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Getting to Si, Ja, Oui, Hai, and Da

Tim Carr, an American working for a defense company based in the midwestern United States, was about to enter a sensitive bargaining session with a high-level Saudi Arabian customer, but he wasn’t particularly concerned. Carr was an experienced negotiator and was well-trained in basic principles: …

Management

Hooking Up Is Easy to Do (But Pretty Complicated)

Sex on Campus<p>Hooking<p>Up<p>Is Easy<p>To Do<p>But pretty complicated.<p>Photograph by Brendan Hunt<i><br>Bard class of 2016</i><p><b>On the first</b> night of Dartmouth’s fall term, a …

College Calculus

What’s the real value of higher education?<p>If there is one thing most Americans have been able to agree on over the years, it is that getting an education, particularly a college education, is a key to human betterment and prosperity. The consensus dates back at least to 1636, when the legislature …

College & University

“Most Of The Times I Ever Lost A Lot Of Money With Somebody, They Graduated From Harvard.”

Barbara Corcoran barreled into our office with opinions about everything and everyone. A ledge outside our offices on the 25th floor of the Empire …

Poison Ivy

Are élite colleges bad for the soul?<p>I went to college early in this century, when the drug of choice on campus was sleep deprivation. Students trying to do more than the day allowed would run their work into the night and brave the bleary consequences. Many boasted of two or three hours of rest; …

Students Travel To 2025 To Question The Future Of Higher Education

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

Fossil fuel protesters blockade offices at Harvard University | Financial Times

Students at Harvard University blockaded its administrative offices in support of their campaign to persuade the institution to sell the investments …

Fossil Fuels

How Mental Biases Distort Perceptions of MBA Program Rankings

When considering MBA programs and colleges that move up in published rankings, people are most impressed when the movement crosses a round-number category, such as from number <b>11</b> to number <b>10</b>, as opposed to moving from <b>10</b> to <b>9</b>, say Mathew S. Isaac of Seattle University and Robert M. Schindler of …

April madness: The problem with American college admissions

<i>Pia de Jong, a novelist, last wrote for The Washington Post about finding her voice in a new language.</i><p>‘Iwould like to congratulate you on raising an exceptional student,” read the letter from a Midwestern college I’d never heard of before. “Because I’m impressed by your son, I offer to send a guide …

Prepared remarks by Philip J. Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College

<i>Philip J. Hanlon, president of Dartmouth College, delivered a speech Wednesday night in which he said that the elite Ivy League school’s promise “is being hijacked by extreme behavior, masked by its perpetrators as acceptable fun.” He continued: “The list of offenses is familiar. From sexual</i> …

How Stanford Admitted A Cheat To Its MBA Program

How did Mathew Martoma, who was expelled from Harvard Law School in 1999 for forging his transcript, get into the most selective business school in …

College & University

The Job Market for MBAs is About to Take a Hit

If you’re graduating from business school this spring, you might want to be sitting down for this: the job market for recent MBA graduates looks poised to get a lot worse in 2014. That’s based on an annual survey conducted by Michigan State University, released yesterday. Though not random, it …