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Professor Maurie Cohen Publishes New Book: “Sustainability”

Professor Maurie Cohen Publishes New Book: “Sustainability”

Maurie J. Cohen, Professor of Sustainability Studies and Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, recently released a new book titled “Sustainability.” Published Jan. 7, 2021 in North America, this book is part of “Short Introductions,” a British series consisting of various introductory primers with topics ranging from “Health and Illness” to “Media Industry...

Terminated Visa-Plaid Acquisition: The Government’s Role in Big Tech Monopolies

Terminated Visa-Plaid Acquisition: The Government’s Role in Big Tech Monopolies

Last month, Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid terminated, despite many months of their anticipated merger. This termination occurred a few months after the United States Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit on Nov. 5, 2020. Plaid, whose name might not ring a bell, interfaces apps such as Venmo and Robinhood, apps that are wildly popular amongst college...

ACM’s First Fully Virtual HackNJIT

ACM’s First Fully Virtual HackNJIT

Each year, NJIT’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) hosts HackNJIT, a 24-hour hackathon. The seventh iteration of this annual event started last Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 am, where 130 hackathon competitors (also referred to as “hackers”) and approximately 200 people total (including volunteers, organizers and sponsors) converged in the event’s Discord server. It was the first time...

Digital Discourse in a Time of COVID-19

Digital Discourse in a Time of COVID-19

As many jobs have gone remote and classrooms have gone online due to COVID-19, student organizations are also learning to go virtual. The social distancing regulations of the pandemic have impacted clubs in a myriad of ways, ranging from recruitment, to activities, to meetings. However, each organization, ranging from sports, to arts and to academics, has quickly adapted to the...

JouleBook

JouleBook

Sreya Das | Web and Multimedia Editor  NJIT students Huong Le and Rashmi Ketha have spent nearly a year co-founding and developing an app named JouleBook.   Le is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Computer Science, while Ketha completed her undergraduate education and eventually graduated with an M.S. in Management and Business/Data Analytics in 2018. They met at NJIT through their joint vision for this...