed in the center of the Greek capital on Thursday after a demonstration against government plans to allow private universities. Demonstrators in Athens attacked police cordons, set fire to trash dumpsters and threw stones at riot police near parliament and later during clashes along the capital’s narrow streets. … Read more

Cursive Handwriting Could Make Your Idiot Kid Smarter, Study Suggests

There’s a glimmer of hope if you’re looking for last-ditch strategies to save your child from the halls of stupidity. A study published this week in the journal Frontiers of Psychology found that good ol’ cursive handwriting seems better at promoting learning than typing, and if we want to pump smarter kids out of our … Read more

13 reported killed in dorm fire at boarding school for elementary students in China’s Henan province

BANGKOK — A fire broke out in dorms at a boarding school for elementary students in central Henan province, and 13 people died in the blaze, China’s state broadcaster CCTV reported Saturday. It was not immediately clear how many of the dead were students. One person rescued from the scene was being treated in the … Read more

UC Irvine Students Hospitalized After Hackers Sent Disgusting Images to Their Discord Server

A disturbing cyberattack on Discord reportedly sent some University of California, Irvine students to the hospital on Wednesday, according to a CBS News report. Hackers infiltrated student Discord servers and bombarded them with graphic images that reportedly traumatized students, causing them to cry, vomit, and even require medical assistance. “There were some things on there … Read more

Goodnotes acquires a AI-powered video summary startup as it looks beyond education

London-based notetaking startup Goodnotes said today it is acquiring South Korean startup Dropthebit, which operates a meeting and video summary tool called Traw. With the acquisition, Goodnotes is looking to move beyond classrooms and explore making productivity tools for professionals. As part of the deal, all three co-founders of Dropthebit will move to Goodnotes. Plus, … Read more

Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigns

Claudine Gay speaks during the 368th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on May 30, 2019. Brian Snyder | Reuters Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigned Tuesday amid new allegations of plagiarism, becoming the second Ivy League leader to step down after controversy over their congressional testimony last month about antisemitism on campus. … Read more