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Deepak Chopra’s Education Background

Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra was born on October 22, 1946 in New Delhi, India. He is the son of Krishan Chopra, M.D. Krishan was a prominent Indian cardiologist. Chopra completed his primary education at St. Columba’s School in New Delhi and graduated from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Chopra immigrated to the United States in 1968. He began his internship and residency training at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey. Chopra had residency terms at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts, and at the University of Virginia Hospital. Chopra earned his medical license from the  state of Massachusetts in 1973. He also received a California medical license in 2004.

Chopra’s board certification is in internal medicine while he is specialized in endocrinology. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

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Tufts Uses Dogs to Cure Finals Stress

I have two dogs: a pug and a miniature pinscher. Nothing seems to cheer me up more than when I come home from school, or work, and find them excitedly awaiting my presence. They wag their tails and immediately beg for my a attention. Something about the way they lick my chin and demand to be petted makes me forget about all of the day’s stressors.

So, it’s no surprise to me that Tufts University is using dogs to ease exam woes on campus. The school brought in therapy dogs on Tuesday for students to have some stress-free time, amid the most stressful time of year: finals week.

“Every college student has stress around finals,” said resident director Michael Bliss, who came up with the idea of dog visits. “And taking a break out from that with something as easy and simple and loving as petting dogs is really helpful.”

Tufts University isn’t the only school using therapy dogs as stress-relieving activities. Bliss wanted to bring the dogs to campus after he participated in a similar program as an undergraduate at New York University.

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Baby-Boomer College Presidents Embrace Student Life

snowball fightCollege presidents are going beyond the nine-to-five office hours. At my alma matter, Friends University, our president was constantly getting involved with the student body. Whether it was playing Frisbee with the students that lived in the dorms or grilling burgers for the football team, Biff Green was, and continues, reaching out to his students.

The baby-boomer presidents, which were raised during the anti-establishment of the ’60s, want to be more than a poised picture hanging on the wall. They’ve become unlike their straitlaced Dean Wormer predecessors. And they seem to be more comfortable hanging out with freshmen than attending donor luncheons. Read the rest of this entry »



Viral Videos and the College Application Process

videoThe newest trend in the college application process is submitting your application virally. No, this does not mean coughing on the college admissions committee, but rather submitting a video explaining who you are and why you want to attend the school.

EDUinReview.com first brought this new trend to your attention in February, 2010. Several major universities are accepting these viral videos instead of the dreaded application essay.

Also see how you can incorporate memes into videos: Check out “Harnessing the viral power of memes. The rise of the “Super Memes” – Robert Derow

However, the trend is not catching on as quickly as some expected. At four of the schools that are offering this option – Tufts University, College of William and Mary, George Mason University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland – only five to ten percent of students submitted a video instead or along with the standard college essay. Tufts University, for example, still requires that any applying student submit two written essays as part of the application process.

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The Newest Part of the College Application: YouTube!

videoWhen I filled out my college application form, the worst part was the essay. I struggled with it for days: “Tell us about yourself. What’s your typical day like? What are your interests? Who are you, really?”

Eek! 

How can I fully describe myself in 500 words? How can my dynamic personality pop off a page that only has black ink on it? That’s quite a challenge, if you ask me.

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Tufts University Limits When Students Can Have Sex

A new policy at Tufts University limits when students can have sex in the dorm rooms.

Living with someone in a small dorm room can be a challenging experience. Roommates often annoy each other. One roommate might be a night owl and the other an early bird. One might like to blare rap and the other likes soft classical music. But imagine how awkward it would be to come back to your room and find your roommate having sex in your room.

Evidently that exact experience has been occurring more and more often at Tufts University. Tufts had to recently create a new policy that says students cannot have sex while their roommate is present. Also, one roommate’s sexual habits should not impede the others privacy, study, or sleeping habits. Read the rest of this entry »



Secretary of Commerce Bill Richardson’s Educational Background

Last week, Barack Obama nominated New Mexico governor Bill Richardson to the critical position of Secretary of Commerce.

Richardson was born in California, but spent most of his childhood in Mexico City.  When he was 13, his parents sent him to preparatory school in Massachusetts, where he was the only Hispanic student.  In high school, he became a star varsity baseball pitcher. Richardson went on to play baseball as a student at Tufts University, where he earned a degree in political science and French in 1970, after taking some time off to play in an amateur baseball league. Richardson stayed at Tufts and earned a master’s degree in international affairs.





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