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The Future of Elite Schools, Continued

Last week I quoted a long dispatch from a Harvard graduate now living in New Haven, on why he thought the Trump era held more perils for elite-level schools like Harvard and Yale than they might be anticipating. Readers chimed in to agree, disagree, and share parallel experiences here.<p>I’ve received …

College & University

In Global Rebrand, National Geographic Drops ‘Channel’ From Its Network Name

National Geographic Channel's recent reinvention, and National Geographic's expanded partnership with 21st Century Fox last fall, is ushering in a …

Advertising Industry

How to Get People to Accept a Tough Decision

Imagine this: You’re a general manager for a manufacturing company and orders are up. You know you should be celebrating, but instead, you feel gut punched. Your plants are facing severe capacity and material constraints and you know you can’t fill these orders. Now you have to decide which ones to …

Management

Moderate GOP Rep. Charlie Dent To Resign

Charlie Dent was already one of a record number of House Republicans who weren't running for re-election this November. Now he is rushing out the door even faster.<p>The moderate Pennsylvania Republican — who hasn't been shy about voicing his frustrations with the congressional GOP and disdain for …

Charlie Dent

Trump advised to stay out of House speaker race: Sources

President Donald Trump wanted to endorse House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to succeed outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan but is being advised not to …

Republicans

Starbucks to close 8,000 U.S. stores for one afternoon for racial-bias training

(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) will close 8,000 company-owned U.S. cafes for the afternoon on May 29 so 175,000 employees can undergo racial tolerance training in response to protests and calls for boycotts after the arrest of two black men waiting in a Philadelphia store.<p>The company said in …

Coffee

Why certain graduates from Ivy League schools are struggling in the workforce

When Chantel Brown was a child in rural Morganton, N.C., she savored the illusion that she "could come off as middle class." That doesn't take much when one-quarter of the residents live in poverty. But Ms. Brown cleaved to the bling she had: her family's one-story brick home in a one-street …

College & University

How the flat white conquered the coffee scene

This year, McDonald’s began serving flat whites – with a side of sass.<p>You may remember their tongue-in-cheek ad campaign, “Flat what?” by Leo Burnett …

Coffee

Private schools' 'corporate greed' is pricing out middle-class families, former St Pauls' headmaster says

Private schools’ “corporate greed” is pricing out middle-class families, the former High Master of St Paul’s Boys’ School has warned.<p>Dr Martin Stephen suggested that charging ever-rising school fees is short sighted, as it poses a threat to the existence of public schools.<p>In a new book, titled The …

Education

The Future of Elite Schools in the Trump Era (and the Future of Blogging)

A few days ago, for no intended reason, I came across this remarkable off-the-cuff essay from back in 2011 by my then-and-now colleague Ta-Nehisi Coates. In those days—before “The Case for Reparations,” before <i>Between the World and Me,</i> before the new, wonderful Apollo Theater rendition of …

College & University

Do conservatives feel the same fear and embarrassment as I do over President Trump?

If they see what I do, they're the ones that need to speak up.<p>Americans used to believe that the presidency was a role that had great dignity. But this president is an expert at escalating conflict and creating uncertainty — and he's frankly embarrassing<p>He has undermined public confidence in …

North Korea

Rob Reiner begs Republicans to stand up to 'childish sociopathic liar' Trump

Rob Reiner has a message for Republicans.<p>The actor took to Twitter on Thursday to plead with members of President Trump's party to speak up against the president.<p>"Democracy is being tested," Reiner wrote to his 392,000 followers.<p>"The rule of law and the press are under attack by a childish …

Donald Trump

Republican congressman unloads on ‘motherf**ker’ Trump in furious over-the-top message to conservative pundit

A Republican Congressman has let loose and expressed his true feelings about President Donald Trump to Erick Erickson, a far right wing pundit. …

Republicans

Paul Ryan Personifies the Devil's Bargain the GOP Struck With Trump

The outgoing House speaker, more than any other lawmaker, paved the path for congressional Republicans’ subjugation to the president.<p>Paul Ryan, who once aspired to advance the vision of conservative icon Jack Kemp, will leave Washington carrying a more tarnished legacy—as the most important enabler …

Donald Trump

GOP governor absent from Pence visit to Massachusetts

BOSTON — Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Boston Tuesday for two fundraisers — including one for the Republican National Committee, which is expected to haul in $500,000. But Massachusetts’ Republican governor won’t be at either of them.<p>Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters Monday that he will …

Donald Trump

N.C. educator takes on critic who said teachers have it easy and should stop complaining

Angie Scioli is an award-winning veteran high school social studies teacher and education activist at Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, N.C. She was the subject of the well-received 2017 documentary, “Teacher of the Year,” an effort to show the authentic life of an educator — not the Hollywood …

Education

Retiring GOP lawmakers cut loose on Trump

Few Republicans in Washington are willing to go head-to-head with President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Republicans push Mulvaney, Trump to rescind …

Republicans

'High school now, it's a whole other level': 7 adults who posed as teenagers for a semester were shocked by how much things have changed

If you could relive your high-school experience for a day, would you jump at the chance?<p>How about for a whole semester?<p>That was the premise of "Undercover High," an A&E documentary series that followed seven adults as they posed as students at Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas, for the …

High School

Farmers’ Anger at Trump Tariffs Puts Republican Candidates in a Bind

WASHINGTON — As President Trump moves to fulfill one of the central promises of his campaign — to get tough on an ascendant China — he faces a potential rebellion from a core constituency: farmers and other agricultural producers who could suffer devastating losses in a trade war.<p>Mr. Trump’s threat …

Globalization

Despite DeVos help, for-profit colleges yet to see a rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) — The for-profit college industry is struggling under the weight of declining enrollment, stiff competition from traditional universities and an image battered by past misdeeds, even as the Trump administration tries to offer a helping hand.<p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has hired …

Higher Education

Why Trump's Trade War Could Cost Republicans the House

Republican insiders on Capitol Hill are trying to walk President Donald Trump away from a looming trade war with China, even as Trump’s economic …

Economy

GOP Strategist: Nonsensical Trump Talking Like A 'Drunk Guy In Queens'

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt blasted Donald Trump’s wild speech during a tax-touting roundtable talk in West Virginia on Thursday, saying the president sounded like a “drunk guy in Queens” spouting “total nonsense.”<p>Trump claimed that “millions and millions” of people in California voted …

Donald Trump

Harvard Tops Ranking of Ivy League Schools

In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, Harvard’s strength in student outcomes and academic resources puts it atop the Ivy League<p>Harvard University is the top-ranked Ivy League institution in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, thanks to …

College & University

As Oklahoma teachers strike drags on, frustration mounts

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Oklahoma Republicans finally passed a massive tax hike for hundreds of millions of new dollars for public schools and teacher pay raises, they thought they would get a thank you.<p>Instead, educators and their supporters marched on the Capitol. They brought pent-up with them …

Education

Facebook Just Confirmed That It Reviews Your Private Messages

Chats and images.<p>Facebook Inc. scans the links and images that people send each other on Facebook Messenger, and reads chats when they’re flagged to …

Social Media

Women's fashion and beauty brands among the worst gender pay gap offenders

Women's fashion and beauty brands are some of the worst offenders in the gender pay gap league tables, the last-minute rush to file results ahead of Wednesday's deadline revealed.<p>The high street brands Karen Millen, Phase Eight and Sweaty Betty are among the worst 2 per cent of all companies in …

Gender

'To hell with Wall Street': Steve Bannon defends Trump's trade moves

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon defended President Trump's aggressive trade moves in an interview Wednesday and dismissed concerns about how financial markets are reacting to a potential trade war.<p>"Ask the working people in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan about Wall Street," Bannon told …

Donald Trump

Sen. Tim Scott Shares Personal Story About Donald Trump — It Shatters the Narrative on the President

On Wednesday morning, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) appeared on CNN, and Scott shared a personal story from when he was very …

Donald Trump

Facebook drops a bombshell and says most of its 2 billion users may have had their personal data scraped

Facebook made a bombshell admission about the security of its users' personal information on Wednesday, in a startling revelation that's almost certain to worsen the privacy crisis currently hanging over the world's largest social network.<p>"Most" of Facebook's 2 billion users may have had their …

Personal Data

Utah Education Software 'Unicorn' Pluralsight Has Filed Confidentially For An IPO

One of Utah’s cloud unicorns is the latest tech startup to join a herd of companies going public after Dropbox’s successful IPO.<p>Pluralsight has filed confidentially with the SEC to pursue an initial public offering, the company quietly revealed in a regulatory press release on Monday. By submitting …

Startups