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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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  • How Is Ee Cummings Innovative

    throughout Cambridge, Massachusetts for working in the Emersonian style of romantic transcendentalism, Edward Estlin Cummings, recognized as E.E Cummings, was born on October 14, 1894. He presented romantic literature in experimental versus to create a distinct personal style. Who wrote moving poetries that were influenced by the transcendentalist movement E(dward) E(stalin) Cummings. During Cummings childhood, he was raised being taught by great family friends such as philosophers like…

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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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  • The Great Debaters Film Analysis

    and James Farmer Jr. proved that utilizing emotion in an argument is effective for African-Americans to persuade a Caucasian audience during the 1930’s. Emotion was the only way for blacks to successfully challenge the beliefs and ideas of white people, because it created an opportunity for the Whites to empathize blacks, highlighting what discrimination really felt like for them in the South. A scene in The Great Debaters portrayed the use of emotion perfectly during Samantha Booke’s debate in…

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  • Edward E Cummings Your Little Voice Analysis

    difficulties forming connections through his eccentric writing style. Cummings, often referred to as e.e. cummings, lived in a Unitarian family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Born on October 14th, 1894 (CUMMINGS, E(dward) E(stlin) 1894-1962), Cummings grew up with his two parents and sister, Elizabeth. As a child, his stay at home mother allowed him to express his creativity through multiple medias of art. His father lectured at Harvard University and later went on to become a prevalent Unitarian…

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  • I Have Always Thought Adaptation Was A Wonderful Thing Analysis

    room of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, hoping to learn the secrets of the good life. The project is one of the longest-running—and probably the most exhaustive—longitudinal studies of mental and physical well-being in history. Begun in 1937 as a study of healthy, well-adjusted Harvard sophomores (all male), it has followed its subjects for more than 70 years. Interviews: Ben Bradlee: "I Haven't Been Unhappy in My Life" The famed editor reflects on his education, career, and…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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