News: Tim Cook to receive honorary degree from University of Glasgow, participate in ‘Fireside Chat’


Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to make an appearance at the University of Glasgow next week to receive an honorary degree and participate in a a “Fireside Chat” Q&A session afterward. The event, which is only open to students and staff of the university, sold out within an hour of being announced; the university appears to have originally planned to include university alumni as well, but announced a half-hour after opening registration… …
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What’s Happening As The University of California Tries To Outsource IT Jobs To India

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Long-time Slashdot reader Nova Express shares an epic column by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik. It details what’s happening now as the University of California tries to outsources dozens of IT jobs — about 20% of their IT workforce — by February 28th. Some of the highlights: The CEO of UCSF’s Medical Center says he expects their security to be at least as good as it is now, but acknowledges “there are no guarantees.”Nine workers have filed a complaint with the state’s Depa…