TECHNOLOGY

Emoji.
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A Westfield State University student and her professor attempted to find out how fluent people are in emoji — those smiles and icons used in texts and on social media.

Porcupine Barbs For Better Wound Healing

Apr 9, 2019

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At first, the idea of using porcupine quills to patch up wounds sounds torturous.

Updated at 2:58 p.m. ET

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is suing social media giant Facebook for allegedly violating the Fair Housing Act.

HUD says Facebook does so by "encouraging, enabling and causing housing discrimination" when it allows companies that use their platform to improperly shield who can see certain housing ads.

On Monday, at the annual State of the University address at the UMass Club, UMass President Marty Meehan announced the university system will move into adult online education, to better compete with Southern New Hampshire University and other big schools that offer courses and degrees online.

Meehan said one big reason to move into online education is that the number of college students in New England is declining.

Hampshire College President Miriam Nelson walking on campus.
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Our look back at the week's news kicks off with Hampshire College and staff layoffs coming early next week, as the school continues a search for a "strategic partner" to ensure its long-term future. 

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