Following the long week of panic and turmoil around the country, The Stack brings to you the bright news that campus out of a week of tragedy.
Boston University announced that they were just dedicated a BU Scholarship Fund to Lu Lingzi, a BU graduate student from Shenyang,China was killed in the Boston Marathon bomb attacks. The Chinese student was also remembered throughout China as “more than 194,000 Chinese students were enrolled in American colleges and universities in the 2011-12 academic year, far exceeding any other foreign country.”
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth finally reopens after several days of suspending classes, evacuating the student body and faculty, and locking down the institution after it surfaced the one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was a student there.
Princeton University just selected Provost Christopher Eisgruber to be the next President. As a 1983 Princeton graduate, former Rhodes Scholar, and former no. 2 administrator, he will be the university’s 20th president.
USA Today College reports that record stores see growth in college towns. Seems like the hipsters in college need to find something new to find cool since buying records are becoming mainstream.
The New York Times reveals a new $300 million scholarship to study in China. Stephen A. Schwarzman, a private-equity tycoon, is creating this scholarship to rival the Rhodes scholarship in both prestige and influence. The scholars will have an opportunity to pay all expenses for 200 students to study for a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, one of the top universities in China. This new scholarship reveals a shifting focus on China and the importance of relationship with the West.
What else did you find in the news last week to be interesting? Let us know in the comments below!