Month: February 2021

How COVID-19 hurt college enrollment numbers this fall

The number of students enrolling in college immediately after high school plunged nearly 22% this fall over last year, hitting high-poverty, urban schools hardest — a likely reflection of the coronavirus-related toll on higher education plans, according to a national survey released Thursday.

The survey by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found that the drop-off varied substantially by institution, with community colleges showing the largest enrollment decline among low-income students and public four-year universities the lowest.

In California, that pattern appears to hold, although not as dramatically. The report did not break out state data, but California’s higher education

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Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020

The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings gives students and their families the information that they need to help them choose where to study.

The ranking of more than 800 universities is based on 15 individual performance indicators and responses from more than 170,000 current college students, collected through THE’s annual US Student Survey.

It is designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families: How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job? Does the college have plenty of resources to teach me properly? Will I be

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10 years in prison for illegal streaming? It’s in the Covid-19 relief bill

You probably have nothing to worry about: The “Protecting Lawful Streaming Act,” which was introduced earlier this month by Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, doesn’t target casual internet users. The law specifies that it doesn’t apply to people who use illegal streaming services or “individuals who access pirated streams or unwittingly stream unauthorized copies of copyrighted works.”

Rather, it’s focused on “commercial, for-profit streaming piracy services” that make money from illegally streaming copyrighted material.

Tillis said that this practice costs the US economy nearly $30 billion yearly.

“This commonsense legislation was drafted with the input of creators,
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College News | | metropolisplanet.com

FHU names dean’s lists honoreesHENDERSON, Tenn. — Freed-Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the president’s and dean’s lists for the fall 2020 semester.

To be on the president’s list, a student must be full-time and have a 4.0 grade point average. Students on the dean’s list have earned a minimum 3.4 grade point average for the semester.

Zane Schuetz, a junior management and healthcare management major from Goreville, was named to the dean’s list.

The mission of Freed-Hardeman is to help students develop their God-given talents for His glory with an education that integrates Christian

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Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year

Next year, Comcast plans to charge home internet customers in northeastern US states for going over 1.2TB of data in a month — a cap that’s already in effect for customers on non-unlimited plans in other parts of the country.

In January and February, Comcast will give its Xfinity customers not on an unlimited plan a “credit” for any data usage charges over 1.2TB during those months to ease them into the new limits. Then, starting in March, non-unlimited customers who exceed 1.2TB in a month will be charged $10 per 50GB of data, for a maximum of $100.

Customers

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