Living better with algorithms | MIT News

Linda D. Garrow

Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) student Sarah Cen remembers the lecture that sent her down the track to an upstream question. At a talk on ethical artificial intelligence, the speaker brought up a variation on the famous trolley problem, which outlines a philosophical choice between two undesirable outcomes. […]

College Enrollment Declines Are Here to Stay | Education News

Linda D. Garrow

Enrollment in colleges and universities fell across the U.S. this spring, worsening an ongoing crisis that many had thought would show signs of rebound by now. “College enrollment declines appear to be worsening,” said Doug Shapiro, executive director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which released its latest enrollment […]

MIT engineers introduce the Oreometer | MIT News

Linda D. Garrow

When you twist open an Oreo cookie to get to the creamy center, you’re mimicking a standard test in rheology — the study of how a non-Newtonian material flows when twisted, pressed, or otherwise stressed. MIT engineers have now subjected the sandwich cookie to rigorous materials tests to get to […]

Fashion’s big night – VCU News

Linda D. Garrow

By Jayla McNeill VCU School of the Arts In a night of celebration and camaraderie, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Department of Fashion Design + Merchandising last week held its first in-person fashion event since 2019. The fashion show, #PROCESS2022, showcased the hard work, talent and […]