Uncovering Alfred the Great's disability

Bri McKenna
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TechNews Writer
Feb 04, 2019
Alfred the Great had a chronic illness for much of his life, and by any modern standard, he was disabled. "Great" and "disabled" aren't antithetical, and "weak" and "disabled" aren't synonyms. But for many years and to many people that was believed to be the case, and disability has been erased from some versions of Alfred's story.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 2
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Remarkable People in Chicago: Nelly Cheboi and her TechLit Africa dream, Part One

Arushi Rai
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TechNews Writer
Aug 26, 2019
Nelly Cheboi is a remarkable person I met while attending StartupWorldCup 2019 at 1871. 1871 is a startup incubator in Chicago that hosts free events that all Illinois Tech students have access to. Cheboi stood out to me from the first time I met her, since it was very rare that I found a woman in backend software development that was passionate about it outside of work. The more I talked to her, I realized her passions were deeper than just software development, she’s a key player in increasing technology accessibility and education in Kenya. I’m going to spend the next few issues covering her story and her non-profit, TechLit Africa (https://techlitafrica.org). This first part introduces her backstory which is essential in establishing what this venture means to her.
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Hidden History: Abraham Wald and a lesson in survivorship bias

Ethan Castro
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Mar 11, 2019
While many stories (including many of the ones featured in this column) focus on the frontlines and battlefields of conflict and the tales of heroism and triumph that occur on them, this week’s Hidden History looks at another, equally important wartime setting: the quiet office of a mathematician.

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2019 - Spring - Issue 7
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