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University campuses cannot be insulated from the divided nation which USA is now. Alt right & Alt left has consumed the middle. The audio-visual of a recent argument between the two fellow students (in UC Berkeley campus) is so rich that one has to view...

Many engineering students interested in building intelligent applications are confused with two related yet altogether different disciplines. Both Decision Analytics & AI have common roots in Big data & Data science. Only difference being one is closely associated with automation whereas the other is closely...

Immigrants are in general risk takers and are motivated by achievement. Consequently, they have been rewarded as they built profitable businesses, achieved leadership in social and political space, and became doctors, engineers, and scientists. Immigrants, having experienced discomfort of cultural immersion, are in general liberal in...

Harvard gathers data on applicants under the four headings viz., “growth and potential,” “interests and activities,” “character and personality,” and “contribution to the Harvard community”. The data are gathered from various questions in the application form and other means such as recommendation letters, support documents...

Harvard argues it considers each applicant through an individualized, holistic review having the goal of creating a vibrant academic community that exposes students to a wide-range of differences:  background, ideas, experiences, talents and aspirations*.  Diversity brings vibrancy and Harvard’s diversity objective is not in question. The...

What happened in UVA campus, Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday and a demonstration within the UVA campus on Friday evening opens up several questions. To my mind, at least, one of them is about how should Universities respond to the ideas of racial supremacy? Civilization is on...

RAISE ACT is an acronym for the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act. The bill is introduced in US Senate in 2017. The bill proposes, among other things, the two most important items for professionals viz., (a) reduction in the overall number of...