Education

Too Close For Comfort

Too Close For Comfort

Published by SmartMoney Magazine and republished by The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo! Finance

NEW YORK CITY// Whether they’re trying to sell an investment or influence government regulators, more financial firms are commissioning scholarly studies to provide a halo of academic approval. Is the relationship between companies and B schools getting too cozy? ... For decades financial-services firms have relied mostly on their own public-relations prowess to win over advisers and persuade a skeptical public to buy investing products. But in recent years they’ve found a new tool to drum...

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Queen Rania of Jordan Calls for “Another Revolution in Arab World”

Queen Rania of Jordan Calls for “Another Revolution in Arab World”

Published by The Huffington Post

NEW YORK CITY// Some of the world's top leaders in government and business convened this week, calling for educational reform in the Middle East and North Africa to help tackle rampant joblessness in the region. At the annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), which brings together leaders in businesses, non-profits and politics to address pressing social challenges, former President Bill Clinton, alongside executives from The World Bank, Walmart and the United Nations, discussed...

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The Best Colleges for Making Money

The Best Colleges for Making Money

Published by SmartMoney: The Wall Street Journal Magazine

NEW YORK CITY// Is an Ivy League education worth the money? The debate over the long-term value of a pricey private-school education is heating up, especially in this tough economy. Sure, everyone knows that by sticker price alone, public schools are a sweet deal, with out-of-state tuition and fees that run about 30 percent less than most of their private rivals and in-state fees running up to three-quarters less. Indeed, the math is pretty jarring; the difference, on average, ranges between...

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