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Nigerian Student Breaks 50 Year Old Highest GPA Records Receiving Top Honors A Japanese University

Ufot Ekong is a Nigerian super student who attended Tokai University in Tokyo, Japan of all places and recently graduated with honors receiving the highest GPA anyone has ever achieved in over 50 years, since 1965!   Studying robotics and electrical engineering, in true Good Will Hunting fashion, in his first semester at the university Ekong managed to solve a mathematical equation that no one had succeeded with in over 30 years.  What’s even more amazing is that Ekong accomplished this all on his own dime, while holding down two jobs to pay his tuition.   As his school project...

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Graduate’s Photo Captioned “I Am An Illegal Immigrant,” Goes Viral

A photo of a young female graduate with the caption “I am an illegal immigrant,” posted to Facebook by Humans of New York immediately began to go viral with people sharing and commenting on the image mostly in support of the student and others of those in her situation. Considering right-wing conservatives are calling for a repeal of Obama’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and liberals and millions of Dreamers (as they are called) are organizing and preparing to stay the course for the fight to keep and expand DACA as well as DAPA (Deferred Action for Childhood...

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Meet Hamline U’s 1st African American President

  On July 1st Dr. Fayneese Miller will become Minnesota private institution, Hamline University’s 20th president, 1st African American president and second female president.  Miller is no stranger to a college leadership role.  Her resume includes: Dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont Founder of  Brown University’s Ethnic Studies Program Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University Think she is qualified to take over the helm at Hamline?!  Um yeah! In an interview with Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, Miller states, “This is not fulfilling...

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Senator Elizabeth Warren To Deliver Bunker Hill Community College’s 41st Commencement Speech

Senator Elizabeth Warren will be the keynote speaker at Bunker Hill Community College’s 41st Commencement exercises on May 30, 2015. A long-time friend of the College, Warren has visited the campus to discuss issues such as consumer protection and veterans’ needs. Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts with more than 14,000 students on two campuses and at three satellite locations and is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-seven percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC’s students are women. The College also...

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University of Michigan’s Zell Lurie Institute Continues To Lead in Entrepreneurial Education

With commencement just days away, The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business marked the close of another successful academic year, punctuated by the fact that nearly $350,000 in funding was disbursed to students to advance their entrepreneurial mindsets and endeavors. The funding supports students and student teams developing new ventures through the Dare to Dream and Venture Shaping Grants program and the Michigan Business Challenge and  places interns at U.S. based high-growth startups through the Marcel Gani Internship program. The Zell Lurie Institute has long...

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