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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

Artificial Intelligence and the U.S-China Tech Duopoly

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the most significant technological development of our century. Its applications are broad and its effects profound. AI technologies are poised to wipe out an unprecedented 40 percent of all human jobs, and will usher in a flush of innovations, complications and

New Beloit club advocates criminal justice reform

The United States is still the best in the world at incarcerating their own population. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, even when compared to larger, and even more totalitarian nations. While the prison population has decreased over the past

New Faculty Profiles: Prof. Nahir Otaño-Gracia

“I found out that my strength is that I don’t give up,” Professor Nahir Otaño-Gracia explained, remembering the difficulty she had when learning Old Norse, Old Irish and Old English. Otaño-Gracia has translated texts from each of these languages, is proficient in French and Creole

Language framing: The left is losing the language game

Don’t think of an elephant. The elephant isn’t there. The elephant isn’t real so don’t think about it. Don’t listen to the people who tell you about what the elephant is doing. The elephant isn’t doing that, or anything else for that matter, because there