Announcing scholarship for refugees


Wheaton College President Dennis M. Hanno announced on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, that the private liberal arts college in Norton, Massachusetts, will offer a full scholarship to a refugee fleeing conflict in their country, and he called on other colleges and universities to join the effort. “Wheaton is a global institution that is dedicated to improving the world by advancing knowledge and sharing it,” said President Hanno, in announcing the initiative. “The current executive order on immigration Read more [...]

Lon vs. On Whats the Difference?


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Chinese firm invests $27M with U of Michigan to advance autonomous vehicle research and development


Frontt Capital Management Ltd, a Shenzhen-based investment firm focused on developing the intelligent vehicle industry in China, is making a $27-million investment to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies with the University of Michigan, along with industry and government partners. Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding signed between Frontt and U-M, the funding will establish a Joint Research Center for Intelligent Vehicles at U-M to support faculty projects Read more [...]

Aussie, Yen Poised for Big Moves in Asia


Aussie, Yen – Poised for Big Moves in Asia Daily FX Market Roundup 08.01.16 We’ve had a quiet start to a busy trading week for the currency market. The U.S. dollar moved higher against most major currencies despite a weaker than expected ISM manufacturing index and surprise drop in construction spending. Instead investors latched onto comments from Fed President Kaplan who said a September hike “is very much on the table” if data supports it. While Kaplan is not a voting member of the Read more [...]

The Devil in Development


By Sushmita S. PreethaAug 5 2016 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh)The word “development” – eliciting as it does grandiloquent notions of progress – has become, at least in Bangladesh, something of a red herring. It is used as a catch-all phrase to justify just about anything — from eviction of slum-dwellers to make way for high-rise housing projects to forceful grabbing of ancestral lands to build eco-parks and tourism spots, from rampant deforestation of our woodlands to unapologetic pollution Read more [...]

Adam Peaty: I perform better under pressure


When you’re heading onto an Olympic games as probably one of your county’s best hopes of a gold medal, the pressure is undoubtedly intense. But in the case of Adam Peaty it’s a pressure he carries lightly on his not inconsiderable shoulders. With a shrug of those he remarks “I perform better under pressure, I perform better in the great atmosphere, and when the crowd is cheering your name I perform 100% better.” That’s a useful trait to have in the cauldron of Olympic competition but Read more [...]