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Here's what it really takes to get into the Ivy League these days

27-04-2017

Here's what it really takes to get into the Ivy League these days

The eight Ivy League schools — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale — had a total of 281,060 applicants for the class of 2021. Of those applicants, less than 10% got admissions offers. Harvard had the lowest acceptance rate out of all the Ivies, at just 5%. Clearly, getting into any Ivy League school is an impressive achievement. So, how do people do it? GET THOSE GRADES AND TEST SCORES UP For starters,...

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First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump

19-04-2017

First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump

Federal agents ignored President Trump’s pledge to protect from deportation undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children by sending a young man back to his native Mexico, the first such documented case, a USA TODAY examination of the new administration’s immigration policies shows. After spending an evening with his girlfriend in Calexico, Calif., on Feb. 17, Juan Manuel Montes, 23, who has lived in the U.S. since age 9, grabbed a bite and was waiting for...

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‘How I knocked $120,000 off our college tab’

17-04-2017

‘How I knocked $120,000 off our college tab’

With four children between the ages of 13 and 21, Richard Goldberg knew financing college would be a challenge. "Even though we started saving early, the cost of paying for all of this was daunting," he said. When his oldest daughter Hailey was accepted to a private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania – with a tuition tab of nearly $50,000 – he envisioned a lifetime of loans for him and his wife Laurie, as well as their...

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8 ways to avoid taking out more student loans than you need

13-04-2017

 8 ways to avoid taking out more student loans than you need

The average 2016 graduate left with $37,172 in student loan debt. But when it comes to loans, how much student debt is too much? HOW MUCH STUDENT DEBT IS TOO MUCH? While this answer is different for everyone, there are steps you can take to estimate your student loan limit and keep debt down. Before taking out student loans, consider these eight tips. 1. DON’T TAKE OUT MORE THAN YOUR ANNUAL STARTING SALARY Most advisors warn students against taking out more...

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New York approves free tuition. Here's 10 more states with cheap college costs

10-04-2017

New York approves free tuition. Here's 10 more states with cheap college costs

With New York poised to start offering a tuition-free college education for some students, public colleges may be worth a closer look. New York lawmakers approved the tuition initiative this weekend as part of the state budget. Under the plan — which New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo proposed in January — the state will supplement aid for in-state residents whose families earn $125,000 or less, providing tuition-free education at all state public two- and four-year...

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Coulter Controversy Leaves Only Losers

28-04-2017

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... Read more

Now You Can Learn 'Game Of Thrones' Fict…

28-04-2017

Now You Can Learn 'Game Of Thrones' Fictional Language... For Real

Even the most dedicated “... Read more

Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art…

27-04-2017

Famous Artists Share Their Childhood Art In Support Of Arts Education

An exhibition called “My Kid Could Do That” hopes to illuminate the importance of art instruction for all kids by showing the work that famed contemporary artists like Cecily Brown and Sanford Biggers made long before they were art world... Read more

Mom Declares Her Daughter Is Done With H…

27-04-2017

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. “Hello... Read more

Powerful Viral Photos Show The Unstoppab…

27-04-2017

Powerful Viral Photos Show The Unstoppable #BlackMenOfYaleUniversity

Akintunde Ahmad has established some great friendships on campus as a student at Yale University, and he wanted to bring together some of his closest peers to capture the beauty of their bond.... Read more

Do Indiana Taxpayers Want To Buy This Fo…

27-04-2017

Do Indiana Taxpayers Want To Buy This For-Profit College?

Graham Holdings Co. announced this morning in a filing with the SEC that it plans to sell its for-profit Kaplan University to a new non-profit public-benefit corporation called New University that is affiliated with Indiana’s Purdue University, a state institution.... Read more

With Bennie Boatwright back, USC has all…

28-04-2017

With Bennie Boatwright back, USC has all the ingredients for a special season (Yahoo Sports)

Bennie Boatwright announced Thursday night that he’s returning to USC. With UCLA, Oregon and Cal each hemorrhaging talent, USC is the program poised to take advantage. The Trojans received a huge boost Thursday night when leading scorer Bennie... Read more

NCAA football recruiting reforms clear l…

27-04-2017

The NCAA Board of Governors decided not to tinker with a package of football recruiting reforms that was approved earlier this month, essentially rubber stamping an early signing period in the sport. The Division I Council approved a sweeping... Read more

Attorneys: Grand jury declines to indict…

27-04-2017

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Defense attorneys say a Lee County grand jury has declined to indict former Auburn tight end Landon Rice on a rape charge.... Read more

Washington and Ohio State announce home-…

27-04-2017

SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington and Ohio State have announced a two-game home-and-home series beginning in the 2024 season.... Read more

TCU, Purdue announce home and home footb…

27-04-2017

Purdue and TCU announced a two-game series in football, with the first one coming in 2019 and the next a decade later.... Read more

Michigan holds first practice in Italy, …

27-04-2017

Michigan holds first practice in Italy, Buckeye fans nearby (Yahoo Sports)

After a week of touring Rome, shooting each other with paintballs, hanging out at the beach, snapping photos inside the Colosseum and seeing the pope, Michigan got back to work Thursday. Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines held the first... Read more

 

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