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11:21 a.m. Feb. 26, 2021 - By Howard Gold
COVID-19 is changing college application strategies --- and lowering the odds of getting into top schoolsApplications for early admission, long seen as the easier path to elite schools, soar, and so do rejections.
8:04 a.m. Feb. 23, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as UN ambassadorThe Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s choice to lead U.S. diplomacy at the United Nations on Tuesday. The vote for Linda Thomas-Greenfield reflected a divide between the Biden administration’s determination to re-engage with the world body and former President Donald Trump’s diplomacy that often left the U.S. isolated internationally.
8:05 a.m. Feb. 20, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Baby boomers face financial distress and age discrimination This generation struggles in their 60s as their working lives end
7:33 a.m. Feb. 17, 2021 - By Jillian Berman
Biden on cancelling $50,000 in student debt: 'I will not make that happen'The President shot down a proposal from Democratic lawmakers during a CNN town hall.
1:00 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - By StackCommerce
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9:25 a.m. Jan. 4, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
WANTED: Spies from all backgrounds and walks of lifeStriving to further diversify its ranks, the CIA launched a new website Monday to find top-tier candidates who will bring a broader range of life experiences to the nation’s premier intelligence agency
2:20 a.m. Dec. 21, 2020 - By Jeremy Olshan
Meritocracy isn’t an alternative to inequality — it’s a justification, says this Harvard philosopher‘Do we want to live in a country where a necessary condition for dignified work is a four-year college degree, when nearly two-thirds of Americans don’t have a four-year degree?’ says Michael Sandel.
5:00 a.m. Dec. 8, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Harvard's former fencing coach indicted for taking $1.5 million in bribes to help two students gain admissionPeter Brand, who was fired by Harvard last year, and Jie “Jack” Zhao, 61, face charges of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery
8:40 a.m. Nov. 16, 2020 - By Associated Press
NCAA to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one locationThe NCAA announced Monday it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one geographic location to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 and is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city.
4:32 p.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Ivy League cancels basketball and other winter sports due to pandemicThe Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball.
8:20 a.m. Nov. 12, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Appeals court upholds Harvard's use of affirmative action policies, moves case one step closer to the Supreme CourtA federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling clearing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian American applicants.
6:51 a.m. Nov. 7, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
'This is monumental': Kamala Harris is the first VP to graduate from a Historically Black CollegeIn recent history, presidential and vice presidential candidates have mostly graduated from a handful of the same schools
7:25 a.m. Nov. 4, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Garry Trudeau looks back as Doonesbury turns 50Baby boomers can't be stereotyped, iconic cartoonist says
3:00 a.m. Oct. 26, 2020 - Barrons.com
Yale’s David Swensen Puts Diversity Hiring Front and Center David Swensen, the investment chief of Yale University’s $31.2 billion endowment, has told its outside money managers to hire more women and minorities.
12:56 a.m. Oct. 21, 2020 - By Jillian Berman
Business majors from a public college in North Dakota have higher median earnings than some of their Ivy League peersNew research from Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce finds that the value of a college degree doesn't necessarily depend on the factors one might expect.
9:00 a.m. Oct. 16, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
News and analysis for those planning for or living in retirement Retirement news and analysisRetirement news and analysis
12:56 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Howard Gold
Early decision is good for colleges, but is it good for you?'Early action' isn't the same thing, and it gives students and parents more leverage
5:01 a.m. Oct. 13, 2020 - By Brett Arends
Ivy League colleges shun Warren Buffett's adviceA look at America's top 12 long-term university endowments
2:46 p.m. Oct. 9, 2020 - Barrons.com
Brown’s Returns Beat Big Boys of the Ivy League The Providence, R.I.–based university used sizable allocations of private equity and absolute-return strategies to return 12.1%, ahead of Harvard and Yale, with their massive endowments. Performance is vital in a year when colleges are losing money.
7:04 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - By Nouriel Roubini
Why Biden is better for the economy than TrumpA Biden administration would pursue a larger fiscal stimulus targeted at households, workers, and small businesses that need it, as well as job-creating infrastructure spending and investments in the green economy.
4:33 a.m. Oct. 1, 2020 - Associated Press
NFL urged by players association to replace all artificial-surface fields with natural grass Noncontact knee and ankle injuries occur more frequently on synthetic surfaces, according to an analysis of the league’s official injury reports The NFL Players Association president cited the league’s official injury reports from 2012 to 2018.
7:07 a.m. Sept. 29, 2020 - Barrons.com
Harvard Gains 7.3% as College Endowments Lag Stocks U.S. college endowments are now reporting investment returns for the year ended June 30. Many of the largest funds have more investments in alternatives than in stocks and bonds.
1:48 p.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump taps conservative Barrett for Supreme Court If confirmed by Senate, it would be sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall nearly three decades agoPresident Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.
12:16 p.m. Sept. 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Trump picks conservative Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court An ideological heir to the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett would fill the seat vacated by liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsberg, in the sharpest ideological swing since Clarence Thomas replaced Justice Thurgood Marshall three decades agoPresident Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, capping a dramatic reshaping of the federal judiciary that will resonate for a generation and that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his reelection effort.
4:00 a.m. Sept. 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
Yale Endowment Gains 6.8%, Trailing U.S. Stocks Yale University’s endowment, one of the largest in the U.S. at $31.2 billion, is heavily allocated to alternative investments at the expense of traditional stocks.
8:46 p.m. Sept. 24, 2020 - Associated Press
Biden brandishes working-class roots and middle-class image in bid to reclaim Rust Belt battlegrounds from self-styled billionaire TrumpIt’s at once a demonstration of Biden’s personal contempt for Trump and the Democratic challenger’s pride in his own family history as mostly working-class Irish Catholics. But, most importantly as voters begin casting early ballots, it’s a carefully tailored message aimed at voters who’ve abandoned Democrats in recent elections and helped Trump turn the Rust Belt’s ‘blue firewall’ red.
10:55 a.m. Aug. 31, 2020 - By Fang Block
Michael Jordan Rookie Trading Card Sells for a Record $420,000The Heritage Auctions sale is part of a string of blockbuster auctions of the basketball icon’s memorabilia
9:01 a.m. Aug. 27, 2020 - By StackCommerce
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4:27 a.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Innovation is too important to be left to investors aloneWe ought to ensure we are investing in technologies that are safe, environmentally sound, empower rather than simply replace human labor, and are consistent with democratic values and human rights.
6:13 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020 - By Howard Gold
The college-admissions process is just around the corner — here’s how to navigate it amid the coronavirus As COVID-19 disrupts schools and testing, ‘soft’ skills count moreAs COVID-19 disrupts schools and testing, ‘soft’ skills count more, writes Howard Gold.
5:10 a.m. Aug. 5, 2020 - Associated Press
Pete Hamill, legendary New York columnist, dies at 85 Hamill was a columnist for the New York Daily News, the New York Post, Newsday, the Village Voice, New York magazine and EsquirePete Hamill, the self-taught, street-wise newspaper columnist whose love affair with New York inspired a colorful and uniquely influential journalistic career and produced several books of fiction and nonfiction, died Wednesday morning. He was 85.
8:30 a.m. July 28, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Retirees should consider today’s most unpopular investment — here’s why What strategy is so out of favor that hardly any retiree even considers it?What strategy is so out of favor that hardly any retiree even considers it?
2:32 a.m. July 9, 2020 - By Jon Swartz
Venture funding remains elusive for Black tech entrepreneursVenture capital, from Silicon Valley to New York, remains an industry deeply rooted in its investing and hiring patterns, self perpetuating funding for a limited number of privileged companies that are overwhelming white, male, and Ivy League-educated.
2:30 p.m. July 8, 2020 - Associated Press
Ivy League cancels fall sports due to pandemic First Division I conference to scrub sports, but more could followThe Ivy League on Wednesday became the first Division I conference to say it will not play sports this fall because of the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The league left open the possibility of moving some seasons to the spring if the outbreak is better controlled by then.
7:19 a.m. July 8, 2020 - By Alessandra Malito
Three reasons you don’t see many people of color in the financial services industry — and how to fix it Just 6.9% of personal financial advisers are black — 82.2% are white Just 6.9% of personal financial advisers are black—82.2% are white.
4:06 a.m. June 28, 2020 - Associated Press
Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from renowned public-policy school Wilson, U.S.’s 28th president, supported segregation and barred black students from Princeton while serving as university president Princeton University has announced plans to remove the name of former President Woodrow Wilson from its public policy school because of his segregationist views, reversing a decision the Ivy League school made four years ago to retain the name.
9:15 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Mark Hulbert
Why you should consider today’s most unpopular investment What strategy is so out of favor that hardly any retiree even considers it?What strategy is so out of favor that hardly any retiree even considers it?
4:21 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Howard Gold
The harsh truth about black enrollment at America’s elite colleges The Ivy League and others talk a good game but look at who they admitElite universities talk a good game about black enrollment but look at who they admit — elites and the “privileged poor.”.
9:48 a.m. May 15, 2020 - Barrons.com
Harvard and Princeton Split on Uber Stock The two Ivy League universities went in opposite directions in the first quarter on the ride-hailing company’s stock, as Harvard acquired more and Princeton sold. Harvard also sold Booking stock, while Princeton exited Beyond Meat stock.
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