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UVI offers public look at early medical programs

JONATHAN PAUL|

 ST. CROIX – Dr. Samantha Kaplan, director of the Early Medical School Selection Program at Boston University, held a public seminar  for students interested in medical school at the University of the Virgin Islands’ St Thomas and St. Croix campuses on Jan. 25.

Kaplan is a medical doctor and a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist and assistant professor at Boston University School of Medicine. The conference took place on the St. Thomas campus and was available through videoconference on the St. Croix campus.

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Who Cares? – Life and Learning After UVI

TWANNA HODGE|
 

ST. THOMAS—How many notices or posters urge students to inquire at the university student Career Services or Center for Student Success about getting a master’s or even a doctoral degree?  None.

Informational sessions are critical for students who are passionate about education and learning.

Tamah Henley, a senior, English major, said, “I think that some kind of information should be posted, yes. We are a university of higher education…. The flyers that I have seen around campus are for National Student Exchange Program. I have not seen any posters about graduate school.”

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The Obama Scare Act

JORDAN L. FORNEY|

St. Thomas, USVI – Now that most of the political antics have been played, and the US Supreme Court has given its ruling, what does the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA), commonly known as Obama Care, really mean?

If you are a young adult under the age of 26, you may not have given it a second thought. After all, you probably already get health insurance through your parents’ coverage.

Well, beginning 2014, when most Americans will be required to have insurance or pay a tax penalty, you’ll have to buy coverage independently if you don’t have it through your parents, a job or a government program. Continue reading The Obama Scare Act

UVI’s “Journey to Greatness” Will Be Remembered in 50 Years

ARIGE SHROUF |

ST. CROIX — In the spirit of moving forward and acknowledging the past, Committee Chair Raquel Silver shared the progress of the time capsule project at the Charter Day Ceremony, “Our Journey to Greatness,” which took place via video conference on the University of the Virgin Islands’ St. Thomas and St. Croix campuses on March 15.

Silver said she sees the project as an opportunity for the members of the UVI community to pass on “legacies, lessons, knowledge, hopes, and dreams” to future members of the UVI community to show “how far we have come.”

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A look at the VICCC: preserving and restoring Caribbean Culture

ARIGE SHROUF |

ST. CROIX— The Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center (VICCC) began as a vision of UVI President, David Hall, and was officially launched at the International Islands in Between Conference (IIBC) last year on St. Thomas. The St. Croix launch, roundtable, and ribbon cutting, however took place on Jan. 30 at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Albert A. Sheen campus.

According to the VICCC Director, Chenzira Davis Kahina, the St. Croix launch was a “phenomenal success” with “probably” three times as many people in attendance as expected.

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