Robert T. Carter, Ph.D. “Why Race is Important”

Race is an elusive, perplexing, troubling, and enduring aspect of life in the U.S. Race has been one of the most critical factors in the social, political, and economic structure of our American society from the first pre-colonial early beginnings to our present day. See also this TEDx video in which Alex Kajitani talks about why race matters and how to talk about it:

Any examination of American social history points to the legacy of America’s fascination with skin color, caste, and social status. Race and ideas and beliefs about race always have played a crucial role and had its effects throughout our American history.

For instance, European Americans used duplicitous means to obtain land held by American Indians. Throughout American history, Black Americans have been at the center of several controversies arising from fundamental constitutional questions: the debates over slavery during the framing of the Constitution and the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the Civil War, and the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1906’s to end the denial of Blacks’ basic rights as citizens.

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The Pomodoro Study Method

While there have been many changes in our education system over the years, the classic Pomodoro study method or technique has remained relatively the same. When it comes to studying, many students will simply spend as much time as they can hitting the books and hoping to retain enough information to pass everything from simple pop quizzes up to university exams.

Unfortunately, many students may be wasting hours of their time studying because the brain does not readily retain information in the
manner that many people believe. Reading the same material over and over again does not mean it will be more easily recalled. Plus, there are also students who may not have what they believe is the proper time to study as well.

Fortunately, there is a proven study technique that takes relatively little time, yet has proven to be very effective. The Pomodoro Study Method has actually been around for decades, yet many students may not be aware of just how effective it is for helping them retain and recall information.

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Tips for Foreign Students Studying in America

In the modern world today it is of utmost importance to have a well-rounded education and trade skills. An Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree can be invaluable in advancing one’s personal career and standard of living not only for themselves but for their family as well.

Although there are many terrific university and adult education institutions outside of the United States there is no doubt that an advanced degree from a school in the States carry a special value that many employers respect.

The United States of America has many numerous different colleges and universities which focus upon a myriad of unique professions and courses of studies such as engineering, communications, business management, and much more.

However, for students that are not citizens of the United States, it can be difficult to obtain entry into the college or institution of their choice unless they receive a USA Green Card which legally allows them to reside within the United States.

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From Homeless to Harvard – Dawn Loggins Beating the Odds

The story of Dawn Loggins is one of these stories that break your heart and bring you joy at the same time.  Having Will Power means one is able to beat the odds of what’s presented to them.  We are not able to dictate the cards we are dealt, but we do control how we play those cards and how we respond.

Dawn Loggins is a great example of how you can will yourself to making your dreams become a reality. Dawn’s story demonstrates great strength, perseverance, and resilience with a determined spirit to not give up.

So, you are wondering, who is Dawn Loggins? Dawn was a straight-A student at Burns High School in Lawndale, N.C., who endured her family being evicted many times to her family ultimately abandoning her and leaving her homeless.

Yes, homeless! Dawn had to fend for herself during a time she should be enjoying her teenage years, going to prom, graduating and planning for college. As you can imagine, she was scared, lost, and clueless about how to move forward.  But to everyone’s surprise, Dawn rose to a challenge no child should ever have to tackle.

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St. Edwards MBA

For business professionals wishing to accelerate their careers, the St. Edwards MBA program offered by The Bill Munday School of Business, is an excellent option. The MBA (Master of Business Administration) program that St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, offers allows already seasoned business professionals to build and enhance practical skills to prepare them for the next level in their career and to develop dynamic and long-lasting connections with other professionals.

The MBA Program Structure

You can adapt the St. Edwards MBA program to meet your busy schedule and to satisfy your professional and personal life. All courses offer a highly flexible structure with low-residency requirements. MBA students need to appear at the school’s campus only 6 times per semester to attend in-person classes. For all other classes, they will be following online classes and receive instruction and support from their professors in a virtual environment.

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Benefits for College Grads

Many companies will tout the excellent retirement benefits offered, but the majority of twenty-somethings should have much more pressing concerns on their mind.

The what-if factor is always a good motivator. What if you become sick or injured while working in the next year? What if you require prescription medication on a regular basis? What if you need to see a chiropractor, psychologist, clinical physician, or any other medical professional consistently?

At times when these medical expenses crop up, the thought of retirement seems much farther into the distant future than it already did before. There is no hiding the fact that health insurance is a big financial burden. Employers often offer some form of a company-provided insurance policy; however, within this policy, there are often several options. In any case, employees will be subject to paying a substantial portion of their insurance coverage in one manner or another.

First, employers will remove a portion of one’s wages as a premium for company-provided insurance coverage. Asking employers what this premium amounts to on a monthly basis is a very important question for job candidates to ask. Besides premiums, employees face other out of pocket expenses in regards to company-provided insurance policies, which include deductibles and co-payments at the time of service. A deductible is an out of pocket expense employees will face up to a certain dollar amount before the insurance benefits truly begin to kick in.

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Free College Scholarships And Grants

In today’s competitive world, education is the only key to success. However, despite having talent, several students find it tough to take their education forward because of monetary constraints. Some of the best universities also charge the highest fees. In most cases, while an underprivileged person can pull on till junior high, it becomes almost impossible for him or her to continue further and obtain specialization in any one of the fields of study.

The government, several individual philanthropists, and private organizations offer free scholarships with an intention of encouraging education among all those who cannot afford itThese education scholarships are awarded to the needy students who have the potential to go a long way in the education arena.

Understanding Government Scholarships

The free scholarships are an attempt by the government to ensure that the students are able to complete their education without monetary pressure. These are government grants which are awarded to certain students and they are not expected to repay the money at any time in the future.  There are five basic types of free grants which a student can avail in the US. They are based on educational programs in which they choose to enroll, minority status, student-specific grants, subject-specific grants and grants by private organizations. Here is an elucidation of these five grants.

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Easy Scholarship Grants

You can find quite a few scholarships readily available for students who demonstrate exceptional grades and test results, but those students who are not really academically bright minds, often miss out on many of the scholarship options. However, there are quite a few easy scholarship grants available that do not require students to have an outstanding academic track record. There are, for example, scholarships offered to tall people who are over 6’1” or 6’2”.

This scholarship grant for tall people is called The Tall Clubs International Scholarship. Women must be over 5’10” to be eligible for this easy scholarship. Of course, it is no surprise that students need to write an essay on the subject “What Being Tall Means to Me” if they would like to qualify for this scholarship. Qualified applicants are granted $1000 worth of scholarship.
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Scholarships for Minorities

Many organizations in the United States give encouragement in the form of college funding to minority students so that they can continue education without financial barriers. Students of minority sections like the Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, Asian Americans and Native Americans are offered a variety of scholarships which they can use to overcome economic hurdles in their education. Read on below for some of the most popular minority scholarships for school in the USA.

Gates Millennium Scholar Programs

Gates Millennium Scholar, known more popularly as GMS program is meant for all minority students irrespective of their national origin or race. The award is given to meritorious minority students who have a genuine financial need for the aid. Applications need to reach the scholarship foundation by the 1st of January every year. The scholarship is open for several fields of study including engineering, law, health sciences, education, information technology and mathematics. The eligibility criteria are similar to the Federal Pell Grant stipulations. Aspirants should also have a record of community service, strong leadership qualities, and extracurricular activities.

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Scholarships for Women

A country’s development depends largely on the educated masses as education helps you get better jobs and in turn increases the per capita income of the country. Education these days is a costly matter and due to financial reasons several women are unable to pursue higher studies and are forced to settle down with a low-income job.

Inability to arrange funds and family burden compel them to start working at a young age. The US Government in recent times has come up with various women’s scholarships and grants in order to encourage women to gain a basic degree and even go for specializations.

Many women at the later stage of their life realize the importance of education and wish to enroll in various educational programs and degrees offered by various colleges. Many public and private organizations offer specialized scholarships for women belonging to the age group of 40 to 50 years. Women who had to leave their studies half way also get a chance to complete their course through special women’s scholarships.

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