Three weeks into the bankruptcy of New York City Opera, there’s discussion in opera circles about how to reconstitute it under a different management to provide the country’s most populous city with an alternative to the Metropolitan Opera.
After the Great Recession laid waste to the housing market, decimated portfolios and cost Kaylene Murzin's father his construction job, the 15-year-old found another way that she, like many teenagers, didn’t want to emulate her parents: financially.
Texas A&M University signed an agreement with Israel to plan a campus for the state-supported school in the Mideast nation, guided by Governor Rick Perry, who said he wants it to help bring peace to the region.
Leon Lin was ecstatic when he found out he’d be leaving home in southern China to study at the University of Connecticut. As the Chinese agent whom his parents paid $5,000 to help him get into the school told him, the university’s flagship campus at Storrs was a highly ranked institution, with 25,000 students and ready access to Boston and New York City. And eventually Lin would return home with the status and career advantage of a U.S. degree.
The State University of New York, which houses more than 70,000 students, is selling $526.7 million in bonds to renovate its dormitories as debt from Empire State issuers beats the broader muni market.