School in the News | August 22, 2011
Media reports from around the world






Chameleon lights up, Radius transforms | August 18, 2011
"Also poised to begin a new residency in Boston is Bang on a Can, the New York-based collective of performers and composers that’s about to celebrate its 25th season. Its house band, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, have a 2011-12 residency at MIT, where Bang clarinetist Evan Ziporyn is a longtime faculty member."
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A black and white answer

The Economist | August 18, 2011
"You might expect that science, particularly American science, would be colour-blind...Unfortunately, a study just published in Science by Donna Ginther of the University of Kansas suggests that is not true...One well-known study, published in 2003 by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago, found that fictitious CVs with stereotypically white names elicited 50% more offers of interviews than did CVs with black names, even when the applicants’ stated qualifications were identical." Disparity is discussed.
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College: Expensive, but a smart choice

The Sacramento Bee | August 19, 2011
Michael Greenstone co-authored this piece, which ran originally in the Los Angeles Times.
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White House Identifies Two Economists for Fed Board

The Wall Street Journal Asia | August 12, 2011
"Mr. Obama had nominated Peter Diamond, a Nobel laureate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for one seat, but Mr. Diamond withdrew earlier this year in the face of opposition from Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, the senior Republican on the Senate Banking Committee."
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China's New Aircraft Carrier Bolsters Its Regional Reach

U.S.News & World Report (AP) | August 15, 2011
This "military benchmark illustrates the status of China's armed forces." MIT's Owen Cote is quoted in this piece about China's military strength and motivation.
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Acemoglu Says Increasing U.S. Growth Will Reduce Deficit- VIDEO

The Washington Post | August 15, 2011
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Glassdoor Reveals The Best Universities To Work For

Aol Jobs | August 17, 2011
This article names the best colleges to work for, and MIT is included. For the ranked colleges, approval ratings are provided for the universities' leaders.
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Meet The Two Economists The White House Wants To Put At The Fed

Business Insider | August 15, 2011
"Stein received his PhD in economics from M.I.T. in 1986, while Clarida received his from Harvard University."
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Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?

Education Next | August 17, 2011
"Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has warned, 'America faces many challenges…but the enemy I fear most is complacency.'"
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College: Expensive, but a smart choice | August 15, 2011
"Michael Greenstone directs the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution and is a professor of environmental economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."
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The Nasty World Of Online Comments

Kuow 94.9 FM | August 14, 2011
"Judith Donat is a faculty fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society and a visiting scholar at MIT's Program in Science, Technology and Society."
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American Gamelan’s Pioneering Flower Still in Full Bloom

San Francisco Classical Voice | August 15, 2011
"Musicians such as Tenzer, Vitale, and Evan Ziporyn (who later gained fame as a member of New York’s Bang on a Can All Stars and is now a professor at MIT) composed new works for the ensemble, which maintains a balance between new works (more than 80 so far) and traditional Balinese works."
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Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

The Atlantic | August 16, 2011
“'The Great Recession has quantitatively but not qualitatively changed the trend toward employment polarization' in the United States, wrote the MIT economist David Autor in a 2010 white paper."
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Good-looking candidates like Michele Bachmann get more votes, study shows

The Mail On Sunday | August 15, 2011
"In addition, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology report reveals that frequent TV viewers who do not get any kind of other political news are the voters most likely to be influenced by a candidate's physical appearance."
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