Day: September 6, 2020

17 Virginia, DC Colleges Make Princeton Review’s 2021 ‘Best’ List

VIRGINIA — The Princeton Review this week released its annual list of the country’s best colleges. This year’s list, which features 386 schools, includes 13 in Virginia and four in Washington, D.C.

The 2021 Best 386 Colleges were selected based on “our high opinion of their academics,” the Princeton Review said in announcing its newest list. The organization said it monitors colleges “continuously and annually” to collect data on more than 2,000 schools.

In determining the “best,” The Princeton Review said it also visits schools and communicates with hundreds of college administrators in compiling its assessment.

“We pay close attention to the feedback we get about colleges from students, parents, educators, and our own staff at The Princeton Review locations across the country,” the organization said.

Here are the Virginia colleges named among the country’s best by Princeton Review:

  • Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, 1,543 full-time enrollment

  • Virginia Tech in Blacksburg,

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9 Florida Colleges Make Princeton Review’s 2021 ‘Best’ List

FLORIDA — The Princeton Review recently released its annual list of the country’s best colleges. This year’s list, which features 386 schools, includes nine in Florida.

The 2021 Best 386 Colleges were selected based on “our high opinion of their academics,” the Princeton Review said in announcing its newest list. The organization said it monitors colleges “continuously and annually” to collect data on more than 2,000 schools.

In determining the “best,” The Princeton Review said it also visits schools and communicates with hundreds of college administrators in compiling its assessment.

“We pay close attention to the feedback we get about colleges from students, parents, educators, and our own staff at The Princeton Review locations across the country,” the organization said.

Here are the Florida colleges named among the country’s best by Princeton Review:

  • University of Miami in Coral Gables, 11,307 full-time enrollment

  • Stetson University in DeLand, 3,183 enrollment

  • University of

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Jacob Blake sends message to supporters from hospital

Jacob Blake – the black man who was shot repeatedly by a white police officer in the US state of Wisconsin last month – has revealed he is in constant pain in a video posted online.

Mr Blake, who is probably paralysed from the waist down after the shooting, also struck a hopeful note, saying there was a “lot more life to live”.

The 29-year-old was shot seven times in the back as he was being arrested.

The incident re-ignited protests over racism and police brutality in the US.

Some of the protests in Kenosha, the city where Mr Blake was shot, turned violent, with two people killed.

An investigation into Mr Blake’s shooting continues.

Meanwhile, Mr Blake has appeared in court, pleading not guilty to criminal charges filed before the shooting on Friday.

What did Mr Blake say?

In a video posted to Twitter by his family’s lawyer, Mr

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Quebec reports its largest spike since June with 205; Four Ontario regions make up majority of 158 new cases

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6,258 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 131,653 diagnoses, 9,145 deaths and 116,250 recoveries (as of Sept. 6, 1:00 p.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,433 active cases (14,474 total cases, including 242 deaths, 12,799 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,233 active cases (6,162 total cases, 211 deaths, 4,706 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 426 active cases (1,294 total cases, 16 deaths, 852 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 3 active cases (192 cases, 2 deaths, 187 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 2 active cases (270 total cases, 3 deaths, 265 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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A New Front in America’s Pandemic: College Towns

Diners in downtown Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2020. (Kathryn Gamle/The New York Times)
Diners in downtown Iowa City, Iowa, Sept. 3, 2020. (Kathryn Gamle/The New York Times)

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Last month, facing a budget shortfall of at least $75 million because of the pandemic, the University of Iowa welcomed thousands of students back to its campus — and into the surrounding community.

Iowa City braced, cautious optimism mixing with rising panic. The university had taken precautions, and only about a quarter of classes would be delivered in person. But each fresh face in town could also carry the virus, and more than 26,000 area residents were university employees.

“COVID has a way of coming in,” said Bruce Teague, the city’s mayor, “even when you’re doing all the right things.”

Within days, students were complaining that they couldn’t get coronavirus tests or were bumping into people who were supposed to be in isolation. Undergraduates were jamming sidewalks and downtown bars, masks hanging

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These 10 apps, now on sale, could help change how you do virtually everything

TLDR: These 10 apps, all between 40 to over 90 percent off, can help you improve virtually every facet of your day to day life.

Work feels like the antithesis of what you should be doing with your Labor Day holiday. While that may be true, a little hard work now may end up paying off big time down the road.

To that end, we found some Labor Day deals on 10 cool apps aimed at improving your mind, body, skills and productivity. If you put in the time and energy now toward expanding your abilities, straightening up your processes, clearing your head and strengthening your body, you may find yourself in an even better place next Labor Day.

KeepSolid VPN Unlimited: Lifetime Subscription – $33.15 (Orig. $199) with promo code: GOFORIT15

All of your web activities should be protected — and with KeepSolid VPN Unlimited, you’ll be invisible to

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Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since police shooting

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob Blake has spoken publicly for the first time since a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, saying he’s in constant pain from the shooting, which doctors fear will leave him paralyzed from the waist down.

In a video posted Saturday night on Twitter by his family’s lawyer, Ben Crump, Blake said from his hospital bed that, “Twenty-four hours, every 24 hours it’s pain, nothing but pain. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side-to-side, it hurts to eat.”

Blake, a 29-year-old father of six, also said he has staples in his back and stomach.

“Your life, and not only just your life, your legs, something you need to move around and forward in life, can be taken from you like this,” Blake said, snapping his fingers.

He added: “Stick together, make some money, make everything

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Social media is a parasite, it bleeds you to live

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  • Social media apps are designed using the same psychology as casino slot machines. They entice you with menial rewards to keep you coming back, even when you know it’s doing you harm. 

  • When I deleted social media apps from my phone, I found myself newly endowed with time, mental bandwidth, and imagination that would have been lost to mindless “doomscrolling.”

  • You don’t need to go cold turkey, just stop giving the parasitic social media sites so much of your lifeblood and get the apps off your phone. 

  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

You don’t need social media, it needs you. 

It’s a parasite, its life force borne of your confessions, photos, memes, and soon-to-be-mortifying opinions. Perversely, it convinces you that feeding the social media beast  is essential to your mental health and career by

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30 college towns that could face economic ruin if schools don’t reopen or have to close again this fall

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Classes begin for fall semester at Montana State University on August 17, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana.
  • Some college students are returning to campus for their fall semester.

  • Whether universities decide to have in-person classes or a hybrid model, college towns where students usually make up a large share of the town’s population may be greatly affected.

  • Business Insider decided to look at colleges that have a large number of undergraduates to determine which towns may be most economically vulnerable during the upcoming school year.  

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Some college students across the country have already started their fall semesters, whether it be in-person or online. As some students choose to take online courses or are not interested in returning to college, this can affect the economy of towns dependent on college students.  

Many colleges closed and transitioned to remote learning in March, causing

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How A College Student Practices Self-Care During Coronavirus

Welcome to Refinery29’s Feel Good Diaries, where we chronicle the physical and mental wellness routines of women today, their costs, and whether or not these self-care rituals actually make you feel good.

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Today: A student takes advantage of her school’s free yoga classes, has a run-in with a bat, and enjoys some socially-distant beach yoga.

Age: 21
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Occupation: Student
Salary: Unemployed due to COVID-19

Day One

9 a.m. — I belong to my college’s yoga club, and the student in charge of it has been posting an easy morning flow a couple times a week. I am so grateful for that, especially being unemployed and having no money! Today she did a 20-ish minute power flow with a lot of ab and leg work. It was relaxing, but also sweaty. I

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