Oakland City University Earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School Designation

first_imgOakland City University announces that it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation.  This year will be the 11th year that OCU has earned this designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.“Oakland City University is proud of its tradition of serving student veterans.” stated Dr. Ron Dempsey, president of OCU. “One of our central values at the university is the support of God and Country and being designated as a Military Friendly® School is a tangible expression of that value.”Military Friendly’s National Director Josh Rosen stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for the Military Community as a whole.”Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Mystery of Native Americans’ arrival

first_imgThe Americas’ first human settlers arrived in a complex series of migrations, pushing over the ancient land bridge from Asia at least three times but moving in both directions, with at least one group scrapping it all and bringing themselves and their genetic signature back home to Asia.Research conducted by an international team led by scientists from Harvard University and University College London illuminates the roots of today’s Native Americans through genetic analysis and by comparison with native groups in Siberia.The results, published in the July 11 issue of the journal Nature, examined genetic data from 52 Native American groups and 17 Siberian groups, and helped settle a debate among anthropologists over whether the Americas were settled just once or several times.The results not only show that multiple waves of settlers arrived on the continents’ shores from Asia, but that some groups reversed direction. In addition to those that headed home to Asia, another that made it to South America migrated back north to Central America.The work made no findings about the timing of settlement, but prior research indicates that the first humans reached North America some 15,000 years ago when the massive glaciers of the last ice age locked up enough water to lower sea levels and expose a 1,000-mile-wide land bridge between Siberia and Alaska.The current research, led by David Reich, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, and by Andres Ruiz-Linares of University College London, shows that the majority of the genetic signature of today’s Native Americans comes from an initial migration during which people, termed “First Americans” by the researchers, pushed south along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to the tip of South America.The second migration was smaller geographically but had a large impact on the native people of the far north. Today’s Aleut-Inuit populations owe about half of their genetic background to this second migration.The third migration contributed about 10 percent of the genetic background of Canada’s Chipewyan people, concentrated today around Hudson Bay.“The Americas are, of course, an important region of the world,” said Reich. “The native peoples of America have a fascinating and contentious history. It’s very important to understand how people first got here and how people dispersed within the Americas.”The return of some Native Americans to Asia was revealed only as researchers struggled to understand their data, Reich said. Early results clearly indicated the migration of First Americans along the coast to South America, but the results for North America were more complex. As researchers struggled to decipher the data, they traced their confusion to a false assumption: that the DNA signature from Asia was purely ancestral and contained no later recombination with Native American genes.Once they took that possibility into consideration, it became clear there had been at least three migrations from Asia to America and at least one back to Asia, contributing Native American genes to the Naukan and Chukchi people of northeastern Siberia.The four-year study involved 64 researchers from institutions around the world. Key to the work, Reich said, was access to genetic information on native peoples collected over many years by senior author Ruiz-Linares.In conducting the research, scientists studied more than 300,000 genetic changes called single-nucleotide polymorphisms, which are isolated changes in the molecules that make up DNA’s long, twisting structure.The work was further complicated by multiple genetic changes in native peoples since 1492, when the continents’ conquest and settlement by Europeans began, followed by the arrival of African slaves and of later immigrants. Using techniques refined in earlier research, Reich said researchers were able to isolate and study portions of the genome known to be of Native American origin.Though the research has settled one important question, the work is far from done, Reich said. Further investigation, particularly of native people of northern North America where sampling was thin, can further enrich the picture of the hemisphere’s original inhabitants.“No picture of human history is complete. The harder you look at it, the more there is to find,” Reich said. “What we’ve shown is that there were at least three streams of gene flow from Asia, but there could easily — perhaps are likely to have been — more. There’s just some that we can’t detect.”last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY BRANCH OF M&S TO OPEN AFTER STRIKE CALLED OFF

first_imgA planned one-day strike at Letterkenny Marks & Spencer tomorrow has been called off.Branches throughout the country were due to close.A spokesman for the Mandate trade union said the strike was deferred because of an emergency Labour Court hearing this Friday. Workers are angry at the closure of a defined-benefit pension scheme.Stores closed last Saturday as part of the industrial dispute.Friday’s talks are aimed at ending the row.   Advertisement LETTERKENNY BRANCH OF M&S TO OPEN AFTER STRIKE CALLED OFF was last modified: December 11th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LETTERKENNY BRANCH OF M&S TO OPEN AFTER STRIKE CALLED OFFlast_img read more

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Bournemouth sign midfielder from Sheffield United

first_img 1 REVEALED Brooks has shown plenty of promise at Sheffield United targets LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Sheffield United released a statement which confirmed they had received a “club-record fee” for the youngster, and added: “United moved last season to reward Brooks with a new long-term deal and had no intentions to sell.“However, following changes to his representation, interest from the Premier League proved a key driver in the player wanting to make the move, with the Blades forced to negotiate the best possible transfer fee, plus additional clauses, including a sell-on percentage.” LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED center_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Bournemouth have announced the signing of midfielder David Brooks from Sheffield United.The 20-year-old Wales international has signed a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star “The chance to come and play for a club in the Premier League is a great opportunity for myself. I’m delighted to be on board,” Brooks told Bournemouth’s website.“When you look at Eddie Howe as a manager you want to be involved in something like that. He’s got big ambitions and with younger players he develops them well and he gives them a chance.“That’s something I’m looking for and he was one of the main attractions for me to come to Bournemouth.”Boss Howe said: “David is a player we have been looking at for a long time.“He is technically very good, has huge potential and will fit our philosophy in terms of how we want to play.“We’ve seen enough to suggest he is a player who could be outstanding at this level in the future if he develops in the right way and is willing to learn and improve.”last_img read more

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