3 Reasons to Try Out MOOCs Before Applying to College

3 Reasons to Try Out MOOCs Before Applying to College

Mahir Jethanandani’s California high school offered only a few classes related to business and finance – disciplines he was interested in exploring. So, he turned to massive open online courses, or MOOCs, offered through Coursera to learn on his own.

“It came with an extension of knowledge and fundamental concepts that I felt improved my understanding of subjects that I claimed that I loved” but didn’t have much exposure to, says the 18-year-old. MOOCs also led him to explore other disciplines he was curious about, including law and neuroscience.

Summer Reading for Students: Revamp Your Summer Reading List with these University-Approved Picks

Summer Reading for Students: Revamp Your Summer Reading List with these University-Approved Picks

To take your independent reading game to the next level, consider selecting books that take center stage on university lists. The following books have been recommended to current classes at UMass Amherst, Duke, Stanford, USC, Washington State, and Occidental College. Pick up one and see what you’re missing. You might just become addicted.

Money and Admissions

Money and Admissions

With the shock waves from the William Rick Singer admissions conspiracy still reverberating from the set of ‘Desperate Housewives’ and the walls of PIMCO to the water polo office at USC and the women’s soccer room at Yale, it’s as good a time as any to assess the role of financial influence on college admissions.

Tuition Free Medical School

Tuition Free Medical School

The current medical school system in the US makes it quite expensive to become a doctor. According to the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) the median current debt of graduating medical students is just under $200,000 and the doesn’t include debt incurred as an undergraduate. Compound this with the opportunity costs, not joining the workforce until many are in their early 30s, and the debt burden truly is substantial.

 

Esports at Colleges

Esports at Colleges

The following is an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education on esports recruiting and on changes in recruiting altogether.

A growing number of colleges like Harrisburg are buying into esports, starting programs and building million-dollar facilities where gamers take on their counterparts on other campuses. And while some observers roll their eyes at the trend — still in its infancy — high-profile esports programs are looking to gain prestige by recruiting gamers like Nget.

"It doesn't matter to me what people think about the sport," he said. "All I know is that I'm getting a full ride to Harrisburg University."

https://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Growing-Wild-West-of/245560?cid=pm&utm_source=pm&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=9dbb73a6eba14e4ca044ab69e65cb465&elq=646c67f4cd5548b782c4d97a452827e7&elqaid=22081&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=10819

The High Price of Tuition

The High Price of Tuition

Ralph Nader,  consumer advocate and a graduate of Harvard’s Law School and Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and outspoken conservative who  lost his bid for the Senate in 2016, ran with 3 others for positions on Harvard’s Board of Overseers, the college’s second highest governing body, under the banner: “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard.”