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Campus renames street with name of donor

Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C., has renamed one of the streets on its campus in recognition of a large gift from BMO Financial Group. Student Street has been renamed BMO Student Street after the company donated $600,000 toward renovations of a building that will house the institution’s law school and now houses student services.

Hungary: If you study for cheap, you can’t leave

Students in Hungary have taken to the streets to protest reforms to university education. The government proposed slashing the number of publicly-funded spots and asking recipients of state-subsidized tuition to remain in the country after graduation for twice the amount of time they spent studying. Prime Minister Viktor Orban argues the country needs to focus on manufacturing and has enough postsecondary graduates already.

10 things kids learn from studying arts

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are what every parent wants their kid to pursue, but the arts teach skills that span academic fields. Music encourages perseverance through practice, dance teaches non-verbal communication and visual arts like sculpture develop problem-solving skills. Many of the arts – like filmmaking, theatre, dance or music – are collaborative and they all enable kids to accept constructive feedback about how to improve their works.

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