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How many viral stories on the Internet do you read, share, reference and comment on each week? How much do you care if they are real? How would you find out if they were real?
Can you calculate the approximate number of steps that will be taken by someone who walks around the entire world?
Large-scale online courses, hailed as a way to democratize higher education, have so far been plagued by very high attrition rates.
The new policies at Cooper Union and City College, part of the City University of New York, could alter how, when and where students are allowed to express dissent.
Reports that Harvard’s most common grade is an “A” have now gone viral. But despite the breathless tone of the coverage, this is actually very old news — at Harvard, and at colleges nationwide.
In this lesson students and teachers can follow the evolution of Nelson Mandela in archival articles from The New York Times, from his early years as a jailed dissident in apartheid South Africa to his death last week at the age of 95.
If you get into Stanford’s business school, go. If you get into Harvard’s business school, go. Otherwise, make sure your program gives you real-world experience.
What do you think might happen if fast-food restaurants raise worker wages to $15 an hour? Which experts, quoted in the article, do you most agree with?
In Fairfield, Conn., and other towns there have been notable security changes, like more armed officers and surveillance cameras.
The death of Nelson Mandela, along with a musical, a skeleton and an international test. Can you get all 10 questions right?
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