June 19, 2012
Now for a little bit about my family…..
When I arrived at the airport, my host parents, Belinda and Cesar, were there to pick me up with great big smiles on their faces. I explained to them that I don´t speak much Spanish yet, but that I wanted to try to speak as much as possible. They were very understanding and they have been very welcoming. That first day they explained to me that to avoid a bad case of altitude sickness, I needed to drink some coca tea and go straight to bed for a few hours, and so I did. That evening their family had a huge family gathering because one of their nephews, who now lives in New York City, was coming in for a couple of days, so when I woke up I had a lot of friendly faces to meet. The food was fantastic—lots of vegetables and some grilled meats such as chicken, sausage, and even slivers of cow heart of a stick. It wa
June 8, 2012
EVANSVILLE — Sticker shock is often the reaction of students and parents when they see the cost of going to college these days.
Fueled by state budget cuts for higher education, the average tuition charges at a four-year public university climbed by 15 percent between 2008 and 2010 and by 40 percent or more at universities in states such as Georgia, Arizona and California.
The U.S. Department of Education’s annual look at college affordability also found significant price increases at the nation’s private universities, including at for-profit institutions, where the cost for attending some schools can be twice as high as for Harvard University.
At both the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville, the net price — a figure calculated by adding up the total cost of in-state tuition and fees, and then backing out average financial aid — increased about 9 percent from the fall of 2008 to the fall of 2010.
“Our enrollment has been very stable in the face of great economic adversity because we are priced correctly,” said Mark Rozewski, USI’s vice president for finance and administration. “We t
, Sticker Shock
June 6, 2012
Three new Occidental College graduates and one student have been awarded national academic, community-service and public affairs fellowships or grants.
Gold River native Jennifer Griffin ’12 has received a prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship. Another recent graduate, Joseph Michael Statwick ’10, received an honorable mention in NSF’s 2012 graduate research fellowship program. Griffin is the 27th Occidental student to receive an NSF fellowship.
The fellowship includes a three-year annual stipend of $30,000, a $10,500 allowance for graduate school tuition and fees, and opportunities for international research and professional development. Griffin, who just graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a Ph.D in inorganic chemistry.
“I am incredibly honored and appreciative to be awarded such a prestigious and generous fellowship so early in my career,” Griffin said.
, Academic Communityservice
May 31, 2012
I recently had a phone call from a parent whose student had a 2,300 SAT score but a 3.2 GPA from a competitive high school. The student had taken a number of AP classes but was no where near the top 10% of the class. The parent was wondering about the students ability to get admitted into a BS/MD program.
Strong scores like this are great. But, without the high grades to back it up the student will not be competitive for a selective college or BS/MD program. This student would have been better off taking fewer honors and AP classes but focusing more on grades.
This is different from the bright slacker who gets good test scores but doesnt get good grades because he isnt challenging himself. Thi
May 24, 2012
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