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Here Are the Best
Colleges in America
Oct 16, 2023 1:22 PM CDT
Here Are the Best Colleges in America
WalletHub looks at everything from post-grad outcomes and campus experience to the cost factor
- Deciding on where to attend college doesn't just come down to academic programs and prestige—it also depends on the cost, and whether students and their parents feel they're getting a decent bang for their buck. WalletHub analyzed more than 850 colleges and universities across the US to...
These Colleges Offer the
Most Bang for Your Buck
Sep 23, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
These Colleges Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck
'WSJ'/College Pulse rank higher-ed institutions based on their value
- Picking a college or university can be a daunting task—especially when students and their parents have to fork over so much money to attend. Some higher-ed institutions offer more bang for the buck, however. Using research from the Third Way public policy think tank, the
Wall Street Journal
Here Are the
10 Best Colleges in the US
Sep 8, 2023 1:37 PM CDT
Here Are the 10 Best Colleges in the US
Princeton University is No. 1, per new 'WSJ'/College Pulse rankings
Wall Street Journal
is out with its annual college rankings , prepared in conjunction this year with College Pulse, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, an Ivy League takes the top spot. Princeton University is No. 1, and the
says that instructors, a rigorous curriculum, and ample resources all play a part...
MIT Pulls Apart 1K Oreos
in Tasty Experiment
Mar 23, 2023 5:50 PM CDT
MIT Pulls Apart 1K Oreos in Tasty Experiment
How many twists does it take to achieve the perfect balance between filling and cookie?
- As part of a study seemingly designed to drive business to their dentists and dietitians, MIT researchers twisted apart over 1,000 Oreo cookies in an effort to find the perfect filling-cookie split. As the
Wall Street Journal
reports, Oreo's own vice president, Michelle Deignan, says there's no...
These Are the Top 10
US Colleges and Universities
Oct 17, 2022 12:01 PM CDT
These Are the Top 10 US Colleges and Universities
MIT tops WalletHub's list
- Where to go to college is among the biggest decisions we make, affecting not only our future in general, but also our wallets (or our parents' wallets). WalletHub wanted to see which colleges and universities proved the best-performing options at the lowest cost for undergrads, analyzing the data on 900-plus...
Harvard, MIT Sue Over ICE
Order on Foreign Students
Jul 8, 2020 10:20 AM CDT
Harvard, MIT Sue Over ICE Order on Foreign Students
'Its cruelty surpassed only by its recklessness': Harvard president on order to send students home
- Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are suing the Trump administration over its plan to force international students to leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools offer online-only classes this fall. "The order came down without notice—its cruelty surpassed only by its...
A Powerful New Antibiotic
Is Found in a Novel Way
Feb 21, 2020 10:30 AM CST
A Powerful New Antibiotic Is Found in a Novel Way
MIT researchers use artificial intelligence and report a breakthrough
- The rise of superbugs means the world needs powerful new antibiotics. A team at MIT says it has just made a major breakthrough using artificial intelligence for the first time. They discovered a compound that looks able to conquer some of the most dangerous bacteria in existence, including some that...
Married Nobel Winners:
No Shop Talk During Dinner
Oct 14, 2019 1:43 PM CDT
Married Nobel Winners: No Shop Talk During Dinner
Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of MIT say their 2 kids won't have it
- Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo say they're just like any other married couple trying to juggle kids and work. One key difference: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers each won the Nobel Economics Prize Monday , along with Michael Kremer of Harvard, for their work on alleviating poverty. Banerjee and...
Head of Prestigious University
Lab Resigns Over Epstein
Sep 7, 2019 2:54 PM CDT
Head of Prestigious University Lab Resigns Over Epstein
MIT media lab director Joi Ito is out amid accusations he tried to hide big donations
- The Jeffrey Epstein scandal has brought down the head of a prestigious university research lab. Joi Ito resigned Saturday as director of the MIT Media Lab amid accusations that he accepted big donations from the disgraced financier and then tried to cover them up, reports the
New York Times
Researchers Find Trick
to Growing Tastier Basil
Apr 8, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
Researchers Find Trick to Growing Tastier Basil
24-hour light is the key, say MIT researchers
- Researchers at MIT say they've figured out how to grow the tastiest basil: Expose the plant to light 24 hours a day. The nugget comes out of a project in which scientists grew the herb in a shipping container, a controlled environment that allowed them to precisely monitor every...
10 Best Colleges for the Money
Oct 24, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
10 Best Colleges for the Money
MIT tops the list
- If you're going to fork over close to $50,000 a year to go to college—the top-end average for tuition, room, and board at a four-year school—you want the best ROI on your money. WalletHub looked at close to 1,000 of America's higher-education venues, examining...
New College Rankings,
With Emphasis on Value
Oct 23, 2017 5:00 PM CDT
New College Rankings, With Emphasis on Value
MIT tops the Ivies in new WalletHub ranking
- What college provides the best bang for the buck? It may be a subjective question, but WalletHub crunches data on everything from tuition and student-faculty ratio to student debt and graduates' salaries at nearly 1,000 colleges and universities for its new ranking. The Ivy League is well represented in...
Alleged Insider Trader Maybe
Did Too Much Googling
Jul 14, 2017 8:31 AM CDT
Alleged Insider Trader Maybe Did Too Much Googling
Didn't cover up online search history for 'insider trading' too well, prosecutors say
- If you don't want the SEC to pick up on the fact that you've carried out an unusual trade, you probably shouldn't Google "how sec detect unusual trade," or "insider trading in an international account." Those are the phrases that federal prosecutors allege...
Couple Quit Jobs, Became
Scientists to Save Her Life
Jun 20, 2017 8:52 AM CDT
Couple Quit Jobs, Became Scientists to Save Her Life
'You're healthy, and then you're falling off a cliff'
- When Sonia Vallabh watched her mother die a horrible death in 2010, caught in limbo between sleep and wakefulness that led to severe dementia, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, wanted answers. The autopsy revealed a harrowing diagnosis: a prion disease called fatal familial insomnia, or FFI, reports the
MIT Grad Falls to Death
From Engineering Dome
May 1, 2017 7:09 AM CDT
MIT Grad Falls to Death From Engineering Dome
Nicholas Paggi, 24, apparently lost his footing in the rain
- A recent MIT grad fell to his death while climbing on the campus' famed engineering dome. Authorities say Nicholas Paggi, a 24-year-old who graduated in 2015 with degrees in engineering, computer science, and physics, fell off the Great Dome of the Barker Engineering Lab while with friends on Tuesday night....
App Helps You
Get Smarter During
Your Wasted Time
Apr 19, 2017 10:03 AM CDT
App Helps You Get Smarter During Your Wasted Time
MIT software teaches vocabulary during each day's idle moments
- How much "wait-learning" have you done lately? That's the term MIT scientists have for picking up knowledge while lingering in an elevator, waiting for a reply to your text, or doing other things that would normally have you simply staring off into space—and now they've got...
A Sally Ride Lego Figure?
Yep, and She's Not Alone
Mar 2, 2017 4:05 PM CST
A Sally Ride Lego Figure? Yep, and She's Not Alone
Maia Weinstock's 'Women of NASA' prototype has been given green light
- Mathematician Katherine Johnson was one of the women of NASA depicted in the Oscar-nominated film
, and now she's about to get her own Lego figure. Per MIT News , Johnson and four other women involved with the space agency over the years—Margaret Hamilton (computer scientist), Mae Jemison...
How 3K Cars Could
Replace NYC's 14K Taxis
Jan 3, 2017 6:15 PM CST
How 3K Cars Could Replace NYC's 14K Taxis
Two words: ride sharing
- It's no wonder New York City traffic is so awful , with 13,600 taxis navigating the streets. But just 3,000 sedans could accomplish about as much, according to a new study . Using a computer formula, MIT researchers discovered that just 3,000 four-person vehicles could provide for 98%...
Teen Who Didn't Finish
High School Is Headed to MIT
Aug 31, 2016 11:52 AM CDT
Teen Who Didn't Finish High School Is Headed to MIT
She made a name for herself at computer science competitions
- Malvika Raj Joshi's family decided to "unschool" her, and she dropped out of formal schooling in India when she was in the equivalent of seventh grade. But she continued to take part in international computer science competitions, and apparently she did well—because, despite her lack of a...
Memories Lost to Alzheimer's
May Not Be Gone Forever
Mar 18, 2016 5:08 PM CDT
Memories Lost to Alzheimer's May Not Be Gone Forever
New research 'shatters a 20-year paradigm'
- For decades, scientists believed the memories lost by Alzheimer's patients were gone for good, the
reports. But a new study out of MIT and published in
shows those memories may still be somewhere in the brain and, what's more, could be recoverable. That's because,...
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