Jennie Quinonez-Skinner

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Immigrant detainee dies in ICE custody

<b>(CNN) —</b> Federal authorities are investigating after an immigrant who was facing possible deportation apparently committed suicide in his cell at a Georgia detention center.<p>Jean Jimenez-Joseph, 27, was pronounced dead at a hospital early Monday, shortly after staff at the Stewart Detention Center in …

Immigration

Apple, Facebook, Google and Uber say they won’t help Trump build a registry of Muslim-Americans

Trump has promised to be heavy on surveillance, which has long required the cooperation of technology companies.<p>Twitter was the first big tech company to say it would refuse to hand over data to help the United States government build a registry President-elect Donald Trump has described that would …

Why I Love Reading Literary Journals

Three years ago I began exploring the world of literary journals. What I found was a community of readers, writers, editors, and publishers with a …

Creative Writing

The top 14 MoJo longreads of 2014.

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>https://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/12/top-14-mojo-longreads-2014-2/<p>article<p>A …

Want to enrol and keep Indigenous university students? Then look to what already works

While we struggle with what does and doesn’t work to overcome Indigenous disadvantage, every time an Indigenous person graduates with a tertiary degree we see someone who is transforming their own socioeconomic position and that of their family and community.<p>In 2011, I chaired a review into …

High School

Why You Should Read More Books in the New Year

Last night, instead of being a fun human being and partying it up at a wild New Year’s Eve party, I spent the evening cooking a pot of blanquette de …

Belize's 'Blue Hole' May Help Solve Mystery Of Maya Downfall

Scientists know all about the sophisticated calendars and writing system of the Maya, as well as their ritual sacrifices. But as for exactly what caused the the ancient civilization to collapse around 900 A.D., that's long been a bit of a mystery.<p>Now a team of researchers from Rice University and …

Six women murdered each day as femicide in Mexico nears a pandemic

Alicia Vera for Al Jazeera America<p>Alicia Vera for Al Jazeera America<p>According to the National Citizen Femicide Observatory, a coalition of 43 groups that document the crime, six women are assassinated every day.<p>Yet only 24 percent of the 3,892 femicides the group identified in 2012 and 2013 were …

Mexico

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg starts reading program

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Zuckerberg wants to add a little more "book" to Facebook.<p>The Facebook founder and CEO announced on his page recently that he has …

Books

I Read and Replied to Every Single PR Email I Received for a Week

Like most of the journalists I know, I spend about a third of my workday writing articles, another third making bad jokes on Twitter, and another …

UK government tells nursery workers to turn in potential terrorist toddlers

They'll have to report 3-year-olds who are "at risk of radicalisation," according to a consultation document that the Home Office is pushing to turn …

Develop Emotional Intelligence by Learning How You Sound to Others

Sometimes what we say doesn't go over very well, regardless of our intent. There's a difference between what we mean when we say something and how it …

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2014

Teaser Image<p>School as "Skills"<p><i>Part 3 in my Top 10 Trends of 2014 series</i><p>One of the challenges of pulling together this year-end series is that …

Another Bad Year For Higher Education

At the end of each semester, college and graduate students fill out evaluation forms. In theory, these “student feedback forms” provide students with an opportunity to assess their learning experiences. And these forms do, in fact, play a large part in the process through which instructors are …

London: The Information Capital, book review: Data visualisation done right

This gorgeous atlas of a modern city does what most infographics only aspire to: it takes a vast amount of information and makes it clear and …

Data Visualization

Finding Vivian Maier: A New Documentary About One of the World’s Most Mysterious Street Photographers | Colossal

<p>In 2007 Chicago 26-year-old real estate agent (and president of the Jefferson Park Historical Society) John Maloof walked into an auction house and …

15 Time Wasters Highly Successful People Avoid

What’s one thing all people have in common? 24 hours in a day. And what’s one thing all successful people have in common? 24 hours in a day spent …

Traveling While Latino

As a child of immigrants, how should I answer the question, "Where are you from?"<p>Whenever I travel abroad, the conversation with locals almost always starts with the same question:<p>“Where are you from?”<p>I never have a definitive answer, and so instead, each time, I stumble through many:<p>“My mother’s …

Book News: For A Deeper Sleep, Forgo The E-Reader Before Bed

<i>The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.</i><p>When picking up a book before bed, sleepy readers ought to give some thought not just to what they read but also <i>how</i> they read. It doesn't matter how boring the material may be; if you're plodding through it on an …

Tomb of King who Founded Mayan Civilisation Discovered in Guatemala

In yet another ground breaking discovery related to Mayan archaeology in Guatemala, archaeologists have found the grave of an ancient king, who is …

Sandinistas 'bare claws' to defend Chinese canal in Nicaragua

(<b>Update</b><i>: on Dec. 30, all six campesino leaders were released after more than 150 hours of being detained without charges. More here.</i>)<br>MANAGUA, …

Human Rights

The TRUTH behind Peaky Blinders: They didn't have razor blades in their caps - but Birmingham's real gangsters were just as brutal

<b>The hit TV series Peaky Blinders has placed Birmingham in the national spotlight. But how close to the truth is it? In part one of a two part series,</b> …

TV

Making waves with the Qatar Digital Library - Science blog

<i>Francis Owtram explores how Indian Ocean tsunami research is being enhanced by the Qatar Digital Library (QDL), a new bilingual, online portal of</i> …

WW I soldiers' files being digitized by Library and Archives Canada

Library and Archives Canada is in the process of digitizing all soldiers' records from the First World War, the most requested items in its …

Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

Before Google there was — that paragon of accuracy and calm — the <i>librarian.</i> The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — a time capsule from an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions and …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>The Trauma Cleaner</b> <br>by Sarah Krasnostein<p>As journalist Krasnostein trails the titular trauma cleaner Sandra Parkhurst while she tidies the houses of …

Is it ethical to add Google Analytics to a library catalog? : comments » 40 Versions

~ 1. July 2011 ~<p>One talk I attended at this year’s Innovative Users Group conference in San Francisco (about which I started writing a general post, …