All of these "top" schools are actively keeping qualified American students out of their programs so they can say their schools have an international view. For a private institutions such as USC, Stanford, Duke, Harvard, etc. I have only a little problem with this because they are private. My only problem with this stand is that they receive Federal money for their programs so I feel that Americans should have first shot at getting in. Now I have a huge problem with public universities such as UT Austin, Michigan, UNC, etc. selecting foreign students to Masters and Ph.D. programs before selecting American students. If these universities weren't squeezing out American citizens from their programs then this rule wouldn't be as big an issue as it is.
If you look at the top 10 on that list, you'll notice that none of the Ivy League schools and only USC from the "West Coast Ivy League" schools are on it.
Of course I'm biased but I'll agree with Matt Dycus' comment above. Well educated doesn't necessarily mean they will be successful. They have to have more than an education to be successful in the work world. I know of too many Harvard MBAs that have ran companies into the ground or given their employers no more value than a person with a ungrad from State U. I also know of many "uneducated" people that have an idea, a plan, and drive that are now CEOs, presidents of companies, or retired because they sold off their companies.
If you want theorists and researchers give me MIT or Stanford any day. If I want successful business people give me anyone else but them for the most part.
...as bad as I see the patent system being screwed up, you also need to point out that the legal system is as much to blame in this particular case. According to the article that I read, the court didn't order the fine, it was a jury verdict and award. The judge actually allowed an emergency stay so that Apple could show that the award shouldn't be allowed.
'Obviously, there are some jobs where paying hourly could make sense, but if it's a job that's going to require a Blackberry and regularly checking in, it seems like it shouldn't be paid hourly, but as an exempt employee that gets paid a straight salary.'
It's not that simple Mike. You have to follow the FLSA standards for exempt or non-exempt jobs.
I think that since the SCOTUS said it's legal for corporations to give as much money as they want to political candidates Craigslist should put their own candidate up and back him or her with funds from escort advertising.
Just remember this is the EU not the US. The US Congress is still run by corporations. I'm ashamed that the EU has stood up to those corporate masters when it really should be the US leading the fight. :(
-- Seattle owns the tangible work, but Mackie thinks he owns the idea.
That's a big issue to me. If I commission a piece of art and negotiate a fee for that piece of art, I want to own the idea as well. I don't want the artist to see that people love my piece of artwork, want one just like it and hire the artist to make replicas. So in this case, this piece of art should belong, imho, in total to the city of Seattle. Mackie should never be allowed to make another cent off of this piece of art nor control who does or doesn't see it, the city of Seattle should be the exclusive rights holder in those instances. Additionally, if another city wanted Mackie to create a similar sculpture for them, he should be barred from it because it would be a derivative work from something that he has previously created and sold the right to(that's assuming the contract did actually include the selling of all rights to the work which should be the only way that a public entity do business with public money).