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  • A world-class business education for free? Here's how

    PHILADELPHIA Laurie Pickard wanted an education from a world-class business school. She didn't want to pay the $168,000 for a degree from Wharton. So she found a way to get the education though minus the sheepskin for next to nothing. Pickard is the...
  • Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year

    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year
    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Mr. Gruber would have been better. Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot...
  • Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges

    Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges
    A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city....
  • Pantelligent smart frying pan and app can teach you to cook

    Pantelligent smart frying pan and app can teach you to cook
    How many Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers does it take to teach a kitchen klutz to fry an egg? Make that four, over easy. That's how many engineers, now working out of the San Francisco Bay area, are credited with a smart frying pan...
  • Obamacare Consultant Apologizes; "I Behaved Badly"

    Obamacare Consultant Apologizes; "I Behaved Badly"
    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Obamacare consultant Jonathan Gruber apologized on Tuesday for his recent remarks about "the stupidity of the American voter," telling a congressional committee he did not think President Barack Obama's signature healthcare...
  • Hopkins sent out erroneous acceptance emails

    Hopkins sent out erroneous acceptance emails
    The Johns Hopkins University sent 294 erroneous acceptance emails Sunday to students who had previously been told they were denied admission, school officials said Wednesday. The school discovered the gaffe later on Sunday, then sent out apology emails,...
  • Jonathan Gruber should've been Time's Person of the Year

    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Gruber would have been better. Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot of its...
  • The moral of this sad story: Never tell the truth

    Some bureaucrats get in trouble for telling less than the truth when asked questions about their more dubious statements and worse actions. Think of any number of once influential figures in the current administration -- like the notorious Lois Lerner...
  • Starting from scratch at Fla. Poly: Front & Center

    Florida Polytechnic University, the state's newest public university, opened its doors at its Lakeland campus to its first class of students in August. The school was created by lawmakers in 2012 over the objections of critics, including us, who cited the...
  • Was Jonathan Gruber right about voters?

    To the editor: Let's get real about what MIT economist Jonathan Gruber said about the Affordable Care Act. It was not politically correct, but it was true. ("'Grubergate' shows the sad state of debate on Obamacare," Op-Ed, Dec. 9) He suggested that...
  • Too Few Veterans At Top Colleges

    Too Few Veterans At Top Colleges
    Many of the nation's leading colleges pride themselves on diversity, but most aren't diverse in one respect: They have few military veterans in their undergraduate student bodies. The paucity of veterans at the nation's elite colleges is an issue that's...