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Next week, the IBM computer Watson will take “Revolutionary Moments” for $1,000, Alex. This $30 million super computer will take on Jeopardy! legends Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in the newest man versus machine competition that is sure to have big implications for the future of knowledge.
In spite of our habit of applying labels and placing people into categories in order to make sense of things, doing so doesn’t portray an individual accurately. People are very complex, and our identities and state of minds are made up of different feelings, experiences, hopes and beliefs.
The insanity of the current American political landscape is slowly eating away at my sanity and my liver. Whichever fails first, whoever finds my body; tell the remaining beer in my fridge that I love it.
Feb. 11 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Republic government in Iran. After a year of strikes and protests paralyzed the country, The Shah left Iran, and days later the Islamic Republic of Iran came to be out of the many parties revolting against The Shah.
This week, the Ann Arbor-based bookstore Borders is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. One estimate suggests 50 percent of Borders’ stores will close in the next five years, with 90 percent hanging an “out of business” sign by the end of the decade.
Frederick Douglass delivered the speech in 1852 titled “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” The speech posed the question of what cause for celebration was there for slaves when they were not granted the freedoms given to most Americans.
In the United States there is a strongly divisive argument over whether gay couples have the right to marry or not. It was ordained in the founding documents of this nation that all are equal, and all people have the same freedoms.
Workers and young people throughout the world welcome the ouster of Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak with jubilation. They salute the Egyptian people for their courageous struggle in the face of intimidation, torture and repression. Theirs is the honor of having fired the opening shot in a new era of social upheaval.
Immigration is one of those problems with a million easy answers that nobody likes and only a couple everybody can live with. Over the last five years, we’ve seen the debate flare up and cool off, but it has never burned quite as hot as it did when Arizona passed a controversial law last year.
Egypt is turning my world upside down.
President Barack Obama wants to work with the Chamber of Commerce in the wake of the conflict over financial regulations and health care, according to an article from the Associated Press.
Today, I would like to talk to you about something you probably don’t know about: The Board of Regents.
President Obama is no Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I thought it was appropriate to make this distinction on President’s Day. It was on the cover of Time magazine where I first saw the absurd comparison of the 44th president to the 32nd.
Just three weeks ago, this author greeted the eruption of the working class in Northern Africa and the Middle East with the opinion similar demonstrations could be held in “almost any corner of the globe given the universality of the social grievances involved.”
It’s budget season, and while that usually induces more yawns than anything else, this year we’ve seen some significant reactions across the country. The federal budget has been a hot topic for months, but the state budgets have come under the microscope in recent days.
In response to the “EMU needs affordable STI testing” piece in the Echo’s op-ed section (Mon. 02/07/11), we here at University Health Services would like to clarify some of the concerns expressed.
Pretty much all college kids remember ‘the good old days’ from when we were kids. We all remember what it was like to go bike riding around the neighborhoods, buy overpriced Popsicles from ice cream trucks, play soccer at the local park and many other things besides. One of those would undoubtedly be spending afternoons in a bookstore or renting a movie from a rental store.
How will your life change when gas hits $5 a gallon? Research of potential gas prices predicts this could occur as early as two years from now, but the range extends to 2020 - a clear indication of the volatile and speculative nature of the market.
Last month, during the first days of the Egyptian revolution, I suggested we were watching the liberalization of the Middle East. A professor of mine likened it to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Teachers in America are under assault. They are receiving a barrage of attacks from politicians, conservative commentators and worst, their own neighbors. The reason we are told these attacks are warranted is because today’s teachers are overpaid, incompetent bureaucrats living high on the hog from taxpayer money. The real reason is conservatives are taking advantage of high anxiety and anger caused by a prolonged economic downturn in order to strangle the remaining life left in the labor movement.