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2009-03-01 12:45:16

Harvard University's time as a high-flying investor in exotic financial instruments now has it struggling to maintain its endowment, U.S. analysts say. Harvard's $36.9 billion endowment, the world's largest, was managed aggressively during the U.S. real estate boom, producing prodigious returns, enabling a grand expansion that was eventually used to almost double the size of the Ivy League school, Forbes Magazine reported Sunday. But Harvard possessed derivative securities that exposed it to...

2009-01-07 21:26:57

Jeremy Lin scored 27 points Wednesday and Harvard pulled off a shocking 82-70 victory over No. 24 Boston College. The Golden Eagles had won 10 in a row, including an 85-78 upset of then-No. 1 North Carolina last Sunday. Harvard, however, opened a 43-31 lead early in the second half, repelled a Boston College rally and led by as many as 15 in the closing minutes. Oliver McNally added 17 points for the Crimson (8-6), who have won four out of five. Boston College (13-3) was led by 16 points by...

2008-12-30 15:57:00

Philadelphia Clears The Record On The 40th Anniversary Of The Santa Broo-ha-ha PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 40th anniversary of the "Eagles-fans-booed-and-threw-snowballs-at-Santa-Claus" incident, we in Philly think it's time to be clear about what really happened on December 15, 1968 and what has transpired since. As the Eagles enter the playoffs, we ask the sportscasters and sports writers of America to let this snowball melt, and consider a new story about Philadelphia....

2008-11-26 12:45:43

Yale football Coach Jack Siedlecki is retiring as coach after 12 seasons to become an assistant athletics director at the university. Yale was 70-47 and won Ivy League titles in 1999 and 2006 in 12 years under Siedlecki. The team was 6-4 this season, including a season-ending 10-0 loss to arch-rival Harvard last week. I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished over 12 years, going from 1-9 to 9-1 in three years, winning two Ivy League championships and playing with the title on the...

2008-09-30 03:00:26

By Roach, Ronald The Leadership Alliance has produced more than 100 Ph.D.s, one- third of whom are now working in the academy. As a stellar student at Morehouse College in the 1990s, Dr. Jason Sello navigated a path to Harvard University where he earned a doctorate in biophysics. He credits his participation in the Brown University-based Leadership Alliance program for making it possible for him to conduct research alongside graduate students at the Harvard medical school during the summer...

2008-09-21 15:00:23

If you have a child who has applied to college in recent years, or know anyone who has gone through that stressful process, you are aware that the competition for admission has increased dramatically. Stories abound of students with 4.2 GPAs and 2200 SAT scores being rejected by their first, second and third choice schools. Admissions decisions, especially at highly selective colleges, are unpredictable and often seem arbitrary. As competition has intensified, anxiety levels have shot up...

2008-08-08 12:00:37

It makes sense that graduating from a prestigious school with a strong network of well-positioned alumni can lay the foundation for a high-paying job. But how much does your potential to earn big bucks as a midcareer professional have to do with the name brand of that bachelor's degree hanging on your wall? A new report from PayScale.com points to a pretty significant link. BusinessWeek.com used data from the PayScale report to compare top earning alumni across the nation and found that --...

2008-07-30 21:00:32

By Elizabeth Benton By Elizabeth Benton Register Staff NEW HAVEN -- Najeia Mention knows she's headed to college. "It's not even a question," she said. "My stepmom always told me 'You're going to college.' It just sunk in." This summer, Najeia, 15, and 46 of her Career High School classmates spent three weeks studying and rooming together at Yale University, getting an advance look at the type of place they'll be in a few years. The Science Collaborative for Hands-On Learning and...

2008-07-30 09:00:36

By JESSE J HOLLAND By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press WASHINGTON Barack Obama told House Democrats on Tuesday that as president he would order his attorney general to scour White House executive orders and expunge any that violate civil liberties, several lawmakers said. Presidents, as head of the executive branch of government, issue orders to executive branch agencies such as the Justice Department and the CIA. For example, President Bush used an executive order last year...

2008-07-08 06:00:30

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 8--NEW HAVEN -- Rejection is not something Annabel Osberg has encountered in her 19 years. A prodigy who graduated summa cum laude from California State University at San Bernadino at age 18 after less than three years of study, Osberg followed up that success by gaining admission last year to Yale University's top-ranked graduate program in art. She said she was the youngest ever accepted into the school, one of 22 studying painting...