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March 18, 2014   |   Vol. 6, Issue 11
Billionaires With Big Ideas Privatizing American Science
March 16, 2014 | New York Times
American science, long a source of national power and pride, is increasingly becoming a private enterprise. In Washington, budget cuts have left the nation’s research complex reeling. Labs are closing. Scientists are being laid off. Projects are being put on the shelf, especially in the risky, freewheeling realm of basic research. Yet from Silicon Valley to Wall Street, science philanthropy is hot, as many of the richest Americans seek to reinvent themselves as patrons of social progress through science research. The result is a new calculus of influence and priorities that the scientific community views with a mix of gratitude and trepidation.
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College-cost Bubble Ready to Pop?
March 16, 2014 | San Diego Union Tribune
Is an “education bubble” starting to burst in the United States? Probably not, but that’s no reason to stop worrying about profound problems with the economics of higher education. The average sticker price for college has increased at triple the rate of inflation over three decades. Affordability has plummeted as family incomes failed to keep up. Student loan balances have shot past $1 trillion, second only to mortgages in the Federal Reserve’s measure of consumer debt
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Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem
March 16, 2014 | New York Times
In start-up land, the young barely talk to the old (and vice versa). That makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much.
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Half of U.S. Business Schools Might Be Gone by 2020
March 15, 2014 | BusinessWeek
Richard Lyons, the dean of University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, has a dire forecast for business education: “Half of the business schools in this country could be out of business in 10 years—or five,” he says. The threat, says Lyons, is that more top MBA programs will start to offer degrees online.
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For-profit Colleges Vow Fight over Rules on Student Debt

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