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Daily Media Report recap: September 27 to October 10

2019.10.10

The Dean of Engineering at the University of Waterloo is stepping down. Controversy at MIT over donations from Jeffrey Epstein and what it says about making the STEM fields more welcoming for women. Climate change efforts. These were the most-read stories from the Daily Media Report in late September and early October.

Waterloo dean to step down: Pearl Sullivan, the first woman to head the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering, will be stepping down as dean on December 31, 2019.

MIT Media Lab funding controversy: CBC took a deeper dive into the controversy surrounding MIT’s Media Lab’s acceptance—and cover up—of donations from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and what it says about the industry’s efforts to bring more women into and retain more women in STEM fields.

Climate change: While new research released in late September from the University of Calgary suggests that efforts to stop climate change aren't on track to work, both the Globe and Mail and the CBC reported on the work that cities are doing to assess their infrastructure and make their systems more resilient in the fact of climate change.