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  • Sweeping Change Is in the Works for How Job-Training Dollars Are Allocated

    CHE > Latest news
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:55 am
    In a plan to be released on Tuesday, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will lay out a "job-driven checklist" for colleges and other applicants for $1.4-billion in grants.
  • How to Make the Most of Your College Freshman Orientation

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    8 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Make the Most of Your College Freshman Orientation Attending your college’s freshman orientation is a big step toward becoming a college student. While each college does things differently during orientation, you can most likely expect to get your student ID card and university e-mail address, learn about campus policies and resources, become familiar with where things (like the dining center) are on campus, meet other new students, and even register for classes. How can you make the most of this experience? Use these four tips to maximize your college freshman orientation experience. 1.
  • ACT changes on the horizon in 2015

    Suniti's Advice Corner
    29 Jun 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Over the past few years the ACT has been growing in popularity. In 2012 for the first time ever, more students took the ACT than the SAT. For students planning to take the ACT there are a few changes that they should be aware of. These changes represent an effort by the organization to remain relevant to both college and career bound high school seniors. These changes are slated to take effect in 2015. Clearer Score Reporting Each of the ACT’s four sections receives a score between 1-36, these scores are then averaged to arrive at a composite score. This will not change. In 2015 test takers…
  • 8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

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    Katie Dwyer
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    There are still a few weeks of summer left. That’s enough time for a few more lazy afternoons and some good times and adventures with old friends. But with freshman year looming on the near horizon, it’s also time to start taking concrete steps toward being ready for your first semester of college. 1. Do you know your details? If you’re like me before college, you probably haven’t had to deal with too much bureaucracy as of yet. You’ve let your parents help with tedious and high-stakes detail-y things like opening bank accounts and knowing where your birth certificate is kept. The…
  • Making the Most of the Summer Before College

    First Generation Student
    Angela Maria Garcia
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Congratulations graduates! Completing high school and getting into college are huge achievements, and the summer is a great time to reflect on how far you’ve come. You’ve worked hard, and you’ve earned the right to enjoy yourself a little, but remember that the summer is a great time to get ready for the next big chapter of your life. Here are 10 ideas for making the most of your summer so you can hit the ground running in the fall. 1. Put your “paperwork” in order. Make sure you complete and return all the necessary forms your college sent about orientation,…
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  • Ashlee Moore drops five spots in the heptathlon after shot put

    Joseph Hoyt
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Incoming Oregon freshman Ashlee Moore finished 23rd in the shot put portion of the heptathlon with a throw of 9.87 meters. Moore, who starred at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, started the heptathlon with a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles. Her time of 13.59 seconds placed her in second after the first event. In the high jump segment of the heptathlon, Moore failed to clear the 1.73 meter mark and finished tied for eighth. After three events, Moore currently sits in 13th place of the competition with six events remaining. Moore has a cumulative score of 2449 points. The 200…
  • Ashlee Moore sits in fifth place in women’s heptathlon through first two events

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Incoming freshman Ashlee Moore began the morning session at the IAAF World Junior Championships on the right foot. Moore, who entered the competition as the U.S. heptathlon champion, finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best 13.59 time. She was awarded 1037 points for her second place finish and ranked second heading into the next event. In the women’s high jump, her second and final event of day one, Moore struggled. Despite holding a 1.78 meter personal best, Moore failed to overcome the 1.73 meter height three times prior to her finish. She finished in a…
  • U.S. champion Raevyn Rogers finishes seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up, fails to qualify for semi finals

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Entering the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships as the U.S. 800 meter champion, incoming Oregon freshman Raevyn Rogers was looking to impress at Historic Hayward Field. Moore did just that, leading through the first 400 meters. However, Moore was tripped up around the 600 meter mark. Following the accident, Moore struggled to regain her edge, eventually falling to seventh place in 2:08.01. “I got tripped up and then it all went wrong,” Rogers said. “She clipped my back ankle and I felt a little burst after that; tried to get back in it. I wasn’t hurt, but I tried to…
  • Nico Rosberg Dominates in German Grand Prix

    Uloop News
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Rosberg, Bottas, and Hamilton celebrate on the podium at Hockenheim. Photo from http://f1pictures.tumblr.com/image/92369189495 Formula One visited Germany on Sunday, and it was an interesting race. Right on the first…
  • Raw video: Raevyn Rogers reacts to finishing seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up mid race

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    U.S. 800 meter champion Raevyn Rogers finished seventh at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2:08.01. After being tripped up mid race, Rogers struggled to recover mentally. She led through the first 400 meters before dropping back near the finish. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim
 
 
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  • 8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

    Katie Dwyer
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    There are still a few weeks of summer left. That’s enough time for a few more lazy afternoons and some good times and adventures with old friends. But with freshman year looming on the near horizon, it’s also time to start taking concrete steps toward being ready for your first semester of college. 1. Do you know your details? If you’re like me before college, you probably haven’t had to deal with too much bureaucracy as of yet. You’ve let your parents help with tedious and high-stakes detail-y things like opening bank accounts and knowing where your birth certificate is kept. The…
  • 5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

    Mark Frost
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Despite hearing a lot of advice, it often takes experience to truly learn a lesson–especially when it comes to money. When you’re young and have little to no responsibilities outside of school, however, you don’t see the big picture, and moderation is not in your vocabulary. But if you’re looking to learn before you make mistakes with money, here are a few five important lessons you should avoid having to learn the hard way. Never Take a Deal for the Sake of a Deal I’m a huge fan of sites like Woot and 1SaleADay (now 1Sale). There are times when I really am…
  • How to Use the Procrastination Equation to Troubleshoot Motivation

    Thomas Frank
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:34 am
    I’m in love with my girlfriend for a lot of reasons, but one of them is that she’s a huge fan of Assassin’s Creed. And Blade Runner. Oh, and Ready Player One, Devil May Cry, lots of great anime, and classic arcade games. Put simply, she’s a complete nerd. Knowing this, I wanted to do something cool for her birthday this year – so I decided to hide her present and devise an elaborate scavenger hunt filled with clues, puzzles, and challenges that she’d have to solve to get the final location. Yeah, Ron Swanson’s jealous. It’s a good thing she was out of town during the…
  • How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

    Jihan Lee
    5 Jun 2014 | 5:27 am
    Traveling offers students the chance to broaden their horizons and experience new cultures. It is one thing to read about a culture or a particular world landmark and another to see it up close and in person. Budget difficulties hold many potential travelers back, however, as they begin to add up costs associated with flights, hotels, and food. Fortunately, there are a few tips and shortcuts that people can take to keep their travels on budget and still experience what the world has to offer. Related: 101 Study Abroad Hacks Student Admission Discounts Similar to the way that a student ID can…
  • How to Make the Most Out of Summer Break

    Geoffrey Koester
    31 May 2014 | 5:39 am
    Ready, set, summer! *Cue the typical “school’s out for the summer” music.* Whether you’ve been out for a few weeks already (like me) or you’re just now starting to think about summer break, you’ll soon enough find yourself with little to do and a boring summer awaiting you if you haven’t prepared for it. Maybe you have an internship, a summer job or you’re taking a trip, but for those with empty schedules, summer can be painfully boring and slow before August rolls back around and school starts up again. This list of things to do during your summer break is for those of you…
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  • The Night When Miles Davis Opened for the Grateful Dead in 1970: Hear the Complete Recordings

    Josh Jones
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    What’s that, you ask? Did Miles Davis open for the Grateful Dead at the Fillmore West? In what world could such a thing happen? In the world of the late sixties/early seventies, when jazz fused with acid rock, acid rock with country, and pop culture took a long strange trip. The “inspired pairing” of the Dead with Davis’ electric band on April 12, 1970, “represented one of [promoter] Bill Graham’s most legendary bookings,” writes the blog Cryptical Developments. I’ll say. Davis had just released the groundbreaking double-LP Bitches Brew and was “at somewhat of an artistic…
  • The First Animations of Mike Judge, Creator of Beavis and Butt-head & Office Space (1991)

    Jonathan Crow
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Mike Judge first became famous for creating the crude and crudely drawn cartoon series Beavis and Butt-head (find complete episodes online here). The show was about two high school burnouts whose running commentary on the latest music videos was so boneheaded and baldly vulgar that you couldn’t help but laugh. Prissy culture warriors pointed to the show as yet another symptom of America’s decline while legions of stoned college students gleefully tuned in. In 1998, Judge made the jump to live action features with Office Space, a hilarious, if uneven, take on the banalities of American…
  • T.S. Eliot Reads Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats & Other Classic Poems (75 Minutes, 1955)

    Colin Marshall
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Not only did T.S. Eliot draw the cover for the first edition of his Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, featured yesterday, he even read it aloud for the audiobook edition. You may think the time of the audiobook, now a popular form on digital audio devices everywhere, must have begun long after the time of Eliot had already ended. (Eliot died in 1965.) But as we know from having previously featured their mid-1970s albums of Leonard Nimoy reading Ray Bradbury, the record label Caedmon positioned themselves well ahead of the audiobook game. Using recordings made from readings given…
  • The New Yorker Web Site is Entirely Free This Summer (Until It Goes Behind a Paywall This Fall)

    Dan Colman
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Yesterday, The New Yorker magazine published “A Note to Readers,” announcing the new strategy behind its web site. The site now has a different look and feel. It will also be governed by a new set of economics, which will include putting the entire site behind a paywall. The editors write, “in the fall, we [will] move to a second phase, implementing an easier-to-use, logical, metered paywall. Subscribers will continue to have access to everything; non-subscribers will be able to read a limited number of pieces—and then it’s up to them to subscribe. You’ve likely seen…
  • Stephen Fry Explains the Rules of Cricket in 10 Animated Videos

    Dan Colman
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Founded in London in 1787, The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) began publishing The Laws of Cricket in 1788, and later became the governing body of the game. More than two centuries later, the MCC has passed governing responsibilities to The International Cricket Council. But it still publishes The Laws of Cricket and helps young players and casual fans learn more about the bat-and-ball game that dates back to early 16th-century England, if not before. And let’s face it, if you didn’t grow up in a country that figured into the British Empire, you can probably use a primer. Or…
 
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  • Ashlee Moore drops five spots in the heptathlon after shot put

    Joseph Hoyt
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Incoming Oregon freshman Ashlee Moore finished 23rd in the shot put portion of the heptathlon with a throw of 9.87 meters. Moore, who starred at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, started the heptathlon with a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles. Her time of 13.59 seconds placed her in second after the first event. In the high jump segment of the heptathlon, Moore failed to clear the 1.73 meter mark and finished tied for eighth. After three events, Moore currently sits in 13th place of the competition with six events remaining. Moore has a cumulative score of 2449 points. The 200…
  • Ashlee Moore sits in fifth place in women’s heptathlon through first two events

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Incoming freshman Ashlee Moore began the morning session at the IAAF World Junior Championships on the right foot. Moore, who entered the competition as the U.S. heptathlon champion, finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best 13.59 time. She was awarded 1037 points for her second place finish and ranked second heading into the next event. In the women’s high jump, her second and final event of day one, Moore struggled. Despite holding a 1.78 meter personal best, Moore failed to overcome the 1.73 meter height three times prior to her finish. She finished in a…
  • U.S. champion Raevyn Rogers finishes seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up, fails to qualify for semi finals

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Entering the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships as the U.S. 800 meter champion, incoming Oregon freshman Raevyn Rogers was looking to impress at Historic Hayward Field. Moore did just that, leading through the first 400 meters. However, Moore was tripped up around the 600 meter mark. Following the accident, Moore struggled to regain her edge, eventually falling to seventh place in 2:08.01. “I got tripped up and then it all went wrong,” Rogers said. “She clipped my back ankle and I felt a little burst after that; tried to get back in it. I wasn’t hurt, but I tried to…
  • Nico Rosberg Dominates in German Grand Prix

    Uloop News
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Rosberg, Bottas, and Hamilton celebrate on the podium at Hockenheim. Photo from http://f1pictures.tumblr.com/image/92369189495 Formula One visited Germany on Sunday, and it was an interesting race. Right on the first…
  • Raw video: Raevyn Rogers reacts to finishing seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up mid race

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    U.S. 800 meter champion Raevyn Rogers finished seventh at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2:08.01. After being tripped up mid race, Rogers struggled to recover mentally. She led through the first 400 meters before dropping back near the finish. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim
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  • Don’t Pursue Promotions: Contrarian Career Advice from Ancient Sources of Wisdom

    Study Hacks
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    An Innovative New Voice in the Advice World For the past six months, my friend Dale Davidson has been executing an epic project. Eager to optimize his life, and frustrated with much of the advice he encountered online and in contemporary books and magazines, Dale decided to go back to basics and start drawing lessons from humankind’s most ancient and enduring philosophies and religions. To do so, he focuses on one ancient philosophy or religion per month. During this month he chooses a core ritual to practice. He then extracts wisdom relevant to his  modern life from these ancient…
  • How to Read Proofs Faster: A Summary of Useful Advice

    Study Hacks
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
      The Wisdom of  (Math Nerd) Crowds A couple weeks ago, I complained that my academic paper reading speed was slower than I would like given its importance to my productivity. I asked for your advice and you responded with over 60 comments and numerous private e-mails. My goal in this post is to synthesize the best ideas from this feedback, as well as the results of my own self-reflection, into a clear answer. In particular, I’ve identified three big ideas relevant to trying to read technical papers — and in particular those containing mathematical proofs — as…
  • The Concrete Satisfaction of Deep Work

    Study Hacks
    21 Jun 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Deep Work as Soulcraft I recently reread Matthew Crawford’s 2009 book, Shop Class as Soulcraft. Though Crawford’s primary goal is to make a philosophical case for the skilled trades (think: Mike Rowe with footnotes), a lot of what he writes resonates with my thinking about deep work. Consider the following quote, which caught my attention: “The satisfactions of manifesting oneself concretely in the world through manual competence have been known to make a man quiet and easy. They seem to relieve him of the felt need to offer chattering interpretations of himself to vindicate his worth.
  • My Deliberate Quest to Read Proofs Faster

    Study Hacks
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Deconstructing Theory As a self-observant theoretician, I’ve learned that my research success depends on two intertwined factors: (1) my ability to digest and understand diverse results in my field; and (2) my ability to persistently attack good problems once identified. Through practice over the past few years, I’ve become adept at the second factor. My deep work hours per week are quite high and have recently led to a correspondingly high rate of producing publishable results. A nagging concern of mine, however, is that I’m not as good with the first factor. Indeed,…
  • Don’t Fight Distraction. Make It Irrelevant.

    Study Hacks
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:20 am
    The War on Attention My friend Dale (whose Ancient Wisdom Project blog you really should read) recently pointed me toward an interesting David Brooks column. In it, Brooks addresses the difficulty of maintaining focus in a distracted age: And, like everyone else, I’ve nodded along with the prohibition sermons imploring me to limit my information diet. Stop multitasking! Turn off the devices at least once a week! And, like everyone else, these sermons have had no effect. What’s interesting about this column is Brooks’ solution, which articulates a point that I firmly believe:…
 
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  • Ashlee Moore drops five spots in the heptathlon after shot put

    Joseph Hoyt
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Incoming Oregon freshman Ashlee Moore finished 23rd in the shot put portion of the heptathlon with a throw of 9.87 meters. Moore, who starred at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, started the heptathlon with a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles. Her time of 13.59 seconds placed her in second after the first event. In the high jump segment of the heptathlon, Moore failed to clear the 1.73 meter mark and finished tied for eighth. After three events, Moore currently sits in 13th place of the competition with six events remaining. Moore has a cumulative score of 2449 points. The 200…
  • Ashlee Moore sits in fifth place in women’s heptathlon through first two events

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Incoming freshman Ashlee Moore began the morning session at the IAAF World Junior Championships on the right foot. Moore, who entered the competition as the U.S. heptathlon champion, finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best 13.59 time. She was awarded 1037 points for her second place finish and ranked second heading into the next event. In the women’s high jump, her second and final event of day one, Moore struggled. Despite holding a 1.78 meter personal best, Moore failed to overcome the 1.73 meter height three times prior to her finish. She finished in a…
  • U.S. champion Raevyn Rogers finishes seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up, fails to qualify for semi finals

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Entering the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships as the U.S. 800 meter champion, incoming Oregon freshman Raevyn Rogers was looking to impress at Historic Hayward Field. Moore did just that, leading through the first 400 meters. However, Moore was tripped up around the 600 meter mark. Following the accident, Moore struggled to regain her edge, eventually falling to seventh place in 2:08.01. “I got tripped up and then it all went wrong,” Rogers said. “She clipped my back ankle and I felt a little burst after that; tried to get back in it. I wasn’t hurt, but I tried to…
  • Nico Rosberg Dominates in German Grand Prix

    Uloop News
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Rosberg, Bottas, and Hamilton celebrate on the podium at Hockenheim. Photo from http://f1pictures.tumblr.com/image/92369189495 Formula One visited Germany on Sunday, and it was an interesting race. Right on the first…
  • Raw video: Raevyn Rogers reacts to finishing seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up mid race

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    U.S. 800 meter champion Raevyn Rogers finished seventh at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2:08.01. After being tripped up mid race, Rogers struggled to recover mentally. She led through the first 400 meters before dropping back near the finish. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim
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  • Ashlee Moore drops five spots in the heptathlon after shot put

    Joseph Hoyt
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Incoming Oregon freshman Ashlee Moore finished 23rd in the shot put portion of the heptathlon with a throw of 9.87 meters. Moore, who starred at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, started the heptathlon with a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles. Her time of 13.59 seconds placed her in second after the first event. In the high jump segment of the heptathlon, Moore failed to clear the 1.73 meter mark and finished tied for eighth. After three events, Moore currently sits in 13th place of the competition with six events remaining. Moore has a cumulative score of 2449 points. The 200…
  • Ashlee Moore sits in fifth place in women’s heptathlon through first two events

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Incoming freshman Ashlee Moore began the morning session at the IAAF World Junior Championships on the right foot. Moore, who entered the competition as the U.S. heptathlon champion, finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best 13.59 time. She was awarded 1037 points for her second place finish and ranked second heading into the next event. In the women’s high jump, her second and final event of day one, Moore struggled. Despite holding a 1.78 meter personal best, Moore failed to overcome the 1.73 meter height three times prior to her finish. She finished in a…
  • U.S. champion Raevyn Rogers finishes seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up, fails to qualify for semi finals

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Entering the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships as the U.S. 800 meter champion, incoming Oregon freshman Raevyn Rogers was looking to impress at Historic Hayward Field. Moore did just that, leading through the first 400 meters. However, Moore was tripped up around the 600 meter mark. Following the accident, Moore struggled to regain her edge, eventually falling to seventh place in 2:08.01. “I got tripped up and then it all went wrong,” Rogers said. “She clipped my back ankle and I felt a little burst after that; tried to get back in it. I wasn’t hurt, but I tried to…
  • Nico Rosberg Dominates in German Grand Prix

    Uloop News
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Rosberg, Bottas, and Hamilton celebrate on the podium at Hockenheim. Photo from http://f1pictures.tumblr.com/image/92369189495 Formula One visited Germany on Sunday, and it was an interesting race. Right on the first…
  • Raw video: Raevyn Rogers reacts to finishing seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up mid race

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    U.S. 800 meter champion Raevyn Rogers finished seventh at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2:08.01. After being tripped up mid race, Rogers struggled to recover mentally. She led through the first 400 meters before dropping back near the finish. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim
 
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  • Ashlee Moore drops five spots in the heptathlon after shot put

    Joseph Hoyt
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Incoming Oregon freshman Ashlee Moore finished 23rd in the shot put portion of the heptathlon with a throw of 9.87 meters. Moore, who starred at Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, started the heptathlon with a personal best in the 100 meter hurdles. Her time of 13.59 seconds placed her in second after the first event. In the high jump segment of the heptathlon, Moore failed to clear the 1.73 meter mark and finished tied for eighth. After three events, Moore currently sits in 13th place of the competition with six events remaining. Moore has a cumulative score of 2449 points. The 200…
  • Ashlee Moore sits in fifth place in women’s heptathlon through first two events

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Incoming freshman Ashlee Moore began the morning session at the IAAF World Junior Championships on the right foot. Moore, who entered the competition as the U.S. heptathlon champion, finished second in the 100 meter hurdles with a personal best 13.59 time. She was awarded 1037 points for her second place finish and ranked second heading into the next event. In the women’s high jump, her second and final event of day one, Moore struggled. Despite holding a 1.78 meter personal best, Moore failed to overcome the 1.73 meter height three times prior to her finish. She finished in a…
  • U.S. champion Raevyn Rogers finishes seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up, fails to qualify for semi finals

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Entering the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships as the U.S. 800 meter champion, incoming Oregon freshman Raevyn Rogers was looking to impress at Historic Hayward Field. Moore did just that, leading through the first 400 meters. However, Moore was tripped up around the 600 meter mark. Following the accident, Moore struggled to regain her edge, eventually falling to seventh place in 2:08.01. “I got tripped up and then it all went wrong,” Rogers said. “She clipped my back ankle and I felt a little burst after that; tried to get back in it. I wasn’t hurt, but I tried to…
  • Nico Rosberg Dominates in German Grand Prix

    Uloop News
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Rosberg, Bottas, and Hamilton celebrate on the podium at Hockenheim. Photo from http://f1pictures.tumblr.com/image/92369189495 Formula One visited Germany on Sunday, and it was an interesting race. Right on the first…
  • Raw video: Raevyn Rogers reacts to finishing seventh in 800 meters after being tripped up mid race

    Hayden Kim
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:58 pm
    U.S. 800 meter champion Raevyn Rogers finished seventh at the IAAF World Junior Championships in 2:08.01. After being tripped up mid race, Rogers struggled to recover mentally. She led through the first 400 meters before dropping back near the finish. Follow Hayden Kim on Twitter @HayDayKim
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  • Average GPA’s for Admissions to California Colleges

    Todd Johnson
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week I mentioned that the required GPA for the UC San Diego Medical Scholars Program was a 4.0 or higher. If you are interested in any public college in California you will note that the average accepted GPA is very high. Most of the UC’s have an average accepted GPA over 4.0. But what if the highest GPA in your class is a 3.97 or something below a 4.0. Does that person not stand of chance of getting into a California public college? No, that is not at all what it means. If you missed my recent post about the difference between weighted and unweighted grades, go read it now. In…
  • Why I Don’t Understand What Your Weighted GPA Means

    Todd Johnson
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    One of the most common, and most important, questions I ask prospective students is “what is your GPA.” But I’ll let you in on a secret. When you tell me what your weighted GPA is, I don’t know what it means. Here’s the problem. Last time I discussed weighted vs unweighted grades and what those terms meant.  But what I didn’t tell you is that there is no uniform method for weighting grades. Some high schools give one extra point for an AP class. Some give one point for an honors class but two points for an AP class. Some give three points for an AP class.
  • Weighted GPA’s vs. Unweighted GPA’s.

    Todd Johnson
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Everyone knows how important the high school grade point average, or GPA, is in determining admissions to college. The problem is that GPA’s can be calculated two different ways. The traditional way to calculate a GPA was to give 4.0 points for an A, 3.0 points for a B, 2.0 points for a C and 1.0 point for a D. Because this didn’t allow for distinctions between grades, schools soon developed GPA’s for + and – grades. So an A- became a 3.67, a B+ a 3.3, a B- a 2.67 and so on. This is unweighted grading and is what existed for many years. Under this system, if you…
  • UC San Diego’s Invitation to BS/MD Program

    Todd Johnson
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I was talking the other day to one of my students from California who has an interest in the UC San Diego Medical Scholars Program.  The program says that only those students that are invited to apply may apply for the program.  The student was concerned that he might not get an invitation to apply. I assured the student that this was not an issue. Many BS/MD programs have minimum grade and test score requirements before students will be considered for the program. At the Medical Scholars Program, students must have a GPA of 4.0 or higher and a minimum SAT score of 2,250 or a minimum ACT…
  • BS/MD Programs with High GPA or MCAT Scores Required

    Todd Johnson
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the last two posts I have mentioned that there are some BS/MD programs that have higher than typical required grades or higher than typical MCAT scores to advance to the medical school. Today I want to identify those programs. The University of Alabama has a 3.5 GPA requirement for math and sciences courses but a 3.6 overall GPA requirement. The University of Connecticut has an overall GPA requirement of a 3.6 GPA. George Washington University has an overall GPA requirement of a 3.6 GPA. The St. Bonaventure/George Washington program also has a science and overall GPA of 3.6. The University…
 
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  • Your Road to Recovery After a Car Accident Injury

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:52 am
    Recovering from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident takes time. Your recovery will not only be physical; motor vehicle accidents can take a toll on your mental and emotional wellbeing as well, and it’s important to remember that the road to recovery after a car accident is a process - a marathon rather than a sprint. It’s difficult to be patient when you want, and often need, to return to your old routines quickly but it’s best to follow the advice from your medical team and take it as slowly as you need to. It may help to investigate whether or not you are…
  • Nissan Sentra Lyft Sing-Along

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:08 pm
    In Nissan's most recent TV spot for the Sentra, our hero - YouTube performer - TJ Smith - brought an entire city together in an epic sing-along to "Mony Mony" through the car's NissanConnect Technology and Bose Premium Audio system. In a new video, Nissan enlisted TJ as a Lyft driver for a day, picking up unsuspecting passengers and "song-bombing" them mid-ride, transforming their everyday trip into a joyful voyage!   This is Nissan's first collaboration with a YouTube performer and influencer, and people love it. In the future, Nissan said they are interested in collaborating with other…
  • Road Test: 2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

    1 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    If you haven't heard, fuel economy is important to many these days. Every automaker is running to build the next most fuel efficient vehicle in the segment, leading to some pretty interesting designs which focus on aerodynamics and technology that help make the most of every drop of fuel. The Toyota Corolla is a car that has always been frugal with fuel, but as of late, was surpassed by most in its class with the use of smaller, turbocharged and direct-injected engines, along with aero enhancements.   For 2014, Toyota stepped up their game and redesigned the Corolla from the ground up…
  • GM Adds 3 Acres of Solar Arrays in Michigan

    26 Jun 2014 | 1:52 pm
    General Motors is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities.   The company's processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will feature 150-kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays expected to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy per year to the facilities' grids. That is equivalent to the annual energy use of 25 homes.   After the projects are complete this fall, GM will house more than 38 megawatts of solar power at 13 facilities around the world and more than 60 megawatts of renewable energy…
  • Audi, Honda, Hyundai and Volvo to Offer Android Auto Technology

    25 Jun 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Android Auto debuted today at the 2014 Google I/O annual technology conference in San Francisco as the first innovation resulting from OAA, a global alliance launched in January by Google, NVIDIA, Audi and three other automakers to extend the Android platform into cars.  With Android Auto, drivers will be able to seamlessly access their Android device car apps using displays and controls optimized for safe and intuitive operation on the road. The OAA is dedicated to building an open ecosystem around a common platform in order to drive innovation in the car, allowing automakers to deliver…
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  • 8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

    Katie Dwyer
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    There are still a few weeks of summer left. That’s enough time for a few more lazy afternoons and some good times and adventures with old friends. But with freshman year looming on the near horizon, it’s also time to start taking concrete steps toward being ready for your first semester of college. 1. Do you know your details? If you’re like me before college, you probably haven’t had to deal with too much bureaucracy as of yet. You’ve let your parents help with tedious and high-stakes detail-y things like opening bank accounts and knowing where your birth certificate is kept. The…
  • 5 Pieces of Money Advice We Learn Too Late

    Mark Frost
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Despite hearing a lot of advice, it often takes experience to truly learn a lesson–especially when it comes to money. When you’re young and have little to no responsibilities outside of school, however, you don’t see the big picture, and moderation is not in your vocabulary. But if you’re looking to learn before you make mistakes with money, here are a few five important lessons you should avoid having to learn the hard way. Never Take a Deal for the Sake of a Deal I’m a huge fan of sites like Woot and 1SaleADay (now 1Sale). There are times when I really am…
  • How to Use the Procrastination Equation to Troubleshoot Motivation

    Thomas Frank
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:34 am
    I’m in love with my girlfriend for a lot of reasons, but one of them is that she’s a huge fan of Assassin’s Creed. And Blade Runner. Oh, and Ready Player One, Devil May Cry, lots of great anime, and classic arcade games. Put simply, she’s a complete nerd. Knowing this, I wanted to do something cool for her birthday this year – so I decided to hide her present and devise an elaborate scavenger hunt filled with clues, puzzles, and challenges that she’d have to solve to get the final location. Yeah, Ron Swanson’s jealous. It’s a good thing she was out of town during the…
  • How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

    Jihan Lee
    5 Jun 2014 | 5:27 am
    Traveling offers students the chance to broaden their horizons and experience new cultures. It is one thing to read about a culture or a particular world landmark and another to see it up close and in person. Budget difficulties hold many potential travelers back, however, as they begin to add up costs associated with flights, hotels, and food. Fortunately, there are a few tips and shortcuts that people can take to keep their travels on budget and still experience what the world has to offer. Related: 101 Study Abroad Hacks Student Admission Discounts Similar to the way that a student ID can…
  • How to Make the Most Out of Summer Break

    Geoffrey Koester
    31 May 2014 | 5:39 am
    Ready, set, summer! *Cue the typical “school’s out for the summer” music.* Whether you’ve been out for a few weeks already (like me) or you’re just now starting to think about summer break, you’ll soon enough find yourself with little to do and a boring summer awaiting you if you haven’t prepared for it. Maybe you have an internship, a summer job or you’re taking a trip, but for those with empty schedules, summer can be painfully boring and slow before August rolls back around and school starts up again. This list of things to do during your summer break is for those of you…
 
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Google Analytics Presentation at WhippleHill Conference

    Geoff Campbell
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    On Thursday (July 10th), I presented (alongside web consultants from WhippleHill) on how private schools can immediately take advantage of the most immediately useful insights on Google Analytics. Below is a snapshot of the conference program and slides from my presentation. I recorded the presentation and will add that video later this week. After the presentation I had some great in person and online feedback. It was a great experience for me and I’m glad that people at other schools found it helpful. I need to include a shout-out to my Public Speaking professor Dennis Kinsey of the…
  • Professional Development

    Geoff Campbell
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Google Analytics Individual Qualification Over the last seven months at my first salaried job, I’ve found that my education and experience up to my start date has been helpful. However, I’ve also found that most of all, knowing how to learn has been useful. This skill is crucial especially in environments where job duties change and new technologies are needed to fulfill the same end goals. In a few short months I’ve improved my skill at Final Cut Pro X by training for and passing the Level 1 certification exam, improved my technical proficiency with InDesign CS6 with a…
  • Represented Mount Allison at a college fair

    Geoff Campbell
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:00 pm
    On Tuesday, March 18, I represented Mount Allison University at a college fair in Massachusetts. I was offered the opportunity after speaking to a past classmate at Mount Allison who now works in the school’s admissions office and is responsible for recruiting in the U.S. I got in touch with him about recruiting Hebron students and he asked me about whether I’d be willing to be the face of my alma mater at a college fair. I had an amazing time at Mount Allison. I wrote about my experiences for the Registrar’s Office (which, in Canada, includes admissions) for four years and…
  • “Welcome to Hebron” Video

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:52 pm
    In between all the things that come up at an active boarding school I was able to shoot and edit a welcome video for accepted students. You can take a look below. I’m working on a longer video that will be completed later this month. Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
  • Last Winter Pictures

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 11:44 pm
    With the end of the Winter trimester at Hebron comes the end of Winter (hopefully). Below are a few pictures I took of the kids at a local mountain. Hope you like them. Here’s the rest of the set. Filed under: Photography
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  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I had a realization while looking at photos taken on a recent cross-country road trip to Oregon. There were typical “standing happily next to road sign” photos, some “standing looking not-so-happy next to cars loaded down with luggage” photos, and, I’m ashamed to admit, more than one photo of me and my 19-year-old niece standing (or sitting) side by side, both staring at our iPhones. I guess you could say we’re both addicted. I’m not rude about it—at least, I don’t think I am. I don’t keep my phone on the dinner table. I don’t glaze over and scroll through my phone when…
  • The Real Truth About SEO Success

    Simon Ashton
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Let’s be honest, on the ladder of trustworthiness, search engine consultants fall somewhere between lawyers and members of Congress. But nobody seeks us out at parties for our stories or makes Netflix shows set in the world of SEO. No, instead you have two choices when it comes to SEO. You’re either the nerdy Poindexter, sitting alone at his computer, muttering about meta descriptions and H1 tags, or worse, a snake oil salesman, promising the world that if you’ll just spend thousands of dollars on some magic formula that never quite seems to be finished, you’ll win the Internet.
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – Food Edition

    Eleanor Pierce
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    By Eleanor Pierce One of the things I find most exciting about this time of year is farmer’s markets. See, I live in Central Oregon, where the High Desert climate limits the growing season, so these open air markets are really a summertime affair. And from the first local strawberries to the last of the summer corn, they just make me happy. And honestly, so do some of the other not-so-healthy foods of summer, from snow cones to burgers and brats. I guess I’m just an incorrigible foodie. So naturally, while I was rounding up a few of my favorite news items for this week’s FeedBlitz:…
  • Social Media Crisis: Stand Up to Your Critics

    Ann Marie van den Hurk
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    By Ann Marie van den Hurk When Honey Maid released an ad touting their #thisiswholesome campaign in mid-March 2014, they joined other brands such as Cheerios and Chevrolet in showing the diversity of American families today. They also joined those brands in having to manage a social media crisis. These brands are reflecting the changing face of American families. Families which no longer resemble the ideal put forth in Norman Rockwell’s Thanksgiving paintings. In a New York Times article from the fall of 2013, it was pointed out that, “Families are more ethnically, racially,…
  • Feedblitz: Rewind the Week – July 4th Edition

    Lindsay Bell
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:24 am
    By Lindsay Bell What started out hopeful soon turned into a rough week for the good ol’ USA. Americans are finally beginning to embrace the world’s most beautiful game, football (or soccer, depending on your land of birth!) but despite the newfound enthusiasm, and after a fight to the end against Belgium, the U.S. team was knocked out of the World Cup on Tuesday. There have definitely been some sad faces around these parts, plus some hilariously creative and heartfelt online tributes to goalie Tim Howard, who played the game of a lifetime. Fortunately, there’s a bright light…
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • LSAT Blog Interview: The LSAT Mindset

    Steve Schwartz
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    LSAT Blog reader Jacob recently conducted a lengthy interview with me about the strategies of top-scoring LSAT takers. (He did it as part of his research for a book very similar in nature to my compilations of the best tips from LSAT Diaries.) Here's an excerpt from the interview: In your courses on the LSAT, I know you cover subjects about high scorer habits. Why is it so important to
  • LSAT PrepTest 72 (June 2014 LSAT) PDF Download

    Steve Schwartz
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Just wanted to let you all know that LSAT PrepTest 72 (the June 2014 LSAT), is now available for instant PDF download through LSAT Blog. PrepTest 72 is the most recently released LSAT, so it's the best reflection of the LSAT's current state. It's especially crucial for anyone preparing for the September 2014 LSAT and beyond to thoroughly study this exam. The LSAT evolves over time.
  • LSAT PrepTest 72 Logic Games Explanation

    Steve Schwartz
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    I just made a video explanation for the fourth LSAT Logic Game from LSAT PrepTest 72 (June 2014 LSAT). It's the game where employees of the Summit Company work a four-day workweek and transfer workpieces between days. I explained all questions in one video. (Get more free LSAT videos.) Enjoy! *** For more, see my more-detailed written Logic Games explanations available on the blog.
  • LSAT PrepTest 72 Logic Games Solution

    Steve Schwartz
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    I just made a video explanation for the third LSAT Logic Game from LSAT PrepTest 72 (June 2014 LSAT). It's the game where 5 artifacts are recovered from a sunken ship. They're from Iceland, Norway, or Sweden. I explained all questions in one video. (Get more free LSAT videos.) Enjoy! *** For more, see my more-detailed written Logic Games explanations available on the blog.
  • June 2014 LSAT Logic Game Explanation

    Steve Schwartz
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    I just made a video explanation for the second LSAT Logic Game from LSAT PrepTest 72 (June 2014 LSAT). It's the game where a realtor shows a client 5 houses. The houses are Quarry, Riverton, Shelburne, Townsend, and Valencia. I explained all questions in one video. (Get more free LSAT videos.) Enjoy! *** For more, see my more-detailed written Logic Games explanations available on the blog
 
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  • Town wonders: What happened to missing teen?

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Town wonders: What happened to missing teen? APThe 15-year-old is home today, but hometown residents who searched and prayed for Abigail Hernandez know little about her disappearance.'Everybody wants to know the truth'More newsMom confesses brutal crimeSelfie lands shopper in hot water
  • Obama's health care law hit with massive blow

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Obama's health care law hit with massive blow Getty A federal court delivered a serious setback to Obamacare on Tuesday that could affect millions of Americans insured under the law.Ruling's 'significant consequences' More newsBoehner hurls blame at ObamaClinton speaks out on Russia
  • Controversial type of bride going to 'school'

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Controversial type of bride going to 'school'GettyInstead of cracking down on the women, the South Korean government is stepping in to help them out.Kind of marriage that often falls apartMore news105-year-old throws out first pitch Thousands march in Chicago
  • Hillary was not the only one Bill advised in 2008

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Hillary was not the only one Bill advised in 2008APA new book makes the astonishing claim that another candidate was receiving campaign advice from Bill.'Backroom scheming' the author purports went onMore news headlines$2.7B bill proposed for 'alien children'Voluntary nationwide fruit recall
  • Stabbing victim gets a very special gift

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Stabbing victim gets a very special gift Getty The 12-year-old 'Slenderman' attack victim, who is yet to be identified, was deeply moved by what she received in the mail.'The only heart I could find'More news 'Simpsons' character could goMissing girl found after months
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    Get Into College Blog

  • College Interview | Tips to Prepare for Questions They Ask

    Steve Schwartz
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    or “Tell Me About Yourself…”: Dos and Don’ts for Answering that Inevitable First Question They say that first impressions are everything. Perhaps, then, it's good that you can prepare well for that first question of the college interview because it's almost always the same one: “Tell me about yourself.” This question may seem like a no-brainer---obviously, you know yourself pretty well. Still,
  • College Admissions: Financial Aid Award Letter

    Steve Schwartz
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Consider private student loans from Citizens Bank
  • College Application Supplemental Material | What to Include, What to Leave Out

    Steve Schwartz
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Aside from all the required parts of the college application, there are the supplemental / optional parts. One of these is the option to include something extra that will give the admissions committee added insight into who you are, beyond the main parts of the application. Examples of extra material that you might include: poems, pictures, stories, tapes, and articles you've written — the sky
  • 10 Tips To Prepare For College Interviews

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Many students tell me that the interview is the most nerve-racking part of the admissions process. No longer are you hidden behind a computer screen or manila envelope; it's just you and the interviewer. You don't even get to bring 3x5 note cards! With proper preparation, you can ace the interview and leave an impression that can make the difference between a thin envelope and that glossy
  • “Any Questions?”: The Final College Interview Question

    Steve Schwartz
    4 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The last question of every college interview is always the same: “Any questions?” If you are unprepared, this part can be scarier than the interview itself. However, if you’re prepared, this can be a chance to shine. Interviewers can get as much information about you from this part as from the rest of the interview. If you ask good, thoughtful questions, you will seem smart, prepared, mature,
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • 3 Edits That Will Rapidly Improve Your Resume

    Glassdoor
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    In a recent piece by Jessica Ann Media, "How to Avoid Kitsch in Your Content," the word "kitsch" was defined as "content that lacks context." She continued by saying how without discipline and focus "content can become clutter" – an untidy mess. In your career, creating a resume is akin to content creation. You must undergo a process of sorting through vast amounts of content from the Web of your career, and then present it in a meaningful, organized and impactful way...   
  • The Ultimate Personal Branding Checklist for Job Seekers

    Dana Leavy
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    Today, my focus is list building as a method of evaluating the effectiveness your personal brand. By taking an inventory – making a list – of all of your available assets, you'll soon see how to stitch those assets together into a cohesive brand message that communicates real value to a potential employer. Why take inventory? Why create a checklist?   
  • 4 Sure Ways to Edge Out Your Job Search Competition

    ComeRecommended
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    When applying for jobs, it’s easy to feel like just another straw in the haystack. Many employers (especially top-rated ones) have hundreds, if not thousands, of applicants for each job they post. You may think you’re the perfect person for the job, but with all this competition you must differentiate yourself from the pack... which you can do, by following these four tips...   
  • 5 Ways to Regain Control of Your Career (And Get That Dream Job)

    Brazen Careerist
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here's what the most successful young careerists have learned since the economy changed way back in 2008: The perfect job isn’t going to find you... and toss itself upon a silver platter in front of you. To achieve your ideal career, you must engage in techniques that will catapult you toward success...   
  • 44 Ways to Make Your Workday More Rewarding

    YouTern
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Especially on Monday mornings, it can be hard to find joy at work. Sometimes, even though we aren't thoroughly unhappy with our job or career choices, we need a little pick-me-up... a little something to help us become more positive, and productive. To our rescue: this infographic from Officevibe, which outlines 44 simple daily activities we can perform to help make our workday a more rewarding experience...   
 
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    cheapscholar.org

  • 5 Continuing Education Options for Engineers

    Doug Schantz
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    Engineers who have grown bored with their jobs and want to explore other career options should consider pursuing a master’s degree. Not only will having a master’s heighten your appeal to prospective employers, the knowledge you gain while earning your degree will expand your professional repertoire. If you’re ready to take your engineering career to the next level, there are a number of options for you to consider. Master of Science in Engineering Management If you’re interested in overseeing the technical aspects of a business, pursue a degree online as a Master of Science of…
  • Scary Finance Terms Explained for Students – Infographic

    Doug Schantz
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Nearly 22 million students will be heading off to college this coming Fall semester and many admit to not knowing very much about personal finances. In an effort to try and help educate college-bound students about some financial terms that they may encounter, I am pleased to share the following infographic with you. In addition, if you are looking to increase your financial literacy acumen (and have some fun along the way), please don’t hesitate to visit Financial Football on CheapScholar.org. (click on picture to view in larger format) Attribution: CreditLoan.com The post Scary…
  • DormCo Giveaway! Sending You Off To College In Style!

    Doug Schantz
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    Summer is an exciting time for first year college students. This is the time of year when they strategically plan their exodus from the place they have called home for the past 18 years and set the stage for what will be their new abode for the next four years. A lot of time and planning goes into this process. Residence halls have to be selected; roommates are decided upon; and somehow, a student needs to figure out how they are going to cram all of their belongings into a room that was designed for streamlined and efficient living. To properly celebrate this occasion, and hopefully help out…
  • Microsoft Office 365 is a Student’s Best Companion

    Doug Schantz
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    Brought to you by Microsoft Office Whether you’re preparing for college this fall or a current student, Office 365 makes for a great companion to help you study smarter, stay more organized and manage your social life efficiently. With the ability to access all of your information whenever and wherever, you’ll always be set up for success. Learn more about Office 365, including how eligible students can qualify for special pricing through Microsoft Office 365 University The post Microsoft Office 365 is a Student’s Best Companion appeared first on cheapscholar.org.
  • College: Removing Luck from the Equation

    Doug Schantz
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Looking back, I realize my college experience was blessed with a relative lack of burdens. Naturally, I experienced the social and academic trials and trivialities most everyone will encounter. I was an athlete, wrote for the school paper and maintained a job or two, so I was definitely busy, but these responsibilities were more privilege than burden. Through a combination of scholarships, grants, earned income and parental support, I was able to graduate after four years at a private school less than $5,000 in debt. I didn’t entirely realize it at the time, but that is a quasi-miraculous…
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    College Info Geek

  • CIG 026: Hardcore Studying Advice From A Medical Student With Ryan Nguyen

    Thomas Frank
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    What’s the path of a medical student like? How many billions of hours do they have to spend studying while the rest of us are at football games or, in my case, playing Mario Kart? Today I’m talking with my friend Ryan Nguyen to get those questions answered (though he has the same last name as Vincent, a previous guest on the podcast, he’s not related). Ryan is a medical student in his 7th year since starting undergrad, and he’s also a previous College Info Geek writer! If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to become a doctor, this episode is for you. Even if…
  • CIG 025: Reader Q&A #2! GPA Advice, Useless Classes, And Hobby Time

    Thomas Frank
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Today I’m joined once again by my friend Martin Boehme to answer 5 reader questions! We got a lot of great feedback on the first reader Q&A episode, and you guys have kept on emailing in questions – which means it’s time for another one. You know, this reminds me of my favorite movie quote of all time: “He who questions his training only trains himself to ask questions” – The Sphinx Well, I don’t remember training you in anything, so these must be regular, normal questions instead – so no worries, unless you’re wearing watermelon on…
  • How Buffer Forces Me To Wake Up At 5:55 AM Every Day

    Thomas Frank
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    For the past two months, I’ve been using a simple trick with Buffer that forces me to wake up early every morning. This is a habit I’ve always found extremely hard to get into, so figuring out an external system that actually works is awesome. The fact that it hinges on Buffer is a bit weird – but trust me, it’s effective. “But wait – isn’t Buffer that social media scheduling app?” Yep. If you haven’t heard of it, Buffer is a tool that lets you schedule tweets and Facebook/LinkedIn/Google+ posts ahead of time. With it, you can enter your…
  • 13 Email Apps To Help You Tame Your Inbox (#2 And #8 Changed My Life)

    Thomas Frank
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:25 pm
    How would Batman deal with his email inbox? Well, knowing how paranoid Batman is, he probably wouldn’t use normal email at all – he’d figure out how to code some form a ultra-encrypted email that’s unhackable and can detect the DNA of any villain accessing it. If Batman was careless enough to use normal email, however, he’d probably adopt the same mindset he applies to his utility belt and use a suite of tricked-out apps and extensions to make his email processing time more productive. After all, that Bat-viagra spam isn’t going to delete itself. I…
  • CIG 024: Building The Skill Of Adaptability With Jenny Blake

    Thomas Frank
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:16 am
    Jenny Blake is one of the most skilled people I know when it comes to adapting to new situations and challenges. As a professional speaker, business coach, published author, and the founder of Life After College – a site that both helped and inspired me as a freshman in college – Jenny is a pro at wearing a lot of hats and, as she’s very fond of saying, pivoting.  In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, Jenny also spent five years working for Google. There, she took the initiative to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities – a strategy that’s…
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  • Summit Wealth Management

    Webmaster
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:50 pm
     The focus of Summit Wealth Management centers on our clients’ vision for their future to create a lasting impact on their wealth potential. Uniquely positioned to offer our clients access to one of the most comprehensive financial product platforms available today, Summit Wealth Management envisions and enhances our clients’ goals by designing a customized strategy and creating a life map to achieve and protect their wealth.
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    15 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The Crimean Crisis, Fr. John Strickland
  • MERCK

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    6 Mar 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Our core values are driven by a desire to improve life, achieve scientific excellence, operate with the highest standards of integrity, expand access to our products and employ a diverse workforce that values collaboration. website
  • Life Technologies

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    6 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Life technologies has provided in-kind donations to help us meet our science teaching lab instrumentation needs. Thank you! Shaping discovery. Improving life. As a brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Technologies believes in the power of science to transform lives. To support scientists worldwide, we offer high-quality, innovative life science solutions—from everyday essentials to instruments—for every lab, every application. All from the most cited product brands. Website
  • NuVasive

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    6 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    We are grateful for the support of NuVasive, Inc. Donations from this company are being used to strengthen our educational programs. SUCCEEDING WITH SPEED Our commitment to Speed of Innovation®, Absolute Responsiveness®, and Superior Clinical Outcomes has propelled NuVasive as an industry leader and revolutionized how spine surgery is performed. Website ©2014 NuVasive®, Inc.
 
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    My College Guide

  • 5 Questions to Ask on College Campus Tours

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    5 Questions to Ask During a Campus Visit Last year, we brought you information on three questions to ask during a college campus tour. This year, we’re bringing five more questions to ask, so you can get more out of your college campus tours and make sure you choose the right college for you. 1. Will I take any classes in my college major during my freshman year? At many colleges, your first year of school will include taking mostly general education classes. However, at some colleges, you’ll get to take courses in your college major, such as Engineering 101 or Psychology 101, right away.
  • 6 Cool College Classes You’ll Want to Take

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Cool College Classes English. Calculus. Physics. These may be some of the classes you would expect to take at college, and they probably don’t sound too exciting. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting classes to take. Check out these unique college courses, and look in your own college’s course catalog for similarly interesting courses you could take. Circus Arts: At Triton College (IL), you can learn skills such as juggling, swinging trapeze, web rope, unicycling, clowning, and more. The class meets twice a week in the evenings during the spring semester and performs at the…
  • How to Graduate College in Four Years

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:01 am
    How to Graduate College in Four Years Did you know that only 59 percent of students graduate college with a bachelor’s degree within six years? For each additional semester it takes to graduate, the more money you’ll spend on tuition, room and board, and other fees (like textbooks). Your ability to graduate from college in four years depends largely on the requirements of your college major, the size of your school (and how difficult or easy it is to get in the classes you need), your own motivation, and whether you decide to participate in a study abroad or other extra programs. If…
  • How to Make the Most of Your College Freshman Orientation

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Make the Most of Your College Freshman Orientation Attending your college’s freshman orientation is a big step toward becoming a college student. While each college does things differently during orientation, you can most likely expect to get your student ID card and university e-mail address, learn about campus policies and resources, become familiar with where things (like the dining center) are on campus, meet other new students, and even register for classes. How can you make the most of this experience? Use these four tips to maximize your college freshman orientation experience. 1.
  • College Major of the Month: Criminal Justice

    admin
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    College Major of the Month: Criminal Justice A college major in criminal justice can lead to a number of career paths, from a police officer to a lawyer to a victim’s advocate. With all the career possibilities, we’re spotlighting criminal justice as this month’s My College Guide College Major of the Month. What is criminal justice? Criminal justice is a wide-ranging major and career field. A degree in criminal justice can prepare you for a career as a judge, law enforcement officer, lawyer, mediator, police detective, paralegal or legal assistant, probation officer/corrections…
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  • 12th Annual Girls are Talking Conference

    marcywilliams
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Join me as I will be speaking on “Girls Who Love – Healthy Relationships 101″ at the 12th Annual Girls are Talking Conference. Be sure to register your daughters, nieces, girls youth groups and attend this informative conference hosted by CampDiva.
  • PSAT and SAT Prep

    marcywilliams
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Did you know you DON’T have to wait until your senior year to take SATs.  Contact me to schedule your 1-on-1 PSAT/SAT prep session.  E: kakymail@yahoo.com
  • SAT – High School Senior

    marcywilliams
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    Take the SAT again? If you plan on taking the SAT again, the beginning of senior year is the best time. Research shows that students who take the SAT a second time usually improve their score. Improve your performance Use My SAT Online Score Report to review your strengths and areas for improvement Visit SAT Skills Insight to understand the skills needed to take you to the next level Visit the SAT Practice section and be sure to sign up for The Official SAT Question of the Day @SAT Question on Twitter for daily practice. Take SAT Subject Tests™ SAT Subject Tests measure your knowledge of a…
  • SAT – High School Junior

    marcywilliams
    7 Jul 2014 | 11:46 am
    Take the PSAT/NMSQT Sign up for the test, which is given in October. Taking the PSAT/NMSQT is the best way to get ready for the SAT. Plan for spring tests You can take either the SAT or up to three SAT Subject Tests on one test day. Plan your testing schedule carefully if you want to take both types of tests. Get ready for the SAT Visit the SAT Practice section to take free practice questions and a free full-length official practice test. Be sure to sign up for The Official SAT Question of the Day for daily practice. Use the access code on your PSAT/NMSQT score report to sign into My College…
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  • The Discover Challenge: 5 Ways to Enhance Your Summer

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    When you are young, it seems like summer is meant to be just an endless time for fun and relaxation. As you get older, though, you need to start making the transition to having your summers be as productive as the rest of the year. There are many things you can do now that will make your financial life easier for you, and will help you learn how to mix fun with getting ready for life. Discover® Student Loans, a provider of private student loans, has issued a challenge to all of the students who will be entering or returning to college in a few weeks to make this the most productive summer…
  • Go Local for Your First College Visit on #CollegeCash

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    On Thursday July 17, #CollegeCash welcomed Suzanne Shaffer, @SuzanneShaffer to talk about the importance of visiting colleges. Whether you visit 5 colleges or 25, you can get a jump on learning how to get the most from each visit by starting local. Summer is a great time to take advantage of touring the colleges in your area!  [View the story "Go Local for Your First College Visit on #CollegeCash" on Storify]
  • Why Does Your Student Loan Need a Maze?

    admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    A previous blog post provided “5 Tips to Successfully Navigate the Student Loan Maze,” but the thought itself begs another question – why does your student loan even need a maze? Isn’t getting into and graduating from college complicated enough without having to jump over more hurdles just to get the money you need to pay for your education? Fortunately there is a simpler way to navigate the student loan process. The first thing you want to remember is that you always want to maximize the amount of federal student loans before turning to private student loans. Loans made by the…
  • The College Essay on #CollegeCash

    admin
    11 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    On Thursday, July 10 #CollegeCash welcomed Ethan, @CollegeEssayGuy to chat about the college essay. He’s a graduate of Northwestern University, received an MFA from UC Irvine, and holds two counseling certifications. Much of his work is based on screenwriting, which he studied during and after college. “Essays are like short films,” he says. Ethan is also certified in Myers-Briggs and his ENFJ type will tell you his passion is helping others fulfill their potential. [View the story "The College Essay on #CollegeCash" on Storify]
  • Customer Service Tips to Make Your Small Business Stand Out

    admin
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:42 am
    There are many ways it can be difficult for your small business to compete with the “big guys.” They often have large marketing budgets and scores of employees. Despite their seeming advantages, there is still one area where your small business can truly stand out – customer service. It’s not only cost-effective to provide outstanding customer service; it just plain makes good business sense. For instance, did you know that it is 6-7 times more costly to attract a new customer than it is to retain an existing customer? The Customers 2020 Report estimates that customer experience…
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    Custom College Visits

  • Part 3 – Determining Your Travel Route

    acaine
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Mapping Your College Tour Travel Route After your teen has set goals for each of her college visits, the next natural step is mapping out your college tour travel route. The goals that you have set—what she would like to see and do—will give you a starting point toward determining how long you will need to be on each campus without having to rush the process. In addition, there are several other important factors to take into consideration before beginning to plan the actual trips. Perhaps the most important aspect is to start the planning process as far in advance as possible. This will…
  • Part 2 – Setting Goals for College Visits 

    acaine
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Creating a List of ‘Musts’   The purpose of visiting colleges is to determine where your child will best fit in and be happy both academically and socially, so visits need to go beyond taking the scheduled group tour and information session at each university. To this end, setting specific goals ahead of time of what to see and do while on campus will go a long way toward helping them make the best choice. No matter if your student is just beginning to look into colleges or if they are at the stage where it is time to make the final decision, having them think about what…
  • Hostilities, Travel and Teens

    acaine
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Off to Israel 7.8.14   Although international study has been a part of the education scene for decades, the increase in study abroad programs has skyrocketed in recent years. Along with semester abroad programs, there are also countless camp and leadership programs that travel to points around the globe.   Yesterday morning, our son Philip nervously boarded an airplane to travel to Israel. He is one of two Junior Counselors heading to Israel in advance of the San Francisco Diller Teen Fellows cohort that will be heading to Israel. With this week’s escalation of hostilities…
  • Part 1 ‘The Benefits of a College Visit’

    acaine
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:04 pm
    The following post is the first in a series that, over the next six weeks, will address the nuts and bolts of planning a college visit trip. Each week will feature a different aspect of planning—topics will include setting goals for your trip, how to go about making customized arrangements on campus, how to determine the best travel route, and how to keep track and manage all of the logistics. We will also share with you how to help your teen prepare for her time on campus. We hope you will find this information helpful and welcome any feedback you might have. What are the Benefits of…
  • Traveling with Your Teen

    acaine
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:10 am
    Unique Lodging Adds a Special Touch to College Visits Planning college visit trips consists of a combination of many tasks, including arranging personalized on-campus arrangements, figuring out the best dates and routes, and taking care of logistics such as accommodations and transportation. When making lodging arrangements for college visits, many parents automatically think of the usual chain hotels as the best alternative. But as I have discovered over the past few years, with a bit of searching, there are some wonderful alternatives that can add a nice touch to your college trip…
 
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    The Daily Egyptian

  • Dairy-infused yoga

    Jamie Eader
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:08 pm
    JAMIE EADER | DAILY EGYPTIAN Kelly Neville, Yoga Instructor at the Recreation Center leads Yoga and Yogurt, a summer program put on by SIU Extended Campus and the Recreation Center. Megan Campbell, graduate assistant for SIU Extended Campus (far left), and Amber Manning-Ouellette (left), director of enrollment at the college of business (right), follow Neville’s lead. JAMIE EADER | DAILY EGYPTIAN JAMIE EADER | DAILY EGYPTIAN Mona Harpalani, Carbondale resident, follows Neville’s lead. This is the second time for this event that is held outside on the Pulliam Lawn. JAMIE EADER | DAILY…
  • Updates create better environment

    Keturah Tanner
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:55 pm
    While students are busy updating phones and laptops, staff is busy updating campus for the new school year. New streetlights, better technology and more classrooms are all in store for upcoming semesters. Once spring semester ended, campus updates began. Multiple classroom renovations and streetlight updates started May 15, Phil Gatton, director of the Physical Plant, said. New classrooms in Pulliam Hall, better air systems in Faner Hall, faster communications and new streetlights should all be ready for fall semester. New ceiling and flooring is being installed in Faner Hall, Neckers and the…
  • SIU fights to prevent sexual assault

    Storey Mayer
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    This upcoming fall semester, the university is making changes to ensure the safety of its students and campus. The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act requires colleges to train all new students, faculty and staff in recognizing, reporting and preventing sexual assault. SIU has fulfilled the requirement by implementing new procedures to better acquaint the students and faculty with sexual assault response. Before students even begin classes, they will have already gone through an extensive online awareness program known as Haven, an online sexual assault module. Chad Trisler,…
  • ‘Begin Again’ renews the summer movie

    kburgstahler
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    The music movie is dead. At least it was, until about a week ago. It seemed as if after June’s “Jersey Boys” Broadway-turned-movie dud Hollywood was a far cry from the Academy Award winning music biopics earlier in the ‘00s, films like “Ray” and “Walk the Line” that found critical and commercial success. It’s fitting, then, that a movie about rebooting life has also rebooted a passion for music in film. No one goes through the motions in director John Carney’s “Begin Again” (Rated R; 104 min). The performances feel genuine, and like in last month’s “Chef” the…
  • Delish 7 Spice Grill freshens up the strip

    Marissa Novel
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Though the 2 a.m. cheese fries from Sam’s Café contain some nutrients and Pagliai’s pizza contains every food group accounted for, healthy food is absent from the strip. Delish 7 Spice Grill intends to change that. Located on the corner of West College Street and South Illinois Avenue, Delish offers freshly marinated meats, fresh produce and a variety of pro-health spices in each dish. Its walls feature seven signs that indicate the flavor and health benefits of each spice: turmeric, ginger, garlic, oregano, cinnamon and black pepper. Tumeric has a compound that can inhibit cancer cell…
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    RuffaloCODY

  • Corporate Matching Gifts – The Original Challenge Match

    Mike Brucek
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Corporate matching programs have the same potential to increase total giving as home grown challenge match programs.  Annual giving programs have been using challenge matches to increase participation rates and total dollars for decades, yet many fail to invest in growing their corporate matching gift results. The potential for increasing matching gifts is especially prevalent in phonathon work.  Do you know what percentage of your 2014 phonathon dollars were matched with corporate funds? A recent study of phonathons managed by RuffaloCODY showed that about 10% of all pledged dollars were…
  • Your Fiscal Year Just Ended. Time to Start Looking at Calendar Year-End?

    Chris Hughes
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    For many organizations, the calendar moving from June 30 to July 1 marks the end of one fiscal year and the beginning of another.  At the same time, it marks a time when organizations should begin focusing on calendar year-end giving strategies…and not just for the month of December.  Collectively, the months of November and December mark the strongest consecutive months for charitable giving in the United States. But you have to start planning now. Contrary to what others may say, the right marketing mix and multichannel strategy for calendar year-end giving does not have a…
  • Best Practices: Looking Outside the Nonprofit Window

    Josh Robertson
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Where do you look for “best practices?” All too frequently in annual giving, we worry about what other institutions are doing. While I’m a huge believer that a lot of great tactics can be “borrowed” from one institution and implemented with slight tweaks at another, using this approach consistently fails to take into account that everyone’s donors and constituents are unique and what works at one institution may fail considerably at another. I’m a big believer in “looking outside” our industry for trends and statistics that can be used to influence annual giving strategy and…
  • I am a Fundraising Analytics Nightmare: A Case for Fundraising Fusion

    Brian Gawor
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Every year, I get a call from a great student at my alma mater. I always pledge, and request a pledge card because I want to see what they’re sending out. They also send me an email. I pay all my bills online once a month, so the email gets deleted, the pledge card goes on the pile. At the end of the month, I just type in my school’s website address and click the “give now” button. My alma mater has no idea that this gift was inspired by the phone call. The days of being able to say “this appeal brought in $X” are gone. Alumni can fulfill pledges through any number of channels,…
  • Phonathon Results: How Do You Compare?

    Brian Gawor
    21 May 2014 | 6:35 am
    Benchmarking Your Phonathon: The Donor Stream When I was an admission counselor a long time ago, we used to talk about the “funnel” that brought us students. We then started talking about the “recruitment cycle.” Smart organizations now are thinking of recruitment more as a “stream.” In a time when the money may be good, but attracting participation and total donors is tough, I think fundraisers should adopt the “stream” thinking. Unless we’re focusing on the next step for each donor, we are going to see donors move in and out of giving at a high rate, making it impossible…
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    NextStepU

  • Tuesday Tour Day — Troy University

    nextstepu
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today we’re highlighting Troy University, based in Troy, Alabama. Troy University is a public university that was founded in 1887. TROY serves both traditional students and adult learners through its network of locations and robust online offerings. The school operates four campuses in its home state of Alabama, as well as locations in seven states and five other countries. Students at TROY can pursue degrees at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in fields like nursing, business, education, and more. TROY offers in-class, online, or hybrid options to best suit…
  • Major Monday — Art Therapy

    nextstepu
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you possess artistic talent and a passion for helping others? If so, consider majoring in art therapy. As an art therapy major, you’ll learn how to use artistic activities to treat patients with mental, emotional, developmental, or physical problems. Prepare to study drawing and other art forms, art therapy history and theory, and art therapy techniques. These courses will prepare you to assess patient needs and design a program of art therapy treatment that meets those needs. Education According to the College Board, this major is typically offered at the bachelor’s degree level.
  • Freebie Friday — Fodeez Frames

    nextstepu
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It’s graduation time! The school year has come to a close and grad parties are hitting your schedule. For those of you looking for gift ideas for the grad (or if you’re a grad making a wish list), we have some ideas for you. Fodeez Frames are a must-have for the college student’s dorm. These display frames work on all smooth surfaces and can be reused hundreds of times. Unlike other display frames, Fodeez have a clear film to protect photos and also work great with dry erase markers. The frames are available in many colors and sizes and work great for college students who…
  • #SoNotOkay stand against bullying

    nextstepu
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    According to bestselling author Nancy Rue, one out of every four students is bullied, and 85 percent of those situations never receive intervention. Her new book “So Not Okay” addresses bullying from the perspective of the bystander. It teaches invaluable lessons about self-worth and true friendship. Rue is now asking you, your parents and your teachers to take a stand against bullying and join the #SoNotOkay movement. ‟This movement is about solving the problem of bullying from the inside out,” Nancy says, ‟and that’s going to take all of us coming together!”…
  • How to make the most of your summer job

    nextstepu
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Internship, camps, and special programs are all great ways to spend your summer. But what about those of you who are stuck at home, working that same old summer job? Don’t sell yourself short. Having a summer job can be valuable in jumpstarting your future career. Here are some ways to make the most of that summer job. Take it seriously. It can be tempting to fool around at a summer job — you’re just trying to pay your way to a real job, right? Wrong. Even if you’re stocking shelves at a grocery store, you’ll have the opportunity to practice real-time problem-solving skills to…
 
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  • Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement? Here’s what you need to know…

    mly53
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement?  Here’s what you need to know… If you are embarking on, or even merely contemplating, a collaboration with a health care provider, a health insurance company, or a governmental agency, that involves access to individual medical or health information, you may be asked to sign a “Business Associate Agreement” (also called a “BAA”).  What is this agreement, and what does it mean for you and your project?
  • Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement? Here’s what you need to know…

    mly53
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement?  Here’s what you need to know… If you are embarking on, or even merely contemplating, a collaboration with a health care provider, a health insurance company, or a governmental agency, that involves access to individual medical or health information, you may be asked to sign a “Business Associate Agreement” (also called a “BAA”).  What is this agreement, and what does it mean for you and your project?
  • Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement? Here’s what you need to know…

    mly53
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement?  Here’s what you need to know… If you are embarking on, or even merely contemplating, a collaboration with a health care provider, a health insurance company, or a governmental agency, that involves access to individual medical or health information, you may be asked to sign a “Business Associate Agreement” (also called a “BAA”).  What is this agreement, and what does it mean for you and your project?
  • Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement? Here’s what you need to know…

    mly53
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement?  Here’s what you need to know… If you are embarking on, or even merely contemplating, a collaboration with a health care provider, a health insurance company, or a governmental agency, that involves access to individual medical or health information, you may be asked to sign a “Business Associate Agreement” (also called a “BAA”).  What is this agreement, and what does it mean for you and your project?
  • Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement? Here’s what you need to know…

    mly53
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Have you been asked to sign a HIPAA “Business Associate” agreement?  Here’s what you need to know… If you are embarking on, or even merely contemplating, a collaboration with a health care provider, a health insurance company, or a governmental agency, that involves access to individual medical or health information, you may be asked to sign a “Business Associate Agreement” (also called a “BAA”).  What is this agreement, and what does it mean for you and your project?
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    CollegeFocus

  • Summer Tasks to Prepare for the Fall

    Sani
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Every parent and student knows that if you’re college bound, you should spend the summer concentrating on these activities to build your resume: volunteering, reading, working, and simply making the summer productive. But summer is also an opportunity to concentrate on specific tasks before the school year begins in the fall. Students Test prep Even [...]
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Business English

    CollegeFocus
    13 May 2014 | 1:53 pm
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  • How to Spend Smart

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    14 Apr 2014 | 9:30 pm
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  • College Scholarships; The Weird, the Wacky, the Wonderful

    Sani
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Scholarships are a wonderful thing to have, let alone apply for. And there are so many different types of scholarships, some you would never even imagine! Or maybe you didn’t know you could land a scholarship just from doing something goofy or following a hobby. This infographic highlights some of the more peculiar scholarships that [...]
  • Ways To Understand Your Calling And Find Your Future Profession

    Jess Millis
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:46 am
    People find their calling throughout their lives. Kevin Grevioux is an American actor, comic book writer and screenwriter who is best known as Raze in the Underworld movies. He had just graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and was studying for his masters in Microbiology and dissertation writing when he decided his true calling [...]
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    Robert Kennedy College Blog

  • The Dean on Bloomberg Television: BNP Paribas fine, Barclays bank dark pool issues

    David Costa
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    The post The Dean on Bloomberg Television: BNP Paribas fine, Barclays bank dark pool issues appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • Online MSc students from 29 countries at the RKC Zürich residential week

    Radu Negoescu
    6 Jun 2014 | 3:03 am
    Last week saw a gathering of 35 students in our Online MSc programmes with the University of Salford. They came from all over the world (literally, with 29 nationalities present) for a full residential week. A mandatory event during the course of otherwise fully online  master programmes, this residency has undoubtedly created new bonds between participants, whichever their programme of study was. I was there on Wednesday, a day that took place at the Swiss Exchange, in the “Decision” room – a very fitting name for our guests, as each of them must decide upon their topic of…
  • Dean on CNBC: Will Ukraine Default?

    David Costa
    23 Feb 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Dr. David Costa, Dean at Robert Kennedy College, share his views on a possible default of Ukraine and the possible impact it might have on European Markets.   The post Dean on CNBC: Will Ukraine Default? appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • Dean on CNBC: European Banks Preparing for the Stress Tests

    David Costa
    10 Feb 2014 | 11:14 pm
      European Banks preparing for the stress tests The latest comments of Ms Nouy, the Single Supervisory Mechanism Chair, picture a new scenario for European banks. The new pan-European regulator certainly wants to establish an high degree of credibility and is sending a clear message to the banks: act now or fail. Overall the new stress tests will strengthen the banking sector that faces several challenges. One of these challenges is the intimate link between banks and sovereign bonds that the SSM is trying to break.  Several European banks still rely on the profitable carry…
  • Robert Kennedy College – University of Cumbria MBA 2013 Graduations

    David Costa
    22 Jan 2014 | 12:15 pm
    We are excited and proud to share the success of our MBA Class of 2013 graduates that attended the graduations ceremony in the wonderful setting of the Carlisle Cathedral.  The Robert Kennedy College University of Cumbria MBA class of 2013 received their award by the University Chancellor: The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York. In behalf of the College I extend my most sincere congratulations for their outstanding achievement. I am certain that this video will inspire both existing and prospective students in achieving their dreams and be part of our 2014…
 
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    First Generation Student

  • Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor

    Elizabeth Hoyt
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    As an editor for Fastweb.com, an online scholarship database, I’m familiar with the scholarship application process. Every day, scholarship seekers come to me for advice about how to win scholarships, how to approach the overall application process, and how to manage the frustrations of unsuccessful attempts at winning scholarships. As a result, I’d like to share what I’ve learned so that students are able to apply that knowledge to their own scholarship search. The hope is that my advice can help students looking for scholarships become more familiar with the process and,…
  • Finding Support as a First-Generation American & First-Generation College Student

    Syed Hassan
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    A Choice My Parents Didn’t Have When I was growing up, my parents said two things to me that I will never forget: “America is a land of opportunity,” and “Education is the key to success.” My parents would have loved to have gone to college, but they did not get the opportunity to go because it was beyond their reach financially. Regardless of our circumstances, my parents knew the value of education, and that is why they sacrificed their own time, comfort, happiness and dreams to make sure that my future held brighter prospects and more security than their own.
  • Reflecting on My Freshman Year at Yale and Plans for Summer

    Leobardo Espinoza
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s almost hard to believe that it’s summer. It seems like it was only yesterday that I was walking onto Yale’s campus ready to tackle this new adventure of mine. Today I find myself at my desk, in Paris, as I study abroad thanks to some amazing resources that Yale has for its students. The End of Freshman Year Words cannot capture how fast time flies. My second semester flew by even faster than the first: before I could even take the time to catch my breath, I was headed out the door as a rising sophomore. Weird as it might be, I was no longer a freshman. That’s…
  • Making the Most of the Summer Before College

    Angela Maria Garcia
    26 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Congratulations graduates! Completing high school and getting into college are huge achievements, and the summer is a great time to reflect on how far you’ve come. You’ve worked hard, and you’ve earned the right to enjoy yourself a little, but remember that the summer is a great time to get ready for the next big chapter of your life. Here are 10 ideas for making the most of your summer so you can hit the ground running in the fall. 1. Put your “paperwork” in order. Make sure you complete and return all the necessary forms your college sent about orientation,…
  • Overcoming the Obstacles and Fears of Being a First-Generation Student

    Samantha ORourke
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    Applying Applying to colleges was by far the hardest part for me throughout my entire experience. There were endless possibilities in front of me, and the idea of being able to go anywhere and do anything was overwhelming. With so many different options—going far away or commuting, choosing a large school or a small school, studying near the city or somewhere rural—how could I possibly know where to start? The idea of finally moving away from home, being on my own and starting over from scratch was terrifying. Did I want to leave my family behind? Also, how could I possibly afford…
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    Centura College

  • Massage Therapy Employment Opportunities – 10 Quick Tips

    Centura College
    9 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Massage Therapy Employment Opportunities – 10 Quick Tips Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) are in demand everywhere in health and wellness professions. These are the trained professionals that make people feel good by working their muscles and soft-tissue. The Bureau of Labor Statistic estimates that this business will grow by 23 percent over the next eight years. There are an estimated 340,000 Licensed Massage Therapist practitioners in the United States, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. LMTs can find jobs in the following businesses: Clinic and physical therapy…
  • Computer Networking Degree: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Centura College
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Computer Networking Degree: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Computer networking degrees are always in demand and often recommended for high school graduates who don”t know where to turn to first. An accredited college degree will always give job seekers a competitive advantage. However, it is important for prospective students to know if this is the right sort of degree program for them. Some of the things to consider include: The prospective student’s ease of using a computer in general Whether there is a desire to work in this field regularly What type of learning experience…
  • Massage Therapist Employment Opportunities

    Centura College
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:59 am
    Massage Therapist Employment Opportunities Massage Therapist Career Options and Tips by Centura College Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) are in demand everywhere in health and wellness professions. These are the trained professionals that make people feel good by working their muscles and soft-tissue. The Bureau of Labor Statistic estimates that this business will grow by 23 percent over the next eight years. There are an estimated 340,000 Licensed Massage Therapist practitioners in the United States, according to the American Massage Therapy Association. Have you considered a career in…
  • How to Find Computer Networking Jobs in 2014 and Beyond

    Centura College
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:10 pm
    How to Find Computer Networking Jobs in 2014 How to Find a Computer Networking Job in 2014 When looking for ideal computer networking jobs, it’s important to consider more than the highly attractive salary. It’s important to examine the entire company package as well as the projected longevity of the job. Even when doing so, finding the perfect job can be seemingly impossible. Fortunately, the following 12 steps will guide job seekers toward finding the perfect computer networking job. Getting Social with Your Job Search… Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and…
  • 10 Facts About Massage Therapy Schools

    Centura College
    16 Jun 2014 | 12:55 pm
    10 Facts About Massage Therapy Schools What you need to know about Massage Therapy Schools! Massage therapy has now been a treatment for various health conditions over many centuries. One of the main sources of modern massage techniques has been China. In the United States the organization that oversees and sets standards for the massage therapy industry is the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA). Licensing is regulated by individual states, as a dozen states do not require licensing. Most of the states that require licensing base it on the certification program adopted by the…
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • 5 Things you can learn from your SAT Score

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:31 pm
    While you may already know what to do with your SAT scores once you have received them, here are some things you can learn from these scores. Your SAT score can help you understand your comprehension of high school level material, your competitiveness as a college applicant, and your eligibility for certain college scholarships. 1. Competitiveness for your chosen colleges One of the main key reasons to take the SAT is to gain admission to the college or university of your choice. The SAT helps college admissions officers assess your reading, writing, and math skills. It also helps colleges…
  • ACT changes on the horizon in 2015

    29 Jun 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Over the past few years the ACT has been growing in popularity. In 2012 for the first time ever, more students took the ACT than the SAT. For students planning to take the ACT there are a few changes that they should be aware of. These changes represent an effort by the organization to remain relevant to both college and career bound high school seniors. These changes are slated to take effect in 2015. Clearer Score Reporting Each of the ACT’s four sections receives a score between 1-36, these scores are then averaged to arrive at a composite score. This will not change. In 2015 test takers…
  • Should you be studying for the SAT or ACT this summer?

    18 Jun 2014 | 2:23 pm
    In past blog posts I have shared reasons for studying for the SAT this summer, and tips for studying effectively over summer break. In this post I want to help you decide whether you should be studying this summer. Planning effectively is the key to having a successful test-prep experience. Below are some questions you should consider when trying to decide whether summer test-prep is right for you: Are you a rising sophomore or junior? At TestRocker we recommend that students spend the summers after their sophomore and junior years studying for the SAT/ACT. We make this recommendation so that…
  • Tips for staying calm on SAT/ACT test day

    6 Jun 2014 | 8:55 am
    Both SAT and ACT test days are on the horizon. It is normal to be a little nervous or anxious about the test, especially given the role of test scores in college admissions. That said, keep in mind that test scores are only one of the many aspects of college application. The realization will hopefully help you relax a bit. When you are relaxed you can think clearly, plan effectively, and score higher. Here are the things you can do now and on test day to stay calm. Practice Early and Often Most of the anxiety that you feel on test day may come from feeling unprepared, or rather a fear of…
  • 5 Tips for doing well on the SAT Math Section

    2 Jun 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Even with the assistance of a calculator the SAT math section can be difficult. I hope this article can serve as a checklist of the things to keep in mind during the SAT math section. Use your Resources On test day you’ll have a number of additional resources at your disposal including: your calculator, scratch paper, and the formula sheet, don’t forget to use them. Use your calculator to avoid careless mistakes and move quickly through questions.  You should write down key information on your scratch paper. Taking notes will allow you to avoid re-reading. The formula sheet is…
 
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  • The 8 Stages of Grief While Studying for the MCAT

    Johnny Betancourt
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Stage One: Regret. Typically Occurs When You Receive Your Study Material And Begin Studying For The MCAT. Stage Two: Boredom. Happens After The First Few Weeks Of Studying. You May Experience Some Apathy, But Don’t Worry, This Quickly Disappears. Stage Three: Depression. Happens When You Take Your First Diagnostic Exam And You Realize How Truly Effed You Are. Stage Four: Anger. This Is Typically Present Throughout The Entire Grief Process, Especially When You Are Around Non Pre-Med People. This Stage Is At Its Highest About Two Weeks Before The Exam When You Are Taking Back-To-Back…
  • These Professors Read Mean Tweets About Themselves… Their Reactions Are Priceless!

    Christina Lopez
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Late-night comedian, Jimmy Kimmel, may have come up with the entertaining segment, “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets,” but professors at Simon Fraser University have shown they can deadpan like Hollywood stars. H/T Huffington Post The post These Professors Read Mean Tweets About Themselves… Their Reactions Are Priceless! appeared first on Clutch Prep - Blog.
  • A Step-By-Step Guide To Survive College

    Christina Lopez
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • Students Going Blind? Yeah… Might Want to Check Your Vision

    Christina Lopez
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Can too much studying ruin your eyesight? Possibly. A German study has found that the more education a person has, the greater the likelihood that they will be nearsighted. The Results The researchers did ophthalmological and physical examinations on 4,685 people ages 35 to 74. About 38 percent were nearsighted. But of those who graduated after 13 years in the three-tiered German secondary school system, about 60.3 percent were nearsighted, compared with 41.6 percent of those who graduated after 10 years, 27.2 percent of those who graduated after nine years and 26.9 percent of those who…
  • A College Grad Handed His Resume Out On The Side Of The Road, And You’ll Never Believe The Result

    Christina Lopez
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    After spending hours handing out his resume on the side of the road, Damien Romero, a recent graduate from the University of South Florida, is very grateful. A law firm saw his story thanks to Tampa Bay ABC, and opened up a new position just for him. H/T Rare The post A College Grad Handed His Resume Out On The Side Of The Road, And You’ll Never Believe The Result appeared first on Clutch Prep - Blog.
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