Enrollment increases by record 5.2% at universities in Miss
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Across the eight schools, attendance is up 5.2 percent compared to last fall - the system’s largest ever single-year increase, to push the system total enrollment over 80,800 students.
“(It) is a very positive sign for economic development in our state,” said Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds. “A better educated citizenry stabilizes the economy and creates better opportunities to bring good jobs to our state.”
The biggest jump was seen at Alcorn State University.
The university, which has campuses in Lorman, Natchez and Vicksburg, grew by nearly 20 percent and has about 4,391 students this semester.
MSU surpasses 20,000 with record enrollment
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STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University surpassed the 20,000 student enrollment milestone with a 2011 fall semester headcount of 20,424, a 3.97 percent increase from last year.
The gain of 780 students from last year’s 19,644 total shows MSU on the rise for the seventh consecutive year.
“Despite difficult economic times, we have worked hard to ensure that Mississippi State continues to offer the highest quality educational experience. Included in that experience is a friendly, welcoming and nurturing atmosphere that provides an environment for students to succeed,” said MSU President Mark E. Keenum.
Among the enrollment gains, figures show increases in African American student enrollment, and the university continues to attract a high percentage of Mississippi students.
“We tell students that no matter their interest or career path, Mississippi State can help them get there. This all-time record enrollment figure, especially the high percentage of students from Mississippi, is a strong indication of the confidence those students have in our ability to help them become the future leaders of our state and nation,” Keenum said.
Keenum has set an enrollment goal of 22,000 by 2015, and he said current enrollment shows the university is on track toward meeting that objective.
Üniversiteye girişte katsayı kalkıyor
YÖK Başkanı, üniversiteye girişteki katsayı uygulamasının kaldırılacağını, seneye imam hatiplilerin de aynı puanla yarışa gireceklerini açıkladı.
28 Şubat sürecinde imam hatip liselerine karşı geliştirilen ‘katsayı’ formülü tarihe karışıyor. Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu (YÖK), 13 yıldır yürürlükte olan, değişiklik girişimi iktidardaki AK Parti için kapatma davası gerekçesi sayılan katsayı uygulamasını tamamen kaldırma kararı aldı. Böylece, 2012 yılından itibaren üniversiteye giriş sınavlarında imam hatip ve meslek lisesinde okuyan öğrenciler ile genel liselerdekiler aynı şartlarda yarışacak.
AK Parti iktidara geldiği 2003 yılından itibaren katsayı uygulamasını kaldırabilmek için bir dizi girişimde bulunmuştu. Düzenleme daha önce eski Cumhurbaşkanı Ahmet Necdet Sezer ile Danıştay engeline takılmıştı. 2010’da yapılan düzenleme de sorunu tam olarak çözemedi. Yıllardır tartışma konusu olan katsayı sorunu için yasa değiştirilecek, Danıştay’dan gelebilecek engel de ortadan kalkacak.
2547 Sayılı Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu Kanunu’nun ilgili 45. maddesinde değişikliğe gidilerek ‘katsayı’nın sadece uygulaması değil ismi de mevzuattan silinecek.
I’m scared of too many things. I run away from birds. I hate going downstairs alone past 8. I’ve thought about what I’d ever do if someone broke into my house way too many times. I hate walking outside alone, at almost any hour. & When I do walk outside (especially at night), I think about what things I have in my bag that can be used as a weapon if someone attacked me. I try to never do anything that can possibly ‘cause me any physical pain. I’m scared to learn how to drive. I hate windows and I always make sure my blinds are closed as tightly as possible. Every time I go downstairs, I always make sure the front door is locked. I’m not so secretly scared of someone breaking into my house, me calling 911 and having the cops that show up be fake. I’m scared that one of my neighbors are like, psychopaths. I have the tendency to check the bathtub/shower when I walk into the bathroom. I get scared whenever I see a white van. I crawl to the top of my stairs to see who’s at the door when I hear the doorbell. I never actually answer my front door. I’m a pussy, I know. Criminal Minds has done nothing for me, but I can’t stop watching it. T_T
“You can't defend yourself when you're militarily occupying somebody else's land. It's not defense. Call if what you like, it's not defense." ”—Noam Chomsky - “Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”
ICRC, IHL: the Light and Heart during Warfare
I wrote this last year around March for our CWTS class. We were tasked to write a review about the photo exhibit on the tragedies of war and the contributions of ICRC & IHL.
Violence is a part of warfare, but innocent people are not. It is a saddening image to see people who live their lives peacefully to be a victim of this tragedy. Every time there is a war happening in their homeland, they are forced to endure the loud bangs from gun fires, sleepless nights from the horrific images of people being killed and cries from families who lost loved ones. Despite the pains that they have to go through, there are some things that protect them from the torture and loss. These things give them a new beginning, a new chance at life, like a light in their times of darkness. These are the International Humanitarian Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The Humanity in War Photo Expo is a documentary of the International Committee of the Red Cross’s crusade to promote the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and protect the lives of the people who were not included in the warfare. It was stated that it has documented 150 years of warfare. The pictures presented were so painful. One picture showed a woman breastfeeding her child after the atomic bomb exploded in Nagasaki. Another photo showed brutality like bodies of the French internees executed by the Germans and in Russia, a crying child with a frail body lying in bed and suffering from hunger. These images documented really does show the capacity of man to be brutal and unfair. However, with every pain, there is healing and that healing is provided by the ICRC. It is a very heart warming feeling to know that the ICRC has been helping the innocent people and saving lives for such a long time. A photo showed a group of ICRC volunteers preparing relief parcel for the war victim. Another photo was of a victim being operated by a doctor and also, a truck with the Red Cross symbol on it distributing supplies to the victims.
As what James Nachtwey has said “Photography gives a voice to the voiceless. It’s a call to action.” With the photo exhibit, it inspired me to be brave and take action. I have also learned many things about the IHL and ICRC. I have learned that there are still good people out there who are willing to risk their lives to save others and capture moments that we all fear to be a part of. I am very thankful to the IHL and ICRC for being the heroes to the victims of war.