education

At IIT-Bombay, your day starts with casual sexism and ends with chauvinism

4 weeks ago admin2 Comments Off on At IIT-Bombay, your day starts with casual sexism and ends with chauvinism
At the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B), your day starts with casual sexism and ends with chauvinism, punctuated only by moral policing. I remember, at my orientation that happened a few months ago, we were shown a video about life at IIT. The video began with peppy music and a map of IIT-B on Read More

Equipping Youth: South African Business School Accepts Bitcoin

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Red & Yellow, a well-known business and creative school in South Africa, believes it is pioneering its payment methods by allowing their student to enroll on a bankroll of Bitcoin. There have been rumblings around universities and other tertiary education centers globally when it comes to Bitcoin and payments, and this instance in South Africa Read More

Four things Trump could spend $18 billion on instead of a border wall

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US president Donald Trump announced this week that he wants $18 billion to pay for the first phase of a planned wall along the border of the US and Mexico. Despite insisting throughout his campaign that Mexico would cough up the funds, Trump has outlined the administration’s plans for how much it would cost to Read More

The Republican tax bill punishes American families who use public schools

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Republican tax bill punishes American families who use public schools
The US Senate tax bill that Republicans passed early this morning faces scathing criticism for the debt burden it creates for the next generation, the tax breaks it gives to the rich, and the hasty way it was cobbled together. Its detractors have dubbed it a “historic tax heist,” a “scam” (paywall) that could push Read More

You remember more of what you read out loud

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on You remember more of what you read out loud
It’s up to me to make this memorable. However, if I fail, you’ll want to remember this trick anyway, so start reading aloud. Saying words while reading feels slightly awkward and isn’t conducive to all environments, of course, yet it’s an effective method of remembering information, according to an October study in the journal Memory Read More

A lesson in how to respond graciously in the face of outrageous provocation

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A lesson in how to respond graciously in the face of outrageous provocation
It takes a special kind of cool to shrug off insults in an email and respond politely. It takes even more sangfroid when the insults are racially tinged and reference your family. Yet that’s exactly how Richard Buery, a New York City deputy mayor, handled emails from Dan Loeb, a billionaire hedge fund manager and Read More

Central New Mexico Community College Plans to Issue Blockchain-based Digital Diplomas

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The Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) has announced plans to issue Blockchain technology-based digital credentials like diplomas to its students after completing their studies. The plan is similar to the initiative launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in October 2017, in which it issued digital diplomas to more than 100 graduates. According Read More

EC Releases Report on Possible Blockchain Applications in Education

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The European Commission has published a report on its study on the possible applications of Blockchain technology in the education sector. Among the things that were analyzed by the commission are the feasibility, challenges, benefits and risks of the use of the technology in schools and universities. In the report titled “Blockchain in Education,” the Read More

These are the universities around the world most likely to get you a job

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on These are the universities around the world most likely to get you a job
Given the astronomical price tag on a college degree today, you’d better hope getting one actually pays off. For a measure of that, it can be helpful to look at schools’ track records when it comes to offering job prospects. Today (Nov. 16), the UK’s Times Higher Education—one of the most respected sources in global Read More

The Church of England is encouraging primary school students to explore their gender identity

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Church of England is encouraging primary school students to explore their gender identity
In an effort to tackle gender identity-related bullying, the Church of England issued new rules this week saying that kids should be able to “play with the many cloaks of identity.” In an update to a 2014 report called “Valuing All God’s Children” published yesterday, the church said that the elementary-aged children in its 4,700 Read More