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  • "First and foremost, students serving as research or teaching assistants come to Columbia to gain knowledge and expertise, and we believe there are legitimate concerns about the impact of involving a non-academic third party in this scholarly training," Columbia said. While Columbia and other universities have long argued that collective bargaining could...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's largest online charter school may proceed with a lawsuit that seeks to block an enrollment audit the state says is necessary to determine its future funding, a judge ruled. In denying the Ohio Department of Education's request to dismiss legal action brought by the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, Franklin County Common Pleas Judge...

  • Layoffs in techland surge

    Roger Kay, Endpoint Technologies, discusses the cuts in tech jobs as the industry shifts from hardware to software-based development.

  • Executive Edge: Boot camp for coders

    Galvanize CEO Jim Deters discusses the business and importance of providing technology and programming skills education.

  • McNealy: Our public education system is failing

    Scott McNealy, former Sun Microsystems CEO and co-founder of Wayin, discusses why he thinks our education system is failing, and possible solutions for this problem.

  • Santelli Exchange: Giant student loan debt

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Daniel Pianko, University Ventures, discuss the student loan debt conundrum.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is heading to Harvard University this fall as one of two visiting fellows at the Ivy League school's Institute of Politics. He will join Jim Roosevelt at the institute at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Roosevelt is a Democratic Party Rules and Bylaws Committee co-chairman and former Tufts Health Plan CEO.

  • "This caused its plans and their participants to suffer hundreds of millions of dollars in losses of retirement savings," said law firm Sanford Heisler LLP, which filed the complaint in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Other well-known universities have also recently been sued over the management of their retirement plans, including the Massachusetts...

  • Aug 16- Columbia University was accused on Tuesday of mismanaging its retirement plan in a federal civil lawsuit that alleges $100 million in damages. The complaint says the Ivy League university based in New York retained expensive and poor-performing investment options that consistently underperformed their benchmarks. "This caused its plans and their...

  • BOSTON— In an experiment backed by the federal government, Northeastern University and General Electric are offering a new manufacturing degree program to be taught primarily at the company's work sites. But in a pilot project meant to help low-income students, the U.S. Education Department is opening financial aid to eight programs jointly offered by...

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Britain will fill a gap of as much as 4.5 billion pounds in funding for agriculture, universities and its regions that will open up when Britain leaves the European Union, finance minister Philip Hammond said. Scientists, farmers and others who got EU funding were facing uncertainty after Britain voted on June 23 to quit the EU.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Britain will fill a gap of as much as 4.5 billion pounds in funding for agriculture, universities and its regions that will open up when Britain leaves the European Union, finance minister Philip Hammond said. Scientists, farmers and others who got EU funding were facing uncertainty after Britain voted on June 23 to quit the EU.

  • LONDON, Aug 13- Britain will plug a funding gap of up to 4.5 billion pounds for European Union- financed projects in agriculture, universities and its regions once it leaves the bloc, Finance Minister Philip Hammond said. Scientists, farmers and other recipients of EU funding had been facing uncertainty after Britain voted to leave the EU on June 23, before...

  • Teaching tech to the workforce of tomorrow

    Jake Schwartz, General Assembly Co-Founder & CEO, discusses the need for practical tech, data and coding skills in the 21st century.

  • College entrance exam

    ACT plans to audit nearly 200 education centers after Reuters detailed widespread cheating.

  • BOSTON, Aug 9- Three well-known U.S. universities, MIT, New York University and Yale, have been accused of charging millions of dollars in excessive fees to participants in their retirement plans, according to federal civil lawsuits filed on Tuesday. In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology complaint, Fidelity Chief Executive Officer Abigail Johnson is...

  • BOSTON, Aug 9- Three well-known U.S. universities, MIT, New York University and Yale, have been accused of charging millions of dollars in excessive fees to participants in their retirement plans, according to federal civil lawsuits filed on Tuesday. The $3.5 billion MIT plan is accused of hiring Boston- based Fidelity as record keeper without competitive...

  • BOSTON, Aug 9- Three well-known U.S. universities, MIT, New York University and Yale, have been accused of charging millions of dollars in excessive fees to participants in their retirement plans, according to federal civil lawsuits filed on Tuesday. In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology complaint, Fidelity Chief Executive Officer Abigail Johnson is...

  • BOSTON, Aug 9- Three well-known U.S. universities, MIT, New York University and Yale, have been accused of charging millions of dollars in excessive fees to participants in their retirement plans, according to federal civil lawsuits filed on Tuesday. In the Massachusetts Institute of Technology complaint, Fidelity Chief Executive Officer Abigail Johnson is...

  • Sam Polk, a former trader, founder of Groceryships and author of “For the Love of Money.” Here, he leads a Groceryships meeting, where participants learn about nutrition and healthy cooking.

    It wasn't easy for Sam Polk to walk away from Wall Street and a seven-figure bonus. But he did it. Today, he makes a lot less, but he's never been happier.