Smart cities, by definition, are urban ecosystems that utilize digital networks and communication technologies to enhance the quality and performance of urban services and engage more effectively and actively with its citizens. Kent College of Law had a conference organized to understand the influence of privacy and security in a smart city.
Hosted by Student Government Association (SGA) just once per semester, the President and Provost Forum has long served as a barometer of student satisfaction at Illinois Institute of Technology and continues to inform major policy decisions made at the top level of university administration today. The forum brings together perhaps the most diverse group of students, faculty, and staff of any IIT event, engaging in open and frank discussion about topics ranging from the effectiveness of the school’s marketing to the physical condition of its facilities.
On October 24, I volunteered for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides against Breast Cancer” event organized at Soldier Field in Chicago. The event consisted of a 5k marathon where a lot of survivors and their families participated. The mantra of the marathon was, “walk with us and never walk alone.” This grabbed my attention and I was extremely interested in participating. After a little bit of research, I realized that this could actually be an amazing opportunity to volunteer.
Recently, I’ve had the chance to interview the owner of Metroboard, Ilan Sabar, about electric skateboards and the industry as a whole. Metroboard was one of the first companies to make and sell electric skateboards (eboards). Given this, I was interested to learn his perspective on the beginnings of eboarding.
Quidditch is a fictional game picked up from the world of Harry Potter and adopted into the ‘Muggle world,’ as Hagrid would say. The game is played amongst seven players, out of which there is one seeker, two beaters, one keeper and three chasers. As it is a fictional game, the rules applied in Harry Potter’s world cease to exist, but new rules were written down to make playing the game easy.