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New Orleans Writer, Tulane Professor Wins Gaines Award

U.S. News

Ladee Hubbard will be presented with the $10,000 award at a public ceremony in January for her work, "The Talented Ribkins."


Johns Hopkins Physics Professor Shares in $3 Million Award

U.S. News

The scientists revealed key properties of the cosmos by measuring its oldest light. For instance, the universe is 13.8 billion years old. Only five percent of it is made up of atoms. About 70 percent of the universe is dark energy, a kind of anti-gravity that was first introduced by Albert Einstein.


China detains professor who criticized Xi over coronavirus

The Japan Times

Beijing – Chinese authorities on Monday detained a law professor who published essays criticizing President Xi Jinping over the coronavirus pandemic and his efforts to consolidate power, according to friends of the man. Xu Zhangrun, a rare outspoken critic of the government in China's heavily censored academia, was taken from his home in suburban Beijing by more than 20 people, one of his friends said on condition of anonymity. Xu published an essay in February blaming the culture of deception and censorship fostered by Xi for the spread of the coronavirus in China. The law professor at Tsinghua University, one of China's top institutions, had previously spoken out against the 2018 abolition of presidential term limits in an essay circulated online. A friend said a man claiming to be police had called Xu's wife, who had been living separately at a university residence, to say Xu was arrested for allegedly soliciting prostitution in the southwestern city of Chengdu.


Professor Willow from 'Pokémon Go' needs to be immediately sacked

Mashable

As someone who's been life-alteringly addicted to Pokémon Go for over seven months now, I feel I'm as qualified as anyone to make the following statement: Professor Willow, as helpful as he may occasionally seem, needs to lose his job. The guy is literally the worst professor in the world. SEE ALSO: Charmander and friends come to life in artist's Pokémon renderings To begin with it sort of seemed like he knew what he was doing. With his wild grey hair and lab coat he at least looked the part, and he was there to guide us through the start of the game in the same grandfartherly way that Professor Oak used to do. He even had people writing think-pieces about how he was "kind of hot", while others actually made fan art about him.