Disney Set to Pay Full-Tuition For Over 80K of Its Hourly Workers

Some of The Walt Disney Company’s employees recently received great news from their employers. Several thousand of Disney’s workers are set to receive a full-tuition payment from their employers. These workers will be able to use the funds towards either a college degree or a high school diploma. Employees may also use the payments to learn a new skill. Eighty thousand hourly workers will be eligible for Disney’s new program. Some workers will enroll in online classes starting this fall. The company began its “Disney Aspire” program with a $50…

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University of North Carolina Students Remove Confederate Statue

The Confederate statue known as “Silent Sam” was torn down at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by protestors on Monday night. UNC students marched down Franklin Street to protests their school’s apparent institutional white supremacy. The 300 protestors gathered around Silent Sam and began chanting, “stand up, fight back” and, “hey, hey, ho, ho, this racist statue has got to go.” Frustrated with the university’s ideologies, the demonstrators toppled the monument with their own hands. A small group of protestors reportedly used a rope to bring the statue…

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NYU is now offering full-tuition coverage for medical students

According to The Wall Street Journal, New York University will begin to offer free tuition to all its medical students in the near future. They are the first major medical university to do this, and they have done so in a way that further develops the topic of education affordability in the U.S. Average tuition for an NYU medical student is fifty-five thousand dollars, and the coverage will be effective immediately. At the time that the university reported this, they had raised about 450$ million out of the 600$ million…

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NYU Medical School is Now Tuition-Free

All current and future students studying at New York University’s School of Medicine will receive full-tuition scholarships. The school announced the initiative on Friday during its White Coat Ceremony. According to the university, the new policy was implemented in response to the overwhelming debt that graduates today face. Because NYU’s annual tuition is about $55,000, many graduates choose to go into the highest-paying specialties. As a result, there is currently a shortage of primary care doctors, pediatricians, and researchers. Soaring costs also discourage many individuals from pursuing a medical career at…

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A University Student Died Fighting Against Gender-Based Violence

A college student killed herself last week only days after she reported that she was raped by a fellow student. Khensani Maseko, 23, was a third-year student at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. She was a vocal protestor against rape culture. Maseko was an extremely involved student at Rhodes. She was elected to the university’s Student Representative Council (SRF) in 2016. She was a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party student group. Maseko was also crowned “Miss Varsity Shield” last year, which is a pageant that supports university rugby.…

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