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Wellness Weekend Brings Mindfulness Workshop to Campus

Continuing the events of Wellness Weekend, former Buddhist monk Alexis Santos led a workshop called “Compassionate Awareness: Knowing Yourself, Knowing Your World” this past Saturday. The workshop was a part of the Tang Institute’s “Mindfulness Speaker Series,” in which speakers come to campus to speak about mindfulness and the importance of it in their own…

Students Explore Scientific Boundaries at Annual American Astronomical Society Meeting
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Students Explore Scientific Boundaries at Annual American Astronomical Society Meeting

Nine students from the Astronomy Research class (Physics-530) and two faculty members attended the annual American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle, Washington last week from January 6 to 10. According to Caroline Odden, Instructor in Physics, the AAS meeting is the biggest meeting in the United States of professional astronomers every year, with around…

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Randomness Algorithms, Black Hole Models, and More Explored in New Computer Science Course

For the first time, Computer Science Research and Development, or Computer Science-600, is Andover’s first computer science class for independent research projects (IP). The term-contained course was offered for the first time this Winter Term. According to Nicholas Zufelt, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, the course was created as a solution to the…

Miles McCain ’19 and Jeffrey Shen ’19 Pinpoint Russian Disinformation in Independent Project
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Miles McCain ’19 and Jeffrey Shen ’19 Pinpoint Russian Disinformation in Independent Project

During the United States 2016 presidential election, the Russian government carried out a massive disinformation campaign that reached more than 150 million people. By introducing a machine learning model that they created, Miles McCain ’19 and Jeffrey Shen ’19 explored this topic in their Independent Project (IP), which they presented on Wednesday in the Underwood…

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This Week: The F.B.I. is currently conducting an ongoing investigation to recover stolen items from the Robert S. Peabody Intitute of Archaeology, according to Ryan Wheeler, Director of the Peabody. Wheeler and Marla Taylor, Curator of Collection at the Peabody, declined to comment further on the investigation at this time. On January 11, a discussion…

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