How to prepare your home for virtual school


Back to school laptop guide: Covid-19 edition


Maybe the laptop is something your school supplies — or maybe you’ll buy it yourself. Either way, you need a survival plan.

Last year, American schools bought about 30 million laptops and tablets, while parents bought 2.2 million directly, according to industry analyst Futuresource. Even with a push toward free laptop programs, many schools are still asking parents who can afford it to buy equipment themselves. And for some families, getting a new laptop is a rite of passage.

But the pandemic has changed what we need these machines to do. Now laptops need to get online at home, away

New Mitchell Hamline School of Law Dean Anthony Niedwiecki


As the new dean of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Anthony Niedwiecki is taking the reins of a 120-year-old law school at an unusual time.

Even as concerns over COVID-19 have steered a move toward complete remote learning in the fall, he’s seen growing interest in the school’s blended online/on-campus learning program and in the practice of law in general.

In July 2020, legal educator and LGBTQ rights activist Anthony S. Niedwiecki took over as president and dean at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. (Courtesy of Mitchell Hamline School of Law)

Niedwiecki, a native of Michigan

Lee Named Director of School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering


08/07/2020 – 14:45pm | By: David Tisdale

An award-winning educator with a rich diversity of experience in both the private
sector and in academia has been named director of The University of Southern Mississippi
(USM) School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Sarah Lee takes on her new post August 12, coming to USM from Mississippi State
University (MSU) where since 2011 she has served on the faculty and in leadership
roles, most recently as assistant department head in the MSU Department of Computer
Science and Engineering. Prior to joining MSU, she worked 19 years at FedEx in