Ex-Google VP’s new app is helping 30,000 Kansas students return to college

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Former Google Maps and Google Earth exec Brian McClendon has launched a symptom-checking app aimed at helping communities contain COVID-19. Now he has to convince a generation of tech skeptics to use it. Over the summer, as Kansas was seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases, its state university was plotting a way to keep transmission down on campus. While the majority of the University of Kansas was still locked down, its administrators decided to open up labs and research buildings, the contents of which could not be accessed online, to staff. Read Full Story

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This nonprofit pays former gang members to go to college—now it’s helping families survive the pandemic

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College Bound Dorchester has started offering stipends to give former gang members a small basic income so they don’t have financial worries while finishing their education. Now it’s expanded its stipend program to 125 families in need. Four years ago, Naomie Charles, who grew up in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, started college—a milestone for the mother of two who had experienced homelessness, incarceration, abusive relationships, and other obstacles that had long held her back. Now 32, Charles is set to graduate from Southern New Hampshire University, and though the coronavirus pandemic has changed what that graduation will look like, the people at College Bound Dorchester, the Boston-based nonprofit that supported her throughout her education, will still be there, as they always have. Read Full Story

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