Stanford summer reading list

The 3 books Stanford is asking incoming freshmen to read over the summer

“The Three Books program is designed to introduce you to the experience of reading, thinking, and talking about challenging subjects as a member of Stanford’s intellectual community,” professor Noah Diffenbaugh wrote to the class of 2021.

Diffenbaugh, the faculty moderator of the program and a professor of earth system science, said this year’s theme was on sustainability and equity.

“All three of these books have had a deep impact on me and my thinking,” he wrote. “And, just as each of these books offers a sense of hope and optimism amid extremely challenging circumstances, I am optimistic that in discussing these challenges we can help each other find a sense of hope for the future!” he continued.

Want to know which books are on the list? Go to this link.

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Washington Univ St Louis to Visit Band – Fun Facts!

On April 12 at 9:40am we will have Dartmouth, New York University, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Washington University in St Louis visiting Band. This week we posted fun facts about each of the visiting colleges – one per day and in alphabetical order.

Today we will focus on Washington University in St Louis. Did you know that?

  • Some rankings include:
    • #2 in social work (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
    • #2 best college dorms (The Princeton Review, 2016)
    • #5 best undergraduate business schools (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2014)
    • #9 best-run colleges (The Princeton Review, 2016)
    • #10 best architecture schools (Architectural Record, 2015)
    • #13 best quality of life (The Princeton Review, 2016)
  • Students come from over 80 countries and all 50 states + the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
  • About 350 undergraduate student groups and more than 150 graduate student groups in 2015-16
  • 80% of students pursue multiple majors and/or minor
  • About 75% of undergraduates participate in intramural sports, in more than 30 all-male, all-female and coed teams
  • $613 million total research support in fiscal year 2015. More than 3,000 research projects underway each year

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Vanderbilt to Visit Band – Fun Facts!

On April 12 at 9:40am we will have Dartmouth, New York University, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Washington University at St Louis visiting Band. This week we will post fun facts about each of the visiting colleges – one per day and in alphabetical order.

Today we will focus on Vanderbilt. Did you know that?

  • 6,871 undergraduate students
  • Percentage of undergraduates receiving some sort of financial aid: 66%
  • Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1
  • International students 10.52%
  • More than 500 clubs and organizations
  • Alumni who are Nobel Laureates include Al Gore and Muhammad Yunus
  • Rankings include: U.S. News & World Report (2017) 15th National Universities and 10th Best Undergraduate Teaching. Princeton Review (2017): 1st College City Students Love, 2nd Happiest Students, 7th Best Financial Aid, Best Quality of Life
  • Located a mile and a half southwest of downtown Nashville, Vanderbilt is home to more than 300 tree and shrub varieties and was designated an arboretum in 1988. The oldest building on the original campus was constructed around 1859. The Peabody College section of campus has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark since 1966. Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, located about nine miles from campus, also is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Vanderbilt University Research (FY 2016): Total research expenditures funding: $234.5 million. Sponsored research and project awards: $214.0 million
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Northwestern to Visit Band – Fun Facts!

On April 12 at 9:40am we will have Dartmouth, New York University, Northwestern, Vanderbilt and Washington University at St Louis visiting Band. This week we will post fun facts about each of the visiting colleges – one per day and in alphabetical order.

Today we will focus on Northwestern. Did you know that?

  • We just had a Band student accepted to Northwestern and there´s another Band student currently attending
  • Northwestern is home to 12 colleges and schools across 3 campuses: a 240-acre campus in Evanston, a 25-acre campus in Chicago and a third campus in Doha, Qatar
  • According to US News, Northwestern is #12 national university
  • $10.5 billion total endowment and other trust funds
  • $649.7 million annually in sponsored research
  • 100+ majors
  • Students from 75+ countries
  • Northwestern’s swim club turned into a musical. How? In the 1940s, the university’s Dolphin Club needed to raise money so they could travel to a swim competition, so they put on a musical production. Since then, it’s evolved into much more, and is now the nation’s largest student-run musical. It also has a famous alumni list, including David Schwimmer, Warren Beatty, and Tony Randall
  • Want to have the whole school know about an event? All you need is the Rock. The large rock on campus can be painted over, and is now the host of messages and events for all to see
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5 Myths About College Admissions

The Washington Post just published an interesting article about some common myths about college admissions.

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Myth 1: Admissions essays don´t matter

Myth 2: The more extracurriculars, the better

Myth 3: Ivy League schools are the most selective

Myth 4: Average grades in hard classes are better than A´s in easy ones

Myth 5: Schools don´t need affirmative action to make diverse classes

Read the article to learn more about these myths: Washington Post “Five myths about college admissions”

High Point Univ to Visit Band – Fun Facts!

High Point University will be visiting Band on Monday, March 20 at 3:30pm in Room A12.

Did you know?

  • High Point was rated by US News as No. 1 Best Regional College in the South
  • High Point was rated by US News as No. 1 Most Innovative College in the South
  • 60 first year seminars offered for in-depth study of unique subjects
  • $275mn in donations from alumni, parents, and friends over last 10 years
  • 89 new academic, residential and student life buildings, athletic stadiums and field house
  • 100,000+ volunteer hours High Point students contribute annually in community service
  • One of the highlights of High Point is the President Nido Qubein who is very involved with students in the day-to-day. He came to the United States as a teenager with limited knowledge of English and only $50 in his pocket. His inspiring life story is one filled with adversity and abundance. More on Nido Qubein:https://www.highpoint.edu/president/ 

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Aluno conquista apoio para aplicação nos EUA

Gustavo Silva, da 3.a série, conseguiu diferentes bolsas para orientá-lo e cobrir os custos do processo de aplicação para universidades americanas. O aluno foi selecionado para os programas da Education USA Oportunidades Acadêmicas, Fundação Estudar (Prep Scholars) e BRASA (Brazilian Student Association).

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Para conquistar esses apoios Gustavo passou por processos seletivos diferentes, que incluiam entrevistas, videos, cartas de recomendação e o envio do histórico escolar. As bolsas englobam orientações para provas e redações necessárias, mentorias com estudantes que já estão nos Estados Unidos, além do custo de todo o processo.

Sobre a importância do Bandeirantes em sua conquista, o aluno destacou o programa do MLab, a facilidade para conseguir as cartas de recomendação e históricos e as feiras de universidades. Além disso, ele conta que a decisão de estudar fora partiu do Summer Program em Yale que ele ganhou no ano passado. “Eu estava em um lugar com pessoas de diversas histórias e perspectivas de mundo. Foi uma oportunidade de repensar conceitos e crescer, tanto intelectualmente, quanto como pessoa”, afirmou Gustavo.

“Acho que esses programas vão me ajudar muito a ser futuramente aceito. Primeiro por que, como eu sou do ISMART, a minha família não teria a condição de pagar por todo o processo. Depois, por essa orientação para montar os horários de estudos e ajudar em todas as redações”, finalizou o aluno.

Band firma parceria com Universidade Nova SBE de Lisboa

Partindo do reconhecimento do Bandeirantes no cenário acadêmico internacional, a Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisboa / Portugal) e o Colégio firmaram um acordo muito benéfico à entrada dos estudantes. O convênio foi  assinado entre o Diretor Presidente Mauro de Salles Aguiar e o Prof. Dr. Jose Ferreira Machado, coordenador de Assuntos Internacionais da Nova SBE.

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Ao candidatar-se a uma vaga, o aluno do Band deverá prestar o processo seletivo. Porém, se for recomendado pelo Colégio, não precisará realizar o processo de verificação de Inglês e Matemática. O Coordenador de Assuntos Internacionais Olavo de Amorim contou que a confiança da Universidade no acordo se deu também aos bons resultados do Band no Enem.

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Apesar de estar localizada em Lisboa, Portugal, as aulas dos cursos são em inglês, o que, segundo Olavo, é um diferencial da faculdade. “Caso o aluno estude na Nova, terá duas vivências: estar em um país na porta da Europa, falante do português, e, ao mesmo tempo, praticar o inglês”, explicou.

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A Gerente de Planejamento Estratégico Helena de Salles Aguiar comentou que o acordo é um bom caminho aos que desejam estudar na Europa – e um exemplo de que os alunos podem almejar grandes planos para suas carreiras. “Sermos procurados pela Nova para firmar a parceria é prova de que a qualidade de nossos alunos já ganhou fama internacional”, comentou.

Para conferir o site da Nova School of Business and Economics, clique aqui.

EducationUSA Fair no Band

Pais e alunos estão convidados a conferir a feira de universidades americanas EducationUSA Fair no ginásio de esportes, a partir das 14h na quarta-feira, dia 04/09.

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Os interessados em realizar seu curso superior nos Estados Unidos poderão descobrir um pouco mais sobre as 29 universidades que estarão expondo seus cursos e projetos no Colégio e saber um pouco mais sobre seus processos seletivos e exigências para aceitação.

Universidades Participantes:

1. Butte Community College
2. California College of the Arts
3. California State University Northridge
4. College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University
5. Florida Institute of Technology
6. Florida International University
7. Foothill and De Anza
8. Grand Valley State University
9. Indian Hills Community College
10. Iowa State University
11. Longwood University
12. Luther College
13. Purdue Calumet
14. Rutgers University
15. SCAD
16. Saint Leo university
17. Samford University
18. San Mateo Colleges
19. The University of Toledo
20. UC Irvine
21. University of Arizona
22. University of Florida
23. University of La Verne
24. University of North Texas
25. University of Wisconsin-Madison
26. West Virginia University
27. University of Colorado Denver
28. Hult International Business School
29. University of Southern California

Cresce interesse por SAT no Band

O SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) é um exame de admissão fundamental para o ingresso nas universidades americanas. A prova acontece simultaneamente em diversos países do mundo. Desde outubro de 2010 o Bandeirantes é uma instituição autorizada a aplicar o SAT.

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Para o 1º ano de administração do exame, o Band tinha autorização para aplicar a prova para 65 candidatos. Devido à grande procura, a autorização de capacidade do centro foi aumentando e, atualmente, esse número subiu para 85 candidatos.
“Por ser um centro de exames, o Colégio recebe inscrições de todo o país. A localização do Colégio, com a proximidade do metrô, também contribui para a escolha do local. Por isso, quase sempre, a capacidade é preenchida rapidamente”, explicou o coordenador do Departamento Internacional, José Olavo Amorim. “É o sonho de estudar em uma universidade americana que se faz cada vez mais presente entre os jovens”.

Há dois tipos de SAT: o SAT Reasoning que compreende 10 seções, um essay e mais nove seções em múltipla escolha, em Inglês e Matemática. A prova de inglês compreende Critical Reading e Writing. Já no SAT Subject, o aluno pode escolher disciplinas do grupo de Línguas, Ciências Exatas e Humanidades. É exigido pelas universidades mais competitivas.

O SAT é oferecido seis vezes ao ano, nos meses de outubro, novembro, dezembro, janeiro, maio e junho. Os próximos exames estão datados para o dia 4 de maio e 1 de junho de 2013.