Unexpected Rewards for Evoni William’s Good Deed

An extraordinary act of kindness that has occurred recently has reassured our faith in humanity, once again. A recent high school graduate who has been working at the Texas Waffle House is the perfect illustration of the fact that you will be rewarded for the good deeds that you have done when you least expect it. 18-years-old Evoni Williams from the city of La Marque in Texas has taken the job straight out of high school in order to earn enough money for college tuition. Adrian Charpentier is an elderly customer who was at the restaurant during William’s shift. He had just been released from the hospital after his recent surgery and was still recovering. As such, he was not able to utilize the cutleries properly which was captured by the surveillance video.

“I had no coordination or strength in my hands,” Charpentier proclaimed.

Following that, he requested for help from Williams. Amidst the crowded restaurant, Williams was seen to provide assistance without further hesitation.

“I was never raised to bash people. I was raised to help and try to give blessings. It just came from the heart,” Williams spoke modestly.

She further mentioned that Charpentier is a regular customer at Texas Waffle House and it was clear to her that he really needed assistance. This seemingly trivial deed consequently turned out to be so much more, though Williams certainly did not see it coming. A photo of the undertaking was posted on social media platforms and within a short period of time, went viral. This, in turn, turned many heads, including Bobby Hocking’s, the mayor of her town who then honored her. In addition, countless of people have openly complimented Williams for her action – an act of kindness without expectations. However, none of these compares to the biggest reward that she was offered by the Texas Southern University. Williams is now the recipient of a scholarship worth $16,000. This means that she will be able to begin her tertiary education with $4000 per semester for four semesters.

As we proceed into the later stages of the capitalist system, it seems that the notion of profit maximization has far exceeded the system itself. Money is slowly becoming the object of worship in the society, despite the fact that it is nothing but a piece of paper. A piece of paper which value was decided by the beliefs of people. This, in a way, destroys humanity because people have gone to extreme lengths to acquire wealth. Evident by the history, people are capable of sins like murder and such if they were obstructing their paths to gain money and power. Hence, it is heartening to find those who are willing to go out of their way to help others in need without incentives whatsoever.

While seeing the act of kindness itself is more than inspiring, we are certainly glad that Evoni Williams is getting the appreciation and rewards that she deserves. Her compassion and helpfulness towards the elderly are entities that every person should have. The society has always been cruel and deceitful because people are selfish by nature. With the growing capitalistic mentality, it should come as no surprise that a majority of the people are increasingly self-concerned, which subsequently means that they are less concerned with the well-being of others. Finally, this leads to the question wondering if our assumed ‘progress’ is for and against the sake of humanity. We have come so far from living in caves to being surrounded by skyscrapers. We have learned to build and go along with various economic and political systems that allow a nation to function properly.

Yet again, are we destroying mankind or improving it? Perhaps because of the tangibility of one as opposed to the abstractness of the concept of humanity. It seems as it has for a long time now, that the tangible things are overpowering our moralities. With Evoni Williams’ act of kindness, however, we can safely say that our system has not killed our humanity.

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Guns vs. Education

Since mass shootings have become such a frequent occurrence, it is no wonder Utica College located in Upstate New York sprang into action the minute they received threats from an individual, presently unidentified, who declared themselves armed with a weapon around on campus grounds. Utica College has approximately 5000 students who attend classes on campus and online. Due to the calamitous events that have transpired at about 11am Monday morning, all of these students as well as the staffs have been removed from campus grounds and are told to hang around safe places for the time being. The Utica College representatives have, in the meantime, called off all remaining classes and events for the day.

Around one o’clock past noon on Monday, Lieutenant Bryan Coromato of the Utica Police Department has updated the public in an email that states,

“This agency, along with other local, state, and federal agencies are on scene investigating the incident. At this time there is no substantiation to any reports of an active shooter or shots fired on the campus.”

A couple of hours following this incident, at 3 in the afternoon, Utica Police Department reassured the public of the lack of hostility that has been detected, in addition to the absence of physical forces and violence that has been reported through the platforms of social media such as Twitter. Nonetheless, they will continue this investigation to validate the authenticity of the threat in order to ensure the safety of the students as well as the staff.

Further updates about the incident can be found on the Utica College Twitter page.

While we are pleased to see this matter being handled with extreme precaution and severity, we cannot deny the inconvenience that it has ultimately caused to the people involved. A quick look through the search engine reveals the extent of people in distress. All things aside, this situation calls for a quick evaluation of the United States as a ‘first-world country’. Should a developed nation such as America be like this? Should people be in constant fear and distress for a possible massacre? Why aren’t we doing something to change that?

Politicians, news reporters and so forth are centering their attention on gun rights in relation to gun control only to waste away the time and effort with no tangible outcomes. The Second Amendment of the Constitution has safeguarded the right of the people to bear arms, so why do we insist on devoting all these resources to fight for a cause that we cannot win? Perhaps the states should better allocate these means towards a more promising approach, such as the gun reform package that has been proposed by the Senate of Florida State.

The notion of keeping teachers armed have been mocked and ridiculed on social media. It is important to take into consideration that those who are determined to execute their plans, will find a way to do so, despite of the rules and regulations that may restrict them temporarily. Hence, the enforcement of gun control does not guarantee the elimination of mass shootings whereas permitting the staffs and officials of schools or colleges will provide them with a promising self-defense line in times of need.

Furthermore, the Florida school shooting have illustrated the need for proper education, since shooters are no longer repeat offenders or hired assassins. They are the children who did not receive adequate care and attention from their role models. Take the Florida shooter for example, he has had an entire web page that described his aspirations to be a “shooter” as well as the refusal to attend class the morning of the shooting. All of this, however, was dismissed as a regular teenage defiance. Many children out there who are under foster care faces similar negligence and lack of sympathy by the adults around them. All of the aforementioned entities are aspects that could be improved with sufficient resources, and, in turn, eliminate these threats in the long run.

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IBM to spend $240 million on an AI research lab at MIT

IBM will spend $240 million to fund a Watson-branded AI research lab at MIT, CNBC reports. At the facility, MIT and IBM researchers will collaborate to create AI algorithms, optimize AI hardware, study the societal implications of AI, and apply AI to the business world.

Researchers will work at the MIT campus as well as at IBM’s nearby Watson Health and Securities Center.

Tech companies are increasingly partnering with institutions of higher learning to develop and explore AI technology. DeepMind, an Alphabet subsidiary dedicated to AI research, has announced plans to open a research facility in Edmonton, Canada, at which the company will collaborate with researchers from the University of Alberta.

Alphabet says “more than a dozen [University of Alberta] graduates have joined…DeepMind.” DeepMind has sponsored the University’s machine learning lab.

The University of Alberta program marks DeepMind’s first expansion outside of the United Kingdom.

According to CNBC, Alphabet and Microsoft have both announced intentions to fund research at McGill University and the University of Montreal, both of which are located in Montreal. The combined total of the two tech giants’ contributions is less than $10 million.

As artificial intelligence technology becomes more viable in a widening array of business sectors, tech companies are increasing their focus on the field, notes Dario Gil, vice president of AI and Q (for quantum) at IBM, per CNBC.

“AI as a field has been going on for many decades, but it is quite obvious right now it has raised to a level of centrality for every major technology company, including us and frankly every other business and area,” Gill told CNBC.

Research at the new IBM-MIT facility will center around the cyber security and healthcare fields. In the healthcare sector, IBM says it has already developed technology by which Watson can analyze “genetic testing results” to improve the precision of cancer medication. Watson also has the potential to discover new drugs that might aid patients who are resistant to established treatments, according to IBM.

But, some say Watson has thus far failed to deliver on the promises its creators made on its behalf.

Since IBM began marketing and selling Watson as a cancer treatment resource in 2014, less than 50 hospitals have adopted the system, which IBM envisioned as a new industry standard.

Watson has the capacity to gather and sift through unfathomable amounts of data with inhuman speed, but the human beings must tell the computer how to interpret the data it collects. In other words, Watson struggles to synthesize data. Therefore, some have cast doubt on IBM’s claims that the computer can identify novel medications and treatment methods.

Given IBM’s commitment to study the healthcare applications of AI at the MIT facility, researchers at the new lab will likely work to hone Watson’s cancer treatment abilities.

In February, IBM made Watson available as a cyber security “cop.” The company said it had “trained [the robot] on the language of cyber security.” IBM found that human cyber security teams analyze more than 200,000 “security events” every day, and waste 20,000 hours per year “chasing false positives.” Were these processes automated, cyber security could become more efficient and effective.

And with hackers developing new threats at an accelerating rate, the workload of cyber security teams is ever-increasing.

Of course, there will be kinks to iron out in Watson’s cyber security functionality as well.

As yet, the practical experience of AI powerhouses like Watson is limited. “The field of artificial intelligence, despite its progress, is in its infancy,” Gil said.

Still, artificial intelligence is increasingly hard to ignore. As more and more minds collaborate to refine robots like Watson, and as such robots gain more and more “hands-on” experience, AI is poised to become an integral part of the business world.

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Starting school later could boost the U.S. economy by $83 million over 10 years

A recent study conducted by the RAND Corporation suggests that delaying the start of the school day until 8:30 a.m. could boost the U.S. economy by $83 billion over the course of a decade, madison.com reports.

Pediatric health experts have long argued that a later start to the school day would better accommodate teenagers’ sleep needs, and would improve students’ concentration, as well as their mental and physical health.

According to madison.com, up to 60 percent of teens do not sleep for the recommended eight to 10 hours per night. Researchers have correlated lack of sleep with suicidal thoughts and other adverse mental and physical health conditions.

Policymakers have been reluctant to delay the start of the school day, citing costs associated with rerouting bus schedules and making other necessary changes. However, RAND’s study finds that over the course of a few years, the economic benefits derived from a later beginning to the school day would outweigh the costs of implementing the change.

“A small change could result in big economic benefits over a short period of time for the U.S. In fact, the level of benefit and period of time it would take to recoup the costs from the policy change is unprecedented in economic terms,” said Marco Hafner, a senior analyst at RAND Europe who co-wrote the report.

The study identifies two primary factors that would precipitate economic growth if school started later. First, traffic fatalities would decrease. Therefore, more children would grow to adulthood and contribute to the country’s workforce.

The RAND study cites CDC and AAA data indicating that one in five fatal traffic accidents involves a tired driver. RAND also cites a study conducted in 2008 that found that starting school later would reduce the rate of traffic accidents by 16.5 percent.

Second, academic performance would improve, boosting high school graduation and college attendance rates. Another study indicated that giving students an additional hour of sleep would increase their likelihood of graduating high school by 8.6 percent, on average, and their likelihood attending college by 13.4 percent, on average.

Students who graduate high school stand to earn a higher income than those who do not. Those who attend and/or graduate college generally make higher wages than those who do not. Higher income means more spending and, therefore, increased economic contribution.

The economic benefits of the policy shift would increase at an accelerating rate over the first 15 years following the implementation of the policy. There would be no change in economic output one year after the shift, for the students graduating that year would have benefited from just one year of enhanced academic performance. After two years, though, the economy would grow by $9 billion; after five, by $37 billion; and after 15, by $140 billion.

RAND claims to have been conservative in many aspects of the study,

“Throughout the cost-benefit projections, we have taken a conservative approach when establishing the economic gains,” Hafner said. “We have not included other effects from insufficient sleep — such as higher suicide rates, increased obesity and mental health issues — which are all difficult to quantify precisely. Therefore, it is likely that the reported economic and health benefits from delaying school start times could be even higher across many U.S. states.”

Still, RAND says, the study supports the conclusion that a later school start time would benefit the nation’s economy as well as the health of students.

“From a policy perspective, the potential implications of the study are hugely important. The significant economic benefits from simply delaying school start times to 8.30 a.m. would be felt in a matter of years, making this a win-win, both in terms of benefiting the public health of adolescents and doing so in a cost-effective manner,” says said Wendy Troxel, a senior behavioral and social scientist at RAND who co-wrote the report.

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Sit Back and Relax: Autonomous Shuttles on UM Campus

The University of Michigan will be introducing two fully autonomous vehicles to its campus to shuttle students and faculty this fall. University officials announced the pilot program at the MCity test facility for autonomous and connected cars. The goal is to field test the vehicles while also observing both passenger and driver public perception.

This endeavor joins the recent increased attention autonomous vehicles has received lately as tangible steps to hopefully implement in the future on a grander scale. Two 15 passenger self-driving shuttles will travel along a two-mile loop through Michigan’s North Campus during normal business hours. This ensures that the conditions under which the shuttles are tested attempt to remain as fixed as possible, allowing for more accuracy.

Researchers have installed additional cameras on the exterior to examine how both drivers and pedestrians respond to autonomous vehicles on the road, and vice versa. Mcity Director and University of Michigan professor Huei Peng wishes to also utilize interior cameras to also examine passenger responses in order to gauge public perspectives regarding this new technology. The vehicles are also equipped with sensors and accurate GPS in order to accurately determine the operation of the vehicles as well as their location. University officials have stated that the autonomous shuttles will complete their 2-mile circuits roughly every ten minutes.

Peng also addresses the intent to track rider and usage pattern while also directly interviewing passengers regarding their experience. With constructive feedback Peng hopes the data gathered will help improve future designs in regards to safety and efficient operation. Furthermore, there are expectations to expand the operational hours beyond normal business hours, depending on the success of the pilot program, positive data provided. In order to maximize usage and potential data, the shuttle services will be free to all students, faculty and staff.

Mcity is a public-private partnership led by the University of Michigan directed at the speedy development of vehicle technology. The vehicles themselves were manufactured by French autonomous car start up Navya, an affiliate of MCity. While this is Navya’s first program in the U.S., there are Navya autonomous models operational in numerous countries around the world.

The success of this pilot program does not only impact Navya, MCity and the University of Michigan, but also future endeavors for autonomous vehicles. Success could revolutionize both public and private transport, with goals on improving the security and efficiency of future models in performance and production. Transportation plays a key role in culture paradigm shifts, and should autonomous cars become successful, opportunities for other forms of autonomous transportation also open up.

The success of the pilot program on a university campus also allows students to directly experience change, providing a more practical and tangible example of current efforts to reevaluate our daily lives instead of the more theoretical. Hopefully these programs cater to student participation beyond that of merely a data point, in order to inspire and educate future research.

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Owing Student Loans Can Cost You Your Tax Refund

The cost of college has gone up exponentially in the last few years. The only way some can afford to get the education they want is to take out student loans. However, it can be quite difficult to take care of a home, children, and other expenses as well as pay back your loans. So, if you stopped paying them, you might be in for quite a shock when you do your taxes. Not paying your federal student loans could prevent you from getting a tax refund.

Due to what is known as a tax refund “offset,” the government is given the ability to withhold any refunds from student borrowers who have fallen behind on their payments. The question is, what happens to the money that you don’t get back in your taxes? Simple, the government applies the refund to your loan balance. 

This isn’t something that the government will suddenly spring on borrowers. Borrowers will be notified beforehand that they won’t be receiving their refunds or other government payments. But in some cases, like for instance if a borrower has moved, then they won’t be notified right away that their refunds will be withheld. There’s always the chance that someone might be so in over their head in finances that they just toss their mail aside.

While the government will send a letter in the mail, most of the time letters that come from the Treasury Offset Program are riddled with bureaucratic language that can make it a bit difficult for people to understand. Plain and simple, even if you are notified you still might have no clue what’s going on.

The Internal Revenue Service says that the average federal tax refund can get up to $2,800 for most. That’s quite a chunk of money to be missing and can have a big impact on a borrower’s financial situation.

One thing that people can do is to decrease the number of withholdings from their paychecks. This will cut down on the size of possible refunds. Yet Persis Yu, who is the director of the Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, says that this might not help some people since they’ll be receiving refunds from income tax credit.

At the end of last near there were over 8 million federal student loan borrowers who were in default, according to Department of Education’s statistics. Loans enter the default stage after there has been a lack of payment for over 270 days which is roughly nine months.

Are people able to prevent the offset of their tax refund? After receiving the letter of notification, borrowers are usually given at least 65 days to appeal a referral to the offset program. There is the option of requesting a file on your loan which, if done quick enough, can buy borrowers some time. After that, borrowers can still appeal but refunds will still be withheld while a decision is made.

If the borrower happens to be married and filing jointly, the spouse of the borrower has the option to file a claim with the I.R.S. and get the portion of the refund that belongs to them.

But how do borrowers stop continued withholdings of their tax refunds? If the federal student loans of the borrower are in default, the government can withhold any refunds ad apply them to the loans. Repaying the loan in full is an option that majority of borrowers don’t have. To get out of the default status, a borrower should go for loan rehabilitation or loan consolidation.

Loan rehabilitation gives the borrower a chance to make an agreement with their lender. This agreement will give the borrower nine affordable payments to make. The payments must be on time to return the loan to good standing. After that, the borrower might be eligible for flexible programs that provide lower monthly income-based payments.

On the other hand, loan consolidation allows the borrower to refinance the defaulted loans into a new loan. Both options have their ups and downs. Consolidation is by far the fastest way to get loans out of default. Rehabilitation, however, provides a better outcome from the borrower’s credit report.

Finally, many borrowers might be under the misconception that tax refunds withheld while their loans are in default may count toward the nine payments during loan rehabilitation. But that’s not the case at all. When in loan rehabilitation, borrowers must make all their payments voluntarily for them to count toward the agreement.

“The Hang New York”: What’s Happening in the City

Even though the supply of information is never ending, there are still not too many platforms informing the younger, educating crowd based in New York of what’s going on in their areas and most importantly within their own and other faculties. This is where The Hang New York comes in.

Living in the city that never sleeps can be overwhelming when it comes to coping with everything happening in New York City.

There are many apps, websites and other variations of information channels on events in the city such as what to do that’s cheap, shows, concerts, festivals and the list goes on.

“The Hang NY is a media platform where millennials are able to find out about the latest, most exclusive and exciting events in the city that never sleeps, New York City,” the website states, “Parties, festivals, conferences, workshops, we have got you covered!”

The company is founded by Ericka Sanchez, who graduated from New York Institute of Technology in Advertising in 2014. The 22-year-old entrepreneur started the website as a blog and with time it developed into a successful business.

The Hang New York allows college and university students to be aware of what’s happening within the city. It’s a main goal for the project to implement the different institutions attended by the younger crowd of New Yorkers which is right now being established.

On www.thehangny.com you are able to click through all sorts of event happening in the city allowing you to be up to date with what’s going on in the big apple.

Applicants Don’t Need to Take an Admissions Test at George Washington University

Whenever a student considers starting college, there are a myriad of formalities to complete. With school test scores, application forms, university evaluations, tuition fees, education loans and so many other things, one could do with taking something off the check list.

George Washington University has decided to do just that and make the application process a bit less stressful for students. The university has decided to actually do away with the entrance test that a potential applicant would normally have to take to be admissible.

The University has officially stated that the SAT or ACT test is no longer required to be taken. Administrators from the university even expressed their fears that the students would probably not apply anymore after this decision was made.

The University has come up with a “test-optional” policy for the undergraduate students. Laurie Koehler, the Senior Associate Provost at the university said,

“The test-optional policy should strengthen and diversify an already outstanding applicant pool and will broaden access for those high-achieving students who have historically been under represented at selective colleges and universities, including students of color, first-generation students and students from low-income households. We hope the test-optional policy sends a message to prospective students that if you are smart, hard-working and have challenged yourself in a demanding high school curriculum, there could be a place for you here.”

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Yuri Milner Invests $100 Million in Search for Extra-Terrestrials

Stephen Hawking is a popular British theoretical physicist and cosmologist. The 73 year-old scientist is known for his theories in quantum mechanics and cosmology.

On the other hand, Yuri Milner is a Russian businessman who is known for founding Digital Sky Technologies which is now known as Mail.ru. The 53 year-old businessman is now teaming up with Hawking in an attempt to find life beyond our home planet.

Milner, who is known for his philanthropy and generous contributions, has taken it a step further by funding a $100 million research team to work on an archetype radio and optical surveying tools that would help to possibly find exra-terrestrial life.

The division called the Breakthrough Listeners will have the best SETI, or Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, experts working on the matter.

Hawking and Milner released a podcast from London quite recently announcing their plans for their search of alien life forms.

The Breakthrough Listen team will be using the world’s largest telescope, also known as the Green Bank Telescope, for their project as well.

Hopefully, their studies and attempts will be successful in finding the friendlier aliens.

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Teen Spots Error in a Golden Ratio Formula at a Science Exhibit

Hearing stories about obscure geniuses is always inspiring, especially when they are young kids. One such incident recently took place at the Boston’s Museum of Science. A 15 year-old boy named Joseph Rosenfeld had visited the museum and was examining the exhibit of the Golden Ratio Formula.

Usually, the tiniest and simple error can change the dynamics of the entire mathematical problem. Rosenfeld managed to notice just that, while he was curiously analysing the mathematical problem that was displayed.

The boy noticed that there was a subtraction sign in the problem where an addition sign should have been placed instead. Rosenfeld said, “It was cool. At first, I wasn’t sure, I thought maybe I had it wrong, but I was excited.”

The exhibit called ‘Mathematica: A World of Numbers…and Beyond’ has now been operational for 35 years. A few errors are quite expected in fact. However, such errors help find the brightest and most acute minds in the crowd. Perhaps Rosenfeld will be the next great mathematician of our time.

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Toshiba is Ready for Back-to School

Summer just began, yet Toshiba is already preparing for the back-to-school season by introducing a line-up of new Windows 10 laptops and 2-in-1 products.

Toshiba Satellite C Series

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Toshiba has had great success with their Satellite C Series in their portable computers, so it was no doubt that they would keep expanding the model. Two new models are in order for the new Series C; one being 15.6 inch and one 17.3 inch. Both the sizes will be equipped with HD TruBright displays and a dedicated Cortana button that gives its user easy access to Microsoft’s new virtual assistant feature.

The starting price for the Series C is $394.99 MSRP.

Toshiba Satellite L Series

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For all Toshiba’s music enthusiasts, the updated Satellite L Series has two laptop models with Skullcandy tuned stereo speakers. They have Windows 8.1 pre-installed and will have the ability to get a Windows 10 upgrade as soon as it becomes available.

Both Satellite L models will be under $600.

Toshiba Satellite S Series

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The Satellite S series was also updated. A new 4K ultra HD screen option is available along with quad-core and dual-core processor options. The laptop can also hold up to 2TB of storage.

Toshiba Satellite Fusion

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The Satellite Fusion is one of Toshiba’s 2-in-1 touchscreen laptops, which can convert to a tablet as well. The Fusion will only come in a 15.6-inch display, but can hold up to 12GB of RAM and has a 1TB hard drive all in its one inch thick case.

Toshiba Satellite Radius

The other 2-in-1 introduced is the Satellite Radius. The main features, like the 4K screen option and Harman Kardon stereo speakers, make it great for videos.

All the products mentioned can be purchased and shipped this summer. All laptops can be equipped with Windows 10 whether it is pre-installed in the product already or can be upgraded free of charge.


University of Keele Student Discovers Planet

A student at the University of Keele in the United Kingdom has indeed discovered a planet. But that isn’t the most interesting part, what makes this a good story is how it was done.

Tom Wagg, a fifteen year-old boy that has gusto for science, learned that his University had a group that studied planetary bodies outside of our solar system. Wagg was keen to be a part of this group as soon as he could.

The boy was assigned to look at data sets and find any proper planet candidates. Within the next three days of being a part of the club, Wagg discovered a planet.

Today, Wagg is 17 years old and researchers have proved the existence of the planet that Wagg has discovered. A remarkable feat for a student this young truly makes him a wunderkind.

The planet that he discovered is 1000 light years away from our galaxy. The planet is catalogued under the name WASP-142b, since it is the 142 planet discovered by the WASP collaboration. Apparently, the planet is the same size as Jupiter and takes only two days to orbit its star.

Wagg said, “I’m hugely excited to have a found a new planet, and I’m very impressed that we can find them so far away.”

MBA Graduating Students of 2015 Will Have No Problem Finding Jobs

Congrats grads! As graduation is near so is the search for jobs, but luckily for the MBA graduates of  2015 this is the best time to be entering the job market.

Companies are on the prowl for business graduates more so now than they have been in decades as a report shows.

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) did a study that showed corporations will hire the most students graduating with MBAs in 2015 than they have since 2003.

They found that 84 percent of companies said they will hire MBA students, a 10 percent jump from last years study. This is the highest year-over-year jump since 2011.


Not just any grad qualifies though; 90 percent of employers in the U.S said they would fill the positions to B-school or better students. Though 82 percent more employers than last year would prefer fresh out of school employees to fill their missing positions.

In Europe only 56 percent of companies said they would hire fresh MBA grads for their companies. As for Asia and Latin America 75 percent of their companies would hire MBA grads.

For MBA graduates the best place to look is in the energy and utilities sector; 96 percent of companies in these fields reported saying they would hire the grads for their finance or general management positions.

Technology sectors also would hire MBA graduates; 96 percent of technology companies said they are seeking MBA grads from B-schools for their marketing positions.

Not only to MBA graduates have the upper-foot on finding a job in today’s market, but companies are also raising salaries for the positions ready for the MBA students. One in five companies said they would increase their pay to higher than the rate of inflation.

An MBA student can expect to make around $100,000 out of college. Higher than last years median for an MBA student and double the amount of the average college graduates salary for this year.


All findings were according to the GMAC’s study.