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    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications

    U.S. Supreme Court to Tackle Race on College Applications
    The U.S. Supreme Court is on a roll these days. They promised on Monday, June 29, that they would reopen a case that tackles affirmative action throughout the college application process. The case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was first brought to court in 2008 and is now being repealed in the U.S. Supreme Court, where the judges will ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rate This
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    The Professional Woman's Guide to Dating

    Photo courtesy of Creative Commons In the office, you might have everything under control. You hit your targets consistently. You help drive your business. Hell, people even come to you for advice. But do you sometimes feel like your record in the romance department is less than stellar? Is your return on investment in dating little to none? [widget:455] We ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    College to Pay Mislead Students $1.2 Million

    College to Pay Mislead Students $1.2 Million
    Former students Daymar College, which is actually a for-profit Kentucky company, have filed multiple lawsuits with claims that the company misled them, according to a copy of the proposed settlement deal, which was obtained by The Courier-Journal, a newspaper in Louisvilla, KY. According to the details within the settlement and The Courier-Journal, the former students are accusing the for-profit college of ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Millenials: The Lazy Generation?

    Millenials: The Lazy Generation?
    A 2008 broadcast of 60 Minutes that was recently re-aired, says some damning things about you—or rather your generation—when it comes to work. They’ve labeled you as narcissistic, immature adolescents putting off adulthood. Workers who can’t take criticism or direction, who flippantly change jobs frequently and have a “me first” attitude -- a result of your parents and Mr. Rogers telling ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Race on College Campuses: What’s Happening Now?

    Race on College Campuses: What’s Happening Now?
    They say history has a way of repeating itself, and at several colleges and universities across the country, that’s the case right now. African American students as well as other minority and underrepresented groups on college campuses have banded together to demand an end to racial tension from administrators as well as their peers. Today, these individuals echo the thoughts, opinions ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones

    Private Colleges' GPAs Rising Faster Than Public Ones
    The New York Times' Economix blog featured a study out of Furman University, which shows that beginning in the 1960s, GPAs at national colleges and universities rose at a pace of one-tenth of a point per year, from an average of 2.52 in the mid-'50s to 3.11 in the mid-'00s. Interestingly, during the past 50 years, GPAs at private schools have ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated: +3
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    More Attractive Students Achieve Higher Grades, According to Study

    More Attractive Students Achieve Higher Grades, According to Study
    We’re all familiar with the idea that life can be easier for more attractive people. Whether we agree on it or not, we’ve heard the theory. Yes, the theory that attractiveness impacts pretty much everything in life exists. But is it true? And, if so, we can still all agree that your grades should only reflect academic performance, right? Well, that ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +42
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    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion

    For-Profit College Ordered to Pay Students $1.2 Billion
    Another for-profit has come under fire for its recruiting and money-making schemes. A huge victory was won this week for students that had once attended Corinthian College, according to MarketWatch. Like other for-profits that have come under federal and civil scrutiny, Corinthian advertised false graduation and job placement rates in order to attract students. After graduation, these students were unable to ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +22
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    Occupy Wall Street – Coming to a City Near You?

    Occupy Wall Street – Coming to a City Near You?
    Occupy Wall Street is currently in its fourth week of sit-in protests. Since the inaugural protests on September 17 in New York City, Occupy Wall Street has spread to at least 1,470 cities worldwide, according to occupytogether.org. At the Occupy sites, protestors are camping out and literally occupying that physical zone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Occupy Wall ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +12
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    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash

    Law School Graduate Pays $114K Student Loan in Cash
    What would you give to pay off your student loan debt in one, sweeping payment? Better yet: what would you give to see the look on the bankers’ faces when you did so? Alex Kenjeev, a graduate student from the University of Toronto and venture capitalist for O’Leary Ventures, did just that, according to Business Insider. The former law student had ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    The List is Out: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013

    The List is Out: Top 10 Party Schools of 2013
    Love it or hate it, all eyes are on the Princeton Review’s College Rankings right now. The long awaited top party schools list is out, and while some students may be clamoring to submit their applications, others are turned off at the mention of a top party scene. Whatever your stance, there is more than meets the eye – or the ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +12
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    PhD Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates

    PhD Student Pays Tuition with Mail-In Rebates
    Students are really outdoing themselves these days and getting creative with how they pay their tuition bills and loan balances. Jonathan Hood, a PhD student at Auburn University, is the next in a string of students bucking the system and paying on his own terms. Hood is now making headlines for paying a semester of tuition solely through money he has ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +11
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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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    Academic Freedom vs. Adult Content

    Academic Freedom vs. Adult Content
    Freedom of speech is nothing new when it comes to controversy. Freedom of speech in academia? Been there, done that. Freedom of speech in academia claimed by a faculty member in order to defend the pornography she showed her class? Now we’re listening. [gate] According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Jammie Price, a professor of sociology at Appalachian State University, ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +14
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    Office Experiments With "Naked Friday"

    Office Experiments With "Naked Friday"
    Over the years this slot has featured dozens of weird and wacky HR ideas. But this month's must surely top the lot. We present to you the 'naked office'. Ailing Newcastle-based advertising agency Onebestway needed a kick up the bum, so it invited all its staff to waggle theirs freely and work for one full day completely starkers (right). [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] In ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated: +6
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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 about 8 years ago | Rated: +2
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    How Oversharing on Facebook Can Get You Fired

    How Oversharing on Facebook Can Get You Fired
    So…here’s the thing. I am a big fan of social networking. Huge. Some might call me an addict. Facebook. Twitter. The internet in general. You don’t spend your time blogging, tweeting, and updating all day if you’re not a fan of the internet. But even I have to admit that sometimes being a product of the Facebook generation has its faults. ...
    Published over 6 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 about 8 years ago | Rate This
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    10 Internship Interview Tips

    10 Internship Interview Tips
    No matter where you are in life, interviews are stressful. Whether you’ve been through hundreds or it’s your first interview experience, the preparation process is filled with anxiety. Chances are, if you’re interviewing for an internship opportunity, you haven’t been through that many interviews in your lifetime. But, the more you prepare, the less anxious you’ll feel. Lucky for you, the ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Better Looking? Better Grades

    Better Looking? Better Grades
    Please don’t shoot the messenger – we don’t create the news, we just report it. In this particular case, the sensitive subject is one’s looks help in the success of a college career. A recent national study, released within a study, found that physically attractive high school students are more likely to complete college than those who are considered to have ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +22