Megan Finn, Amelia Acker (University of Texas), and Ryan Ellis (Northeastern University) received a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation and the Open Collective Foundation for the COVID Data Infrastructure Builders Project. Of the total amount, $42,823 will come to the iSchool. The new project was highlighted in a TechCrunch article titled, ”$1.3M in grants go toward making the web’s open-source infrastructure more equitable.”
Chirag Shah was quoted in a TechTarget article this week about transparency and ethics in AI: “The future of trust must be built on data transparency.”
Michelle H. Martin has the following news to share:
- She was interviewed by NPR about the media attention on the decision to stop publishing six Dr. Seuss titles: “Looking Again At A Doctor's Old Rhymes, Seuss Works Haven't Kept Up With The Times.”
- She was also interviewed for a CBS News segment about the topic: “6 Dr. Seuss Books Shelved Due To Racist, Insensitive Imagery.”
- She was cited in The San Diego Union-Tribune article, “Six Dr. Seuss books will halt publication over depictions deemed ‘hurtful and wrong'“ in addition to an article in Finger Lakes Times and on Bakersfield.com.