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Which public US universities graduate the most funded founders? 25.5.2019 TechCrunch
When it comes to public universities, the old adage “you get what you pay for” clearly does not apply. Leading public research universities have a track record of turning out successful graduates.
As he faked students’ resumes, Rick Singer appears to have fudged his credentials too 25.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

William “Rick” Singer was well into orchestrating an elaborate bribery and cheating scheme to slip his clients’ children into elite colleges when he sat down for a deposition in Washington, D.C., in 2016.

Asked why he should be considered an expert in the field of college admissions, Singer outlined...

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What's your purpose? Finding a sense of meaning in life is linked to health 25.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Researchers found that people who did not have a strong life purpose were more likely to die than those who did, and specifically more likely to die of cardiovascular diseases.
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Secret USC records reveal dire warnings about gynecologist accused of abusing students 25.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Confidential records released this week show decades of warnings to the University of Southern California about Dr. George Tyndall, the longtime campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of students.

The documents span the entirety of Tyndall’s career at USC, including a handwritten...

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How to Get a Job As a Wine Taster or Wine Scientist 25.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A wine scientist makes an average of $78,615.
Universities told not to 'scaremonger' ahead of fee cut 25.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Education Secretary Damian Hinds rejects claims of universities going broke, ahead of tuition fee cut.
53,000 Disney Employees Can Attend University of Central Florida for Free 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Disney Aspire Education Investment Program, which launched in August 2018, covers the cost of tuition, registration fees and textbooks for Disney employees.
Harvard radicals, Julian Assange and the right to 'liberate' the mail of the ruling class 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Fifty years ago this spring, Harvard students occupied the school’s administration building, demanding that the university end its complicity in the Vietnam War by kicking ROTC off campus. The student demands also included creating a black studies program and ending evictions of working-class people...

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India college fire kills at least 17 students 24.5.2019 BBC: World
Footage shows teenagers falling and jumping from the blaze, which also left about 20 people injured.
Dems’ Wall Street Tax Plans Fall Flat on CNBC 24.5.2019 NewsBusters
Even CNBC's more liberal anchor wasn't thrilled with newly announced plans from Democratic candidates to tax Wall Street transactions. Reporter Ylan Mui told Squawk Box viewers on May 23 about plans from liberal candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) to tax Wall Street to pay for expensive things like "free" ...
Rebecca Henderson: Posthumous degree for rucksack heart woman 24.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Oxford University student Rebecca Henderson died in February from transplant complications.
Around Town: Balboa Bay Resort hosts Newport Beach Wine Festival 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The 16th annual Newport Beach Wine Festival brings wine, whisky and cheese tastings to the Balboa Bay Resort from Friday to Sunday.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at 1221 W. Coast Hwy. in Newport Beach.

For tickets and more information, visit

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'Apartheid State': NYU Apologizes for Grad Speakers' Israel Comments 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The NYU president said the graduate speaker's remarks made some audience members feel unwelcome and excluded.
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I Found My Birth Family—and It Turns Out I'd Known Them All Along 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“This is your sister,” my wife said, pushing the computer screen close to my face. “There’s no doubt.”
Theresa May: Did she solve her seven burning injustices? 24.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
When Theresa May became prime minister in July 2016 she identified seven burning injustices.
Who gets to define 'adversity' in college admissions? 24.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: While the L.A. Times editorial board is correct in evaluating the prospects for success, or lack thereof, of the SAT “Environmental Context Dashboard,” the assertion that college admissions officers “should take into account the obstacles that students have faced and overcome” is...

Prosecutors subpoenaed records of 9 Chapman University students in admissions scandal 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Chapman University turned over records for nine students to prosecutors investigating ties between the Orange County school and a Newport Beach consultant who has since admitted to orchestrating a national test-rigging and bribery scheme, Chapman’s president said Thursday.

The school received $400,000...

USC was told gynecologist could be preying on Asian students, secret records show 24.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After decades of complaints about a campus gynecologist, USC administrators hired a team of medical experts to evaluate him.

The experts came back with a disturbing report saying there was evidence Dr. George Tyndall was preying on vulnerable Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy.”


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Here's What the Religious Right Gets Right 24.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Religious motivations are denigrated; sensibilities are ignored; institutions get second-class status and Christian expression is restrained.
Gun-loving Parkland teen busted for multiple racist rants after being hired by college GOP group 23.5.2019 Raw Story
Kyle Kashuv, a high-school shooting survivor from Parkland, Florida who made waves by sparring with his classmates over the need for more restrictions on firearms, has issued a formal apology for making multiple racist remarks against black people. The Huffington Post has documented multiple instanc...
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