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Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal for her achievements in mathematics. Courtesy of Daily Tribune
Maryam Mirzakhani became the first woman to win the Fields Medal for her achievements in mathematics.

Maryam Mirzakhani wins the Fields Medal in mathematics

On Aug. 13, Iranian Maryam Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal, becoming the first woman to do so in the award's 80-year history.

International News Roundup for May 1 to May 8

Updates from Ukraine, Nigeria, South Korea and Syria for the week of May 1 to May 8.

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International News Roundup for Apr. 5- Apr. 11

What's new in the world of international news?

International News Roundup for Mar. 17-Mar.22

International news from the week of Mar. 17- Mar. 22.

NewsChips: Sassing Sochi

People from all corners of the globe have been giving Russia sass.

International News Roundup for Jan. 10-Jan. 21

This is not original reporting. All information has been compiled from The Washington Post, The Guardian and BBC News. Silver Chips Online posts this news summary to provide readers with a forum for discussion.

International News Roundup for Nov. 25-Dec. 2

One of our writers examines some of the biggest global headlines form the past week. Featuring reports about Ukraine, Thailand, Syria and Scotland.
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Once more onto the breach

No matter the situation, this is a violation of privacy and, even more, it is an example of the shaming and objectifying women that needs to be stopped.

The Corcoran's lost identity

Tucked away behind the White House, apart from the expansive Smithsonian museums, lurks the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest privately supported museums. A haven for culture, education and art, the Corcoran, which is comprised of both the gallery and the Corcoran College for Art and Design, is nearing the end of its independent existence. In late August, D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun approved the Corcoran's plan to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University (GWU), a plan that will save the museum and college from financial demise, but will also rid the institution of its age-old independent character.

Miley trades Twerking for awareness

During the 2014 VMAs, Miley Cyrus once again caused a stir; however, not with a raunchy and controversial performance like the previous year. This time, Cyrus used her fame for philanthropic reasons disguised as just another publicity stunt.