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How to Get Into an Ivy League School

If you are hoping to attend one of the Ivy League schools, you're going to need more than good grades. Seven of the eight Ivies have made the list of the most selective colleges in the country, and acceptance rates range from 6% for Harvard University to 15% for Cornell University. Applicants who are admitted have earned excellent grades in challenging classes, demonstrated meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities, revealed leadership skills, and crafted winning essays.
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Short Sunderland III

Short Sunderland IIIThe Short Sunderland III was produced in larger numbers than any other version of the aircraft, accounting for 463 of the total of 749 Sunderlands that were built. The main change introduced on the Mk III was the use of a faired main step on the bottom of the fuselage. This reduced the drag caused by the boat hull by ten percent, but did have some impact on the aircraft’s handling in water.
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Memorable Monuments and Memorials

How do we remember important events? How can we best honor our dead? Should we pay tribute with realistic sculptures of our heroes? Or, will the monument be more meaningful and profound if we choose abstract forms? Sometimes the horror of events are too unreal to accurately represent. The design of a monument or memorial is often more symbolic than an accurate representation.
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How Important Is a College GPA?

In high school, you likely focused on getting good grades-and, consequently, having a solid grade point average (GPA)-because you wanted to get into a good college. But now that you're in college, you may be wondering, "Does my GPA really matter any more?" While that may seem like a simple question, there isn't a single, straightforward answer for it.
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Islamic Mullah

Mullah is the name given to teachers or scholars of Islamic learning or the leaders of mosques. The term is usually a mark of respect but can also be used in a derogatory manner and is primarily used in Iran, Turkey, Pakistan, and the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. In Arabic-speaking lands, an Islamic cleric is called an "imam" or "Shayk" instead.
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