Monthly Archives: March 2011

Extras: Hacking the curve: do less, but do it better

Here is more of the interview with Calvin Newport. We couldn’t fit it all in the paper, so here’s the rest! The Tech: So how would you address the problem of keeping your options open? Calvin C. Newport: As far … Continue reading

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He is back!

I was starting to miss him. But here is Assange, “in a rare public appearance”: http://www.alternet.org/story/150265/assange%3A_the_internet_could_create_a_%22totalitarian_spying_regime%22?akid=6690.222349.YRIpGT&rd=1&t=27 The Guardian / By Patrick Kingsley Assange: The Internet Could Create a “Totalitarian Spying Regime” Assange said the web could allow greater government transparency, but … Continue reading

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Humans – the bad ones and the best

As I am writing a code of ethics for the news media in the digital age as part of my Master’s thesis, I found this recent CNN article on the burning story of Japan of particular interest. It’s asking an … Continue reading

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Saving the world, one barrel at a time

It’s amazing what a little oil under your territory can do for er… freedom and democracy. Check it here, one among many other front-page world reports of this March 21, 2011: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/21/libya.civil.war/index.html?hpt=T1 Allied forces strike Gadhafi compound; leader’s whereabouts unknown … Continue reading

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The scoop

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/27/libya.woman.attack.cnn/index.html CNN cameraman faces gun, has camera smashed in Libya hotel By CNN.com staff March 27, 2011 5:37 p.m. EDT http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/27/libya.beaten.woman/index.html?hpt=T1 Government: Libyan woman who alleged rape to journalists released By the CNN Wire Staff March 27, 2011 6:22 p.m. EDT … Continue reading

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MIT sweeps USNWR graduate science/engineering rankings

MIT took the top spot in nearly all science specialties and many engineering specialties in U.S. News and World Report’s recently-released 2012 graduate school rankings. MIT was ranked #1 in overall engineering and also took #3 in business, behind Stanford … Continue reading

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Afterhours with Cathy Drennan (Bonus Question)

I had so much fun chatting with Professor Drennan that I couldn’t even fit our whole conversation in the newspaper. She had an excellent story about her secret hobby, but unfortunately it didn’t make the cut.  Read on for this … Continue reading

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