June 15, 2021

‘Bo Knew’: A Day of Reckoning is Coming to The University of Michigan

Imagine, if you will, that you’re an 18-year old who is about to step foot on the University of Michigan’s campus as a student-athlete for the first time.  You’ve been provided with a scholarship to play football for one of the top programs in the country and at one of the top academic institutions in the world.  You’ve been promised a top education and access to some of the best medical care available anywhere in the country.  You’re young, you’re inexperienced, you’re living away from your home for the first time in your life and you trust the folks who’ve

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Gravitational waves confirm Stephen Hawking’s black hole law

Despite their mysterious nature, black holes are thought to follow certain simple rules. Now, one of the most famous black hole laws, predicted by physicist Stephen Hawking, has been confirmed with gravitational waves.

According to the black hole area theorem, developed by Hawking in the early 1970s, black holes can’t decrease in surface area over time. The area theorem fascinates physicists because it mirrors a well-known physics rule that disorder, or entropy, can’t decrease over time. Instead, entropy consistently increases (SN: 7/10/15).

That’s “an exciting hint that black hole areas are something fundamental and important,” says astrophysicist Will

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Higher Education Technology Company Ellucian to be Acquired by Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners

Long-term investment can accelerate student and institution success through market-leading technology solutions

RESTON, Va., Jun 14, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackstone (NYSE: BX) (“Blackstone”) and Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”) today announced that private equity funds managed by those firms have agreed to acquire Ellucian (the “Company”), a leading higher education technology solutions provider, from TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, and Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. (“LGP”). Blackstone and Vista will invest in Ellucian through their respective long-term private equity strategies, which hold investments for longer periods than traditional private equity.

Ellucian delivers

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‘Xi Jinping is my spiritual leader’: China’s education drive in Tibet

Under clear blue skies, rugged peaks and the spectacular Potala Palace, one image is ubiquitous in Tibet’s capital city Lhasa: portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and fellow leaders.

In a rare and tightly chaperoned government tour of the region last week, a Reuters journalist saw the portraits in classrooms, streets, religious institutions, houses, and the bedroom of a Buddhist monk.

More than a dozen other reporters were also on the trip.

China is broadening a political education campaign as it celebrates the 70th anniversary of its control over Tibet.

Chinese officials say the campaign is key to the future

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Actors Who Quit Acting and Completely Switched Careers

Show business is widely regarded as one of the world’s most glamorous and exciting industries. However, several high-profile stars of the stage and screen have decided to leave the limelight for more conventional careers.

Below Newsweek takes a look at the high profile former actors who have decided to ditch the drama and completely switch careers.

Freddie Prinze Jr.

Wrestling Producer

Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar. The actor became a WWE wrestling producer
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Freddie Prinze Jr. at the turn of the millennium appeared as one of Hollywood’s hottest talents.

The actor proved particularly popular in

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Public colleges and universities under fire for promoting controversial education loans

Public colleges and universities are facing criticism from consumer advocates for advertising high-cost private loans to students in nondegree programs.

A report being released Friday by the Student Borrower Protection Center (SBPC) accuses schools, such as Virginia Tech and Indiana University, of promoting specialty finance companies that can charge double-digit interest for loans with opaque terms. The advocacy group, founded by former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official Seth Frotman, says colleges could be violating federal rules by failing to disclose arrangements with the lenders.

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