More than $100,000 will be on the line in “Cupid’s Cup 2.0,” an expanded version of the 11-year-old entrepreneurship competition led by Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank ’96.
Predicting presidential election outcomes has gotten tricky in the digital age because the rising generation of voters doesn’t answer their phones or buy newspapers. Instead, they communicate online.
Four Smith alumni are representing the United States in a 10-month immersive internship and learning program in Dubai. The program, comprised of 40 international graduates, is sponsored by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai.
New technologies and employer expectations are pressuring traditional colleges to innovate instruction. Despite predictions of higher education disruption, “smart and agile institutions will respond and even thrive alongside new competitors in this changing environment,” says Sandra Loughlin, Smith School’s director of learning and innovative instruction. “The key is to provide appropriate faculty and program support.”
Binge watching television — taking in a season of “Mad Men” or “Silicon Valley” in a day or two — has become a new pastime, made tempting by streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.