The Battle for Elite College Admissions As a direct consequence, the war over college admissions has become astonishingly fierce, with many middle- or upper-middle class families investing quantities of time and money that would have seemed unimaginable a generation or more ago, leading to an all-against-all arms race that immiserates the student and exhausts the parents. The absurd parental efforts of an Amy Chua, as recounted in her bestseller Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, were simply a much more extreme version of widespread behavior among her peer-group, which is why her story resonated so deeply among our educated elites. Even billionaires, media barons, and U.
Four finalists invited to Busan The high point of this commemoration was the awards ceremony for the winners of the Africa of my Dreams writing contest launched by the Bank last February.
From over the over 2, entries received, four finalists were chosen for the quality of their writing and their creativity. English and French being the official languages of the Bank, each of the prizes was awarded in one of the two languages. The runners-up were both from French-speaking countries as well.
Although she was born and grew up in Abidjan, the Ivorian Ramatou Ly, who is studying for a doctorate in the United States, preferred to write in English. He works in Human Resources for an international firm in Senegal.
Geraldine Mukumbi was keen to pay tribute to "the forthright women who brought her up" and thus inspired in her a love of stories. Ramatou Ly is studying for a doctorate in one of the most advanced fields, materials science and engineering; while Ayi Renaud Dossavi-Alipoeh has a degree in biology, but has devoted herself to writing, with a blog and five published books to his credit, for of which are poetry.
Another sign of this Africa which is pushing the boundaries is embodied in the number of young people from the continent who are mobile and open to the world. Geraldine Mukumbi now teaches in Bratislava, in Slovenia.
Shaping the Africa of tomorrow "My main aim in taking part in the contest was to become an advocate for African youth as one who believes in the potential of Africans and science and technology in Africa," said Ramatou Ly. For more information on the Africa of my Dreams contest winners: To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.
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Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from initiativeblog.com Young Laureates of "The Africa of My Dreams" Essay Contest Light Up Africa Day Shaping the Africa of tomorrow "My main aim in taking part in the contest was to become an advocate for African.
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