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University protests around the world: a fight against commercialisation: London School of Economics #UK | P2P Foundation

University protests around the world: a fight against commercialisation: London School of Economics #UK | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
LSE is the epitome of the neoliberal university. It is managed and organised around corporate interests, which promote elitism and perpetuate inequality.
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Formlabs Partners with the Royal College of Art, Bringing 3D Printing to Creative Students

Formlabs Partners with the Royal College of Art, Bringing 3D Printing to Creative Students | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The stories that I personally love to cover the most within the 3D printing space are those which focus on bringing the technology to students around the globe. These are our future leaders, creators,...
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'We won't pay': students in debt take on for-profit college institution

'We won't pay': students in debt take on for-profit college institution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Nathan Hornes didn’t think he’d still be working in fast food on his 25th birthday. He had a plan: he wanted to be a pop singer-songwriter and had moved from Missouri to Los Angeles after his 2008 high school graduation in order to become a star.

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Over 20,000 Students Receive Bitcoin in Coinbase Giveaway

Over 20,000 Students Receive Bitcoin in Coinbase Giveaway | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Coinbase has already handed out free bitcoin to over 20,000 students as part of its college bitcoin giveaway, the company says.

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The Pioneer | Whitman news since 1896. » Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

The Pioneer | Whitman news since 1896.  » Students Prepare for Direct Democracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Whitman Pioneer Article
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Announcing the MIT Bitcoin Project

Announcing the MIT Bitcoin Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Jeremy Rubin, a sophomore studying electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and Dan Elitzer, founder and President of the MIT Bitcoin Club and a first-year in the MBA program at MIT Sloan, have undertaken an ambitious project aimed at creating an ecosystem for digital currencies at MIT. Plans for the MIT Bitcoin Project involve a range of activities, including working with professors and researchers across the Institute to study how students use the bitcoin they receive, as well as spurring academic and entrepreneurial activity within the university in this burgeoning field.


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Each MIT Undergraduate to Get $100 in Bitcoin as Part of Student Project - Boston.com

Each MIT Undergraduate to Get $100 in Bitcoin as Part of Student Project - Boston.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Each of the 4,500-plus undergraduates at MIT will soon get $100 in bitcoin as part of a project launched by a pair of students who announced today that they’ve raised a half million dollars to fund the effort.

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From Occupy to Squatting, How One Student Escaped Debt Slavery

From Occupy to Squatting, How One Student Escaped Debt Slavery | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I had always envisioned myself going to college. I led a very typical and mediocre life when I was nearing adulthood. I had no thoughts of what life could present for me besides a casual interest in earning a degree. Learning had always been my objective, but even at a young age, I knew that I would be forced me into taking student loans, with tuition at local state and city colleges consistently increasing. And then I would be forced into working my way out of debt. I wanted freedom, and buying a ticket into the standard education system did not seem like a right path.
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EPSRC studentship in Digital fabrication and sustainability (2014) : Postgraduate research scholarships 2014 : ... : University of Sussex

EPSRC studentship in Digital fabrication and sustainability (2014) : Postgraduate research scholarships 2014 : ... : University of Sussex | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This studentship is jointly funded by EPSRC and the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex. Applicants are sought for a three-year, fully funded PhD scholarship at SPRU, in the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex.

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Can you 'hack' it? - University at Buffalo The Spectrum

Can you 'hack' it? - University at Buffalo The Spectrum | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Recently, students from various academic departments at UB have taken home thousands of dollars in cash and prizes after prevailing over competitors from across the nation at two separate “hackathons.”

 
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Robert Reich: College doesn’t guarantee a middle class life

Robert Reich: College doesn’t guarantee a middle class life | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The former secretary of labor debunks one of the longest running myths about higher education
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Students Create 3D Printed Zero Gravity Scale, Mixer, & More at AET’s Extreme Challenge Event

Students Create 3D Printed Zero Gravity Scale, Mixer, & More at AET’s Extreme Challenge Event | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It really bothers me when I hear anyone questioning the benefits of bringing 3D printing into our educational systems. There is so much potential out there when the students who make up tomorrow’s workforce...
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A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for the Zone 9 Bloggers, A Great Way to Raise Awareness - EFF

A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for the Zone 9 Bloggers, A Great Way to Raise Awareness - EFF | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Across the globe, journalists and activists are in jail for doing the kind of work we do everyday here at EFF—advocating for free speech and privacy. Last April, for instance, the Ethiopian government arrested six members of theZone 9 bloggers network and three other journalists.  All now face terrorism charges for blogging about free speech and online surveillance and for using free digital security software.

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Students shaping future with FabLab - The Age

Students shaping future with FabLab - The Age | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Lauriston is the first in Australia to introduce FabLab@School, a digital workshop - pioneered by Stanford University in the US - that encourages students to embrace technology in its many aspects.

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Community Supported Everything · Portland, Oregon

Community Supported Everything · Portland, Oregon | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What would happen if communities took higher education into their own hands? What if education meant pursuing our passions and growing at our edges, immersed in a culture of creativity, accountability, integrity and action? What if instead of using degrees to measure our success, we were credited by the direct impact our work has on the world? We could transform our communities and build resilient new systems that will carry us through the next century.

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Economics students call for shakeup of the way their subject is taught

Economics students call for shakeup of the way their subject is taught | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Students from 19 countries argue economics courses failing wider society by ignoring need to address 21st-century issues
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MIT Students Raise Money to Distribute Bitcoin Among Undergraduates - CryptoCoinsNews

MIT Students Raise Money to Distribute Bitcoin Among Undergraduates - CryptoCoinsNews | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

his form of student-lead exploration into cutting-edge technologies is a continuation of a long-standing tradition at the prominent academic institution. Over $500,000 has already been raised to cover all 4,528 prospective undergrads from 25 MIT alumni and those in the Bitcoin community. Rubin, a sophomore in computer science, said “Giving students access to cryptocurrencies is analogous to providing them with internet access at the dawn of the internet era”. This statement echoes many other Bitcoin advocates who regularly draw parallels between the information revolution caused by the internet and the financial liberty that the Bitcoin protocol could offer users. Ruben explains the entrepreneurial relevance of the scheme: “Everybody has access to the Internet, right — so you want to launch a webapp? Everybody can do that. You want to launch a bitcoin or cryptocurrency app? That’s a little bit harder … you can’t test it in your immediate friend group. But hopefully [that’s] what we’ll enable.”

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Paul H. Tice: How Climate Change Conquered the American Campus

Paul H. Tice: How Climate Change Conquered the American Campus | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Paul H. Tice writes that the top-paying job for grads last year: petroleum engineer, at $97,000. Yet most colleges seem oddly uninterested.
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Colleges are teaching economics backwards - Washington Post (blog)

Colleges are teaching economics backwards - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“The world has changed, the syllabus hasn't.” That’s the motto of the Post-Crash Economics Society, a group of students at the University of Manchester who demand reforms to the way undergraduate economics is taught in light of the worldwide economic crisis. Similar activism is occurring in other elite undergraduate institutions: There was the well-publicizedOpen Letter to Greg Mankiw from students in the introductory economics class at Harvard, during the height of the Occupy movement. Meanwhile, institutions like the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) are getting involved by launching a pilot program to revamp the undergraduate economics curriculum.

 
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Economics students need to be taught more than neoclassical theory

Economics students need to be taught more than neoclassical theory | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Would the ordinary person regard how economics students are educated as a significant political issue? Probably not, but the way economics students are educated has much wider implications for society than is commonly imagined.

 
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Radziah Adam's curator insight, November 28, 2013 3:01 AM

"We are taught to memorise and regurgitate neoclassical economic theories and models. ...The financial crisis represents the ultimate failure of this education system and of the academic discipline as a whole. Economics education is dominated by neoclassical economics, which tries to understand the economy through modelling individual agents. Firms, consumers and politicians face clear choices under conditions of scarcity, and must allocate their resources in order to satisfy their preferences. Different agents meet through a market, where the mathematical formulae that characterise their behaviour interact to produce an "equilibrium"."

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Young adults engage in social protest in lieu of voting

Young adults engage in social protest in lieu of voting | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In late October, a heated debate between Russell Brand and Jeremy Paxman went viral. Brand  — known by most as a spandex-wearing British comedian and ex-husband of singer Katy Perry — proved, if nothing else, that he’s much smarter than he looks. And it all started with a question: “Is it true you don’t even vote?”


 
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