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Freshman admission rate the lowest in USC history

first_imgAs USC continues its ascent in the world of higher education, more students are competing for the same number of coveted spots. This year’s admission rate, 17.8 percent, is the lowest in USC’s 134-year history.In the past several years, freshman admission has become far more selective. Last year, USC admitted 19.7 percent of applicants, the lowest at that time. Timothy Brunold, USC’s dean of admission, called the class of 2018 the most accomplished group of first-year students in university history.“Our admission committee enjoyed getting to know the largest, most interesting group of students it has ever had the privilege of reading,” Brunold said in a press release.  “USC’s distinctive academic programs, incredible diversity, vibrant campus life, global perspective and location in the heart of Los Angeles make it a very attractive option for the best and brightest students, not just from across the U.S., but from around the world.”This fall, USC received more than 51,800 applications from high school seniors competing for an estimated 2,750 places in this fall’s entering class. The university admitted 9,225 students hailing from all 50 U.S. states and 80 other countries.This year, 26 percent of incoming freshman will study in the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. The Marshall School of Business and USC’s arts schools (Architecture, Cinematic Arts, Dramatic Arts, Roski School of Fine Arts and Thornton School of Music) will host 21 and 14 percent of the incoming freshman, respectively.Several incoming freshmen echoed Brunold’s statements, citing USC’s variety of strengths as their reason for enrolling. Joy Ofodu, an incoming freshman majoring in communication, said that USC offers a comprehensive experience for students.“Prospective students and families are quickly realizing that USC is the total package: career preparation, a thriving social scene, excellent athletics, incredible faculty, gorgeous campus, good food and amazing alumni networking,” Ofodu said. “There are now Trojans planted in every area of the world, and all of them are proudly talking up the university.”Exposure from college ranking websites such as US News and World Report might play a part in drawing more applicants, along with other extensive recruiting measures.“I believe [USC] has good marketing strategies that highlight the academics, sports, Trojan family and other opportunities,” said Natalie MacKraz, an incoming freshman majoring in computer science. “The explanations of the advantages of the Trojan family are especially appealing.”This year, the admissions committee organized more than 50 on- and off-campus events such as SCend Offs, receptions for incoming students and families. These human connections are what resonated with Zachary Guo, an incoming freshman majoring in computer science (games), when he was considering which college to attend.“The most effective recruiting tactic for me was staying with a current student at Explore USC,” Guo said. “Being able to ask [my host] all the questions related to my major and life at USC.”This year’s group of incoming students is also more ethnically diverse than in years past. Overall, 21 percent of the class of 2018 includes students from under represented minority populations, and 13 percent of students will be the first in their family to attend college. According to an annual report released by the Institute of International Education, USC has enrolled more international students than any other American college or university.John Lazzeroni Jr., an incoming freshman double majoring in electrical engineering and choral music, thinks USC’s diverse student body is one of the university’s biggest assets.“Everyone comes from a different place and the cultural diversity is outstanding,” said Lazzeroni, who is attending on an NROTC scholarship.  “USC has a phenomenal reputation internationally, and I see people ‘fighting on’ everywhere. Nationally it is highly esteemed in many programs, especially the Thornton School of Music, and locally I get a lot of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahs’ when I say I am going.”last_img read more

The Fields of Faith will take place Saturday at the WHS Crusader Football Field

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Morgan Burnsby Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow –  Want to hang out and play games with K-State football player Morgan Burns and professional golfer Hunter Leichner? Join the Freewill Baptist Church and the Sold Out Youth Group for fun, food and an awesome worship service! The Fields of Faith event will take place at Wellington High School Crusader football field on Saturday, May 7 from 1-9 p.m.Burns will be the speaker, and Leichner will lead the worship service at the event. Hotdogs and hamburgers will be served and games will be played all day long. There is a $10 admission fee for the event.Burns tied the Kansas State University’s career record for kickoff-return touchdowns (4), and ranks second in school history in career average, 30.8, third in yards, 1,572, and tied the Big 12 record for career kickoff-return touchdowns.Leichner is a PGA professional golfer on the WEB.com Tour and is South Central PGA Player of the Year. He was the Golf Week Amateur National Champion before becoming a professional golfer.Come enjoy Fields of Faith with fun, food, fellowship, and a great worship service!Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Football Viewers’ Guide: Week 11

first_imgNational TV (Subject to Blackout in Cox Territory):ESPN College ExtraDirecTV 790Online (Subject to Blackout in Cox Territory):ESPN3http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:Lyn Rollins, play-by-playRene Nadeau, analystCarley McCord, reporter Online:http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:Rob Meyers, play-by-playKevin Langford, analyst Lamar at Houston Baptist, Saturday, 2 p.m. CT, FOX College Sports Pacific Channel Finder:http://fcs.channelfinder.net/v2/framework.aspxOnline:FOX Sports GOhttp://FOXSportsGO.comFOX Sports GO apps FRISCO, Texas – The Southland-ESPN3 Game of the Week spotlights the fourth ranked team in the FCS, Sam Houston State, as they visit Abilene Christian. Kickoff is set for 2 o’clock at Wildcat Stadium. ACU owns a 12-10-1 edge in the all-time series, but SHSU has won four straight. Talent:Tom Franklin, play-by-playLemont Williams, analystMaya Golden, reporter Nicholls at Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN3 Sam Houston State at Abilene Christian, Saturday, 2 p.m. CT, ESPN3 Northwestern State at McNeese, Saturday, 6 p.m. CT, Cox Sports TVRegional TV:Natchitoches Suddenlink 61Lake Charles Suddenlink 57Full list of channel numbers at http://coxsportstv.com/affiliates/FB: Live in area shaded black? @NSUDemonsFB at @McNeeseFootball will be available exclusively on @CoxSportsTV. In Green? Watch on ESPN3 or ESPN College Extra (@DIRECTV 790). Kickoff at 6 pm CT Saturday in Lake Charles. #ForkEm #GeauxPokes ?? pic.twitter.com/VxlSyv1dEk— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 11, 2017 Online:http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playKeith Moreland, analyst Central Arkansas at UIW, Saturday, 6 p.m., CT, UIW-TVOnline:https://portal.stretchinternet.com/uiw/Talent:Chris Reyes, play-by-playJamie Valdez, analystlast_img read more

Lenovo ThinkBook 13s HandsOn Sleek Design Low Price

first_img14-inch, 1920 x 1080, 250 nits Starting Price$729$749 Author Bio Lenovo’s ThinkPads are some of the best business laptops, but their high price is tough to overlook. Enter ThinkBook, a new line of laptops designed for small businesses and privacy-conscious consumers on a budget.The ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s will be available in late May. The 13-inch version will start at $729 while the 14-inch model will cost a bit more, at $749. One reason to buy a ThinkBook over an IdeaPad is for Lenovo’s enterprise-level support, which includes optional upgrades for next-day onsite repairs and an extended 5-year warranty. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lenovo-thinkbook-13s-14s-specs-price?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Lenovo ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s Specs Size12.1 x 8.5 x 0.6 inches12.7 x 8.8 x 0.7 inches RAM8GB, 16GB Phillip Tracy, GraphicsAMD Radeon 540X Storage128GB/256GB/512GB The ThinkBook 13s and 14s are powered by up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPUs and come with either 8GB or 16GB of RAM. For storage, you can choose a 128GB SSD on the base model or go up to 512GB of space. Equipped with a mid-range AMD Radeon 540X GPU, the ThinkBook 13s and 14s should be able to run graphics intensive programs and even some games at low-to-medium settings.MORE: Best Lenovo LaptopsThe ThinkBook 13s has a 13.3-inch, 1080p anti-glare display with up to 300 nits of brightness, while the ThinkBook 14s has a 14-inch, 1080p anti-glare display that tops out at 250 nits.The ThinkBook 13s and ThinkBook 14s serve as a middle ground between Lenovo’s consumer IdeaPads and the flagship ThinkPad line. As such, this duo comes with several familiar features from Lenovo’s business and mainstream laptops, including an edge-to-edge display and a webcam cover.Aesthetically, the ThinkBook 13s and 14s are more similar to Lenovo’s midrange IdeaPad laptops than the black carbon fiber ThinkPads (although a metal ThinkPad is on the way).Both are made of anodized aluminum for durability (though they lack MIL-STD certification) and flaunt a slim chassis that reminded me a lot of the IdeaPad 530s. While they won’t stand out among all the other silver laptops on the market, the ThinkBook 13s’ and ThinkBook 14s’ nondescript chassis are perfectly suited for office use.If there’s one standout design feature, it’s the ThinkBook 13s and 14s’ thin bezels, which result in a screen-to-body ratio of 80%. This keeps the size of the laptops to a minimum so you can slip them into your bag when you’re traveling.The ThinkBook 13s weighs 3.1 pounds and is 0.6 inches thick while the ThinkPad 14s weighs 3.3 pounds is about as slim. And with an estimated 11 hours of battery life on the 13-inch version and 10 hours on the 14-inch version, you can get plenty of work done on those undersized airplane trays during a lengthy international flight.Port selection on both of these laptops is good, but they lack a Thunderbolt 3 port for fast transfer speeds and connecting to multiple 4K monitors. Both models have a USB-C port, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI and a headphone/mic jack. Along with a webcam cover, these laptops offer small businesses plenty of crucial security features, including a fingerprint reader for fast and secure login, along with a TMP 2.0 chip.So far, the ThinkBook 13s and 14s are shaping up to be a compelling pair of affordable business laptops. We’ll see how they hold up when we receive review units later this year. Which ThinkPad Laptop is Right For You?Best Business Laptops – Ultrabooks – Laptop MagLenovo’s New ThinkPad X1 Extreme Boasts Stunning 4K OLED Displaycenter_img CPUUp to Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) Display13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, 300 nits Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. PortsUSB-C, USB 3.1 (Type-A), HDMI, headphone Lenovo ThinkBook 13sLenovo ThinkBook 14s Weight3.1 pounds3.3 pounds by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsThese Redesigned NFL Helmets Are Better Than the Real Thing247 SportsUndoCIO for DOMOBrandPost: How IoT Data Insights Are Unleashing New Possibilities in ManufacturingCIO for DOMOUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy,last_img read more