Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySteve Lohr Oct. 15, 2018 Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence — how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful tools of A.I., but also to thoughtfully weigh its ethical and social implications. A.I. courses, conferences and joint majors have proliferated in the last few years. But the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking a particularly ambitious step, creating a new college backed by a planned investment of $1 billion. Two-thirds of the funds have already been raised, M.I.T. said, in announcing the initiative on Monday. The linchpin gift of $350 million came from Steven A. Schwarzman, chief executive of the Blackstone Group, the big private equity firm. The college, called the M.I.T. Stephen A. … [Read more...] about M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion
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Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 2:19 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 The Motor City has long understood how its fortunes are tied to the price of gas: When low, consumers buy larger — and more expensive — vehicles. When high, motorists tend to tighten their spending on automobiles to compensate for the increased cost of operating them. But now, as gas prices near $3 a gallon, there's a new complication. Workers like Michael Kuzniar — who lost their jobs during the recession and are still struggling to make their way by working as ride-share drivers and grocery deliverers while looking for other employment and to supplement their income — are taking a direct hit in their paychecks as gas prices rise. "It's cutting into the profit," Kuzniar said Tuesday between Uber pickups in his black, 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe. "I hustle. I have a few spots where I know to be at certain times. And when my kids go to bed, I sneak out … [Read more...] about This Ferndale dad has master’s degree — but struggles as Uber driver
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2018--innogy consulting, a leading global energy-focused management consulting firm announced today the arrival of Dr. Glenn George, a prominent advisor to the global energy and utility sectors, as Founding Partner of its U.S. subsidiary. According to Dr. Klaus Grellman, Managing Director of innogy consulting, “The U.S. energy market is the largest and most dynamic in the world. Strengthening our presence in North America is central to innogy consulting’s strategy for future growth. Glenn’s joining the firm is an important milestone in strengthening our presence in the U.S.” Oliver Riedel, Managing Director of innogy consulting U.S., echoes this sentiment: “innogy consulting has helped catalyze, shape, and deliver the ongoing energy transformation across Europe and the Middle East. Glenn’s arrival will help cement the same kind of capabilities in the North American market.”“I'm … [Read more...] about innogy consulting Expands Energy Consulting Practice in U.S.
TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2018--Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, is pleased to announce the appointment of marketing, branding and operations veteran M. Kathleen Donald as Chief Marketing Officer.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180516005232/en/Marketing veteran M. Kathleen Donald joins Laser Spine Institute as Chief Marketing Officer. (Photo: Business Wire)With nearly three decades of success at some of the nation’s most influential brands, Donald brings an impressive mix of strategic marketing, digital media, thought leadership and advertising savvy to the role. Her natural ability to consume and process large amounts of complex information, and then visualize, implement and drive organizational innovation, are some of the many reasons she was chosen to serve on the executive leadership team. Donald will work alongside Laser Spine Institute’s … [Read more...] about Laser Spine Institute Welcomes M. Kathleen Donald as Chief Marketing Officer
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael Levenson Globe Staff May 10, 2018 Nearly half of Massachusetts’ community college students and a third in the state colleges and universities cannot afford consistent access to food and housing, according to a new study that found an alarming number of students unable to meet basic needs as they pursue their degrees.In a state that prides itself on its world-renowned private universities, the survey showed that students in the public higher education system struggle to pay for food and housing in ways that go well beyond the stereotypical image of students scraping by on ramen noodles in apartments crowded with roommates. Among the state’s community college students, 13 percent reported that they were homeless in the past year, with most of those saying they did not know where they were going to sleep, even for one night, or had been thrown out … [Read more...] about Many public college students in Massachusetts go hungry while trying to earn degrees