Football, fuβball, fύtbol?

Sport News 24/7 By Philip Benton A few weeks into another domestic football season, arguably set to be the most exciting Premier League season yet, and as we approach our first international break, I’ve been reflecting on what was another dismal World Cup campaign for the English national team and whether a fundamental reason for it could partly be down to the fact I had to Google translate the title of this article. The ‘English’ Premier League There’s been a...

Higher education: Has the US got it right?

By Gregory Taylor For most university students the next few years will be the best years of their lives, but although the university experience is life changing, I feel it does not prepare a student for the outside world of work. Far too often you hear employers moaning about university graduates not having the right skills for the work place and graduates not having good work ethics. So how do you solve a problem like this? Well, we should look no...

Four letters that will energise America

By Robert Sun America is in danger of becoming the world’s first “derivative economy.” Once renowned around the world for our prodigious ability to manufacture, invent, and revolutionize, the U.S. is becoming a place where pastimes take precedence, image is king, and quick money is the goal. Eighty years ago, banking profits accounted for less than 5% of all U.S. corporate profit. In recent years they peaked at around 40%. College graduates are lured with the promise of making big...

What WWII Pilots Can Teach Us About Maths Education

By Robert Sun Last March, 34 years after its predecessor program became the most viewed series in PBS history, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, began its mission to introduce a new generation of viewers to the wonders of the universe. No less a fan than President Obama opened the first episode, saying that "there are new frontiers to explore, and we need Americans eager to explore them". President Obama has long been a proponent of education,...

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