The Australian National University is conducting an Australian first trial to see whether fleets of electrical vehicles can be used as a backup for failures on a power grid. The trial will include 50 ACT government Nissan LEAF EVs, allowing their batteries to power the grid. Research lead Dr Bjorn […]
Harvard has dropped standardised test requirements for admissions for the class of 2025. The announcement means the prestigious school is joining its Ivy League peers and more than 1,200 other four-year colleges and universities in the US in not requiring applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores for admissions this […]
The University of California voted unanimously Thursday that it will gradually phase out standardised testing as an application requirement to its system of 10 schools. In a proposal released Monday, the University of California President Janet Napolitano recommends suspending the requirement that undergraduate applicants take either the SAT or ACT. […]
March, April, and May SAT and ACT exams have been cancelled across the United States as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise. The College Board said the SAT’s March 28 make up exams and its May 2 tests have been cancelled, and ACT’s April 4 test has been […]
As of today, it is officially legal to possess cannabis in the ACT – but there are still several restrictions. Under the law, Canberrans over 18 can carry up to 50g of cannabis and cultivate two cannabis plants. But under Commonwealth law, you still can’t buy or sell cannabis. Visit […]
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has passed legislation to legalise cannabis, in an Australian first. Under the new laws, expected to be made effective from January, Australians will be able to possess 50 grams of dried cannabis and cultivate two plants. However, there are some caveats. Cannabis and seeds can […]
Victoria has emerged as the strongest state economically, according to the latest breakdown by CommSec. The analysis showed the state was the best place in Australia to find a job, backed by solid population growth and a building spree. New South Wales wasn’t too far behind, with what was the […]
The SAT and ACT are two of the most common metrics schools use to determine who they allow in. But many students suffer from crippling test anxiety, which can impact scores and lower their chances of attending their college of choice. Recent studies suggest that standardised tests disproportionately favour white […]
Gordon Caplan, the former co-chair of Willkie Farr & Gallagher who is now on leave from the law firm, announced on Friday that he will plead guilty as part of the college admissions scandal. Prosecutors said Caplan paid the scheme’s alleged ringleader, Rick Singer, $US75,000 to change the answers of […]
Peter Sartorio, from Menlo Park, California, is the first parent to say he will plead guilty as part of the college admissions scandal. He has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest-services mail fraud. Sartorio, a packaged-foods entrepreneur, is accused of paying $US15,000 to have his daughter’s […]
According to a criminal complaint filed by the Department of Justice, the alleged ringleader of the college admissions scandal, William Singer, took a number of steps to avoid being detected by the SAT score review process. Prosecutors say Singer made students get extra time for the exams so they could […]
Former PIMCO CEO Douglas Hodge was indicted on Tuesday as part of the the $US25 million college admissions scheme to help get children into universities through alleged bribes and false athletic recruitments. Prosecutors allege that Hodge contacted William Singer, who’s allegedly at the center of the admissions scheme, to get […]
Felicity Huffman was one of at least 40 people indicted on Tuesday in an alleged $US25 million college admissions scheme that helped children get into elite universities. Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy, allegedly arranged for their oldest daughter’s SAT score to be falsified so she could get into […]
US News compiled a list of A+ schools for B students, calculating admission data and SAT/ACT scores. To be considered an A+ school for B students, a university had to have a high freshman retention rate, admit a large portion of students who didn’t get straight A’s in high school, […]
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