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According to the 1991 book Horrendous Death and Health: Toward Action : Brown University students took significant action in 1984, before the Cold War thawing. The students voted to have the campus health center stock cyanide pills so they could easily commit suicide in the event of a nuclear war and according to a Brown University webpage: On October 12, ...


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No, not really. They were making a dramatic and hyperbolic gesture about the dangers of nuclear holocaust, but they were not seriously hoping to have pills handy for use. In any event, organizers say their aim is largely symbolic: they want people to equate nuclear war with suicide. "There are words we hear talk about when people mention nuclear war: ...


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No, this Huff Post article* which repeats the claim was corrected to say that it considers only University of California system: Correction: [...] Language has also been amended to indicate that the article is considering the University of California system, and not the California State University system. The University of California system indeed opened ...


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Jewish students are overrepresented in Harvard compared to the percentage of Jews in the US total population, but the graph shown misleading and is based on wrong numbers. The Graph is Misleading Instead of showing the representation of different ethnicities compared to their percentage in the general population, which is what we are accustomed to see, we ...


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This story is reported by multiple reputable news stories, and we have no reason to doubt it. Reputable sources that report the story include The Independent, CNN, NBC and Time. All the stories carry similar information. Some things to note about this story: The question is not intended to show academic or any other kind of skills. It is a 'supplemental ...


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Maybe, but it seems unlikely and more details are needed to say for sure since policies change over time. Since the article mentions a PhD, they would be subject to the policies of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) (not Harvard College) since they would presumably be studying for a PhD in Mathematics. As of 2021, GSAS requires a minimum score ...


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Apparently so. https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1984/10/22/grave-new-world-pbwbhat-were-1044/ October 22, 1984 WHAT WERE 1044 Brown University students trying to say last Friday when they voted that their university should stock cyanide pills to be used in the event of a nuclear war?


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According to a Harvard official website: First-year and transfer applicants are not required to take an English proficiency exam, but you may submit scores if you wish to do so. (boldface in original)


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Stanford application instructions state: Freshman Application Requirements ... Stanford Short Essays Candidates respond to all three essay topics. There is a 100-word minimum and a 250-word maximum for each essay. 1.The Stanford community is deeply curious and driven to learn in and out of the classroom. Reflect on an idea or experience that makes you ...


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TL;DR The ratio of ADHD to non-ADHD college graduation rates is approximately true according to the cited source. The generalization from source to claim may not be accurate. The Medscape article references a study it refers to as the "Milwaukee Young Adult Study" for the claim. In this early longitudinal study, 239 children (158 hyperactive1 and 81 control)...


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From personal experience from a different Ivy League university for a PhD position. If you are not a native English speaker the official entry requirements include taking an English profiency test like TOEFL and a minimum score. But the actual decision about acceptance is made in the department where you applied and this is a soft criteria. I've seen ...


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