National University – End Grade Inflation http://endgradeinflation.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://endgradeinflation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png National University – End Grade Inflation http://endgradeinflation.org/ 32 32 Young Shakespeare fans ‘livid’ as festival funding cuts https://endgradeinflation.org/young-shakespeare-fans-livid-as-festival-funding-cuts/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/young-shakespeare-fans-livid-as-festival-funding-cuts/ Teenage drama students have hit back at claims that Shakespeare is irrelevant to contemporary Aotearoa following a shock funding cut from Creative NZ. Teenagers get a hands-on knowledge of many of the Bard’s plays through annual festivals and workshops run by the Shakespeare Globe Center NZ (SGCNZ) which are free for students like them thanks […]]]>

Teenage drama students have hit back at claims that Shakespeare is irrelevant to contemporary Aotearoa following a shock funding cut from Creative NZ.

Teenagers get a hands-on knowledge of many of the Bard’s plays through annual festivals and workshops run by the Shakespeare Globe Center NZ (SGCNZ) which are free for students like them thanks to funding from Creative NZ.

But the national arts funder refused to fund the center’s next three years, saying the organization seemed “quite paternalistic”, was “situated within a canon of imperialism” and lacked relevance “in the context of contemporary art in Aotearoa”.

Marlborough Girls’ College year 12 student Leander Mason, who played transgender woman Romeo at the National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare’s SGCNZ festival this year, said it looked like the panel that had turned down the financing had never attended the festival.

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“It’s obviously not researched… The majority of our regional entries have been diverse in some way, so to say there’s no relevance is certainly not true.”

Leander was one of 48 students selected for the National Schools Shakespeare (NSSP) production in Dunedin next week, an intensive week-long course culminating in public performances.

Regional coordinator Shalom Del’Monte-Aberhart said Marlborough had a very good strike rate with student selection. Over the past 21 years, 15 students have been selected to join the NZ Young Shakespeare Company to study and perform at the Globe Theater in London.

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Marlborough Girls’ College student Leander Mason, centre, plays Romeo at the SGCNZ National University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival.

Marlborough student Lauren Doherty won the center’s Shakespeare Morrison Music Trust composition competition last year for her violin piece composed for Dream of a summer night.

“And we had 39 in the NSSP. And of those 39, I can name so many who work or have worked in the field – Dan Musgrove, Sam Lewis… Tom Knowles, Dan Rayner.

“So for a small area, Marlborough is punching well above his weight. And that’s because people in this area are getting so enamored with Shakespeare, through these competitions,” Del’Monte-Aberhart said.

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Various Kiwi and Kura schools interpret Shakespeare through a modern lens, in a program offered by the Shakespeare Globe Center in New Zealand. (Video first posted June 2021).

She found the reasoning for the cut in funding “bizarre”.

“The report talks about the imperialism of Shakespeare’s stories…but Shakespeare’s stories are universal, they’re so easily adaptable.

“Much ado about nothing, it’s about reputation and appearance…all of that is incredibly relevant to today’s society, where you are how you appear on social media.

“One of the best versions of Anthony and Cleopatra I have ever seen was by Maori students…where Cleopatra was a Maori chief and Anthony was a coloniser…I saw Troilus and Cressida in te reo… I don’t. I don’t know how much more relevant you can be in the context of Aotearoa.

University student Lu van Asch said she was “livid” about the news because she feared the festival would go ahead if schools or students had to bear the cost.

“I was really angry and upset to hear the news about this…there aren’t many opportunities for us at Marlborough, and Shakespeare is a huge thing for us…I have some made so many friends.”

Sam Lewis, left, performs at Shakespeare's Globe in July 2022.

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Sam Lewis, left, performs at Shakespeare’s Globe in July 2022.

Former Marlborough Boys’ College student Sam Lewis said the festival was a great stepping stone on his path to studying at Te Auaha in Wellington, where he would soon graduate as an actor for the stage and screen.

The 20-year-old had also co-founded the Awkward Theater Company and performed in professional shows such as Death and Cereal which he co-wrote, co-directed, co-produced and co-starred at the Wellington Fringe. Festival.

Lewis was one of 24 national finalists selected for a two-week workshop at Shakespeare’s Globe in London in 2019, delayed by Covid-19 until July this year.

“It was absolutely fantastic, two weeks of intensive training with industry professionals, we had a very good director and we got to play at the Globe Theatre. It was a dream come true.”

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Tutakangahau Teepa, the Warden of Te Wharekura o Mauao of Tauranga, will travel to London next year to perform on the famous Shakespeare Globe stage.

Lewis said he was really disappointed with the decision, as well as the reasoning.

“And not having enough diversity is so wrong. The number of acts that had Maori elements, or queer stories… I judged the regional festival this year with one or two tracks that were heavily coded queer, and the people within them were able to make their queer voices heard, and that’s a really powerful thing to see.

“In high school there weren’t a lot of opportunities, at least in Marlborough, to go out and do directing and be pushed into the arts. For us, that was the Shakespeare festival.

If the costs were passed on to students, there would undoubtedly be some students who could not afford to participate, Lewis said.

Arts Council President Caren Rangi said the funding was questionable and the reality was that not all applicants could receive money. Creative NZ has been particularly challenged by its reduced financial capacity this year, Rangi said.

The center had received $376,381 from Creative NZ since 2012.

It was one of four arts organizations whose long-term funding from Creative NZ was rejected in the latest funding round.

The rejection letter stated that the center would be able to apply for funding under Creative NZ’s annual arts grants scheme, and that it could “do better financially” under this scheme as it had lower criteria.

The agency was working to ensure its investment better reflected the diversity of Aotearoa, said its chief executive Stephen Wainwright. He was also trying to support the growth of Māori and Pacific ngā toi arts.

New Zealand’s Shakespeare Globe Center said the decision was based on “glaring errors, faulty assumptions and adverse interpretations”, and that it intended to appeal the decision via the complaints process. CreativeNZ.

Arts Council Chair Caren Rangi said Creative NZ has been particularly challenged by reduced financial capacity this year.

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Arts Council Chair Caren Rangi said Creative NZ has been particularly challenged by reduced financial capacity this year.

The centre’s board chairman, Paul Foster-Bell, said former students were surprised and shocked by the “ignorant and ill-founded criticism” contained in the rejection letter.

“The real victims will be young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who need the most help to fulfill their potential,” he said.

The center said it champions gender parity, was founded by a woman – Dawn Sanders – and has several Maori and Rainbow members on its board.

The center promotes an ever-increasing number of interpretations of scenes steeped in te ao​ Māori, Pasifika and many other cultures. It also offered performance translations.

The center was founded 30 years ago and more than 140,000 high school students had participated in its events. Shakespeare’s plays were no longer an integral part of Kiwi education, but were still widely studied.

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Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney speaks at Salem State University | North of Boston https://endgradeinflation.org/human-rights-lawyer-amal-clooney-speaks-at-salem-state-university-north-of-boston/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/human-rights-lawyer-amal-clooney-speaks-at-salem-state-university-north-of-boston/ SALEM — International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney addressed a crowd of more than 900 people Tuesday night for the Salem State University Foundation, Inc. Award-winning journalist and Salem State alumna Anne Driscoll ’76 interviewed Clooney about her work as an international human rights lawyer. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Foundation’s popular […]]]>

SALEM — International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney addressed a crowd of more than 900 people Tuesday night for the Salem State University Foundation, Inc.

Award-winning journalist and Salem State alumna Anne Driscoll ’76 interviewed Clooney about her work as an international human rights lawyer. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Foundation’s popular lecture series. The event took place at the O’Keefe Complex in Salem State.

Clooney is an award-winning lawyer specializing in international law and human rights and visiting professor at Columbia Law School. Described as a “brilliant legal mind”, Clooney frequently represents victims of mass atrocities, including genocide and sexual violence. She has acted in many unprecedented human rights cases in recent years, including the world’s first trial against an ISIS member for genocide and the first case alleging complicity in crimes against humanity by a company that funded the terrorist group.

She has also represented Armenia in a case involving the Armenian Genocide and recently acted as counsel for 126 genocide victims in Darfur, Sudan before the International Criminal Court. In 2021, she was appointed special adviser to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Darfur. Clooney also represents political prisoners around the world and has helped secure the freedom of journalists arbitrarily detained for their work around the world.

In 2020, Clooney received the Gwen Ifill Award for ‘Extraordinary and Sustained Achievement in the Cause of Press Freedom’ from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Driscoll is an award-winning journalist and two-time Fulbright Scholar in Ireland. He has investigated wrongful convictions and lectured at the National University of Ireland in Galway, the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College Dublin and the Justice Brandeis Law Project at the Schuster Institute. for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

His investigative work helped exonerate Angel Echavarria, who was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole but released in 2015 after serving 21 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, and was also cited by the legal team of Stephen Pina, who was released.

His work also helped Irish President Michael D. Higgins grant the first posthumous presidential pardon in Irish history to Harry Gleeson, who was wrongfully hanged to death in 1941 for the murder of his neighbor Moll McCarthy. She is also a certified and licensed social worker in Massachusetts who has written a series of self-help guides for girls.

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LSU is ranked 176 out of 443 national universities according to US News and World Report | New https://endgradeinflation.org/lsu-is-ranked-176-out-of-443-national-universities-according-to-us-news-and-world-report-new/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:39:59 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/lsu-is-ranked-176-out-of-443-national-universities-according-to-us-news-and-world-report-new/ The US News and World Report recently dropped the US National University Rankings. Although losing four places, we moved from the 44th percentile to the 40th percentile. Welcome to LSU Tiger TV: The Official LSU TV Channel Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @lsutigertv Check us out on our website to find out more! […]]]>

The US News and World Report recently dropped the US National University Rankings. Although losing four places, we moved from the 44th percentile to the 40th percentile.

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The U.S. News and World Report recently announced its National University Rankings, ranking LSU 176 out of 443 institutions.

This ranking is four places lower than in 2021, but there were only 389 universities in the national university category last year. LSU has increased in the national percentile over the past year from the 44th percentile to the 40th percentile.

LSU performance scores were unchanged from 2021, with a score of 53 out of 100

LSU’s petroleum engineering program was ranked in the top five in the public university category.

The US News and World Report states that only academic data from their surveys and reliable third-party sources are used to calculate each ranking factor, non-academic items like social life and athleticism are not used.

“Improving faculty salaries will help ranks rise, as well as partnering with alumni so that a greater share of alumni give back to LSU, which creates scholarship money.” Executive Chairman and Provost of LSU’s Office of Academic Affairs Roy Haggerty said.

With these improvements, the university hopes to rise in the rankings in the future.

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Trailblazers ranked No. 1 in both pre-season polls https://endgradeinflation.org/trailblazers-ranked-no-1-in-both-pre-season-polls/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 22:40:36 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/trailblazers-ranked-no-1-in-both-pre-season-polls/ History links DENVER- The University of Denver hockey team opens the 2022-23 campaign as the No. 1 ranked team in both national polls after DCU/USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine released their rankings of pre-season Monday. Denver is the defending NCAA champion after capturing its ninth national championship with a […]]]>

DENVER- The University of Denver hockey team opens the 2022-23 campaign as the No. 1 ranked team in both national polls after DCU/USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine released their rankings of pre-season Monday.

Denver is the defending NCAA champion after capturing its ninth national championship with a 5-1 win over Minnesota State on April 9 in Boston. The Pioneers finished 2021-22 with a 31-9-1 overall record and an 18-6-0 record in NCHC play, winning their second Penrose Cup as conference regular-season champions.

The Pioneers got 37 of 50 votes for first place in the DCU/USCHO.com poll, with No. 2 Minnesota (8), No. 3 Minnesota State (3) and No. 6 Michigan also winning the first place. Denver got 25 of 34 first-place votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

Before finishing the 2021-22 campaign as the No.1 team in the country, the last time DU ranked first was in early November 2019.

Overall, five NCHC teams were ranked as North Dakota (4/4), Minnesota Duluth (5/5), St. Cloud State (13/13) and West Michigan (14/12) and all earned places in both polls. Omaha also won votes in both polls, but did not make the top 20.

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College Football Results: Top 25 Rankings, Schedule, Week 3 Results https://endgradeinflation.org/college-football-results-top-25-rankings-schedule-week-3-results/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 15:50:03 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/college-football-results-top-25-rankings-schedule-week-3-results/ To share We play in Week 3 of the college football season. 25 Oregon beat No. 12 BYU, 41-20. No. 24 Texas A&M and No. 13 Miami (Florida) meet at night Check out the latest Top 25 rankings below, along with TV news. College Football Top 25 Scores, Schedule, TV for Week 3 Click or […]]]>

We play in Week 3 of the college football season. 25 Oregon beat No. 12 BYU, 41-20. No. 24 Texas A&M and No. 13 Miami (Florida) meet at night

Check out the latest Top 25 rankings below, along with TV news.

College Football Top 25 Scores, Schedule, TV for Week 3

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Saturday September 17

  • No. 1 Georgia 48South Carolina 7
  • No. 2 Alabama 63ULMonroe 7
  • No. 3 Ohio State 77Toledo 21
  • No. 4 Michigan 59UConn 0
  • No. 5 Clemson 48Louisiana Tech 20
  • No. 6 Oklahoma 49Nebraska 14
  • No. 7 USC 45, Fresno State 17
  • No. 8 Oklahoma State 63Arkansas-Pine Bluff 7
  • No. 9 Kentucky 31Youngstown State 0
  • No. 10 Arkansas 38Missouri State 27
  • washington 39No. 11 Michigan State 28
  • No. 25 Oregon 41No. 12 BYU 20
  • No. 24 Texas A&M 17No. 13 Miami (Florida) 9
  • No. 14 Utah 35, San Diego State 7
  • No. 15 Tennessee 63Akron 6
  • No. 16 NC Status 27Texas Tech 14
  • No. 17 Baylor 42Texas State 7
  • No. 18 Florida 31South Florida 28
  • No. 19 Wake Forest 37Freedom 36
  • No. 20 Ole Miss 42Georgia Tech 0
  • No. 21 Texas 41UTSA 20
  • No. 22 Penn State 41Auburn 12
  • No. 23 Pitt 34West Michigan 13

AP Top 25 Ranking: Week 3

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1 Georgia (53) 1,561 2 2-0
2 Alabama (9) 1,496 1 2-0
3 Ohio State (1) 1,475 3 2-0
4 Michigan 1,359 4 2-0
5 Clemson 1,285 5 2-0
6 Oklahoma 1,209 seven 2-0
seven Southern California 1,139 ten 2-0
8 Oklahoma State 1,004 11 2-0
9 Kentucky 992 20 2-0
ten Arkansas 938 16 2-0
11 state of michigan 902 14 2-0
12 BYU 880 21 2-0
13 Miami (Florida) 772 15 2-0
14 Utah 673 13 1-1
15 Tennessee 658 24 2-0
16 NC status 623 18 2-0
17 Baylor 562 9 1-1
18 Florida 484 12 1-1
19 WakeForest 449 23 2-0
20 Ole Miss 411 22 2-0
21 Texas 276 NR 1-1
22 Penn State 271 NR 2-0
23 pitt 160 17 1-1
24 Texas A&M 145 6 1-1
25 Oregon 89 NR 1-1

Others receiving votes: Marshall 85, Cincinnati 80, Appalachian State 80, Kansas State 77, North Carolina 71, Mississippi State 43, Florida State 42, Oregon State 42, Minnesota 37, Washington State 30, Notre Dame 23, Air Force 19, Texas Tech 17, Wisconsin 7, Auburn 4, Iowa State 4, Purdue 1

MORE POLLS: Check out the latest rankings across the country

College Football Scores, Week 2 Results

Saturday September 10

  • No. 1 Alabama 20Texas 19
  • No. 2 Georgia 33Samford 0
  • No. 3 Ohio State 45Arkansas State 12
  • No. 4 Michigan 56Hawaii 10
  • No. 5 Clemson 35Fourman 12
  • Appalachian State 17No. 6 Texas A&M 14
  • No. 7 Oklahoma 33Kent State 3
  • Marshal 26No. 8 Notre Dame 21
  • No. 21 BYU 26No. 9 Baylor 20
  • No. 10 USC 41Stanford 28
  • No. 11 Oklahoma State 34Arizona State 17
  • No. 20 Kentucky 26, No. 12 Florida 20
  • No. 13 Utah 73Southern Utah 7
  • No. 14 Michigan State 52Akron 0
  • No. 15 Miami (Florida) 30Miss South 7
  • No. 16 Arkansas 44South Carolina 30
  • #24 Tennessee 34No. 17 Pitt 27 (OT)
  • No. 18 NC Status 55South Charleston 3
  • Washington State 17#19 Wisconsin 14
  • No. 22 Ole Miss 59Central Arkansas 3
  • No. 23 Wake Forest 45Vanderbilt 25
  • Texas Tech 33#25 Houston 30 (2OT)

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Gymnastics season tickets are now on sale ahead of National Gymnastics Day https://endgradeinflation.org/gymnastics-season-tickets-are-now-on-sale-ahead-of-national-gymnastics-day/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:02:09 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/gymnastics-season-tickets-are-now-on-sale-ahead-of-national-gymnastics-day/ NORMAN – After winning her fifth NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship in April, there’s no time to waste as anticipation for the 2023 season builds, and your chance to be a part of the “Sooner Magic” begins. now. The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department has announced that season tickets are now available for the 2023 season. […]]]>
NORMAN – After winning her fifth NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship in April, there’s no time to waste as anticipation for the 2023 season builds, and your chance to be a part of the “Sooner Magic” begins. now.

The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department has announced that season tickets are now available for the 2023 season. To reserve your seat, click here or contact the OU Athletics Box Office by phone at (405) 325-2424.

Reserved season tickets are $50 each. General admission season tickets are $25 for adults, while season tickets for seniors (55+), youth (6-18), OU faculty/staff, and winners cost $20. A guaranteed gift package, including a replica version of the team’s 2022 National Championship ring, is available at an optional additional cost to anyone who purchases before Thursday, December 1. This additional purchase guarantees that you receive the gift for each encounter without having to arrive early and wait in line. These gift items can be collected during the meeting and will not be sent by post.

 









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Utah Alumni Night and 2022 National Championship Celebration 2022 National Championship Ring
Iowa State Appreciation of first responders and healthcare workers Foam Glow Sticks
West Virginia Educator Appreciation Campfire Coffee Mug
Florida military appreciation Roll Banner
Arizona State Interreligious and community evening Tumbler Mug

Current season ticket holders also have the option to renew their seats for the 2023 season. In honor of National Gymnastics Day, those who renew or purchase their season tickets by September 30 will receive a replica mini-banner National Championship (one per account – no seat). All banners will be mailed to the account holder prior to the start of the 2023 season.

The most anticipated matchups of the 2023 season will take place at the Lloyd Noble Center with two teams that made it to the 2022 NCAA Championship Finals. In its home opener, the Sooners will face Utah who just finished third in the championships of the NCAA. Midway through the season, the OU hosts SEC foe and NCAA finalist Florida.

“We are thrilled to embark on our new adventure following the epic end of the 2022 NCAA Championship,” said the head coach. KJ Kindler said. “It’s a challenge for both the gymnasts and the fans! We’ll be hosting some of the best of the best in 2023 and everyone will have to be on their game.”

In another thrilling NLC game, the Sooners host Arizona State at Norman for their home final and senior day. OU has won every home final under Kindler, including two against the Sun Devils.

Other home fixtures include a pair of Big 12 opponents, Iowa State and West Virginia.

“Last season we rocked the roof at the LNC (Lloyd Noble Center) with our presence against Michigan and the plan is to keep riding that wave!” Kindler noted.

After its fifth NCAA gymnastics championship, Oklahoma’s 2022 women’s gymnastics team returns eight gymnasts who combined for 20 senior All-America honors Ragan Smith, Olivia Trautman and Allie Stern; junior duo Audrey Davis and Katherine LeVasseur; and sophomores Jordan Bower, Danielle Sievers and Danae Fletcher.

Trautman and Stern elected to use their extra year due to COVID-19. In addition to returns, the Sooners are bringing in freshmen Faith Torrez and Ava Siegfeldtwho are both former elite gymnasts.

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Advisory Board – Sydney Environment Institute https://endgradeinflation.org/advisory-board-sydney-environment-institute/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 22:44:26 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/advisory-board-sydney-environment-institute/ Iain McCalman Professor Iain Duncan McCalman, AO, FRHistS, FASSA, FAHA, FRSN was born in Malawi, Africa, educated in Zimbabwe and obtained his BA, MA and PhD in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia. He recently retired from a position as Research Professor of History and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. He […]]]>

Iain McCalman

Professor Iain Duncan McCalman, AO, FRHistS, FASSA, FAHA, FRSN was born in Malawi, Africa, educated in Zimbabwe and obtained his BA, MA and PhD in Melbourne and Canberra, Australia. He recently retired from a position as Research Professor of History and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute at the University of Sydney. He has held numerous visiting research fellowships in Britain and the United States, including at All Souls and Oriel Colleges, Oxford, Princeton, New Jersey, and as a Mellon Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. Iain is a Fellow and Past President of the Australian Academy of Humanities, and Fellow of three other scholarly academies in Australia and Britain, and is Professor Emeritus of the University of Sydney and the Australian National University. He was Director of the Humanities Research Center at the Australian National University in Canberra from 1995 to 2002. He was appointed an Australian History and Humanities Services Officer in 2007. He has written and edited over fourteen books and numerous articles. on modern British, European and Australian cultural history and has also served as a historical consultant and narrator for several BBC, ABC and commercial television and film documentaries.

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GW climbs one spot in the US News and World Report rankings – The GW Hatchet https://endgradeinflation.org/gw-climbs-one-spot-in-the-us-news-and-world-report-rankings-the-gw-hatchet/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 23:34:18 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/gw-climbs-one-spot-in-the-us-news-and-world-report-rankings-the-gw-hatchet/ Media credit: Colin Bohula | Personal photographer US News ranks universities based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, financial resources available to students, and average alumni donation rate. GW rose to No. 62 in this year’s US News and World Report ranking of the country’s top colleges and universities, which was released on […]]]>

Media credit: Colin Bohula | Personal photographer

US News ranks universities based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, financial resources available to students, and average alumni donation rate.

GW rose to No. 62 in this year’s US News and World Report ranking of the country’s top colleges and universities, which was released on Monday.

Up one spot from its No. 63 ranking last year, GW is now tied with Syracuse University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech. The 2022-23 ranking marks the third consecutive year that GW has climbed since falling 14 places to No. 70 in 2019.

“The university’s unwavering commitment to transforming the world through excellence in education, research and patient care remains our top priority,” Provost Chris Bracey said in a statement. “Our progress in this year’s rankings is a testament to the dedicated and innovative work of our entire university community in fulfilling our academic mission.”

US News ranks universities based on factors such as graduation and retention rates, financial resources available to students, and average alumni donation rate.

US News banned GW from national college rankings in 2012 after officials admitted to inflating the percentage of students who were top high school students, but resumed including the university in 2013 after less consideration. the percentage of graduate students. 10 percent of their high school class in the rankings.

Columbia University fell 16 spots in this year’s rankings to No. 18 after admitting to submitting inaccurate data that boosted its position in US News’ rankings.

Of the University’s 12 peer schools, 10 of them rank above GW. The University was tied with two of its peer schools, Syracuse University and the University of Pittsburgh, in 62nd place.

Georgetown University, one of GW’s peer schools, moved up to 22nd, while New York University and the University of Southern California tied for 25th in this year’s rankings. . Tulane and Boston universities also tied for 44th, while Tufts and Rochester universities were ranked 44th and 36th, respectively.

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Women’s golf begins season at USF Intercollegiate https://endgradeinflation.org/womens-golf-begins-season-at-usf-intercollegiate/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 16:34:18 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/womens-golf-begins-season-at-usf-intercollegiate/ History links MALIBU, Calif. — The #25 Pepperdine Women’s Golf Team begins the 2022-23 season at USF Intercollegiate. All five West Coast Conference schools will be in attendance and will represent half the field. This is the first of three fall tournaments for the Waves, who have just won their […]]]>

MALIBU, Calif. — The #25 Pepperdine Women’s Golf Team begins the 2022-23 season at USF Intercollegiate. All five West Coast Conference schools will be in attendance and will represent half the field. This is the first of three fall tournaments for the Waves, who have just won their 19th WCC title.

EVENT INFORMATION — The tournament will be played on the Olympic Club’s 5,976-yard par-71 Ocean Course, located in San Francisco, California. There will be two rounds on Monday and the last 18 holes will be played on Tuesday (September 12-13). Live scores will be available via Golfstat.

FIELD – In addition to Pepperdine, the 10-team field also includes host San Francisco, BYU, California, Colorado, Gonzaga, Oregon State, San Jose State, Santa Clara and UCLA.

PEPPERDINE RANGE — The Waves lineup consists of sophomores lauren gomez (Murrieta, CA), junior Kaleiya Romero (San Jose, CA), freshman jenny zhu (Nanjing, China), junior Leo Higo (Gold Coast, Australia) and senior Reese Guzman (Kahului, Hawaii).

HISTORY OF EVENTS — This is the first time the Waves will participate in this particular event, but it is one of two USF-hosted tournaments Pepperdine will be participating in this season. The Waves will also head to the Meadow Club for the Juli Inkster Invitational in the spring.

RANKINGS — Golfweek has the waves in 25th place in the publication’s pre-season rankings.

LISTING – The Waves are firing five of six players who saw NCAA regional action last season. This fall, Pepperdine has seven players (one senior, two juniors, three sophomores and one freshman). Two more freshmen will join the team in January. One of the latest registrants, Jeneath Wong, is ranked No. 76 in the WAGR and was listed as one of the top 15 freshmen in the country by Golfweek.

2021-22 SUMMARY — Pepperdine won his league-best 19th WCC title and then qualified for his 23rd consecutive NCAA Regional Championship last season. The Waves topped their top seed in Ann Arbor, finishing sixth after coming in at 10th place. lauren gomez earned WCC Player of the Year and WCC Freshman honors after winning the league title. She was joined in the All-WCC First Team by Leo Higo and Kaleiya Romero. Laurie Gibbs was named WCC Co-Coach of the Year.

GIBBS — Under the direction of Laurie Gibbs, now in his 30th season as head coach, Pepperdine has earned a place among the top golf programs in the country. Gibbs was honored as WCC Coach of the Year 14 times, was named Western Region Coach of the Year twice and was selected National Coach of the Year for 2004-05 by Golfweek magazine. Gibbs was inducted into the WGCA Coaches Hall of Fame in December 2015. The Waves have won 53 tournaments in her career.

HISTORY OF GOLF — The Waves have qualified for 12 NCAA championships and recorded eight top-10 and four top-five finishes, including a program-best second-place finish in 2003. The Waves won the West Coast Conference in 19 of 25 tournaments. ever held, including a 14-title streak that spanned from 2002 to 2015. Fourteen different players have earned All-American honors a total of 30 times. Players on the LPGA Tour have included Katherine (Hull) Kirk, Lindsey Wright, Tamie Durdin, Nadina (Taylor) Light, Misun Cho, Carolina Llano, Danielle Kang, Taylore Karle and Grace Na. Hull was the 2003 National Player of the Year and was inducted into the WGCA Hall of Fame in 2012. Kang won back-to-back U.S. Amateur Championships in 2010 and 2011 and was a U.S. Olympian in 2021.

ABOUT PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY — Pepperdine has a one-of-a-kind athletic department with unprecedented success for a school of its size. The Waves have won NCAA Division I championships in five different men’s sports – one of only 20 schools to accomplish this feat – and 10 overall. Of this elite group, Pepperdine has the lowest undergraduate enrollment, is the only school without football, and is the only university that has not been affiliated with a “major” conference. The Waves have won a total of 26 national team or individual championships in their history. Pepperdine has also won the Division I-AAA All-Sports Trophy, an award based on playoff success that is given to the top non-football school, three times (most recently in 2021-22). Located in scenic Malibu, California, the university overlooks the Pacific Ocean and its campus and athletic facilities are regularly voted among the finest in the country. Pepperdine, which is affiliated with the Church of Christ, ranks 49th in the list of America’s top colleges compiled by US News and World Report.

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CT scan shows lung problems persist for up to a year after COVID-19 https://endgradeinflation.org/ct-scan-shows-lung-problems-persist-for-up-to-a-year-after-covid-19/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 07:18:25 +0000 https://endgradeinflation.org/ct-scan-shows-lung-problems-persist-for-up-to-a-year-after-covid-19/ The phenomenon, which they called post-acute COVID-19 syndrome, also known as long COVID, underscores the importance of long-term follow-up of COVID-19 patients, with either imaging or testing of the lung function – or both, wrote a team led by Jong Hyuk Lee, PhD, of Seoul National University Hospital. Lee and his colleagues published their findings […]]]>

The phenomenon, which they called post-acute COVID-19 syndrome, also known as long COVID, underscores the importance of long-term follow-up of COVID-19 patients, with either imaging or testing of the lung function – or both, wrote a team led by Jong Hyuk Lee, PhD, of Seoul National University Hospital. Lee and his colleagues published their findings Sept. 6 in Respiratory research.


“[Our study showed that] a significant number of COVID-19 survivors presented with pulmonary sequelae as part of [post-acute COVID-19 syndrome] … [and] the prevalence of these sequelae only decreased one year after the initial infection,” the group reported. “Given the association between the severity of acute COVID-19 and the risk of pulmonary sequelae, patients recovering from severe COVID-19 require close respiratory monitoring. -at the top.”


Although many people who contract COVID-19 recover relatively quickly, some suffer from post-acute syndrome of COVID-19, which is defined as subacute (symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath and cough that persist four to 12 weeks after infection initial) or chronic (symptoms that persist beyond 12 weeks after infection).


But there could be more investigation into the prevalence of chronic lung sequelae such as carbon dioxide/oxygen transfer (diffusion) or pulmonary fibrosis in those with longer-term complications from COVID-19, Lee says. and his colleagues. To explore the question, the group conducted a review of 30 studies published between January 2020 and December 2021 and found in the PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Library databases.


The studies included 6,770 patients who had contracted COVID-19. Of the 30 studies, 25 included pulmonary function test data on study participants (length of follow-up, between six and 12 months) and 22 had CT data (length of follow-up, between 18 and 24 months) .


Pulmonary function tests showed that impaired diffusing capacity was the most common difficulty in COVID-19 patients with persistent symptoms, with a prevalence of 39% at six-month follow-up and 39% at 12-month follow-up. month.


Follow-up CT scan showed continued effects of COVID-19 in more than a third of people with post-acute COVID-19 syndrome: ground-glass opacities and pulmonary fibrosis persisted in 34% of patients at follow-up six months and 32% of patients at 12 months follow-up.


Lee’s group also found that the severity of initial COVID-19 infection affected the likelihood of patients having pulmonary sequelae 12 months after recovery, with patients with severe COVID-19 being 1.52 times more likely. than those with less severe disease to show impaired diffusion. capacity for up to one year after initial infection.


Findings from the literature review highlight the need to assess which patients can actually benefit from follow-up CT, because the more scans a patient undergoes, the more radiation exposure they are exposed to, the authors explained. And assessing demographic factors can help.


“Given its cost and radiation risk, chest CT cannot be performed for every symptomatic COVID-19 survivor,” they concluded. “In our study, in addition to the severity of acute COVID-19, patient demographic factors, including age and smoking status, were associated with the prevalence of pulmonary fibrosis, suggesting that these demographic factors should be considered when deciding whether chest CT should be performed in some patients with post-acute COVID-19 syndrome.”

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