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Hey, college presidents, speak up!

Hey, college presidents, speak up!

University heads protect their coffers by avoiding big issues

COLLEGE PRESIDENTS HAVE long used the bully pulpit that comes with their office to shape public opinion. That is, until now. Today, college leaders remain silent, having turned their sights inward to their own campuses. Their desire to avoid any press has diminished their moral authority and role as important thought leaders. In the past,(...)

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MIT: Fusion future 15 years away

MIT officials, with $50 million in initial private backing, estimate it will take 15 years to build a working prototype of a fusion power plant running on cheap, plentiful hydrogen and capable of producing carbon-free energy. Researchers have made similar claims in the past, only to see the deadlines pass with little or no progress.(...)

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