Base annual salary for a first-year law graduate has jumped to asmuch as $205,000 at the larger U.S. firms, up from $190,000, where it hadhovered since 2018, according to Biglaw Investor. Firms are also offeringsigning bonuses and other cash windfalls to lure attorneys into what’s often apunishing 100-hour workweek. The number of applications to U.S. law schools foradmission this year has surged 28% from last year, according to the Law SchoolAdmission Council (LSAC), a nonprofit group that administers the test.Applications this year were at their highest level since 2011. Applicants havehigh LSAT scores, with the number of students scoring in the highest,175-to-180 range more than doubling from last year. It wasn’t just law schoolapplications. Medical schools, too, saw interest spike, with applications at anall-time high last year, the Association of American Medical Colleges said, andoverall graduate student enrollment went up 4.6% for the 2021 spring semesterfrom a year earlier, the latest data available, according to the NationalStudent Clearinghouse Research Center. Applications to business schools aroundthe world rose by 2.4%, reversing a 3.1% decline in 2019, according to datafrom the Graduate Management Admission Council, as people sought to improvetheir job and pay prospects amid the uncertainties of the pandemic.
Rachel Parent's interest in genetically modified foods beganwhen she was 11 years old. She chose the school project as subject of GMOs,when she found it troubling that Canada did not require food manufacturers toput labels on genetically modified foods。The Kids Right To Know - Just Label It! campaign(initiated by Rachel Parent) is founded on the belief that we have the"Right to Know" what's in our food. According to Rachel,approximately 70% of the foods we now eat contain Genetically ModifiedOrganisms (GMOs). Many independent studies question the safety of GMOs, for ourhealth and the environment. Without labeling, we don't have the Freedom ofChoice to decide what we eat. The Just Label It! campaign was created to advocatefor the labeling of GMO foods.
Ahmed has moved from Hawaiito his father's hometown in Minnesota. The 12-year-old isn't thrilled byhis dad's warm memories of growing up.
Ahmed is bullied on the firstday at school. He has to explain the color of his skin and his IndianAmerican background. When he's also blamed for a threat to the school, Ahmedneeds help from new friends.
"Sunshine"By Marion Dane Bauer
Ben's mother took off when hewas 3 years old. She left him with his dad and imaginary dog, Sunshine.
Now, Ben wants to spend aweek with his mom on the island where she lives. He wants her to return"home." From the moment he arrives at his mom's cabin, Ben must facehis fears.
"WhenWe Were Infinite" By Kelly Loy Gilbert
Once Beth's high schoolfriends were very close. Yet that safe bubble of friends may not last oncecollege begins. One friend begins dating an outsider. Another friend comes outas pansexual, someone who is attracted to people of all genders. And Bethfinally reveals her feelings for her friend Jason.
Hurricane and Typhoon are two words that both describethe same type of weather occurrence that just happens in different types ofareas. Hurricanes and typhoons are both tropical cyclones, which is basically arotating storm that is turning super fast. Tropical cyclones, along with thehuge rapidly rotating storms, come with heavy rain and pounding winds that canblow more than 74 miles an hour. The difference between a hurricane and atyphoon is that a tropical cyclone that is occurring in the Atlantic Ocean iscalled a hurricane, and a tropical cyclone in the Pacific Indian Ocean isconsidered a typhoon
Located in New York City, The AmericanMuseum of Natural History is one of the largest natural history museums in theworld. Since its opening in 1869, the museum has over 34 million specimens offossils, rocks, animals, plants, minerals, cultural artifacts, and meteorites.Spanning over 2 million square feet, the museum is made up of 26 buildings with45 permanent exhibits as well as a library and a planetarium. The museum evenhas a virtual tour which offers you a better look at their exhibits and research stations.
Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! - A Podcast for StayingUpdated
This wonderful podcast quizzes guests every week oncurrent events, asking them to discern real events from fake in a comedicmanner that is sure to make you laugh. Every episode, WWDTM invites guests onto play, and topics change weekly ranging from plumbers to hot dogs. It updatesconsistently every 7 days, and lasts a little more than 49 minutes everyepisode. For people who want an entertaining podcast with a predictable updateschedule and episode length, this is perfect.
Whatcolleges have the majors you are looking for? Do you want a school that willchallenge you? Do you want a school that has a master's program, so you canstay there through graduate school? Or is an undergraduate program simply astepping-stone to another school you wish to attend for graduate studies? Whatclasses are required as a freshman? What are the graduation requirements? Someschools mandate the subjects students must study to receive a degree, whileothers allow more choice. Academics are why you are there, so make sure theschool has the curriculum you're looking for.
Doyou play a sport? Do you want to play on a college level? Does the school offertheater, music or debate clubs? How about a student newspaper, radio or TVstation? Are you interested in joining a fraternity or sorority?Extracurricular activities are an important complement to academics. Look for aschool that offers activities that interest you and will inspire you to learnand grow.
Scientists isolate the genes Romanescocauliflowers use to form spiraling fractals
The swirling green cones that make up the headof Romanesco cauliflower form a fractal pattern — one that repeats itself onmultiple scales. Now, the genes that underlie this stunning structure have beenidentified, and the fractal pattern has been replicated in a common lab plant,Arabidopsis thaliana, researchers report. Scientists knew an Arabidopsis variantcould produce small cauliflower-like structures. So the team manipulated thegenes of A. thaliana in both computer simulations and growing experiments inthe lab. Working with the extensively studied plant helped the researcherssimplify their experiments and distill the essential fractal-spawningmechanism. By altering three genes, the researchers grew a Romanesco-like headon A. thaliana. Two of those genetic tweaks hampered flower growth andtriggered runaway shoot growth. In place of a flower, the plant grows a shoot,and on that shoot, it grows another shoot, and so on, like a chain reaction. The researchers then altered one other gene, which increased the growingarea at the end of each shoot and provided space for spiraling conical fractalsto form.
When we talk aboutice, we often think about its properties of being cold, rigid, and quite easyto shatter. However, some researchers were able to create ice that wasflexible and elastic. The researchers used a needle with an electricvoltage applied to it, which attracted water vapor within a chilled chamber.The resulting ice whiskers were a few micrometers in diameter or less, afraction of the www of a typical human hair. These resulting ice whiskershad near-perfect ice crystal structures, unlike the ice that is formed in yourrefrigerator which has tiny cracks and misaligned crystals, giving the ice itssignature fragile properties. These discoveries and creations can aidresearchers in studying ice’s properties when put under pressure or squeezed
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Applicationrequirements for the Hooper Memorial Scholarship are:
The prizemoney is $2,000 and the deadline is July 25, 2021.