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Imagine walking along a road past a pond, when out of the corner of your eye you see a toddler boy flailing about in the water. You quickly look around. There is no other adult in sight. If you don’t jump in to save him, no one else will. He will drown. You know what you have to do. You dive right in and drag the drowning toddler from the water.
But what if that little child were drowning—proverbially—half a world away? What would you do to save him then?
This is one of many questions Peter Singer, an Australian professor of bioethics at Princeton University, asks undergraduates during his popular semester-long course on practical ethics. The lecture course covers euthanasia, animal rights, infanticide and abortion, effective altruism, and other weighty topics.
In true tribute to the Beastie Boys, this ad for a toy targeted to the next generation of (female) engineers rocks. There are so many nerdy elements to it that you can easily get past all the pink to see the point being made: little girls can be more than just princesses.
The medal has been struck by the academy as a tribute to the late Emeritus Professor Nancy Millis, who introduced fermentation technologies to Australia and created the first applied microbiology course taught at an Australian university.
How do companies attract and retain the best employees? Granting employees equity the right way can create a tremendous incentive for people to stay at a company without costing the employer too much, believes Wealthfront CEO and Lecturer Andy Rachleff (MBA ’84). http://stnfd.biz/rlyuT