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Cities anticipate more climate migration

Earth is different than it once was. Climate change is not a future hypothetical, but a present and unfolding reality. Each summer will be hotter than the one before. Each winter will be colder. Hurricanes like Harvey and Maria will continue to escalate. Islands and

Fallout of the admissions scandal at selective institutions

Last week the country reeled after the revelation of what the Justice Department calls “its largest college admissions prosecution.” 50 individuals have been charged for participating in a scheme to rig the admissions processes of highly selective institutions. At the heart of the scandal is

Beloit YAF chair discusses past, upcoming speakers

The Round Table sat down with Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) Chair Andrew Collins’20 to discuss the speakers they have brought and are planning to bring to campus. There has been disagreement in the campus community about whether or not some of these speakers should

Huawei addresses U.S. media in ad campaign

In an attempt to repair its damaged image in the United States, Chinese telecom company Huawei took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The ad is a self-described “open letter to the U.S. media” written as an invitation to readers

What does Trump’s national emergency mean?

President Donald Trump followed through on his promise to declare a “national emergency” in order to bypass Congress and secure funding for the construction of a border wall. In building a border wall, the president likely hopes to rally support from his base and paint

China and the remaking of the internet

This article was originally printed in the Feb. 4, 2019 issue of The Round Table.  The internet is being remade, but in whose image? Huawei, China’s leading telecommunications company, is building an extensive fifth generation (5G) network in partnership with countries all over the world.

Earnest “Shitposiums” celebrate pet-passions

The air in the lecture hall was heavy with the smell of Domino’s pizza. It was 5:00 p.m. and a group of students had gathered in the tiered rows of Science Center 150. Munching politely on pizza and other snacks, including mac and cheese, pretzels

The Crisis of Our Century

Sunday marked the 100-year anniversary of the grinding conclusion of World War I. The First World War was a human catastrophe. It upended everything the Western world had come to believe. It was a mindless, mechanical, and meaningless war that swallowed an entire generation and

Artificially Intelligent Physicist Has Monumental Implications

The Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) released a report announcing plans for an artificially intelligent physicist. The report, written by Tailin Wu and Max Tegmark, published on November 6, details plans for an AI Physicist capable of learning and storing

Anti-Semitism: Progressive America’s Blindspot

Just as Shabbat services began, on Saturday, October 22 at the Tree of Life synagogue, in Pittsburgh, PA,  Robert Bowers, 46, stormed the building and committed the most heinous anti-Semitic attack in America’s history. The attack took the lives of 11 members of the historic