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Harvard researchers discover new treatment for diabetes

Diabetes

By Carolyn Y. Johnson For years, diabetes treatments have aimed squarely at boosting insulin, a hormone that regulates the amount of sugar in the blood. Therapies span the gamut, from direct injections of insulin to drugs that spur the body to make more of it. A team of Harvard University researchers announced Wednesday they had discovered a whole different method ... Read More »

Boston-area colleges and universities see an average 3.4 increase in tuition costs

Northeastern University

By Mary Moore A sampling of 11 Boston-area colleges and universities showed an average 3.4 increase in tuition, fees, room and board for the 2014-2015 academic year. Of the 11, Northeastern University undergraduates will see the biggest increase — a 4 percent increase year-over-year. Undergrads at Northeastern will pay $57,490 in tuition, fees, room and board for the 2014-2015 school ... Read More »

Texas universities enjoying benefits of national giving splurge

University of Texas at San Antonio

By Carol Christian Nationwide, cash gifts to colleges and universities are up despite a shrinking pool of donors. Charitable contributions to U.S. institutions of higher education increased 9 percent in 2013 to $33.8 billion, according to the latest annual report from the Council for Aid to Education. It’s the highest total in the report’s history dating back to 1957. The ... Read More »

17-year-old is accepted by all 8 Ivy League Universities

Kwasi Enin

He has an academic test score that puts him in the top one per cent of students, competes as a shot putter for his school athletics team and even plays the viola in the orchestra, so it likely came as little surprise to his teachers and family that Kwasi Enin would be accepted by an Ivy League college. What might ... Read More »

Stanford, Cal leaders explore perspectives on online learning

Stanford

BY KATHLEEN J. SULLIVAN President John Hennessy joined UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks in Berkeley last Friday for the opening Q&A of a two-day online education summit, “How Technology Impacts the Pedagogy and Economics of Residential Higher Education.” Higher education is in a “period of great experimentation” in the field of online learning, President Hennessy told an audience in ... Read More »

Four California Universities Among Top 10 for Research

Research

Four California universities find themselves ranked among the top ten in the world for research purposes. The Great Britain-based “Times Higher Education” magazine has sent out its annual ranking of schools based on the reputation of world research universities. Stanford was placed third on the list, with U.C. Berkeley coming in sixth. Caltech was ninth while UCLA rounded out the ... Read More »

Ivy League law dean named new president of Tulane University

Michael A. Fitts

By Mike Strecker Michael A. Fitts, dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, has been named the 15th president of Tulane University. Fitts will begin his term on July 1, when current President Scott Cowen retires after 16 years of service. “After an exhaustive national search, which attracted many incredibly talented candidates, we found ... Read More »

Growing list of Indian origin scholars lead global universities of great repute

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It was a wave of sorts and SP Kothari was part of it. The year was 1982, and Kothari, armed with a degree in chemical engineering from BITS Pilani and a management degree from IIM-Ahmedabad, felt the west calling. He did what many other bright and brilliant Indians were doing at the time for such a passage. “In the 70s, ... Read More »

University of Chicago gets $90 million for cancer research

Cancer Research

The University of Chicago is among six institutions sharing a $540 million grant for cancer research from funds established by late real estate magnate Daniel K. Ludwig. Each center will receive $90 million in new grants from the fund established in 2006, bringing the total bequest to each institution to $150 million, according to Ed McDermott, president and CEO of ... Read More »

Harvard University

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About Harvard Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience ... Read More »

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