One of the top stories in the nation today is the shooting in the library at the University of Texas. NPR is following the essential details, but it’s a clip of tape in the 10 a.m. news on NPR that caught my attention. It was from a student who also works for the public radio station there.
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Students heard about the lockdown on their smart phones, monitored the news and kept parents informed via their laptops, and used Facebook to check on the safety of their friends.
In Texas today, no one’s complaining that college students are unable to disconnect from technology.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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