June 9, 2017
MIT’s 2017 Commencement exercises featured an address by Apple CEO Tim Cook, who urged graduates to use their skills to help people around the world, reports the AP. “Measure impact in humanity; not in the likes, but the lives you touch and the people you serve,” said Cook.
A study co-authored by MIT researchers shows that climate change will cause toxic cyanobacteria algae to increase. The algae, which thrive in warmer conditions, can cause “neurological damage, liver damage, gastrointestinal problems, irritation of eyes, ears and skin, and other health problems,” if ingested, writes Craig Lemoult of WGBH.
In this Wall Street Journal article, senior MIT Sloan lecturer Robert Pozen and Prof. S.P. Kothari explain the causes of inflated executive pay. As a solution, Pozen and Kothari write that compensation committees should, “be required to disclose the revenues and market capitalizations of the peers they select.”