articles of interest - Feb 6


Don't Fall For This 'Facebook Customer Service' Scam : All Tech Considered  NPR

Facebook changes feed to promote posts that aren’t fake, sensational, or spam  Tech Crunch

What teens want Snapchat to spend its big IPO bucks on  Mashable


OPINION: Remembering the real victims of the #BowlingGreenMassacre   College Heights Herald (student newspaper of Western Kentucky University)

Advocates Fear Trump's Stance Against Media Will Block Flow Of Information  NPR

Reuters orders reporters to cover Trump like an authoritarian regime: Expect ‘physical threats’  Raw Story


The Guardian has gone from 15,000 to 200,000 paying 'members' in the past year  Digiday


Trump’s ‘Use’ of ‘Quotation Marks’  Chronicle of Higher Ed


DC to get Language Museum called ‘Planet Word’  Washington Post

This Is Why You Probably Hate Slam Poetry, According to a Linguistic Scholar  VICE

Language in 2016, seen through Google Search Trends  Flowing Data

Merriam-Webster gets a little bit cheeky  USA Today


James Joyce, Catholic Writer?  Jstor


Why Single Women Are Buying Homes at Twice the Rate of Single Men  Bloomberg

Data science is creating a tidal wave of opportunity for women to get into executive leadership  Recode


Study finds students' negative diversity experiences, though less common than positive ones, hinder cognitive development and student learning  Inside Higher Ed


Bills Across The Country Could Increase Penalties For Protesters  NPR

Breitbart speaker at Berkeley stirs debate over free speech  Associated Press


The Copyright Barons Are Coming. Now’s the Time to Stop Them  Wired

Art Briles dropped his lawsuit against Baylor after months of fighting  SB Nation

Judge Gorsuch’s dissent in the case of a 13-year-old arrested for making fake burps in class  Washington Post

Whistleblower gets court backing in defamation case — but at a cost  Retraction Watch

California to decide whether personal device communication is public record  The Stack

BuzzFeed has apologized to a Russian executive named in the unverified Trump dossier who is suing the site  Recode


A playwright and a children’s novelist among those on a team helping Microsoft give it's personal digital assistant some personality  Financial Times

Google has patented a drone for videoconferencing  Recode


There’s still an important place fo old-school assembler hackers in the brave new world of Deep Learning  Pete Warden

How secure is your Hadoop installation? It’s easy to deploy w/poor security while tightening it requires effort  Naked Security

The rise of the Bayesians.. looking to automate the scientific method using small data systems  Wired

A Pandas cheat sheet for Data Scientists in Python  Data Camp

The search for abductive reasoning.. where the machine takes action on incomplete info based on an educated guess  Data Science Central

The declining authority of #statistics & the experts who analyze them is at the heart of the “post-truth” crisis  The Guardian


3 Things You Should Know About Jerry Falwell Jr.  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Report: Average Christian Spends 37% Of Prayer Time Saying Word ‘Just’  Babylon Bee

The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter (or “how so many Christians could support The Donald”)  Politico

The Johnson Amendment, Which Trump Vows to ‘Destroy,’ Explained
New York Times

Campuses Are the Place for Difficult Conversations About Faith  Chronicle of Higher Ed            

Parents who believe in 'faith healing' charged after daughter, 2, dies from untreated pneumonia   New York Daily News

You have to be Christian to truly be American? Many people in the U.S. say so  Washington Post

Most Americans oppose churches choosing sides in elections  Pew Research

Only 1 in 7 Senior Pastors Is Under 40  Christianity Today

Town rallies after being forced to remove Christian flag  WREG-TV

Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi writes choral music for Birmingham Cathedral  Telegraph


Trump temporarily banned immigration from 7 countries — here's how many students from each attend college in the US  Business Insider

You probably didn't need this survey to tell you that millennials are pessimistic  USA Today


U. of California Will Pay Student $1.15 Million to Settle Sexual-Assault Suit  Chronicle of Higher Ed

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email A student claimed her college could have prevented her rape. She just got a monumental settlement  Washington Post


It Just Got Much Harder To Know What’s Going On In US Animal Research Labs  BuzzFeed News

A Crime in the Cancer Lab   The New York Times

The high-tech war on science fraud  The Guardian

The “What does not kill my statistical significance makes it stronger” fallacy   Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science


Scientists protest immigration ban with boycotts of journals, conferences  Stat News

The Map of Mathematics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Math Fit Together  Open Culture

Getting a scientific message across means taking human nature into account  The Conversation


Printed human body parts could soon be available for transplant  Economist

Heat, Humidity And Aging Make Medicine Less Potent  NPR


Your Personality Changes When You Move to a New Place  NY Mag

A dangerous wait: Colleges can’t meet soaring student needs for mental health care  Stat News


Your Students Crave Moral Simplicity. Resist  Chronicle of Higher Ed


It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become.."  Becoming (my site)


Nearly 600 colleges object to Trump’s travel ban  Washington Post

Christian Colleges Balance Faith and Politics in Response to Trump’s Ban on Refugees (sub. req.’ed)  Chronicle of Higher Ed

With Falwell as Education Adviser, His Own University Could Benefit  New York Times

Colleges may be happy Falwell will lead review of higher ed regulations, but students and parents should be worried  Washington Post


Is 'Inclusive Access' the Future for Publishers?  Inside Higher Ed

Study explores effect of data dashboards on student performance  Inside Higher Ed

New open-access journal  Prompt

Teaching materials for visualization  Flowing Data


Federal rule change frees student journalists from Institutional Review Board requirements  Student Press Law Center

NLRB: Big-time college football players at private institutions should be considered employees  Inside Higher Ed

It's no gag: Major-college athletes gain legally protected right to speak with media  Student Press Law Center


AAUP says institutions need to defend professors targeted for online harassment due to their political views  Inside Higher Ed