ADVERTISING Read more When Abdalah Faye looked beyond his native Senegal for a place to pursue his university studies, there was only ever one destination on his mind: France, the former colonial power and traditional destination for expatriate students from the West African country.“France and Senegal share a common language, a common history, our education system is copied on the French, we value French diplomas more than our own, and France is home to many of my fellow countrymen,” said the 27-year-old politics student, listing the reasons that brought him to France.And then there’s the money issue. Higher education in France has long been much cheaper than in other Western countries – in fact almost free, for foreigners and French nationals alike. “France is the country that gives everyone an equal chance,” said Faye, who is pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), west of Paris. … [Read more...] about Taking universal out of university: Why foreign student fees challenge France’s education model
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So many of the 9,200-plus entries we received in our 2018 Student Editorial Contest impressed us that we had trouble selecting winners. The 26 runners-up below made it to the final round of judging and were selected as top picks by multiple judges. We’re very pleased to publish these student editorials, which address a diverse range of subjects from physician-assisted suicide, the proposed border wall and prostitution to teenage vaping and children’s literature. To see a list of all our winners, runners-up, honorable mentions and third-round finalists, visit our article announcing the winners. ________ Runners-Up (in alphabetical order, by title) “A 4.0 GPA and I Still Know Nothing” Rachel Levine, age 17 I don’t really know what a mortgage is, or how to do my taxes, but I do know what the derivative of y=2(3x2-4x)2 is. I don’t know a thing about stocks, or what my social security number means, but I do know that the mitochondria is the … [Read more...] about Runners-Up From Our Fifth Annual Student Editorial Contest
(CNN) Editor's Note: Generation whining has become nearly a national pastime. Millennials say they have it the worst. Generation X feels neglected. Baby boomers are tired of being called narcissistic. In articles and cartoons everywhere -- from CNN to The New York Times to Gizmodo and beyond -- critics call out this generation's sense of entitlement, that generation's self-absorption . We invited writers, activists and CNN contributors from different generations to hash it out. Jeff Yang: Generation X is bitter I belong to generation X, which might as well be called the interstitial generation. We're the cohort everyone skips over — the all-but-invisible slice of 50 million fortysomethings, jammed in between the self-satisfied boomers and self-indulgent millennials. Jeff Yang with Scottie Pippen. Yet, despite our generation's small size and overlooked status, we've nevertheless been handed the job of being America's cultural … [Read more...] about Which generation has it worse?
The Red Lion was a downtown restaurant where Rochester’s movers and shakers met to eat, drink and frequently hash out business and political deals. The business began in one of Rochester’s best-known buildings and later moved – begrudgingly – to a brand-new skyscraper just a half-mile east. The original restaurant was run by a group that included a former boxer who later became a town supervisor in Wayne County. Squabbles that forced the Red Lion to move filled news accounts for months. Two separate farewell parties were held after the initial closing date was “postponed.” A suburban version of the restaurant was on Monroe Avenue in Brighton, but this story is about the better-known downtown spot. Opened in 1968 in the Powers Building The Red Lion opened in 1968 in the Powers Building at 36. W. Main St., which had been renamed the Executive Office Building. The landmark building was Rochester’s tallest for years and was noted for engineering … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the Red Lion?
To report corrections and clarifications, contact Standards Editor Brent Jones: Phone, 1-800-872-7073 E-mail, [email protected] Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following USA TODAY corrections and clarifications were published between October 2012 and December 2014 : December 2014 News: A Dec. 19 article on Fidel Castro misstated the year of the Cuban missile crisis. It was 1962. Money: A retired couple over 65 is granted a total standard tax deduction of $14,800 for tax year 2014. This was incorrect in a story Dec. 31. News: An official with the Centers for Disease Control and Protection says that, while the flu vaccine does not provide complete protection against the H3N2 virus, it does guard against some portion of the strain. An earlier version of the following story misstated level of protection for the flu vaccine. … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications: Archive