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    Students Should Consider Consequences of Getting Inked

    Students Should Consider Consequences of Getting Inked
    Whether it’s flaming nautical stars, bold Chinese symbols or a massive tricolored dragon, tattoos are becoming very popular with college students. While some think tattoos are cool and creative, students should practice restraint when getting inked because hey can cause problems in formal situations. Body art is too distracting at weddings, funerals or graduation, among other occasions. [widget:news_callout_2] Generally, as long as ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    House Nears Dramatic Expansion of College Student Aid

    House Nears Dramatic Expansion of College Student Aid
    WASHINGTON _ The House of Representatives is expected this week to back overhauling _ and simplifying _ how college students receive financial aid. The rules for awarding and repaying loans would remain unchanged, but the government would make all loans itself, ending the practice of subsidizing loans made by private lenders. The Obama administration, which has made revamping the student loan ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Drinking at College: More Reason Than Ever to Say No

    Drinking at College: More Reason Than Ever to Say No
    Last summer, as another crop of 18-year-olds was heading off to college for the first time, college presidents around the country started to question whether the country's legal drinking age still makes sense. Those open to lowering the legal age suggested that one way to curb binge drinking on campuses would be to make drinking less clandestine. By allowing undergraduates to ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    EBay Sells Part of Skype for $2B

    EBay Sells Part of Skype for $2B
    NEW YORK - EBay Inc. is trading control of the online telecommunications service Skype for about $2 billion, reversing a 2005 acquisition that many analysts considered a head scratcher from the beginning. The company famous for its online marketplace said Tuesday it is selling a 65 percent stake in the business to a group of private investment funds for $1.9 billion ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Job Hunt 101: Bag the Best Employer

    Job Hunt 101: Bag the Best Employer
    It’s 2009. Do you know where your next job is? Finding a new job is tough these days. New hires are in decline, unemployment is north of 8% so there’s plenty of competition and people who have jobs are making Herculean efforts to hang onto them. And, if you do manage to land a meeting with a potential employer, the contemporary ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Jobless Rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K Jobs Lost in Aug.

    Jobless Rate at 9.7 pct.; 216K Jobs Lost in Aug.
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in August, the highest since June 1983, as employers eliminated a net total of 216,000 jobs. The level of job cuts is less than July's upwardly revised total of 276,000 and is the lowest in a year. Analysts expected the unemployment rate to rise to 9.5 percent from July's 9.4 ...
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    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012

    Feds to Hire 600,000 Employees by 2012
    600,000 over three years. 273,000 deemed mission-critical. That's how many people the Partnership for Public Service projects the federal government will need to hire by 2012 to fill growing needs as well as replacing a baby-boomer workforce set to retire. These numbers and other hiring projections are listed just in time for some Labor Day reading in the third edition of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Outlook for 2009 Grads: Good Jobs Available for Flexible Candidates

    Outlook for 2009 Grads: Good Jobs Available for Flexible Candidates
    Sherman Murdoch, who is graduating in June with a degree in mass communications from Tennessee State University, is frustrated. “I’ve been consistently searching job-related Web sites, networking with people in the know and working on my craft,” he says. Still, Murdoch is worried he’ll end up “working a job that I’m not passionate about or that I can’t learn from.” [widget:crunch_apps_callout_] ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    What 2008's Hiring Outlook Says About Hiring Trends

    What 2008's Hiring Outlook Says About Hiring Trends
    Admitedly, 2009 is not 2008, but what does looking back a year tell us about the emerging labor market? As we started 2008 the hot jobs were quantitative. In fact, it's been said that 2008 was the year of the quant. By quant, we mean not just quantitative analysts, those brainiacs of finance who drive many a hedge fund’s oversized returns ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Stanford-Trained English Teacher Quarterbacks I Wanna Go to Cal Tutoring Program

    Stanford-Trained English Teacher Quarterbacks I Wanna Go to Cal Tutoring Program
    Silicon Valley's oldest tutoring center devoted exclusively to English instruction has turned to Stanford products Nat Crawford and Teresa Kim to lead a new program for high school seniors. Name of the program? I Wanna Go to Cal. Improve Your English president Steve High, 61, gave the tutoring plan its name. He is a U.C. Berkeley alumnus. So are his wife ...
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    How to Stay Safe on a College Campus

    How to Stay Safe on a College Campus
    College has more tests than the ones in class. In "Protect Yourself at College: Smart Choices-Safe Results" (Capital Books, $15.95), Thomas M. Kane of Monroeville offers advice on ways college students can ensure their safety on campus. The member of the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities often is called on by members of the media and schools to offer ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -2
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    UniversityLoveConnection.Com Buys Gold Coins for Its College Internship Program to Issue to Students Rather Than Cash

    UniversityLoveConnection.Com Buys Gold Coins for Its College Internship Program to Issue to Students Rather Than Cash
    UniversityLoveConnection.com offers College Internships to Bachelor and Master degree students for college credit starting summer through fall 2009-2010. Each student will receive full credit for their computer science or related degrees. This is a non paid internship, so Michael Rotkin, Founder of UniversityLoveConnection.com, worked out a deal with a Gold company to give back to the students. "Gold Coin value is ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    State Budget Crisis Good for Private Colleges

    State Budget Crisis Good for Private Colleges
    Aug. 31--California's budget crisis is creating a business opportunity for private colleges and trade schools in the central San Joaquin Valley. [widget:crunch_apps_callout_] Students faced with class cuts at community colleges and California State University, Fresno, are finding -- and paying more for -- educational alternatives. It's more expensive, but in many cases it's easier to get into classes and faster to ...
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    College Costs Alter Dreams: Education: $9,000 for Dorms Put UW Out of Reach for Freshman

    College Costs Alter Dreams: Education: $9,000 for Dorms Put UW Out of Reach for Freshman
    Aug. 31--OLYMPIA -- For Maureen Lutz and her daughter, Lauren, 18, hard work paid off in an acceptance letter from the University of Washington in May. However, this month the Lutzes had to make a difficult decision -- Lauren had to withdraw from the University of Washington because the Olympia family couldn't afford $9,000 for the residence halls. Maureen Lutz said ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -4
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    In a Recession, is College Worth It?

    Darla Horn, 26, acknowledges she didn't give much thought to the cost of college when she enrolled at State University of New York in Purchase. "My plans were to get out of Texas, and college became incidental," says Horn, who grew up in Nacogdoches, a city of about 32,000 near the Louisiana border. Because she didn't qualify for financial aid, she ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    SPIN METER: College aid outpaced by college costs

    SPIN METER: College aid outpaced by college costs
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a bill in Congress would help him send millions more Americans to college. But the measure may fall short of Obama's goal. The bill would boost Pell Grants for needy students. But it does nothing to curb college costs, which rise much faster than Pell Grants do. And it spends precious federal dollars on things ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads

    Programs to repay student loans target unemployed grads
    New public, private and college-based programs are targeting a grim and growing market: unemployed college graduates who can't afford to repay their student loans. This week, BridgeSpan Financial, a start-up based in Washington, D.C., introduced SafeStart, a product designed to protect borrowers from the risk of defaulting on their loans. For an upfront payment of $40 to $60 per $1,000 of ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -3
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    Are Social Networks Making Students More Narcissistic?

    Are Social Networks Making Students More Narcissistic?
    College students say social networking makes them more narcissistic, a national survey reports today — and they also believe their generation is the most narcissistic of all. [widget:becoming_a_community_10_step_guide] That's what a majority of 1,068 college students said when asked about narcissism in a poll on social networking sites in June by Ypulse. More than half (57%) said their peers used social ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +5
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    Anheuser-Busch pulls promotions at some colleges

    Anheuser-Busch pulls promotions at some colleges
    MILWAUKEE - Anheuser-Busch InBev is dropping its "Fan Cans" promotions from communities around the country where colleges have complained that the effort - which sells cans of Bud Light in school colors - promotes underage drinking and infringes on trademarks. The Federal Trade Commission has discussed the issue with the brewer, both the agency and the St. Louis-based brewer said. Regulators ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    U. Of Buffalo Student Exits Homemade Cabin

    U. Of Buffalo Student Exits Homemade Cabin
    A University of Buffalo student has voluntarily left a cabin he had been building on the Amherst, N.Y., campus since May, a school official says. Vice President for Student Affairs Dennis Black said in a statement that Brian Borncamp left his camp site on the edge of the university's north campus. The 21-year-old has been using his limited funds to build ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2