The School in the News | Week of April 10, 2011 
Media reports from around the world 





Noam Chomsky explores the decision to intervene in Libya
BBC News UK | April 15, 2011
"MIT professor and international philosopher Noam Chomskey told BBC Radio 5 live Up All Night that the UK and US support for Gaddafi was 'embarrassing.'" This clip contains an audio snippet.
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Babel or babble?
Economist | April 14, 2011
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Brian Eno’s ‘Music For Airports’ Takes Off At MIT
Here & Now | April 15, 2011
"Friday, as part of a five hour music marathon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., producer and composer Brian Eno‘s 'Music For Airports' will get a live treatment in a first-ever collaboration between two trailblazers of contemporary classical music: the Kronos Quartet and the Bang On A Can All-Stars." This article includes audio of the WBUR interview with Bang on a Can bassist Robert Black.
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Column: Middle class loses out, others gain: Freeland
Reuters Top News | April 14, 2011
This article, which ran in multiple outlets, discusses two papers, one of which was written by MIT's David Autor, and suggests that reading the two will clearly illustrate the following message: "Globalization and the technology revolution are increasing productivity and prosperity. But those rewards are unevenly shared."
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Handicapping Economics’ ‘Baby Nobel,’ the Clark Medal
The Wall Street Journal | April 14, 2011
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The struggle to integrate thinking with feeling | April 13, 2011
The Catalyst Collaborative@MIT and Underground Railway Theater’s current production of 'Breaking the Code' is discussed.
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Breaking ‘Code’ to genius’ humanity
Boston Herald (AP) | April 12, 2011
"A co-production of Underground Railway Theater and Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, “Breaking the Code” is directed by Adam Zahler and boasts the finest ensemble acting of any -local company this season."
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Barack Obama Attacked by Birthers, Former Supporters; Budget Battle; The No-Tax Solution
CNN Transcripts | April 12, 2011
MIT's Jim Walsh joins CNN to talk about the nuclear situation in Japan.
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Miliband warns over 'forgotten war' | April 12, 2011
"The conflict in Afghanistan risks becoming the 'forgotten war' as the West's attention turns to events in Libya and the Middle East, David Miliband has warned...Ahead of a major speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mr Miliband said: 'The epochal events in the Middle East this year have redefined foreign policy.'"
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Duflo and Banerjee take the guesswork out of policies that help the poor | April 11, 2011
MIT professors Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee are profiled in an article about their research and new book 'Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty'.
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How Social Media Can Induce Feelings of ‘Missing Out’
The New York Times | April 09, 2011
MIT professor Sherry Turkle is quoted in a piece about the human relationship with technology, social networking, and the pscyhological ramifications of using such technology, such as FOMO, "fear of missing out."
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Paul Ryan and His Critics
The Wall Street Journal - World News | April 12, 2011
Research by MIT economist Amy Finkelstein is referenced in a piece about Paul Ryan's 2012 budget proposal.
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How foreclosures are hurting everyone
American Chronicle | April 11, 2011
"A 2010 Massachusetts Institute of Technology study found that the value of a non-foreclosed home drops an average of one percent if it is located within 250 feet of a foreclosed house."
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Men are disappearing from the workplace
Kingsport Times-News | April 11, 2011
MIT economist David Autor is quoted in an article about the jobs market.
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How Young Is Too Young For An iPad?
Laptop Magazine | April 13, 2011
MIT professor Eric Klopfer is quoted in an article about how children are interacting with technology.
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Here but Not Here
Metropolis Magazine | April 14, 2011
MIT's Sherry Turkle is quoted in an article about architecture and "the impact of social media on our experience of physical space."
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