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An American in Brexitland: The Confusion and the Culture

An American in Brexitland: The Confusion and the Culture

Ali Webb, Deputy Abroad Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Abroad, FEATURES, TOP STORIES

When Deputy Abroad Editor Ali Webb arrived in London, both her new city and her home country were in the midst of major political transitions.

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New York City should follow England’s example, charge for plastic bags

New York City should follow England’s example, charge for plastic bags

Adnan Zarif, Staff Writer
October 29, 2015
Filed under OPINION

New York City should consider setting a charge for plastic bags, because both the economy and the environment would benefit.

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Hamilton: UK conservatives threaten universities

Hamilton: UK conservatives threaten universities

Alex Bazeley, News Editor
October 7, 2015
Filed under NEWS

NYU's president-to-be Andrew Hamilton gave a speech on Monday discussion proposed budget cuts to U.K. universities.

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In defense of an alcohol-free Welcome Week

In defense of an alcohol-free Welcome Week

Scarlett Curtis, Contributing Columnist
September 8, 2014
Filed under OPINION

The 21-and-over drinking age benefits students who are entering college.

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Scientific Society: New fertilization method saves lives

Scientific Society: New fertilization method saves lives

March 11, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

The U.K. Department of Health has recently released the draft rules for future legislation on three-person in vitro fertilization. The experimental method combines the genetic material of two female eggs and male sperm to prevent mitochondrial disease, a painful and often fatal genetic condition that diminishes the cell’s ability to efficiently produce energy. Symptoms can include muscle weakness, blindness, epilepsy, organ failure, heart failure, which ...

High taxes in Europe hurt businesses

High taxes in Europe hurt businesses

February 27, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

In a campaign speech last month, Leader of the Labor Party Ed Miliband promised to raise the income tax rate among England’s wealthiest from 45 to 50 percent if elected prime minister. The Economist jokes that his tax hike will only bring in the amount of money needed to buy a few English Premier...

Online monitoring calls for international law

Online monitoring calls for international law

November 19, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Yesterday in an op-ed for the Daily Mail, Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt announced the specific actions the company will take to tackle child pornography. The cooperation of technology companies with international law agencies has become a necessary step in the enforcement of civil and criminal law. ...

U.K. withdrawal from the ECHR means withdrawal from the EU

U.K. withdrawal from the ECHR means withdrawal from the EU

October 2, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated a potential withdrawal from the European Convention on Human Rights and the accompanying Court in Strasbourg. The withdrawal could be a necessary condition for the government to “keep our country safe,” Cameron said. In reality, a withdrawal from the...

Marriage equality debate must be separated from partisanship

Marriage equality debate must be separated from partisanship

February 14, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

Recent events in the United Kingdom and France have expanded the rights of same-sex couples in the western world. Within two days of each other, governments in both London and Paris voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill allowing the marriage of same-sex couples. Despite this similarity, there is a dramatic...

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