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College athletes deserve more from universities

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Initially, the idea that college athletes are university employees and could vote to form a union seems absurd. But the more you think about the multimillion dollar business that major college athletics has become, the more you realize that the athletes have a point about their treatment. The National Labor Relations Board ruled last week that college athletes at Northwestern ... Read More »

TAU, Northwestern sign academic cooperation agreement to become sister universities

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University has signed an agreement with Northwestern University in the US declaring the two institutions “sister universities.” The agreement was signed this week during a visit to TAU by a delegation of officials led by Prof. Morton Schapiro, president of Northwestern University in Illinois. “The purpose of having such a large delegation arrive in Israel is to strengthen ... Read More »

Rich US universities looking at investment strategies in Africa

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By Tosin Sulaiman America’s wealthiest universities are venturing into Africa’s fast-growing frontier markets, in search of outsized investment returns that will allow them to offer scholarships, lure star professors and fund research. For sub-Saharan Africa, recognition from these deep-pocketed US institutions, who have often earned envy among fellow global investors for their strong returns, marks a significant shift. University endowments ... Read More »

Texting affects language and grammar skills: study

This definitely is not a LOL matter! According to a new research by an Indian-origin professor, text messaging could lead to declining language and grammar skills in tweens. The research by S Shyam Sundar from Pennsylvania State University and colleagues from Northwestern University found that the use of shortcuts while texting may hinder a tween’s ability to switch between techspeak ... Read More »

US: Universities opening offices in D.C. to raise profile

A crop of universities is claiming new real estate in Washington as part of a push to expand higher education advocacy in the nation’s capital. The University of Notre Dame, Duke University and Northwestern University are for the first time establishing offices in D.C. or hiring in-house lobbyists to be stationed here to coordinate government relations. The push comes as ... Read More »

Illinois universities get $2.8M for nuclear study

Three Illinois universities are getting $2.8 million in federal research grants, scholarships and fellowships to train future leaders in the nuclear industry. The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that the money would go to the Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University and the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Secretary Steven Chu says the investment will encourage innovations that will ... Read More »

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