Baylor University Earns High Ranking for Student Engagement by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings | Media and Public Relations

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 23, 2020) — The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2021 has ranked Baylor University No. 5 nationally in the category of engagement, which measures how well a university informs, inspires and challenges students.

Baylor also earned top ranking of the Big 12 universities in the engagement classification of the rankings, which included 797 institutions.

The College Rankings is a pioneering ranking of United States colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart. The ranking adopts a balanced scorecard approach, with four pillars — engagement, outcomes, resources and environment — that combine 15 individual performance indicators to create an overall score reflecting an institution’s strength.

The ranking is designed to answer the questions that matter most to students and their families when making one of the

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Neurotic college students could benefit from health education

College students are under a lot of stress, even more so lately due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on certain personality types, especially neurotic personalities, college health courses could help students develop a more positive stress mindset, according to research from faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

A research team including Binghamton University Health and Wellness Studies Lecturer Jennifer Wegmann sought to evaluate the impact of health education on the change of stress mindset and also to explore the role of personality in the change of stress mindset when there is a specific focus on improving individual health and well-being. Specifically, they sought to assess the relationship between each personality dimension (i.e., neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness) and stress mindset change over time.

“The findings surrounding specific personality dimensions were interesting,” said Wegmann. “It appears that engaging in health education is beneficial in changing perceptions of

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The Rising Gen Z Tide: Barnes & Noble Education Survey Finds 94% of Currently and Soon-to-Be Registered College Students Plan to Vote in 2020 | Region

BASKING RIDGE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 23, 2020–

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading solutions provider for the education industry, today announced findings from Conversations with Gen Z®: The 2020 Election Report, Second Edition. Conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights ™, the report looks at the attitudes and perspectives of Gen Z college students across the U.S. as they plan for the 2020 presidential election. The 2020 Election Report, First Edition, was released in June 2019.

Early and Mail-in Voting Lead with Gen Z Students

This year’s report shows that, while the majority (94%) of registered and soon-to-be registered Gen Z students plan to vote, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a notable impact on how and why they plan to do so. One third (32%) of surveyed students report feeling nervous about voting in-person due to COVID-19, and more than half (60%) say they plan to vote early

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Barnes & Noble Education Survey Finds 94% of Currently and Soon-to-Be Registered College Students Plan to Vote in 2020

Nearly Half Inspired by Recent Events Such as the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter Protests

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE: BNED), a leading solutions provider for the education industry, today announced findings from Conversations with Gen Z®: The 2020 Election Report, Second Edition. Conducted by Barnes & Noble College Insights™, the report looks at the attitudes and perspectives of Gen Z college students across the U.S. as they plan for the 2020 presidential election. The 2020 Election Report, First Edition, was released in June 2019.

Early and Mail-in Voting Lead with Gen Z Students

This year’s report shows that, while the majority (94%) of registered and soon-to-be registered Gen Z students plan to vote, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a notable impact on how and why they plan to do so. One third (32%) of surveyed students report feeling nervous about voting in-person due to COVID-19, and more than

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Study links in-class college learning to over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases per day

DENVER (KDVR) – Sept. 22 marks a milestone for the country’s fight with the coronavirus pandemic. We have exceeded 200,000 deaths from those who have tested positive for COVID-19.

A new study indicates that number will climb as colleges and universities switch to in-person classes.

The University of Colorado Boulder has temporarily switched back to online-only learning after a large COVID-19 case spike following the start of the semester. Boulder County has tested 3,753 positive COVID-19 cases; 825 of those cases come from CU Boulder.

Similar spikes in school-borne county coronavirus cases are the national trend, according to a new report set to be released Tuesday on medical study aggregator MedRxiv. A team of medical researchers, education specialists, and economists have linked college and university reopenings with a hefty increase in national COVID-19 case growth.

The study, emailed to FOX31 before its publication at MedRxiv, analyzed COVID-19 case data, enrollment

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College of Lake County celebrates national Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Please join the College of Lake County (CLC) Adult Education and ESL Division, in collaboration with the Diversity Council, to celebrate the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (AEFL), Sept. 20-26, 2020.

Lack of basic skills in reading, writing, math, and English language skills are often associated with poverty, unemployment, parenting, and other socio-economic issues. Ten percent of Lake County’s population older than 25-years do not have a high school diploma while 28 percent of its population older than five-years speak a language other than English.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

“CLC provides adult education, including transition programs to college and the workforce, to approximately 3,500 Lake County residents each year,” reports dean of adult education Arlene Santos-George. “Together, we can raise awareness about the urgent need for, and value of, adult education, and it starts with citizens and families promoting basic English literacy.”

CLC is partnering with Waukegan Public Library, Mano a Mano,

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College Credits: Deerfield’s Storti Nabs Graduate Assistant Job

DEERFIELD, IL — We’re keeping track of all the major higher education accomplishments of area students. Send your submissions to [email protected]

Storti selected as athletic communications graduate assistant at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Kelly Storti, of Deerfield, has been selected as an athletic communications graduate assistant for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater during the 2020-21 year. Storti, a fifth-year senior on the Warhawk golf team, will assist with all athletic communications operations, including website and social media content, media relations and statistics and results for UW-Whitewater’s 22 varsity sport programs.

Storti most recently worked for Paragon Marketing/GMP Management, Inc. in Chicago, assisting with the on-site marketing and promotional initiatives between GMP Management, Inc. and the Gatorade® Youth Program, which is managed by Paragon Marketing. In the summer of 2018, she worked as a tournament coordinator for the Illinois Junior Golf Association, assisting with all tournament operations.

Storti helped the UW-Whitewater golf team

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Edition of Shakespeare’s last play found in Scots college in Spain

The volume dating to 1634 was found by an academic researching Scots economist Adam Smith

A rare edition of Shakespeare’s last play has been found in a Scottish Catholic college in Spain.

The Two Noble Kinsmen, written by Shakespeare with John Fletcher, was found by a researcher investigating the work of the Scots economist Adam Smith.

The 1634 printing could be the oldest Shakespearean work in the country.

In the 17th Century the seminary in Madrid was an important source of English literature for Spanish intellectuals.

The Two Noble Kinsmen was included in a volume made up of several English plays printed from 1630 to 1635.

Dr John Stone, of the University of Barcelona, said he found it among old books in the library of the Real Colegio de Escoceses – Royal Scots College (RSC) -which is now in Salamanca.

The book is still in its original 17th Century leather
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Wayne teacher receives special gift from College Football Playoff Foundation | Education

WAYNE — The first day of in-person instruction was anything but normal for Wayne Elementary School music teacher Sheri Tadlock.

After a week of teaching virtually due a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in Wayne County, Tadlock finally had students back in her music classroom this week. The sound of first-graders banging on drums was quite literally music to her ears on the first day students were in the building since March, but she was also greeted with another special gift.

Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick surprised Tadlock on a virtual Zoom call to present her with $1,000 in Michaels gift cards, on behalf of the College Football Playoff Foundation, to thank her for her tireless work as students return to school this year.

“Sheri has, and always has had, an excellent music program and she is more than deserving of this award. This was a way to recognize teachers

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Rents in College Submarkets Decline as Education Moves Online

The apartment rental market is softening across market segments, from market-rate to affordable housing, and student housing is no exception. New research from Zillow shows that apartment rents in college submarkets are down .5% year-over-year as of August, the first time that college area rents have decreased since 2017, which was the first year that Zillow began collecting data. In addition, there is now a 3.4% gap between college area rents and non-college area rents, the steepest decline in compared to market-rate areas rents since 2017.

Online education has fueled the decline in apartment rents and apartment demand in college towns. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education and Davidson College, 44% of colleges and universities are operating fully online, and only 27% of schools are operating classes primarily in person. The Zillow report suggest that online education is hampering demand in areas where at least 20% of the rental

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