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UC Davis graduation ceremonies moving to Golden 1 Center

DAVIS - UC Davis students will no longer be graduating on campus after a survey was sent out to students asking their preference for the 2023 graduation location. Students will now walk across a stage in Sacramento, concerning local businesses in Davis that may lose money.When UC Davis is in session desks aren't the only seats filled, restaurants and bars are packed with students. "Oh that's [a] very important customer target here in Davis: students on campus," says Nick Ananpnisit, owner of Thai Canteen in Davis And during graduation week, the school's community gets bigger as families flood into town.Thai Canteen...
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Board of Regents approves fees to fund UNLV student newspaper

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — UNLV journalists will not have to stop the press after securing enough funding to keep the paper going. The Nevada Board of Regents approved a student fee to help fund The Scarlet and Gray Free Press. When the Las Vegas Review-Journal announced it would cut...
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Washington Examiner

The education establishment's attacks on merit will destroy success

“Set up standards of achievement open to all, to the least, to the most inept — and you stop the impetus to effort in men, great or small.” So argues Ellsworth Toohey, the villain of Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead. In an impassioned speech about his quest for power, Toohey reveals the goals of his socialist policies: elevate the mediocre and destroy the successful.

Haney Technical College in Panama City has openings for spring semester

PANAMA CITY − For Alexandra Murphy, trade schools are important because they help people learn skills needed to create brighter futures. As chief community relations officer of Tom P. Haney Technical College, Murphy said the school located in Panama City still has openings in four of its 18 education programs offered in the spring 2023 semester. The available programs are for aviation mechanics, automotive collision repair, marine mechanics and medical administrative specialists.

Here's how to write an effective college essay | College Connection

A powerful Common App essay is a key component of the college application process. Most high school students who are applying to college start out by completing the Common Application that is accepted by more than 900 colleges. It requires one essay, and students can choose from a variety of topics or one of their own creation.

Multi-Million-Dollar Gifts For Idaho State And Universities Of Minnesota, Virginia, And Texas At El Paso

The past week saw four public universities - the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas at El Paso, Idaho State University and the University of Virginia - report that they had received multi-million-dollar gifts from private donors. A fifth institution - Texas Tech University - also announced what its president called a “historic gift” but did not specify its amount.

Op/Ed: Time for Indiana universities to join Purdue, embrace age-friendly movement

Jimmy Carter, the longest-living U.S. president in history, recently turned 98 years old. Known for his lifelong commitment to human rights, President Carter has championed humanitarian causes well into older age, working with Habitat for Humanity into his 90s and advancing public policy causes with the Carter Center for the last 40 years. ...
The Oakland Press

LTU commencement ceremony this morning

More than 160 Lawrence Technological University students will walk the stage at the University’s Fall Commencement today at 10 a.m. at Don Ridler Field House. The Commencement speaker is Florine Mark, the largest franchisee of Weight Watchers International. She will also be presented with a Doctor of Business Administration degree.

Supreme Court questions the future of affirmative action

The Supreme Court heard arguments in Washington on Oct. 31 for two cases that could determine the future of affirmative action programs in college admissions: Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, and Students for Fair Admissions v. the University of North Carolina. Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard examines whether...
Washington Post

Law school revolt against U.S. News rankings gains steam

First, Yale University’s top-ranked law school declared it would end cooperation with the U.S. News & World Report rankings. Within hours, Harvard University’s law school, ranked fourth, followed suit. Then, what began as a high-profile protest against the rankings became a mass revolt that now encompasses four University of California law schools, four from the Ivy League and several other big names in legal education.

UNN students protest 100 percent hike in fees

Students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have protested the 100 percent hike in their school fees. The university administration had on Thursday, published a memo detailing the categories of fees to be paid by its students. The memo indicated that fresh students across the faculties in UNN are to...

Gunston Campus Expands to 60 Acres with Land Acquisition

The Gunston School is delighted to announce that the school has acquired 25-acres of property adjacent to the campus from the estate of Carter (Middleton) Bond. Bond was the granddaughter of the school’s founders, Samuel and Mary Middleton, and she passed away peacefully at the age of 91 in early 2022.

ECU Notes: History, students, initiatives celebrated during November dedications

University history, urban legends and bold initiatives for future students were celebrated across East Carolina University during a series of campus dedications in November. A major donation to the College of Business will lead to transformational work for its graduate school. One family’s love of Pirate Nation will be honored in the Main Campus Student Center. And a former chancellor’s vision is honored. ECU’s Thomas D. Arthur Graduate School of...

From tea to civic action

Aston University is a university with a social purpose. We take our anchor role in Birmingham seriously, so having a civic impact is important to us. Before engaging with Citizens UK our engagement with communities was often limited to student recruitment and outreach, and ad hoc projects. This meant that meaningful engagement with local issues was difficult, and the connection between local concerns and the day-to-day business of the university was hard to make.

UGC regulations seek to attract more students towards research practices

Students with research aspirations will now find it easier, and more time saving, to contemplate careers in research. As per the revised PhD regulations notified by the University Grants Commission (UGC), students who have completed a 4-year undergraduate programme can get direct admission to a PhD programme. These students should have a minimum of 75% marks in “aggregate or its equivalent grade on a point scale wherever the grading system is followed”. Should the candidate fall short of the required percentage, he/she has to pursue a one-year master’s programme and score at least 55%.

White Earth Tribal College Becomes a Bright Spot for Solar Energy Job Training

MAHNOMEN — Near the tall grasses outside White Earth Tribal and Community College, students huddled around a small ground-mounted-unit solar array on an unusually warm October day. The trainees, ranging in age from recent high school graduates to people in their 60s, took turns connecting wires, testing voltage, and flipping switches that connected the panels to a large battery.