June 9, 2017
In his address at MIT’s 2017 Commencement exercises, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged MIT graduates to pursue work in service of humanity, reports Erin Fuchs for Yahoo Finance. “When you keep people at the center of what you do it can have an enormous impact,” he said.
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.”