Is There a Constitutional Right to Make Robocalls?

Is There a Constitutional Right to Make Robocalls?

The Supreme Court has produced many memorable moments in its 231-year history, but today was surely the first time a toilet audibly flushed in the background during oral arguments. Such is the reality of conducting Supreme Court business during the coronavirus pandemic. This week, for the first time ever, the Supreme Court began holding oral…

Sonos Arc Soundbar: Price, Specs, Release Date

Sonos Arc Soundbar: Price, Specs, Release Date

Nearly two years ago, wireless-speaker-maker Sonos released a $400 soundbar that quickly became one of the company’s most popular products. The speaker, called Sonos Beam, addressed a few converging trends at the time. It was an easy way to improve the crappy sound coming out of our ever-shrinking flatscreen TVs, it incorporated voice control into…

When Schools Reopen, Don’t Ditch Online Learning

When Schools Reopen, Don’t Ditch Online Learning

In my recent advising conversations over Zoom, 12 first-year undergraduates scattered across several states shared their challenges with remote learning: feelings of isolation, flickering attention, and engagement fatigue. Usually, these meetings happen in the formality of my Nassau Hall office at the top of a 200-year-old stone staircase. The change of frame was illuminating. As…

Covid-19 Forces Spring Science Field Work to Go Fallow

Covid-19 Forces Spring Science Field Work to Go Fallow

During a normal May, Jill Anderson would be loading a U-Haul with supplies, saying goodbye to her family, and driving west from her home in Athens, Georgia, to an abandoned silver mining town high in the Colorado Rockies. That’s where Anderson, a genetic ecologist studying climate change, and dozens of other researchers gather each summer…