Exclusive college guide to include Champlain College in 2012 edition

first_imgChamplain College,Champlain College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, the widely-known education services company. The Princeton Review has chosen the college for inclusion in the forthcoming edition of its popular annual ‘best colleges’ guidebook, “The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition” (Random House / Princeton Review Books) which will be available in bookstores in early August.Also, the New York Times in a BLOG is reporting that the Princeton Review and GamePro Media, the publisher of GamePro magazine, which it called a video-gamers’ bible, “have joined forces to handicap what they consider the ‘Top 10’ undergraduate and graduate programs in video game design.”‘We chose Champlain College as one of our “best” undergraduate colleges based on several criteria we consider when reviewing schools for this book,’ said Robert Franek, senior vice president of publishing for The Princeton Review. ‘First, we must have a high regard for their academic programs and other offerings. Second, our selections take into account institutional data we collect from the schools and the opinions of their students attending them whom we survey. We also greatly value the feedback we get about schools from our college-savvy staff across the country as well as from students, educators and parents who use our services and books.”Champlain College President David F. Finney, on hearing the news, said, ‘This recognition is a reflection of everyone at Champlain College for a continued commitment to providing the most student-centric, professionally-focused, education in the country.’Says Franek, “Only about 15% of the colleges in the nation are in this book, and they vary considerably by region, size, selectivity and character. It includes public and private schools, traditional and non-traditional colleges, historically black colleges and universities, and science and technology-focused institutions. However, each one is an outstanding institution we highly recommend to college applicants and their parents. In our opinion, these are ‘the crème of the crop’ institutions for undergraduates in America.’In Franek’s letter to Champlain announcing the decision, he wrote,‘It was a great pleasure reviewing your school’s impressive credentials. You have much to brag about!’He noted Champlain is one of only six institutions that will be added to the 2012 edition.Ian Mortimer, Vice President of Enrollment Management at Champlain, says in his experience, ‘It is rare that an institution gets selected for this listing during its first application and lobbying effort; it usually takes a few tries. However, our story and data were very compelling.’Champlain College joins University of Vermont, Saint Michael’s College, Middlebury College, Green Mountain College and Bennington College on the list of Vermont higher education institutions included in the national guide to top colleges.‘The last step of The Princeton Review’s process is capturing the real student experience and evaluating it against other institutions in the top 15 percent,’ Mortimer added. ‘More than 200 Champlain students provided information on our college to the Review, and their stories and critical feedback are what sealed the deal; they told their story and the Review was impressed.’The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” guide is the only college guidebook that has both two-page profiles on the schools and college ranking lists of “top 20 schools” in 62 categories. The ranking lists are entirely based on The Princeton Review’s surveys of more than 122,000 students at the 376 schools in the book who rate their own schools and report on their experiences at them. Among the ranking categories are lists of colleges in the book at which students most highly (or least highly) rated their administrators, their career centers and their athletic facilities. Other categories reflect campus and study body political leanings, race/class relations, LGBT acceptance, participation in sports, and religion. The Princeton Review as a company does not rank the colleges in the book hierarchically, 1 to 376, either for academics – the company believes all 376 schools are first-rate, academically – or by any other category.The book also has unique ratings ‘ scores from 60 to 99 ‘ on each college’s profile in eight categories including Financial Aid, Fire Safety, and Green: a rating based on the college’s environmental commitments. The rating scores are based on institutional data collected from the schools.‘The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition’ will be available online and in bookstores in early August.last_img read more

U.S. Military, Panamanian Agencies and NGOs Donate and Deliver Aid to Panama

first_imgBy Dialogo July 18, 2013 SOUTHCOM’s Partnering Directorate and Panama-based Civil Affairs soldiers collaborated with the Rotary Club in Panama City, Panama, and Rotary District 6080 in Missouri to provide 270 BIO-Sand water filtration systems, 10 pallets of wheelchairs, and five pallets of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing to the people of Panama. The donation was valued at more than $34,000 and was part of a Rotary project that began more than three years ago to provide much-needed aid to communities throughout Panama. SOUTHCOM, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and the Civil Affairs Team were able to facilitate air transport through the DENTON Program from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Panama. The purpose of the Denton Program is to allow U.S. based non-governmental sources to transport humanitarian aid at little or no cost to the donor. The Missouri National Guard, the State Partnership Program partner for Panama, provided ground transportation from the Rotary Club’s warehouse in Jefferson City, Missouri, to Whiteman Air Force Base.last_img read more

Record high for property

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Swimming Bees beat Auburn, get ready for sectionals

first_imgSo the regular season is complete for the Baldwinsville boys swim team, a successful journey where it went 9-2, only taking defeats to Liverpool and Fayetteville-Manlius.Now the Bees could put its full energy into preparation for the Section III championships late next week at Nottingham High School. The Class A meet is Feb. 13 and the state qualifier takes place on the afternoon of Feb. 15.Before all this, the Bees traveled to Auburn Wednesday night and, earning its ninth win of the season, pulled away from the Maroons to prevail 84-70. Schultz, in 54.28 seconds, pulled away from Auburn’s Riley Fitzgerald (57.24) in the 100 freestyle as German was third and Solomon fourth. Ludden beat the field in the 500 freestyle in 5:10.22.Pairing up, German, Gruppe, Smith and Harrison Meyers swam the 200 freestyle relay in 1:43.65. Schultz, Ludden, Gruppe and Burns went 3:47.47 in the 400 freestyle relay.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Aidan Solomon had a standout meet. In the 100-yard backstroke he finished in one minute, 6.11 seconds to edge Nick Schultz (1:06.13) by two-hundredths of a second, also helping Schultz, Bailey Ludden and John Burns take first in the 200 medley relay in 1:46.39.Burns led a top-three sweep of the 100 butterfly, going 56.72 seconds ahead of Quinn Gruppe (1:00.34) and Tristan Miranda (1:05.99), while it was Miranda prevailing in the 200 freestyle in 2:00.11 as Alex Lamkoski (2:13.77) edged Nate Durkin (2:15.44) for second place.In yet another 1-2-3 sweep, Harrison German beat the field in the 50 freestyle in 25.40 seconds to the 25.86 from Trevor Kantak and the 25.90 from Eric Smith.center_img Tags: Baldwinsvilleboys swimminglast_img read more

Pacific Games incentive payments close to completion

first_imgThe PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) said 99 percent of payments have been made, at a cost of close to K4 million.Out of 500 athletes, 495 of them have been paid.PNGOC received funding from the PNG Government for the payments in early September and has since been processing these for athletes who won medals.The remaining one percent, five athletes, are yet to sort arrangements with their sports on agreements and contracts covering them under their programs.PNG won a total of 217 medals – 88 gold, 69 silver and 60 bronze.Athletes received K20, 000 for winning gold regardless of whether they competed as individuals or a team, K10, 000 for silver and K5000 for bronze.Athletes that did not win medals received incentives of K2 500.The government put aside K5 million to cover the costs of all the medal winners.The incentive payments are reward to the athletes for their sacrifice and success and an opportunity for the athletes to use their funds to pursue their personal goals.last_img read more