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The United States has historically been one of the most popular destinations for international students around the world, as educational institutions in the U.S offer valuable professional and academic opportunities. According to the president of Pace University, colleges also benefit from hosting international students. Not only do they help create unique cross-cultural experiences in classrooms, international students are becoming “increasingly important to keep our classes full, our tuition revenue up, and our institutions thriving.”

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As an international student myself, I have been fortunate enough to study at two amazing schools in the U.S in the past 8 years (Holderness School…


Gender-based pay discrimination has been illegal in the United States for over half a century, but significant wage gaps between male and female workers persist. There are several, complex factors driving the gender pay gap, such as occupational segregation (differences in industries, with more men in higher- paid industries), vertical segregation (fewer women in senior, better paying positions) and differences in years of experience, and finally, the “motherhood penalty.”

It is also true that women are often paid a lower compensation than their male counterparts, even when they are in the same industry and hold the same job/position. This gap…

Chae Hahn

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