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This college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington Post

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This college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington PostThis college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington PostPosted: 23 Sep 2020 07:45 AM PDT On Wednesday, Paul Quinn will become the first historically Black college to partner with Guild Education, a Denver-based firm that works with companies such as Walmart and Lowe's to provide education benefits to employees. Paul Quinn is among dozens of colleges and universities, including Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Florida, offering credentials and degrees through Guild. Employees of the companies in the Guild network can access all of Paul Quinn's courses and four-year-degree programs. The college has short-term credential programs and accelerated degrees designed for working adults. "This is about unlocking the potential of America's workforce," Sorrell said. "It's about moving people forward using higher e…

This college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington Post

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This college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington PostThis college is responding to an often-ignored population: Working adults - The Washington PostPosted: 23 Sep 2020 07:45 AM PDT On Wednesday, Paul Quinn will become the first historically Black college to partner with Guild Education, a Denver-based firm that works with companies such as Walmart and Lowe's to provide education benefits to employees. Paul Quinn is among dozens of colleges and universities, including Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Florida, offering credentials and degrees through Guild. Employees of the companies in the Guild network can access all of Paul Quinn's courses and four-year-degree programs. The college has short-term credential programs and accelerated degrees designed for working adults. "This is about unlocking the potential of America's workforce," Sorrell said. "It's about moving people forward using higher e…

Didge Evolution Virtual College Concert (promo) by Rob Thomas

Didge Evolution Virtual College Concert (promo) by Rob Thomas

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Virtuoso didgeridoo player and master multimedia producer Rob Thomas invites you on a journey to Australia ... and beyond. Rob was born in the U.S., lived in Australia, and has traveled the world, all of which have contributed to his unique and captivating musical project, Didge Evolution. The Didge Evolution concert mixes funky didgeridoo rhythms, pumping beats, percussion instruments and relaxing soundscapes with both organic and electronic sound effects ... all the while immersing the audience in a stunning virtual landscape of Australian forests, deserts, oceans and distant galaxies. Didge Evolution is much more than a musical event. It's a mesmerizing journey of sight, sound and imagination! (The visual effects shown in this video are also displayed in our live virtual events.) Didge Evolution also is educational and inspirational. The didgeridoo has been played by Australia's Aboriginal …

The college football fan's guide to Week 4 games - NCAA.com

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It's the final weekend of September as the SEC officially joins the 2020 college football season. That means expected contenders Alabama, Georgia, Florida and LSU — among others — take the field for the first time.There are two games between ranked teams this week: Auburn-Kentucky and Cincinnati-Army. Here's what you need to know for Week 4:Week 4 preview: Top games to watchNo. 23 Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn | 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 | SEC NetworkThis could be the most intriguing matchup of the day. It's the first week in the SEC, but both teams can't risk falling behind much before facing (perhaps) more difficult challenges.A lot of this game — and Auburn's entire season — will depend on QB Bo Nix. He led the Tigers as a freshman last season to a 9-4 season and a win against rival Alabama.From the other side, Kentucky's offensive line could easily take this over thanks to center Drake Jackson, tackle Landon Young and tackle Darian Kinnard.Mississippi State at …

Graduate and Executive Education, Jennings A. Jones College of Business at MTSU - Nashville Business Journal

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Getting Accepted: How to Be a Standout Applicant to SVA's Products of Design MFA Program - Core77.com

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Getting Accepted: How to Be a Standout Applicant to SVA's Products of Design MFA Program - Core77.comGetting Accepted: How to Be a Standout Applicant to SVA's Products of Design MFA Program - Core77.comPosted: 23 Sep 2020 09:02 AM PDTThis post is part of our new "Getting Accepted" series, a guide to prepping portfolios and getting into the best design programs across the United States. For our first edition, we're focusing in on The School of Visual Art's Products of Design (PoD) MFA graduate program, which has an upcoming application deadline for their 2021 program on January 15, 2021.An unexpected feature of SVA's Products of Design program is their no-grades policy, but what might be more surprising is the reasoning behind it. "We want maximum risk," says PoD Chair Allan Chochinov. "And if students are worried about getting a good grade, they're probably going to take a bit more caution, a bit less audacity in their prototy…

College faculty, officials feel prepared to teach online: report - Education Dive

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Dive Brief:The majority of college faculty members and administrators feel prepared to teach at least some classes online,according to a new surveyof nearly 900 instructors and administrators conducted in early August.However, around a third of instructors and a fourth of administrators said they are "pessimistic" about the future of higher education, though they were more optimistic about their roles in the field and their institutions' outlooks.Faculty and school officials must balance the competing impacts of pandemic-related revenue reductions and the need for investment in online learning. Dive Insight:Although faculty responding to the survey generally said they felt prepared to teach online this fall, a slightly higher share said so at two-year and private four-year institutions (88%) than at public four-year colleges (81%). Nearly 600 institutions were represented in the survey.Faculty and administrators across all institution types said they had access to a rang…

NYU Stern Students Protest MBA Tuition Hike During COVID - Poets&Quants

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NYU Stern Students Protest MBA Tuition Hike During COVID - Poets&QuantsNYU Stern Students Protest MBA Tuition Hike During COVID - Poets&QuantsPosted: 02 Aug 2020 12:00 AM PDTMBA students at NYU Stern are protesting a 3.5% hike in tuition during the pandemic and asking for discounts of 5% to 10% due to the shift toward remote instruction. Stern photo MBA students at New York University's Stern School of Business are urging the school to reverse a decision to increase their annual tuition by 3.5% and instead grant a 5% to 10% discount as classes move online during the pandemic. The petition requesting a freeze of Stern's $76,780 annual tuition, up from $74,184 a year earlier, has been signed by more than 300 students."Raising tuition during this time period feels wrong," according to the statement signed "The NYU Stern MBA Class of 2021." The letter was written by Matthew Korinek, a former EY manager in the company's financial services advisory wh…

Do You Still Owe Student Loans if Your College Closes for Good? - TheStreet

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Some schools are vulnerable in the pandemic. If you're stuck with debt and no degree, here's what you can do By Anna HelhoskiOnly a handful of colleges have closed permanently due to economic instability caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s likely that most schools will weather the storm, college experts say. But some schools are more vulnerable than others.“It’s not like thousands of schools will go under,” says Sandy Baum, a nonresident senior fellow at The Urban Institute. “Some schools would have gone under anyway, and now more will.”If your school does close and you’re stuck with debt and no degree, you have two options:You can’t do both. Here’s how to tell if your school could shutter and what to do if it does.Why Some Colleges Could CloseColleges around the country are facing financial strain due to the pandemic. In the fall semester, hundreds of schools have gone fully or partially remote in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19 among students (and faculty) crammed …

Hubbard Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team - Oklahoma State Athletics

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Story LinksSTILLWATER – Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard is one of 22 college football student-athletes to be named to the 2020 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, announced Wednesday by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and Allstate Insurance Company.

Hubbard was selected to the team after the founding of his non-profit organization, Your Life, Your Choice, which is aimed at helping children and adolescents who face difficult circumstances. He has also volunteered in the community in several other ways, including hospital visits, elementary school visits, help with youth activities and more.

The Sherwood Park, Alberta, native is also a two-time recipient of the OSU Academic Achievement Award, was included on the Dean's Honor Roll for the Fall of 2019 and holds a grade point average better than 3.0.

The team is in its 29th annual season and honors those "who make outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement. The individuals e…