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Friday Notes for February 2nd, 2024

Friday Notes for February 2nd, 2024
W.E.B. Du Bois received his second bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1890. In 1895, he became the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard. (Photo courtesy: Harvard University Archives)

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Culture

The times and life of W.E.B. Du Bois at Penn

The times and life of W.E.B. Du Bois at Penn | Penn Today
In 1896, Du Bois was appointed an assistant instructor at Penn and began his investigation of the Seventh Ward of Philadelphia—research that he would turn into his groundbreaking work, “The Philadelphia Negro.”

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Sports

NBA ASG reserves feature 3 first-timers for East

NBA ASG reserves feature 3 first-timers for East
Three first-time honorees -- Jalen Brunson (Knicks), Tyrese Maxey (76ers) and Paolo Banchero (Magic) -- are among the reserves picked for the NBA All-Star Game.

The 2024 NBA All-Snub team

The 2024 NBA All-Snub team
Two Sacramento Kings stars were kept from being crowned 2024 NBA All-Stars. De’Aaron Fox and Domantas Sabonis are each having one of their best NBA seasons on a…

Committee: NFL injuries similar across surfaces

Committee: NFL injuries similar across surfaces
The NFL’s rate of noncontact lower-extremity injuries was nearly the same on synthetic and natural turf in 2023, league officials told ESPN, the second time in three years those trend lines have essentially intersected.

Business x Technology

Apple says it’ll show its GenAI efforts ‘later this year’

Apple says it’ll show its GenAI efforts ‘later this year’ | TechCrunch
Apple has tossed another crumb to investors wondering when the world will get to see some ‘Made in Cupertino’ GenAI: Expect Apple to reveal what it’s been Apple has tossed another crumb to investors wondering when we’ll get to see some ‘Made in Cupertino’ GenAI: Expect Apple to reveal what it’s been…

Sneakers

The Nike Air Max Dn Debuts in an Inaugural “All Night” Colorway

The Nike Air Max Dn Debuts in an Inaugural “All Night” Colorway
Nike Air Max Dn “All Night” sports a uniquely designed cushioned heel housing four large circular pods. Head to Nice Kicks for more info.

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