Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Older Students) Outline all your papers, and footnote everything.
Even if you don’t “do outlines” or think they are a total waste of time, a quick overview of how the paper will be organized will help you loads in the long run. If you find yourself with a half-eaten pizza at 2 in the morning the day the paper is due (with no paper), hey, at least you have an outline. — Casey Chon, Hampshire College, ’18 Photo If you ever feel like your classes are too difficult to handle, don’t worry, there is always help out there.
Most schools offer a free tutoring service. Expect the administration not to care about you. The important people to develop relationships with? You know those tables set up by the student store trying to get you to sign up for a credit card? If you go to school in a big city, take advantage of internship opportunities during the school year when they are less competitive. ... Don’t compare yourself to other students. Sometimes a mental health day is in order. How to View Five Planets Aligning in a Celestial Spectacle. Photo Five planets paraded across the dawn sky early Wednesday in a rare celestial spectacle set to repeat every morning until late next month.
Headlining the planetary performance are , Venus, , Saturn and . It is the first time in more than a decade that the fab five are simultaneously visible to the naked eye, according to Jason Kendall, who is on the board of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York. Admission to the daily show is free, though stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere should plan to get up about 45 minutes before sunrise to catch it.
City dwellers can stay in their neighborhoods to watch, as long as they point their attention to the east, according to Mr. “For Mercury you will need binoculars,” he said. This French Philosopher Is The Only One Who Can Explain The Donald Trump Phenomenon. Donald Trump has political pundits stumped.
They’ve been predicting his imminent downfall for months. Every “gaffe” that was supposed to destroy his support has only made him stronger. “DON VOYAGE: Trump Toast After Insult,” a headline in the New York Post blared nearly two months ago. The insult at issue, questioning John McCain’s military service, is so many insults ago that it isn’t even mentioned any more. Meanwhile, Trump still dominates the polls, leading the GOP field by about 14 points nationally. You won’t find Roland Barthes on the Sunday morning roundtables dissecting the presidential race.
Barthes is best known for his work in semiotics, the study of signs and symbols. His most famous essay, published in his 1957 book Mythologies, focuses on professional wrestling. In his essay, Barthes contrasts pro wrestling to boxing. This public knows very well the distinction between wrestling and boxing; it knows that boxing is a Jansenist sport, based on a demonstration of excellence.
Reynolds: Fire administrators to fix higher ed. Is the air finally gushing out of the higher education bubble?
Well, enrollment dropped last year, and even some pretty tony colleges have closed. Perhaps the most dramatic sign of all was spotted by New York Times' Frank Bruni: The new president of University of Texas-Austin has turned down the offered million dollar salary. Instead, he'll settle for a still-posh $750,000. But a new university president making 25% less is still news. The question is whether this trend will trickle down, as it must if higher education is to reform. University presidents are a pretty well compensated bunch. It's especially jarring to see this generosity given that universities generally look down on the high pay and perks of the private sector. How do you defend the transfer of teaching responsibilities to low-paid, part-time adjuncts when the president is sitting so pretty?
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James Surowiecki: Why Are the Super-Rich So Angry? The past few years have been very good to Stephen Schwarzman, the chairman and C.E.O. of the Blackstone Group, the giant private-equity firm.
His industry, which relies on borrowed money, has benefitted from low interest rates, and the stock-market boom has given his firm great opportunities to cash out investments. Schwarzman is now worth more than ten billion dollars. You wouldn’t think he’d have much to complain about. But, to hear him tell it, he’s beset by a meddlesome, tax-happy government and a whiny, envious populace.
He recently grumbled that the U.S. middle class has taken to “blaming wealthy people” for its problems. Schwarzman isn’t alone. That’s not how it’s always been. Similar attitudes prevailed in the postwar era, as Mizruchi has documented.