Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 3:50 PM EST Nov 12, 2018 The possibilities are endless — and free. Over 190 universities across the country have announced that they're offering free Massive Open Online Courses, according to Quartz. From computer programming and entrepreneurship to the social sciences and humanities, some courses are self-paced, while others have a set session schedule and weeks-long program. Most courses are free, but universities may charge online students for a verified certificate of completion or credential. Here's a look at some upcoming and ongoing free online course options from Michigan-based colleges: Michigan State University Introduction to Game Development, four weeks long (credential can be earned for Game Design and Development specialization, part of a $365 package) What is news?, five weeks long Pixel Art for Video Games, five weeks long Cameras, Exposure and Photography, four weeks long … [Read more...] about Dozens of Michigan college courses are free online
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STUDENTS who sat A-levels are on tenterhooks as they await their results and whether they’ve got the university place of their choice. Here's what you need to know about finding out or securing a place via clearing. When does UCAS Track open? You can track your application by signing up to UCAS Track here. But contrary to popular belief, it does not update at midnight. So there’s no point in staying up to check because you’ll just waste your time. Just go to bed and sleep (you can't change the outcome by stressing out.) The service actually updates from 8am on A-level results day. If you check Track and it says your place is “unconditional” then well done you've been accepted. A university or college might offer you an alternative. This could be “a changed course offer” which you’ll need to accept or decline. Does it show you A Level grades? Even when Track opens students will only be able to see whether they have been successful in … [Read more...] about When does UCAS Track open, does it show you A Level grades and how does clearing work?
An already-diminished perk of online shopping — avoiding the payment of sales tax — is in danger of extinction at the Supreme Court this week. The justices will consider deleting a 26-year-old precedent and uploading a new operating system for states and local governments, who say they have been improperly barred from requiring online retailers to send them billions of dollars in sales-tax revenue. Led by South Dakota, the states ask the court to overturn its 1992 decision in Quill v. North Dakota, which said retailers can be forced to collect taxes only in states where the company has a “physical presence.” The case requires the court to consider whether a decision made in the era of mail-order catalogues still makes sense in a time of one-click shopping, when a website can be more appealing and convenient. Although Internet giant Amazon.com is not a party to the case — the company now collects sales tax in all 45 states that have one, as well as the … [Read more...] about Supreme Court considers whether states should have power to tax all online sales
In December, Catt Sadler wanted to set the record straight and let her fans know why she was leaving E! News after 12 years. She announced on her website that she was leaving the network after finding out that her co-host, Jason Kennedy, made "close to double" her salary. Sadler said the anchor job there was a "dream come true," but she decided to leave after E! did not meet her request for a salary close to Kennedy's. Sadler says she wanted to give her viewers an explanation, but she never thought that her blog post would go viral and reach women all over the world. Sadler talked to CBS News ahead of Equal Pay Day -- Tuesday, April 10 -- about her decision to come forward with her story, the response she received and what's next for her. Sadler is teaming up with Luna Bar to combat the fact that women are paid 20 percent less on average for the same job. The brand is offering a 20 percent discount on all LUNA Bars sold on its site and will match the discount amount with a donation to … [Read more...] about Catt Sadler opens up on her decision to leave E! News for Equal Pay Day
If the AfD had been at pains to portray itself as a patriotic conservative force after the September 24th polls, the latest slur signalled that an extremist faction is winning the battle for control, say political scientists. "The radical course has been cemented," said Hajo Funke of Berlin's Free University, adding that the AfD was now openly reaching out to the right-wing extremist fringe, including neo-Nazis and white-pride Identitarians. Funke said the former anti-euro party had steadily radicalized, purged its more moderate figures, built bridges to groups such as the anti-Islam Pegida street movement, and had never publicly expelled a far-right member. While the AfD's declared enemy, Chancellor Angela Merkel, has been struggling to form a new government with the Social Democrats, the AfD has barely been out of the headlines in recent weeks. In a familiar pattern, its provocations have been followed by vague apologies but … [Read more...] about Far-right AfD kicks off new year by hardening radical, anti-Muslim course