News Clips for Sept. 7-10, 2019

How Utah is working to bring down domestic violence deaths

Deaths related to domestic violence went down in Utah for the first time in more than two decades last year, data compiled by the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition shows.

OCCRL hosts conference on racial justice, equitable outcomes in higher education

The Office of Community College Research and Leadership received funding from the Lumina Foundation to host a series of free institutes on racial justice and educational equity issues for community college faculty and staff members across the U.S. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher is the director of OCCRL.

Nuclear Bomb or Earthquake? Explosions Reveal the Differences

A series of controlled chemical detonations in the Nevada desert is helping researchers discern between ground shaking caused by nuclear explosions and earthquakes.

Prospects For Federal Higher Education Reform? Little In Short Run

I spent some time recently chatting with some major players in federal higher education policy, including three members of the U.S. Senate, concluding that almost no important changes will happen before the 2020 elections.

Mystery vaping illness clarified, vitamin E acetate under the spotlight

A newly published article in The New England Journal Of Medicine is offering the most detailed clinical insight to date into the rapidly growing vaping crisis spreading across the United States. As some scientists report the illness to possibly be a new, vaping-induced form of lipoid pneumonia, other experts suspect a chemical called vitamin E acetate is a potential primary culprit.