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Harvard Names Lawrence Bacow President, Succeeding Drew Faust

Harvard University appointed board member Lawrence Bacow as the school’s 29th president, succeeding Drew Gilpin Faust, who’s stepping down after 11 years on the job. Bacow, 66, a former president of Tufts University and chancellor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will take over on July 1, Harvard said Sunday in an emailed statement. A…

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Bank Misconduct Comes Under Scrutiny as Australia Inquiry Starts

Australia’s banks, rocked by years of scandals and wrongdoing, risk having further misconduct exposed as a powerful government-appointed inquiry into the nation’s financial industry starts. The yearlong Royal Commission will examine the nation’s banks, insurers, financial services providers and pension funds, and consider whether regulators have enough power to tackle misconduct. Kenneth Hayne, a former High…

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The designer of ‘Monument Valley’ has a new game where users explore relationships, without prizes or big thrills

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a designer is taking a new approach to his latest digital creation: Turning the narrative of his video game into an interactive love story — complete with all of its complications and moral ambiguity. Ken Wong, lead designer of Ustwo's wildly popular "Monument Valley" mobile game, left the company…

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Merkel wants younger ministers in cabinet

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mrs Merkel (R) sought to reassure her critics German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for younger members of her party to fill ministerial positions in the new government. "We need to ensure that not only the over-60s are considered but also younger people," she told German TV. She also defended…

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