Do ‘Poverty Simulations’ Build Empathy?; Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners; ‘TerraSentia’ Robot

April 03, 2018
 
Poverty Simulation

About 100 school staff members at Mahomet-Seymour Community Unit School District 3 participated in a poverty simulation at Mahomet-Seymour Junior High School in early January 2018.

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On The 21st: 'Poverty simulations' are intended to build empathy for people living paycheck to paycheck. Do they actually work? Plus, a tragically small number of nurses have recieved the specialized training necessary to fully assist survivors of sexual assault. And, a new robot developed by U of I engineers could go a long way towards helping farmers do their work.