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Syracuse University Students End Their 18 Day Sit-in, Connect With Faculty and Other Student Groups Nationally in Opposition to Corporatization of Campuses The controversy began this last May when Kent Syverud, Syracuse University’s new Chancellor, closed the University’s historic Advocacy Center, one of the first of its kind designed to prioritize the needs of victims […]
Monsanto and John Deere, two Agribusiness giants, have started services that allow them to collect minute by minute data from farms as crops are being planted and harvested. Currently available to Midwestern farmers, the companies pledge that the data will benefit the farmers by increasing profits. The technology uses a GPS device that computes what […]
In October 2014, Craig Spencer, a doctor from New York City, was diagnosed with the Ebola virus after being exposed a week prior in Guinea while working with Doctors without Borders. After the news went public, the New York City Health Commissioner reassured the public that the situation was under control; four people Spencer was […]
3D printers are among the most recent, revolutionary technologies. However, as Lyndsey Gilpin reports, with new advances come potential consequences and risks, which corporate media tend to skip over. the thing that mainstream media sources like to skip over. From their energy costs (as compared with injection molding) to unhealthy air emissions; from gun control […]
In Fort Lauderdale, a city ordinance that outlaws feeding the homeless in public has come into effect. Violating this ordinance can result in up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. Arnold Abbott, a 90-year old man was one of the first to be arrested and forced to stop feeding the homeless. Abbot […]