Nearly 1,500 Students Reached Through Hour of Code

first_imgHour of Code began as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to “demystify” code, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort in over 180 countries reaching tens of millions of students around the world.What began as one-hour coding activities has expanded to all kinds of community efforts that take place all year round, with a special emphasis during Computer Science Education Week in December. Inspired by the Hour of Code mission, global Dell Digital and IT team members banded together to bring the study of computer science to nearly 1,500 students worldwide.In celebration of computer science, Dell team members reached out to local schools in their communities, and in some regions, invited students to the Dell campus.In the United States, our team members worked with over 1,325 students in Texas and Massachusetts, visiting Wells Branch Elementary (Austin, TX), Liberty Hill Junior High (Liberty Hill, TX), W. Edward Balmer Elementary School (Whitinsville, MA) and Northbridge Middle School (Northbridge, MA).In India, 90 students had the opportunity to visit one of three Dell sites in Bangalore and Hyderabad and participate in Hour of Code and one-on-one coaching with our team members. The event was attended by several leaders, including Hemal Shah and JP Sarkis. In Malaysia, our team members joined 35 students in year seven at ELC International School for an Hour of Code session.Lisa Gogolinski, a technology teacher at Northbridge Middle School in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, noted that “the guests we hosted from Dell were fabulous. They were genuine, enthusiastic and were wonderful speakers to my teen audience. What great role models for my students’ young eyes.” She hopes to have Dell back to Northbridge Middle School for another Hour of Code session in the future.Similarly, Shahab Alizadeh, head of computing at ELC International School in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, remarked that students found the Hour of Code session to be both informative and enjoyable and are “now more eager to move towards coding as one of their future ambition careers.”Parents also praised the Dell volunteers, excited to see a passion for technology as a field of study and potential future career begin to develop in their young students. Many parents have inquired to learn more about Code.Org and how their child can continue their education in computer science at home. One parent wrote the following to Mrs. Gogolinski, expressing her gratitude for the Hour of Code session and the impact it had on her daughter:“I just wanted to write you a note to let you know that Sarah thoroughly enjoyed your technology class today and the visitors from Dell!!! What a great thing to do! Thank you very much. Sarah is very proud of her ‘code’ certificate and it sounds like it was a huge success on many levels.Thank you so much for all that you.”Every student should have the opportunity to study computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path. We look forward to continuing computer science education in our communities with future events already planned for the new year!last_img read more

Saint Mary’s sports teams prepare for spring break excursions

first_imgThe Saint Mary’s golf, softball, lacrosse and tennis teams will be traveling to different parts of the country in order to face new competition over spring break.The trips are funded by individual contributions, players and team fundraisers like working parking before football games. The golf team, consisting of seven players, travels every year for spring break. This year the team is going to Jekyll Island in Georgia.“We have three, 18-hole practice rounds the first three days, and then we have three days of a tournament,” freshman Sydney Hruskoci said. “We are also going on a dolphin cruise and will attend team dinners.”Hruskoci said this is the furthest this team has ever traveled together, and they will all be staying in a villa together.“This year is going to be fun because the team chemistry is great,” she said. “I am so excited to spend a week with the team.”The softball team is also going south over break, traveling to Tucson, Ariz. Senior and fourth-year player Zoe Bruni said the team will have one practice and a total of 10 games spread throughout the week. However, it is not all work and no play Bruni said.“We get to spend the afternoon with our families on Monday, and we have an off day on Wednesday, so we [are] have a surprise team bonding activity planned that day,” she said. “We play all morning games so afternoons will probably have other fun activities as well.”The team has already done an overnight trip to Brighton, Mich., this year.“This trip will be different [from past trips] due to the location as well as [it] being the first time we are in a hotel not a house,” Bruni said. “We have a lot of underclassmen, so this should be a fun first spring break for them and a good change in location.”The Saint Mary’s lacrosse team will be traveling west to Los Angeles for the break, where they will visit Santa Monica state beach, hike to the Hollywood sign and explore the Walk of Fame, freshman Rachel Ledyard said. Ledyard said the destination has the added benefit of being her hometown and her family will be hosting a team dinner at their house following one of the games.“I am most looking forward to being able to go home and be in warm weather,” Ledyard said. “I’m excited for my family to be able to meet some of my closest friends and amazing teammates thanks to the Saint Mary’s College lacrosse program.”The lacrosse team is scheduled to play a total of three games against Whittier College, Chapman University and University of Redlands.The tennis team enjoyed going to San Marcos, Texas so much last year that they are going back again this year, coach Dale Campbell said. They will play five matches and have a few practices during their time there, he said.“It’s a great opportunity for the team to get more connected and to play some excellent teams,” Campbell said. “Hopefully it is a lot warmer than here and gives us the opportunity to play outside for the first time this year.”Tags: Saint Mary’s Athletics, Saint Mary’s Golf, Saint Mary’s Lacrosse, Saint Mary’s Softball, Saint Mary’s Tennis, Spring Breaklast_img read more

How President-Elect Biden Has Managed Trump’s Refusal to Concede

first_imgStill, she acknowledged: “I know he wants to get started on the transition. He would like some support from the administration to do that. But he’s going forward based on his own resources.”- Advertisement – “Biden’s path to victory in his administration is going to be by putting forward bold plans to address Covid, the economy, climate change and racial injustice,” said Garrett Blad, a spokesman for the Sunrise Movement, a youth-driven progressive organization that is focused on climate and has sought to shape Mr. Biden’s appointments. “Working with the G.O.P. elite who right now are trying to undermine our democracy we do not believe is a strong way forward.”Mr. Biden’s advisers and allies have also acknowledged that they are in fact troubled by the possible ramifications from the Trump administration’s refusal to give Mr. Biden and his transition team access to federal agencies as well as intelligence briefings.The head of the General Services Administration has not formally recognized Mr. Biden as the winner of the election, a step that allows the transfer of power between administrations to proceed.As more time passes, that refusal becomes more problematic, Biden aides say. But even so, they are showing little eagerness to raise the temperature or to wage a legal battle.“We’re not interested in having a food fight with the G.S.A. administrator or anyone, really,” Jen Psaki, a Biden transition adviser, said on Friday. “We just want to get access to intelligence information, to threat assessments, to the ongoing work on Covid, so that we can prepare to govern.”In the meantime, Mr. Biden was taking a break — or something resembling a break. He traveled on Thursday to his vacation house in Rehoboth Beach, Del. “He’s earned, certainly, a couple days off,” Ms. Psaki said.Thomas Kaplan reported from Washington, and Katie Glueck from New York. Those steps, to prepare to govern and to combat the pandemic that has upended American society, followed convention and unfolded without drama. Mr. Biden has decades of experience in Washington to draw on, and his initial moves after winning the presidency demonstrated a familiarity with how one administration typically passes the torch to the next. “It’s a reflection of the president-elect’s desire to project stability at a time of great instability,” said former Gov. Tom Vilsack of Iowa, an early Biden supporter.What was not typical — far from it — was the reaction of Mr. Trump, who continued to refuse to concede, and to make false claims about election fraud. But Mr. Biden pressed on and passed up the chance for aggressive confrontation, treating the president of the United States as if he were a heckler shouting from the bleachers who would eventually tire and go home.This week, Bob Bauer, a Biden campaign adviser and former White House counsel, described Mr. Trump’s election-related legal challenges as “noise,” while Mr. Biden’s sister and close political adviser, Valerie Biden Owens, downplayed the significance of any postelection commentary offered by the president.“It doesn’t matter what Donald Trump says,” she said on “Axios on HBO.” “It doesn’t matter. Joe is president-elect. He will be sworn in on Jan. 20.” Mr. Biden himself suggested Mr. Trump’s refusal to concede was more of a stain on the president’s name for the history books than an imminent obstacle for the Biden transition, telling reporters on Tuesday: “How can I say this tactfully? I think it will not help the president’s legacy.”Asked how he expected to work with Republicans if they would not even acknowledge him as president-elect, Mr. Biden responded with a smile: “They will. They will.”Not everyone is so confident that Republicans will engage — or that Mr. Biden should even prioritize trying to work with them. The Presidential TransitionUpdated Nov. 13, 2020, 4:04 p.m. ETcenter_img WASHINGTON — Joseph R. Biden Jr. ran for president insisting that President Trump was an “aberration” who did not reflect the character or views of the American people.And in his first week as president-elect, Mr. Biden’s remarks and activities suggest an effort to dismiss Mr. Trump further: this time, as a nuisance.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden, who spent much of the week working from the Wilmington, Del., area, held calls with Pope Francis and the leaders of many of the nation’s closest allies, taking initial steps toward his goal of repairing the country’s standing on the world stage following a campaign in which he emphasized his relationships with world leaders.After spending months stressing the need to follow science, he named a group of experts to advise him on the coronavirus pandemic, and on Friday he issued a statement calling for “urgent action” as virus cases continue to surge.And he named Ron Klain, a veteran Washington figure who served as the Ebola czar in the Obama White House, as his chief of staff, a pick that was well received across the ideological spectrum within the Democratic Party.- Advertisement – As he refuses to concede, Mr. Trump has stoked fear and anxiety among many Americans, and he has plainly slowed critical transition processes, to the concern of the Biden team. Yet publicly, Mr. Biden and his aides are seeking to project steadiness. They have ignored Mr. Trump’s tweets, they are building out a White House staff and they are working to model how a shift away from four years of presidential tumult can be done — and how Mr. Biden is likely to behave once he is in the White House.“He is not going to get his knickers in a twist around Donald Trump’s bad manners,” said former Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Democrat of Illinois, who served in the Senate with Mr. Biden. “He knows that he’s going to be president on the 20th of January.” – Advertisement –last_img read more

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and raising questions about health officials’ claims that hospitals were prepared to handle patients with Ebola Contact us at [email protected] a first look at the upcoming Gilmore Girls follow-up movies Lorelai and Rory are back in the form their fans expect At the TCA conference in Los Angeles Netflix showed the first moments of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life a series of four movies each set in a different season In winter Lorelai (Lauren Graham) greets Rory (Alexis Bledel) back in Stars Hollow for a visit; she’s instantly off to familiar rat-a-tat dialogue And yes she’s drinking coffee The films which will drop on Netflix on November 25 are to portray a different sort of relationship between mother and daughter “It’s not a high school girl and her mom It’s two women two chicks They can have cocktails together” said show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino The show she said lends itself particularly well to revival given its subject matter “The shit in your family never gets worked out” she said “But that’s what’s so great about family It’s a constant evolution of ‘Maybe this Thanksgiving… No’ ‘Maybe this Christmas we’ll fix… Nah’” The show’s new installments Graham said have “depth and complexity” by showing the aftermath of the death of Gilmore patriarch Richard played by the late Edward Herrmann As for lighter material Graham said that Lorelei “does have a love life” but “not all the questions have been answered” Bledel meanwhile noted that “all of” Rory’s exes make an appearance “in one way or another” though she responded with bemusement when asked about her reaction to the endless debate over her boyfriends She noted “I just think it’s kind of interesting that’s what people are excited about People do get excited about the romantic storyline but there is so much more to her character and it’s great when people focus on her ambition and her accomplishments” One minor controversy around the movies has been the potential absenceor presenceof Melissa McCarthy a supporting player from the series who in the intervening years has become a movie star Sherman-Palladino sought to dispel the conversation around McCarthy who came in on one of the final days of shooting: “Everyone wants cage fights now” she said “It’s an age of ugliness and ‘how do we stir up bad feelings’ and all we were trying to do was figure out how this woman who’s doing Ghostbusters all around the world can take five minutes and play with us” Sherman-Palladino did not get to end Gilmore Girls on her own terms after departing the series before its final season; she famously has had the “final four words” for the show in mind though they did not air They will now conclude the final Gilmore Girls movie For that reason she says she’d hoped to air the four movies in staggered time to ensure viewers could watch without fear of the ending getting spoiled True to form though Netflix will be dropping all four at once “You don’t always get what you want” she said “Trust me I don’t have the ass I want I can’t put them out separately” But she insisted the four movies will be worthwhile “It really is a journey leading up to the last four words” Sherman-Palladino said “It’s a fun trip It’s worth it There’s peanuts” Contact us at [email protected] The conditions are identical to those given to his co-defendant last year. sometimes. Democrats would need to flip 17 seats to win back the House. In a brief on what might have led to the incident,爱上海Valentino, I don’t mean to pile on him. Justin Sullivan—Getty Images 1977 Apple II was the follow up to the Apple I computer. including a woman, North Dakota’s chief deputy attorney general,” says Miller.

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