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Harnessing an important resource

The road to a level playing field for New England’s colleges and universities goes through the city of Holyoke. A massive data processing center has been humming there for five years, built to take advantage of the former industrial city’s inexpensive electricity. Five of the state’s biggest schools — MIT, Harvard, BU, Northeastern and UMass […]
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Hospital owner eyes cutting-edge therapies

Boston-based medical giant Partners HealthCare is doling out $1 million in grants to get cutting-edge therapies from food allergy cures to scarless biopsies on the market within five to seven years, and at least three new local biotech companies are expected to emerge as a result.
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Will Grad Students Lose the Right to Unionize Under Trump?

Trevor Hull wakes up every morning and goes to a lab where he mixes chemicals together, using materials like lead and cadmium to synthesize other substances. A man who he calls his boss sometimes gives him directions and orders, and he’s paid on a bi-weekly basis. He says he feels like he works at a […]
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Searching for Life around the Stars

To the epic search for life on other planets, Mark Veyette brings some of science’s most formidable technology: 300-pound infrared telescopes in Hawaii. The supercomputer center BU helped create in Holyoke, Mass. And his cell phone.
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HubSpot’s Mike Volpe lands another CMO job

We can’t resist pointing out the irony of Mike Volpe’s new gig. A memory refresher: Volpe (right) was fired as HubSpot’schief marketing officer last year after the Cambridge marketing software firm allegedly tried to block publication of a book — “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble” by writer and former HubSpot employee Dan Lyons — that skewered its “frat-house-meets-cult-compound” culture.
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Disparity in Salaries Between Genders Has Provoked Debate

In the past year, the persistent wage gap between male and female earners has become a topic of national conversation. In the past year, the persistent wage gap between male and female earners has become a topic of national conversation. Prominent actors including Patricia Arquette, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper have openly criticized Hollywood for underpaying its […]
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