With the looming threat of climate change approaching faster than ever, it is imperative that we continue to fight back in any way that we can.
Teachers play a major role in child development. They serve as leaders, educators and role models. They are given the power to be either a positive and motivating presence on a student, or a negative, discouraging one. Students whose teachers had a positive presence in their education tend to have more confidence and are more willing to take on academic challenges, because they were encouraged to do so by teachers. As a teacher, it is important to be able to connect with as many students as possible to be able to provide them with this empowering presence, and sharing a cultural or racial background with a student increases approachability and enhances student-teacher connections.
This past Sunday was Veteran’s Day, and as always we should use this time to remember and be grateful for those who have served our country and continue to do so to this day. Each year, the University of Connecticut observes this holiday with a ceremony on the Ultimate Sacrifice Memorial lawn in order to continue to honor the veterans in our lives, especially those affiliated with the university.
Standardized assessments have been a critical staple of pre-college students’ academic repertoires. As with any typical office occupation, test-takers must complete paperwork, weighing multiple options and making tough decisions under a strict time limit. Despite the decreased emphasis upon standardized testing performance nationally, UConn opts to maintain its importance throughout the undergraduate admissions process, weighing it equally to other application components. UConn’s high consideration of standardized assessment scores, which remain somewhat indicative of students’ likelihood to succeed in the real world, alongside other, arguably more vital factors when admitting students is commendable.
It sometimes feels like the students and administration just don’t quite see eye to eye. Our perspectives are just too different. This can obviously lead to clash, but it also leads to some funny quirks. For example, the recent board of trustees meeting featured a point on some positive news for UConn: Prospective students are choosing it over other universities more than ever!
Given this pivotal role with undergraduates, the news last week of USG’s special elections come as a bit of a surprise. The students in USG wield a large amount of power and responsibility, and gaining a position among them is not only relevant for many professionally but also goes a long way to making your voice heard on campus.