OPINION: The liberal arts hold significance not measurable by conventional statistical analysis

Perhaps the most common and most bothersome question every student is asked, starting in the latter years of high school and ending—I hope—after college graduation, is in regard to one’s intended area of academic pursuit.

“ What is your major?”

“ What do you want to study?”

Film “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” comes to Mason

There are few artists who have evoked such controversy as Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Known for his criticism of the Chinese government, a new film entitled “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” follows the controversial figure through his art and his activism. The film will be screened on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema followed by a panel discussion.

OPINION: The modern problem of technological dependence

With the release of the iPhone 5, it becomes increasingly more evident that we have a growing attachment to technology. In the past, we could have completed simple tasks without an $800 tablet in hand—we could look at maps or search through a physical contact book manually. But, in recent years, we have become completely dependent on technology for almost everything.

Recommendation technology boosts results on campus

College students are accustom to getting recommendations from sites like Facebook and Netflix for what friends to add or movie to watch.  But now, that technology is coming to some campuses to help students select classes and it might just lead to better grades and less dropouts.  The Chronicle of Higher Education has more.