TDR: I’m Devon Kurtz with The Dartmouth Review and I’m in Cambridge today with Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, who’s running for senate against the Fake Indian, Senator Elizabeth Warren. So Dr. Shiva, let’s start by discussing your time in college, can you tell us about what kind of student you were and if you were involved in politics on campus?

DS: A great question. You know I came to MIT, if I recall, with enough credit to probably graduate MIT in like two and a half years. But I was more interested in how systems work. You know I built this email system as a kid, growing up under the caste system in India. So one of the things MIT was known for was systems theory and so I started really wanting to understand how systems worked: the caste system, political systems.

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