Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

Freshman Year for Free program offers help in cutting student debt

 There are two words that can rock people with regret. Just ask them about their “student loans.” Then watch their faces. They will wince as they disclose how much education debt they’re carrying. Politicians have been promising to fix the growing loan crisis for years, but outstanding student debt has now mushroomed to $1.4 trillion. Meanwhile, a college degree has become out of reach for so many — unless they’re willing to go deep into debt. But Steve Klinsky, founder and chief executive of the private equity firm New Mountain…

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Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars

Audi offers diesel emissions upgrade for 850,000 cars

German carmaker Audi is offering a free software upgrade for 850,000 diesel cars in order to improve emissions. Audi said the upgrade would “improve emissions behaviour in real driving conditions further beyond existing legal requirements”. The carmaker added it was convinced the programme would counteract possible bans on diesel cars. In recent days, rival German carmakers Mercedes and Daimler issued recalls involving three million vehicles. The Audi recall affects cars fitted with six- and eight-cylinder diesel motors meeting the Euro 5 and Euro 6 emissions criteria, including some models made…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

The competitive grants, to be awarded in fiscal year 2017, are made available through the Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program,(www.rd.usda.gov) which provides funds to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas. The USDA posted an announcement about the available grants in the May 16 Federal Register.(www.gpo.gov) According to that announcement, eligible applicants — specifically, incorporated organizations or partnerships; other legal entities, including private for-profit or nonprofit corporations; state and local governments; federally recognized Indian tribes or tribal organizations; and consortia comprising these eligible…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

May 25, 2017 02:15 pm News Staff – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants. The competitive grants, to be awarded in fiscal year 2017, are made available through the Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program,(www.rd.usda.gov) which provides funds to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas. The USDA posted an announcement about the available grants in the May 16 Federal Register.(www.gpo.gov) According to that announcement, eligible applicants…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

May 25, 2017 02:15 pm News Staff – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants. The competitive grants, to be awarded in fiscal year 2017, are made available through the Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program,(www.rd.usda.gov) which provides funds to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas. The USDA posted an announcement about the available grants in the May 16 Federal Register.(www.gpo.gov) According to that announcement, eligible applicants…

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USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

USDA Offers Distance Learning, Telemedicine Grant Opportunities

May 25, 2017 02:15 pm News Staff – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced a call for applications(www.rd.usda.gov) for parties interested in receiving rural telemedicine or distance learning grants. The competitive grants, to be awarded in fiscal year 2017, are made available through the Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program,(www.rd.usda.gov) which provides funds to improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas. The USDA posted an announcement about the available grants in the May 16 Federal Register.(www.gpo.gov) According to that announcement, eligible applicants…

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IIM-Ahmedabad placements: Amazon comes up with 18 offers

IIM-Ahmedabad placements: Amazon comes up with 18 offers

Amazon makes 18 offers to PGP management class of 2017. McKinsey & Co and Goldman Sachs follow with 15 and 9 offers With 18 offers, e-commerce major Amazon has been the biggest hirer during the summer placements of the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A). About 100 organisations visited the IIMA campus to hire students of the postgraduate programme in management, Class of 2017, the institute announced recently . The institute said in a statement that Amazon made the maximum 18 offers, followed by McKinsey & Company with 15 in the…

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Good News for MBA Aspirants: IIM-A Now Offers an Online PG Course Too!

Good News for MBA Aspirants: IIM-A Now Offers an Online PG Course Too!

The premier management institute has launched a two-year e-Post Graduate Programme in Management (ePGP) for working executives and entrepreneurs. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Source: By Mahargh Shah, via Wikimedia Commons The course will have a hybrid learning structure, offering a mixture of online as well as classroom learning. According to a report in The Indian Express, the technology partner for the course is Hughes Global Education, an online learning solutions provider. The programme will facilitate satellite-based education through an interactive onsite learning (IOL) platform across more than 85 classrooms in over…

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Extension offers Master Gardener course online

Extension offers Master Gardener course online

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new session of online Master Gardener training begins Jan. 30. Popularity of the online classes has grown steadily since University of Missouri Extension began offering them in 2013, said David Trinklein, state horticulture specialist for MU Extension. The online class is an alternative for people who would otherwise have to travel many miles to attend Master Gardener training. Trinklein and MU Extension regional horticulture specialist Sarah Denkler teach the 14 online sessions. “These classes represent a viable option for people who can’t take the weekly classes…

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African-American Billionaire Robert Smith Offers Scholarship To Chibok Girls

African-American Billionaire Robert Smith Offers Scholarship To Chibok Girls

American billionaire Robert Smith has offered to sponsor the education of 24 girls from the Chibok community, including the 21 girls who escaped from Boko Haram captivity in October this year. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Nigeria’s President, announced this on Tuesday during a media briefing with journalists at the State House in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. Shehu said that the girls will be admitted through negotiation at the prestigious American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, with the American billionaire…

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