Extra Credit post #10

Global Engagements Fellowship

Anyone active online, namely Twitter, has likely scrolled past articles or simply a joke of America’s most hated man. Martin Shkreli, often called ‘Pharma Bro,’ was met with extreme backlash when he hiked the price of a life saving drug by 5,000%. His actions were motivated by the nature of capitalism, the desire for profit …

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Extra Credit Blog Post #3

Global Engagements Fellowship

The Annual IAS Symposium this year focused on the opportunities and challenges provided by a cyber-connected infrastructure. Shima Mohebbi presented a model of infrastructure that focused on the road network, demonstrating how an interdependent infrastructure could eliminate much of the issues connected to the current network, such as traffic congestion, namely in dangerous situations such …

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Extra Credit Blog Post #1

Global Engagements Fellowship

Where were you on April 23, 2016, when Beyonce released her visual album Lemonade? Topping charts everywhere, Beyonce blessed her audience with an incredible album, focused on her sorrows and growth following her husband’s publicized affair. The album’s fourth track in particular, “Sorry,” featured Beyonce and various African American dancers who donned intricate patterns of …

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