Tag: Change

Scholar Stories: Gonzalez’s Change of Plan Leads to Information Program

Continuing the series that began in 2016-17, each Wednesday MGoBlue.com will highlight a Michigan student-athlete and their academic pursuits. These are our Scholar-Athlete Stories, presented by Absopure.

By Leah Howard

Thais Gonzalez had a plan. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic.

A senior outfielder on the University of Michigan softball team, Gonzalez was scheduled to graduate last April with a bachelor’s degree from the Ross School of Business. She already had a job lined up in the Bay Area. However, like so much over the last year, things changed.

“I started to hear all these work-from-home stories,” said Gonzalez, “and it

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How marketing will change for contractors during the Biden administration — Washington Technology

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How marketing will change for contractors during the Biden administration

Every presidential transition brings change. But President Biden’s new administration may provide the biggest case of whiplash this city has seen since, well, the last presidential transition.

For federal contractors, a new administration means new priorities and new leaders. It also means a fresh approach to marketing to get their attention.

Nearly two years ago, I shared my secrets for reaching the federal decision-maker and those tactics haven’t changed, despite a pandemic. Feds are still people too, listening to podcasts and using

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Bill Gates Plans to Spray The Atmosphere with Chalk to Combat Climate Change

A “super balloon” like this one NASA is testing could bring the chalk payload to the stratosphere for Bill Gates’ climate changing experiments. Image: NASA

In a never-before-tested plan to alter the Earth’s atmosphere and global temperatures, one of the world’s wealthiest people, Bill Gates, is planning to spend millions with other private donors, to spray the stratosphere with chalk to combat climate change. The chalk would be calcium carbonate,  the same material that is the primary component of egg shells, snail shells, seashells, and pearls.  Gates and other project backers hope this plan will deflect some of the sun’s

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Argonne National Laboratory Computer Models Help PG&E Plan for Climate Change Impacts, Including Wildfires

LEMONT, Ill. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Our climate is changing, and those changes impact critical infrastructure in the U.S. Patterns of floods, fires, heatwaves, and hurricanes are shifting, and forward-thinking companies are taking steps to analyze current and future climate-related risks so they can improve the resiliency of their infrastructure and keep critical services up and running.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) provides service to approximately 16 million people in California. To protect the safety of its customers and to support the reliability of its electric grid, PG&E is looking for additional tools to forecast and mitigate wildfire

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XPrize details Elon Musk’s $100M prize to fight climate change


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Last month, Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO and richest person in the world Elon Musk announced he’d put a small percentage of his billions toward “a prize for best carbon capture technology.”  On Monday, XPrize announced the broad outline of the competition.

The nonprofit will run the contest, which it says will be the largest incentive prize in history. Teams from anywhere in the world are invited “to create and demonstrate a solution that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and lock it away permanently in an environmentally benign way,” according to

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How I Knew GameStop Would Collapse | Smart Change: Personal Finance

Why I wasn’t sure when it would happen

While the mechanics of the options situation should have been perfectly clear to any savvy investors who were paying attention, there was still plenty of mania surrounding the company last weekend. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal had both recently run pieces on the phenomenon, and it was all over the television and internet news.

It was unclear how many additional people were going to be sucked into the GameStop vortex by those news pieces that trumpeted how ordinary investors were taking down hedge funds. Despite the very real

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