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ISS Solar Transit 2
Most people don't realize it, but they actually launch a new space station every few weeks because this keeps happening.
'The mountains near here formed when the ... Newfoundland ... microplate collided with, uhh ... Labrador.' 'Ok, now you're definitely just naming dogs.' 'Wait, no, that's actually almost correct.'
ISS Solar Transit
I guess it's also the right setting for pictures of the Moon at night.
They say you can't argue with results, but what kind of defeatist attitude is that? If you stick with it, you can argue with ANYTHING.
No, tell the park rangers to calm down, it's fine--I put a screen on the front. I just want to get the birds a little closer.
Really, the only honest 24-hour stores are the ones in places like Arizona and Hawaii, and many of them are still wrong in certain years.
Be careful—it's breeding season, and some of these can be *extremely* defensive of their nests.
Elon Musk finally blocked me from the internal Tesla repository because I wouldn't stop sending pull requests for my code supporting steering via vim keybindings.
Existential Bug Reports
ISSUE: If we wait long enough, the Earth will eventually be consumed by the Sun. WORKAROUND: None.
My trash can broke recently and I had to get rid of it. When I picked it up, I suffered a brief but harrowing existential crisis.
NYT photo editor Whitney Richardson to discuss ‘Evolution of the Media Industry’
Whitney Richardson, photo editor for The New York Times, will speak at Yale on Tuesday, May 2 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism. Her talk, “The Evolution of the Media Industry: A Photo Editor Perspective,” will take place at 2 p.m. in Green Hall, 1156 Chapel St. The talk is free and open to the p...
‘I’m optimistic because of you,’ former Secretary of State John Kerry tells students
The first thing former Secretary of State John Kerry ’66 did when the Obama administration was over was to join the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., he told a capacity crowd in Yale Law School’s Levinson Auditorium on April 27.
Chest physicians split on pros and cons of e-cigarettes
Patients are asking their chest physicians about using e-cigarettes to quit smoking, but those physicians are divided about whether the products do more harm than good, according to a Yale-led study. The finding demonstrates the need for more research on e-cigarettes that will help physicians cou...
Yale University statement on graduate student unionization
During the past year, Local 33 of UNITE HERE, which is seeking to unionize students in several departments of the Graduate School, has held a number of protests and demonstrations on campus. Yale has fully respected those peaceful gatherings and the right of demonstrators to express their views —...
April on the MacMillan Report
Three visiting historians and a Yale scholar of modern Russian culture discussed their research in April on “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.
Teacher and researcher Marvin Chun named dean of Yale College
Marvin Chun, the Richard M. Colgate Professor of Psychology, professor of neuroscience, and former head of Berkeley College, will begin his five-year term on July 1.
Plan early: International festival tickets are now available
For those looking forward to attending the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, it’s not too soon to make plans: tickets are now available for events that require them.
TODAY: Noted social analyst and legal scholar to give the Henry L. Gates Jr. ’73 Lecture
Dorothy E. Roberts, a noted social analyst and legal scholar, will deliver the Henry L. Gates Jr. ’73 Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27.
Yale junior awarded Native American Congressional Internship by the Udall Foundation
Yale junior Katherine N. McCleary is one of 10 students from 8 tribes and 9 universities selected as 2017 Native American Congressional Interns.
Yale junior awarded Native American Congressional Internship
Yale junior Katherine N. McCleary is one of 10 students from 8 tribes and 9 universities selected as 2017 Native American Congressional Interns.
A Life of Miłosz
Andrzej Franaszek’s Miłosz is the first full biography of Polish poet, essayist, and Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz. Miłosz was born in 1911, died in 2004, and was a witness to and participant in almost all of the crucial events of a century full of pain. Indeed, what comes across strongly in Fran...
On Jurij Striedter
Jurij Striedter, a prolific and influential scholar and a Harvard fixture for decades, passed away in June 2016. Below, in remarks prepared for a memorial held last month, Executive Editor for the Humanities Lindsay Waters recalls his long effort to bring a Jurij Striedter book to HUP. ----- I as...
Rights, Action, and Social Responsibility
Earlier this month, De Gruyter and a number of its partner presses—of which we’re one—launched a portal to provide educational institutions with free access to a collection of books and articles across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Dubbed “Rights, Action, and Social Responsibilit...
Bernard Bailyns Ideological Origins at Fifty
The catalog announcing the Harvard University Press books slated for publication in Spring 1965 included notice of the forthcoming release of Volume I of Pamphlets of the American Revolution, 1750-1776. In addition to the texts of 14 pamphlets selected for their importance in the growth of Americ...
Japans Popular Song Era
Since the 1980s, popular culture has been one of Japan’s most important and most visible exports, from video games and film to fashion and J-pop. But where did Japanese cool come from? What did it mean for Japan to have a “popular” culture? What was “Japanese culture” before the pop? And did popu...
The Cross in Contemporary Culture
As Easter approaches, and millions of Christians around the globe prepare to celebrate one of their most important religious holidays, we take a look at the symbol at the center of it all: the cross. A defining symbol of the Christian faith, the cross is recognized globally as a sign of love, los...
The Hello Girls
In The Hello Girls, historian and novelist Elizabeth Cobbs tells the story of America’s first women soldiers, more than two hundred women inducted into the U.S. Army Signal Corps in World War I to operate the newest communications technology–the telephone switchboard–at the front and behind the l...
Thinking With Kant’s Critique of Judgment: An Afterword
Sometimes authors are among the last to comprehend what they’ve written. For Michel Chaouli, author of Thinking with Kant’s Critique of Judgment, insight came from his friend Eyal Peretz, whose sense of the book helped clarify Chaouli's own. What follows here is something of a belated Afterword, ...
One Line to Rule the World
Spring has arrived, and with it, daylight saving time. As the clocks go forward an hour in the UK, as they did earlier this month in the US, we’re taking a look at how Greenwich became the home of time. A new book by Geographer Royal for Scotland, Professor Charles Withers, asks the question, how...
Chuck Berry and the Racial Imagination of Rock
Rock and roll superstar Chuck Berry, whose early work did so much to define the genre, died at 90 on March 18th. Some of the appreciations published in the days since his passing have noted Berry’s prickly relationship to a rock establishment that championed white musicians who, as Jon Caramanica...
Admitted students sample life at Stanford
Admit Weekend offers prospective freshmen a taste of life on the Farm, with academic and social activities designed to showcase the university’s breadth and depth.
Stanford senior examines popular theater in London during WWI
Senior Holly Dayton analyzed popular theater plays in London during the time of the Great War as part of her history honors thesis research.
When bridges collapse: Are we underestimating the risk?
Studying how and why bridges have collapsed in the past identifies the limitation of current risk assessment approach and demonstrates the value of new perspectives on climate change impact.
Faculty Senate meeting April 27
Speakers at the April 27 meeting included Harry J. Elam, Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education; Patricia J. Gumport, vice provost for graduate education; Corrie Potter, director of Institutional Research & Decision Support; President Marc Tessier-Lavigne; and Provost Persis Drell.
Three staffers win 2017 Amy J. Blue Awards
The awards honor the life and work of the late Amy J. Blue, an associate vice president for administrative services and facilities, who was known as a woman of incisive intelligence, abundant energy and unrelenting honesty.
Two Stanford seniors named 2017 Yenching Scholars
Under the program, now in its third year, each student will earn a master’s degree in Chinese Studies at Yenching Academy of Peking University.
Admit Weekend opens Thursday for Stanford’s Class of 2021
Admit Weekend offers prospective freshmen a glimpse of life on the Farm, with academic and social activities designed to showcase the university's breadth and depth.
Report details universities’ efforts on sexual assault
Stanford is among the U.S. universities included in a new report by the Association of American Universities summarizing campus initiatives to combat sexual violence. The report presents an opportunity to learn from others, Provost Persis Drell says.
Two more Stanford alums win 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholarships
The Stanford alums are two of the 55 people recently awarded scholarships during the international round of the competition.
Stanford scientists test links between extreme weather and climate change
A new four-step “framework” aims to test the contribution of climate change to record-setting extreme weather events.
Jin Yun Chow named valedictorian, Grant Storey selected as salutatorian
Jin Yun Chow, a comparative literature major from Hong Kong, has been selected as valedictorian of Princeton's Class of 2017. Grant Storey, a computer science major from Berkeley, California, has been named the Latin salutatorian.
Fung Global Fellows to focus on the culture and politics of resentment
Six exceptional early career scholars from around the world will come to Princeton University this fall to begin a year of research, writing and collaboration as the fifth cohort of Fung Global Fellows.
Ten graduate students celebrated for excellence in teaching and service
The Graduate School has presented nine graduate students with its annual Teaching Awards in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. An additional one-time Service in Teaching Award also was granted this year.
Princeton supports Hawaii's legal challenge to federal immigration order
Princeton and the 30 other colleges and universities who filed a friend-of-the-court brief last month supporting a legal challenge to the Trump administration's March 6 revised executive order on immigration filed a similar brief Thursday, April 20, in another challenge to the order.
Film director Baz Luhrmann selected as 2017 Class Day speaker
Academy Award-nominated film director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann has been selected to deliver the keynote address at the University's Class Day ceremony on Monday, June 5.
Princeton unveils preview of new main website design
Princeton University has made public a preview version of a new design for its main website and is seeking comment from the University community and other visitors to the site. The preview site is at beta.princeton.edu.
University opens new AccessAbility Center for students with disabilities
The opening of Princeton's AccessAbility Center on April 13 marked a significant step in the University's efforts to ensure equal access to its curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students with disabilities.
Three Ph.D. candidates and two alumni awarded fellowships for new Americans
Princeton Ph.D. candidates Laura Chang, Bernardo Gouveia and Ashvin Swaminathan and recent alumni Mariana Olaizola and Shivani Radhakrishnan have been awarded the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigran...
Biased bots: Artificial-intelligence systems echo human prejudices
Princeton University-based researchers have found that machine-learning programs can acquire the cultural biases embedded in the patterns of wording, from a mere preference for flowers over insects, to discriminatory views on race and gender.
Gerard Washnitzer, learned and spirited professor of mathematics, dies at 91
Gerard Washnitzer, a Princeton University professor of mathematics, emeritus, known for his work in algebraic geometry and lively personality, died April 2 in hospice in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He was 91.
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EPA Purges Pages That Highlight Climate Change From Its Website
The Environmental Protection Agency removed portions of its website related to climate change on Friday evening ― hours before thousands were set to protest President Donald Trump’s environmental policy. Sections dealing with climate change were only part of what is being reviewed, the agency sai...
High Schoolers Who Investigated Their Principal Visit D.C.; President To Hide
WASHINGTON ― At first, student journalists who exposed their new principal’s bogus credentials were worried their story wouldn’t have an impact, as the school administration stood by its new hire. But then the principal resigned and the story received global attention. “We worked hard on this st...
100 Ways In 100 Days: Here's How Trump Has Threatened Human Rights Around The World
Activists at Amnesty International have catalogued 100 ways Donald Trump’s administration has threatened human rights at home and abroad during the first 100 days of his presidency. Assembling the list, according to the group’s U.S. head, “didn’t take long.” Amnesty USA executive director Margare...
Watch The Emotional Moment This Dreamer Is Surprised With A Full Scholarship
Yesica Calderon received a life-changing surprise this week. The undocumented immigrant and senior at East Boston High School may have a 4.8 GPA, but her immigration status made it difficult for her to fulfill her dream of going to college. That all changed when Calderon unexpectedly received a f...
U.S. Students Are Struggling In The Arts. Donald Trump's Budget Would Make The Problem Worse.
American teenagers are not excelling in the arts, and President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts will likely make matters worse, experts say. The most recent results of a wide-ranging national educational assessment known as the Nation’s Report Card left significant room for improvement in the...
A Principal's Order To Keep White Students Together Is Even Worse Than It Sounds
A Florida principal in a district accused of discriminating against black students will not return to work at her school after instructing staff that “white students should be in the same class.” Christine Hoffman, principal of Campbell Park Elementary in St. Petersburg, sent an email to teachers...
Coulter Controversy Leaves Only Losers
By Suzanne Nossel, Executive Director, PEN America The cancellation of Ann Coulter’s planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, leaves everyone a loser. Coulter lost the opportunity to expound her views. The conservative organizations who invited her failed in what were presumably ...
Now You Can Learn 'Game Of Thrones' Fictional Language... For Real
Even the most dedicated “Game of Thrones” fan probably isn’t fluent in Dothraki or High Valyrian, the two fictional languages spoken in George R. R. Martin’s epic series. But that’s about to change. The University of California at Berkeley is offering a summer class in the Dothraki’s native tongu...
Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art In Support Of Arts Education
Arts education is currently in crisis, with over 4 million students around the country receiving no creative schooling whatsoever. Given President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts, including slashing the National Endowment for the Arts, the future forecast for art in schools looks grim. An exh...
Mom Declares Her Daughter Is Done With Homework In Viral Email
Fed up with her 10-year-old daughter’s heavy homework load, a mom decided to do something about it. On Tuesday, mom and blogger Bunmi Laditan posted a screenshot of an email she sent to her daughter Maya’s teachers on Facebook. In the email, she wrote: “Hello Maya’s teachers, Maya will b...
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LPO/Mauceri review – grand, radiant and moving in the extreme
Royal Festival Hall, London A beautifully structured evening featuring arrangements of Bach by Schoenberg and Wagner by Stokowski revealed music’s unending capacity for renewalA raconteur as well as a conductor, John Mauceri introduces his programmes from the podium. “This is about belief and tra...
Cults, human sacrifice and pagan sex: how folk horror is flowering again in Brexit Britain
From Kill List to Blood on Satan’s Claw, celebrate May Day with a journey into the dark heart of the English countrysideFolk horror sounds like a contradiction in terms, like a blend of Aran knitwear and paranoia, morris-dancing and carnage. Mark Gatiss popularised the phrase, which is apt, since...
The Godfather director and cast reunite to discuss struggle of making the film
Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro and others attended nine-hour screening and talk in New York on film’s 45th anniversaryThe Godfather is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films in Hollywood history. At an epic night at Radio City Music Hall o...
Oh Yes Oh No review – taboo-breaking theatre about female sexual desire
Camden People’s theatre, LondonLouise Orwin’s bold work involves the voices of real women, as well as naked Ken and Barbie dolls, in order to lay bare the politics of female sexuality“What if I didn’t play along?” asks a woman who has willingly gone up on stage, and given her consent to be there ...
Turandot review – Opera North show how you solve a problem like Puccini
Town Hall, LeedsThis semi-staged version of Puccini’s experimental, grandiose final opera makes it more like an oratorio, and puts a bloodthirsty chorus at the centre of the action It’s hard not to be slightly alarmed by the number of executions taking place at Leeds Town Hall. In 2005, Opera Nor...
We’ll Always Have Paris by Emma Beddington review – a sweet and subtle memoir
Patisserie and family tragedy make for a multilayered life storyEmma Beddington suffered, as many English people do, from the affliction of longing to be French. How wonderful it would be to give oneself the slip, to translate oneself into a new language and chic clothes. In her case, the longing...
The Treatment review – Martin Crimp's movie biz satire is more potent than ever
Almeida, London Lyndsey Turner’s immaculate, neon-lit revival of Crimp’s 1993 play lays bare the ways reality is exploited and distorted by the mediaThere’s a rich ambiguity to the title of Martin Crimp’s play. It could refer to a movie outline or to manipulative human behaviour. In fact, both me...
Passchendaele: A New History review – necessary reading on the battle’s 100th anniversary
Nick Lloyd has unearthed a mass of new material for this harrowing account of one of the most infamous engagements of the Great WarPasschendaele has became synonymous with the carnage and perceived futility of the first world war. Between 31 July and 10 November 1917, some 500,000 men were killed...
Will Ferrell surprise guest on Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner – video
Comedian Samantha Bee hosts Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an alternative to the official event on Saturday. Bee was joined by a host of other comedians, including the surprise guest Will Ferrell, whose George Bush asked the crowd: ‘How do you like me now?’Not the White House Corresp...
A Traitor in the Family by Nicholas Searle review – ‘edge-of-the-seat’ thriller
Nicholas Searle’s taut second novel ventures into the murky world of the Troubles and terrorismThe death of Martin McGuinness gives this taut political thriller a handy topical edge. Nicholas Searle, whose debut novel, The Good Liar, won huge acclaim, is an ex-spook who, like John le Carré and Ch...
AHA Brings Latest Research On Heart Disease Out Of The Lab And Into Older American's Homes
In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, home care startup Honor and the AHA on May 1 will bring the AHA’s latest heart disease and stroke research out of the lab and directly into the homes of patients suffering from heart disease or recovering from a stroke.
Will Trump's "Buy American" Executive Order Save American Jobs?
Pros and Cons to Trump's 'Buy American' Executive Order.
The 10 Best Ways To Save Money
A leadership guide on how to keep as much money in your bank account as possible.
Hoosier Ingenuity: Purdue Does It Again
I’ll say it again: Mitch Daniels is easily America’s most innovative and successful major college president, and shows once again that academic leadership can be done by persons whose training and background are mostly non-academic in nature.
International Schools Gain New Foothold But Biggest Prize Awaits
International education has been one of the biggest success stories of this century - and dismantling barriers in previously underdeveloped territories promise a period of even greater growth.
Harvard Business School Has Been A Force For Greed And Not Good, New Book Says
In the new book, The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite, financial journalist Duff McDonald takes the vaunted business school to task.
The Importance Of Applicant Tracking Systems: An Interview With Talent Tech Labs
Applicant Tracking Systems play an outsized role in the hiring process but remain largely overlooked or misunderstood, particularly by first-time job seekers like college seniors and recent graduates. I asked Talent Tech Labs about the role of Applicant Tracking Systems and where they're going.
Teach Your Kid Responsibility: Help Them Start A Business This Summer
Help your kids make some 'responsible' money this summer.
How Do You Practice For The Unexpected?
Is it possible to create a place to practice and prepare for how to react when things don’t go according to plan? Mary Lemmer and Improv4 think so.
Who Is Really Keeping Women Back In The Workplace?
International Women's Day was celebrated on March 8, as it is every year, to celebrate the advances of women and to remind us that there is still work to do for gender equality. A recent survey from Western Union illustrated the global challenges that women face and outlined a possible path forwa...
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What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 19, 2016
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation about what you see and why via a live, moderated discussion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.
Do College Rankings Really Matter?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of consulting published lists of top colleges and universities?
Article of the Day | ‘I, Too, Sing America’
What objects and experiences will be part of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture?
Word of the Day + Quiz | adorn
This word has appeared in 106 New York Times articles in the past year.
Film Club | Jay Z: ‘The War on Drugs Is an Epic Fail’
In this short Op-Ed film, Jay Z describes in detail why the United States government's four-decade war on drugs is unjust and ineffective.
Do You Want Your Parents to Stop Asking You ‘How Was School?’
How do you talk about school with your parents? Do they ask you how your day was every afternoon? Or does school only come up when you're in trouble?
Article of the Day | ‘Can Teenage Defiance Be Manipulated for Good?’
Someone quoted in the article you are about to read says "There are two adolescent imperatives: to resist authority and to contribute to community." Do you agree? Why or why not?
Picture Prompt | Speech Bubble
What do you think this image is saying? How does it relate to recent news events?
Word of the Day + Quiz | parsimony
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.
Class warfare: Growing competition between universities is changing student life
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Competition between universities is hotting up. That is changing student life Print Headline:&nbsp; Class warfare Print F...
The shaping of the law in America: Why the American legal system is so flexible
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; A book on law professors illuminates the bitterly contested ideas behind the fight for the Supreme Court and the founding principles of America Print Headline:&nbsp; ...
An academic dispute: A plan to shake up British universities meets opposition in the House of Lords
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The Lords fight the government’s plans to reshape higher education Print Headline:&nbsp; An academic dispute Print Fly Ti...
Learning and earning: Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; Technological change demands stronger and more continuous connections between education and employment, says Andrew Palmer. The faint outlines of such a system are now emerging Print Headli...
Business schools: Campus vs beach
Print section Print Rubric:&nbsp; The full-time MBA is under pressure from specialist degrees and online education Print Headline:&nbsp; Campus vs beach Pr...
Race and university admissions: Why the Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’s affirmative action programme
UNTIL last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy, a 28-year veteran on the Supreme Court bench, had never voted to uphold a race-based affirmative action policy. But on June 23rd, he did just that, writing an opinion that disappointed the supporters of Abigail Fisher (pictured), a white woman who felt sh...
Computing boot-camps: Risks and rewards
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Education: The class ceiling
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Private higher education: Could do better
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What's in a name?: A battle rages over the renaming of a law school after Antonin Scalia
IT IS in part an accident of geography that George Mason University has become a sprawling public institution. It sits in the prosperous Northern Virginia suburb of Fairfax County, home to thousands of lawyers, lobbyists and bureaucrats who work in Washington, DC. Proximity to the nation's capita...
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Free Tuition in New York Adds Powerful Pull at Decision Deadline
The new Excelsior Scholarship, for use at the state’s public campuses, is “huge” for qualifying in-state families when weighed against the costs of private colleges.
2 Choate Life Trustees Resign Amid Sexual Abuse Investigation
The former headmasters left their emeritus positions after a report detailed allegations that teachers at the elite Connecticut boarding school had abused students.
Vouchers Found to Lower Test Scores in Washington Schools
An Education Department study found that students who switched to private schools under the system had lower results than their peers, but found their new schools safer by a large margin.
Most New York City Schools Had High Lead Levels, Retests Find
In a second round of water testing, 83 percent of school buildings had at least one outlet with levels above the E.P.A.’s threshold for action.
Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens
Decisions in a district in Upper Manhattan offer a look at a persistent problem in public education that, for now, is without a solution.
Op-Ed Contributor: Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers
A group known for attacking climate science has set its sights on America’s public schools.
Trump Orders Review of Education Policies to Strengthen Local Control
The review aims to ensure local leaders will have final say “about what happens in the classroom,” said Rob Goad, a senior Education Department official.
Whittier Law School Says It Will Shut Down
At a time when many law schools are wrestling with declining enrollments, Whittier, in Southern California, is the first fully accredited school to announce that it will close.
Choate Scrutinized on Reporting of Abuse Claims
State officials are looking into whether employees at Choate Rosemary Hall failed to report allegations of sexual abuse of students, as is required by law.
Is It Illegal to Wear Masks at a Protest? It Depends on the Place
Anti-mask laws vary by state. Berkeley didn’t unmask protesters in February, and some turned violent, In Alabama, protesters were forced to removed their masks.
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Despite some progress in addressing information requests from the public and media, state institutions are still cloaked in secrecy, said the country’s commissioner for information of public interest.
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U.K.'s May Stands Defiant on Brexit Talks, Exposing Rift With EU
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain won’t agree to pay an exit bill for leaving the EU without also agreeing a new trade deal with the bloc, highlighting a hard-to-resolve division between the opposing camps ahead of talks on Brexit.
Could India's Cash Blitz Kill Off Cards, ATMs?
Following India’s crackdown on cash, millions of residents who have never even used a credit card are leapfrogging into mobile payments, finding phone apps more accessible than plastic.
The Calculated Rise of Emmanuel Macron
The French presidential candidate skipped electoral politics, instead connecting with the elite. His contest with Marine Le Pen will determine the future of his country—and of the European project.
Estonia Leads the Way in NATO's Cyberdefense
A hotel conference room in the Baltic republic of Estonia recently became the front line in a rehearsal for cyberwarfare, in an exercise that tested the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s readiness to repel hackers.
Asean Tacks Away From Rocky South China Sea Issue
Southeast Asian nations skirted the thorny issue of territorial disputes at a regional summit, coming at a time of increasing determination by China to assert its claims.
National Security Chief Tells South Korea U.S. Will Pay for Defense System
The comments by Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster appeared to undo President Trump’s remark earlier that South Korea should pay for the Thaad system.
EU Signals U.K. Trade Talks Are Still Months Away
The European Union adopted its core positions Saturday for the coming Brexit negotiations, making it clear to Britain that talks on a future trade agreement remain months away.
EU Seeks Meeting With Erdogan at NATO Summit
EU top officials will seek to hold a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the margins of the NATO summit next month, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Pope Francis Calls on Egypt's Catholics to Embrace Forgiveness
Pope Francis celebrated Mass for members of Egypt’s small Catholic community, urging them to hope and forgive those who terrorize and persecute them.
Le Pen Lines Up Far-Right Candidate as Prime Minister
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she will name the head of a separate far-right party as prime minister if she wins next weekend’s election, a move to capture more votes as she faces off with centrist front-runner Emmanuel Macron.
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4 Loan Forgiveness Programs for Teachers
1. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program Forgives the remaining balance on your Federal Direct Loans after 120 qualifying payments (10 years). View complete program details at StudentAid.gov/publicservice. Here are some highlights: This program has the broadest employment qualification r...
How to Fill Out the FAFSA When You Have More Than One Child in College
Having one child who is heading to college can be stressful, but having to help multiple children at the same time can feel like too much to manage. While I can’t save you from a forgotten application deadline or the “how to do your own laundry” lessons, hopefully, I can help make the financial a...
Which College Is Right for You? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself
“So, where are you going to school next year?” Sometimes it feels like this is the only question people ask you. Maybe you’ve been dreaming about a certain university, or maybe you have no idea what you even want to do with your life, let alone where to go to school. Choosing the right program Co...
5 Financial Aid Tips for Parents (from a Parent)
Happy New (School) Year! The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time in our home. For my kids, it’s the anticipation of going back to school, making new friends, and the start of soccer! For my husband and me, it’s the joy of getting back to a routine. This year is slightly Contin...
10 Myths About the FAFSA and Applying for Financial Aid
There’s so much information available about financial aid for college that it can be hard to tell the facts from fiction. We’ve got you covered! Here are some common myths about financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)—and we’ll give you the real scoop. MYTH 1:...
3 Types of FAFSA Deadlines You Should Pay Attention To
Ah, deadlines. The sworn enemy of students across the nation. When you’re busy with classes, extracurricular activities, and a social life in whatever time you’ve got left, it’s easy to lose track and let due dates start whooshing by. All of a sudden, your U.S. history paper is due at midnight, a...
4 Things You Should Know After Filing Your FAFSA
Congratulations! You submitted your 2017–18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)! Wondering what happens next? Here are a few things to look out for: 1. Your FAFSA confirmation page is not your financial aid award. After you complete the FAFSA online and click “SUBMIT,” you’ll see a ...
11 Common FAFSA Mistakes
The 2017–18 FAFSA® is now available! This year, the FAFSA launched 3 months earlier than usual—on October 1, 2016. Beginning this year, you’ll also be required to use earlier (2015) tax information than in previous years. How does that benefit you? Since you’ve already filed your 2015 taxes, you’...
8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA
Need to fill out the FAFSA® but don’t know where to start? I’m here to help. Let’s walk through the process step by step: 1. Create an Account (FSA ID) Student: An FSA ID is a username and password you need to log in to and sign the FAFSA online. If you don’t have an FSA Continue Reading The post...
7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA
If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The 2017–18 FAFSA is available now! The FAFSA launched on October 1, 2016—three months earlier than usual—at 12 a.m. Central time. You should fill it out as soon as poss...
Community colleges and Purdue's Kaplan acquisition: The week's most-read education news
Stay ahead of the class with the latest on how one North Carolina district is bolstering its commitment to SEL and more here!
Looking at Trump's first 100 days
Looking back on the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, many observers note not much has happened on the higher ed front.
Report shows mixed impact for vouchers in DC program
An Institute of Education Sciences report showed that vouchers did not have a statistically significant impact in most ways, though parents felt the new schools were "safer."
What's keeping higher ed leaders up at night?
Higher education professionals admit anxiety about the future of institutions.
Could the ISA supplant the student loan?
Income share agreements offer an alternative option for college affordability by paying upfront in return for a percentage of a student's future income, according to a report by the American Institutes for Research.
The true digital divide is around skills, not devices
Learning how to use tools creatively to solve problems, rather than passively consuming content, must be a key component of learning in the digital age.
Minnesota school highlights power of teacher autonomy
A group of teachers initially aiming to launch a charter beyond their district were instead supported by a superintendent in building out their own teacher-led model.
Professors are hired to teach, but few are ever taught how
It's better to train faculty and lose them to other institutions than to not do so and have them become a drain on institutional success.
Report: Educators emphasize importance of home reading in maintaining literacy progress
A new report from Scholastic sees educators stressing the importance of ensuring resources and commitment for students are present at home as well as school.
English Language Learner reclassification varies throughout country
ESSA guidelines demand that states adopt a uniform standard for when reclassification should occur, but this could make targeting the unique challenges some ELL students face more difficult.
Trump On Education Department: 'Reverse This Federal Power Grab'
Our weekly education news roundup: State officials criticize DeVos on student loan protections; and typos torpedo some grant applications for low-income students.
Georgetown University To Offer Slave Descendants Preferential Admissions
When Georgetown University announced they were going to try to make reparations to descendants of slaves held by the university more than a century ago, it raised tough questions for the families who stand to receive the reparations. Georgetown is offering preferential admissions to descendants, ...
At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things
At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.
19th Century Princess And Cookbook Author Was Also Georgia's First Feminist
Princess Barbare Jorjadze is renowned for her cookbook. But she spent most of her life writing letters, poems and essays, to fight for a greater public role for Georgian women.
A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K
A new study on an innovative program in Tulsa, Okla., that links quality Head Start services with job training and parental support shows it's improving the lives of both mothers and their children.
Who Gains And Who's Left Out Of Georgetown's Reparations Plan
Georgetown University says it will try to atone to the descendants of slaves sold more than a century ago. One concrete step is "preferential admissions" for descendants, but it doesn't help everyone.
This Week In Race: Fox Sued, Schools Resegregate, Shea Moisture Gets Thirsty
A racial discrimination suit is filed against Fox. Is an Alabama school district getting around integration? Shea Moisture apologizes for a commercial. And, there's a new philanthropist in town.
West Virginia State University Says It Is Suing Dow Chemical For Contamination
The school alleges the chemical manufacturing giant is responsible for the elevated levels of three likely carcinogens in its groundwater. Its lawsuit asks that the company provide for their removal.
After Ann Coulter Speech Cancellation, Protesters Rally At Berkeley
The university and city of Berkeley saw dueling, but peaceful demonstrations with police on hand. Coulter suggested that she might "swing by" to greet supporters but never did.
After Ann Coulter Backs Out Of Visit, UC Berkeley Braces For Free Speech Rallies
UC Berkeley expects more unrest on Thursday. Conservative groups charge the campus with censorship after it canceled speeches by provocative speakers over safety concerns.