The MIT Ethics Reading Group is led by three Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate students–Irene Chen, Leilani Gilpin, and Harini Suresh–who are worried about the future of AI and how it will be used. “AI is so cool,” said Chen to MIT News. “It’s so powerful. But sometimes it scares me.” Read more here.
The night before a big exam, it’s tempting to stay up all night and hit the books to get an extra edge. After all, you’re young and you can sleep when you’re dead, right? This is important! Baylor University, however, gave students an incentive to sleep before their tests: extra points on a final exam if they get a solid 8-hours’ rest. Guess who scored better–even without the extra credit? Read about it here.
Some people are visual learners. Some people learn better by listening. Others learn by doing. These tactile learners might groan and glaze over at the mere thought of an advanced math class. Sara Jensen, an assistant professor of mathematics at Carthage College, however, has a different plan: No books. No worksheets. Only knitting needles and yarn. Learn more here.
Job searching is especially fraught if you fall into a protected class. People who are disabled (or differently-abled) must, on top of an already difficult process, contend with discrimination, a system where resources are not easy to come by, and rampant misinformation about what is legal and what isn’t. Find a few resources for job searching below:
Ah, the job interview. You’ve put on your best suit, your best smile, and answered all of their questions with poise. But when the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?” all of the sudden, your mind goes blank. A surprising number of candidates don’t have questions, or simply use the time to try to further pitch themselves for the job. This is crazy—after all, this is a job that you’re considering spending 40 or more hours at a week. You should have questions! At The Cut, they have listed out some questions that you might find valuable in deciding if the job is right for you–after all, you’re interviewing them right back! Find them here.