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Former Punter Donates $1 Million to RPI Football Team

TROY, NY — A former punter for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) football team has made a $1 million gift to his alma mater’s football program. The gift — made by successful businessman Brendan Keegan, RPI Class of 1991 and his wife, Dana Keegan — is by far the largest gift ever received in the […]


Billionaire Ken Griffin Donates $25 Million to Success Academy

NEW YORK — Success Academy, which operates charter schools in NY, announced that Citadel founder and CEO Kenneth Griffin has made a $25 million gift to expand educational opportunity for 10,000 children in New York City. The gift will increase the capacity of Success Academy by more than 50% over the next five years, allowing […]


NYU Names Linda Mills as New President

NYU’s Board of Trustees has named Linda G. Mills to be NYU’s 17th President. Mills [photo above] has served over a decade as NYU’s Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life.  She will be the first female President at NYU and will take over on July 1 for Andrew Hamilton, who […]


NYU Receives Record 120,000 Applications

New York University (NYU) said it received close to 120,000 applications for the Class of 2027, a 13% increase over last year’s record-breaking pool, including nearly 22,000 Early Decision applications, an increase of 14% from last year. This is the 16th year in a row of record-setting numbers of applications to NYU. The overall application […]


Columbia Names New President

Columbia University announced that Nemat “Minouche” Shafik, a leading economist and President of the London School of Economics, will become the 20the President of Columbia University on July 1, 2023. Her election concludes a wide-ranging and intensive search launched after Lee C. Bollinger announced that he would step down as Columbia’s president at the end […]

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Hillary Clinton Appointed Professor at Columbia

Former U.S. Secretary of State, NY Senator and Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is joining Columbia University as professor of practice at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and presidential fellow at Columbia World Projects (CWP). [Photo above: Hillary Clinton was awarded an honorary degree at Columbia University commencement in May 2022. Photo […]

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SUNY to Waive Application Fees for Two Weeks

ALBANY – The State University of New York is dropping application fees across all 64 colleges and universities for two weeks now through Sunday, Nov. 6—allowing prospective students to apply to up to five campuses completely free of charge. The application fee is usually $50 per school and the potential savings could add up to […]

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RPI Launches Institute for Data, AI and Computing

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) — a research university in Troy, NY — has introduced the Rensselaer Institute for Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Computing (DAIC). The goal of the Institute is to become the primary academic center in the country for advancing new computational paradigms, including those that are a hybrid of conventional, neuromorphic, and quantum […]

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RPI to Open Engineering Medicine Center in NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are partnering in the creation of the Center for Engineering and Precision Medicine (CEPM) in New York City, one of the first centers in the nation to bridge engineering and engineering science with medicine. The partnership will build on a wealth of […]


Taylor Swift to Receive Honorary Degree at NYU Commencement

Music superstar Taylor Swift will address graduates of New York University this spring and will be given an honorary degree at Yankee Stadium. No word if she will sing. NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Board of Trustees Chairman William Berkley named the honorees to be recognized at the University’s 188th and 189th Commencement Exercises—an unprecedented […]