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Celebrate Pi Day with an extra slice of knowledge The year was 1988, the day was Monday and the place – San Fransisco. A physicist named Larry Shaw at the San Fransisco Science museum realized the date and said, it’s March 14th, the number of Pi – let’s celebrate. And that is how the tradition came about. On March 12, 2009, the day became official when...

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The number of students enrolling in universities and colleges this year is 1.7% lower than it was last year, and only 66% of high school graduates immediately enroll in college. There are many reasons why one may decide not to attend college; it can stem from not being eligible to get into a well recognized institution to not being able to afford the costs, despite...

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In April, edX and ASU partnered to create the Global Freshman Academy, a first-of-its-kind program offering college credit for online courses. Now that the first GFA course has concluded, we’ve begun to hear stories from students around the world who are taking advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit with online courses. We reached out to Miguel, the very first student to opt-in to...

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