Rollins Ranked No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching Programs

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Rollins for its uncommon commitment to teaching undergraduate students.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rollins No. 1 for best undergraduate teaching programs among regional universities in the South in its 2020 rankings of the nation’s best colleges. Rollins was ranked No. 1 among the 120 colleges and universities in its category, which is composed of schools that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s-level programs. U.S. News & World Report’s best undergraduate teaching rankings focus on schools that have faculty with an unusually strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students. As a result, Rollins claiming the category’s top spot should come as little surprise. After all, Rollins is the epicenter of engaged learning.


Harvard Students Tell Biden: Don’t Use Us As An Excuse To “Water Down” Student Loan Forgiveness

President Biden recently cited Harvard University and other elite private universities as a reason to limit student loan forgiveness. Today, Harvard hit back. At a CNN town hall last week, Biden rejected efforts by progressive lawmakers and student loan borrower advocates to convince him to cancel $50,000 in student loan debt using executive authority. He stated firmly that he “would not make that happen.” Biden did say he would support a smaller amount of student loan forgiveness — $10,000 per borrower — and would prefer that Congress pass legislation providing for this relief. He has expressed skepticism of the legality of cancelling student loan debt through executive action.


Biden is already backtracking on his promises to provide student debt relief

At his recent town hall, Joe Biden made a series of convoluted and condescending comments about American student debt. His remarks cast doubt on his ability, or willingness, to confront this country’s ballooning student loan crisis. Within hours, #cancelstudentdebt was trending on Twitter. Biden’s rambling justification of the status quo was peppered with straw men, invocations of false scarcity and non-solutions. He pitted working-class Americans against each other, implying that people who attend private schools aren’t worthy of relief, as though poor students don’t also attend such schools.


Proposed Changes To Carried Interest Would Negatively Impact Diversity In Venture Capital

In his must-read new book, Post Corona, Scott Galloway calls Section 1202 a tax law that “is nothing but a transfer of wealth from other taxpayers to venture capitalists.”  In my previous article on how this section of the U.S. Tax Code can actually increase diversity in VC, I address how it’s actually not §1202 that’s a problem.


Stanford study into “Zoom Fatigue” explains why video chats are so tiring

A new study from Stanford University communications expert Jeremy Bailenson is investigating the very modern phenomenon of “Zoom Fatigue.” Bailenson suggests there are four key factors that make videoconferencing so uniquely tiring, and he recommends some simple solutions to reduce exhaustion.


SPACs Are On the Prowl for Early-Stage Startups

Late last year, Nautilus Biotechnology CEO and founder Sujal Patel had a decision to make. The biotech startup backed by Jeff Bezos’ venture fund could raise a Series C round of VC funding, as a four-year-old startup would typically do. Or it could go public through a special purpose acquisition company. Patel chose the latter option. Nautilus is one of a growing number of young startups going public by merging with a SPAC (a shell company that has raised cash for the sole purpose of acquiring another business), according to founders and investors. Space technology company Momentus and autonomous vehicle-technology company Innoviz Technologies, both less than four years old and generating $5 million or less in annual revenue, have also taken this route.