The Boston area has a well-known reputation for its prestigious universities. Harvard. MIT. The list goes on. But there are a few local colleges that arguably don’t get the recognition they deserve. CollegeVine, a Cambridge-based college guidance company, recently examined the “most underrated” colleges in the United States, by comparing their cost of attendance and generosity of financial aid with “qualitative data” on students’ career outcomes. Unlike traditional college rankings, CollegeVine co-founder Vinay Bhaskara said they primarily focused on financial outcomes, like students’ starting salary and return on investment one and five years after graduating, as well as “qualitative outcomes like job placements.” And in their final list released Monday morning, two schools in the Boston area — or, to be more specific, two schools in Wellesley — just made the top 10. Both Babson College and Wellesley … [Read more...] about The most underrated colleges in the country? These local schools made the list.
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PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Aug 24, 2018 For nearly two decades, Detroit native Shirley Stancato has applied a combination of gentle influence and powerful advocacy to push for racial justice in her hometown as the head of the nonprofit New Detroit. This year, as Stancato plans her retirement as president and CEO, she will receive the Neal Shine Award for Exemplary Regional Leadership, an honor reserved for standout Michiganders with lifelong roles in supporting regional cooperation and progress. "You have to share who you are, the work that you've done, and what you believe in," she said, offering her view on how leaders make a difference. "People are persuaded, people give, people participate with people — not just the organization." That's a lesson, she said, that Shine, a former Free Press publisher, taught her. Shine, for whom the award is named, spent 45 years at the newspaper promoting regional efforts. Metro Detroit … [Read more...] about New Detroit leader Shirley Stancato, a shining light in challenging times
For legendarily successful stockpicker William H. “Bill” Miller III, the question was not so much philosophical as practical.“What am I going to do with this money, which I obviously can’t take with me?” the now -67-year-old fund manager asked himself.The answer Miller came up with, at least for $75 million of his fortune, was to give it to the Johns Hopkins University philosophy department.Tuesday’s announcement of the eye-popping sum, the largest ever to any of the university’s humanities departments, quickly spread through ivory towers across the country, where contemplating concepts like existentialism and ontology gave way however temporarily to marveling at this number in the high eight figures.“It’s terrific news for Johns Hopkins and the discipline as a whole,” said Cheshire Calhoun, an Arizona State University philosophy professor and chair of the board of officers of the American Philosophical Association. “You … [Read more...] about Investor Bill Miller promises $75 million to Johns Hopkins University philosophy department