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    Policy Would Require Colleges to Admit Illegal Immigrants

    Policy Would Require Colleges to Admit Illegal Immigrants
    Aug. 23--Community colleges in North Carolina would be required to admit students who are not legal residents of the United States if the state approves a proposed policy. The state Board of Community Colleges will consider a proposal that would admit students who aren't in the country legally and require them to pay the out-of-state tuition rate. The policy says those ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Roomie Matches Made in Cyberspace

    Roomie Matches Made in Cyberspace
    CHICAGO _ For Satit Koonopakarn, the gold dagger and book of chants were the first signs of trouble. His freshman roommate at the University of Illinois at Chicago pulled out the items on move-in day, explaining that he was a Wiccan and liked to practice witchcraft. Months later, Koonopakarn said, he awoke during the night to find the roommate standing over ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    OPINION: It's Worth Trying to Save Every Student

    Aug. 24--Far too many students enter college each year unprepared because of deficiencies in elementary and secondary school education. It is a national epidemic and a disgrace, which a 2005 National Education Summit on Higher Education report said costs colleges and businesses $16 billion a year. That's because none of the needed remedial college courses counts toward graduation. "Only 10 percent ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Soft Skills and Attitude More Important Than Technical Skills, Finds Bayt.Com Poll

    Soft Skills and Attitude More Important Than Technical Skills, Finds Bayt.Com Poll
    Employees that are hardworking and have a strong work ethic are likely to be promoted the fastest within an organisation according to the new employer online poll series conducted by the Middle East's number one job site, Bayt.com, with 30% of employers agreeing that those committed to their work are likely to be most eligible for promotion. [widget:add_friend_widget] Leadership ability was ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Entrepreneurs: Rebellious Idea: Mix Value, Style at New Clothing Store

    Entrepreneurs: Rebellious Idea: Mix Value, Style at New Clothing Store
    Aug. 23--You've got to admire Kari Daigneau's timing. [widget:nasa_widget] Just as the economy was tanking, she was sinking her money into a clothing consignment store in Billings. The store specializes in brand names such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Lucky Brand, True Religion, Aeropostale, Polo and many others. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] "People are being more cautious with their money," Daigneau said. "They realize they ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    U.S. Colleges Prep for H1N1

    U.S. Colleges Prep for H1N1
    As millions of students head back to campus this month, college and university health care workers are stocking up on masks and flu-fighting drugs such as Tamiflu as they encourage students to get both annual seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 vaccine in mid-October. A University of Wisconsin committee brainstormed how to get food to sequestered students in dorms and what ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rate This
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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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits

    Senate Republican Holds up Jobless Benefits
    WASHINGTON – As Congress raced to leave Washington for its Easter recess, a Republican senator blocked a stopgap bill to extend jobless benefits, saying its $9 billion cost should not be added to the national debt. As a result, some people who have been out of work for more than six months will at least temporarily lose benefits. Newly jobless people ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rate This
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    Extracurricular Mean Extra Points Toward Your Career

    Extracurricular Mean Extra Points Toward Your Career
    Most college campuses offer a dizzying array of clubs and organizations to fit just about every interest, talent, personal preference and career goal a student could possibly have. If you joined each group that struck your fancy, you could easily end up spending all your time rushing to meetings or participating in special events, with little time left for academics, sports, ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month

    Unemployment Rate Remains Even Over Last Month
    JUNE 2011 — Unemployment for the month of May remains at 8.7%— the same as April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy did gain jobs in May —54,000 —but that’s down from a 232,000 gain in April. Meanwhile, the number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again remaining above the 400,000 mark for the ninth ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?

    Would Forgiving Student Loans Stimulate the Economy?
    Several grass-roots groups were established on Facebook in early 2009 calling for the cancellation of all student loan debt under the theory that this will stimulate the economy. Most noteworthy is the group Cancel Student Loan Debt to Stimulate the Economy (see also www.forgivestudentloandebt.com) founded by Robert Applebaum, a New York attorney. This group has grown to have more than 220,000 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700

    Median Student Loan Debt for BA Degree Now $17,700
    BOULDER, Colo. -- Ryan Nowakowski -- a University of Colorado graduate with an aerospace engineering degree -- juggled jobs, sometimes working 40 hours while taking a full load of classes. That way, his paychecks helped cushion his debt load, paying for rent and his monthly $400 grocery bills. ("I'm 6'6 and eat like it's nobody's business," Nowakowski admits). But he used ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning

    College Turmoil Increases Need for Financial Planning
    Aug. 24--Families have always agonized over how to save money for their children to attend college, but these days planning can be even more difficult. Colleges and universities have been raising fees sharply and often, making it particularly difficult for families to plan. The phenomenon also has widened the gap between low-income families who can secure enough student aid to pay ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Study Abroad? Some College Students Rethink Travel Plans

    Study Abroad? Some College Students Rethink Travel Plans
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Economic reality and money problems may be cooling the enthusiasm of U.S. college students to study abroad, just two years after students' interest in foreign study was at an all-time high. Four times as many students went abroad in the 2007-2008 academic year as 20 years ago, according to a survey of 985 schools released this week by ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -1
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    University Campus Divided Over Concealed Weapons Ban

    University Campus Divided Over Concealed Weapons Ban
    Students and administrators at a Colorado university are at odds over a policy allowing students to legally carry concealed weapons on campus, officials say. Colorado State University campus police and administrators want a ban on weapons, but students are against such restrictions, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. [widget:resumeinterview_advice] State law allows those with permits to have a handgun on any part ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: -2
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    Walk Away from a Bad Job with Your Head Held High

    Walk Away from a Bad Job with Your Head Held High
    Dear J.T. & Dale: I hate, hate, hate my job and the owners and the managers who run the restaurant I work at. I’m about to take a 10-day vacation. I don’t want to go back. Is it really a bad move to not give any notice and just never return, no call and no-show? — Sheryl J.T.: The rules are ...
    Published about 7 years ago | Rated: -2