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  • SAT Adopts Real-World Questions and Jettisons Obscure Words

    In the new SAT, analyzing a scatterplot chart on Florida manatees and citing evidence to back up answers will trump knowledge of arcane vocabulary.

  • Wall Street or Hog Castration? An Iowa Campaign Choice

    Mark Jacobs has cut plenty of budgetary pork as a former Goldman Sachs managing director and energy executive. He has just never castrated hogs, an emerging issue in his bid for the U.S. Senate.

  • Cornell’s Skorton Will Step Down to Head the Smithsonian

    Cornell University President David Skorton will step down next year to lead the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex.

  • Indiana Postpones Basketball Game After Metal Falls Into Seats

    Indiana University’s basketball game against the University of Iowa was postponed yesterday after an eight-foot long piece of metal fell from the ceiling into the lower-level seats at Assembly Hall.

  • 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.

  • Study Finds SEC Staff Sold Shares Before Cases Made Public

    People working for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who owned stock in companies under investigation were more likely to sell shares than other investors in the months before the agency announced it was taking enforcement actions, according to a new academic paper.

  • 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.

  • Cash-For-Polls Puzzles India Investors as Modi Lead Widens

    The pioneer of political opinion polls in India says he has good reason not to trust them: he has been asked to rig them on more than 10 occasions over the past two decades in return for envelopes of cash.

  • College Board Redesigns SAT Exam Making Essay Portion Optional

    The College Board will make the essay portion of its SAT admissions test optional starting in 2016 and eliminate esoteric vocabulary words, a move likely to be embraced by high school students and their parents.

  • Boomer Sex With Dementia Foreshadowed in Nursing Home

    At 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Day 2009, nurse Tiffany Gourley was called to a room at the Windmill Manor nursing home in Coralville, Iowa. She found a 78-year-old male resident who had just had intercourse with an 87-year-old woman. The man, a former college professor, was divorced. The woman, a retired secretary, was married. Both had dementia.

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