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Oliver Sacks, Author and Neurologist, Dies at 82

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

Columbia Cites Free Speech In Defense Of Allowing Mattress Protest

22 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Andrew Garfield Pushed for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ to Connect with The Avengers

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

A Muslim And A Jew Meet On A College Campus -- And It's Beautiful

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

Juliana Spahr’s That Winter the Wolf Came Featured at The New York Times Sunday Book Review

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 […]

On the Street…University Place, New York

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 [...]

Which college graduates make big bucks?

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Fleischer: Private Equity Fees Paid By Universities Deserve Examination

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...

Duke students refuse to read ‘Fun Home’ due to gay themes and nudity

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

Should College Endowments Be Taxed?

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 [...]

The Shared DNA of Health and Justice

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

Jesse Ausubel on Agriculture, Technology, and the Return of Nature

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

Review: “Mistress America” is Not Quite The Mistress of America

  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...

4 Ways To Beat Your Diet Soda Addiction In One Week

“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

What Amazon's Work Culture Tells Us About Employee Disengagement

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 [...]

Study uses 311 complaints to track when and where neighborhood conflict emerges

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

Here's what that NYT op-ed, and Malcolm Gladwell, got wrong in their takedown of Yale and hedge fund fees

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

Student Loans Keeping Millennials From Buying Cars, Houses

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

"Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down": An Open Letter to Jeff Bezos from Church of Scientology Head David Miscavige

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

Yale Gives 3X More Money to Private Equity Fund Managers Than Students

“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...

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