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Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Wednesday closed its five KwaZulu-Natal campuses until further notice after scores of prospective students descended on its main campus a day earlier in the hopes of being accepted to study.   DUT said that a “significant number” of prospective students had gathered at the Steve Biko Sports Centre overnight […] The post Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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More black students at university, but still starting at a disadvantage

The headcount of black students at all universities stood at 84.8% in 2017 compared with 14.3% of white students. In 2005 black students comprised 74.5% of the university population while white students made up 25.3% The post More black students at university, but still starting at a disadvantage appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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To be a great student, you need to be a great student of time management

You might be brilliant. An exceptional student. But if you can’t get your paper in on-time, revise ahead of the exam, or juggle a busy student & home life, then no-one will ever know how you brilliant you are. Time management is the skill that unlocks everything else. If you want to get more done you need to be a great student of time management because this is the key that can open every door. Why Time Management Courses Don’t Work is a great book by Fergus O’Connell. Fergus shares with us that...
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Racing Technical Colleges (Part Two)

Yesterday we gave an overview of two schools that specialize in motorsports.  If you missed the information on Forsyth Technical Community College and Greenville Technical College, you can find it here. In today’s second and final installment we look at the Racing College of Virginia and the University of Northwestern Ohio This race car from the Patrick Henry Community College, and its Racing College, was on display and used for instruction at the SOVA seminar we attended last year. The Raci...
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Facebook Cleanup: appearing professional on social media

With so much information available online, it’s easier than ever for employers to spot potential red-flags on social media profiles. In this shortened excerpt from The Happiness Effect, author Donna Freitas explains the “Facebook Cleanup,” and how university students are designing their profiles with future employers in mind. The notion that we are using social media to police, spy upon, and subsequently judge our children, students, and future employees (how­ever well-intentioned we might be in...
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Memorial events to honor life and work of Gary Becker

On Oct. 31, the University of Chicago will celebrate the life and work of the late Gary S. Becker, a Nobel laureate who made a profound impact on the study of economics and sociology and on the intellectual life of the University. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a keynote address and memorial service honoring Becker. James J. Heckman, Becker’s friend, colleague and fellow Nobel laureate, will give a keynote address on the impact of his work. The talk by Heckman, the...
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Looking back at 2018

In 2018, the University of Chicago celebrated field-defining research and hosted global leaders, launched a new program for emerging leaders and opened new homes for collaboration on the South Side and in Hong Kong. Below are some of the highlights from a year of pioneering scholarship, distinct educational experiences, and impact at home and around the globe. Students engage with world leaders This past year UChicago students with an interest in public service had unique opportunities to inte...
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