Colleges suffering huge financial blows from pandemic

“If you play out the scenarios that are out there, it really makes you nervous,” said Mary Papazian, president of San Jose State University, which estimates it will lose $16 million by the end of May. “We may be looking at cutting academic programs if it comes to it. We may be looking at laying […]

Why rich students get more financial aid than poor ones

Rankings are always partially based on performance metrics: U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, for example, take into account academic success and high SAT scores. Wealthier students tend to perform better on SATs, according to an assessment of SAT results by the Brookings Institution.

Liverpool make U-turn on UK virus financial aid

Fellow top-flight teams Tottenham, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich have already furloughed staff, but it was Liverpool — who made pre-tax profits of £42 million for the 2018-19 season — that came in for the most criticism, in part due to their reputation as a club with a strong bond to the working-class community on Merseyside.

HCM City provides financial relief to poor, unemployed people

HCM City (VNA) – As many as 9,000 poor and near-poor households in Ho Chi Minh City that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive monthly relief payments of 1 million VND (42 USD) each for three months, starting in April, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. Up […]

Log into these online platforms to access free courses during lockdown

From dog emotions and cognition, chicken behaviour and welfare to the motion planning of the self-driving cars, online platforms allow free access to any number of courses. Normally, these courses would at least cost between Rs 4000-20,000. Besides video classes, there are weekly projects and assignments. Students can apply till July 31. The courses should […]

As Australian arts moves online, here is where to check out comedy, theatre, music, drag, visual art and more

Sydney Chamber Opera was able to film their new production of Breaking Glass (in front of an audience-free theatre): four new one-act mini-operas composed by emerging female composers Peggy Polias, Josephine Macken, Georgia Scott and Bree van Reyk — all of which will be streamed soon.

My College Planning Team Wins Award for Business Excellence

MCPT is honored to receive the 2020 Award for Business Excellence. We will continue to work hard to live up to what this award signifies by reaching out to even more families throughout the Chicagoland area to help them make their college dreams become reality.

A Bloomberg gun-control group launches online effort to register 100,000 young voters

As part of the new push, the group is adding 17 “virtual” organizers to rally young gun-control activists to conduct “relational canvassing,” cajoling their friends, relatives and acquaintances — all stuck at home themselves — to register to vote. Rather than setting up tables on the campus quad or approaching college students outside the library, […]

F1 team Mercedes to deliver 10,000 breathing aids to the NHS to help care for coronavirus patients

CPAP machines help to keep patients’ airways open and increase the amount of oxygen entering the lungs by pushing air and oxygen into the mouth and nose at a continuous rate. UK-based Formula One teams are also helping to produce thousands of ventilators desperately needed by the country’s National Health Service.

UPDATE 1-IMF sees coronavirus-induced global downturn ‘way worse’ than financial crisis

WASHINGTON/GENEVA, April 3 (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic has brought the global economy to a standstill and plunged the world into a recession that will be “way worse” than the global financial crisis a decade ago, the head of the International Monetary Fund said on Friday, calling it “humanity’s darkest hour.”