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How to See What You’ll get from the Academy of Art University

In 1929, the Stephen’s family had a dream to open a school in the San Francisco, California area. They had succeeded, and made an Academy called the Academy of Arts, and it was named such until Richard S. Stephen’s stepped down, and handed the school over to his son Dr. Richard A. Stephens who added bachelor’s and Undergraduate programs to the Academy, and they became Academy of Art College. With the new programs added, enrollment soared above 5,000 and to this day it’s still one of the few Colleges in the United Stated to be privately owned. Then in 2004 The granddaughter of the founder Richard S. Stephens, Dr. Elisa Stephens took over the college, and under her guidance, they became the Academy of Art University. On top of the school being privately owned by the same family for over 90 years, the entire family are art lovers who are involved in the art community.

The video created by Sam Bear shows a day-in-the-life of a university student who is taking classes at the Academy of Art University. It shows him getting up at 9 a.m., then he tours the city of beautiful San Francisco, California, and progresses as he gets a free ride to the college by flashing his school ID. Then he starts classes at 11 a.m., then takes a break and hang out with his friends for a few hours before taking his afternoon class. Yes, only two classes at the university because they want to focus on the experience of college, and they want students to have all their focus on classes and projects. It then shows him hanging out with his friends again, and then back to the dorm to crash out by 11 p.m. This video is something that every college should do. This is a more accurate description of life on campus that a simple tour of the school.

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Securus Technologies Exposes Global Tel Link

Securus Technologies is an American for-profit prison technology company. It is situated in Dallas, Texas. The company mainly provides civil and criminal justice solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections, and monitoring. Securus Technologies announced that it has received accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBP) and received an A+ rating. In the month of May 2015, Securus Technologies announced that it had signed a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement to acquire JPay Inc, which enabled it to digitize payments, communications, education, and entertainment in the correctional space.

Recently reported by PR Newswire, Securus Technology released a report implicating Global Tel Link (GTL) of wrongdoings and integrity breaches. The report helped us gain insight on some of the illegal activities undertaken by Global Tel Link company. Securus America Technologies believes their business mission is to serve their customers with their best interests at heart. The article is a 17-page order by the Louisiana Public Service Commission(PSC)regarding GTL actions when the served at the Louisiana Department of Corrections by providing outbound telecom services.
The investigations into GTL operations found out that GTL programmed to rate calls by higher rates than those permitted under Public Service Commission rate caps. They also discovered that GTL artificially inflated charges to customers by adding additional costs to calls made. GTL was also billing single calls as double calls. Besides, they programmed their clocks in the telephones at the prisons to add 15-36 seconds in each call. As a result of GTL deliberate actions, Louisiana taxpayers were overcharged by GTL almost $1,243,000.
Smith, CEO of Securus Technologies, said on PR Newswire that the potential wrongdoings of GTL had continued since the order by PSC was released 18 years ago. He concluded by stating that the customers need high levels of integrity and such cancerous behaviors exhibited by GTL were only killing the industry.

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