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1. Poverty is Sexist: Why Educating Every Girl is Good for Everyone
Curators: Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Deborah Chang, Hrvoje Morić, Jennifer Chin, Jessica Falkenthal
“We won’t end extreme poverty without prioritizing education, particularly for girls.”
This policy paper is chock-full of thought-provoking numbers:
– Educating a girl for a day costs less than a loaf of bread.
Examples of edtech:
– The number of children in rural Papua New Guinea who couldn’t read was halved due in part to a program that sends daily text and teaching tips to teachers via SMS.
– Provide access to separate toilet and washing facilities and access to sanitary products for girls to decrease absences.
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2. Silicon Valley Startup Aims to Disrupt Distribution
By Chris Furnari – BrewBound
Curator: Vincent PÉTRÉ
A new Silicon Valley-based alcohol distribution company is hoping to disrupt the three-tier system by offering small-batch beer, wine and spirits producers a more cost-effective route to market and contracts void of strict franchise provisions. Read More
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3. People in wheelchairs couldn’t see Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirrors.’ The museum found an innovative fix.
By Steven Overly – Washington Post
Digest: Virtual & Augmented Reality
Curators: Ginny Fahs, Lindsay Saunders, Martin Ahe, Kelly Vicars
The “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit marks the first time the Smithsonian has used virtual reality to make an exhibit accessible to those with disabilities. Seeing the exhibit through VR goggles doesn’t quite capture the immersive experience of standing in the actual mirrored rooms, but it has its own infinite charm. Read More
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4. These 12 Remarkable Veterans Changed Business Forever
By Ian Faison – Entrepreneur
Digest: Angel Investor
Curator: Berg Moe
Since World War II, military veterans have continuously innovated and created enduring businesses like no other group in America. Read More
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5. 10 Most Influential Wearable Devices
By The Guardian
Curators: Aashay Mody, Ashish Aggarwal
From the Abacus Ring of the 17th century, to the Exoskeleton in 1965 to Snap’s Spectacles today, here’s a rundown of some of the most iconic wearables developed by humans. Not all wearables are created equal, but this is a great way to see how the technology has evolved over time. Read More
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