John Hechinger covers education and writes enterprise features. In February 2013, he was one of two Bloomberg reporters to win a George Polk award in national reporting for "Indentured Students," a year-long series on abuses in higher-education finance. In 2011, for his reporting on the exploitation of students at for-profit colleges, John shared in an additional Polk award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in public service. Before joining Bloomberg in 2010, John, a graduate of Yale University, was a senior special writer at the Wall Street Journal and a projects reporter at the Charlotte Observer.
College leaders, fraternities and their critics called Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s ban on pledging a milestone in the history of efforts to end hazing, saying it could save lives and spur other Greek groups to follow suit.
At least five investors betting against Internet video and advertising company Blinkx Plc benefited after a blog posting by a Harvard Business School professor last week triggered the stock’s biggest plunge ever.
A Harvard Business School professor whose blog posting touched off a plunge in the shares of Internet video and advertising company Blinkx Plc revised his public disclosure at the school’s request to add that he was paid by U.S. investors.