Is this a surprise? Many colleges had long ago let students decide whether to take Subject Tests, but the test results were still frequently used for freshman course placement, or to fulfill language requirements. For students, the Subject Test cancellation is immediate and sudden: Refunds are available for kids already registered for winter and spring tests. There were 20 subject tests in science, history, math, English, science, and languages. … [Read more...] about Who wins and loses with the College Board’s cancellation of the SAT essay and subject tests?
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46% found it appropriate for these types of companies to comment on political divisions on social media: financial institutions and software companies 44% found it appropriate for these types of companies to comment on political divisions on social media: airlines, auto brands, clothing companies, packaged food brands, fast food chains, food delivery companies 43% found it appropriate for these types of companies to comment on political divisions on social media: beauty brands, fitness brands, and home-sharing companies Respondents said it was least appropriate for soda brands, ride-hailing companies, and alcohol brands to comment on political divisions on social media with only 42%, 40%, and 39% saying it was appropriate, respectively. … [Read more...] about Speak out about politics or stay silent? Either way, brands can’t win
A quick perusal of BuzzFeed’s homepage right before election day displays an impressive diversity of topic and tone: A red-meat political story about Mitt Romney’s staff gearing up for a potential recount is nestled right next to a gallery of photos of an orphaned baby Koala, which shares prime virtual real estate with posts about classic screen icon Katharine Hepburn “throwing epic shade.” The equal embrace of all manner of content–the notion that there is as much pride in writing a listicle about bizarre SkyMall products as there is in breaking a story about a Hurricane Sandy Twitter hoax–is an essential part of the six-year-old company’s creative appeal. … [Read more...] about 19 Photos Of BuzzFeed’s Offices And 4 Things That Drive BuzzFeed’s Culture Of Win
“When I’m reading a script, I can see people immediately,” she says. “I start drawing pictures and making notes. Then I’ll put ‘feeler boards’ together–how a certain character makes me feel. I’ll talk with the actors a little bit or do a quick character study to make sure we’re on the same page. Glen and [executive producer] Gale [Anne Hurd] have final say. They let me run with ideas, but they have to rein me in at times.” … [Read more...] about What To Wear To The Apocalypse: Walking Dead Costumer Eulyn Womble On Telling A Story With Wardrobe
The film—which is out on Friday, January 15, on what would have been King’s 92nd birthday and just ahead of MLK Day—walks viewers through the uneasy relationship between King and the FBI. During the mid-to-late 1950s, when King first showed up on the agency’s radar, the FBI was apparently not very interested in him. It began to pay more attention by 1962, however, when King became closer with lawyer, accountant, and “unsung hero of the civil rights movement” Stanley Levison, who had previously exhibited Communist sympathies—an uncrossable red line at the time. This relationship convinces the FBI to ramp up its surveillance efforts, and leads to the only major dirt it ever dug up on King that is widely known today: his serial adultery. … [Read more...] about The damning ‘MLK/FBI’ doc shows how poorly Martin Luther King Jr. was treated in his time