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The stresses of class registration

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016

The end of the school year is fast-approaching. The weather is getting nicer, your summer plans are (hopefully) coming together — this should be an exciting time. But this time of year means many other things. It means cramming for that last round of midterms and then finals. It means making su...

First semester GPA predicts graduation likelihood

Graduates pose for photos as University officials enter Memorial Stadium for commencement on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

By Lilly Mashayek

February 15, 2016

New research suggests that the first semester at college could be more important than a lot of freshmen may prefer to think. Students who earn low first semester GPAs may be at risk of having a decreased likelihood that they will graduate than their peers who received higher grades.The researchers looke...

The value of the James Scholar cord

Portrait of Abigail Ling, President of the James Scholar Committee for Business

December 8, 2014

Every year, the audience at graduation goes silent as “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1.” begins to play. Among the sea of blue gowns, the distinguished cords of James Scholars pop against the standard academic dress. It’s an honors program meant to recognize the top students within their class....