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Philippe Aghion: Competition drives innovation

Philippe Aghion: Competition drives innovation

Andrea Ricketti Staff Writer I had the honor of interviewing Henry George \lecturer and potential Nobel Peace Prize candidate Philippe Aghion on Thursday. Aghion has centered his research on a…

Tobacco companies experience losses

Tobacco companies experience losses

Commentary by Michael Bianco Smoking has been on the decline in the U.S. in the last few decades, with usage having gone down from 42.4 percent in 1965 to 19…

Muni yields attractive in low rate environment

Muni yields attractive in low rate environment

Ryan Remigio Staff Writer Although the stock market has been offering high total returns for 2014 — 6.86 percent to be exact — municipal bonds have topped that with an…

Women succeed in entrepreneurship

Women succeed in entrepreneurship

Attractiveness of start-ups impossible to ignore Commentary by Larissa Hoffmann The breadth and depth of the women entrepreneurship trend is impossible to ignore as more and more women are taking…

Biophysicists develop new membrane channels

Carbon nanotubes nonspecifically transport molecules into cells Matthew Reynolds Science & Tech Editor Nearly every biology course covers proteins and their functions, and membrane channel proteins comprise one of the…

Highlight on research: Elizabeth Joyce

Highlight on research: Elizabeth Joyce

Erika Sarno Staff Writer Not all University research projects necessarily begin in the labs of the Loyola Science Center. After a 10-week Smithsonian Tropical Research Internship, senior Elizabeth Joyce developed…

Scientists increase LED quality with quantum dots

Ryan Burdick Staff Writer We have all heard of LEDs. They are used in electronic devices ranging from remote controls to traffic lights to digital clocks. But what exactly are…

Immersive service experience offers insight to poverty

Immersive service experience offers insight to poverty

Cailin Potami Faith Editor Students will have an opportunity to participate in an unprecedented service program Jan.-25. The “Trading Places” homelessness simulation and community outreach experience will submerge students into…

Harry Potter retreat leaves students spellbound

Harry Potter retreat leaves students spellbound

Reflection by John Mayer Retreat leaders and fellow students spent a wonderful time immersed in the world of Harry Potter Friday and Saturday. Lead by senior Nicole Dalbo, the team…