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A look at how the University of Michigan profits from ‘hard sciences,’ neglects fundamental research

BY: ALEXA ST. JOHN Girish Kulkarni, a University of Michigan biomedical engineering faculty member, never thought he would be working on business strategies for a product when he graduated from his PhD program in electrical engineering. He graduated thinking he would be working on fundamental research, not on marketing a product of his own. But […]

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I believe, reprise

I still stand by each I believe statement I made at the beginning of the semester. For context, some of my favorites include: I believe that the best journalism is critical of social, political, economic and public issues and allows different narratives, perspectives and ideas to be showcased in a factual and accurate manner and […]

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Transportation Savvy: A futuristic, environmentally-conscious app for modern transport

Transportation Savvy Alexa St. John Alayna Brasch Taylor Lass Jillian Li   Requested Amount: $50,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 3 years Describe your Project:  The product is an app aiming to establish more environmentally-conscious and responsible citizens in urban and traffic-heavy areas where travel, commuting and public transportation is a necessity. In […]

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The future of news is in the future

Harvard Nieman Lab’s, “The future of news is humans talking to machines,” is an interesting look at communication that expands upon and supplements the work of Google when it comes to replacing traditional journalism. The culture of innovation around information sharing and technology, according to Nieman Lab, could be centered not only around data collection, […]

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Bridging the political divide

Knight Team 5 Mary Weber Shaylyn Austin Beatrice Thaman Sam McMullen 14 November 2017 Project Title Providing exposure to political opinions through an informative and concise platform Describe your Project People want to hear about issues that are important to them. They also want to hear about these issues from people like them. That’s where […]

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Fight Knight: Eye Once Science

Fight Knight Project Group Sarah Gallagher, Shayan Golafshani, Flick Cain, Kallisse Dent, Taha Bashir   Project Title: 10 words  Eye Once Science (or Science At a Glance)  Requested Amount  5,000 dollars Expected Amount of time to Complete Project  1-2 months with a dedicated team Describe your Project: 500 words Our idea is a google chrome […]

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The Survival of News: Engaging the Reader

The New York Times article, on the Newspaper Association of America’s removal of the word “newspaper” from its name, does a good job of engaging the reader despite being on an uncommon and unpopular topic. By starting with a thought experiment that takes the reader to their future self being asked, “’Grandma, what was a newspaper?’”, […]

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