Weekly Market Update


Thursday, November 1, 2018

The U.S. is facing a looming shortage of primary caregivers and increasing challenges surrounding healthcare accessibility. While the medical education system has been lagging in its ability to address these problems, places like NYU's Institute for Innovations in Medical Education and Clemson's newly opened nursing school are incorporating both virtual and augmented reality and high-fidelity simulations to give students more hands-on experience before working with real patients.

In Other News

  • After a year-long investigation, the University of Virginia banned white supremacist Richard Spencer and nine others from campus in response to their roles in the August 2017 "Unite the Right" rally on campus.
  • Google has launched the AI Impact Challenge, offering $25 million to universities and non-profits seeking to use artificial intelligence and other technology to scale-up their research.
  • Babson College is reviewing its ties with Saudi Arabia after the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Turkey. Babson recently helped establish a College of Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia named after the Crown Prince.
  • The University of Maryland President, Wallace Loh, will step down and retire in June 2019. This decision comes in the wake of an investigation into the university's football program after a freshman, Jordan McNair, died during practice earlier this year.
  • The University of Illinois and the University of Chicago recently revealed plans to establish the Illinois Innovation Network, a multi-city, multi-university research and training center that aims to bring together the state's largest public and private universities to address large-scale problems in computing, big data, health, agriculture, and the environment.