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  • Stanford Divesting Coal Helps Students Seeking Domino Effect

    Stanford University’s decision this week to end investments in coal companies may bolster student- led campaigns to stop climate change that have spread to hundreds of U.S. college campuses.

  • Stanford Divesting Boosts Student Campaign Seeking Domino Effect

    Stanford University’s decision to stop investing in coal companies may help bolster the hundreds of student-led campaigns that have spread across college campuses in the past two years aimed at stopping climate change.

  • Stanford President Adds to Technology Fortune With Atheros Deal

    Stanford University President John Hennessy stands to gain a windfall from Qualcomm Inc.’s $3.2 billion purchase of Atheros Communications Inc. , adding to the tens of millions he’s amassed through ties to Silicon Valley.

  • Stanford’s Hennessy Seeks Support for NYC Engineering Campus

    Stanford University, which helped spawn California’s Silicon Valley of computer and electronics companies, is seeking alumni support to open an engineering school in New York City.

  • Lilly CEO Urges Extension of Research Tax Credit (Transcript)

    Eli Lilly & Co. Chief Executive Officer John Lechleiter said during a panel discussion in Washington that U.S. lawmakers should renew the research-and- development tax credit to make it easier for companies to compete globally. The Oct. 5 event, sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News in Washington, centered on ways to spur innovation.

  • Patent Office Must Control Funds, MIT Leader Says (Transcript)

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Susan Hockfield said during a panel discussion in Washington that Congress must keep its pledge to let U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, or PTO, have control over all the fees it collects to promote innovation and spur job creation. The Oct. 5 event, sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News, centered on ways to spur innovation.

  • Obama Aide Outlines Ways to Promote Innovation (Transcript)

    Five corporate executives and seven university leaders discussed with John Holdren, President Barack Obama’s science adviser, and David Kappos, head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, ways to boost the economy through promoting innovation during an Oct. 5 event in Washington sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable and hosted by Bloomberg News.

  • Cantor Calls for Action on Skilled-Worker Exodus (Transcript)

    U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, told a gathering of chief executive officers and university leaders that the U.S. must grant visas to skilled workers from overseas more quickly to halt an “exodus” of “foreign nationals in this country who come here” to attend universities “and then find it too difficult to stay here.” The Oct. 5 event at Bloomberg News’ Washington bureau was sponsored by Harvard University and the Business Roundtable.

  • China Halts U.S. College Freedom at Class Door

    In the 25 years Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University have run a joint campus in China, it’s never published an academic journal. When American student Brendon Stewart tried last year, he found out why.

  • Duke to NYU Missteps Abroad Lead Colleges to Reassess Expansion

    For two decades, U.S. universities have raced to build campuses abroad to burnish their reputation and attract foreign students. Now, controversies and stumbles at high-profile projects have led some to reconsider expansion.

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