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NYC education chancellor: U.S. schools 'in crisis'

Joel Klein, chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, is not quite sure how he got his job, or how he has kept it for eight years. The nontraditional education reformer spoke Thursday about the problems in the American education system, and the difficult, but necessary, task of improvement. ...


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GLISPs more popular in second year

Global Independent Study Projects — GLISPs — are entering their second year with more students than ever. This fall, 19 students embarked on the projects, compared to the 14 students who participated in the pilot program last fall, and 11 last spring.


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Political scientist: Jewish vote not crucial

The Jewish vote "doesn't seem to matter" in determining the outcome of U.S. presidential elections, political scientist Bryan Daves argued Thursday evening. The Yeshiva University professor presented his study of election data to about 15 students and faculty at the Watson Institute for International ...


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Provost talks tuition, financial aid at URC forum

Provost David Kertzer '69 P'95 P'98 delved into budgetary matters at Wednesday's open forum of the University Resources Committee, discussing the role of tuition increases and financial aid in the University's plan to balance its books after losing nearly $740 million from the endowment in fiscal year ...


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Group combats international students' culture shock

In one solitary corner of an otherwise still Pembroke campus last Thursday, freshly carved jack o' lanterns illuminated the beaming faces of first-years hailing from Africa to Asia, from Brazil to Beijing. The pumpkin-carving event, a program sponsored annually by the International Mentorship Program, ...


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ResLife to push off-campus option

The Office of Residential Life is aggressively attempting to move more students to off-campus housing next year to combat the overcrowding that has continued to plague the University's residence halls, said Senior Associate Dean of Residential and Dining Services Richard Bova.


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LGBTQ center increases support

The LGBTQ Resource Center seeks to increase its visibility on campus to help students understand available resources and to combat negative representation in the media by creating a positive spirit of unity on campus, said Kelly Garrett, the center's coordinator, at the Undergraduate Council of Students' ...


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Grants to improve primary care medicine

The Alpert Medical School's Department of Family Medicine received four federal grants totaling more than $4.4 million in September. This funding, spaced out in $900,000 increments over five years, will go toward improving family medical practice alongside further education and research.


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GISPs gain student support

As the Nov. 5 deadline for Group Independent Study Project proposals nears, students are busy again creating syllabi, advertising to their peers and recruiting faculty members to sponsor them.





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