TeenTech Weekly: Porn stars, 'racist' tweets, student-teacher relationship bills

TeenTech Weekly: Porn stars, 'racist' tweets, student-teacher relationship bills

Summary: The weekly roundup of Generation Y and student resources you may have missed.

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This edition of TeenTech weekly rounds up Generation Y and student news that you may have missed. This week we’ve read about porn stars, 'racist' tweets, teen deaths and student-teacher relationships.

1.) California colleges to ask prospective students their sexual orientation. (Daily Mail)

California state colleges and universities could soon be giving student applicants one extra question to fill out: sexual orientation.

2.) How many tweets does it take to date a porn star?

A U.S. student secures a porn star prom date through Twitter - the school objects.

3.) Student must stay in jail for Fabrice Muamba tweets. (Telegraph)

Liam Stacey, a student who mocked soccer star Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after he collapsed with a heart attack, lost his appeal against a 56-day jail term today as it emerged he had previously been arrested over being abusive to police.

4.) Court halts student grad ban over Facebook bikini photos.

A Philippine-based court ordered a Catholic school to allow five students to attend graduation ceremonies after they were barred over photos on Facebook that showed them wearing bikinis.

Clearing the way for the students to attend their graduation rites, the court ruled that the school had no right to prevent their attendance due to the uploaded Facebook images.

5.) Judge denies request for injunction limiting student protests. (CTV)

A judge has rejected a motion by a law student who wanted to attend classes without being stopped by student protesters.

6.) Universities hail budget's research pledge.  (The Globe and Mail)

The Canadian governmental budget has been approved by universities, and it includes multi-year funding commitments to research infrastructure, such as $500-million for the Canada Foundation for Innovation and $40-million for CANARIE, which operates an ultra-high speed fibre-optic network for researchers.

7.) Rice University, IBM Partner to Bring First Blue Gene Supercomputer to Texas. (The Financial)

Rice University and IBM announced a partnership to build the first award-winning IBM Blue Gene supercomputer in Texas.

8.) Free tech start-up course offered at Kettering University. (MLive)

A free course at Kettering University aims to help launch tech companies in Michigan. The course begins April 4 and runs five consecutive Wednesday evenings until early May, according to a news release on the program.

9.) Facebook page sparks student conversation on teen deaths.  (Lake Forest) Lake Forest High School graduates created page; readers saw posting as opportunity to voice their feelings.

10.) California bill to make teacher-student relationships a felony.

A 41-year-old high school teacher exchanges thousands of text messages with his student, then leaves his wife and three children to date her. The couple then goes on national TV, saying their relationship didn't become physical until she turned 18.

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  • Not a good week...

    Aside from the items 6.),7.), and 8.), the rest just shows how this generation of students are more undisciplined. And give the undisciplined the power of the web and mobility...well...let's just hope that the Canadien research funding, Blue Gene supercomputer, and the free tech start-up course can compensate for whatever the lesser disciplined can unleash.
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