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February 2011

Wall Street Journal (February 1)

Banking Executive Invests $20 Million in Scholarships

student talks with reporterChairman and CEO of Jefferies Group Inc. [Rich Handler] and his wife Martha will announce a $20 million donation to the University of Rochester, the school’s largest contribution to scholarships.    (Also Reported in: 10WHEC-TV, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester Business Journal, 8WROC-TV, YNN, 13WHAM-TV)

Boston Globe (February 8)

Heart failure therapy better in women than in men

“Our finding was unexpected, but extremely important because this is the only heart treatment that is clearly better in women than men,” said study author Dr. Arthur Moss, a cardiologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center in a statement.  (Also Reported in: Fox News, UPI, The Independent, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, CNN, U.S. News & World Report, Chicago Sun-Times, MSNBC, Yahoo! News, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and others)

USA Today (February 21)

Heart disease: They didn’t know what hit them

At age 35, George Sparrow Jr. of Lyons, N.Y., was in poor health.
His doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center suggested gastric bypass, a surgical procedure that reduces the size of the stomach. (Also reported in: Daily Comet, (February 24)

Constitution Is Only Way to Cut U.S. Deficit: David M. Primo (op-ed)

An amendment is necessary because of the latitude the Constitution gives Congress. Article I, Section 5 says, “each House may determine the rules of its proceedings.” What this means in practice is that today’s Congress can’t commit a future Congress to spending cuts. Moreover, any internal legislative rule, or even a statute, can be changed or evaded with a large enough congressional majority.
David M. Primo is associate professor of political science at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.

Wall Street Journal (February 18)

Buying Your Way Into College

For the first time since 2005, the University of Rochester doesn’t expect it will be completely need-blind when it comes time to admitting students off the wait list this year. “This year, we had a bigger early decision group and a slightly needier one,” says Jonathan Burdick, dean of admissions and financial aid. “I’m certain we will be 95% need-blind. That last 5% is in jeopardy.”  (Also Reported in: Yahoo! News)