Bill Gates discusses business’s role in higher education, saying, “If you’re engaged in some inefficient practice, maybe that’s a bad thing.”
The rest of his thoughts are intriguing, especially considering the recent firing and rehiring of University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan.
Now, let’s help all of our 15 year old students be so creative!
This 15 year old just won $75,000 for developing a test for pancreatic cancer that’s over 90 percent accuracy, and 28 times faster, 28 times less expensive and over 100 times more sensitive than current tests.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Matt Branum, seen here leading his students in a homecoming spirit cheer last September, died this morning after a sudden medical emergency in his campus office. He was an alumnus of the institute and its 14th president, starting in 2009.
Having met him personally, I am saddened by the loss of this deeply thoughtful leader in higher education, whose commitment to his students was obvious in his daily interaction with them.
More about President Branum’s passing is on the Rose-Hulman website. His complete bio had just been updated with his input and includes a nice childhood reference about sneaking onto the institute’s grounds to play “Coke-can” football.