A Chinese strategy called the “Thousand Talents Plan” (TPP) has recruited 7,000 researchers, including Nobel laureates, a bipartisan Senate report found. “Thousand Talents Plan” has recruited thousands of academics to bring research from abroad to support its military and technology efforts. Some of the TPP contacts required the participants to recruit others to join the Chinese program, or to bring Chinese participants to the U.S. U.S.-based academics signed deals in which they agreed to give China ownership of U.S. taxpayer-funded research as part of an ongoing Chinese plan, a bipartisan Senate report found Monday. China’s “Thousand Talents Plan” (TPP) recruited thousands of academics to bring research from abroad to support its military and technology efforts, and multiple American colleges essentially shrugged when finding researchers in the act, a bipartisan Senate report found Monday.“Launched in 2008, the Thousand Talents Plan … [Read more...] about US Universities In The ‘Crosshairs’ Of A Chinese-Backed Recruitment Operation, Bipartisan Senate Report Finds
The Bachelor franchise operates from deep inside a vacuum—a hybrid dystopia/utopia in which aspiring personal trainers are marriage material and every skinny blond lady in the United States is a nurse practitioner. The problems arise when producers try to blur the lines between Bachelor-land and the real world, corralling their contestants into problematic and performative conversations about serious issues. On the latest season of The Bachelorette, we witnessed the franchise attempt to tackle racism and race relations, with lackluster results that ranged from well-meaning but ineffectual to offensive and painful to watch. As vital as these conversations are, a 26-year-old startup recruiter named Dean is not going to help America unpack the invisible knapsack, and a black bachelorette isn’t going to push us into the post-racial era. If anything, The Bachelorette’s season-long flirtation with “racial tension as a viable plot line” revealed the lengths to … [Read more...] about The Icky ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Premiere Treated an Alleged Sexual Assault as a Cliffhanger
There is some discrepancy about when Hairstylists Appreciation Day falls. Didn't know there was one? There is, and lots of people know all about it. While many sites listing daily holidays cite April 30 as the day to appreciate hairstylists, this editor's go-to site for such things, brownielocks.com, says it was April 25 (and that the sponsor of the day changed it in 2012 from April 30).Regardless if this celebration of haircutters falls on the 25th or the 30th, Waltham is passionate about who styles their hair. And with good reason. A bad hair day can ruin the day, but a bad hair cut can destroy a few weeks, or even your life. You need a hairstylist who can keep up with the trends, but respect if you've got a mullet you've carefully shaped since 1982. Last week, we posed the question on Waltham Patch's Facebook page: who's the best hairstylist in Waltham? We got a variety of answers, comments, and many likes upon those comments and answers. Judging by our Facebook poll, Crystal Soly … [Read more...] about A Cut Above: Who’s Waltham’s Favorite Hair Stylist?