Thatcher Montgomery Contributing Editor

Class of 2017


  • Pugwash: Iranian Nuclear Agreement reduces chance of nuclear war

    Pugwash discussed an issue close to the organization’s roots this week: the Iranian nuclear deal.

    SciTech | April 13, 2015
  • Pugwash: Mobile games raise questions about addictive technology

    We spend hours on our phones and computers, tapping away at the brightly colored screens in search of the next dopamine rush. Games like Candy Crush are designed to take advantage of our psychology and be as addictive as possible. For some users, this leads to massive amounts of in-game purchases, despite the fact that the game is ostensibly free to play. This week, Pugwash discussed the ethical i...

    SciTech | April 6, 2015
  • The Mask You Live In examines masculinity

    Gender roles often have disastrous consequences for people who struggle to fill their assigned stereotype. Last Wednesday, Carnegie Mellon had a special showing of a new film, The Mask You Live In, that focuses on how society’s narrow definition of masculinity can cause more harm than good.

    Pillbox | March 23, 2015
  • Internet of things optimizes events while reducing privacy

    Pugwash’s discussion topic this week was privacy and the Internet of things. Computing power is becoming more powerful, and is being used to record our everyday activities in ways that were never imagined even ten years ago. This explosion of data can provide a better experience for all of us, but at the same time, it puts the minutia of our lives on the Internet, where it could potentially be see...

    SciTech | March 1, 2015
  • Media coverage alters understanding of scientific issues

    When you hear about a scientific discovery, it usually comes to you second- or even third-hand through various news sources. The media serves as a middleman between scientists and the public, and this week, Pugwash discussed that connection.

    SciTech | February 23, 2015

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