Grants are also up in the air right now - which we depend on as academics. I’ve already received a finishing grant which means my income from the year is $28,000. My husband is in logistics and he was laid off at the start of the panic. We rely primarily on him for the mortgage. We are OK for the next few months but talking to the mortgage provider and seeing if we can reduce payments is on my list of things to do. The main scare for me is that there’s no prospect of my husband getting a job that’s safe. We have a new baby who just came out of NICU; she was there for respiratory problems. I also have asthma. So it’s not safe for my husband to do Uber work or work in a grocery store. It’s a really unsure future for all of us. … [Read more...] about ‘I have about $80’: how eight people spend their money during lockdown
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“There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,’’ a former official at the Frisch school in Paramus, New Jersey, told me. “His GPA [grade point average] did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it. We thought, for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted. It was a little bit disappointing because there were at the time other kids we thought should really get in on the merits, and they did not.’’ … [Read more...] about How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?
'There were strong role models, camaraderie and an ethos of respect. I take the discipline and focus I learnt from sport into my professional life – and I believe that approach is vital to making a success of the Brexit negotiations and delivering a fairer deal from Brussels.' … [Read more...] about Now Michael Gove goes into self-isolation after family member shows symptoms of coronavirus
Mr Raab will not be able to hire and fire colleagues. But asked who will be in control of the nuclear deterrent and armed forces, the PM's spokesman said: 'In relation to national security matters the First Secretary of State and the Cabinet have the authority and the ability to respond in the Prime Minister's absence.' … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson could be off work at least a month: Experts warn the PM’s recovery from shock of intensive care may last into summer as stand-in Dominic Raab brands him ‘a fighter’