Posted by Brad SmithSenior Vice President and General Counsel
Earlier this week, I traveled to Olympia to testify before the Washington State legislature on the recommendations of the Higher Education Funding Task Force, which I had the privilege to chair. The task force recommendations provide a systematic roadmap for stabilizing the health of our higher education sector and paving the way for more Washington students to earn four-year degrees.
As I talked with lawmakers, I was struck by several observations.
First, some proposals floating around Olympia would result in even deeper cuts to higher education, making a bad problem even worse. Higher education has undergone severe budget cuts over the past couple of budgets, and that is ground we will need to make up if we expect our public colleges and universities to serve more Washington students going forward.
Posted by Jeff MeisnerSenior Manager, Corporate Blogs
Did you know that there are about 6,000 languages spoken throughout the world, and half of those are projected to be in danger of being lost forever over the next century?
Today is International Mother Language Day, a day designated to celebrate the multitude of unique languages spoken by people all over the world.
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Canterbury Province in New Zealand (population: 440,000) Monday just before midnight local time.
Microsoft activated its Disaster Response protocol and took a number of steps, including ensuring the safety of our employees and offering customers, partners and local response agencies technical support to help ensure business continuity.
Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft
During last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama stated, “In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives; it’s how we make a living.”
The president’s words are a great reminder about the role technology plays in strengthening the American economy. The end of 2010 showed an increase in consumer confidence, consumer spending and an overall strong gross domestic product, yet Americans across the country still list the economy as their number one concern.
On Wednesday, February 9, at 8:30 a.m. EST, join The Atlantic and Microsoft for a live digital town hall discussion on how we can create the jobs and strengthen the US economy.
Top leaders from government, media, academia and business will share their thoughts on how to provide sustainable economic opportunity for decades to come. Moderated by Judy Woodruff, senior correspondent at PBS NewsHour, participants include: