The 15 best college dining halls in America, according to students
- Niche reviewed 1,385 four-year colleges and universities and compiled its ranking by looking to student surveys about the quality of the campus food, and by comparing the average cost of meal plans.
- James Madison University offers its students a number of exciting dining options.
- Not only does the school have on-campus Chick-Fila, Qdoba, Steak 'n Shake, and Starbucks locations, they also offer a number of healthy delis, markets, and traditional college-style dining halls.
- The university offers a number of exciting dining options including Brisco's Cafe, Chick-Fil-A, Mexican food spot El Monte Grill, and The Habit Burger Grill.
- Although Washington University in St. Louis is small — the school only has 7,074 undergraduate students — they offer incredible dining and housing options to students.
- Students at UCLA can enjoy the best dining hall food in the country.
When the Fed cuts interest rates, it affects everything from your savings account to your auto loans
- So, when they meet, they sometimes decide to change the federal funds rate, or the interest rate that banks charge each other for loans.
- This interest rate influences all the rest — when it's cut, borrowing becomes cheaper and saving becomes less lucrative to encourage spending.
- After years of steadily raising rates to slow the rebound from the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve voted to lower the federal funds rate again to between 1.75% to 2% during their September meeting on Wednesday.
- Greg McBride, chief financial officer at Bankrate, told Business Insider in July that the cut was likely to spur growth.
- But for those looking to buy a car, get a loan, or take out a home equity line of credit, lower rates make for an excellent time to do it.
14 universities and grad schools in the US with zero tuition
- The most recent addition is Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University's New York City-based medical school, which announced on Monday that it would waive tuition and all other costs (like housing, books, and food) for those who qualify for financial aid.
- Other free schools include smaller institutions (like Barclay College and Webb Institute), as well as some prestigious military academies (like West Point and the United States Coast Guard Academy).
- Since 2001, this prestigious honors college has offered tuition-free admission to schools in the City University of New York (CUNY) system.
- This Christian private college charges no tuition, and like other schools on this list, students are required to work — at College of the Ozarks, students work 15 hours a week plus two 40-hour weeks at some point during the academic year.
Sandy Hook Promise's chilling back-to-school PSA hopes to prevent mass shootings
- The PSA was created by Sandy Hook Promise, the nonprofit formed after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 students and six adults.
- Hockley said Sandy Hook Promise puts out a new PSA at the start of every school year to teach people that school shootings and gun violence can be prevented.
- The PSA fits Sandy Hook Promise's mission to empower America's school kids with tools so they can look after themselves and their peers.
- Asked if she was surprised that the latest mass shootings in California, Ohio and Texas hadn't spurred Congress to act on gun violence, Hockley said the conversation around guns is slowly changing.
- She remains confident that the work that Sandy Hook Promise and others are doing to address gun violence can reverse the "new normal" in America's schools.
Apple's back-to-school deals include discounts on Macs and iPads, plus you can get a free pair of Beats headphones until September 26
- With the education discount, students, school staff, and students' parents can save up to $400 on Macs, $50 on select iPads, 5-10% on accessories, 50% on Apple Music, and 20% on AppleCare+ device protection.
- To get a pair of Beats Studio3 headphones for free, you just need to buy any iMac, iMac Pro, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. Students can also get a deal on an Apple Music subscription.
- Apple has announced a number of great deals on Mac computers for students, too, so if you are buying a Mac, you could get a pretty great discount as well as a free pair of Beats Studio3 headphones.
- There are also some pretty great deals on accessories for the iPad. When you buy one of these iPads, you can get a free pair of BeatsX or Beats Solo 3 Wireless headphones, too.
College is more expensive than ever, but 'almost no one' is paying sticker price
- Tough continues: "Rising tuition rates may still dominate the headlines, but the truth is that discount rates are rising just as quickly." The average student at private liberal arts institutions paid 50% of the sticker price in 2018, Tough reports.
- In August, Tara Siegel Bernard wrote for The New York Times that some schools, mostly private liberal arts colleges, are slashing their advertised rates in a bid to appeal to students who don't think they could pay full price.
- With very few students actually paying full price, drops in tuition revenue have caused colleges to operate at a loss, and even consider whether a student can pay full price as part of their admission qualifiers, a pattern Tough explores in detail in " What college admissions offices really want," a deep dive into the admission practices at elite colleges published in New York Times Magazine.
The New York Times’ new bombshell allegations against Brett Kavanaugh left out a very important detail, here’s what it means
- A weekend report from The New York Times containing a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh originally left out a key piece of information.
- Adapted from a forthcoming book on Kavanaugh from two Times reporters, the essay outlined an allegation that former Kavanaugh college classmate Max Stier, who said he saw the future Supreme Court justice at a rowdy dorm party "with his pants down" and "friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student," the Times reported.
- Critics and defenders of Kavanaugh are using the Times' reporting as ammo in a renewed battle over whether Kavanaugh is fit to serve on the Supreme Court.
- Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said on ABC on Sunday that last year's Senate hearings had already reviewed the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Over 1,200 students at 17 universities including Stanford have pledged to not take jobs at Palantir unless it stops working with ICE
- Signers already include students from Yale, MIT, Harvard, Wellesley, Brown, Georgia Tech, and other elite schools that feed talent into companies like Palantir.
- In August, Business Insider reported that Palantir employees were divided about the company's ICE contracts, and at least two internal letters were circulated in protest.
- Students organizing around blacklisting Palantir is part of a larger movement called "#NoTechForICE," which encourages technology workers to boycott companies including Amazon Web Services, Salesforce, and others that work with ICE.
- Student organizers say that without these corporate agreements between Palantir and schools, the company's recruitment and growth would stall as it becomes unable to attract top talent.
- According to the creators of the petition, the corporate partnerships with elite schools sanitize Palantir's image and allow it to disassociate from its role in workplace raids and deportations.
Democrats are demanding Brett Kavanaugh's impeachment over a new sexual misconduct allegation
- Democratic lawmakers and 2020 hopefuls called for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to be impeached after a new allegation of sexual harassment surfaced.
- The New York Times reported that a former college classmate of Kavanaugh tried to tip off US senators and the FBI last year to another previously unreported sexual misconduct allegation.
- Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court last October after a tumultuous battle over the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct he faced.
- Stier's account bears similarities to an allegation made by Deborah Ramirez, another Yale classmate who accused Kavanaugh of pulling his pants down and thrusting his penis in her face at a different dorm party.
- Former housing secretary and Democratic 2020 hopeful Julián Castro had previously called for Kavanaugh to be impeached over the incident and tweeted shortly after the Times released the report to demand the latest account be investigated.
Journey To Linux
- The Operating system is actually GNU/ Linux (I assume you already know that) .
- On mid of december 2010, I booted into windows for the last time as my primary OS.
- From then on, my primary computing environment - at least on a laptop computer - was GNU/Linux.
- First of all , Windows was/is not free, you have to throw few hundred bills just to get the windows licence which was was hard to come by for college students like me back at the time.
- Although you could always use pirated windows and cracks which was easily available on the internet but it comes with a price.
- Few minutes after installing the cracks, You machine would be crawling with spywares, viruses and clickjacking softwares and god knows what other things that secretly tamper with your privacy which was one of the reasons Linux best suited my needs.