An Indian woman who lost her leg after she was thrown from a moving train two years ago has become the first female amputee to climb Everest, expedition organisers said Wednesday. Arunima Sinha, 26, from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, reached the peak on Tuesday morning after a slow climb from Everest Base Camp.
NEW DELHI: Over 93 per cent first-year Delhi University students have opposed the newly implemented Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) citing that colleges are not offering the choices as outlined by UGC, claimed a survey by All India Students Association (AISA). A total of 24,780 students participated in the survey which was conducted in 38 DU colleges. "93 per cent students opposed the CBCS and reported that the new academic structure has devalued their course by reducing the honours papers to 14 from 18-20," an official statement said.
Flickr / Susan EasonThe College Board reports that the average annual cost of a four-year private college in the US is $43,921 for the 2015-2016 school year. For an out-of-state student at a public college, it's $34,031.
One of the most pressing concerns for higher education institutions today is whether they’re offering real value for the considerable tuitions they’re charging. This unease, which has permeated campuses across the country, is absolutely warranted.
STEVENSON, ALABAMA: Google is converting an old coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a sleek data center running on renewable energy to fuel the additional computing capacity needed to process Internet search requests, show digital video, give directions, deliver email and store photos. The $600 million project announced Wednesday marks Google's first commitment in eight years to build a US data center.