Common Application Inc., an association used by colleges and universities to streamline the admissions process, exists to increase application volume for member schools while keeping competitors from entering the field, a rival company claimed in a lawsuit.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde canceled plans to deliver the commencement address May 18 at Smith College, bowing to protests by students and faculty over the fund’s policies.
Faruk Mustafa Rasool first saw a mobile phone in 1998 while he was lying in a London hospital bed recovering from quadruple heart bypass surgery. Ignoring his doctors’ advice to rest, he started figuring out how to bring the device to his native Iraq.
Brandeis University said Frederick M. Lawrence, dean at George Washington University Law School, will become the Brandeis president starting January 1, succeeding Jehuda Reinharz. The university commented in an e-mailed statement.