Gophers’ Dock, Greenlund balance cross country with medical school aspirations

first_imgGophers’ Dock, Greenlund balance cross country with medical school aspirationsThe redshirt juniors have had their best seasons with Minnesota while planning for medical school in the future.Sarah Mai Brendan O’BrienNovember 2, 2019Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintMinnesota cross country runners Carissa Dock and Lindsey Greenlund have both enjoyed the busy 2019 season despite the added stress that both of them face as they look to their future in medical school. After applying to and interviewing with several medical schools, Dock’s top four choices are Duke, UC San Diego, Minnesota and Boston University. Greenlund has been accepted into Loyola University Chicago and Saint Louis University. She has also interviewed at Tulane and Minnesota with more interviews coming up.Both have at least one parent in the medical field who was an inspiration growing up. Dock and Greenlund also had specific moments when they knew they wanted to work in the medical field. For Dock, it was when she interned at the medical device company Minnetronix, and patients came in to talk about how the devices she and others worked on changed their lives.“In that moment I realized that talking to patients and seeing my work was affecting lives was something I loved and something I wanted to be able to see for the rest of [my] career,” Dock said.Greenlund knew she wanted to go to medical school when she was shadowing others in the field and saw patients coming in to receive their medication.“It made me realize we are all just people who just need help sometimes and it’s just such a special role as a physician to provide that help and care,” Greenlund said. Dock and Greenlund said one reason the process has been easier is that women’s head coach Sarah Hopkins has helped alleviate the pressure.“One of the biggest things has been coach Hopkins,” Greenlund said. “Her flexibility with me has been so helpful because she’s helped me to move my workouts to days that I won’t be missing and to take an extra day off if things are just crazy.” Dock agrees. “I think it’s super helpful that [she] is super encouraging of us having big goals and big pursuits inside … and outside of running,” Dock said. “I think it’s really cool and unique that she cares so much about us as athletes but also as people.”At the beginning of the season, Hopkins was not sure how the two runners would handle cross country, medical school interviews and the rest of undergraduate school. But now she is impressed by how Dock and Greenlund have been determined and willing to make sacrifices throughout the season in order to reach their goals.“To see these two be able to manage all of that stuff … and keep these balls in the air and do them all so well,” Hopkins said, “Speaks to their personalities, their drive, their sort of laser focus and being willing to put a lot of other things on the back burner.” The redshirt juniors recorded career-best times in a six-kilometer race at the Nuttycombe Invitational earlier this season and will race for the Gophers at the Big Ten Championships on Nov. 3. Both have had similar mindsets when training and competing this season.“My main goal was to run only races I am proud of,” Greenlund said. “That for me has been really good because I’ve realized throughout these years as long as I just do everything I can and put it all out there and give it what I have for that day, I’ll be pretty happy with it.”“It’s a super unique experience and we’ll never really have the chance to be on a team like this again in our lives,” Dock said. “So I think that my mantra for the year was just at this point I have nothing to lose so just try to enjoy [the] moment and give it all when you can.”last_img read more

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Free Email Services That Don’t Require Phone Verification

first_imgImagine you need a free email account, an account that is separate from your main email account. Perhaps you want a new email account for online purchases. Or for subscribing to email newsletters. Or maybe, you’ve never had an email account. Whatever the reason, setting up a free email account with an email service should be straightforward, right? Not lately. What’s Changed with Email Services?What I’ve noticed over the past five years, is that email services are now asking for a phone number for verification. Likely due to the amount of spam email we all receive. But asking for a phone number can create a barrier. Services like Google or Zoho ask for a unique phone number to be associated with the account. But if you already have an account with them and have used your phone number, you can’t associate a new email account with the same phone number. In some cases, services only allow smartphones to be used for that unique phone number so you can be texted for verification.What happens when you don’t have another phone number to use for verification? Limited Email ServicesIf you want to create a free email account and don’t have a phone number for verification, there are choices. Sadly, there aren’t a lot of choices for someone who:Doesn’t want to, or can’t, provide a phone numberWants to protect their privacyI researched online for services that fit both criteria, and I’ve found some options to consider.Note: I researched the options this month (June 2019) and all were available without phone verification. But policies often change, so be aware of possible future changes.Free Email Services That Don’t Require Phone VerificationProtonMailBased in Switzerland, ProtonMail is my recommended choice for an additional email account.Why? In addition to not requiring you to provide a phone number for verification, ProtonMail is a privacy-focused email service. They can provide encryption of your messages.Signing up for your ProtonMail account is a three-step process, which takes less than a minute.Choose your username and domain (either protonmail.com or protonmail.ch)Create a passwordOptionally add a recovery email address (if you need to recover your account)You don’t have to enter your name to get a ProtonMail account. Pros:Quick to set upPrivacy focused500MB storage150 messages a dayCreate encrypted and automatic expiring email messagesiOS and Android apps available, along with browser accessCons:No additional features other than emailNo recovery options, other than your optional recovery email accountLimited storage. A premium account will get you more storage, filters, labels, usage of your own domain name.Mail.comA free email service owned by 1&1 Mail & Media Inc., Mail.com offers a more feature-filled free email account. Their data center is based in Kansas in the United States. Signing up for a free account requires you to enter your first name, last name, country, state (if applicable), security question, password, and your method of verification.In less than a couple minutes, you’ll have a new email account. Note: the default verification methoid is SMS, but the second option is email. So you must have an existing email account if you don’t want to use phone verification. Pros: Manage multiple accounts2GB of storageChoose from over 200 unique domain names (example: consultant.com, mail.com, accountant.com, etc.)Send large files up to 50MBSpam filter and virus protectionOnline calendarAvailable on smartphone, tablet, or desktop computerCons: You must have an existing email account for verification. The only verification options are email or SMS.Ads will be displayed. You can opt out, but in some cases, opting out is based on device you’re using. If you upgrade to their premium service, no ads will be shown.Depending on your email usage, you may need more space.Wrapping UpIn the past, it was a lot easier to create a free email account without having to provide a phone number. Not so any more. Of the two options, I recommend ProtonMail if you’re looking for an email service that focuses on your privacy and doesn’t ask a lot of questions when you sign up. 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How to Switch From SVN to GitHub for Small Teams

first_imgSeeing a lack stories on the experience of small teams switching from SVN to GitHub, Brian Krausz decided to share the experience he had switching his startup GazeHawk to Git. The team was having some issues with SVN and decided to make the leap. He was able to get the whole thing transfered in one weekend.Apart from finding the GitHub issue tracker too light for even GazeHawk’s minimal needs, Krausz seems quite pleased with the transition.He writes that he found three resources particularly helpful:svn2git, which is exactly what it sounds like: a tool for exporting SVN projects and importing them into GitHub.github-trac, a Trac plugin for GitHub integration.Git – SVN Crash Course, a list of Git equivalents to SVN commands. klint finley Related Posts How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Krausz warns against optimizing too prematurely, but notes that it’s easier to switch before you’re small and don’t have a lot of “version control rot.”For more background on GitHub, check out our coverage of it. Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#How To Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

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GameServers Responds to the Call of Duty with Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Family

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