Stanford University offered Introduction to Artificial Intelligence online for free last fall, with graded assignments and statements of accomplishment on offer for non-Stanford students. More than 160,000 people signed up. So it’s not too much of a stretch to say technology is going to transform higher education — probably even UNC.
David Baron is creating a couch. “It’s going to be 100 percent biodegradable — technically sustainable, in a way that furniture, when it’s called sustainable, is not actually,” he tells me proudly.
“The struggle continues!” That’s what Terri Houston had to say to anyone who might suggest that now that America has a black president, minorities have arrived at an even playing field.
There’s no doubt that UNC has a history of activism. Last year, we celebrated 150 years of the Campus Y, and in October, a commemorative plaque was laid for the fight against the 1963 Speaker Ban Law. So I’ve been surprised by the muted campus response to the Occupy movement.