Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute News

  • Puerto Rico Turns to Surgical Staplers for Economy After Cut

    Facing 15 percent unemployment, a shrinking economy and junk grades from the three largest credit raters, Puerto Rico sees a way out with surgical equipment, contact lenses and warm beaches.

  • Deciphering Some Mumbo Jumbo by the Fed

    “The tightening of financial conditions observed in recent months, if sustained, could slow the pace of improvement in the economy and the labor market.” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Sept. 18

  • Competitiveness Panel on U.S. Energy Revolution

    Nov. 16 (Bloomberg) -- David Danielson, U.S. Department of Energy's assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, Eric Isaacs, director of Argonne National Laboratory, Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and university vice chair of the Council on Competitiveness, Sean McGarvey, president of the Building & Construction Trades Department at the AFL-CIO, and Mayo Shattuck III, executive chairman of Exelon Corp., talk about energy independence and its impact on U.S. competitiveness. They speak at the National Competitiveness Forum in Washington. Mary Jordan of Washington Post Live moderates. (Source: Bloomberg)

  • BP-to-Goldman Boards Become Hot Seats for College Presidents

    As much as higher education and corporate America would like to be engaged, college presidents are struggling to reconcile the demands and values of academia with shareholder skepticism about their boardroom commitments.

  • Double-Dippers Are All Wet Ignoring Yield Curve: Caroline Baum

    There have been whispers, or maybe it’s just wishful thinking, that the Federal Reserve might buy more long-term bonds, lowering interest rates and making housing more affordable. (You know that modified mortgage that didn’t work out so well? Have we got a deal for you!)

  • Edward Jones’s Weddle Re-Elected to Finra’s Board of Governors

    Edward Jones’s James Weddle and Robert Keenan of St. Bernard Financial Services Inc. were elected to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s Board of Governors at its annual meeting.

  • Farney Daniels, Time Warner: Intellectual Property

    A cease-and-desist letter by Nebraska’s attorney general to a law firm representing a patent owner isn’t enforceable, a federal judge in Omaha ruled.

  • Executives Collect $2 Billion Running U.S. For-Profit Colleges

    Strayer Education Inc. , a chain of for-profit colleges that receives three-quarters of its revenue from U.S. taxpayers, paid Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert Silberman $41.9 million last year. That’s 26 times the compensation of the highest-paid president of a traditional university.

  • Gee Takes Jets as $1.9 Million Payday Roils Ohio Students

    The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee lives in a 9,630-square-foot Tudor Revival mansion that was renovated for him, featuring a great hall, pool, elevator and tennis court.

  • Apple, Inditex, Tolkien Estate: Intellectual Property

    a federal judge in Albany, New York, has recused himself from the patent suit against Apple Inc. related to the iPhone 4s’s Siri virtual assistant.

Sponsored Links
Curation software by Lingospot