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Why the president can’t quickly solve the computer chip shortage

But U.S. relations with another leading chipmaker, China, remain deeply strained and the Biden administration has so far kept in place Trump-era trade restrictions on Chinese tech firms, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., one of the country’s largest chip makers.

“In the short term, government should refrain from intervening as industry works to correct the current supply-demand imbalance causing the shortage,” said John Neuffer, the president and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association. That could take many months, industry officials have said.

“The role we see for government is to ensure the long-term strength and resilience of America’s semiconductor supply

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Biden tells execs US needs to invest and lead in computer chips

President Biden told 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries that the US hasn’t made big investments to stay ahead of global competitors.

President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world’s computer chip leader.

“We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting

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Pa.’s move to new unemployment compensation computer system set for June 8

Pennsylvania’s 16-year-long beleaguered effort to modernize its unemployment compensation computer system is said to have reached the final stage with the plan to go live on June 8.

Acting Labor & Industry Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced on Thursday that is the target date when Pennsylvanians will begin using the new web-based system that is billed as user-friendly for unemployed individuals and employers alike.

It will be accessible on mobile and tablet devices, she said. And it will allow for claimants and employers to receive and respond to alerts from UC staff, file claims, and check the status of a payment,

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Haverhill School computer network attacked by malware | Haverhill

HAVERHILL — The computer network at Haverhill Public Schools was attacked by malware overnight, according to a statement made by school officials late Wednesday morning.

“Our district systems were attacked overnight by malware,” officials wrote in both English and Spanish on Facebook. “While our (affected) data appears to be isolated, we are working to remove the malware prior to resuming internet activity. This is causing our internet, email and Google Classrooms to be down at this time.”

Google Classrooms is the program used for remote learning. 

Malware, short for “malicious software,” is used by cyber-attackers to disrupt, damage, or gain

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Computer Science Department Gains Endowed Professorship with Gift | Kalamazoo College

Judith Bollinger ’77, a Kalamazoo College trustee, and her husband, William, are creating the Judith and William Bollinger Endowed Professorship in Computer Science with a generous gift to K.

A generous gift from a Kalamazoo College alumna and her spouse will support the institution’s students and its strategic plan, Advancing Kalamazoo College: A Strategic Vision for 2023, by funding the Judith and William Bollinger Endowed Professorship in Computer Science.

“We are deeply honored and grateful to the Bollingers for this wonderful gift,” Kalamazoo College President Jorge G. Gonzalez said. “This endowment will strengthen our Computer Science Department and invest in

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Computer science department reverses course, suspends plan for an admissions-based system

Updated 2:15 p.m.: Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Terry Rhodes confirmed Wednesday in an email to the DTH that she paused the computer science department’s plans for an admissions process, stating that the department’s announcement was premature. 

She reiterated that the college is still in the planning process.

Updated 5:30 p.m.: Less than 24 hours after announcing its plans to implement an admissions policy, the computer science department issued an email to all computer science majors and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Terry Rhodes, stating that the admissions plans have been suspended. 


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