Mother of CMU student with disability speaks out after alleged discrimination

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo The CMU student with Asperger’s who was allegedly discriminated against by his speech professor has decided to drop the class. Jennifer Ronco, Andrew Bennett’s mother, said they met with administration yesterday to come up with a resolution for his inability to maintain a passing grade because of his speech impediment. She is… Read More Mother of CMU student with disability speaks out after alleged discrimination

UGC’s order renews debate on distance education

The University Grants Commission on Monday issued a notification to universities and institutions to refrain from offering programmes, including engineering courses through open and distance learning mode. According to the notification no university/institution or deemed to be university/institution should offer diploma, bachelor’s or master’s level programme in engineering and technology, other than MBA and MCA… Read More UGC’s order renews debate on distance education

Jersey City’s Innovation High School holds admission lottery for 110 spots

JERSEY CITY — So many kids wanted to go to Jersey City’s new specialized public high school that the district had to hold a lottery. More than 300 students were entered in the 110-spot public lottery, which was scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, in the Snyder High School auditorium, the district said.… Read More Jersey City’s Innovation High School holds admission lottery for 110 spots

Neuroscience Dream Team to focus on brain, vision and brain trauma research

Merging two neuroscience teams who have never worked together can sometimes be almost as complex as the structure of a brain. But this is precisely the objective of a new Montreal General Hospital research program that will focus on brain, vision and brain trauma at the Research Institute of the McGill Univeristy Health Centre (RI-MUHC).… Read More Neuroscience Dream Team to focus on brain, vision and brain trauma research

Snowy, icy sidewalks hard on people with disabilities

Snow is more disabling than our disabilities.Louisville has an ordinance (Metro ordinance 97.113) that says property owners must clear sidewalks adjacent to their property within 24 hours of the weather incidence, but you wouldn’t know it anytime it snows. There’s a fine, between $25 and $100, too, but nobody is being held accountable.The Americans with… Read More Snowy, icy sidewalks hard on people with disabilities