The Education of The Late Queen Elizabeth II

Melissa W.
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.

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End of School Year Traditions in Ukraine

Melissa W.
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.

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Collegiate Levels: Ph.D

Melissa W.
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!

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Scripps National Spelling Bee is R-E-C-O-N-D-I-T-E

Melissa W.
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:

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Scholarship Spotlight: The Point Foundation

Melissa W.
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.

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oSTEM: Empowering LGBTQ+ Students and Professionals in the STEM Community

Melissa W.
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.

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Gordonstoun School -- The Educational Institution of the Late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Melissa W.
In honor of the life and recent passing of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, we took a dive into where he went to school before becoming royalty.

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Student Before Activist: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Melissa W.
Before The March on Washington where he delivered his infamous “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King was like so many of us: a student.

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Kappa Delta Pi: The International Honor Society in Education

Melissa W.
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.

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