How to Get Student Loans When Returning to School

  If you’re looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential, going back to school for a master’s degree or professional certification can be an important step. However, the cost of returning to school can be expensive. According to education resource Peterson’s, tuition at a public university totals nearly $30,000. A private university could cost you close to $40,000. If you don’t have that much money in the bank, and few people do, you’ll likely have to turn to student loans to cover the bill. How to get student…

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Subtle bias against students may be present in online classes

A new study by education researchers suggests that the kind of subtle racial discrimination known as implicit bias found in brick and mortar classrooms may be present in online college classes. Researchers from Stanford, the University of California – Irvine and Vanderbilt University began by creating fictitious online student identities. They chose names that suggested racial and ethnic identity, such as Todd, Emily, Tyrone, Tanisha, Mei, Tao, Priyanka, and Samir. They then posted comments using those personas in class forums for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). “The names that had been assigned a…

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Ecampus ranked top ten online degree program

Each year the U.S. News and World Report publishes a ranking of the nation’s top universities, programs and degrees, and for the past four years, Oregon State University’s Extended Campus, or Ecampus, has been awarded a top ten spot in the online Bachelor’s degree division.  Ecampus offers courses and full degree programs on an online platform to both current OSU students and individuals looking to enroll without travelling to one of OSU’s campuses. Currently, Ecampus offers more than 1100 online courses in over 100 subject areas, 22 undergraduate degrees and…

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Conflicts break out as institutes take over coastal lands

The social and economic problems related to acquisition of private property have gained much media attention in recent years. The debates have shown that government decisions over property are not the last word. However, what has been far less stated is how the government deals with lands that are not under individual ownership. Coastal common lands A big part of India’s development story unfolds in what is called common lands, popularly known as the ‘commons’. They come in myriad forms such as forests, grasslands, riverbeds or wetlands and have been…

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Canadian university to partner with Chinese institutes on connected and autonomous vehicles

Emanuel M Schwermer | DigitalVision | Getty Images The University of Waterloo in Ontario is to partner with two Chinese institutes to develop research into connected and autonomous vehicle technology. The Canadian university recently signed an agreement with both the Qingdao Academy of Intelligent Industries (QAII) and the State Key Laboratory for Management and Control of Complex Systems (SKL-MCCS). Research will focus on everything from automated vehicle testing to deep learning in automated driving and applied artificial intelligence. A “shared research center” for automated driving will be set up while…

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Indian institutes pay heed when foreigners point out flaws but ignore our researchers

Interestingly, Indians are not bad at spotting bugs but are just wary. Indian hackers have topped bug bounty charts of Facebook, Uber, Google and others. BENGALURU: Indian ethical hackers are reaching out to Baptiste Robert, a French cyber researcher, to alert firms of flaws in their online assets as they fear local laws in the country does not give them protection for calling out such vulnerabilities. Organisations such as Bharat Sanchar Nigam(BSNL), the India Post and Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) have fixed those flaws after Baptiste Robert flagged the chinks in their…

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Exeter-Milligan high schooler receives 80K scholarship

The Horne family stand together as Hannah Horne is presented a $80,000 scholarship check to attend the College of Saint Mary. From left to right, Ben Horne, Hannah Horne, Connie Horne, and Caleb Horne. News-Times/Steph Peyatt EXETER — Hannah Horne, a senior at Exeter-Milligan High School, was surprised with the Marie Curie Scholarship on Monday afternoon, which is a $80,000 scholarship from the College of Saint Mary in Omaha. Patricia Saavedra, the director of enrollment services at CSM, visited Exeter-Milligan High School to present the check to Horne in front…

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Every scholarship seeker’s friend, Buddy4Study aims to be India’s largest scholarship platform

Noida-based Buddy4Study started out from a small apartment in 2011. Seven years later, the edtech startup has 600k registered members, operates in 20 states, and is eyeing expansion. “Buddy4Study is a classic garage to success startup story. However, our humble beginnings started from an apartment rather than a garage. Though the platform was started in 2011, real growth and traction started from May 2015 when all the co-founders came together,” highlights Manasvi Singh, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Buddy4Study. The platform aims to connect students with India’s scholarship ecosystem using technology. The…

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‘Minority students deprived of higher education scholarships’

Students from religious minorities seeking higher education are entitled to scholarships from the state’s Minorities Development department, but not all of them are getting it. This was the contention of the Opposition during proceedings of the Legislative Council. Raising the Calling Attention Motion on the floor of the House, Congress’s Sunil Tambe alleged that hundreds of eligible students are being deprived of the benefit. Replying to the motion, Minister of State (Minorities Development) Dilip Kamble argued that the state’s scheme receives less than desired response due to the existence of…

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A trend toward transparency for Ph.D. career outcomes?

For decades, blue ribbon reports, studies, panels, and commissions have bemoaned universities’ lack of transparency about the career prospects of their Ph.D. recipients and postdocs. In particular, experts have criticized institutions’ failure to track and report how their doctoral and postdoctoral alumni fare in the labor market. As administrators at 10 U.S. research institutions warned in a Science article this past December, without knowing what kinds of jobs graduates can expect after graduation, students can’t “mak[e] informed choices about their pre- and postdoctoral training activities.” But finally, like small green shoots hinting at…

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