The New York Times reports that Oliver Sacks, author and neurologist — who previously held tenure at New York University School of Medicine, Columbia University, and other esteemed institutions — …Read More
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing the importance of the First Amendment, Columbia University asked a judge Friday to reject a student's lawsuit alleging the school failed to protect him after a onetime friend called him a "serial rapist" and carried a mattress around campus to protest sexual abuse. Show More Summary
It’s no secret that while Andrew Garfield took residence in New York City as The Amazing Spider-Man, he wanted our friendly neighborhood wallcrawler to end up meeting with The Avengers in the Marvel cinematic universe. The actor mentioned...Show More Summary
Before Shanjida and Gavriella came to New York University they had never met someone like each other. That's because Shanjida is a Muslim and Gavriella is a Jew -- and they came to college from two religious communities that can, and...Show More Summary
The New York Times’s, Stephen Burt reviews Juliana Spahr’s newest collection That Winter the Wolf Came, published by Commune Editions. Burt, poet and Professor of English at Harvard University, writes favorably about Spahr’s understated lyric technique: […] It’s hard to quote Spahr in ways that show how good she is, because, phrase by phrase, she […]
At the end of the day yesterday when I was walking home, I saw this young woman walking ahead of me and I couldn’t tell if the seam on her inside-out shrunken sweatshirt (typically so boyish) was an intentionally scalloped edge or if it was just the effect created of the seam buckling. Whether it [...]
Where should you go to college to earn the big bucks eventually? The State University of New York Maritime College in the Bronx or Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. That’s according to compensation information company PayScale, which Wednesday released its annual college salary...
New York Times Deal Book: Private Equity Fees Paid by Universities Deserve Examination, by Victor Fleischer (San Diego): Some financial professionals reacted to my Aug. 19 Op-Ed article on private equity fees and university endowments by emphasizing that superior performance justifies superior fees. Fair enough. The essay focused on the...
Incoming freshmen at Duke University have refused to read a summer book option by a New York Times best-selling author because the gay themes and sexual imagery offend their religious morals. “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic” by Alison Bechdel focuses on the author’s life as a lesbian and her...
Last week, the often-provocative Victor Fleischer rocked the higher education world with a New York Times op-ed that accused universities of hoarding their often-enormous endowments instead of spending the funds on student aid. Vic, a tax law professor at the University of San Diego, suggested that colleges be required to spend [...]
Co-authored with Dr. H. Jack Geiger, Arthur C. Logan Professor of Community Medicine Emeritus, City University of New York Medical School Sickness and injustice are joined at the hip, like the proverbial Siamese twins. What's more, they reinforce each other. Show More Summary
Thousands of bears in New Jersey. Humpback whales near New York City. Acres devoted to farming stable or declining even as food production soars. Jesse Ausubel of the Rockefeller University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the return of nature. Show More Summary
Synopsis: In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But...
“Not only is there little evidence that diet drinks help people lose or maintain weight,” says nutritionist Marion Nestle, PhD, professor of nutrition at New York University and author of the forthcoming book, Soda Politics: Taking on...Show More Summary
The New York Times’ recent expose of working conditions inside Amazon has set off a tsunami of discussion about how far Corporate America is willing to push employees to excel. The piece describes a dystopian universe where Amazon employees are encouraged to anonymously report on each other through the company’s [...]
In a new study from New York University using 311 complaint data, researchers tracked when and where New Yorkers complain about their neighbors making noise, blocking driveways, or drinking in public. They found that these complaints...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, University of San Diego Law professor Victor Fleischer wrote an op-ed in The New York Times that tore into Yale University for supposedly paying hedge fund managers excessive fees, while spending a fraction of the amount on students. Show More Summary
Shutterstock By Ellen Chang NEW YORK -- Four years after graduating from Syracuse University, Dan Kaplan's first priority each month is to pay his student loans, hindering his plan to save for an emergency fund or to buy a car. After...Show More Summary
David Miscavige considers the entire universe. Dear Jeff, Whoa! What the heck happened with that New York Times article, man? Did you guys forget to give them all free Prime memberships or what? No offense, but I've seen more flattering...Show More Summary
“Stop Universities From Hoarding Money,” proclaims a new op-ed at the New York Times. “What do you mean?” you reply to it, coughing slightly, for you—as you tend to—have eaten your lunchtime tacos too fast. The op-ed then comes in hot: Read more...