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Artificial intelligence raises moral questions
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Artificial intelligence raises moral questions

Artificial intelligence company DeepMind announced the latest version of their Go engine, AlphaGo Zero., and the artificial intelligence program quickly became the most powerful Go player in the world. The first Go computer to beat a human professional was AlphaGo Lee, an earlier version of the same project. It won […]

Project barn provides creative space
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Project barn provides creative space

John Brown University plans to install a new studio and project space for art and engineering majors to utilize in their work on student gallery exhibits and intricate robots for NASA competitions. Charles Peer, professor of visual arts, and Dave Andrus, visual arts department head, have been instrumental in the […]

Walker cancels long-standing tradition
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Walker cancels long-standing tradition

After years of paper snowflakes and holiday spirit, the beloved John Brown University Christmas tradition, Walker Wonderland, is permanently canceled. Megan Hansen, a senior art and illustration student and resident of Walker Hall, said she is passionately upset about the decision to cancel the event. In her senior year, Hansen […]

Solidarity against the silence
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Solidarity against the silence

In the wake of the scandal and investigations surrounding Harry Weinstein, a movement swept across the world, encouraging victims of sexual violence to break the silence and speak out. The Twitter tag “#MeToo” began on Oct. 15, started by actress Alyssa Milano who posted a tweet encouraging women to use […]

Higher education begets commitment to Christ
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Higher education begets commitment to Christ

The Pew Research Center recently found that higher education leads to deeper-committed Christians. Some John Brown University faculty and students strongly agree. Pew released a survey on April 26 challenging the common belief that committed religious people (specifically Christians) are more likely to be uneducated instead of educated. The survey […]

Students aid relief efforts after Harvey
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Students aid relief efforts after Harvey

Four John Brown University vehicles loaded up students for a Fall Break trip to Houston.  Twenty-seven JBU students and two staff members started their journey around noon on Oct. 13. After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston in late August, Student Ministries Leadership Team offered the service trip to Houston for students […]

Space exploration is still a risky venture
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Space exploration is still a risky venture

Investors’ and space fanatics’ hopes of manning their own mission to the moon or Mars rose as the re-suable rocket descended back onto the SpaceX landing platform. Two years ago, many scientists, economists, and skeptics thought business magnate and visionary Elon Musk’s dream of a reusable orbital rocket was impossible. […]

English majors trailblaze for campus creative journal
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English majors trailblaze for campus creative journal

Callie Huston sat in Walker Student Center, manning a table covered in cardstock sheets filled with various writings and vibrant artwork. Students meandered past the table, while the curious ones stalled and halted to take a closer look., and the sophomore English major quickly obliged inquisitive students about Shards of […]

Yahoo! suffers massive data hack
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Yahoo! suffers massive data hack

On October 3, Yahoo! announced corrected figures for a previous hack of customer information that occurred in 2013, admitting that the hack affected every user registered with their services. The hack, which had been reported in late 2016 as affecting about 1 billion user accounts, actually affected approximately 3 billion […]

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Irma causes deadly power outages in Florida

At least 11 Florida nursing home residents lost their lives due to hazardous conditions and stifling indoor temperatures following Hurricane Irma, which caused a loss of air conditioning in   the facility. When police officers entered The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida on Sept. 13, they found […]