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Opinion  /  Published 14.07.20

Poisoned darts: social media posts

Weapons can be truly unconventional in the modern age. For instance, popular social media platforms — WhatsApp and Facebook can be cited as two examples — are vulnerable to weaponization b...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 09.07.20

Harvard, MIT sue Trump over student visa row

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the...
By AP in Boston

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.19

US universities are addicted to billionaires

Epstein’s infiltration of MIT shouldn’t even be much of a surprise; from the Kochs to the Sacklers to the Saudis to sundry endowed chairs and fancy corporate institutes, American higher education ...
By Farhad Manjoo / New York Times News Service

India  /  Published 02.09.19

JNU’s MIT and Princeton parallel questioned

Jawaharlal Nehru University has sought to draw a parallel with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Princeton University to defend its decision to review historian Romila Thapar’s honorary ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.10.19

On data plea, they were signatories

On March 14, this year, scores of economists and social scientists from across the world spoke out against a tendency to suppress uncomfortable data in India, seeking to restore access and integrity t...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

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Science  /  Published 01.04.20

'Virus can travel up to 8 metres, linger for hours'

The current physical distancing guidelines provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may not be adequate to curb the coronavirus sp...
By PTI in New Delhi

Education  /  Published 28.05.19

Tech & ethics

The medical profession has an ethic: first, do no harm. Silicon Valley has an ethos — build it first and ask for forgiveness later. Now, in the wake of fake news and other troubles at tech companies...
By Natasha Singer/New York Times News Service

World  /  Published 24.12.18

65 US varsities oppose Trump's visa policy changes for foreign students

As many as 65 top US universities, including Harvard and MIT, have challenged the Trump administration in a court against its new stringent visa policy for foreign students, warning that the new 'back...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 12.01.20

Professor sacked for Iran bomb ‘joke’

An adjunct professor at a Massachusetts college has been fired after posting on Facebook what he described as a joke suggesting that Iran pick sites in the US to bomb, in a case that has stirred debat...
By Derrick Bryson Taylor/New York Times News Service in New York

Education  /  Published 09.04.19

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By Alina Tugend/New York Times News Service


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