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Newtown Massacre Forces Lawmakers to Increase School Vigilance & Elsewhere Too

December 11,2013 by: admin

In the footsteps of Newtown’s Sandy Hook School massacre on December 14 last year, many Connecticut towns, and those beyond are seeing a need for upping the security. Fairfield situated 24 miles from Newtown is currently the location for the increased vigilance. Here the local police department is experimenting with new methods to help the surrounding community and the schools to thwart situations pertaining to potential violence. This phenomenon is present in different towns and cities, now Fairfield too have decided to jump the bandwagon by bringing in notable changes in their school scenarios. This involves installation of security cameras … (more) December 11, 2013

David A. Tepper Gift of $67 Million to Carnegie Mellon University

November 21,2013 by: admin

According to a recently published report, David A. Tepper, the hedge fund billionaire has announced a donation of $67 million to Carnegie Mellon University and thus making it a total of $125 million thus Mr. Tepper has donated the university during the last ten years. This is also in trend with the trend of other American universities receiving mammoth donation amounts from their ex-students and this tremendous amount of wealth being infused in the educational system of the country is ultimately going to help higher education and research in America as never before. It is a deep pride and sense … (more) November 21, 2013

Relationship Sours between Brooklyn Diocese and King School

November 10,2013 by: admin

Brooklyn Diocese and its High School in Queens that have until now shown a united front. Now however they seem to be heading for a fall out as indicated by the lawsuit filed by the former against the latter. This seems like an interesting development for institutes, which have hitherto managed issues related to shrinking revenues and declining enrolments with such success. They had a joint front that aimed to foster parochial education. Monday however saw Diocese of Brooklyn singing a different tune when it sued King School in Queens for allegedly flouting a 1976 agreement. According to the lawsuit … (more) November 10, 2013

New Colleges Focusing on Hands on Training and Learning

October 09,2013 by: admin

The old school large lecture sessions are now increasingly giving way to an ultracompetitive high-tech problem solving culture in college engineering programs. This process of shifting towards a student centered learning procedure has been crucial in attracting and retaining a greater percentage of engineering students, especially from women and underrepresented minority communities who actually account for 18% and 13% of the total number of graduate engineers. According to Randy Atkins, students taking too long to get familiar with the real world stuff and problems and this shift is actually the result of an initiative taken for the purpose of identifying … (more) October 9, 2013

College Park Announces Major Expansion Plans Related To Community Safety

September 23,2013 by: admin

University, city, and county leaders recently announced a major expansion plan related to their community safety drive related to College Park. The highlight of this upcoming effort is going to be the increased role of the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD). The surrounding communities will see a spurt in the number of officers in the area along with an enhanced number of patrolling vehicles. There is going to be an enhanced patrolling area encompassing a wider College Park stretch. The plan is going to be in effect on an immediate basis. This concurrent jurisdiction expansion is all set to … (more) September 23, 2013