Queen Elizabeth II died yesterday at Balmoral Castle surrounded by the Royal Family at the age of 96 after a record 70 years on the throne. She wasn’t meant to be Queen when she was born in 1926, but became next in line after her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936, making her father the King. While she undoubtedly lived a very privileged life within the confines of Buckingham Palace, the future Queen needed to be educated to prepare her for her role in the Monarchy.
With the spring semester underway and graduations on the horizon, we can’t help but be excited for all the fun ahead. But we are also struggling, knowing that so many people in Ukraine are fleeing for their lives amid an unwanted war. Life is at a standstill and education is understandably not a priority while there is so much uncertainty for Ukrainians.
Have you ever wondered why people who have reached the Ph.D level of education go by the title of “doctor”? With many educational traditions, it points back to Latin roots. Doctor/doctorate means "teacher" or "to teach" in Latin. In other words, they’ve worked long and hard to earn that prestigious title and you better believe they’re going to use it!
Did any of our Senior Class grads watch the Scripps National Spelling Bee last week?! We loved how it was broadcast on ESPN and that viewers at home could play along with multiple choice answers (because, well, it’s necessary!). We found ourselves glued to the TV trying to spell words like archedictyon and solidungulate and in awe of all of the finalists, especially the winner, Zaila Avant-garde -- the first African American to win the Bee! Here’s a bit about Scripps:
In continuation of Pride Month, we’re spotlighting LGBTQ+ campus organizations. Today, we’re taking a look at a scholarship foundation that directly serves students in the LGBTQ+ community: The Point Foundation.
In continuation with our celebration of Pride Month, we’re highlighting an organization that strives to empower LGBTQ+ professionals in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields: oSTEM.
All across the globe, teachers are shifting how they teach students amid the current Covid-19 pandemic. Virtual, in-person, or hybrid, teachers are doing everything they can to ensure their students are actively learning while in the safest environment possible -- and that comes with a lot of challenges! Many of these teachers are members of Kappa Delta Pi: The International Honor Society in Education.
It’s FIFA World Cup time! Hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe are glued to their televisions to watch the first FIFA World Cup ever hosted in an Arab nation. The event, which happens every 4 years and lasts a month, is typically held in May/June/July, but since Qatar’s climate is so hot, they pushed it to November with hopes of it cooling down. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the 2022 World Cup and Americans are already looking ahead to 2026, when the US will host. Are you looking to be the next big thing in soccer? Check out these top 10 colleges in the US with high-ranking soccer programs, according to NCSA College Recruiting!
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