Around the industry: Morehouse president speaks out on race, policing

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  • Georgia: Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson Jr. recently penned a personal essay in the Huffington Post about black men's interactions with the police, in light of the recent shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Falcon Heights, Minnesota; and Dallas. Silvanus Wilson also wrote a letter to students at the historically black men's college about the current climate for black men in the country. "I just said, 'I can only imagine that you're as disturbed by this as I am, and your perspective on how to negotiate your future just became a little more difficult as you think about it based on the tragedies in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights, Dallas,'" Silvanus Wilson told the Chronicle of Higher Education (Zamudio-Suaréz, Chronicle of Higher Education, 7/15). 
  • New York: A team of researchers at New York University (NYU) has exposed possible cybersecurity risks in 3D printing. According to the researchers, printing orientation and the addition of fine defects present potential risks to product quality. "These are possible foci for attacks that could have devastating impact on users of the end product, and economic impact in the form of recalls and lawsuits," says Nikhil Gupta, associate professor of engineering at NYU (Conlan, EdTech, 7/13).
  • New York: Dowling College administrators decided last week to close the school for good, backtracking on plans to reopen. The board of trustees voted Tuesday against appealing a recent decision by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to withdraw Dowling's accreditation on Aug 31. "We have made this very painful decision in order to minimize the disruption to Dowling students," said Board of Trustees Chair Michael Puorro in an email to students. "We want to allow students and their families to make the best possible transition to other institutions" (Bolger, Long Island Press, 7/15). 

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