Seth Johnson

Seth is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute student course.

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Split decisions on Trump financial records

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/09/20, 12:50 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled both for and against President Donald Trump in separate decisions on Thursday. A 7-2 vote decided both cases, with Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissenting and Chief Justice John Roberts writing the majority opinions.

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Trump, López Obrador hold joint conference

by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/08/20, 06:02 pm

Despite the coronavirus, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador flew coach to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Donald Trump for the first time. The two leaders on Wednesday celebrated the United States–Mexico-Canada Agreement that took effect on July 1.

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Separating grades from success

Education | Some professors push to evaluate students on effort, not results
by Seth Johnson
Posted 7/08/20, 04:05 pm

After finals wrap up and the semester ends, students’ GPAs serve as some of the only concrete evidence of what they accomplished in the classroom—almost certainly all that a future employer will see. From ninth grade forward, grades often represent the quality of work a student can produce, but a new system called labor-based grading evaluates students based on the amount of work they exert, not their mastery of a subject.

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