The History Club of Montana Wesleyan College was organized in the fall of 1920 with ten charter members. The purpose of the organization is the more intensive study of history. The membership of the club is limited to ten and an applicant for membership must be making “A” grades and be elected to membership by a ma- jority vote of the members of the club. The club has spent some time in the study of the characteristics and life of the American Indian; emphasis has been placed upon the development of the Yellow Race; and the development of China has received special attention. One of the most important events of the year is the Annual Banquet, to which each member invites a guest. The History Club has opened before its members a vast field for investigation and has inspired them with a desire to enter it. The present officers of the club are: President. Thomas BumGarner; Vice- President, Madge Muchmore; Secretary, Adella Alt.
Le Cercle Francaise is composed of all the advanced French students, who have good scholarship and a desire to increase their knowledge of the French tongue. It was organized in the spring of 1921, and has been greatly enjoyed by all of its mem- bers. Mrs. Wampler, head of the Modern Language Department, was responsible for the organization of this club and has been a source of constant help to the members and officers. Regular meetings are held every other Friday, and no one is allowed to use any language other than French. Each year a banquet is held and toasts — French toasts — are given by those most proficient in speaking the language. Dur- ing the last year a French lady visited the Club and entertained with stories of her home country, its people and customs. The French Club has been a decided success and each new student in the department anxiously awaits the time when he can be- come a full-fledged member.
The Christian Associations of Montana Wesleyan are reaching the students in a very personal way and are filling a place in their lives which no other organ- ization can fill. The supreme goal of the Y. M. and Y. W. is to bring the young men and women into closer fellowship with Christ and to enrich their lives in every possible way. The Christian organizations of Wesleyan are but a part of that great organ- ization which has spread to every corner of the world. The local Y. W. C. A. is helping support Ginling College in China. Both organizations sent representatives to the Student Conferences during the past summer. The Y. M. Conference was held at Estes Park; while the Y. W. Conference was held at Seabeck. Participation in these conferences helped greatly in keeping in touch with the national organ- izations. Many helpful suggestions were received which the associations have been putting into practice to make the work of these organizations effective. The Wednesday Chapel Service is given over to these Christian Associations for their meetings in which many topics of vital interest to college men and women are discussed. Able speakers are usually secured and in this way greater interest is created. Some of the meetings are in charge of the students and in this way each member of the association feels himself a vital part of the organization. All the members of each association find ample opportunity to put into practice the principles of Christian service.
Maharana Pratap University- A University of historic assemblage invites you to whittle your identity by choosing a education system, walk that will determine your future. Being at the right place at the right time and know to do the Right Thing Gets Us to do Ordinary things extraordinarily. We believe that “By nature all people are alike, but by education become different”
MPU offers all core courses, mandatory I year internship for none professional courses.
3 year internship for professional courses national/international.
Campus placements for all students.
Exchange programmes international universities.
Programmes that encourage research at national/International levels.
Full term and part scholarships.
I really appreciate the QS Rankings system, so this isn’t a means to knock their methodology or anything. But sometimes I think the ranking of universities would be interesting along other types of criteria. Maybe I’m admittedly a bit of a hippie, but there are things I look for in a university such as how socially progressive they are, their adoption of environmentally responsible practices, how controversial and independent they allow their professors to be.
Back when remedial education was popular in policy circles, it was seen as a way to help those students most at risk of dropping out of college. Instead of immediately finding themselves overwhelmed after arriving at college academically underprepared, students could get up to speed through remedial courses offered side-by-side with traditional college classes. In the last few years, however, critics have begun to question whether remedial classes solved any problems or instead created more of their own, as the share of students required to spend valuable financial-aid funds and time on zero-credit courses that brought them no closer to a degree expanded.
Questions about the usefulness of remedial education have led some states to chip away at the public funding and infrastructure that make it possible for many students to enroll in remedial college courses. And in Florida, remedial education itself may soon disappear.
In Florida this fall, a new law will force all of the state’s public colleges and universities to presume that all students who graduated from a Florida public high school after 2004 are academically prepared for college. Public colleges in Florida will have the option of assessing a student’s academic standing using tests, high school GPAs, and other measures—and they may advise students with limited skills to take remedial classes. In the end, though, students themselves will decide whether they want to enroll in remedial classes or enter directly into introductory courses.
Across the country, states spend an estimated $2.3 billion each year providing remedial, no-credit college courses, according to a 2008 analysis released by Strong American Schools. “Developmental education is absolutely huge,” says Toby Park, an assistant professor at Florida State University who studies education policy and economics.
A National Conference of State Legislatures analysis of student enrollment and graduation studies found that anywhere from 28 percent to 40 percent of first-time college students enroll in at least one remedial-education course. And remedial-education participation rates are disproportionately high among the fast-growing parts of the college-going population and future workforce—older students, low-income individuals, and black and Latino enrollees. Continue reading
The federal government could look at cutting research funding from universities, if Parliament blocks it’s planned changes. Photo: Louise Kennerley
The federal government will examine slashing billions of dollars worth of research funding from universities if Parliament blocks its sweeping higher education changes.
University vice-chancellors are alarmed by the “doomsday scenario”, which they say would damage Australia’s $10 billion export market for international university students.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne plans to introduce legislation into the House of Representatives on Thursday to deregulate university fees, cut course funding by an average 20 per cent and increase the interest charged on student loans.
Labor, the Greens and balance of power senators in the Palmer United Party say they are opposed to all these measures.
Fairfax Media understands the government is determined to achieve substantial savings in the higher education portfolio even if the Senate blocks its university package.
The government plans to save $3.2 billion over four years by pegging student debts to the government bond rate and lowering the HECS repayment threshold. The cuts to course funding would save an estimated $1.1 billion over three years.
While these changes require legislative approval, cuts to research block grants, training schemes and other measures can be passed in appropriations bills which typically sail through Parliament unopposed.
The government has identified cuts to research funding as a potential bargaining chip as Senate negotiations deepen over coming months.
A senior government source said universities should be wary of “cutting off their nose to spite their face”.
Mr Pyne declined to comment.
Group of Eight Universities chair Ian Young said the prospect of swingeing cuts to research programs was a “doomsday scenario” for universities. “It would be disastrous,” Professor Young said. “As well as decimating research in this country it would put at risk our international market because world rankings are built on research.
“Research grants support our research infrastructure, our IT systems, laboratory technicians, PHD programs. This measure would hit research-intensive universities hard, rather than being spread across the entire sector.”
Labor higher education spokesman Kim Carr said: “The government’s only option is to withdraw this package and start again.
“The whole point of its policy was supposed to be boosting the international standing of Australian universities.
“Perhaps we need research into how to cure foot in mouth from members of this government.”
University vice-chancellors have developed a unified policy position to put to crossbench senators over coming weeks including:
- support for fee deregulation;
- a reduction to the 20 per cent funding cut;
- watering down the plan to increase the interest rate on student HECS debts; and
- a compensation package for regional universities.
Mr Pyne said last week he was willing to negotiate with the Senate until the end of the year and beyond to pass his reform package.
“These reforms will dramatically change university for the better, they will provide more opportunities for students, they will give our universities the chance to gain the revenue they need to become … some of the best universities in the world,” Mr Pyne said.