Education Now | The State of College Admissions

What is it going to mean to “go to college” next fall? What should college admissions look like going forward? In the era of coronavirus, these are questions that have no clear answers at the moment, and parents, high school students, and college admissions teams are facing deep uncertainty.

In this episode, “The State of College Admissions,” Rick Weissbourd, leader of Turning the Tide – a national effort to rethink college admissions – and faculty director of HGSE’s Making Caring Common, will talk with HGSE alum, Lee Coffin (Ed.M. ’90), Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Dartmouth College and Rachelle Hernandez, Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Student Success at University of Texas Austin, to shed light on the answers to these and other questions.

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Crime Patrol – MBA…SHAM…BA – Episode 284 – 17th August 2013

Amit, Umesh, Prerna, Girish, Archana, and Rajiv are the candidates who are appearing for a case discussion and personal interview at NMIMS institute, Mumbai. These candidates who have done excellent in the MBA entrance exams conducted at different centres across India do not seem to show the same aptitude and performance in the case discussion and personal interview. It puzzles the examiners and the administration of the institute. Is it a dastak to a big racket?
Crime Patrol coming back in its 4th season attempts to bring stories of crime happening all around the country. Crimes that tell us, we need to be careful, we need to be watchful. Crimes that tell us lives could have been saved.Every crime we hear of, either warns us to be careful or scares us, it could happen to us. Every crime ignites a feeling, “It should not have happened”.Would knowing the “Why” behind a crime, help in stopping a crime from happening?”I don’t like the way he looks at me”, “I don’t like the way he/she is behaving”, “I think he/she is out of his/her mind”, “I think he/she has gone crazy”. That gaze, that quirky smile, that persistent stare which unnerves. It is difficult to understand the intentions but the hints are there.In a house a husband and wife argue, fight. A vessel comes flying, a glass breaks. Husband is angry and the wife is upset. That hatred, that ego. The distance that keeps growing. It is difficult to comprehend the damage, but the cracks are there.Feelings… expressions. Misunderstood, unresolved callings of the heart. The cracks are there. Too wide to be missed. Yet when the heart takes over the mind, the outcome is a mindless tragedy.Crime Patrol- Dastak will attempt to look at the signs, the signals that are always there before these mindless crimes are committed. Instincts/Feelings/Signals that so often tell us that not everything is normal. May be, that signal/feeling/instinct is just not enough to believe it could result in a crime. Unfortunately after the crime is committed, those same signals come haunting.

House Democrats Propose Widespread Student Loan Forgiveness Due To Coronavirus

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., left, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. on Capitol Hill, … [+] Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

House Democrats have unveiled a proposal to cancel student loan debt for millions of student loan borrowers amid the escalating Coronavirus crisis.

The bill, called the Student Debt Emergency Relief Act, would do the following:

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), one of the lead sponsors, said: “During this unprecedented crisis, no one should have to choose between paying their student loan payment, putting food on the table or keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy. We must prioritize debt cancellation for the 45 million student loan borrowers who are struggling to pay off their debt during this difficult time.”

The proposal mirrors a similar plan put forth by Senate Democrats last week, although the House bill goes further and calls for a greater amount of student loan forgiveness.

Currently, student loan borrowers impacted by the Coronavirus crisis have limited options, which include an interest rate freeze and a temporary forbearance. But many borrowers are not even eligible for those options at this time.

Democrats and Republicans in Congress are currently in negotiations for the final terms of a massive stimulus bill to address the Coronavirus crisis and the associated economic collapse. It is unclear what, if any, relief will be provided to student loan borrowers as part of that package.

UPDATE: The Senate-passed stimulus package does not include any student loan forgiveness.

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Coronavirus updates: Bernie Sanders calls for $2,000 cash payments

Bernie Sanders calls for monthly $2,000 payment to every US household during coronavirus crisis

Sen. Bernie Sanders called Tuesday for a monthly $2,000 payment to every U.S. household for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. 

“We can do it. We can address this crisis. We can minimize the pain,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said during a livestream on a night when Florida, Illinois and Arizona hold primary elections.

The senator also called for unemployment insurance of up to 100% of a worker’s prior salary with a cap of $75,000. He proposed a moratorium on evictions, foreclosures and utility shutoffs, and a waiver on all student loan payments as workers face job losses. 

Sanders also called for Medicare to handle all costs for emergency coverage during the crisis. He pushed for the government to use emergency authority to spur increased production of supplies such as masks and ventilators. 

Officials in Washington have scrambled to head off economic disaster as the restaurant, travel and entertainment industries take a drubbing from the outbreak. Many cities and states have shut down schools and regular activities to encourage residents to stay home and prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. 

Congress is working on a massive stimulus package that could cost more than $1 trillion, with more measures to combat the outbreak likely ahead. The Trump administration’s stimulus proposal could include a one-time cash payment to all Americans, an idea that has gained traction among Republicans.

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103-year-old woman becomes oldest person to beat coronavirus

A 103-year-old woman has become the oldest person to beat coronavirus and return home.

Zhang Guangfen recovered from the disease after receiving treatment for just six days at a hospital in Wuhan – the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak.

The centenarian’s quick recovery was down to her having no underlying health conditions apart from mild chronic bronchitis, her doctor Dr Zeng Yulan told reporters.

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She was diagnosed at Liyuan Hospital, Tongji Medical College, in Wuhan on 1 March, Chutian Metropolis Daily reports.

The newspaper published a video showing the woman being escorted out of the hospital to a waiting ambulance by a group of medical workers as she was discharged on Tuesday.

Older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions are more at risk of developing severe coronavirus symptoms.

The grandmother has become the oldest person to recover from the deadly disease so far – days after a 101-year-old man also beat the virus in Wuhan.

A 100-year-old man with Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension and heart failure also recovered from the virus in Wuhan this week after being treated by military doctors.

Wuhan’s 11 million residents have been in lockdown since late January.

The disease has infected more than 80,700 people in China and killed more than 3,000.

103-year-old Zhang Guangfen has been discharged from hospital in Wuhan, China, after recovering from coronavirus. (Chutian Metropolis Daily/screen grab)

Latest figures from the National Health Commission on the spread of the virus showed 24 new cases across China, and 22 more deaths as of Tuesday. 

All of the latest deaths occurred in Wuhan.

However new infections in the wider Hubei province continue to stabilise, with new cases declining for the sixth day. All 13 new cases in Hubei were recorded in Wuhan.

Additional reporting by agencies.

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