1. Howard University struck a bargain last year with its students, and is now making good on it.To encourage students to finish their degrees early or on time, the school announced in February 2015 that it would offer refunds on students’ final semester’s tuition. According to a statement from the university, some students have already started to get 50% rebates, or up to $5,750 each. Payments are being made via cash, credit cards or installment plans, and will continue now through May graduation. “Howard University has an unwavering commitment to the needs of its students. We are excited to offer our students this financial rebate as a reward for accomplishing their goals on time,” said Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick in the statement. “We certainly hope some financial relief is provided as well.”.
2. There’s one thing most Bernie Sanders supporters love as much as they do the Democratic candidate, and that’s free ice cream. They got a bit of sweets and Sanders at Rutgers University on Monday when the founders of Ben & Jerry’s gave away scoops of ice cream and helped New Jersey residents register to vote in the June 7 state primary. They also had mail-in ballots handy for those who will be out of state. “We have been constituents of Bernie for over 30 years, and we’ve seen firsthand how he’s fighting for people whose voices are not heard — working families, students, veterans,” says Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Jerry Greenfield. “He’s the only candidate who’s talking about how the political and economic system is rigged for the benefit of wealthy corporations.” Cohen and Greenfield’s trip to Rutgers is part of a larger effort on their behalf to draw support for Sanders. Also on Monday, Cohen and Greenfield gave away ice cream and helped register voters at a restaurant in Jersey City and the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.
3. Commencement season is starting with a bang. Last weekend, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at the University of Michigan Spring Commencement address and received as many boos as cheers when he slammed safe spaces and micro-aggressions in his speech. “The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure groups and shield students from these ideas through safe spaces, code words and trigger warnings is, in my view, a terrible mistake. The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations, not to run away from them,” Bloomberg said. Bloomberg — who received an honorary Doctor of Law degree — also took on the presidential elections, but it was his comments on micro-aggressions that left the audience and Twitterverse stunned.
4. Despite student protests, Yale University will not rename the residential college bearing the name of John C. Calhoun, a proponent of slavery, according to an email sent to the university community last week by Yale President Peter Salovey. Yale will, however, drop the title of “master,” the name used for the faculty leaders of Yale’s residential communities, in favor of “heads of college,” according to the same email. Yale’s residential college system, now more than 70 years old, was created to “allow students to experience the cohesiveness and intimacy of a small school while still enjoying the cultural and scholarly resources of a large university,” according to its website. Before freshman year, all incoming undergraduates are assigned to one of these colleges. Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the U.S., A senator from South Carolina and a proponent of slavery in the antebellum South, was also a Yale graduate.
5. A degree in applied mathematics combines classes on general mathematics with special mathematical models and formulas used in fields of engineering, science, medicine and business. This often prepares students for more specialized work in a variety of fields. Students are taught how to solve specific problems using mathematical formulas and algorithms, making them very valuable to employers. Graduates leave with advanced critical and analytical thinking skills. According to College Factual, the top schools for a degree in applied mathematics are:.
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