Students seek social protection after TISS cancels scholarship

Students seek social protection after TISS cancels scholarship

Students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) have decided to move the in-house social protection office (SPO) after the institute decided to scrap the educational assistance provided to students from socially backward categories. The SPO is responsible to ensure that measures taken to benefit students are implemented properly. The move came after TISS issued a clarification following an uproar from students. The clarification said that the institute would provide assistance to the students from scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and other backward category (OBC) students who are eligible…

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Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

Classes resume after threats at Washington state college

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Classes are resuming at a small college in Washington state after protests on the progressive campus attracted national attention – and threats. The Evergreen State College in Olympia announced on its website that it reopened its campus as of 3 p.m. Monday. Administrators didn’t immediately provide further explanation. The college had been closed for the third consecutive weekday Monday. Officials said police were reviewing new “external threat information” received over the weekend. FILE – In this Wednesday, May 24, 2017 file photo, hundreds of students at…

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Richard Sherman Gives College Scholarship to HS Student After Improved Grades

Richard Sherman Gives College Scholarship to HS Student After Improved Grades

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman believes good grades are important, and he put his money where his mouth is for one student. According to Wes McElroy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the All-Pro cornerback promised to personally fund a scholarship for Hershai James of Varina High School in Virginia on the condition she became an honor roll student as a senior. When James held up her end of the bargain, so did Sherman. “It goes back to knowledge is power and if you have knowledge you’re going…

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Har Ber High School To Hold Online Classes After Electrical Issue Knocks Out Power

Har Ber High School To Hold Online Classes After Electrical Issue Knocks Out Power

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Springdale Har-Ber High School will hold online classes on Friday (April 28) because of electrical issues at the school. The district said the issue will not be solved before classes are scheduled to resume Friday, so the school will have a non-traditional digital instruction day. Students are not expected to be on campus but will receive their instruction from the school digitally on Friday only. Electrical issues shut down power at the school on Thursday afternoon (April 27). Students were not in any danger. Students should look for instruction…

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Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was blocked by the federal judge in Seattle on Friday. Saturday saw a federal appeals court reject the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. This means that Mr Trump’s directive will remain suspended and visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan…

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DU to recruit 378 permanent teachers across departments, first major recruitment drive after 7 years

DU to recruit 378 permanent teachers across departments, first major recruitment drive after 7 years

Delhi University has finally started recruiting permanent teachers as vacancies mount up to around 4,500. For the first time in more than seven years, the university has announced it would be hiring 378 posts of permanent teachers across departments. DU teachers have been protesting against the hiring freeze for a long time. According to the TOI reports, the sources said the HRD ministry had asked DU to fill up most vacancies by the end of this year, following which the university has sought rosters from its colleges. While the current hirings…

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‘Rhodes Must Fall’ activists face backlash after receiving Rhodes scholarships

‘Rhodes Must Fall’ activists face backlash after receiving Rhodes scholarships

Two South African student activists in the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campus movement now face criticisms from the public after being named as Rhodes scholars for the class of 2017. They were among nine South Africans awarded the prestigious international scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Joshua Nott and Mbalenhle Matandela, both graduates of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, had been staunch supporters of a campaign that began in 2015 to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the UCT campus. According to activists,…

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Ronda Rousey’s career looks over after brutal first-round KO

Ronda Rousey’s career looks over after brutal first-round KO

LAS VEGAS — Ronda Rousey’s comeback to the Octagon lasted just 48 seconds. That’s all it took for the defending UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes to rock the former champion with a series of unanswered strikes that prompted referee Herb Dean to stop the fight with Rousey out on her feet. It was a good stoppage. Rousey was upright but badly hurt after being mauled by a series of hard blows from the hard-hitting Brazilian, stunning a sold-out crowd at T-Mobile Arena. It was never a contest. “I know…

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IDBI Executive recruitment 2016-17: Admit card to release after December 27

IDBI Executive recruitment 2016-17: Admit card to release after December 27

IDBI Executive recruitment 2016-17: The admit cards/call letters for IDBI Bank’s Executive recruitment (advertisement no.: 1/2016-17) will be made available for download after December 27, 2016. The IDBI has stated the call letters/admit cards will be made available only. Things to carry to the exam venue: Along with the admit card/call letter, candidates have to carry any one original photo ID such as PAN card, driving licence, passport, voter ID, UID card, bank passbook with photograph, photo identity proof issued by gazetted officer or people’s representative (on the official letter…

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After Devastating Fire, Union Springs Academy Plans Classes Monday

After Devastating Fire, Union Springs Academy Plans Classes Monday

Classes are expected to resume Monday morning for the 48 students at Union Springs Academy in central New York state, after a Sabbath afternoon, December 3, fire rendered the school’s administration building — which houses classrooms, a gymnasium and offices — “uninhabitable.” No one was reported injured and all students at the 95-year-old Seventh-day Adventist boarding academy have been accounted for, officials said. Sign welcoming visitors to Union Springs Academy in central New York State. (USA photo via Facebook) “I’ll just say our spirits are pretty good. The [Union Springs…

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