Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Don’t know the graduate next to you? You’re not alone. One-third of students take at least one class online.

Two decades ago, when I was a student in a part-time master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, I would hurry from my office twice a week to make class, hoping like many of my classmates for a few minutes to grab coffee and a bite to eat before settling in for the 2 1/2-hour seminars. Next week, when I address the graduating class of the same school, most of them will probably be meeting face-to-face for the first time at commencement: 70 percent of this year’s graduates earned their master’s…

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Norms don’t give flexibility for recruitment, says AIIMS Rishikesh director Prof Ravi Kant

Norms don’t give flexibility for recruitment, says AIIMS Rishikesh director Prof Ravi Kant

STALLED construction work and lack of flexibility in recruitment norms are the main reasons why there’s still some way to go before AIIMS Rishikesh becomes a preferred destination for the people of Uttarakhand, according to Prof Ravi Kant, who took charge as the institute’s director on April 15. Excerpts from an interview with The Indian Express: Many posts for doctors and faculty are vacant in AIIMS, Rishikesh. How do you plan to resolve this situation? There are certain bottlenecks… Had this been a private hospital, I would have got the…

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Brandon Ingram On Career Night: ‘Doesn’t Really Matter If We Don’t Win’

Brandon Ingram On Career Night: ‘Doesn’t Really Matter If We Don’t Win’

Rookie forward Brandon Ingram is improving with every passing game during his first year with the Los Angeles Lakers. Although he’s had his fair share of struggles as he adjusts to the NBA level, Ingram has stayed the course and on Friday night was able to score a career-high 17 points in the loss to the Toronto Raptors. Despite having a career night in the scoring column, Ingram wasn’t pleased after the game. The rookie believes if the team didn’t come out with the win than any individual accomplishment doesn’t…

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British people don’t want religious school selection – so why is the Government pushing ahead with it?

British people don’t want religious school selection – so why is the Government pushing ahead with it?

“My son, who is now five, has missed out on a placement at all the schools in our catchment area. I am a single working mum and am struggling to cope getting him to a school miles away. It is affecting my job as we need to use public transport and three bus journeys to get him to school, which means I am often late for work. Over the last year he has slipped further and further down the waiting list and I am now very desperate for help.” This…

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Why don’t women stop playing this rigged capitalist game?

Why don’t women stop playing this rigged capitalist game?

If the game is rigged, should players bother competing or should they look for a new game altogether? When Kevin Roberts, the now-suspended executive chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, suggested in a recent interview that “the fucking debate [about gender] is all over”, he unleashed a wave of anger in an industry in which barely more than 10% of creative directors are female. The reaction to Roberts’s comments suggests that far from being historically concluded, the debate about gender in the workplace has barely begun. Roberts’s justification for his claim…

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Apply for your dream job, even if you don’t match the criteria

Apply for your dream job, even if you don’t match the criteria

The pressure isn’t letting up: you’ve only just finished studying day and night to get through your exams, but now your friends are talking about the offers they’ve received for graduate schemes, internships and trainee roles. There’s no doubt, it’s tough out there and the graduate job market is becoming ever more competitive. So, when you spot that dream job, don’t let it pass you by – even if you don’t quite tick every box in the job spec. Always an A for ambition Employers value ambition. More often than…

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DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT AT JOB INTERVIEWS

DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT AT JOB INTERVIEWS

Planning for a job interview can be stressful. What to wear, how much time to assign for the commute, who are you going to meet — all of these issues can be time-consuming. After all, you just want to make an impression that you’re ready for the job. In the midst of all these preparations, however, many job applicants miss critical items and end up looking unprepared. These items go beyond your looks, attitude, and even the research you do about the employer. There are some physical items that many…

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