Biden Taps Economists Lisa Cook, Philip Jefferson for Fed Seats

President Biden will seek to fill two seats on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors with academic economists Lisa Cook of Michigan State University and Philip Jefferson of Davidson College, the White House said Thursday. Mr. Jefferson, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Davidson in North Carolina, has spent most of … Read more

WSJ News Exclusive | Yale, Georgetown, Other Top Schools Illegally Collude to Limit Student Financial Aid, Lawsuit Alleges

Sixteen major U.S. universities, including Yale University, Georgetown University and Northwestern University, are being sued for alleged antitrust violations because of the way they work together to determine financial-aid awards for students. According to a lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court late Sunday by law firms representing five former students who attended some of the … Read more

Why Apple’s iMessage Is Winning: Teens Dread the Green Text Bubble

Soon after 19-year-old Adele Lowitz gave up her Apple AAPL 0.10% iPhone 11 for an experimental go with an Android smartphone, a friend in her long-running texting group chimed in: “Who’s green?” The reference to the color of group text messages—Android users turn Apple Inc.’s iMessage into green bubbles instead of blue—highlighted one of the … Read more

Amid another Covid surge, schools and businesses find plans disrupted once again

A healthcare worker administers a COVID-19 PCR test at a free test site in Farragut Square on December 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images A Covid-19 outbreak on a cruise in Lisbon. Thousands of flights canceled. Colleges going remote again. It’s a new year but the pandemic continues to cause many … Read more

Struggling to keep the kids occupied over the holidays? Here are some fun, development-boosting activities

Parents and children open presents on Christmas morning. evgenyatamanenko | iStock | Getty Images If you’re struggling to find ways to entertain your kids this Christmas, experts say there are a number of simple activities that are both fun and beneficial for their development. While Christmas offers the opportunity for some quality family time, it … Read more

Here’s what a lot of college grads don’t know about their first job offer

Throughout our lives as students, we work hard to get a good education that will lead us to a solid job and fruitful career. But we aren’t prepared for what happens after graduation — responsibilities such as finding a place to live, getting that first job and paying rent and other bills. You can’t just … Read more

Parents charged in Oxford school shooting plead not guilty to involuntary manslaughter

Parents walk away with their kids from the Meijer’s parking lot where many students gathered following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, November 30, 2021. Eric Seals | USA Today Network | via Reuters James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at … Read more

More colleges face bankruptcy even as top schools experience record wealth

The University of Maryland The Washington Post | The Washington Post | Getty Images Across the country, colleges are in crisis. Fewer students went back to school again this year, dragging undergraduate enrollment down another 3.5% from last year, according to a report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Combined with last autumn’s declines, the … Read more

7 ways college students can help save the environment — and not go broke

The environment is one of the top concerns for Gen Z — even amid a pandemic. And, while some products that are billed as sustainable cost more, there are a lot of changes you can make in your everyday life that will be good for the environment — without breaking the bank. “The only way … Read more

There’s a lot of financial aid available to women pursuing STEM careers

Women are significantly underrepresented in STEM professions and for the few who are pursuing science, technology, engineering or math careers – there are a lot of financial challenges. That’s why a lot of companies and organizations are offering scholarships and other financial assistance to help bridge this gender gap in these crucial fields. Only 1 … Read more