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Postdoc pitching competition funds ‘wild’ research proposals

At a time when budgets are under pressure, a competition in Finland offers an alternative approach to funding research proposals: a €100,000 (£88,000) prize, awarded after competing scholars gave three-minute pitches to entrepreneurs.

California sues Ashford University for ‘preying’ on vets

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Ashford University, a for-profit chain, and parent company Bridgepoint Education, accusing it of engaging in unlawful marketing, sales and debt collection practices.