Posts Tagged:Harvard

Women Closing the Gap in Computer Science and STEM Studies/Jobs

Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (“STEM”) fields have traditionally been dominated by men.  This is changing.  Women 2.0 has an infographic on how women are catching up quickly to men in the STEM areas.  (Women 2.0).  Some headline numbers: 41 percent of Computer Science majors at Harvard are women That number is up from 28.9 percent just one year…

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Lookout DeVry, The Ivy’s are Getting into Online Education

Fantastic piece in todays NYTs, here, about how the top tier universities are opening up their classes to online students. This is a game changer.  You can now get an Ivy League education for free, as long as a student/teacher ratio of 120,000 doesn’t bother you.  (And I can assure you, it won’t bother anyone.) Here’s…

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The Age of Big Data

Fantastic article from the NYT’s about the world and opportunities of big data here. It’s a revolution, says Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science.  We’re really just getting under way.  But the march of quantification, made possible by enormous new sources of data, will sweep through academia, business and government.  There…

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