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2009-05-05 11:17:00

NEW YORK, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandeep C. Ramesh is recognized by Continental Who's Who, as an ambitious Yale Law School graduate, who is beginning to make his mark on the legal world. Mr. Ramesh recently graduated from Yale Law, and apart from excelling in academics, he actively contributed to academic publications and involved himself in challenging and respected positions with the Yale Law Journal and Nonprofit Organizations Law Clinic. Prior to attending Yale Law, Mr. Ramesh earned his...

2009-04-28 11:35:00

Student-run venture fund expands its portfolio into sentiment analysis ITHACA, N.Y., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- BR Ventures (BRV), an MBA student-run, early stage venture fund of the Johnson School at Cornell University, today announced that it has invested in Jodange, an emerging, visionary technology leader in sentiment and opinion analysis. The completion of the Series A round will aid Jodange as it continues to capture market share with its best-in-class technology. (Logo:...

2009-03-24 23:01:00

- 66% Report Stress Levels High - 67% Say Economy Affected Their Decisions - 85% Say Financial Aid 'Very Necessary' - Stanford #1 Dream School Among Students / Harvard #1 Among Parents NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Some call it "the other March madness." It's nail-biting season now through April as college acceptance / rejection and financial aid letters land in family mailboxes. According to a Princeton Review survey of 12,715 college applicants and 3,007 parents of applicants,...

2009-03-13 14:43:58

Women tend to choose non-math-intensive fields for their careers -- not because they lack mathematical ability, but because they want flexibility to raise children or prefer less math-intensive fields of science, reports a new Cornell study."A major reason explaining why women are underrepresented not only in math-intensive fields but also in senior leadership positions in most fields is that many women choose to have children, and the timing of child rearing coincides with the most demanding...

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...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.