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Bigger loans for STEM students – S.P. Kothari and Korok Ray

From The Wall Street Journal  By S.P. KOTHARI and KOROK RAY Outstanding student debt has ballooned to $1.3 trillion and is now, aside from mortgages, most American households’ largest liability, according to the Federal Reserve. Last year alone student debt increased by almost $83.2 billion, or 6.7%. The price of tuition has risen an average 3.4% each year for a decade, markedly outpacing inflation. Meanwhile, the U.S. faces a daunting skills gap in science, technology, engineering and math. Each year there are 1.3 million new openings in STEM fields but fewer than 600,000 new graduates. Is there a way to solve both these problems at once? Yes: Restructure the Federal Direct Loan Program to target loans based on field of study. Students’ interests would be better served and taxpayers’ dollars would be more productively invested if the Education Department were to extend loans depending on the employability and long-term economic … Read More » The post Bigger loans for STEM students – S.P. Kothari and Korok Ray appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >

The NFL: Twitter’s Kingmaker? — Ben Shields

From TechCrunch The NFL has a distinguished history of successful partnerships with upstart media companies. When it became the home of Sunday Night Football in 1987, ESPN’s unprecedented growth accelerated. Then, in 1993, the NFL sold its NFC Sunday afternoon package to Fox, firmly establishing it as the fourth major broadcast network in the U.S. In turn, both deals expanded the NFL’s reach and significantly increased its media rights revenue. This fall the NFL is working with another new media partner: Twitter. In a $10 million deal, Twitter is live streaming for free 10 Thursday Night Football (TNF) games. It is part of Twitter’s overall strategy of making live events the centerpiece of its platform. For its part, the NFL reportedly passed on higher bidders for the digital TNF package to test new distribution models with a trusted partner. Twitter faces some inherent limitations with the deal: it is only … Read More » The post The NFL: Twitter’s Kingmaker? — Ben Shields appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.  Read the full post >


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