Education Department probing whether Yale discriminates against men

Thanks;Jacqueline Thomsen Published;2 hrs ago/May 22 © Provided by The Hill The Education Department is investigating whether Yale University discriminates against men by offering specific programs and scholarships for women. Inside Higher Ed reported Monday that the department launched the probe last month after a student who is not affiliated with the university filed a…

Nobel Prize goes to behavioral economics pioneer Richard Thaler

Thanks;Barbara Kollmeyer Published: Oct 9, 2017 6:09 am ET Richard Thaler, professor of behavioral science and economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for 2017. “In total, Richard Thaler’s contributions have built a bridge between the economic and psychological analyses of individual decision-making,” said…

These 6 books can make you a better college student

Thanks;Drew Housman Published;Aug 27, 2017 8:18 a.m. ET Understand statistics, gain financial literacy and get out of your comfort zone I did very little reading the summer before I started college. I was focused on figuring out which roommate was going to bring the mini-fridge to the dorm, what posters to hang and what classes…

There’s a new way to mine for lithium and it’s right here in the U.S.

Thanks;Claudia Assis Published: Aug 19, 2017 4:14 p.m. ET Crater Lake in Oregon, a caldera lake formed after a volcano collapse. Using trace elements as proxy, Stanford says it is easier to detect lithium in supervolcano lake deposits Scientists at Stanford University say they have found a new way to detect large deposits of lithium,…

Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school in Lebanon

Thanks;Riham Alkousaa Published;AUGUST 1, 2017 / 5:37 AM / 2 DAYS AGO Cast member George Clooney and his wife Amal leave the Festival Palace after the screening of the film “Money Monster” out of competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 12, 2016. Regis Duvignau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – George and…

Canada: Consumer Lifestyles in 2017

THANKS;Jennifer Elster / EURO-MONITOR INTERNATIONAL CL2017-CACL2017-CA In contrast to recent years, consumer confidence has strengthened based on an improving economy, supporting growth, albeit slow growth, in consumer spending. Rising levels of spending have also been reflected in greater comfort in consumer borrowing, but rising household debt has become a concern. High house prices have discouraged…

The top 20 richest private universities have 70% of the total wealth in the sector

Thanks;Jillian Berman Published: June 17, 2017 8:01 a.m. ET The money in the private college sector is highly concentrated among the nation’s wealthiest schools Small private colleges are increasingly in financial danger, while larger name brand private schools are doing just fine. Roughly one-third of the small private schools rated by Moody’s Investor Service generated…