Even Borrowers Agree, Student Debt Is Worth It

Even Borrowers Agree, Student Debt Is Worth It

FILE – In this May 15, 2016 file photo, students embrace as they arrive for the Rutgers graduation ceremonies in Piscataway, N.J. ASSOCIATED PRESS The amount of student debt, in raw, cumulative dollars is unquestionably growing, inching above $1.5 trillion. As a result, you cannot find anyone in the press, punditry and political class who has not declared student debt a “crisis” or a “big problem” or a “warning sign” or something. Maybe it is. But it is not a bad investment. In fact, the incessant drum beat around a…

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Scholarships worth Rs2.79 lakh distributed

Scholarships worth Rs2.79 lakh distributed

As many as 100 poor and needy students were given merit-cum-means scholarships by the Senior Citizens’ Conclave at Nehru Sidhant Kendra on Saturday. Photo: Ashwani Dhiman Tribune News Service Ludhiana, January 12 Senior Citizen’s Conclave distributed merit-cum-means scholarships worth Rs2.79 lakh to 100 students from 12 girls’ colleges and one school on Saturday. Rakesh Bharti Mittal, chief patron of the conclave, distributed the scholarships. As many as 74 students of 12 women colleges of Ludhiana were awarded the SCC-Scholarship (Girls). It was started in 2006. As many as 13 students…

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Jalandhar: Couple buys jewellery worth Rs. 1.9lakh with fake notes

Jalandhar: Couple buys jewellery worth Rs. 1.9lakh with fake notes

In a tragicomic incident, a jeweller from Jalandhar was cheated of Rs. 1.90 lakh worth of jewellery by a couple using fake currency. On October 22, the couple went shopping at the jeweller’s shop, selected 56gm of gold jewellery worth Rs. 1.90 lakh, and paid the jeweller in fake currency before beating a hasty retreat. An FIR has been registered. The couple paid using ‘Entertainment Bank of India’ notes Speaking to press, the shop owner, Shyam Sundar Verma, said that he realized the fraud only after the couple left. Having…

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Are online classes and course work worth it?

Are online classes and course work worth it?

Students, like myself, choose online or hybrid classes for their simplicity, easy time management and the guaranteed passing grade. Other hybrid classes, such as math, require online aspects of teaching. In the math class I’m currently taking, my professor’s exact words were, “It’s like you don’t even need me here, I’m just talking out of the textbook.” This results, from my personal experience, in you not showing up to class because the professor doesn’t take attendance, so you eventually end up slacking and failing the course. Thirty percent of my…

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Three Indian-origin teens secure scholarship worth $200K in science contest for innovative research

Three Indian-origin teens secure scholarship worth $200K in science contest for innovative research

Houston :   Three Indian-origin teenagers, including identical twin sisters, in the US have bagged a total scholarship worth USD 200,000 in a science competition for their innovative research that will help doctors diagnose health problems including schizophrenia. Shriya and Adhya Beesam, 16, who are 11th grade studentsin Plano, Texas shared the USD 100,000 grand prize in the 17th annual Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition on Tuesday for their project entitled, ‘Linked Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System: A Novel Approach to Schizophrenia Diagnosis’. Vineet Edupuganti, a senior at Oregon Episcopal School,…

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