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SMC presents Four-Year Promise

first_imgOn April 2, Saint Mary’s announced the Four-Year Promise, which guarantees students will either graduate in four years or the College will pay for their extra courses. Students must follow certain guidelines to be eligible for the promise, which will start with the incoming class of 2017, College President Carol Ann Mooney said. “This isn’t a recruitment strategy for us or a new initiative on campus,” Mooney said. “Our students have always worked closely with their advisers and professors to stay on track and achieve their goals. We offer the courses they need, when they need them, led by exceptional faculty who are dedicated to teaching.” Mona Bowe, vice president for enrollment engagement, said 93 percent of all students graduate within the four years already. “This promise is really just putting our money where our mouth is,” Bowe said. Bowe said the major guidelines for this promise include maintaining good academic standing, registering for courses at the assigned times, completing an average of 32 semester hours each year and being accepted into a major by the end of spring semester of sophomore year. “These are things that our students are already doing,” Bowe said. In this time of economic hardship, Bowe said the College would like future students and their families to know the College cares about their investment. “We want people to know that we know how huge of an investment a college education is,” Bowe said. Professor of communications Colleen Fitzpatrick said more and more research has been done on the expense of a college education. “If you look at the research, more and more quality degrees are taking more than four years to finish,” Fitzpatrick said. “Those extra years are lost money.” Bowe said the College has already received positive feedback on the new promise. “Other colleges referred to this new program as a contract,” Bowe said. “We wanted to call it a promise and we have received very positive feedback about this new promise. I gave a presentation in Grand Rapids a couple of weeks ago and the parents of incoming freshman were more than excited to hear about this guarantee.” Contact Kaitlyn Rabach at [email protected]last_img read more

Area teams set for 1st round playoff action

first_imgMore than a dozen local teams are set to engage in first-round playoff action tonight as the North Coast Section prep basketball postseason kicks off for divisions four through six.Division IV boysNo. 15 Fort Bragg at No. 2 FortunaThe Huskies will look to add on to what has been one of the most successful seasons in program history tonight when they host Fort Bragg (15-12) tonight at 7 p.m. After running the table on their way to an outright Big 5 Conference championship and claiming their …last_img read more

South Africa congratulates Obama

first_img7 November 2012 South African President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Barack Obama on his re-election as president of the United States of America. “We value our relations with the United States and look forward to strengthening bilateral cooperation in the years to come,” Zuma said in a statement shortly after Obama addressed the US early on Wednesday morning following confirmation of his victory at the polls. Zuma said that the US had an important role to play in Africa’s development. “South Africa is confident that the United States will continue to play a positive role in this regard,” he said. Obama beat a strong challenge from Republican Mitt Romney to win a second term at the White House. In a tweet to supporters, Obama said: “This happened because of you. Thank you,” as crowds cheered outside the Democrats’ Chicago headquarters ahead of his victory address. Obama was projected to have won several key swing states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nevada and New Hampshire, with Romney winning only North Carolina. Florida and Virginia remained too close to call. The relentless battle for the swing states gave Obama at least 290 electoral votes, while Romney had just 201 shortly after midnight. Obama easily grabbed a host of “deep blue” states, including California, Illinois and New Jersey, while Romney prevailed in the “deep red” states of Texas, Kentucky and Georgia. While Obama supporters had already started celebrations of his re-election, Romney conceded defeat. In addition to the massive task of tackling US$1-trillion annual deficits and reducing a US$16-trillion national debt, Obama will have to deal with a divided US Congress that is likely to maintain the same partisan makeup in his second term in the White House. Source: SANews.gov.za-Xinhualast_img read more

Google Launches an Android Market Website

first_imgRole of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts At its Honeycomb event in Mountain View today, Google announced the availability of the long-awaited Android Market website: market.android.com.The aim of the site is to make finding apps easier, something that has long frustrated Android users. Before today, Android users have had to find and download apps solely via their mobile devices, an experience that pales compared to the browsing and sharing abilities offered by iTunes and its associated website.The Android Market website makes finding apps much simpler: there are categories down the left hand side, separate tabs for paid and free apps, as well as a search features, something that was oddly missing from the search engine giant’s previous app marketplace. If you purchase an app via the website, you can send it directly to your phone.The market should also link to your Google account so you can log in and see all the apps you’ve purchased and downloaded (but this feature, along with several others, returns an “invalid request” error message).Launch-related bugs aside, the new website should vastly improve the app browsing and buying experience for Android users. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img audrey watters Tags:#Google#mobile#NYT#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

Opposition MPs call for open justice committee WilsonRaybould to reappear

first_imgOTTAWA — Opposition MPs want the Liberal dominated justice committee to recall former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould.Conservative MP Lisa Raitt and New Democrat Murray Rankin say Canadians need to hear more about the SNC-Lavalin controversy.They’re expected to ask the committee’s in-camera meeting today be open to the public.Liberals on the House of Commons committee have written to their Liberal chair to say the committee has done its job and should move on to other business.Raitt says the committee should hold town hall meetings and hear from Canadians about the affair.She also says Wilson-Raybould has a right to reply to other witnesses including Gerald Butts, the former top adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Wilson-Raybould has testified for nearly four hours but has indicated she has more to say, particularly about the period between her move to Veterans Affairs and her resignation a month later.The SNC-Lavalin affair claimed its fourth resignation Monday as Michael Wernick announced he will step down as the country’s top public servant, having concluded he’s lost the trust of opposition parties.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

14th Annual Mamas Pies Thanksgiving Bake Sale

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Motorola One Moto G7 make debut in India All you need to

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Electricity tariff in Karnataka hiked by 33 paise per unit

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Sramik League leader held with 19 firearms in Coxs Bazar

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