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  • Harvard University Case Study

    Based on the 2015 financial statements from Harvard, The Harvard University endowment is currently worth $37.6 billion. Of that $37.6 billion, Harvard only spends 5% of the endowment, which is $1.88 billion, which leaves the fund with $35.7 billion. Over the past 16 years, Harvard University has made a yearly investment return of 13%, and if the 2016 fiscal year follows this pattern, the investment could potentially grow by $4.6 billion, resulting in a total of $40.3 billion in the endowment fund. These estimates don’t even include possible university gifts. The fact that all of this money just sits in an account, with approximately 95% of it being unused, is a waste and donors could easily donate to another entity, whether schools or other…

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  • Affirmative Action: Blum V. Harvard University

    It was a clear case of favoring certain racial group over others. “Quotas and racial balancing are strictly against the law.” Said Blum, who sued the University on behalf of white applicant over its Affirmative Action. This case went to the Supreme Court last year. The students were named anonymous but their qualifications were higher than the other group on the SAT and yet rejected. Affirmative Action also reinforces stereotypes and racism because of reverse discrimination. In 2011, Asian men…

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  • Musical Narratives By Margaret Barret Summary

    be geared toward more of an educated audience, educated in music perhaps. Barret writes “storying is a uniquely human phenomenon and one that is deeply implicated in the ways in which we develop our self and identity (405).” Appealing to Pathos through this use of diction, she makes the reader read this as if it were solid fact. She uses this tactic throughout the piece. Ethos comes into play with the citing of many credited sources and this makes the audience confident that what they read is…

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  • Superego Conflict In Good Will Hunting

    with a wrench. Will stays secluded in his life only surrounded by a close circle of friends, from the same neighborhood of poor Irish-American boys he grew up with in South Boston, Mass. He is fiercely protective of his three best friends Morgan, Chuckie and Billy. They spend their time together not productively but pass the time, drinking getting into fights and occasionally getting arrested for their bad behavior. In an example of his strong protective nature towards his friends it brings up a…

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  • Perry's Developmental Theory

    Psychologist such as Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget have shown how humans learn and develop throughout the life span (Berger, 2014). A lot of cognitive developmental theories, however, seem to put much focus and emphasis on the early years of life, such as childhood, and then decline on the amount of analysis and information in later life stages such as emerging adulthood and adulthood. Around emerging adulthood when going to college is a valid choice, does any cognitive development happens due to…

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  • The Reflection Of Music

    The main character was largely a protagonist. A large portion of the play was about a breakup, entering Harvard University and finding new love again. But just through the view of her eyes, and experiences. As the poem goes on the audience feels as though each of her decisions she made herself and not because of her ex- boyfriend. Which shows that the musical revolved around her and no one else that much. An example of this is when the main character, she is walking and blowing boys kisses as…

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  • What Are Edward Thorndike's Major Accomplishments

    When Edward finally had the power of freedom, he choose to enroll at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. While at Wesleyan University, Thorndike studied and achieved his Bachelor 's of Arts degree. He did finish his college education with his BA for science at Wesleyan, however, he opted to continue his education at Harvard University. Edward Thorndike originally planned to get another degree in French and English literature. While attending the University of Harvard, he enrolled in…

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  • How Does Walt Whitman Use Diction In O Captain My Captain

    In 1831, at the age of twelve, Walt Whitman began working for his local newspaper. He soon fell in love with the written word and started writing his own poetry (“Poet Walt Whitman”). Fast forward to the turn of the 20th century, and Whitman has already made a name for himself as one of America’s most influential poets. Two of Whitman’s most esteemed works are “O Captain! My Captain!”, written in 1865 to reflect on Abraham Lincoln's death, and “O Me! O Life!”, written in 1891 to contemplate…

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  • Octavia Spencer Role In The Help

    Moore, D. (2011, August 10). Octavia Spencer maxes out Minny. USA Today, P.D1. Moore’s review of Octavia Spencer’s role in The Help focuses on how well she played the part of Minny Jackson. Minny was created with Octavia in mind, her attitude and strong will are just a few of the similarities that they share. The paper goes on to discuss how Octavia’s past helped her prepare for her “big debut”. Octavia first appeared in the film A Time to Kill in the late 1990's. Since then, however, she…

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  • Rhetorical Devices In Good Will Hunting

    “How ‘bout them apples?”- One of the most famous lines in recent movie history was asked in a scene from the film Good Will Hunting that showcases an extremely effective example of the commonly used idiom “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”. In order to impress onlookers and make a fool out of a local “townie” character of clearly inferior intelligence, a man that has been costumed to fit the character of “Ivy League graduate student” to a tee is begins to reference obscure academic literature in…

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