New College of California
New College of California was a college founded in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1971 by former Gonzaga University President, Father John Leary. It ceased operations in early 2008, New Colleges main campus was housed in several buildings in the Mission District in San Francisco. New College of California School of Law was located at 50 Fell Street in the citys Civic Center, the Science and Math Institute classes were held at the Southern California University of Health Sciences in Whittier, within 12 miles of downtown Los Angeles. The pattern itself was criticized by WASC when it sanctioned the college in July 2007, throughout the colleges history, groups of faculty, students and staff mounted challenges to the schools autocratic governance systems, but these efforts failed to achieve lasting change. Numerous campaigns by faculty groups seeking democratic reform, often based in academic programs, had no more than limited. Student efforts, which sometimes included complaints to WASC, were unable to achieve lasting change.
WASC credited the Faculty Council and the new academic leadership for making improvements in the academic affairs of the college. Adjunct faculty and alumni formed new organizations seeking democratic change, in the end, the schools financial collapse undermined possibilities of democratic reform—and sealed the fate of the college. New College lost its accreditation in February 2008 and was declared closed by the California Department of Education effective December 20,2007, during the week of July 16,2007, New College held a school-wide faculty meeting. The full-time faculty formed a Core Faculty Council, which met, the part-time faculty formed an Adjunct Faculty Council, and the students formed a Student Council. Alumni and alumnae decided to form an Independent Alumni/ae Association, on August 5,2007, President Martin Hamilton resigned. In August 2007, Luis Molina, a former Board member with no experience in leading educational institutions, was made Acting President of the college. Expectations that the Board would hire a new Interim President never materialized, Francisco Leite, a former university administrator from Brazil who Martin Hamilton met while contracting an exchange program with UNAES, became Chief Financial Officer.
Though initially Martin Hamilton remained on the Board after he was forced to resign as President, he, in October 2007, without any notice, the administration stopped paying faculty and staff. Faculty continued teaching out the semester without pay, Law School faculty continued teaching through the spring semester based on false promises that pay would be forthcoming at the start of the semester. The College presently owes its faculty and staff millions of dollars in back pay, in July 2008, the college acknowledged its debts in agreements it signed to settle wage claim disputes filed with the Department of Industrial Relations. A number of creditors of the college have prevailed in lawsuits, accreditation was revoked in February 2008 by WASC for numerous violations, including lack of proper governing structure, failure to keep proper student records, and lack of oversight by the Board. WASC is the body for colleges and universities in California
Financial District, San Francisco
The Financial District is a neighborhood in San Francisco, that serves as its main central business district. It is home to the citys largest concentration of headquarters, law firms, insurance companies, real estate firms, banks and loans. All six San Francisco Fortune 500 companies—McKesson, Wells Fargo, PG&E, Charles Schwab, the citys tallest buildings, including 555 California Street and the Transamerica Pyramid, and many other tall buildings, such as 101 California Street and 345 California Street are located there. Montgomery Street is the heart of the district. Since the 1980s, restrictions on high rise construction have shifted new development to the adjacent South of Market area surrounding the Transbay Transit Center and this area is sometimes called the South Financial District by real estate developers, or simply included as part of the Financial District itself. It was not until 1835 that the first settlers established themselves on the shore of Yerba Buena Cove, Yerba Buenas potential as a seaport made it the eventual center for European and American settlement.
Gold Rush wealth and business made it the capital of the west coast as many banks. The west coasts first and only skyscrapers, were built in the area along Market Street, the neighborhood was completely destroyed in the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. By 1910, the area was rebuilt with low-rise, masonry-clad buildings ranging from six to twelve stories in height. Due to new building and earthquake retrofitting technologies, the restrictions were lifted. This boom accelerated under mayor Dianne Feinstein during the 1980s, something her critics labelled as Manhattanization and this caused widespread opposition citywide leading to the skyscraper revolt similar to the freeway revolt in the city years earlier. The skyscraper revolt led to the city imposing extremely strict, European-style height restrictions on building construction citywide. Due to these restrictions, lack of buildable lots, and changes in the local real estate market. To encourage new development south of Market, and to fund the replacement for the Transbay Terminal.
As a result, nearly all new high rise construction since the 1980s has taken place South of Market, notable examples include the JPMorgan Chase Building,555 Mission Street,101 Second Street, the Four Seasons Hotel, The Paramount, and the Millennium Tower. Adjacent to the Financial District to the west is the Union Square shopping district, to the northwest is Chinatown, and to the north is North Beach and Jackson Square. To the east lies the Embarcadero waterfront and the Ferry Building, to the south lies Market Street and the South of Market district. The Financial District is served by more than two dozen Muni bus and rail lines, including one cable car line, as well as Montgomery Street Station, the nickname FiDi is occasionally employed, analogous to nearby SoMa
DeVry University is an American for-profit college. The school was founded in 1931 as DeForest Training School, DeVry Education Group is headquartered in Downers Grove and Lisa Wardell is the companys CEO. DeVry University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, as of early 2017, DeVry had total enrollment of 45,633 at more than 55 campuses throughout North America. Allegations have included that DeVry used deceptive recruiting tactics, mislead students about their career prospects, DeVry was founded in 1931 as DeForest Training School in Chicago, Illinois. School founder Herman A. DeVry, who had invented a motion picture projector and produced educational and training films. De Forest Training School originally taught projector and radio repair, the school was renamed DeVry Technical Institute in 1953 and gained accreditation to confer associate degrees in electronics in 1957. Bell & Howell completed its acquisition of DeVry Technical Institute in 1967, a year later, the company acquired the Ohio Institute of Technology and DeVry was renamed DeVry Institute of Technology, which was accredited to confer bachelors degrees in electronics in 1969.
Dennis Keller and Ronald Taylor met one another in the early 1970s when the two were teachers at DeVry. Keller and Taylor learned the economics of education while at DeVry and, in 1973. The school was conceived as a day school that granted certificates. The Keller School became a program offering MBAs, focused on working adults by 1976. The school was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1977. DeVry first received accreditation in 1981. The Keller Graduate School of Management acquired DeVry from Bell & Howell in 1987, the leveraged buyout was worth $147.4 million. The two schools were combined as DeVry Inc. with Keller acting as chairman and CEO and Taylor president, DeVry Inc. successfully completed its initial public offering in June 1991. In 1995, its stock trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The university acquired Becker CPA Review, a firm that prepared students for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, DeVry acquired Ross University, a medical and veterinary school based in the Caribbean, for $310 million in 2003.
Deaconess College of Nursing was renamed Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Inc. entered Brazil with its 2009 acquisition of Faculdade Nordeste, Ruy Barbosa and ÁREA1, which are universities located in the Northeast of Brazil
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a for-profit college in California, United States. It offers courses in fashion, beauty, interior design, the college was founded in 1969 by Tonian Hohberg, who is its president and CEO. Since August 2013 the college has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission and it is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The college has four campuses, in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, the campuses feature the modern architecture of Clive Wilkinson. The San Francisco campus is located in Union Square and currently enrolls 637 students, the San Diego campus occupies about 30,000 square feet on the third floor of a high-rise office building. FIDM served as the location of Lifetimes Project Runway season six, several FIDM alumni, including Santtino Rice, Daniel Franco, Guadalupe Vidal, Kelli Martin, and Leann Marshall, were contestants on the show.
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum, located at the Los Angeles Campus, is home to a collection of fashion. The museum features permanent and temporary exhibits, including costumes and designs from early 20th-century Hollywood and current televisions shows and films
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco Art Institute is a private, non-profit college of contemporary art with the main campus in the Russian Hill district of San Francisco, California. Its graduate center is in the Dogpatch neighborhood, approximately 400 undergraduates and 200 graduate students are enrolled. Founded in 1871, SFAI is one of the oldest art schools in the United States, Edward Bosque, Thomas Hill, and S. W. By 1874 the SFAA had 700 regular members and 100 life members, and had raised sufficient funds and the momentum to launch an art school. During Williams tenure, the CSD developed a reputation and amassed a significant collection of early California. Named the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art, it became San Franciscos first fine art and cultural center, through this new affiliation, students of the University of California, Berkeley were able to enroll in classes at the CSD. In 1906 the devastating fire following the San Francisco earthquake destroyed the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art building, at the time, the replacement value of the building and its contents was estimated at $2,573,000.
However, the amount of numerous insurance policies yielded less than $100,000 for rebuilding. Nevertheless, within a year, the SFAA built a new but comparatively modest campus in the same location, in addition, the school was renamed the California School of Fine Arts to better reflect its mission to promote and preserve regional art and culture. In 1926 the school moved to 800 Chestnut Street, which remains the main campus as of 2015. In 1930 Mexican muralist Diego Rivera was hired to paint The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City, which is located in the student-directed art gallery. S. After World War II ended the school became a nucleus for Abstract Expressionism, with faculty including Clyfford Still, Ad Reinhardt, Mark Rothko, David Park, Elmer Bischoff, and Clay Spohn. Although painting and sculpture remained the dominant mediums for many years, in 1946 Ansel Adams and Minor White established the first fine-art photography department, with Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, and Dorothea Lange among its instructors.
In 1947 distinguished filmmaker Sydney Peterson began the first film courses at CSFA, the roundtable aimed to expose “hidden assumptions” and to frame new questions about art. By the early 1950s San Franciscos North Beach had become the West Coast center of the Beat Movement, and music, collage artist Jess Collins renounced a career as a plutonium developer and enrolled at SFAI as a painting student. In 1953 he and his partner, poet Robert Duncan, along with painter Harry Jacobus, started the King Ubu Gallery, an important alternative space for art, poetry, a distinctly Californian modern art soon emerged that fused abstraction, figuration and jazz. Students at the school, including David Simpson, William T, renamed San Francisco Art Institute in 1961, SFAI rejected the distinction between fine and applied arts. Alumni Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones documented the early days of the Black Panther Party in northern California
A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor. The word video in video game referred to a raster display device. Some theorists categorize video games as an art form, but this designation is controversial, the electronic systems used to play video games are known as platforms, examples of these are personal computers and video game consoles. These platforms range from large mainframe computers to small handheld computing devices, the input device used for games, the game controller, varies across platforms. Common controllers include gamepads, mouse devices, the touchscreens of mobile devices, and buttons, or even, with the Kinect sensor, a persons hands and body. Players typically view the game on a screen or television or computer monitor, or sometimes on virtual reality head-mounted display goggles. There are often game sound effects, music and, in the 2010s, some games in the 2000s include haptic, vibration-creating effects, force feedback peripherals and virtual reality headsets.
In the 2010s, the game industry is of increasing commercial importance, with growth driven particularly by the emerging Asian markets and mobile games. As of 2015, video games generated sales of USD74 billion annually worldwide, early games used interactive electronic devices with various display formats. The earliest example is from 1947—a Cathode ray tube Amusement Device was filed for a patent on 25 January 1947, by Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann, and issued on 14 December 1948, as U. S. Written by MIT students Martin Graetz, Steve Russell, and Wayne Wiitanens on a DEC PDP-1 computer in 1961, and the hit ping pong-style Pong, used the DEC PDP-1s vector display to have two spaceships battle each other. In 1971, Computer Space, created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, was the first commercially sold and it used a black-and-white television for its display, and the computer system was made of 74 series TTL chips. The game was featured in the 1973 science fiction film Soylent Green, Computer Space was followed in 1972 by the Magnavox Odyssey, the first home console.
Modeled after a late 1960s prototype console developed by Ralph H. Baer called the Brown Box and these were followed by two versions of Ataris Pong, an arcade version in 1972 and a home version in 1975 that dramatically increased video game popularity. The commercial success of Pong led numerous other companies to develop Pong clones and their own systems, the game inspired arcade machines to become prevalent in mainstream locations such as shopping malls, traditional storefronts and convenience stores. The game became the subject of articles and stories on television and in newspapers and magazines. Space Invaders was soon licensed for the Atari VCS, becoming the first killer app, the term platform refers to the specific combination of electronic components or computer hardware which, in conjunction with software, allows a video game to operate. The term system is commonly used
Golden Gate University
Golden Gate University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in the Financial District of downtown San Francisco, California. Founded in 1901, GGU specializes in educating professionals through its schools of law, taxation, the university offers two undergraduate degrees with eight concentrations and 15 graduate degrees with 24 concentrations. On November 1,1881 at the YMCA building at 232 Sutter Street, which the organization had occupied since 1868, classes were offered in bookkeeping, stenography, elocution and gymnastics. Successful completion of these led to a certificate that was recognized by more than 100 colleges. Other offerings of the association would include a school for boys. In April 1894 the YMCA moved to a new building at the northeast corner of Mason. The night school was renamed the Evening College on October 1,1896, the law school was the first of the Ys educational departments to offer a full degree-level course, and thus the university traces its founding to the law schools establishment.
Courses in Accountancy and Business Administration leading to the degree of Bachelor of Commercial Science began in 1908, courses in foreign trade were added. The YMCA building was destroyed in the fire followed the 1906 earthquake. Following the earthquake, the school was conducted out of tents, in November 1910 the school moved into the YMCAs new building at 220 Golden Gate Avenue at Leavenworth Street, in the Tenderloin neighborhood. A student contest resulted in the adoption of the new name Golden Gate, originally suggested by law student Charles H. Pool, Jr. because contest judges thought it symbolized romantic California. The institution was incorporated from the Central YMCA on May 18,1923. The college became independent of the YMCA in 1962, however. The college had purchased the building at auction in April 1964, in 1972, the college expanded and elevated itself to university status. In 1979, a new west wing of the university was completed, arthur A. Macurda 1898 -1914 | Archie R. Mack 1914 -1930 | Nagel T.
Miner 1931 -1958 | Russell T. Sharpe 1958 -1970 | Otto W. Butz 1970 -1992 | Thomas M. Stauffer 1992 -1999 Philip Friedman 2000 -2007 Dan Angel 2007 –2015 David J. Its four schools, with the year a university degree was first offered in the area, are as follows, School of Law Edward S. Ageno School of Business School of Accounting Bruce F. The School of Law offers the JD, LLM and JSD degrees, while the Ageno School of Business offers the degrees of BA, BS, MS, MBA, PMBA, the Braden School of Taxation offers an MS in Taxation and the School of Accounting offers the MAc
Minerva Schools at KGI
Minerva’s founder, former Snapfish president Ben Nelson, has referred to it as the first elite American university to be launched in a century. In April 2012, Minerva Project received US$25,000,000 in venture funding from Benchmark Capital to create the program that would become the Minerva Schools at KGI. Stephen Kosslyn joined Minerva in March 2013 to serve as Founding Dean, prior to joining Minerva, Kosslyn served as Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and Dean of Social Sciences at Harvard University. Kosslyn was responsible for hiring the heads of the four colleges in the School of Arts & Science, in July 2013, Minerva Project partnered with the Keck Graduate Institute to officially launch the Minerva Schools at KGI. For its 2014 Founding Class, Minerva received 2,464 applications, the schools Founding Class matriculated in Fall 2014, numbering 29 students, each of whom received a full four-year scholarship. An additional US$70,000,000 in funding to the Minerva Schools at KGI was announced in October 2014, in 2015, Minerva admitted 220 students out of 11,000 applicants – a 2% acceptance rate.
In 2016, only 1. 9% of 16,000 applicants have been admitted, Dr. John Percival as Dean of Business In January 2015, Minerva announced the hiring of Dr. Vicki Chandler as Dean of the College of Natural Sciences. Chandler was previously the Chief Program Officer of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and a Professor in the Departments of Plant Sciences, tenure is not available, and faculty are hired under three-year contracts. Professors are trained to use Minervas proprietary learning platform, The Active Learning Forum, faculty retain intellectual property rights to their research. Minerva does not employ any librarians, relying instead on the services at Claremont, parent of KGI. Courses are conducted as online seminars capped at 19 students, Minerva applies a 1972 study that shows that memory is enhanced by “deep” cognitive tasks. Such tasks include working with material, applying it, and arguing about it instead of rote memorization, all classes begin with a short quiz, with potentially a second one in the class, that is claimed to increase retention.
The automated recording of student performance allows tracking of progress, students initially take four “Cornerstone Courses” that introduce Habits of Mind and Foundational Concepts that cut across the sciences and humanities. In a science class, for example, students develop an understanding of the need for controlled experiments, in a humanities class, they learn the classical techniques of rhetoric and develop basic persuasive skills. The curriculum builds from that foundation, Minerva encourages students to use massive open online courses to learn what is typically taught in first-year courses. Minerva maintains two residence halls in San Francisco, one in the Nob Hill neighborhood and one on Market Street, as well as one in Berlin, further residence halls are planned to open in Seoul and London. Istanbul was removed from the list of cities in July 2016 following political instability in Turkey. Minerva has no facilities, since all classes are conducted through an active learning platform developed by the school, focused on participation
Society of Jesus
The Society of Jesus Latin, Societas Iesu, S. J. SJ or SI) is a religious congregation of the Catholic Church which originated in Spain. The society is engaged in evangelization and apostolic ministry in 112 nations on six continents, Jesuits work in education, intellectual research, and cultural pursuits. Jesuits give retreats, minister in hospitals and parishes, and promote social justice, Ignatius of Loyola founded the society after being wounded in battle and experiencing a religious conversion. He composed the Spiritual Exercises to help others follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, ignatiuss plan of the orders organization was approved by Pope Paul III in 1540 by a bull containing the Formula of the Institute. Ignatius was a nobleman who had a background, and the members of the society were supposed to accept orders anywhere in the world. The Society participated in the Counter-Reformation and, later, in the implementation of the Second Vatican Council, the Society of Jesus is consecrated under the patronage of Madonna Della Strada, a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and it is led by a Superior General.
The Society of Jesus on October 3,2016 announced that Superior General Adolfo Nicolás resignation was officially accepted, on October 14, the 36th General Congregation of the Society of Jesus elected Father Arturo Sosa as its thirty-first Superior General. The headquarters of the society, its General Curia, is in Rome, the historic curia of St. Ignatius is now part of the Collegio del Gesù attached to the Church of the Gesù, the Jesuit Mother Church. In 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first Jesuit Pope, the Jesuits today form the largest single religious order of priests and brothers in the Catholic Church. As of 1 January 2015, Jesuits numbered 16,740,11,986 clerics regular,2,733 scholastics,1,268 brothers and 753 novices. In 2012, Mark Raper S. J. wrote, Our numbers have been in decline for the last 40 years—from over 30,000 in the 1960s to fewer than 18,000 today. The steep declines in Europe and North America and consistent decline in Latin America have not been offset by the significant increase in South Asia, the Society is divided into 83 Provinces with six Independent Regions and ten Dependent Regions.
On 1 January 2007, members served in 112 nations on six continents with the largest number in India and their average age was 57.3 years,63.4 years for priests,29.9 years for scholastics, and 65.5 years for brothers. The current Superior General of the Jesuits is Arturo Sosa, the Society is characterized by its ministries in the fields of missionary work, human rights, social justice and, most notably, higher education. It operates colleges and universities in countries around the world and is particularly active in the Philippines. In the United States it maintains 28 colleges and universities and 58 high schools and he ensured that his formula was contained in two papal bulls signed by Pope Paul III in 1540 and by Pope Julius III in 1550. The formula expressed the nature, community life and apostolate of the new religious order, the meeting is now commemorated in the Martyrium of Saint Denis, Montmartre
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is an elite music school with an enrollment of about 400 undergraduate and graduate students, located at 50 Oak Street, San Francisco, California. The highly acclaimed Pre-College Division offers a music education to gifted young musicians. The San Francisco Conservatory of Music was founded in 1917 by Ada Clement and its first location was the home of Lillians parents, at 3435 Sacramento Street. The school opened with three pianos, four studios, two blackboards and 40 students, the Ada Clement Piano School quickly expanded. Several years after its founding, the changed to the Ada Clement Music School. In 1956 the Conservatory moved from Sacramento Street to 1201 Ortega Street and it resided there for fifty years, before moving to its current location at 50 Oak Street in 2006. San Francisco Conservatory of Music offers music education in addition to community enrichment programs and this expansion of the school will dramatically increase its instructional and performance opportunities as well as its contribution to the cultural life of the Bay Area.
Acquired around March 2000, the conservatorys Civic Center location includes two existing buildings,50 and 70 Oak Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin and this Concert Hall seats up to 450, a new Recital Hall seats up to 160 and a smaller Salon seats up to 120. An annual award for orchestral composition given by The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the competition is open to current students and recent alumni of the conservatory. The winner is selected by an independent panel of each spring