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The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States


How a bot-fighting test turned into edtech’s most iconic brand, Duolingo

Luis von Ahn, an entrepreneur who has dedicated his career to scaling free education, has probably annoyed you more than once. In fact, you’ve likely been annoyed by his work dozens and maybe hundreds of times over the years. A decade before he co-founded the whimsical and language-learning app Duolingo, one of the most popular education apps in the world with over 500 million downloads and 40 million active users, he was building the technology that would become CAPTCHA, those human-annoying bu...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Education, Yahoo, Tech, Duke, Edtech, Carnegie Mellon University, Duolingo, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, Guatemala City, Luis Von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Ahn


Whicker: New college basketball transfer rules allow the rich to get richer

When you get down to it, the world is a transfer portal. That doesn’t mean our sports have to be. The main complaint you hear, from those with grey temples, is that their favorite teams keep changing. Why can’t it be Garvey, Lopes, Russell and Cey anymore? Why can’t we go back to the days when freshmen became sophomores, then juniors, then seniors? Next thing you know, they’ll do away with paper programs. College basketball lost its stability long ago, with freshmen surging through the turnstile...
Tags: Florida, College, Washington, Kentucky, Virginia, Sports, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Ford, Portland, Kansas, College sports, Ncaa, Oklahoma, North Carolina


About 6,000 students at Duke ordered to remain in their residence halls for a week following a COVID-19 outbreak linked to frat parties

FILE: general view of the Duke University Chapel on the campus of Duke University. Lance King/Getty Images Undergraduate students living on Duke University's campus were told to stay put in their dorm. The "stay-in-place" order is in effect from March 14 to March 21, university officials said. The restriction comes following more than 180 positive cases reportedly linked to frat parties. See more stories on Insider's business page. All Duke University undergraduate students livin...
Tags: News, Students, Education, College, US, Trends, The New York Times, Duke, Duke University, Pandemic, Duke Read, Duke University Chapel, Connor Perrett, Coronavirus, COVID, Educaiton


9 free or affordable online courses to learn Java, offered by schools like Duke and UPenn

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. iStock; The University of Texas at Austin; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider Java is one of the most popular computer programming languages, most often used to code back-end development projects and Android apps. Below are 9 online courses and certificate programs to learn Java, whether you're a beginner or have some coding experience.Read more: Harvard offers an online data science certificate program for ...
Tags: Reviews, Python, UK, Education, Trends, Features, Harvard, Java, Coventry University, Duke, Online Learning, E-learning, Online Classes, Duke University, University of Texas at Austin, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid


Flair Magazine: The Short-Lived, Highly-Influential Magazine That Still Inspires Designers Today (1950)

All magazines are their editors, but Flair was more its editor than any magazine had been before — or, for that matter, than any magazine has been since. Though she came to the end of her long life in England, a country to which she had expatriated with her fourth husband, a Briton, Fleur Cowles was as American a cultural figure as they come. Born Florence Freidman in 1908, she had performed on herself an unknowable number of Gatsbyesque acts of reinvention by 1950, when she found herself in a ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, England, Design, London, College, John Lennon, America, History, Magazines, Connecticut, Paris, Marilyn Monroe, Anna Wintour, Lucian Freud, Seoul


What’s Entering the Public Domain in 2021: The Great Gatsby & Mrs. Dalloway, Music by Irving Berlin & Duke Ellington, Comedies by Harold Lloyd & Buster Keaton, and More

“The year 1925 was a golden moment in literary history,” writes the BBC’s Jane Ciabattari. “Ernest Hemingway’s first book, In Our Time, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby were all published that year. As were Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans, John Dos Passos’ Manhattan Transfer, Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Sinclair Lewis’s Arrowsmith, among others.” In that year, adds Director of Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain Jenni...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Film, College, Bbc, United States, Literature, Manhattan, Jordan, Seoul, Google Books, Duke, NICK, Gertrude Stein, Public Domain


What’s Entering the Public Domain in 2021: The Great Gatsby & Mrs. Dalloway, Music by Irving Berlin & Duke Ellington, Comedies by Buster Keaton, and More

“The year 1925 was a golden moment in literary history,” writes the BBC’s Jane Ciabattari. “Ernest Hemingway’s first book, In Our Time, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby were all published that year. As were Gertrude Stein’s The Making of Americans, John Dos Passos’ Manhattan Transfer, Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Sinclair Lewis’s Arrowsmith, among others.” In that year, adds Director of Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain Jenni...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Film, College, Bbc, United States, Literature, Manhattan, Jordan, Seoul, Google Books, Duke, NICK, Gertrude Stein, Public Domain


Prince Andrew's private office to be moved out of Buckingham palace

Duke intends to keep working on mentoring scheme despite saying he would step back from public lifePrince Andrew is preparing to leave his private office in Buckingham palace as he seeks a way to maintain control of an entrepreneurial scheme he set up, despite having agreed to step back from public life.The palace confirmed on Friday that the Duke of York intended to continue working on the [email protected] scheme, even as Barclays became the latest among a growing number of organisations to sever t...
Tags: Media, Education, UK News, Bbc, Barclays, Monarchy, Newsnight, Prince Andrew, Duke, London Metropolitan University, Duke Of York, Buckingham, Andrew, Jeffrey Epstein


Hear a Six-Hour Mix Tape of Hunter S. Thompson’s Favorite Music & the Songs Name-Checked in His Gonzo Journalism

Of all the musical moments in Hunter S. Thompson's formidable corpus of "gonzo journalism," which one comes most readily to mind? I would elect the scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas when Thompson's alter-ego Raoul Duke finds his attorney "Dr. Gonzo" in the bathtub, "submerged in green water — the oily product of some Japanese bath salts he'd picked up in the hotel gift shop, along with a new AM/FM radio plugged into the electric razor socket. Top volume. Some gibberish by a thing called '...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Carter, Literature, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, Keith Richards, Duke, Lennon, Thompson, Joy


Hear a Six-Hour Mix of Hunter S. Thompson’s Favorite Music & the Songs Name-Checked in His Gonzo Journalism

Of all the musical moments in Hunter S. Thompson's formidable corpus of "gonzo journalism," which one comes most readily to mind? I would elect the scene in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas when Thompson's alter-ego Raoul Duke finds his attorney "Dr. Gonzo" in the bathtub, "submerged in green water — the oily product of some Japanese bath salts he'd picked up in the hotel gift shop, along with a new AM/FM radio plugged into the electric razor socket. Top volume. Some gibberish by a thing called '...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Carter, Literature, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Haruki Murakami, Seoul, Keith Richards, Duke, Lennon, Thompson, Joy


The NCAA Should Be Paying Zion Williamson & Other College Athletes: Here’s Why!

The NCAA, the non-profit organization that regulates athletes of 1,281 North American institutions, has always been a hotbed of controversy. The organization, which during the 2016-2017 season brought in over a billion dollars in revenue, has monopolized amateur athleticism on the backs of young men and women who are, by rule, barred from ever seeing a single penny of that revenue.Players and their families are unable to collect any form of payments or gifts, and can even be suspended for receiv...
Tags: Google, Money, Youtube, College, Sports, NFL, Fbi, Nba, Pop Culture, Jazz, Mlb, Kansas, Cbs, College sports, Ncaa, NHL


Hunter S. Thompson Hated Getting Caricatured as “Uncle Duke” in Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury: ‘If I Ever Catch That Little Bastard, I’ll Tear His Lungs Out’

Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury is hardly the cultural touchstone it once was, but then again, neither are comic strips in general, and political strips in particular. No amount of urbane witticism and sequential narrative humor can compete with the crazed jumble of arcane memes in the 21st century. Hunter S. Thompson may have written about the late-20th century political scene as a hallucinatory nightmare, but perhaps even he would be surprised at how close reality has come to his hyperbole. In its...
Tags: Google, Post, Supreme Court, College, Washington, Ebay, Kentucky, China, America, Times, Rolling Stone, Duke, Thompson, Hunter, Trudeau, Facebook Twitter


Leonardo da Vinci’s Earliest Notebooks Now Digitized and Made Free Online: Explore His Ingenious Drawings, Diagrams, Mirror Writing & More

Do a search on the word “polymath” and you will see an image or reference to Leonardo da Vinci in nearly every result. Many historical figures—not all of them world famous, not all Europeans, men, or from the Italian Renaissance—fit the description. But few such recorded individuals were as feverishly active, restlessly inventive, and astonishingly prolific as Leonardo, who left riddles enough for scholars to solve for many lifetimes. Leonardo himself, though world-renowned for his talents in t...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Milan, Microsoft, College, History, Victoria, British Library, Duke, Albert, Facebook Twitter, Leonardo, Albert Museum, Leonardo da Vinci, Josh Jones


Meghan Markle Style 101: How to Dress Like The Duchess of Sussex

As the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan is expected to dress with elegance and class. And yet, she naturally has a modern, beautiful take on the idea of royalty. A while back, we listed our favorite celebrity fashion icons, and over the next few months, we'll be breaking down each celebrity's style in depth and showing you how to get her style for yourself. Today, we're showing you how to get Meghan Markle's style.Meghan's style is sleek and natural, and she carefully chooses her pieces to refle...
Tags: Celebs, Hollywood, College, Inspiration, Toronto, House, Elton John, Harry, Duke, Royalty, Sussex, Kensington Palace, Windsor, Meghan, Northwestern, MEGHAN MARKLE


The USC quarterback battle: Jack Sears has taken Darnold’s place before

USC quarterbacks Matt Fink (19) and Jack Sears (13) split the majority of the snaps during spring practice, but incoming freshman JT Daniels will be involved in the competition for the starting job during fall training camp. (Photo by John McCoy) Jack Sears (13) during football practice at Howard Jones Field on the USC campus in Los Angeles, Friday, August 4, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds USC quarterback Jac...
Tags: Utah, Australia, College, Sports, Sacramento, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New Zealand, San Diego, Great Barrier Reef, College sports, Ncaa, Torquay, Victoria


Whicker: Rui Hachimura might be the highest-performing Gonzaga import

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura (22) looks to pass around UNC-Greensboro forward Jordy Kuiper, right, during the first half in the first round of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura, center right, shoots around the defense of Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Bo...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Australia, College, Washington, Kentucky, Germany, Sports, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego


Artistic License: Three Outfits Inspired by Poetry [Updated 2018]

Art imitates life, fashion imitates art. I think all of us can agree that fashion is an art. But there's a subtle point to that statement that many of us may overlook. If fashion is art, that means that every day, every single one of us has the opportunity to be an artist. Being an artist doesn't have to be about what you do for a living. Art is a mentality for living life. It's audacity in imagination, the desire to create something new, and most importantly, a willingness to be inspired by sp...
Tags: College, Inspiration, Shakespeare, Duke, Romeo, Artistic License, Juliet, Sharon, Fashion Inspiration, Outfits, Spring Outfits, Orsino, Inspired by, Lauren Conrad Sandals JCPenneyWhen


Whicker: Villanova bears the burden of this bracket pick

My annual NCAA Tournament bracket, also known as The Shape Of Water: EAST Xavier over Texas Southern:  TSU’s Health and Physical Education Center was homecourt for two NCAA teams this year, the home team and Houston. Missouri over Florida State: Even with Michael Porter Jr. struggling to sync up, the Tigers are too good here. South Dakota State over Ohio State: Mke Daum loses his title as Least-Known Good Player. Gonzaga over UNC Greensboro: UNCG hasn’t seen anybody like Rui Hachimura. San Di...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Navy, College, Montana, Kentucky, Virginia, Sports, Alabama, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Missouri, Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee


Behold the Beautiful Pages from a Medieval Monk’s Sketchbook: A Window Into How Illuminated Manuscripts Were Made (1494)

It takes no small amount of inquiry, from no few angles, to truly understand a form of art. This goes even more so for forms of art with which most of us in the 21st century have little direct experience. Take, for example, the illuminated manuscript: its history stretches back to the fifth century and it has arguably shaped all the forms of visual-textual storytelling we enjoy today, yet surely not one of a million of us understands how the artisans that made them did it. The Public Domain Re...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Germany, History, Rebecca, Seoul, Duke, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Public Domain Review, Württemberg, 21st Century Los Angeles, Stephan Schriber, Schriber


Hautelinks: Week of 2/1/18

Plus the rest of our favorite links of the week. Why Everybody's Obsessed with Skincare Right Now, from The Cut.Counterpoint: The Skincare Con. I don't agree with all of this but it is food for thought - there's a lot of overpriced, ineffective stuff out there.How to strengthen your nails, via Lauren Conrad.Obsessed with Paris Hilton posing as Kim Kardashian in the latest Yeezy ad. Seriously genius.Oooh, drooling over the new Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighter. Need!Designs on Female Empowerme...
Tags: Japan, Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, News, Instagram, College, Bbc, Vogue, Cambridge, Ikea, Salem, Paris Hilton, Chanel, Kirsten Dunst, Kesha, Duke


Research Finds That Intellectual Humility Can Make Us Better Thinkers & People; Good Thing There’s a Free Course on Intellectual Humility

We may have grown used to hearing about the importance of critical thinking, and stowed away knowledge of logical fallacies and cognitive biases in our argumentative toolkit. But were we to return to the philosophical sources of informal logic, we would find that we only grasped at some of the principles of reason. The others involve questions of what we might call virtue or character—what for the Greeks fell into the categories of ethos and pathos. The principle of charity, for example,...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Politics, College, Philosophy, Duke, University of Edinburgh, Facebook Twitter, Plato, Duke University, Socrates, Leary, Josh Jones, Mark Leary, Alison Jones, Durham NC Follow


George Washington’s early love of literature [excerpt]

Unlike his contemporaries Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Alexander Hamilton — George Washington isn’t remembered as an intellectual. But for what he lacked in formal education, Washington made up for in enthusiasm for learning. His personal education began at an early age and continued throughout his adult life. In the following excerpt from George Washington: A Life in Books, historian Kevin J. Hayes gives insight into Washington’s early love of literature. Cubbyholes are magical spac...
Tags: Books, Featured, Education, Washington, Virginia, America, History, Reading, Trade, Literature, Literacy, Lincolnshire, Duke, Gloucester, Piper, American History


Prince George arrives for first day at £18,000-a-year prep school

Choice of Thomas’s Battersea makes four-year-old prince the first direct royal heir to be educated south of the river in LondonPrince George has started school; a royal enrolment that has upped the desirability of properties in the well-heeled environs of the south-west London prep school chosen to tutor the four-year-old.Plans for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to accompany their firstborn on his first day were changed due to Kate’s recently announced pregnancy and the severe morning sicknes...
Tags: London, Education, UK News, Schools, Cambridge, Monarchy, Prince George, Kate, William, Duke, Thomas, George, Battersea, south west London, LondonPrince George


"This was an utterly mad politically correct idea written by extremists at a university already extreme in this direction."

"Among its targets were students who took practical courses like economics and pre-med and tried to use college to get a job. It was going to begin with a year-long common course that laid down the correct propaganda line. Thank God the majority of the faculty has not lost its mind.A comment on "Years of Work, Tabled/Collapse of undergraduate curricular reform at Duke illustrates the difficulty of building consensus on just what students need to learn" (at Inside Higher Ed).The name of the comme...
Tags: Education, Law, Duke, Ann Althouse


Women Have Always Worked: A New Online Course Premieres Today

It’s been said that the greatest achievement in American history in the 20th century is the progress that was made – although the journey continues – toward woman’s equality, what with women’s right to vote codified in the 19th amendment (1920), women’s reproductive rights affirmed by the Supreme Court over a half century later (1973), and every advance in between and since. Our national government has done what it can to recognize that progress, and to remind us whence we came. The Nati...
Tags: Google, Europe, New York, Supreme Court, College, America, History, Iowa, Online Courses, Columbia University, Michigan, John, Duke, Columbia, National Park Service, Nyu


New approaches aimed at addressing the CS capacity crunch

We launched the CS Capacity program in 2015 to help address a very specific problem: the , which is creating serious resource and pedagogical challenges for many colleges and universities. Through this program, we’ve been working alongside a diverse set of universitie—including George Mason University, Mount Holyoke College, Rutgers University, the University California, Berkeley, Duke University, North Carolina State University, the University of Florida, and the University of North Carolina—w...
Tags: Education, University Of California Berkeley, Duke, University Of North Carolina, Rutgers, UF, George Mason, ASCEND, Chris Stephenson, Mount Holyoke College


Author-Inspired Fashion: Ann Radcliffe

Go on a fashion-filled romp with this gothic novelist. Here at CF, we are no strangers to recognizing the fashion potential of a Gothic fiction writer, but we haven't featured one since last year. So this week, for author-inspired fashion, we're spotlighting the elegant writing and picturesque imagery of Ann Radcliffe. About the Author Not much is known about Ann Radcliffe; she is as mysterious as the settings of her novels. She kept out of the spotlight for the most part and led a private life...
Tags: England, College, Inspiration, ANN, Taylor, Duke, Radcliffe, Julia, Gothic, Book Inspiration


This medical student’s biggest regret? Not watching enough college basketball.

I made it through the rigors of pre-med. I made it through (almost all of) med school, with a few scars to show for it. And now that I’m a big, bad MS4, I finally have the time and the distance to reflect on all the literal blood, sweat, and tears it took to get here. I am a loud and proud Duke Blue Devil. It was my dream school despite my born-and-raised New Yorker parents saying, “South of the Mason-Dixon line? Absolutely no way!” My four years there surpassed my wildest expectations. But I fa...
Tags: Health, Education, Duke, Mason Dixon, MCAT, Medical School


The upper class readers of Urban Baby seem to think that the universities with the most annoying gra

The upper class readers of Urban Baby seem to think that the universities with the most annoying graduates are Harvard, Notre Dame, and Duke. Huh... they’re right.Read more...
Tags: College, Harvard, Duke, Notre Dame, Urban Baby, Harvard Notre Dame



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