Quote of the Week:
“By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” –Socrates
Fact of the Week:
On weekends, a man named Chen Si patrols the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in China to stop people from committing suicide. Several thousand people have jumped to their deaths since the bridge’s construction in 1968, but Chen Si has saved over four-hundred. He is often called a “guardian angel.”
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If you started college in New Jersey but didn’t finish, you're on their list. New Jersey officials will find you. It turns out, however, these officials aren’t trying to put a black bag over your head—they’re trying to do you a favor. They want to offer you help to return to college.
The “Some College, No Degree” program involves tracking down the nearly one million residents who dropped out before completing their degree. New Jersey is already one of the most educated states in the nation, with nearly half of adults over 25 having earned a college degree, but Governor Phil Murphy would like to see that number even higher.
According to an article by NJ.com, the state budget proposed by Murphy earlier this month includes $3 million for the program. “The money would be used to identify New Jersey residents who started college, but never finished. Then, the students would get personalized supports to help them reenroll at their old college or a new institution.”
It will be difficult to persuade many dropouts to return, especially those who left school decades ago and feel far removed. To help entice, there will be financial aid offerings as well as prior learning assessments (known as PLAs). PLAs are given as college credit for experiences outside of a university. For example, if someone ran their own business and were now to return to college, they would receive credits in marketing and business classes.
To some it may seem senseless to push college dropouts to return— they dropped out by their own choice, right? However, many say they left because of work, financial pressure, or personal problems. New Jersey officials hope to get them back into college so as to have the most educated workforce as possible, which in return will boost the economy.
NJ.com contributed to this article.
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Saint-Peter’s to the Sweet 16?! Baylor out in the second round?! This is March Madness in the Men’s Bracket, and the crazier the upset, the more we love it. The first two rounds are finished, and the Sweet 16 will begin on Thursday. In case you missed the action, here’s your update.
The biggest shock of the tournament was No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s knocking off No. 2 seed Kentucky in the first round 85-79 in OT. Saint Peter’s then went on to beat Murray State in the second round, and if they can beat Purdue on Friday, they’ll be the first 15 seed ever to make it to the Elite 8.
Number 1 seed and reigning champions the Baylor Bears fell in the second round to No. 8 seed UNC. Baylor was down 25 before coming back to tie the game, but UNC managed to pull it out in OT, winning 93-86.
In the Midwest quarter, two double digit seeds play for a spot in the Elite 8. Number 11 seed Iowa State faces No. 10 seed Miami, who blew out No. 2 seed Auburn by 18 points.
For a look at the full bracket, check out this link: https://www.ncaa.com/march-madness-live/bracket