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Miriam Sitz

Columbia J-School Student and Freelance Reporter

New York, New York

Miriam Sitz

Miriam Sitz is freelance reporter from Texas and a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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TECH Camps: Computer Science for Girls

Kylie Moden took her first computer programming class as a sophomore at Lake Travis High School in Austin. The summer before her junior year, with just two semesters of computer science under her belt, she created two iOS apps: a personalized grade calculator and a bell schedule app. Often the only woman in her advanced placement computer science classes, the young techie became involved with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).
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High School Robots Battle at Rackspace

Forget the prospect of Amazon delivery drones and a future where falling in love with your OS might be a reality: Robots are already here among us. Where can you find them? Just ask a participant of FIRST Robotics. This season, the high school-aged students compete in a “block party” game. The game begins with 30 seconds of autonomous play, for which the students have pre-programmed their robots, and is followed by a two-minute driver controlled period.
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Student Managed Fund Celebrates 15 Years at Trinity University

The student managed fund at Trinity University has grown from half a million dollars in 1998 to more than $4 million today, with undergraduates making all investment decisions.
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Symphony Musician Shares Suzuki with Youngest Learners

It’s Saturday morning in Aimee Toomes’ home violin studio. Two small poodles scurry around the room, greeting students as they arrive for class. By 9:30 a.m., two pint-sized students armed with tin...
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A Bit of Celluloid History

Trinity University receives grant to preserve amateur film in the Claude and ZerNona Black Papers.
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Popular Local Mexican Food Restaurant Opens at Trinity University

Festive grand opening draws crowd eager to sample dishes from Taco Taco Café. Trinity President Dennis A. Ahlburg (second from left) joins Taco Taco owner Helen Velesiotis for a ribbon cutting for the grand opening. Dean of Students David Tuttle (left) and ARAMARK Food Service Director Miguel Ardid (right) look on.
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Part Two: San Antonio’s $10,000 Degree

This is the second half of a two-part article about challenges facing higher education, and an innovative, experimental response to the rising cost of college. Read part one here. San Antonio’s $10...
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Part One: Disruption in Higher Ed and the $10,000 Degree

Higher education today faces an enormous amount of disruption on multiple fronts. This two-part article takes an in-depth look at those challenges which have catalyzed re-conceptualization, growth,...
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Reimagining the MBA: St. Mary’s University, 3 Day Startup, and Social Entrepreneurship

Seeking to respond to industry needs and to better prepare students for meaningful, fulfilling careers, leaders of the Bill Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University’s recently overhauled the institution’s MBA program. The re-imagined degree, designed for students in both the for- and non-profit sectors, focuses on social entrepreneurship – addressing social problems with a business answer.
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Living and Learning in Community: HOPE Hall at Trinity University

Student's dream of a service learning residence hall becomes a reality. SAN ANTONIO - As a first-year student at Trinity University, Katie Ogawa walked past Murchison Residence Hall and remarked to a friend, "How cool would it be if this were a service hall?" By the end of Ogawa's second semester, that seed of an idea had already taken root and would grow over the next two semesters into what is now known as HOPE Hall.
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About

Miriam Sitz

Miriam Sitz, a native Texas, is a freelance reporter and a student at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Formerly based in San Antonio, she has reported on food, technology, higher ed, urban life and more for the Current, San Antonio's alt-weekly; the Rivard Report, a hyperlocal news website; the statewide Texas Architect magazine and the San Antonio Business Journal — among others.

In New York, she reports on local issues in northern Manhattan, from tech entrepreneurs in Harlem to crime (and mushrooms) in parks, for The Uptowner.

Writing: miriamsitz.contently.com

Radio: soundcloud.com/miriamsitz

Photo: miriamsitz.tumblr.com