Fightin' iRish: Notre Dame Class Switches to iPads

Could the iPad replace the college textbook? The University of Notre Dame is going to find out. This fall, as part of a year-long study on e-readers, students in the school's Project Management course will use Apple's wireless tablet for readings, note-taking, research, and whatever else they want.

Corey Angst, the professor teaching the course, told ND Newswire “We want to know whether students feel the iPads are useful and how they plan to use them." Perhaps Apple would like to know, too (the extent of the partnership between the school and the gadgetmaker is a little unclear).

Even if the students find it hard to type on those virtual keys, at least they'll save money on books, and e-readers are generally better for the environment than paper books. Unfortunately for the students, however, the iPads are only on loan.

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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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