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The Great Cost Shift Continues: State Higher Education Funding After the Recession | Demos
The Great Recession intensified these trends, leading to unprecedented declines in state funding for higher education and steep tuition increases: NATIONWIDE CUTS: 49 states (all but North Dakota) are spending less per student on higher education than they did before the Great Recession.3 In contrast, only 33 states cut per-student spending between 2001 and 2008,4 the period since the last recession. MANY DEEP CUTS: In many states, the cuts have been especially deep. Since the recession, 28 states have cut per-student funding by more than 25 percent, compared to just one state—Michigan—that did so between 2001 and 2008. ESCALATING TUITION: Funding cuts have led to large tuition increases. Nationally, average tuition at 4-year public universities increased by 20 percent in the four years since 2008 after rising 14 percent in the four years prior. In seven states, average tuition increased by more than a third, and two states—Arizona and California—have raised it by more than two-th
Big Red II Cray Supercomputer at Indiana University
With a peak performance of 1 petaflop, Big Red II offers users a hybrid compute environment consisting of: CPU compute nodes: Featuring two AMD Abu Dhabi X86-64 processors with 16 cores each, these nodes provide 32 cores and 64 GB of memory per node. GPU-enabled compute nodes: Containing one AMD Interlagos X86-64 processor and one NVIDIA Kepler K20 GPU, these nodes provide 32 GB of memory. All compute nodes are connected through the Cray Gemini interconnect.
Susan A. Patton: ‘Find a husband on campus’: Ivy League Tiger Mother writes open letter urging all Princeton women to marry their male peers like her own SONS ‘to avoid settling for dumber men from less prestigious schools’
Susan A. Patton, a proud Princeton University alumna and mother of two sons, penned a letter to the editor of the Daily Princetonean stating that one of the main goals for female students attending her school should be finding a husband that will be up to their high standards.
Udacity – Educating the 21st Century
Computer Science Online Courses
From scrubbing floors to Ivy League: Homeless student to go to dream college – CNN.com
Dawn grew up in a ramshackle home with no electricity and no running water. She often went days, even weeks without showering. She and her brother Shane — who was equally studious in his schoolwork — would walk 20 minutes to a public park to fetch water.
“My grandma loved me, and she taught me a lot. She had lots of crafts around and watched History Channel with us. But …”
Dawn would go without showering two to three months at a time and wear the same dress to school for weeks straight. “When I was little, it seemed normal to me. I didn’t realize that other families weren’t living the same way that I was. And because of that I got teased, the kids would call me dirty.”
Dawn would turn 18 during the second semester, Putnam knew, making her an adult by law. So Putnam asked Dawn: “What do you want to do? She said, ‘I want to graduate from Burns. To be in the same school two years.’ “
So the community and Burns staff became her family.
Sheryl Kolton, a custodian and bus driver
Sverre J. Aarseth: Astronomy
My research into numerical simulations of many-body (N-body) gravitational interactions spans over 40 years, and is reported in several publications and my book. I have developed a set of FORTRAN codes which describe the dynamics very closely, and these are regarded by many as the de facto standard. I have explained below how you can download these codes for execution on your local computer system.
Text of Steve Jobs’ Commencement address (2005)
Reed College at that time offered perhaps the best calligraphy instruction in the country. Because I had dropped out and didn’t have to take the normal classes, I decided to take a calligraphy class to learn how to do this. I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.
None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. …. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts. And since Windows just copied the Mac, it’s likely that no personal computer would have them.