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The Pelican Set To Perch In Antigua And Barbuda

According to press reports, talks have been held between the Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles and the government of Antigua and Barbuda with the view of the opening of the UWI campus on the island. The report noted the campus should be opened in September with at least 1,000 students. A release noted […]

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Mathematician Dr. Gladys West Inducted Into Air Force Hall Of Fame

Dr. Gladys May West, the 87-year-old mathematician is no ordinary woman. West is known for her ground-breaking work in laying the foundation for the Global Positioning System as well as involvement in other projects that include variations in gravitational, tidal, and other forces that distort Earth’s shape in the 1970s and 1980s. She was recently inducted into the Air Force […]

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Reading Stories Aloud To Young Children

Reading aloud to young children at home by a family member can be a beneficial engagement in the success of the child’s cognitive, language and social-emotional life. It builds motivation, curiosity, and memory. Also, it can help children to cope during times of stress or anxiety. Read early and read often as experts suggest. Babies can enjoy listening to the […]

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For-Profit Berkeley College Faces Court Action Over Charge Of Cheating Students

The for-profit school Berkeley College has found itself in a spot bother with New York City as it has come under scrutiny for allegedly deceiving and lying to students about the programs offered, which ultimately left them in a debt trap. Berkeley College was established as a private college in 1931. It offers Certificates, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Graduate degrees. Its […]

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Economists William Nordhaus and Paul Romer Win Nobel Prize

Two researchers at American universities have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics. Yale University’s William Nordhaus was named for integrating climate change into long-term macroeconomic analysis and New York University’s Paul Romer was awarded for factoring technological innovation into macroeconomics. They will share the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize. Nigel Belle, Readers Bureau, Fellow Edited by Jesus Chan Do you […]

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Chinese Students — Academic Espionage?

Since President Trump has assumed office, China has come under greater scrutiny not only in trade but also in espionage activities. In a recent television interview, Christopher Wray FBI Director was posed with the question on the country that worries him most. “China, from a counterintelligence perspective, in many ways represents the broadest, most challenging, most significant threat we face […]

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NYU Set To Offer Free Education To Medical Students

New York University recently announced free tuition for all its medical students is a historical first among major medical schools in the U.S. This latest move by the university is an attempt to arrest the tremendous debt students must contend with after graduation as well as expand career options for graduates. There has been worrying concerns among some university officials […]

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Barbados Government Set UWI Students Free From Tuition Fees

Barbadian undergraduate students at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) will no longer be trapped or financially handicapped as the government has decided to step up to the plate to offset tuition fees for students at the institution. This new move by the Mia Mottley-led government is a promise kept for the reversal a […]

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Where Did The World’s Richest Man Go To School?

Jeffrey Preston Bezos, born January 12, 1964, is reputed to be the richest person in the world. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Houston, Texas. He is one of America’s leading technology entrepreneurs. This renown investor, philanthropist, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon and the world’s largest online retailer is a man on a […]

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Sex And Use Of Drugs Among U.S. High School Students Show Decreasing Trends

According to cdc.gov, the 2017 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) paints a promising picture about the drug and sexual behaviors U.S. high school students report. However, the agency noted that the findings also leave cause for concern – especially among groups of young people who report multiple health risks. “The health of our youth reflects the Nation’s wellbeing,” said […]