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CNN: As college costs rocket up, unlock the data that will enable smart choices

Data increasingly drives the modern world. From picking your seat on an airplane to buying a car to purchasing a product online, consumers are able to read reviews and examine every detail before making a purchase. There's a wealth of consumer information at our fingertips.

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Master's in Communications: Interview with Bryan J. McCann

About Dr. Bryan J. McCann, Ph.D.: Bryan J. McCann is the Director of Graduate Studies and an Associate Professor at Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of Communication Studies. He teaches undergraduate courses in argumentation and debate, social movements, and crime and public culture. His graduate courses include rhetorical criticism, rhetoric and social theory, rhetoric and intersectionality, and rhetoric and citizenship. Dr. McCann performs research at the intersection of rhetorical and cultural studies, with an emphasis on Black Studies, the cultural politics of crime and criminality, affect studies, and social movements. His first book, The Mark of Criminality: Rhetoric, Race, and Gangsta Rap in the War-on-Crime Era was published in 2017 by the University of Alabama Press.

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AP: Scientists: Surprisingly small ‘dead zone’ off Louisiana

This year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” is surprisingly small, but the oxygen-depleted water rose higher toward the surface than usual, scientists said Tuesday.

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Yahoo: Lebron James's school opened yesterday — and educators think it could be a game-changer

On Monday, LeBron James opened his I Promise School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The school is designed to help some of the area’s students who are struggling with learning, as well as offer educational, career, and emotional support for parents.

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Clarin: "Einstein's theory of relativity is incomplete, it is broken"

For his achievements and discoveries, the Argentine physicist Gabriela González occupies a privileged place in the scientific elite. In 2015, leading the project LIGO (Observatory of Gravitational Wave Laser Interferometry) managed to capture the "wrinkles" of the Universe that Albert Einstein had predicted in 1916: gravitational waves . A year later, the magazine Nature highlighted her as one of the most influential scientists of today. While in Buenos Aires, this professor from the University of Louisiana, chatted alone with Clarín.

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Nature: The Medusae Fossae Formation as the single largest source of dust on Mars

Transport of fine-grained dust is one of the most widespread sedimentary processes occurring on Mars today. In the present climate, eolian abrasion and deflation of rocks are likely the most pervasive and active dust-forming mechanism. Martian dust is globally enriched in S and Cl and has a distinct mean S:Cl ratio. Here we identify a potential source region for Martian dust based on analysis of elemental abundance data. We show that a large sedimentary unit called the Medusae Fossae Formation (MFF) has the highest abundance of S and Cl, and provides the best chemical match to surface measurements of Martian dust. Based on volume estimates of the eroded materials from the MFF, along with the enrichment of elemental S and Cl, and overall geochemical similarity, we propose that long-term deflation of the MFF has significantly contributed to the global Martian dust reservoir.

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Southern Living: Southern Literary Magazines You Should Be Reading

Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at Louisiana State University, The Southern Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from contemporary writers pushing the boundaries of style and form. Both Robert Penn Warren and Cleanth Brooks had a hand in the magazine's founding. The first issue appeared in 1935 and included writing by Wallace Stevens, Katherine Anne Porter, Aldous Huxley, and Ford Madox Ford. The most recent issue, Summer 2018, includes new work by Lydia Peelle, Joe Wilkins, and Wendy Barker.

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