24th July 2014

Quote reblogged from sunan[di]mension with 85 notes

The elephant in the room is legacy. Harvard, like many colleges, treats children of its own graduates, especially generous donors, differently than the general applicant pool. I think also on the table should be a set of stable expectations that certain elite secondary schools have regarding how many of its students will be accepted to Harvard. One out of 20 members from the class of 2017 came from seven schools: Boston Latin, Phillips Academy in Andover, Phillips Exeter Academy, Stuyvesant High School, Noble and Greenough School, Trinity School in New York City, and Lexington High School. Of these only Stuyvesant, Boston Latin, and Lexington are public. Also on the table should be athletic legacy, which, because of Title IX, has the effect of benefitting upper-class students.

Legacy began after World War I as a way to legitimize the exclusion of Jews and other immigrants from Ivy League colleges, as Richard Kahlenberg explains in his book, Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions. Today it functions largely as a mechanism for suppressing Asian-American enrollment. If you want a picture of what a meritocracy might look like, you need look no further than the New York City specialized high schools which make admissions decisions solely on the basis of the SHSAT, a test that closely resembles the SAT. At Stuyvesant High School, the most competitive in the city, 77 percent of the class is Asian. Lest anyone conclude that these students are somehow economically advantaged, about half qualify for free or discounted lunch.

24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from *crash Queen with 304,574 notes

quiet-desperati0n:

I am a feminist because
I don’t think this video could be much more relevant.

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24th July 2014

Photoset reblogged from *crash Queen with 143,474 notes

myndirnotur:

this show has 7 emmys

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22nd July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Top Gear with 694 notes

hammond-the-hamster:

Clarkson - no wait - HAMMOND reviewing the Mexican Mastretta MXT.

Reluctantly. 

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22nd July 2014

Photo reblogged from Neil deGrasse Tyson :) with 194 notes

knowledgefordummies:

The story behind the Selfie

knowledgefordummies:

The story behind the Selfie

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22nd July 2014

Photoset reblogged from I don't have a better way to waste my time with 213,863 notes

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king-in-yellow:

hopephd:

Seizure First Aid. 

Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it. 

100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)

This is important, you could safe someone’s life

IF YOU DON’T KNOW IF SEIZURES ARE WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS FOR A PERSON WHO IS CURRENTLY IN A SEIZURE, CALL 911 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER STARTING PATIENT CARE.  People do not need to have epilepsy to get seizures, they can also be caused by high fevers, assorted drugs, strokes, and many other things, so if you’re not sure, call.  

Also, paramedics have drugs that allow them to stop convulsions associated with seizures, which is why one should call 911 if the seizure lasts longer than 5 min.  Also, don’t freak out if the person isn’t very conscious after the convulsions stop; this is called the postictal phase, and can last from 5 minutes to a few hours after the seizure stops.  

Most importantly, never be afraid to call 911 about a medical emergency.  

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22nd July 2014

Post reblogged from Life is for Adventure with 247,923 notes

lexiwestiiee:

gayreyna:

my question is if men are unable to control themselves in the presence of women why the hell are they allowed to control entire nations

*mic drop*

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22nd July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Addicted To Coffee, Studying And Libraries with 30,669 notes

fit-is-healthy:

harcules:

This is my aim for 2014

charlie day

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22nd July 2014

Post reblogged from this time around with 272,726 notes

ramavatarama:

waywardvagabondslilcousin:

a woman has twins and gives them up for adoption

one of them goes to a family in egypt and is named amal the other goes to a family in spain they name him juan

years later juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. upon receiving the picture she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of amal

he responds “theyre twins if youve seen juan youve seen amal”

NOOOOOOOO

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22nd July 2014

Photo reblogged from Addicted To Coffee, Studying And Libraries with 339 notes

studyingistheshit:

You can do this!!

studyingistheshit:

You can do this!!

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22nd July 2014

Photoset reblogged from Life is Mental with 1,098,961 notes

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22nd July 2014

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anemotionallyunstablecreature:

well that was mean

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21st July 2014

Photoset reblogged from MINE COUSINS SHALL PROCREATE IN THINE HOVEL with 90 notes

We’re on the same side. Agreed? Of course.

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