Ben Nelson

Type: Person
Name: Ben Nelson (Earl Benjamin Nelson)
Title: U.S. Senator from Nebraska
Organization: U.S. Senate
Date of Birth: 17/05/1941
Place of Birth: McCook, Nebraska
Nationality: United States
Fact Sheet: Biography for Ben Nelson
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Virtual university Minerva Project gets $70 million, aims to rival the Ivy League

The Minerva Project, the tech-driven higher education startup that aims to take on the Ivy League, has launched its first class of students and raised the first tranche of what it says will be a $70 million round of Chinese-led venture capital investment ... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 6 hours ago]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

It's Your Business: NeoGenomics adds test

NeoGenomics adds new testFort Myers-based NeoGenomics Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, has announced a new comprehensive solid tumor profiling test designed for clinical discovery and to support clinical trials. The ... [Published Naples Daily News - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 2 reports

Minerva’s Virtual College Scores Backing to...

Article Overview:The Minerva Project, a San Francisco-based for-profit that aims to provide an Ivy League-caliber college degree for $10,000 a year, says it has closed on the bulk of a $70 million Series B round that will allow it to scale up its freshman ... [Published Career College Central - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Airport passengers show gradual increase

McCOOK, Neb. -- Commercial air service at McCook Ben Nelson Regional Airport came to a near grinding halt earlier this year and may be finally showing signs of a recovery.New federal regulations requiring co-pilots to have at least 1,500 hours of flight ... [Published McCook Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Concerns surface over land for South Lee County high school

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla,- It's been a hot topic recently, a need for another high school in South Lee County. Right now, two spots are on the school district's radar including Bonita Springs. Today, things got heated at the Bonita Springs City Council meeting ... [Published WINK TV - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bonita Mayor Changes Hats for 3rd Annual Dining For a Cause

Mayor Ben Nelson and Wife Lori Nelson - Oct. 15, 2014 - BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Bonita Springs, FL - October 15, 2014 – Bring out your best Caribbean attire for the Mayor’s 3rd annual Dining for a Cause on Friday, November 7th. This year’s event, held ... [Published Prlog - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 5 reports

Benchmark, TAL and ZhenFund back Minerva Project

San Francisco-based education firm Minerva Project  is raising $70 million in a Series B round. The investors include Benchmark Capital, TAL Education Group and ZhenFund. In addition to the funding, TAL will take a seat on the Minerva Project’s ... [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bonita moving forward with pot smoking ban

Bonita Springs is saying no to medical marijuana.The Bonita Springs City Council unanimously approved the first reading and public hearing of an ordinance Wednesday to ban smoking medical marijuana in public within city limits.The preemptive move comes ... [Published Naples Daily News - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

How Politico could destroy Obamacare

No more health insurance for them. Politico hit the big time. It's featured in a new brief filed with the Supreme Court by the lawyers suing the federal government, arguing that the Congress did not intend to extend subsidies for Obamacare to people ... [Published Daily Kos - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 08 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama ranks top 3 most charitable states; Local charities feel the generosity

Alabama may not have a big pot of gold, but it has a heart of gold. Our state ranks as one of the top three for giving to charity and the city of Birmingham is right at the top of the list as well for most generous givers.If you believe religion is a ... [Published ABC 3340 - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

How Politico could destroy Obamacare

No more health insurance for them.Politico hit the big time. It's featured in a new brief filed with the Supreme Court by the lawyers suing the federal government, arguing that the Congress did not intend to extend subsidies for Obamacare to people in ... [Published Daily Kos - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

ObamaCare on his mind

Then-Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) stood in front of reporters on a Saturday morning while a snowstorm raged outside on Capitol Hill. It was Dec. 19, 2009, and Nelson had been negotiating in the majority leader’s office late into the night. But now, they had ... [Published The Hill - Sep 30 2014]

Quotes

"we are now effectively the most selective university in the united states" said Minerva founder, chairman and CEO Ben Nelson in discussing his new school's inaugural class of 29 students
...The firm welcomed its founding class of 33 students in September. Ben Nelson, founder and chief executive, said: "we have achieved every milestone we set out for minerva to date... now we are looking to scale and our series b funding will allow us to do just that.” a representative from tal will sit on the minerva project's board, joining nelson and kevin harvey, general partner at benchmark capital."
"if you want to provide them an area and say we will swap this piece for that piece, then fine, get at it, get busy with it, you can't just say go build somewhere else, cause they will and it won't be here" Nelson told WINK News
...Now we are looking to scale and our Series B funding will allow us to do just that," said Ben Nelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Minerva Project. "bringing together partners for this round of funding that include one of the most respected, top quality, and innovative education companies with tal and the most forward thinking technology investors with benchmark, zhenfund and yongjin, is a powerful combination committing to minerva's next stage of development."

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Virtual university Minerva Project gets $70 mil... [Published San Francisco Business Times - 6 hours ago]
New city subdivision gets go-ahead [Published McCook Gazette - 10 hours ago]
Minerva Project raises $70m in series B funding [Published EducationInvestor Magazine - 13 hours ago]
What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt ... [Published Quartz - 18 hours ago]
It's Your Business: NeoGenomics adds test [Published Naples Daily News - Oct 20 2014]
If Republicans Win Control of the Senate in Nov... [Published RINF.com - Oct 20 2014]
Council to consider contract for new hangar [Published McCook Gazette - Oct 18 2014]
Minerva’s Virtual College Scores Backing to... [Published Career College Central - Oct 17 2014]
Minerva’s Virtual College Scores Backing to Grow [Published Xconomy - Oct 17 2014]
Airport passengers show gradual increase [Published McCook Gazette - Oct 16 2014]
Concerns surface over land for South Lee County... [Published WINK TV - Oct 15 2014]
Bonita Mayor Changes Hats for 3rd Annual Dining... [Published Prlog - Oct 15 2014]
Minerva Project lands $70m Series B round [Published Red Herring - Oct 15 2014]
Bonita moving forward with pot smoking ban [Published Naples Daily News - Oct 15 2014]
Benchmark, TAL and ZhenFund back Minerva Project [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 15 2014]
Minerva Project Announces $70 Million In Additi... [Published TheStreet.com - Oct 15 2014]
Minerva Project Announces $70 Million in Additi... [Published Scottrade - Oct 15 2014]
TAL Education Leads Consortium and Joins Benchm... [Published Indianapolis Business Journal - Oct 15 2014]
Education Company Minerva Project Taps Chinese ... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Oct 15 2014]
Argument preview: Compact to conflict – three s... [Published SCOTUSblog - Oct 13 2014]
DIY hybrid car builder to appear at Mother Eart... [Published Topeka Capital-Journal - Oct 12 2014]
The Brookings Institution's Initiative on Busin... [Published Insurance News Net - Oct 10 2014]
Girls will make ‘Waves’ at local event [Published The Destin Log - Oct 10 2014]
How Politico could destroy Obamacare [Published Daily Kos - Oct 10 2014]
Good news on the local economic front [Published Naples Daily News - Oct 08 2014]
Alabama ranks top 3 most charitable states; Loc... [Published ABC 3340 - Oct 07 2014]
How Politico could destroy Obamacare [Published Daily Kos - Oct 06 2014]
The Glaring Falsehood That Could Steal Health C... [Published Think Progress - Oct 06 2014]
William Richard ‘Bill’ Thrash, Sr. [Published KOOQ 1410 am ESPN - Oct 06 2014]
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Benchmark, TAL and ZhenFund back Minerva Project [Published PE Hub Blog - Oct 15 2014]
San Francisco-based education firm Minerva Project  is raising $70 million in a Series B round. The investors include Benchmark Capital, TAL Education Group and ZhenFund. In addition to the funding, TAL will take a seat on the Minerva Project’s ...
Education Company Minerva Project Taps Chinese ... [Published WSJ.com: Venture Capital Dispatch - Oct 15 2014]
Founder and CEO Ben NelsonMinerva Project Minerva Project Inc. , a university that combines online learning with dorm life and other real-world college experiences, is beefing up with a new Series B round led by Chinese investors, the company told VentureWire. ...
Argument preview: Compact to conflict – three s... [Published SCOTUSblog - Oct 13 2014]
Ryke Longest is the Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and a Clinical Professor of Law at the Duke University School of Law. On October 14, the Court will hear an original jurisdiction dispute between three states that share interests ...
How Politico could destroy Obamacare [Published Daily Kos - Oct 06 2014]
No more health insurance for them.Politico hit the big time. It's featured in a new brief filed with the Supreme Court by the lawyers suing the federal government, arguing that the Congress did not intend to extend subsidies for Obamacare to people in ...
The Glaring Falsehood That Could Steal Health C... [Published Think Progress - Oct 06 2014]
This guy did not do what Obamacare’s opponents say he did. CREDIT: AP A lawsuit that will cause the structure of Obamacare to “crumble,” according to a state attorney general who is one of the lawsuit’s leading proponents, rests on a falsehood about ...
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