US unemployment: A long-​​term trap

Lalanya Tevyaw has been looking in vain for a job since last June, when she lost her $2,500-a-month posi­tion at a recy­cling scrap­yard. Her dream is to operate exca­va­tors and […]

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Online MBA students plot a positive course

Alumni were full of praise for their pro­gramme. Jorge Picon, a senior man­ager based in Canada, says: “Despite some prej­u­dices about online pro­grammes, it proved to be a great experience […]

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The small start-​​ups are as vital as the stars

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Court rulings reflect a sea change in US

The plaza in front of the Supreme Court was awash with rainbow flags and “marry who you love” signs on Wednesday, as hun­dreds of gay Amer­i­cans cel­e­brated two his­toric victories […]

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A hire truth

When my friend Nicola quit her job in edu­ca­tional pub­lishing, it was for under­stand­able rea­sons: one of her col­leagues was a bully, her boss was pro­viding little sup­port and work […]

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The market speaks

Even the top schools acknowl­edge that much of the more for­mu­laic learning can be done online, often before the campus pro­gramme begins. But surely this is an argu­ment for cutting […]

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Cerebral circuitry

The trouble is, when we do not know the con­text behind some­thing, we project it our­selves, says Lisa Feldman Bar­rett, director of the Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Affec­tive Sci­ence Lab­o­ra­tory at North­eastern University. […]

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Business schools see their funding begin to run dry

Although leading US busi­ness schools appear to have weath­ered the reces­sion, there are real ques­tion marks about the sus­tain­ability of less pres­ti­gious US insti­tu­tions, par­tic­u­larly those that are state-​​​​funded. Most […]

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Northeastern gets $60m to rename the business school

Two alumni of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity have given the busi­ness school $60m to invest in the under­grad­uate, grad­uate and exec­u­tive pro­grammes at the school, in par­tic­ular to increase over­seas pro­grammes and […]

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Laying down the law

For years now, men and women have entered law firms in the US in almost equal num­bers. And yet, the number of women in lead­er­ship posi­tions at these firms remains […]

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