opinion Pacific Daily News Published 6:48 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 In his weekly address, Gov. Eddie Calvo congratulated the island’s public school graduates for overcoming challenges and earning their high school diplomas, which he said was “a huge accomplishment.” The governor also encouraged the graduates to broaden their education by taking advantage of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education program, which allows students from Guam to enroll in undergraduate programs at more than 160 colleges and universities across the western United States and paying just 150 percent of resident tuition or less. Non-resident rates can exceed 300 percent of in-state rates, according to the program. More: Guam's public high schools produced 1,911 graduates More: Board to submit $334.7M proposed budget for Guam DOE in 2019 Calvo is right to encourage high school graduates to pursue a higher education, but it should be noted that many of the challenges public … [Read more...] about Our View: Elected officials need to start adequately funding public schools
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A council-funded graduate programme has been proposed by the Westland District Council as a way to recruit and retain personnel in departments with a high turnover of staff members. Tuition fees as well as paid internship could see the council fork out up to $13,000 a year to eventually secure graduates, particularly in the finance, civil engineering and planning sectors. Council senior planner Simon Mutonhori said it was proposed that the students be bonded to work for the council for the same number of years it took to complete the sponsored, council preferred degree. Three graduates are expected to be sponsored over the next five years, at a total cost of $114,300. The average cost is made up $7000 of full year tuition fees and $5700 of minimum wage-paid student internship over the breaks. "It is proposed that students work for council in their respective departments during vacations to familiarise themselves with council operations and their future roles," Mr Mutonhori said. The … [Read more...] about Plan to counter council turnover with graduates
Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Experimental feature or Give us your feedback Thank you for your feedback. What do you think? I‘ll use it in the future I don‘t think I‘ll use it Please tell us why (optional) Send Feedback Real estate entrepreneur Kanika Gupta Shori had no previous work experience when she enrolled for an MBA at the Indian Institute of Management in Delhi. So nearly a decade later, and four years after setting up her own cross-border brokerage, Shori decided she needed to go back to business school, this time in the US. “I wanted to feel how international companies work,” she says.The entrepreneur’s start-up, Square Yards, now operates in 10 countries and has 1,800 employees. She enrolled on the five-week Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017.Shori, an Indian who now lives in Dubai, is one of a … [Read more...] about MBA graduates head back to business school
Ashley Carroll has a go-to story that epitomizes how grim things are for female entrepreneurs trying to raise money in Silicon Valley. Earlier this year, Carroll, a partner at the $2.5 billion venture firm Social Capital, was coaching a female startup founder ahead of a meeting with a potential investor. Let’s call the founder Jane Disruptsky and the investor John Ventureman. The pitch session seemed to go well, but afterward, while Disruptsky was waiting to hear whether the fund would back her, Carroll received a screenshot of a private text-message conversation someone else had had with Ventureman.Ventureman began by praising Disruptsky’s startup on its merits. The gist, Carroll recalls, was: “Great business. I love everything.” Still, he was passing on the deal. The rest of the text chain read like an assessment of a blind date: “She didn’t seem warm,” for example, or, “She was just all about the business.”Carroll laughs as she … [Read more...] about White Male VCs Tend to Fund White Male Entrepreneurs. Could Robots Do Better?
In the 1970s, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer revolutionized operating system software. Thirty years later, Mark Zuckerberg helped pioneer social networking. So what’s the latest generation of Harvard tech entrepreneurs up to? Looking to cash in on cryptocurrency, of course. Sign of the times.Bushra Hamid, the 19-year-old daughter of Syrian immigrants, has teamed up with three schoolmates to form Plympton Capital, a hedge fund for investing in digital currencies. Hamid says they aim to launch in six to eight weeks, starting with $1 million. Plympton, named for a street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has already raised $700,000 from friends and family.“We don’t necessarily know a lot, but they have full trust in us,” Hamid said.While many tech-savvy individual investors have long dabbled in cryptocurrencies, funds became interested in the last few years. About 226 have opened so far, most of them within the last year, managing as much as $5 billion in capital, … [Read more...] about Four Harvard Students Jump on the Crypto Hedge-Fund Bandwagon