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  • Letters: Colleges, recruiters and money

    Letters: Colleges, recruiters and money
    Re "Colleges' cold shoulder," Dec. 28 My middle-class high school of 3,000 students had no college recruiters ever solicit on campus. At the time, in the late 1970s, only star athletes were ever recruited by colleges. But education then was not the...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq
    Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university. The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
  • Target data theft fuels new worries on cybersecurity

     Target data theft fuels new worries on cybersecurity
    As millions of bargain-crazed customers swarmed through Target stores on Black Friday, one of the most audacious heists in retail history was quietly underway. A band of cyberthieves pilfered credit and debit card information from the giant retailer's...
  • College recruiters give low-income public campuses fewer visits

    College recruiters give low-income public campuses fewer visits
    The Webb Schools, a private high school in Claremont, is a magnet for college recruiters from around the country and the world. This fall, 113 Ivy League and other schools sent representatives to the campus — more than the 106 students in the senior...
  • Millions of Americans lack basic financial literacy, studies show

    Millions of Americans lack basic financial literacy, studies show
    Guess how many Americans correctly answered this basic financial question: Is the stock of a single company usually safer than a mutual fund? A) 100% B) 80% C) 60% D) None of the above. The right answer is D. Barely 1 in 2 people knew that a single...
  • Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models

    Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models
    Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93. His family announced...
  • Testosterone medication may boost risk of heart attack, stroke, death

    Testosterone medication may boost risk of heart attack, stroke, death
    Treating low testosterone may be all the rage these days among men of a certain age. But men bothered by a midlife dip in energy and sex drive may want to think twice about bumping up their "low T" with a testosterone supplement, a new study says. The...
  • Albert Camus at 100

    Albert Camus at 100
    I first met Albert Camus in the fall of 1980, when I was a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania. I say met because it felt that personal to me. His 1942 provocation “The Myth of Sisyphus” was the lead-off text in a course I was taking on...
  • When - and where - did dogs first become our pets?

    When - and where - did dogs first become our pets?
    When it comes to evolutionary debates, this one is a major dogfight. Since the time of Charles Darwin, scientists have argued over the origin of domesticated dogs, speculating wildly about how, when and where a toothy, flesh-eating beast was first...
  • Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

    Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors
    SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent. Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the...
  • Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds

    Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds
    College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Their results, recently released...