Canine Degenerative Myelopathy – Finding Treatment – Copy

Little is known about canine degenerative myelopathy as a disease in comparison other dog condition’s, but what is known and the authorities on the subject will be highlighted in this article

Degenerative myelopathy in dogs was only really diagnosed as a seperate condition in the 1970’s and this is because of its similiarity in symptoms to other conditions such as arthritis.
The disease most commonly develops in German Shephards leading many to believe that they may have a genetic predisposition to developing the disease.

The disease in short is a auto-immune disease, meaning that your dogs own immune system will slowly breakdown vital elements within your dogs spinal chord, and in most cases the disease will start from the dogs tail and work its way up to the brain stem. That is why it is often associated with paralysis in dogs

Unfortunately currently there are no cures and definite treatments to stop the development of the disease, but there are steps that you can take to make your dogs life more comfortable and to also lengthen their life expectancy. One of the authorities on Degenerative Myelopathy in dogs is Dr Roger Clemmons the Associate Professor at the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a detailed explaination about condition and treatments, which can be on the University of Florida’s website here. Admittedly some of the language he uses is hard to understand so another resource that will be of help is a detailed article on submitted by a ladie called Marjorie Zimmerman, who unfortunately had a pet German Shephard that passed because of the disease. But she outlines in this article how the information provided by Dr Roger Clemmons helped to prolong the life of her dog. You can view that article on canine Degenerative myelopathy here.

It will undoubtedly be a sad time if your beloved dog has been recently diagnosed with this cruel disease, but I sincerely hope the resources outlined in this article will be of help, and potentially prolong the life of your dog.

Canadian Second Career Students Benefit From Canadian 2010 Federal Budget

The popular Second Career program in Ontario has been given somewhat of a reprieve with the announcement that the Canadian Federal Government has committed to staying the course and will fulfill the three-year term in which the program was initially created (and intended) to run.

Second Career is an Ontario government initiative, started nearly two years ago (June 2008), designed to financially assist Employment Insurance recipients (E.I.) in obtaining an education in a new career field. Launched by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the program initially provided those who had been laid-off from their jobs (due to downsizing, closures, etc.) with a sizeable financial package designed to offset the major costs of tuition, living expenses, transportation and necessary textbooks.
While the program was supposed to have government funds available to cover the initial three-year term of the program, the popularity of the Second Career strategy proved to be overwhelming and potential crippling. The program burned through its initial three-year budget within the first 16 months.

This led to an immediate and very quiet moratorium placed on further awards within the program late in 2009. The official reason given for the award freeze was simply to give the Second Career Administrators a chance to eliminate the backlog, according to a Toronto Star interview with Ontarios Minister for Training, Colleges and Universities, John Milloy.

The recession of 2009, obviously, is a big reason why there was a backlog in the first place. Applications for the Second Career program skyrocketed once the criteria for eligibility had been modified to include those who had been laid off from a job as far back as 2005. Quite frankly, it was beyond our expectations, said Minister John Milloy in The Toronto Star.

But with the announcement of the Federal Budget on March 4, 2010 (and the expected approval from the Canadian House of Commons), potential students who had hoped to take advantage of this ground-breaking job-training and job-creation initiative can collectively breathe a sigh of relief at least in the long term.

While new students (who may not have had an opportunity due to the massive influx of qualified applicants) can now apply for the program and begin the process of being trained in a new career, there are several already pre-approved students who were adversely affected by the quiet moratorium late last year. Several dozen students, across a myriad of Ontario career colleges, had started attending classes during the Fall semesters at their respective schools only to languish in apprehension while awaiting final approval on their Second Career funding applications. The application and approval process was intended to only take six weeks: instead, a large percentage of applicants were forced to wait as much as six months before being notified if theyd been accepted into the program.

Some students had even enrolled in career college programs while their applications were still being processed, only to be informed (after nearly a semester of study had already passed) that they werent eligible for the program. Why? Simply because the Second Career Program isnt available to those who are already students (as quoted in The Toronto Star, March 1, 2010).

While Ontarios public (and relatively well-funded) college and university system will most likely never be at a loss for student enrolments, it is quite another matter for the provinces private career colleges. In Toronto alone, there has been a marked and noticeable influx of advertising, by competing private schools, for potential students. The transit systems in the Greater Toronto Area, from Brampton to Oshawa, are awash in various display ads all promising contemplative students a bright new future. Even the daily newspapers (the free publications as well as the major dailies) have become somewhat saturated on a day-to-day basis with career ads that do little more than alert the general public to a particular career colleges existence. Undoubtedly, many of those awaiting approval on their Second Career applications enrolled in, and were pre-approved for study at, some of these advertised schools and well before a final decision was tendered to them by the Ministry.

One private career college in Mississauga, BizTech Institute, made a somewhat risky decision to not pre-approve students and allow them to start taking classes until all of their Second Career paperwork and funding was in order. The brain-trust at BizTech Institute felt it would be better for the career college (and for the students, for that matter) if they resisted the rush to fill their classrooms immediately by accepting not-yet-approved and fully-funded Second Career students. By doing so, BizTech Institute avoided the embarrassment of having to inform some of these students that they would not be permitted to continue, due to non-payment of tuition fees.

The decision appears to have been the right one for BizTech Institute. The Federal Budget announcement from Parliament on March 4th, 2010, was timely for the growing school. The career college has just finished major construction on a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in Mississauga, part of their efforts to provide a top-level education to each of their students. Now, BizTech Institute is fully and better prepared to accept those approved Second Career students, and has the ability to offer them career training in a variety of disciplines (Business Administration, Healthcare and Information Technology) without having to face the prospect of informing them that they may be forced to discontinue their studies due to cut-backs or backlogs.

We did the right thing, a BizTech Institute spokesperson said, who declined to be identified. Were in a far better position to accept qualified and fully-supported Second Career students, now. Our school came through this budgetary mess with absolute honour.

Other career colleges including the bigger and more well-known public ones still may face a backlash from angry students who have already been informed they must drop out of school, due to the aforementioned Catch-22 within the Second Career program enrolment rules. While the announced planned continuation and fulfillment of the Second Career program by the Federal government is a welcome relief to colleges and potential students alike, it wont solve the immediate crisis involving those students who were accepted into studies prior to there being a firm commitment in place (from the Second Career program).

It also wont alleviate the backlog of temporarily suspended previous applications. Some 8,000 new potential enrolments were created when the Second Career program received an injection of much-needed funds from the Government. Of those, and according to The Toronto Star, 6,000 of those spots have already been filled and accounted for.

However, at least the Second Career program is alive and well after the Federal Budget announcement, and more people now are going to have a very real opportunity to soar to new heights and achieve great success in a new career.

Canadian Government Boosts Centennial College’s Draw In India

The acceptance rate for Indian students coming to study at 20 Canadian colleges has doubled thanks to a new joint project between Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC).

The pilot project, called the Canada-in-India Student Partners Program, was launched in April 2009 between Canada’s visa offices in India and 20 participating ACCC member colleges. The goal of the program is to increase the approval rate for study-permit applications to Canada.

The announcement was made by federal MP Tim Uppal, on behalf of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, and by Paul Brennan, ACCC’s VP for International Partnerships, at Toronto’s Centennial College on Jan. 28. Centennial was chosen as the venue for the announcement because it has been the biggest beneficiary of the federal program to fast-track applications by visa students from India.

Canada is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international students. The total number of international students in Canada has more than doubled since 1998 to 178,000 and their presence provided employment for more than 83,000 Canadians last year. A study commissioned by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada found international students contributed more than $6.5 billion to the Canadian economy in 2008.

During the first nine months of the program, CIC’s visa offices in Indiareceived more than 4,000 applications, of which almost 600 were bound for Centennial. The program has successfully met its objective: the approval rate for the first group of students coming to study this past September was more than double the approval rate for the same colleges the preceding year. Furthermore, 95 percent of the students remain in good standing at their ACCC college. In addition, processing times are faster than the global norm, with an average of about two and a half weeks.

The program has several checks and balances, from requiring applicants to provide verifiable documentation, to a feedback mechanism where colleges report back on whether students show up. The safety, security and health of Canadians are of the utmost importance. All students who come to Canada through the Student Partnership Program must adhere to the same screening requirements as any visitor or student.

The federal government continues to look at ways to encourage international students to study in Canada. In the past, Canada has lagged behind Australia, the U.S. and the United Kingdom in aggressively marketing its colleges and universities overseas but that is changing. At Centennial College, international student enrolment has skyrocketed in recent years; presently, there are more than 2,400 visa students on campus this winter.

Canada- University Entry Requirements And Entrance Procedure

Canada, from past several years, has turned out into a big education hub for students across the world. Since 1970s, the entry procedure to the colleges and universities in Canada has been a straightforward process, where students have to submit their provincial application service to the colleges for evaluation after mentioning and ranking the institutions as per their preference and submit their transcript to the institutions. In Canada, the admission is conducted on the basis of marks students have got. The criteria or the grade requirements by the Canadian universities and colleges for the applicants from Canada is less stringent than for the students from out-of-province.

In Canada, there is a much difference lies between the admission procedure from a college and an university, unlike in US, UK and other countries. The Canadian college is somewhat similar to a community college in America. The post-secondary institutions in Canada are funded by the government and has higher value than the institutes owned privately. The privately owned institutes are mostly located in British Columbia and were established in 1980s.

The general university requirements in Canada for admission in any of the offered programs are:
Completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
Good and fair academic record
Strong reference letters
Written Statements
Clearance in standardized tests like Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
For specialized programs like law, health science and architecture, applicants must have completed four years of study in university.

It is important to note that education system in Canada varies from province to province, so do the entry requirements vary from institutions to institutions. Therefore, students are advised to confirm directly with the institution(s) they want to get enrolled in.

The Canadian colleges are more into offering applied career courses like graphic designer or hotel management, while universities are geared for seeking individuals more into academic careers like Doctors, Lawyers, etc. The new session in Canadian colleges and universities starts during March to May, where sometimes admission procedure take unusually longer and stretches till the months of November to January due to several factors like, clearance of any document, late fee submission, etc. The international applicants are likely to get confirmation regarding offer or rejection by early April. Though getting admission at post graduate level is not that easy in Canada, but fee structure there is comparatively lower than other countries like US, UK and Australia.

Can I Get Into Grad School In Psychology With A Subpar Gpa

Ask the average applicant to graduate school in psychology and they will likely recite GPA and GRE scores as the top admissions criteria. They have intentionally spent many hours studying for their classes to achieve an excellent grade point average. It may seem like you have a slim chance of getting into graduate school without a top GPA from the outside looking in, but that is not the truth. If you indeed have a less-than-stellar GPA, you can still fulfill your dreams of earning a graduate degree in psychology. Here are some strategies to achieve a well-rounded graduate application package without graduating magna or summa cum laude.

1. Is your GPA as “subpar” as you might think?
This might seem like a silly question, but plenty of applicants obsess over their GPA as if it is the sole “make or break” criteria to get into psychology graduate programs. The reality is that it is not. If you have a GPA in the 3.0-3.5 range, you can STILL earn an acceptance letter to grad school – no matter what published statistics say on university websites. Even if your GPA is in the low 2.0-range, it is still possible for you to go onto advanced study in psychology.

2. Is your grade point average substantially higher in your major?
Take a quick inventory of your transcript. It is becoming more popular for graduate school applications to ask for your overall GPA and then your GPA in your major. Most applicants don’t necessarily realize it, but if you calculate your average GPA in your major, you may very well have a high GPA where it matters most. Even if you grad school application doesn’t ask for overall GPA in your major, if you can demonstrate a higher GPA it makes sense to bring this to the attention of the graduate admissions committee.

3. Do you have an explanation for your low grades?
Did you not take your classes as seriously as you should have Freshman or Sophomore year? Did goofing off lower your GPA, but you were able to bounce back with a substantially higher GPA in your latter college years? If so, mention “your story” as an overall theme for your personal statement. Being able to boast a higher GPA during your Junior or Senior years (and presenting a convincing argument for why this makes you an ideal candidate) may be your ticket to get into graduate school.

4. Is your graduate application package well-rounded?
Ask a graduate admissions committee member and they will tell you that GPA isn’t everything. It may not even be the most important factor in admissions decisions. If you have a subpar GPA, you will want to balance this with great GRE scores, lots of practical or research experience, a thoughtful and well-written personal statement, and exemplary letters of recommendation.

You may want to strongly consider applying for master’s degree programs rather than Ph.D. programs. Usually doctorate programs admit those “superstar” students who have near perfect GPAs and GRE scores. Instead, master’s degree programs typically have more lenient admissions criteria than Ph.D. programs. Successfully gaining admission to a master’s degree program allows you to “start the clock over” and post a brand new grade point average. For many students it is a second chance to solidify chances of getting into psychology Ph.D. programs.

Cambridge University Competition Cats College Student Success

Four CATS College Cambridge Economics students have emerged as the winners of an Economics competition held at Cambridge University’s Faculty of Economics, in which they had to control a simulation of the UK economy.
The A level courses students, Anisa Lulo, Gresilda Xhaferi, Florinda Egra, and Francesca Le, defeated five other schools from Cambridge including Hills Road, The Leys, The Perse, MPW and St. Ivo School in a computer-simulated game conducted by Professor Tony Cockerill, Fellow at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, to run the British economy.

“The key to their success was not only their strong grounding in the principles of economics, but also that they were willing to admit the mistake they made. The result was that our students achieved 300 points more than the nearest challenger! said Economics tutor Ian Tay.

“All of us participating felt proud to take first place for our school. Obviously, winning was a great feeling, especially because we were competing against some strong competition. It took a lot of effort, but it was fun and I enjoyed it, said Florinda .

“The experience was delightful, as it encouraged both team work and individual thinking. I have to say 100% of our success is because of our economics lessons and our tutor. The theory we learnt in school helped us make important decisions that obviously led us towards winning the game,” commented Anisa .
“Winning an economics competition held at Cambridge University was great for me. What I enjoyed the most was the competitive environment and the feeling of accomplishment when applying my knowledge of macroeconomics. This is exactly the kind of experience that thrills those who are fond of the subject and want to study it at a higher level” said Gresilda.

“Initially we were given a presentation by Professor Tony Cockerill. He outlined the recent economic situation in Britain. We then continued with a competitive game which required us to use fiscal or monetary policies in order to maximise welfare as well as reduce inflation, unemployment and budget deficit, etc.

Most of the knowledge I used in this game came from my AS level last year. My Economics tutor does not only teach but also encourages us to have a wider view by keeping up-to-date with current affairs. It is interesting to see how economic theories underpin practical situations,” said Francesca.

For further information about CATS College, please contact our Central Admissions team – [emailprotected] or +44 (0)1223 345694.

Cambridge Power Group Puts Tech Cluster On World Map

A groundbreaking web resource has been created to promote the Cambridge UK technology cluster to a world of new business.
The Cambridge Cluster Map which will undergo a beta launch in the city on July 30 charts a path to fresh trade & investment opportunities from international organisations.

Project mastermind Sherry Coutu, the Cambridge2Silicon Valley entrepreneur, says the free resource will enable users worldwide to research and transact business with companies in the Cambridge Cluster more easily than ever before.

The not-for-profit initiative is spearheaded by The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Enterprise, SVC2C, Trampoline Systems, Cambridge Angels, Cambridge Network, Duedil, Startup Intelligence, One Nucleus, Venture-Valuation and Linkedin Corporation. Business Weekly is the media partner for the project.

Coutu says: While many attempts have been made to articulate the Cambridge Cluster, no initiative previously has managed to provide an at-a-glance overview of the entire community that enables newcomers to identify and contact businesses and entrepreneurs of potential interest.

Developed by Trampoline Systems the Cambridge Computer Lab spin-out which built the Tech City map so admired by PM David Cameron the new resource will incorporate a birds eye view of the Cluster showing where businesses are located and provide the facility to drill down for detailed analysis on each company.

Charles Armstrong, co-founder of Trampoline Systems, said the underlying data had been sourced from a number of dynamic partners so would be regularly refreshed.

Cambridge has been renowned for more than half a century for its entrepreneurialism evidenced by the progress to international status of its leading ICT and BioMedTech companies and the creation of world-class networks such as One Nucleus, Cambridge Wireless and Cambridge Network to catalyse international collaboration.

The recently formed Cambridge Cleantech members organisation has created a new wave of innovation, coralling renewable energy solutions along with smart grid & metering technology.

Cambridge University and its colleges have been central to the formation and development of the cluster. Trinity College facilitated the Cambridge Phenomenon by creating the world-famous Science Park in 1970. St Johns College built on this success by establishing its thriving Innovation Centre in 1987.

The University has continued to provide a flow of ideas, staff and graduates that have driven the continued growth of the Cluster economy which is the third biggest contributor to the UK Treasury.

The Clusters economy currently comprises 1,400 hi-tech companies employing 40,000 people and university vice-chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, says he views co-operation with local companies and entrepreneurs and commercialisation of university IP as essential to help the UK steer clear of recession.

NESTA research suggests that Cluster businesses will have created more than 50 per cent of all new jobs generated in the region over the past decade. The community includes companies of global significance such as ARM, Autonomy and CSR, more than 100 spin-outs from the University and a vibrant nucleus of SMEs and startups.

Users of the Cambridge Cluster Map will be able to pinpoint businesses of interest through a variety of metrics showing sector, turnover and growth, directors and other indicators.

To support the maps analyses a vast range of information and data-feeds have been assembled and cross-referenced. Sources range from Companies House filings providing revenue, employee and directorship data to social network feeds offering insight into how businesses connect and communicate as well as prime areas of focus.

In parallel, startups and early stage businesses will be encouraged to submit their details on the website for inclusion.

The website will be fully accessible from all mainstream desktop browsers and tablets and users can share information with contacts on Facebook or LinkedIn.

To help support the ongoing evolution of the venture, Cambridge Cluster Map is offering a number of partnership opportunities that will put participants on the inside track of an initiative with clear scaleability and which carry significant other benefits.

Sherry Coutu would be happy to share details via email at

Business Administration Program Includes Array Of Practical Application

There are some college programs where incorporating hands-on application is easily done. For example, those in a Paramedic offering can practice on dummies and in mock ambulances and those in Journalism can write articles and interview newsworthy subjects. But how does a business program include practical practice? It is a challenge that sees many post-secondary offerings focus on theory and, therefore, not fully prepare students for the field. The exception is Centennial College. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Centennial College is the province’s first community college. As such, it has almost 50 years of experience in giving students what they need to be employable directly upon graduation.

In the school’s Business Administration diploma offering, students spend two years learning the latest practices, the macro-environment of business, the industry-specific contexts of a variety of business enterprises and the economics of particular industries – all while gaining hands-on practice. How exactly can such book-heavy topics be taught in a proactive manner? Firstly, students are offered theoretical grounding, which allows for critical thinking and analysis as well as rigorous problem solving. They then apply their skills to effective business presentations, case analysis and directed research that exposes them to the management practices of the world’s leading companies; technology supported learning through which they learn the latest software used by professionals in the field; team projects and more.

A team of professors with strong academic backgrounds and extensive business and management experience delivers all of the courses. This is also beneficial as it allows students to not only enjoy classrooms discussions and debates in which the instructors can offer personal advice, share anecdotes and more. These instructors also have a network of professionals to which they can refer students.

In terms of curriculum, this program covers topics such as finance and accounting, management information systems, general management leadership, operations management, human resources management, marketing, international business, entrepreneurship, supply chain management and project management.

Centennial College takes into consideration that a Business Administration college program may not be the final educational goal of some students. As such, the school has articulation agreements with universities that help students to pursue further studies in degree-level business administration at universities. Among Centennial College’s partners are: Algoma University, Athabasca University, Lakehead University, Laurentian University, Nipissing University, Royal Roads University, Ryerson University, University of Lethbridge, University of New Brunswick and University of Windsor.

On the other hand, students who are ready to enter the field may do so in areas such as: personnel management, general administration, sales, purchasing, accounting and finance, general and public administration, and small business or franchise management.

Brown University In Rape & Extortion Scandal

A sealed civil case has been filed in federal court accusing the University, President Ruth Simmons, Provost David Kertzer 69 P95 P98, Senior Vice President for Corporation Affairs and Governance Russell Carey 91 MA06 and several other University employees of acts tantamount to criminality, false imprisonment, fraud and conspiracy to defraud, libel and 10 other counts of civil misconduct.

The claims stem from a September 2006 incident in which a former member of the class of 2010 was accused of raping a female student.

The female student and her father are accused in the complaint of extortion, fraud and conspiracy to defraud, libel and four other counts of civil misconduct. The Herald is withholding her name because she may have been the victim of a sex crime.

A complaint obtained by The Herald and filed in Rhode Island Superior Court last September on behalf of the plaintiffs William McCormick III and his parents alleges that pressure from University employees and the female students friends over several days led her to make a false accusation of rape against the plaintiff.

The complaint states that though an accusation of rape which can carry a sentence of up to life in prison in Rhode Island had been made, law enforcement officials were never notified of the matter.

This series of events has allegedly aggravated McCormicks preexisting seizure condition. He and his parents are seeking unspecified damages from the defendants.

McCormicks parents declined to comment and said their son could not be reached for comment.

The case was originally filed Sept. 4, 2009, in Rhode Island Superior Court, but according to a source familiar with the matter, the defendants removed it to the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

The source requested anonymity because there is an order from a federal judge sealing the case and the source was worried about potential legal consequences.

In an unusual move, the federal case, number 09-474-S, has been placed completely under seal. No publicly available record of that case, or the case originally filed in State Superior Court, number 09-5213, exists.

The complaint alleges that financial self-interest guided the Universitys handling of the incident because the female students father, an alum, has donated and raised very substantial sums of money for Brown.

It asserts that the University was desirous of keeping (the female student) content in the Brown community, causing it to disregard its own policies and the well-being of the plaintiff.

The plaintiffs allege that the female students father was in regular contact with the administration, including calling defendants Russell Carey and Ruth Simmons directly.

The complaint alleges that, under pressure from friends and University officials, the female student eventually escalated initial exaggerations and half-truths about her relationship with the plaintiff to a false allegation of rape.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff and the female student came to be on friendly terms during the first days of their freshman year. But friends of the female student allegedly referred to him as her stalker.

The roommate of the female student allegedly encouraged her to express her concerns about a creepy guy to their Residential Counselor a member of the class of 2009 though the female student did not provide McCormicks identity at that time. The RC allegedly then referred the matter to the Community Director on-call at the time.

The Community Director then referred the matter to Carla Hansen, associate dean of student life, who, according to the complaint, convinced the female student to meet with a special victims advocate at the Department of Public Safety.

Hansen, the advocate, and Director of Public Safety Mark Porter are all named as defendants in the case. In a phone interview with The Herald, Porter denied any knowledge of the case.

The complaint states that despite the female students resistance to pursuing the matter, she eventually acceded to pressure from University employees to divulge McCormicks name, an act which compelled her to file a written complaint.

McCormick was then served a no-contact order by Associate Dean of Student Life Terry Addison, according to the complaint, and in violation of Brown policies, he was not provided a copy of the complaint, nor was he told the substance of the allegations.

The plaintiffs allege that the female student felt that the Deans were yelling at her and pressing her to add to complaints about McCormick. Friends of the female student then allegedly confronted her and, despite her denials, concluded that she had been raped, according to the complaint.

The complaint states that the female student stated in a subsequent conversation with the friends and the Residential Counselor that she had been raped.

The female student and resident advisor then met with Jonah Ward, now senior associate dean for student life, and Richard Bova, now senior associate dean of residential and dining services, according to the complaint. The RC allegedly spoke on behalf of the female student at the meeting and wrote the University claim alleging rape on her behalf.

The complaint states that, in violation of its own policies, Brown accepted (the female students) new allegation of rape as true and refused to provide of a copy of the complaint to McCormick. Ward, Bova and the RC are all named as defendants in the case.

The complaint alleges that the plaintiff was detained unlawfully at the Office of Student Life for several hours the next day. The complaint states that McCormick then met with Carey, Ward, Addison and Margaret Klawunn, now vice president for campus life and student services, who collectively compelled him to leave campus. It states that Carey handed the student a one-way plane ticket home.

Klawunn, who is named as a defendant, declined to comment and said she had no knowledge of the matter.

After McCormicks return home, University officials allegedly actively interfered with his ability to expose the truth and exonerate himself, by obstructing his access to documents and witnesses, according to the complaint.

In an e-mail to The Herald, Marisa Quinn, vice president for public affairs and University relations, wrote, Matters related to students and former students are private and confidential.

Kertzer declined to comment in an e-mail to The Herald. Simmons, Carey, Bova, Ward, Hansen and Addison did not return requests for comment.

The complaint alleges that the female student and her father were complicit in extortion of the former student by threatening to accuse (McCormick) of a crime or other offense with the intent to compel him to sign an agreement to waive his rights and sacrifice his scholarship and Ivy League education.

J. Scott Kilpatrick, the Providence lawyer listed as the author of the complaint, acknowledged that he is the McCormicks attorney but said that, under the present circumstances, he could neither confirm nor deny the existence of any case.

According to the source familiar with the case, there will be some type of proceeding before District Judge William Smith at 11 a.m. Monday. Smiths calendar, posted on the district courts Web site, does not include an item at that time.

Brilliant Future With Northwest University College Nursing Program

Becoming a nurse is a promising career since it is always in-demand. The need for nurse practitioners is increasing as many physicians would prefer specialized practices rather than primary care. And as patient loads increase, this trend is creating both a shortage in available health care and a demand for nurse practitioners.

Also, it is such a profitable profession that you must be wishing to work in nursing for the salary. The salary in nursing jobs fluctuate and vary based on some factors, especially the specialty you choose and for how long your experience in this field. In addition, nursing jobs accommodate versatile career options, such as by specialty-from cardiovascular nursing to legal nurse consulting-and degree. Furthermore, this profession gives you career setting.

Now we recommend that you consider college nursing program in Northwest University. They provide reliable nursing program of nursing. For the overview, students of nursing program who have completed their four-year courses are awarded a Bachelor of Science (BS) with a major in nursing degree.

Furthermore, they will be prepared to have the national licensure examination leading to the Registered Nurse (RN) status in the State of Washington. This kind of licensure lets those students graduating from the university practice professional nursing in health care systems across Washington State. After that the graduates are permitted to look for a reciprocal licensure to practice in all territories of the United States of America or any nation in the world.

As you graduate from Northwest University nursing program, you will have these competencies, among others: you can provide nursing care management using appropriate case and systems approaches. Besides, you will have competency on proposing a plan for formal academic and life-long education that enhances personal and professional growth. Furthermore, you will have capability of organizing and integrating health care for all kinds of people and communities considering limited resources and environmental impact.

Now talking about the criteria of the Northwest University nursing program, you need to complete the Bachelor of Science degree’s General Education requirements with a grade point average (GPA) of at least “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) and a grade of at least “B-” (2.7 on a 4.00 scale) in each of the following courses: College Chemistry II (organic chemistry and biochemistry), Anatomy & Physiology I and II, and General Psychology.

Furthermore, you have to pass some tests, including oral and written communication, reading and computation. Other requirements, you need to have passed Test of Essential Academic Skills and official transcripts documenting your previous academic work, and include two reference letters speaking to the your character, leadership activities, and service commitment.

As the last words, we advise that you ensure the reliability of the college you are going to take. It is because your study determines your future. Hopefully this article is useful for you in finding the best college nursing program that you can be a professional nurse in the future.