Left: President Hu Jintao delivers a speech during Tsinghua University's centennial celebration at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday. Top: Graduates pose for photos on campus on Sunday when about 50,000 alumni returned to celebrate the university's centennial.
Overall, investors put $7.5 billion to work across 738 financing deals with U.S. startups. That represents a $1.5 billion jump in funding over the same quarter of 2010 with a similar number of deals, so it clearly shows a trend to larger deal sizes for fewer startups.
What makes Bill Gates an expert on education policy? Money, evidently. Every nonprofit, university--and union--in the country that needs Gates Foundation money is now willing say that he’s an expert. What I would like to do here is raise my hand and offer Mr. Gates my own considerable and real expertise on the issue of class size. What makes me an...