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Howard University receives largest gift in its history to fund STEM programs

Photo: Howard’s KARSH STEM Scholars Program participants. Courtesy: Howard U. Howard University has announced plans to invest in its STEM programs, following a $10 million gift from the Karsh Family Foundation. It is the largest gift the institution has received in its 153-year history. Howard’s Bison STEM Scholars program — an initiative founded in 2017 to increase the number of minority students earning

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Cheating may be under-reported across Canada’s universities and colleges

Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary Media have reported allegations of creative cheating strategies at universities across Canada, including hacking grades, bribery and breaking into offices to steal exams. Nursing students at Brandon University are facing disciplinary action after a final exam at the end of the fall 2019 term became “compromised.” A spokesperson for the university said the exam

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Here's how social class gives some university students a competitive edge

Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University and Simpiwe Sobuwa, Durban University of Technology.Thumbnail images courtesy of Unsplash. Graphic elements and editing by We Rep STEM. It is that time of year again when South Africans celebrate National Senior Certificate results, ushering a generation of youth out of the school system and into the world. Of the 788,717 who successfully completed these exams,

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43 per cent of employers say they value online portfolios, websites

On the hunt for a job? You might cut through the competition with an online portfolio or website, according to a new survey conducted by staffing firm Accountemps. About 43 per cent of the employers who participated in the survey cited access to online resources as a big plus when looking for a candidate. The Canada-based survey included responses from

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New study provides insight on how to overcome loneliness

Humans are social creatures, but several studies show an increasing number of people struggles with loneliness. This is especially true for minorities: A 2019 report by the British Red Cross found those from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are at a higher risk because they’re more likely to experience discrimination, feelings of not belonging, and barriers to accessing community

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Vera Rubin observatory named in honour of groundbreaking dark matter scientist

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a U.S.-run, Chile-based facility, has been re-named the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in honour of the groundbreaking astronomer who provided evidence on the existence of dark matter. It is the first national U.S. observatory named after a female astronomer. The announcement was made Monday at the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society but the decision

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How ‘weight bias’ is harming us all

Written by:Sara FL Kirk, Dalhousie University; Angela Alberga, Concordia University; Erin Cameron, Northern Ontario School of Medicine ; Mary Forhan, University of Alberta, and Shelly Russell-Mayhew, University of Calgary People who live in large bodies find themselves the target of fat-phobic and body shaming messages on a daily basis. Ellen Maud Bennett died of cancer on May 11, 2018, and

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