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New Mission to International Space Station Carries Work of Virginia College Students
With a blue Atlantic lapping nearby and a clear blue sky beckoning, a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket blasted off from Virginia’s spaceport Wednesday afternoon to resupply the International Space Station" carrying with it "three tiny satellites designed by Virginia college students," reports The Virginian-Pilot.
Photo Caption: Northrup Grumman's Antares rocket lifts off the launch pad at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on April 17, 2019.
Photo Credit: AP/Photo/Steve Helber
Creating Good From The Admissions Scandal
"What’s the point of enduring a scandal over the rich-and-powerful bribing their kids’ way into elite universities unless something good comes of it? I have the perfect “good”: improving the college graduation rates for low-income students...One simple-but-effective strategy: boost the number of high performing transfer students from community colleges...Best example, from Northern Virginia: tight collaboration between Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and nearby George Mason University," according to this Forbes article.
Photo Caption: There are ways to boost college success rates for minorities.
Photo Credit: Getty Images
An Expert on ‘Nudges’ Wants to Help Adult Students Improve Their Livelihoods
Ben Castleman and "his colleagues at the University of Virginia's Nudge4 Solutions Lab are turning their attention to another higher-education challenge: helping states identify working adults who never finished college but who stand a good chance of earning more money if they could complete the work for that educational credential," reports The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Photo Caption: Ben Castleman is known as "the nudge guy."
Photo Credit: The University of Virginia
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