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University of Pennsylvania a cappella group competing for national recognition

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — A University of Pennsylvania a cappella group hopes they will win national recognition through a competition. The group is called Penn Masala, and they are in the Upstaged competition, competing against college groups across the country.

“It’s amazing. I think like there were over 5,000 groups that were originally considered, and it’s really an amazing experience for us to be in the top 8,” said Shrivats Kannan, a member of the group.

Members said they felt it’s important to mash American songs with Hindi songs to promote their South Asian culture.

“Penn Masala’s a way to combine those really two most important parts of our lives, which is the heritage and our current lives here in the United States,” said Sachit Gali, a member of the group.

Their videos highlight their South Asian culture.

“It’s good to finally get some awareness out. Obviously, our group has been

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University of Surrey to lower entry grades in recognition of Covid disruption | University of Surrey

The University of Surrey has become the latest higher education institution to lower its entry requirements for next year in recognition of the disruption to education caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Entry grades will be reduced by one grade for most undergraduate programmes starting in September 2021 to help relieve the pressure and anxiety faced by young people who will have had their learning significantly disrupted across two academic years.

Last week the University of Birmingham also announced it planned to reduce entry requirements for 2021 by one grade, meaning pressure on other universities to follow suit is likely to grow.

Lizzie Burrows, the director of recruitment and admissions at the University of Surrey, said: “We are taking this action now to relieve the pressure and anxiety facing this year’s applicants, as they experience ongoing disruption and uncertainty surrounding exams and assessment of their learning.

“By taking this step, we

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Did a University Use Facial Recognition to ID Student Protesters?

In late September, Mars Fernandez-Burgos, a doctoral student in counseling psychology at the University of Miami, received a one-line email from the assistant to the school’s dean of students. She and eight others were asked to attend a Zoom meeting to discuss the “incident that happened on September 4.”

Fernandez-Burgos is a member of the University of Miami Employee Student Alliance (UMESA). Weeks earlier, she attended a campus protest around Covid protections and sick pay for contract workers like cafeteria workers and janitors. Afterward, university officials had ignored the student’s group’s attempts for a meeting. She didn’t understand why the dean was reaching out now.

“Is this meeting mandatory?” Fernandez-Burgos asked.

The dean himself replied.

“I believe this discussion necessary to understand policies around use of university space,” wrote dean of students Ryan Holmes. “It should not last long, is not designed to dictate content, and is not adversarial in

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Human Rights Groups Call On The University Of Miami To Ban Facial Recognition

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More than 20 human rights organizations have called on the University of Miami to ban facial recognition, after students accused the school of using the technology to identify student protesters, which the university has denied.

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In a letter to the university’s Board of Trustees, the ACLU of Florida along with 21 other groups asked the university to hold an open forum with students to clarify how it identified student protesters.

The university denied it used facial recognition to identify a handful of students who attended an on-campus demonstration in September, saying they were instead identified using surveillance footage and “basic investigative techniques.”

Though campus police chief David Rivero told Forbes he believes facial recognition “doesn’t work,” he admitted campus police have used facial

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Apply Now for the Best Communities for Music Education Recognition from The NAMM Foundation

Celebrating Commitment to Music Education: Apply Now for the Best Communities for Music Education Recognition from The NAMM Foundation

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CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 21, 2020

– Program will celebrate continued commitment and innovation in music education during COVID-19-

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — While many schools across the nation remain in a state of suspense on reopening to full capacity, and parents and administrators face challenges with distance learning, districts and schools have the opportunity to be recognized for their continued commitment to music education through The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) awards program. Now in its 22nd year, the Best Communities for Music Education (district level) and the SupportMusic Merit Award (school level) offers national recognition and visibility for school music programs and honors the efforts of educators, administrators, students, and community music education champions who

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Students Accuse The University Of Miami Of Using Facial Recognition To Identify Student Protesters. The University Denies It.

Last month, Esteban Wood and eight other University of Miami students received an ominous email. The message only contained a Zoom link and a one-sentence explanation: Dean of Students Ryan Holmes wanted to discuss the “incident that happened on September 4, 2020 at the Whitten University Center.”

Wood and the others attended a peaceful protest that day against the university’s reopening plan, but no one knew why Holmes wanted to talk to them. The message was vague, but what was even more confusing was the choice of recipients. None of the students actually organized the protest. Three were student journalists who covered the demonstration. And only two were part of an activist student group, UMiami Employee Student Alliance, that participated.

“We got to thinking, how did they choose those nine students?” Wood, a member of UMESA who

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University Of Virginia Rankings And Recognition

If someone has watched at least one video of a speaker give a chat at a university, they could have seen a lot of college students try to silence the speaker. It additionally affords 2 first-skilled degrees, which are in medicine and law, to its college students. Established in 425, the main areas of examine for its students have been Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Law. If they want to play tennis however don’t want to be on the school group, show them the courts and perhaps introduce them to other students on the intramural team.

It is obligatory that graduate students have exceptional data of the 4 ranges of measurement: nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio. The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, a private Ivy League university situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Then, the amount of tuition for worldwide students increases to about $20,000 a yr. You … Read More