27 octobre 2019

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded this morning to John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin, M. Stanley Whittingham of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Akira Yoshino of the Asahi Kasei Corporation and Meijo University, in Japan. More...

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Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Three economists were named winners of the 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics this morning “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty." They are: Abhijit Banerjee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Esther Duflo, also of MIT, and Michael Kremer of Harvard University. More...

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Nobel in Medicine

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine was awarded this morning jointly to William G. Kaelin Jr., Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza "for their discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability." Kaelin is a professor at the Harvard University Medical School and is affiliated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Ratcliffe is a professor at the University of Oxford. Semenza is a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. More...

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Nobel in Literature

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature was named this morning as Olga Tokarczuk "for a narrative imagination that with encyclopedic passion represents the crossing of boundaries as a form of life."
And the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature was named this morning as Peter Handke "for an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience."
Last year, the Nobel Prize in Literature was not awarded amid a scandal over alleged conflicts of interest, sexual harassment and sexual assault involving a man (since convicted of rape) married to a member of the Swedish Academy. More...

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‘What Snowflakes Get Right’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses his book that seeks a new framework for the debate about free speech on campus. More...

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The Sentences

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. To date, only one parent in admissions scandal has avoided a jail sentence. More...

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Kansas Apologizes for Snoop Dogg Performance

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Kansas has apologized for a performance by the rapper Snoop Dogg Friday night, USA Today reported. The show, intended to celebrate the start of basketball season, featured pole dancers and lewd lyrics. More...

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$250,000 Family Income and Needs Aid

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Union College, in New York State, costs more than $73,000 to attend, including tuition, room and board, and books. Union is one of the few colleges that meets the full need of students it admits, but it is not need blind. More...

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Gordon College Lands $75.5 Million Gift

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Gordon College, a Christian institution in Massachusetts, has received an anonymous $75.5 million gift, its largest ever. The funds will be used for scholarships. The college also announced a $130 million campaign. More...

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Grinnell Forfeits Football Season

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Grinnell College has forfeited the rest of its football season after losing 11 of the 38 players to injury during the first three games, The Washington Post reported. More...

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