Watchful, But Working

Researchers have been particularly outspoken about the US travel ban because they like to collaborate and work with people from different parts of the world who might approach a problem from a different perspective, Rafael Reif, the president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tells the Los Angeles Times in a Q&A. Reif, it notes, is himself an immigrant, from Venezuela.

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