From The Minot Daily News: Minot (N.D.) School Supt. Mark Vollmer is asking the school board to delay the start of classes until after Labor Day to provide more time for recovery from this summer’s flood. Many of the district’s facilities sustained severe damage. Vollmer has asked the city to condemn Erik Ramstad Middle School. The roof is caved in on the south side of the building and more than 30 walls in the building are caved in. The district also will ask the state to allow Minot to shorten the school year by five days–180 instead of 185.
JUNE 2011…from The Associated Press: Public school officials in Minot, N.D., must decide soon where to find classrooms for more than 1,000 elementary and middle-school students whose buildings have been swallowed by floodwaters and probably will be unfit for occupancy when classes are due to resume. The flooding of the Souris River has swamped 4,100 homes and hundreds of businesses in the city.
On the final weekend of the 2011 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball season, a trio of Tigers suited up in the Black and Orange for the final time. Prior to running out onto Bell Field for the last double-header of their careers, Occidental took a few moments to recognize, honor and thank Gabriela Chavez, Lindsay Gross and Tasha Serna-Gallegos for her contributions to the program over the last four years. Read more…
The Loudoun Academy of Science, a six-year-old public magnet school in Sterling inspired in part by the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, already matches that famous school in one vital statistic: Like Jefferson, the Academy of Science each year rejects about 85 percent of applicants.
With 240 students, the academy is one-seventh the size of Jefferson and takes only Loudoun County residents (Jefferson draws from most of Northern Virginia), but it has won glowing reviews from students and has created a research curriculum rare in U.S. secondary education.
“It was completely unlike the standard classroom procedure that I was used to, and I absolutely loved it,” said Carter Huffman, an academy graduate now at MIT. “I have yet to hear of another school that so encourages all of its students to pursue major independent research.”
Elizabeth Asai, another academy graduate, said she and a couple of Yale classmates received university funding this year to design biomedical devices, usually a process daunting to undergraduates. Her fri Read more…
Beginning in August, Students at John Marshall Law School in Chicago Will Have the Option of Earning a New JD Certificate in Health Law
CHICAGO, July 6, 2011 — The John Marshall Law School is set to begin offering a new JD certificate that will offer degree candidates a specialization in health law.
Students can select this certificate beginning in August for the 2011-2012 academic year. The certificate was developed because of a societal need for such specialization and in response to student interest in health law.
“Our JD Certificate in Health Law provides our students with an opportunity to concentrate in an emerging and significant area of law,” noted Ralph Ruebner, associate dean for Academic Affairs. “In addition to the required coursework, our students may choose from a wide array of courses, including those relating to technology, privacy, public health issues, litigation and legal drafting.
Duke University’s business school dean is leaving less than two months after faculty members rejected his proposal for graduate courses at a new campus in China.
The Durham Herald-Sun reported Tuesday that Fuqua Business School dean Blair Sheppard will begin working in fundraising and business development for Duke-Kunshan University in Kunshan, China.
Sheppard has been dean of the school since 2007. He will be replaced by deputy dean William Boulding.
Sheppard was considered a champion of the Chinese campus, and his departure marks another in a series of personnel changes in Duke leadership working on the project.
Some faculty members have express reservations about the scope, risks and cost of developing the 200-acre campus near Shanghai, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2012.
Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida and a vocal advocate of education reform, will be one of the keynote speakers at a November education forum in Raleigh.
The visit would be even more noteworthy if Bush becomes a GOP presidential contender. Though Bush has said he’s not interested in joining the crowded GOP field in the 2012 election, he sparked some buzz Friday as a guest on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show.
An audience member asked Bush whether he would consider running. Bush responded that he doesn’t “anticipate” it.
It’s Sunday, and the beginning of the second full week of June. Bleary-eyed, I wake up a good half hour before my alarm and maintain enough consciousness to turn it off, knowing that I won’t need it after getting up so early. I turn a little bit in my bed before…contemplating going back to sleep. (I nearly slept again after that, but hey, it was also 1 in the afternoon.)
You might have thought that, as an MIT student, I could find plenty of things to keep me occupied today, and all of these urgent reasons to get started with them. Sure, I could do stuff, but today I don’t feel like doing anything. I just wanna lay in my bed.
Yes, I’m practically living the Bruno Mars life right now, only I’m working toward a college degree (whenever I’m not lazy) instead of making millions of dollars by already having musical talent.
Oh look, an embedded music video!
I had many, many, many lazy days as a rising freshman about to enter college.