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I’m a college professor who’s teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here are 7 things my most successful students do on Zoom.

Dr. Kasey Lynn Thompson is an author and assistant professor of ethics, business, and strategy at Ferris State University. While teaching virtually during COVID-19, Thompson says she’s noticed key differences between successful and struggling students. She explains how preparing ahead, being alert and engaged, and connecting with classmates can help […]
I’m a college professor who’s teaching virtually during the pandemic. Here are 7 things my most successful students do on Zoom.
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I worked with Dr. Jill Biden when I was a community college student. Her degree is more than a title — it’s inspiration for the women and underrepresented students she teaches.

Nazila Jamshidi is a graduate student at Georgetown University and an alumnus of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) where Dr. Jill Biden has been teaching in 2009. At NOVA, Jamshidi worked with Dr. Biden on women’s empowerment initiatives and says Biden’s title of doctor served as an inspiration to her […]
I worked with Dr. Jill Biden when I was a community college student. Her degree is more than a title — it’s inspiration for the women and underrepresented students she teaches.
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AOC attacked Trump and Republicans on Twitter over rising college costs, arguing that many lawmakers didn’t understand students’ financial struggles

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Friday attacked Trump and Republicans lawmakers late Friday over rising college costs and a stagnant minimum wage. The congresswoman told conservatives they “sound like folks who speak of the days when Hershey bars were 5¢ at the general store,” on Twitter. Young Americans are struggling to pay […]
AOC attacked Trump and Republicans on Twitter over rising college costs, arguing that many lawmakers didn’t understand students’ financial struggles
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University of South Carolina suspends 15 students and issues violations to several Greek life organisations for hosting parties or large gatherings

More than a dozen students and multiple Greek life organisations at the University of South Carolina are facing disciplinary action after hosting parties or large gatherings, according to a statement from the school’s president, Bob Caslen. The campus has experienced a rising number of active coronavirus cases since it started […]
University of South Carolina suspends 15 students and issues violations to several Greek life organisations for hosting parties or large gatherings
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A German university is awarding $1,900 scholarships for ‘doing nothing,’ and all applicants have to do is answer what they won’t do and why

HFBK University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany, is offering three people a $US1,900 scholarship if they can come up with a good reason to do nothing. The university’s “Scholarships for Doing Nothing” program was announced on August 25, and submissions are open until September 15. Applicants must answer four […]
A German university is awarding $1,900 scholarships for ‘doing nothing,’ and all applicants have to do is answer what they won’t do and why
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I’m a former camp director. Here’s why we shouldn’t get too excited about the CDC report showing how Maine camps hosted 1,000 kids and counselors with only three coronavirus cases.

A recent CDC report revealed how four summer camps in Maine were able to operate while successfully limiting COVID-19 transmission. Jack Hodgson, a former director at a non-profit New Jersey summer camp, now a postgraduate researcher at Northumbria University in Newcastle, England, says this is encouraging news – but there […]
I’m a former camp director. Here’s why we shouldn’t get too excited about the CDC report showing how Maine camps hosted 1,000 kids and counselors with only three coronavirus cases.
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Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US

Last week, ICE released guidance stating that international students would not be allowed back into the US in the fall unless they were taking in-person classes at their university. This poses a problem for Harvard’s international students, as the school recently said classes in the fall would be entirely remote. […]
Harvard’s international students are begging the school to let them come to campus in the fall, citing fears of being stuck in unstable home environments if they’re forced to leave the US
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Watch Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s funny and heartfelt commencement speech to the 2020 graduates: ‘Any investment you make in the best people in your life right now will pay massive dividends.’

Alexis Ohanian is the cofounder of venture capital firm Initialized Capital and social media website Reddit. In his commencement address, Ohanian acknowledged that the virtual commencement was probably not what most graduates had imagined for their big day, and applauded their ability to adapt to new challenges as a crucial […]
Watch Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s funny and heartfelt commencement speech to the 2020 graduates: ‘Any investment you make in the best people in your life right now will pay massive dividends.’
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California governor says ‘I don’t think the schools are going to open again’

California schools are anticipated to stay closed for the remainder of the academic year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom said, according to a Politico report. Almost 99% of California schools are currently closed, but the announcement sets expectations for students, parents, and educators to be prepared to […]
California governor says ‘I don’t think the schools are going to open again’
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11 shocking things about being a teacher that you’d never thought to ask

Business Insider asked K-12 public school teachers to answer the question, “What’s something about your job that a lot of people don’t know?” Many people don’t know teachers can’t use the bathroom when they want to if it leaves students unattended. Others say classrooms can get dangerous when students start […]
11 shocking things about being a teacher that you’d never thought to ask
Lifestyle

The top 20 US universities with the wealthiest alumni, ranked

Where you attend college can influence how much money you earn. In its latest report, Wealth-X ranked the top 20 US colleges with the most ultra-high-net-worth alumni. Ivy Leagues, private universities, and California schools comprise much of the list. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Pick the right college, […]
The top 20 US universities with the wealthiest alumni, ranked
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10 once-popular classrooms items that are becoming obsolete

Due to technological advancements and changes in curriculum,schools have evolved a lot throughout the years. From rolling TV carts to computer labs with clunky monitors, many parts of the classroom have become obsolete. INSIDER asked teachers what once-common classroom essentials are now a thing of the past. Visit INSIDER’s homepage […]
10 once-popular classrooms items that are becoming obsolete
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A Boston museum publicly apologised after a group of black students on a field trip said they were told, ‘No food, no drink, no watermelon’

A Boston museum publicly apologised after a group of seventh-grade students on a field trip said they endured racist comments from staff and patrons. One employee told the children, “No food, no drink, no watermelon,” the students’ teacher said. Then, a security guard trailed the children throughout their tour, while […]
A Boston museum publicly apologised after a group of black students on a field trip said they were told, ‘No food, no drink, no watermelon’
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Lori Loughlin’s husband lied about going to USC. Here’s where the other parents involved in the college admissions scandal went to school.

Many of the parents charged in the college admissions scandal went to elite universities like Harvard, Yale and Cornell. Some of the parents continued their education, going to law school or business school after completing undergraduate studies. An interview from 2016 revealed that Lori Loughlin’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli, lied to […]
Lori Loughlin’s husband lied about going to USC. Here’s where the other parents involved in the college admissions scandal went to school.
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A college student is losing his military scholarship because he’s transgender

Map Pesqueira, a freshman at the University of Texas at Austin said he is losing his Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship over the new transgender military policies. Under the Department of Defence’s new policy, anyone who has already started hormone treatments or gender-affirmation surgeries are unable to enlist in […]
A college student is losing his military scholarship because he’s transgender
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Teachers share 23 things they’d love to tell their students but can’t

Teachers and educators are full of usefull information for students and their parents. But sometimes, beurocracy, classroom management, and other outside factors can prevent teachers from being completely candid with their students. To help kids succeed in school and out in the real world, we asked teachers to share what […]
Teachers share 23 things they’d love to tell their students but can’t
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8 things that should be included in screen guidelines for students

One of the biggest issues modern schools and parents have to encounter is how to manage students’ electronic use. With this in mind, national sedentary behaviour guidelines from the Australian Department of Health are used as the major guide for schools and parents. The guidelines state students aged five to […]
8 things that should be included in screen guidelines for students