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  • The search for extraterrestrial life must continue

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    Badri Karthikeyan
    22 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Astronomy is possibly one of the best hobbies to explore. The standard approach is to buy a telescope and find a convenient dark sky for stargazing. Telescopes can be rather pricey, so amateur astronomers can observe the sky via binoculars or unaided eyes, along with using stargazing programs. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. As civilizations formed, early astronomers began to map the positions of the stars and planets, leading to the development of astrometry. From careful geometric analyses, Aristarchus measured the sizes and distances of the moon and sun and proposed the…
  • Essays About Work and Class That Caught a College’s Eye

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Few students applying to college write about their family financial situations. But those who take the risk — whether poor or well-off — can stand out from the crowd.
  • Essays About Work and Class That Caught a College’s Eye

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    22 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Few students applying to college write about their family financial situations. But those who take the risk — whether poor or well-off — can stand out from the crowd.
  • 80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

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    Emina Dedic
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    I’m just going to come out and say it: you don’t have to go to college. I know everyone in your life probably told you the opposite of what I just said, but not everyone is meant for the same path, and you know what? That is okay. Not going to college doesn’t make someone less smart, less accomplished, less respected, or lower in any capacity. Some people might say otherwise, but what matters is what you think and feel about yourself. There are so many respectable jobs that don’t require a college degree, and below I’ve listed 80 of them. Some of them might require a short…
  • Astronaut Reads The Inferno on the International Space Station on Dante’s 750th Birthday

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    Colin Marshall
    22 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KgqC_WWFa4 “On April 24th,” writes The New Yorker‘s John Kleiner, “Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s first female astronaut, took time off from her regular duties in the International Space Station to read from the Divine Comedy.” You can watch a clip of that reading of the first canto of the Paradiso above. “As Cristoforetti spun around the globe at the rate of seventeen thousand miles an hour, her reading was beamed back to earth and shown in a movie theater in Florence.” //www.youtube.com/watch?v=igC8UcnAZHE While that stands alone as a neat…
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  • The search for extraterrestrial life must continue

    Badri Karthikeyan
    22 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Astronomy is possibly one of the best hobbies to explore. The standard approach is to buy a telescope and find a convenient dark sky for stargazing. Telescopes can be rather pricey, so amateur astronomers can observe the sky via binoculars or unaided eyes, along with using stargazing programs. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. As civilizations formed, early astronomers began to map the positions of the stars and planets, leading to the development of astrometry. From careful geometric analyses, Aristarchus measured the sizes and distances of the moon and sun and proposed the…
  • Not all residents were enthralled with Before I Die…

    Maya Kamami
    22 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    I am a member of the community to which artist Candy Chang referred many times during her talk at Mandell Theater April 30, that is, the community of people living near 38th and Powelton Avenue. My experience of her artwork, “Before I Die…,” is very different from what Chang described. I live only about 50 yards from where the wall stood, yet I had no say in the invitation of Chang to install the work, no input into its conceptualization and construction, and no say at its conclusion. I — along with my neighbors and my neighbors’ children — had no recourse but to spend seven…
  • You’re not slick, Mr. Bollinger

    Editorial Board
    22 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    With the exception of Drexel University, campuses everywhere are filled with graduates, in caps and gowns and smiling faces. Commencement at Columbia University was so prestigious that the iconic Empire State Building lit up its peak with the Columbia colors of blue and white. The moment most graduates look forward to is certainly an impressionable one — the handshake with the president of their university. This was a privilege that student activist and sexual assault survivor Emma Sulkowicz was denied: Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger looked away as his student carried the same…
  • Lightning light Rangers up in NHL semis

    Carly Helfand
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Only four teams remain in the NHL postseason. The conference finals have begun, as the battle for the Stanley Cup nears its climax. In the Eastern Conference final, the New York Rangers are facing the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the regular season, the Lightning went undefeated against the Rangers. Currently, the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 2-1 series lead after their win in game three May 20. The Rangers took the first game at home in a close, tightly defended contest, winning 2-1. Derek Stepan, responsible for the winning goal in game seven against the Washington Capitals in the previous…
  • Crawford named golfer of the year

    Peter Sandilos
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    College students need to make tough choice regularly. Part of being a college student is having to make the choice on whether to study or go out and have fun. Some will choose to study and some will choose to have fun. For college athletes the decision becomes even harder. They must study and find time to relax but must also practice their sport. Dedication to one’s sport is something we always want to see from an athlete. Much like studying for a test, practice allows an athlete to accomplish goals and gain a greater ability in their field. Dedication forces athletes to practice, to…
 
 
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  • 80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

    Emina Dedic
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    I’m just going to come out and say it: you don’t have to go to college. I know everyone in your life probably told you the opposite of what I just said, but not everyone is meant for the same path, and you know what? That is okay. Not going to college doesn’t make someone less smart, less accomplished, less respected, or lower in any capacity. Some people might say otherwise, but what matters is what you think and feel about yourself. There are so many respectable jobs that don’t require a college degree, and below I’ve listed 80 of them. Some of them might require a short…
  • 45 College Classes You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

    Emina Dedic
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Just a few weeks ago, I entertained and baffled minds with a list of 29 College Majors You Didn’t Know Existed. It was a pretty popular post, and I obtained several likes and comments, so I decided it might be a good idea to continue the trend. This week, I’ve done a lot of research on what colleges are teaching students these days and the variety of classes available to degree-seekers all over the nation. I found some cool, interesting, stimulating, and sometimes weird classes. This post is devoted to the weird classes, because -let’s face it- that is what you really want to read…
  • How to Reboot Your Notes

    Lauren E. Mach
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Note taking: love it or hate it, it’s one of the easiest and most common ways of keeping up with lecture material.  Despite its ubiquity, it seems that every student—and even every class—needs a slightly different approach for maximum study usage. If your notes seem to be slipping toward the end of the school year or you’d like to try out something different, ask yourself these questions. How Do You Take Notes? Even in 2015, many students prefer to take notes by hand.  Studies have shown that it helps cement information in your long-term memory, and many students appreciate the lack…
  • You Should Be Using: Degreed to Monitor Your Educational Progress

    Emina Dedic
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Have you ever studied something interesting in school and didn’t want to forget about it or read an interesting article you didn’t want to have trouble bookmarking and finding again? Have you wanted to take additional classes but were not comfortable shelling out hundreds if not thousands of dollars? If you said yes to any of the questions, Degreed is perfect for you. Degreed.com is fabulous, and I say that as someone who has been using the site for over two years now. Degreed rewards users for monitoring their educational growth by rewarding them with points. The site also databases all…
  • You Should Be Using: handyLock to Automatically Lock Your Mac While You’re Away

    Tori Reid
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    Having your own Mac to use around campus is awesome, but let’s be honest–you probably don’t pack it up and tote it with you on every bathroom break. When you walk away from your computer it’s good to have someone watch it, but even so it’s better to have it locked until you get back. Now you can use handyLock to provide you extra security and keep all of your information, files, and work safe and secure until you get back to your computer. You use handyLock by pairing it with a Bluetooth device (like your iPhone). When you get out of range the computer will know and lock…
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  • Astronaut Reads The Inferno on the International Space Station on Dante’s 750th Birthday

    Colin Marshall
    22 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KgqC_WWFa4 “On April 24th,” writes The New Yorker‘s John Kleiner, “Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s first female astronaut, took time off from her regular duties in the International Space Station to read from the Divine Comedy.” You can watch a clip of that reading of the first canto of the Paradiso above. “As Cristoforetti spun around the globe at the rate of seventeen thousand miles an hour, her reading was beamed back to earth and shown in a movie theater in Florence.” //www.youtube.com/watch?v=igC8UcnAZHE While that stands alone as a neat…
  • 3D Printed Zoetrope Animates Rubens’ Famous Painting, “The Massacre of the Innocents”

    Dan Colman
    22 May 2015 | 12:40 am
    In the 17th century, the Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens painted “The Massacre of the Innocents” (see below), an artistic depiction of a very brief Biblical passage in The Gospel of Matthew. The passage recounts the story of how Herod the Great, a Roman client king of Judea, ordered the execution of young male children in Bethlehem, hoping to avoid losing his throne to a newly-born King of the Jews. And it reads like this: Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were…
  • The Music of Avant-Garde Composer John Cage Now Available in a Free Online Archive

    Colin Marshall
    21 May 2015 | 11:15 am
    You don’t know avant-garde music unless you know John Cage. And now we have another rich, easily accessible online resource that can help us get to know John Cage better. The new site is called Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Celebration, and it has its origins in the celebration of Cage’s 100th birthday put on by conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony in February 2013. This Cage-devoted, Knight Foundation-funded site, in the words of Hyperallergic‘s Allison Meier, “presents a comprehensive overview of his career, from a watering can poured on national…
  • Watch the Hardcore Original Ending to Kevin Smith’s 1994 Cult Hit Clerks

    Josh Jones
    21 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERDGH7SpzZ8 I’m not sure if it’s still the case today, in fact, I’m almost sure it isn’t, but in my day the ethos of an entire generation could be tidily summed up by reference to a handful of movies. Or at least that’s what we were led to believe, those of us who came of age in the early-to-mid 90s, when films like Richard Linklater’s Slacker (watch free online), Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites, and Kevin Smith’s Clerks achieved almost instant cult status as totems of middle class ennui—that of overeducated narcissists and directionless dreamers and…
  • The Books Found on Usama Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf: Chomsky, the Illuminati & More

    Dan Colman
    21 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    Yesterday, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released “a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the [2011] raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin.” The release includes lots of documents, but surely the “highlight” is the list of books (and other English-language reading material) found on bin Ladin’s bookshelves. If you can believe the CIA’s data dump (even after reading Seymour Hersh’s recent challenge to the US narrative of the bin Ladin raid), then it seems like bin Ladin wasn’t much of a fiction reader. No, non-fiction was…
 
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  • The search for extraterrestrial life must continue

    Badri Karthikeyan
    22 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Astronomy is possibly one of the best hobbies to explore. The standard approach is to buy a telescope and find a convenient dark sky for stargazing. Telescopes can be rather pricey, so amateur astronomers can observe the sky via binoculars or unaided eyes, along with using stargazing programs. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. As civilizations formed, early astronomers began to map the positions of the stars and planets, leading to the development of astrometry. From careful geometric analyses, Aristarchus measured the sizes and distances of the moon and sun and proposed the…
  • Not all residents were enthralled with Before I Die…

    Maya Kamami
    22 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    I am a member of the community to which artist Candy Chang referred many times during her talk at Mandell Theater April 30, that is, the community of people living near 38th and Powelton Avenue. My experience of her artwork, “Before I Die…,” is very different from what Chang described. I live only about 50 yards from where the wall stood, yet I had no say in the invitation of Chang to install the work, no input into its conceptualization and construction, and no say at its conclusion. I — along with my neighbors and my neighbors’ children — had no recourse but to spend seven…
  • You’re not slick, Mr. Bollinger

    Editorial Board
    22 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    With the exception of Drexel University, campuses everywhere are filled with graduates, in caps and gowns and smiling faces. Commencement at Columbia University was so prestigious that the iconic Empire State Building lit up its peak with the Columbia colors of blue and white. The moment most graduates look forward to is certainly an impressionable one — the handshake with the president of their university. This was a privilege that student activist and sexual assault survivor Emma Sulkowicz was denied: Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger looked away as his student carried the same…
  • Lightning light Rangers up in NHL semis

    Carly Helfand
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Only four teams remain in the NHL postseason. The conference finals have begun, as the battle for the Stanley Cup nears its climax. In the Eastern Conference final, the New York Rangers are facing the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the regular season, the Lightning went undefeated against the Rangers. Currently, the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 2-1 series lead after their win in game three May 20. The Rangers took the first game at home in a close, tightly defended contest, winning 2-1. Derek Stepan, responsible for the winning goal in game seven against the Washington Capitals in the previous…
  • Crawford named golfer of the year

    Peter Sandilos
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    College students need to make tough choice regularly. Part of being a college student is having to make the choice on whether to study or go out and have fun. Some will choose to study and some will choose to have fun. For college athletes the decision becomes even harder. They must study and find time to relax but must also practice their sport. Dedication to one’s sport is something we always want to see from an athlete. Much like studying for a test, practice allows an athlete to accomplish goals and gain a greater ability in their field. Dedication forces athletes to practice, to…
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  • The Eureka Myth: Why Darwin (not Draper) is the Right Model for Creative Thinking

    Study Hacks
    18 May 2015 | 5:24 pm
      The Inspiring Story: A Brilliant Mind “Thinks Different” In a pivotal scene in the Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything, the physicist is staring into the embers of a dying fire when he has an epiphany: black holes emit heat! The next scene shows Hawking triumphantly announcing his result to a stunned audience — and just like that, his insight vaults him into the ranks of scientific stardom. This story is inspirational. But as the physicist Leonard Mlodinow points out in a recent New York Times op-ed, it’s not at all how Hawking’s breakthrough…
  • Shipping Trumps Serendipity

    Study Hacks
    4 May 2015 | 2:29 pm
    The Annoyed Rhodes Scholar To research my first book, I interviewed several Rhodes Scholars. During this process, I noticed they tended to be touchy about their press coverage. When you win a Rhodes, not surprisingly, reporters will seek you out and write articles about you. Most of these articles follow the same shock and awe template of listing the student’s accomplishments, one after another, in an attempt to overwhelm the reader. It was this article format that annoyed winners. To understand why, you must first understand that most Rhodes Scholars follow a similar path: they invest…
  • The Original Four Hour Workweek

    Study Hacks
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:01 pm
    The Four Hour Consensus In 2007, Tim Ferriss published a hit book that suggested “work,” in the traditional money-making sense of the term, could and should be reduced to as little as four hours per week — freeing time for more fulfilling pursuits. Seventy-five years earlier, the British philosopher Bertrand Russell, in an essay titled In Praise of Idleness, suggested this same number of working hours as a worthy goal, explaining… In a world where no one is compelled to work more than four hours a day, every person possessed of scientific curiosity will be able to…
  • It’s Not Your Job to Figure Out Why an Apple Watch Might Be Useful

    Study Hacks
    19 Apr 2015 | 5:43 pm
    The Watch to Watch A couple weeks ago, the New York Times reviewed the Apple Watch. A paragraph early in the article caught my attention: First there was a day to learn the device’s initially complex user interface. Then another to determine how it could best fit it into my life. And still one more to figure out exactly what Apple’s first major new product in five years is trying to do — and, crucially, what it isn’t. It’s worth taking a moment to recognize what’s strange here. If it takes three days to figure out why something might be useful to you, then you probably…
  • Deep Habits: Listen to Baseball on the Radio

    Study Hacks
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:14 am
    Distracted in the Dugout Last week, the Washington Post featured a front page story about the declining number of kids who play organized baseball. There are various reasons for this decline, but the story emphasized the sport’s lack of action. Here’s an articulate 15-year old, as quoted in the article, explaining his reasons for quitting baseball: Baseball is a bunch of thinking, and I live a different lifestyle than baseball. In basketball and football, you live in the moment. You got to be quick. Everything I do, I do with urgency. This teenager is right. Baseball, undoubtedly,…
 
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  • The search for extraterrestrial life must continue

    Badri Karthikeyan
    22 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Astronomy is possibly one of the best hobbies to explore. The standard approach is to buy a telescope and find a convenient dark sky for stargazing. Telescopes can be rather pricey, so amateur astronomers can observe the sky via binoculars or unaided eyes, along with using stargazing programs. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. As civilizations formed, early astronomers began to map the positions of the stars and planets, leading to the development of astrometry. From careful geometric analyses, Aristarchus measured the sizes and distances of the moon and sun and proposed the…
  • Not all residents were enthralled with Before I Die…

    Maya Kamami
    22 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    I am a member of the community to which artist Candy Chang referred many times during her talk at Mandell Theater April 30, that is, the community of people living near 38th and Powelton Avenue. My experience of her artwork, “Before I Die…,” is very different from what Chang described. I live only about 50 yards from where the wall stood, yet I had no say in the invitation of Chang to install the work, no input into its conceptualization and construction, and no say at its conclusion. I — along with my neighbors and my neighbors’ children — had no recourse but to spend seven…
  • You’re not slick, Mr. Bollinger

    Editorial Board
    22 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    With the exception of Drexel University, campuses everywhere are filled with graduates, in caps and gowns and smiling faces. Commencement at Columbia University was so prestigious that the iconic Empire State Building lit up its peak with the Columbia colors of blue and white. The moment most graduates look forward to is certainly an impressionable one — the handshake with the president of their university. This was a privilege that student activist and sexual assault survivor Emma Sulkowicz was denied: Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger looked away as his student carried the same…
  • Lightning light Rangers up in NHL semis

    Carly Helfand
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Only four teams remain in the NHL postseason. The conference finals have begun, as the battle for the Stanley Cup nears its climax. In the Eastern Conference final, the New York Rangers are facing the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the regular season, the Lightning went undefeated against the Rangers. Currently, the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 2-1 series lead after their win in game three May 20. The Rangers took the first game at home in a close, tightly defended contest, winning 2-1. Derek Stepan, responsible for the winning goal in game seven against the Washington Capitals in the previous…
  • Crawford named golfer of the year

    Peter Sandilos
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    College students need to make tough choice regularly. Part of being a college student is having to make the choice on whether to study or go out and have fun. Some will choose to study and some will choose to have fun. For college athletes the decision becomes even harder. They must study and find time to relax but must also practice their sport. Dedication to one’s sport is something we always want to see from an athlete. Much like studying for a test, practice allows an athlete to accomplish goals and gain a greater ability in their field. Dedication forces athletes to practice, to…
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  • The search for extraterrestrial life must continue

    Badri Karthikeyan
    22 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Astronomy is possibly one of the best hobbies to explore. The standard approach is to buy a telescope and find a convenient dark sky for stargazing. Telescopes can be rather pricey, so amateur astronomers can observe the sky via binoculars or unaided eyes, along with using stargazing programs. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. As civilizations formed, early astronomers began to map the positions of the stars and planets, leading to the development of astrometry. From careful geometric analyses, Aristarchus measured the sizes and distances of the moon and sun and proposed the…
  • Not all residents were enthralled with Before I Die…

    Maya Kamami
    22 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    I am a member of the community to which artist Candy Chang referred many times during her talk at Mandell Theater April 30, that is, the community of people living near 38th and Powelton Avenue. My experience of her artwork, “Before I Die…,” is very different from what Chang described. I live only about 50 yards from where the wall stood, yet I had no say in the invitation of Chang to install the work, no input into its conceptualization and construction, and no say at its conclusion. I — along with my neighbors and my neighbors’ children — had no recourse but to spend seven…
  • You’re not slick, Mr. Bollinger

    Editorial Board
    22 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    With the exception of Drexel University, campuses everywhere are filled with graduates, in caps and gowns and smiling faces. Commencement at Columbia University was so prestigious that the iconic Empire State Building lit up its peak with the Columbia colors of blue and white. The moment most graduates look forward to is certainly an impressionable one — the handshake with the president of their university. This was a privilege that student activist and sexual assault survivor Emma Sulkowicz was denied: Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger looked away as his student carried the same…
  • Lightning light Rangers up in NHL semis

    Carly Helfand
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Only four teams remain in the NHL postseason. The conference finals have begun, as the battle for the Stanley Cup nears its climax. In the Eastern Conference final, the New York Rangers are facing the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the regular season, the Lightning went undefeated against the Rangers. Currently, the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 2-1 series lead after their win in game three May 20. The Rangers took the first game at home in a close, tightly defended contest, winning 2-1. Derek Stepan, responsible for the winning goal in game seven against the Washington Capitals in the previous…
  • Crawford named golfer of the year

    Peter Sandilos
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    College students need to make tough choice regularly. Part of being a college student is having to make the choice on whether to study or go out and have fun. Some will choose to study and some will choose to have fun. For college athletes the decision becomes even harder. They must study and find time to relax but must also practice their sport. Dedication to one’s sport is something we always want to see from an athlete. Much like studying for a test, practice allows an athlete to accomplish goals and gain a greater ability in their field. Dedication forces athletes to practice, to…
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  • The search for extraterrestrial life must continue

    Badri Karthikeyan
    22 May 2015 | 4:53 am
    Astronomy is possibly one of the best hobbies to explore. The standard approach is to buy a telescope and find a convenient dark sky for stargazing. Telescopes can be rather pricey, so amateur astronomers can observe the sky via binoculars or unaided eyes, along with using stargazing programs. Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences. As civilizations formed, early astronomers began to map the positions of the stars and planets, leading to the development of astrometry. From careful geometric analyses, Aristarchus measured the sizes and distances of the moon and sun and proposed the…
  • Not all residents were enthralled with Before I Die…

    Maya Kamami
    22 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    I am a member of the community to which artist Candy Chang referred many times during her talk at Mandell Theater April 30, that is, the community of people living near 38th and Powelton Avenue. My experience of her artwork, “Before I Die…,” is very different from what Chang described. I live only about 50 yards from where the wall stood, yet I had no say in the invitation of Chang to install the work, no input into its conceptualization and construction, and no say at its conclusion. I — along with my neighbors and my neighbors’ children — had no recourse but to spend seven…
  • You’re not slick, Mr. Bollinger

    Editorial Board
    22 May 2015 | 4:43 am
    With the exception of Drexel University, campuses everywhere are filled with graduates, in caps and gowns and smiling faces. Commencement at Columbia University was so prestigious that the iconic Empire State Building lit up its peak with the Columbia colors of blue and white. The moment most graduates look forward to is certainly an impressionable one — the handshake with the president of their university. This was a privilege that student activist and sexual assault survivor Emma Sulkowicz was denied: Columbia’s President Lee Bollinger looked away as his student carried the same…
  • Lightning light Rangers up in NHL semis

    Carly Helfand
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Only four teams remain in the NHL postseason. The conference finals have begun, as the battle for the Stanley Cup nears its climax. In the Eastern Conference final, the New York Rangers are facing the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the regular season, the Lightning went undefeated against the Rangers. Currently, the Tampa Bay Lightning hold a 2-1 series lead after their win in game three May 20. The Rangers took the first game at home in a close, tightly defended contest, winning 2-1. Derek Stepan, responsible for the winning goal in game seven against the Washington Capitals in the previous…
  • Crawford named golfer of the year

    Peter Sandilos
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    College students need to make tough choice regularly. Part of being a college student is having to make the choice on whether to study or go out and have fun. Some will choose to study and some will choose to have fun. For college athletes the decision becomes even harder. They must study and find time to relax but must also practice their sport. Dedication to one’s sport is something we always want to see from an athlete. Much like studying for a test, practice allows an athlete to accomplish goals and gain a greater ability in their field. Dedication forces athletes to practice, to…
 
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  • PrezBo Expresses Support For Prison Divestment, Speaks On Fossil Fuel Divestment

    Eric Cohn
    15 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    In an email sent this afternoon, PrezBo announced his support for the University’s divestment from companies engaged in the operation of private prisons.  A recommendation will come before the Board of Trustees in their next meeting in June. On March 31, ACSRI (the Advisory Committee on Socially Responsible Investing) voted to recommend prison divestment to the Trustees, and this represents, in the words of PrezBo, the “culmination of thoughtful analysis and hard work by ACSRI and by…students, faculty, and alumni.” PrezBo also touched on the issue of fossil fuel…
  • Bwog Out

    Bwog Staff
    14 May 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Our fellow Columbians, another year has come and gone. It was a rollercoaster, but now we can finally retire back to our quiet abodes. Whether you aced your finals or barely stayed in school, you can still come back next year with a (mostly) clean slate. Have wonderful summers made of fulfilling internships and lovely friends. Thank you so much for your support and readership through these last two semesters. We here at Bwog are going to be recharging our batteries everywhere from New Hampshire to SoCal, but before we go, we have to have our last suppers. While they’re hardly…
  • The Year In Review

    Taylor Grasdalen
    14 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Farewell You’ve done it. You’ve completed your final year of college, or your first, second, or third. A lot has happened in these months since late August, and Editor in Chief Taylor Grasdalen reviews them for you here. (And wrote her own byline.) Enjoy and remember. September ushered in controversy and action, from the Students for Justice in Palestine protesting on 9/11 to the advent of the Carry That Weight movement. No Red Tape and other anti-sexual violence groups began to make more noise; “rape shouldn’t be part of the college experience,” though…
  • Quiz: Which @bwog Tweet Are You?

    Ross Chapman
    14 May 2015 | 1:03 pm
  • Talking To Champions: An Interview With George Thanopoulos And Nick Maguire

    Max Rettig
    14 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    The 0-2 pitch from George Thanopoulos…Strike Three! Last weekend, the Columbia Lions baseball team won its third consecutive Ivy League championship after defeating Dartmouth in a 3-game, 2-day series. Two of the players so instrumental to the victory were pitcher George Thanopoulos and first baseman Nick Maguire. Bwog’s resident baseball fan Max Rettig sat down with George and Nick to get their thoughts on the season, the championship and the upcoming NCAAs. Max: First off, congrats on the Ivy League championship. Three years in a row is pretty incredible. What do you think has…
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  • Why I Don’t Care About What the Common App Essay Prompts Are

    Todd Johnson
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I told you last month that the new Common Application Personal Statement essay prompts had been released.  What I didn’t tell you at that time is a little secret of mine. I don’t care what the essay prompts are. I don’t tell my students what the prompts are. If they already know what they are I tell them to forget them. On the surface that sounds like a recipe for disaster. Yet my students do very well in the admissions process. The reason is that I know what types of things the colleges and BS/MD programs want to see in this essay. No it isn’t some magic formula.
  • Global College Admissions: How we Communicate

    Kelley Johnson
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Welcome to Global Studies, College Admissions Partners style! For the next four weeks I’ve decided to focus on questions that we often hear from the different global communities we work with. The following weeks will be dedicated to the needs of traditional international students, Canadians, and Third Culture Kids/Americans living abroad. But before we get to that, one question we hear a lot is about how we work with students who aren’t local. Todd and I are based in Minnesota but only a small amount of the students we work with hail from the land of 10,000 lakes (more like 14,000 but…
  • List of Acceptances 2015

    Todd Johnson
    14 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    It’s that time of the year again when I provide information about some of the places my students were accepted this year. This is not a complete list because some students prefer not to disclose to others where they were accepted. Just a note of explanation. Under the regular colleges are a few colleges that also have BS/MD programs. These are students that were accepted into the undergraduate portion of the college but were not accepted into the BS/MD program. BS/MD Program acceptances Northwestern University HPME Rice/Baylor BS/MD Brown University PLME (2) UC San Diego BS/MD Program…
  • Why Financial Aid Nights Will Cost you Money.

    Todd Johnson
    12 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Most high schools have a financial aid night for juniors and seniors. And if that is the only information you have on financial aid, you will most likely be losing out on thousands of dollars of available aid. Why? Because almost always, the people doing these presentations are from college financial aid offices. Now if you don’t know how things work this would seem to make sense. Have the people that are dealing with financial aid every day come talk about how aid works. The problem is that most colleges don’t want you to understand how financial aid works. These presentations…
  • How do we rank colleges (and why does it matter)?

    Kelley Johnson
    7 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    You don’t have to look too far to find a list purporting to definitively rank the “best” colleges and universities. You’ve no doubt seen these rankings before and referenced them in your college search. But with all the different and often conflicting “best of” rankings out there, which ones should you pay attention to (if any)? And more importantly, by what qualifications are these “best of” rankings being created? Now there is a new ranking in town but some of the colleges you find at the top may surprise you.   The Brookings Institution…
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP)

    12 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP) and the Internship Temporary Experience Program (ITEP). Visit USAJobs to start the online application process and search for the following vacancy announcement numbers. Please note the cutoff number for each position. Applications received after the cutoff number is reached will not
  • Mifa Cool Summer Camp - Apply Now!

    12 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    MIFA COOL Summer Camp   GRADES 9 & 10 JUNE 1-12 GRADES 11 & 12 JUNE 15 -26   Camp Site: MIFA - 910 Vance Avenue Memphis, TN 38126   This is a FREE five-day non-residential camp that will give teens a head start on the college access process! Youth will participate in enriching activities that include college access support, career exploration and volunteer service
  • National Flight Academy Summer Program - Deadline: May 15, 2015

    12 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    Mission to Adventure for Grades 8th – 11th Pensacola, Florida      May 31, – June 5, 2015   Across the country, communities are rallying support to focus on student success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The NFA Centers of Inspiration provide a holistic approach to inspiring student interest and engaging them in order to keep them challenged and excited about
  • NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) -- Deadline: June 1, 2015

    5 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    NABA Memphis Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) Program Dates: July 12-17, 2015 ACAP is a program of the National Association of Black Accountants, designed to increase the number of high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups that attend college and major in accounting. Through ACAP’s efforts, students receive educational enrichment experiences and the practical help
  • 2015 Camp Dream Street, MS - Free

    5 May 2015 | 4:08 am
    (click image to enlage) Camp Dream Street, Mississippi Campers - May 26 - May 30 Counselors - May 24 - May 30 Camp Dream Street, MS is a five day, four night camping experience for children with physical disabilities. Our campers traditionally live in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Georgia and are able to attend the program entirely free of charge.
 
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    The College Driver News

  • 2015 Chevy Sonic Earns 2015 Top Safety Pick Award

    20 May 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Changes to the structure and airbags of the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic have lifted the small car's rating for small overlap front crash protection from marginal to good. The car now qualifies for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's TOP SAFETY PICK award.   The new rating applies to both sedan and hatchback versions of the Sonic built after February 2015. Chevrolet made modifications to the front-end structure, door sill and door hinge pillar. In addition, the side curtain airbags were lengthened and reprogrammed to deploy earlier in small overlap crashes. In the…
  • Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence

    20 May 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Recognizing the many challenges college-bound students face, Toyota awarded tuition support to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students from the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to help with their cost of higher education. In partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to APIAs, Toyota granted 22 scholarships at its fourth annual awards dinner and reception at the Toyota Automotive Museum on May 14, 2015.   With…
  • The Nissan Altima Chase Launches!

    20 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Craving the excitement of a scavenger hunt? Nissan has launched one for the Altima, with a Mastermind who has broken into the "Ride of Your Life" box and stolen the Altima. Nissan is using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the hunt and the excitement is building!   Over the next three weeks, you can crack the clues for a chance to win a 2015 Altima, as well as other Altima-inspired gear and cash prizes. Follow along with hashtag #AltimaChaseSweeps or visit AltimaChase.ChooseNissan.com  
  • Antony Sheriff - Moving Forward

    14 May 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Dynamic, intelligent, educated, creative – the mark of a leader – and an apt description of Antony Sheriff, you can see a great interview with Antony Sherriff here where he talks about these achievements. Sheriff’s B.A. in Economics, B.S. in Engineering, and M.S. in Management is a dream-come-true anywhere he chooses to go, and he chose the automotive industry. It was inevitable. Ever the car enthusiast, Sheriff dates his passion back to his boyhood. Even so, no one can deny his management skills considering his involvement with “The Machine that Changed the…
  • 2016 Chevrolet Volt Priced at $34,000

    7 May 2015 | 9:16 am
    The Chevrolet Volt is poised to continue to bring new owners to the electric plug-in family. Pricing will be as low as $26,495 after the full federal tax credit of $7,500. (Federal tax credit can range from $0 up to $7,500.) In California, the vehicle's largest market, residents of the state will be able to purchase the all-new Volt for as low as $24,995 after state and federal incentives. The 2016 model will start at $33,995 MSRP, including an $825 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees). This is almost $1,200 less than the current-generation Volt. "The…
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    HackCollege

  • 80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

    Emina Dedic
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:31 pm
    I’m just going to come out and say it: you don’t have to go to college. I know everyone in your life probably told you the opposite of what I just said, but not everyone is meant for the same path, and you know what? That is okay. Not going to college doesn’t make someone less smart, less accomplished, less respected, or lower in any capacity. Some people might say otherwise, but what matters is what you think and feel about yourself. There are so many respectable jobs that don’t require a college degree, and below I’ve listed 80 of them. Some of them might require a short…
  • 45 College Classes You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

    Emina Dedic
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Just a few weeks ago, I entertained and baffled minds with a list of 29 College Majors You Didn’t Know Existed. It was a pretty popular post, and I obtained several likes and comments, so I decided it might be a good idea to continue the trend. This week, I’ve done a lot of research on what colleges are teaching students these days and the variety of classes available to degree-seekers all over the nation. I found some cool, interesting, stimulating, and sometimes weird classes. This post is devoted to the weird classes, because -let’s face it- that is what you really want to read…
  • How to Reboot Your Notes

    Lauren E. Mach
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Note taking: love it or hate it, it’s one of the easiest and most common ways of keeping up with lecture material.  Despite its ubiquity, it seems that every student—and even every class—needs a slightly different approach for maximum study usage. If your notes seem to be slipping toward the end of the school year or you’d like to try out something different, ask yourself these questions. How Do You Take Notes? Even in 2015, many students prefer to take notes by hand.  Studies have shown that it helps cement information in your long-term memory, and many students appreciate the lack…
  • You Should Be Using: Degreed to Monitor Your Educational Progress

    Emina Dedic
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Have you ever studied something interesting in school and didn’t want to forget about it or read an interesting article you didn’t want to have trouble bookmarking and finding again? Have you wanted to take additional classes but were not comfortable shelling out hundreds if not thousands of dollars? If you said yes to any of the questions, Degreed is perfect for you. Degreed.com is fabulous, and I say that as someone who has been using the site for over two years now. Degreed rewards users for monitoring their educational growth by rewarding them with points. The site also databases all…
  • You Should Be Using: handyLock to Automatically Lock Your Mac While You’re Away

    Tori Reid
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:32 am
    Having your own Mac to use around campus is awesome, but let’s be honest–you probably don’t pack it up and tote it with you on every bathroom break. When you walk away from your computer it’s good to have someone watch it, but even so it’s better to have it locked until you get back. Now you can use handyLock to provide you extra security and keep all of your information, files, and work safe and secure until you get back to your computer. You use handyLock by pairing it with a Bluetooth device (like your iPhone). When you get out of range the computer will know and lock…
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    Great College Advice

  • Educational Consultant on Study Abroad: Get Your Money’s Worth

    Mark Montgomery
    11 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    Expert educational consultant Mark Montgomery talks about study abroad programs: make sure you’re getting an experience that will expand your mind and not just a quick vacation. http://youtu.be/9uPOY5th6hE TRANSCRIPT: I love study abroad. It is a very important part of my life. When I was 20 years old, I went to France when I was a college sophomore. I lived with a family, they took great care of me, they became very close, I have been in touch with them ever since. And recently I went back to France, I was able to connect with them, I stayed with them for several days, hung out, drank…
  • Standardized Testing, Public Education, and Profits

    Mark Montgomery
    5 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    John Oliver has analyzed the testing frenzy in American public schools in a way that is both smart and entertaining.  This is a must watch. One of the most depressing elements for me is how the responsibility for these tests has been shifted to for-profit companies.  Everywhere we look, we see education in this country moving from a conception that it is a “public good,” to which all people have a right and that the government ought to be providing, to a “private good,” by which the wealthy are able to get the better education while the children of the underclass…
  • Educational Consultant on Medical Schools: Even They Can’t Resist the Liberal Arts

    Mark Montgomery
    1 May 2015 | 7:28 am
    Expert educational consultant and college admissions adviser Mark Montgomery discusses the newer requirements of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): be prepared to understand not just how to cure your patients, but the socioeconomic context of their ailments as well. http://youtu.be/MSF3fZBTPaw TRANSCRIPT: You know, in everything in life, there are fads, things that come and go, and in higher education the current fad in thinking about what kinds of education we should be offering our students and how we can be improving our educational system is to focus on STEM education: science,…
  • Tales From the College Athletic Recruiting Trenches: D1 Field Hockey

    Andrea Aronson
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Another chapter follows in our stories reported directly by students about their college athletic recruitment experiences.  This time, we hear from a field hockey recruit who landed at a top D1 field hockey program. Compared to my last post, which reflected a very early recruiting experience for a D1 women’s lacrosse recruit, this example shows how athletes can get recruited even well into their senior year. _______________ Name: Madison Sport: Field Hockey Athletic Conference Recruited to Play for: NCAA Division 1 – Big East   When did you decide that you wanted to play at…
  • Help For First-Generation College Applicants

    Mark Montgomery
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:09 am
    If you are the first in your family to attend college, you may find the admissions process overwhelming without the guidance of an experienced family member. From application essays to researching financial aid to choosing which schools to apply to in the first place, a little help goes a long way. U.S. News & World Report published an article detailing some colleges that are making the transition easier with summer bridge programs: Many colleges, like George Mason University, offer summer programs that aim to ease the transition for first-gen students. [Alicia] Brissett says the…
 
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    CampusGrotto College Blog

  • 10 MOOCs that will Prepare you for College

    12 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Colleges want students who take initiative in their learning. One way to do this is through MOOCs by making an effort to learn on your own time. Known as massive open online courses, these online courses allow anyone with an Internet connection to pursue an interest in learning. Why should prospective college students take MOOCs? Students preparing to enter college can take these courses to ease the transition to college by getting a taste of college-level coursework. These online courses allow students to dive deeper into a subject they have an interest in and get a head start on their…
  • Hardest Colleges to get into for 2015

    13 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Admission rates have hit an all-time low for many schools in 2015, making it very difficult to get accepted to these high-profile universities. Here we examine the updated list of the hardest colleges to get into based on admission statistics for the class of 2019. These are the most up-to-date numbers colleges have initially reported for the class of 2019, as applicants who applied regular admission are notified of acceptance in mid-to-late March. Colleges with the lowest overall Acceptance Rate Stanford - 5.05% Acceptance Rate Many college hopefuls wish to get into this highly prestigious…
  • College Study Strategies: Organize a Study Group

    13 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Dr. Richard Light, a Harvard researcher and Professor of Teaching and Learning at Harvard Graduate School of Education, was sent out on a mission to find the single best predictor of college success. After ten years of research and surveying 1,600 Harvard students, he found a key element to university achievement: the ability of a student to either join or create a study group. We encourage you to incorporate this successful study strategy into your routine: Find or create a study group for your classes. {loadposition contentbox} Assuming you already have a solid study plan in place, it’s…
  • America's Most Expensive College Dorms

    30 Dec 2014 | 9:17 pm
    For the 2014-2015 school year, the average cost of room and board is priced at $9,804 for public colleges and $11,188 for private colleges. To no surprise, colleges in California, New York, and the Boston area charge a bit more and top the list of most expensive dorms. The highest-priced dorms can be found in New York, where students get to enjoy the conveniences of living in Manhattan and fabulous skyline views from high-rise dorms. Going to school in New York can be quite an experience for a first-year college student, but one that comes with a hefty price tag. Looking at tuition and fees…
  • America's 100 Most Expensive Colleges

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    No two things are more stressful to a prospective college student than the question of getting accepted and determining if they can actually afford attending the school of their dreams. The cost of college is no joke, and is something we have tried to put a spotlight on since we started ranking expensive colleges back in 2007, as it is a troublesome debt many students will carry for years to come. The list of the 100 most expensive colleges by total cost (tuition + room & board + required fees) are all private and range from $56,000 all the way up to $65,000 per year. This is a significant…
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    Geoff Campbell

  • Google Tag Manager for Cross Domain Tracking and more

    Geoff Campbell
    17 May 2015 | 3:26 pm
    In some cases learning a new software/service/technology can take more time than its worth. This is not one of those cases. The time it took for me to learn out to effectively use Google Tag Manager (GTM) for the initial purpose of unifying analytics information across different websites (in my case, our website our database/admissions/SaaS) was well worth it. Manually editing the tracking codes on each site may have been the quicker route, but this service enables the editing of a container on a single website that hosts multiple snippets. Now, with one code insertion, I have 11 tags on our…
  • Google Analytics Custom Segments for Schools

    Geoff Campbell
    17 May 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Over the last year I presented at a an industry conference about what Google Analytics can do for independent schools and higher ed. With a running time of just over 20 minutes, my joint presentation with some great folks at WhippleHill barely scratched the surface. I wrote earlier about why higher ed and private schools should look more deeply into their analytics to pull out actionable insights. An incredibly helpful option to make that a faster process the ability to cut out the clutter is looking at segments. You can can compare important segments of your website visitor population…
  • Adding Metadata to Optimize Web Content for Social

    Geoff Campbell
    17 May 2015 | 1:59 pm
    As I mentioned in January, I added metadata (microdata, og tags, and Twitter Cards code) to the Friends’ Central website. Added @TwitterDev Twitter Cards to @friendscentral. pic.twitter.com/iE6ZJYGLNu — Geoff Campbell (@GeoffBCampbell) January 9, 2015 While our CMS has some limitations that does not allow us to take full-advantage of these opportunities. Mike Petroff (from Harvard) provides a great overview of the importance of optimizing website content for social, including Buffer’s research on the impact on engagement of using Pinned Tweets (which expand by default to…
  • Using Campaign Tagging to Tackle Dark Social

    Geoff Campbell
    17 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    While “dark social”, the default/misattributions of unknown traffic as “Direct” or a similar term, isn’t very new (coined in 2012, which is ancient by web standards), tackling the issue of finding the true referral of as much traffic as possible in a systematic way is a fairly recent endeavor. Keeping analytics campaign information standardized in a large organization can be difficult, to say the least. Google has helped by providing a handy do-it-yourself link-builder but LunaMetrics has gone one step further can created a customizable Google Sheets…
  • Quaker Works alumni magazine is out!

    Geoff Campbell
    17 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    This news is slightly late but our alumni magazine is out. Our Quaker Works Spring 2015 issue hits mailboxes this week. Check it out online today! http://t.co/ZG49r0kBm5 pic.twitter.com/BJgDAO737E — Friends' Central (@friendscentral) May 5, 2015 Thanks to the hard work of Clare Luzuriaga, our Assistant Director of Communications, all the Art Direction and Design was done in house this year. I was happy to contribute with photography, an alum profile, and by co-writing two features. I’m biased but I think it’s a great look into the life of the school (and its alums).
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

    Phil Hollows
    13 May 2015 | 10:22 am
    Want your subscriber email blog updates to be more than a rehash of your blog posts? Splendid! Because now they can be, as the FeedBlitz EZ Template editor just keeps getting better. Want to extract your blog’s main photo and use it as a “hero image” at the top of your mailing for extra impact? Now you can. Perhaps you need thumbnails for daily or weekly digests with many posts? Done and done. In addition to adding more dynamic content such as pins from Pinterest, pictures from Instagram and (New!) the latest from Tumblr, we are now giving you much more flexibility in how…
  • No Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesResolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS ProblemsSome Metrics May Be Missing Temporarily 
  • Power Email Marketing with FeedBlitz

    Phil Hollows
    11 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Did you know we have great power email marketing capabilities? While FeedBlitz is best known for its RSS feed powered email automation (corporate engineering motto: If it moves, automate it), we’ve been steadily increasing FeedBlitz’s traditional email marketing capabilities as well. In case you missed it, here’s a quick summary of our “Newsflash” emailing function, which is used for “traditional” (i.e. manually produced) newsletters, updates and sales pieces: New:Draft mailings from blog posts, and then edit before mailing; New: The ability to mail…
  • New: Add Pins, Instagram to your Subscriber Emails!

    Phil Hollows
    4 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    When is an email to your subscribers not simply an email to your subscribers? When it’s a platform for your other social media activity to better engage, inform and entertain your readers, that’s when. Many of you are active on Pinterest and Instagram, curating and creating engaging and persuasive graphics and photos. But most of you are not including those photos in your email updates to your subscribers, and that means you’re missing out on opportunities to broaden your email audience’s experience with your brand, as well as delivering a more interesting mailing.
  • Email like a Ninja! FeedBlitz and the new Webhooks extension from Ninja Forms

    ahenson
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    As part of our continuing mission to elevate our publishers’ abilities, we are always on the look out for extraordinary tools, like Ninja Forms, made for expanding list building efforts.  Just last week, Ninja Forms made a lot of people happy when they announced their latest extension, Webhooks. It’s a custom form builder that now fully enabled Ninja Forms to fully integrate with FeedBlitz. Here’s how to use Nija Forms Webhooks to offer a subscription form to FeedBlitz. The first thing you’ll want to do is download and install the Ninja Forms plugin for your WordPress site…
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • LSAT Study Schedules with Donation to Watsi

    Steve Schwartz
    15 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    From now through the end of Memorial Day weekend, I'm giving away day-by-day LSAT study schedules (normally $20-$25) to anyone who makes a donation for the equivalent amount (or more!) to Watsi.org For those of you who don't know, Watsi is an awesome, reputable, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that directly funds people who need medical care in developing nations around the world. You can read
  • LSAT Blog Interview: LSAT Time Management

    Steve Schwartz
    13 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    LSAT Blog reader Jacob interviewed me at length about the strategies of top-scoring LSAT takers. Here's an excerpt from the interview: Some students get to a place where they [reach a plateau] and they’re still scoring 15 or 20 out of 25 questions on the logical reasoning and 15 or 20 out of 23 on the logic games. How do they break that barrier and get a few more points? My answer to
  • Fallacies and Argument Appraisal by Tindale | Excerpt

    Steve Schwartz
    8 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    The following excerpt about the post hoc fallacy (a specific type of correlation-causation fallacy) is from Professor Christopher W. Tindale's Fallacies and Argument Appraisal. The post hoc fallacy involves attributing a causal relationship where none exists. Other problems related to causal reasoning involve mistakes about an actual causal link. Two such errors involve types of
  • Law School App Optional Explanation Statements

    Steve Schwartz
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    The below excerpt on targeted optional explanation statements on your law school application is from A Guide to Optional Essays and Addenda. The primary difference between optional explanation statements and obligatory ones: give serious thought to whether you are actually enhancing your application or will simply be cluttering up the application file and drawing attention to a minor
  • Books of LSAT Questions Grouped by Type

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Apr 2015 | 7:30 am
    You can get my categorizations of Logic Games, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension on LSAT Blog. However, you can also get books of LSAT questions already grouped by type. I mentioned these on the blog a few years ago but realize that many of you might not be aware of them. Links to the books, and my reviews of them, below: Books GROUPED By Game Type (PrepTests 1-20) GROUPED By
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    22 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    22 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    22 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    22 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    22 May 2015 | 7:31 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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    Get Into College Blog

  • How Many Extracurriculars for College Admissions?

    Steve Schwartz
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    It's all about quality, not quantity. Focus your time on a one thing (or a few) that you truly care about. Pick something you'd enjoy doing even if you knew that colleges wouldn't ever learn you'd done it. Too many students join a million clubs simply to "build their resumes," do nothing significant in them, then list them on college applications. Those don't "count." If you want an
  • How to Discover "Secret" Local College Scholarships

    Steve Schwartz
    15 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Towards the end of the school year, many high school seniors are featured in local newspapers. Articles about them typically mention which colleges they'll be attending in the fall. Pay attention to these articles. They'll often mention local scholarships those students received. Keep a list of these scholarships. The organizations that give them away will likely be running these scholarship
  • College Application Checklist for High School Seniors

    Steve Schwartz
    12 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I've published a college application checklist and timeline to take you through the college admissions process from start to finish. This is the seventh and final article in the series. (Read the first article.) *** 2-3 months after submitting your college applications You should have received some kind of notification from schools indicating that your application is complete. If you haven't
  • College Planning Schedule - Senior Year

    Steve Schwartz
    11 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I've published a college admissions timeline to take you through the college admissions process from start to finish. This is the sixth article in the series. (Read the first article.) *** 1-2 months after submitting your college applications  Submit any applications for financial aid, scholarships, private loans, etc. In December, file your taxes (or have your parents file their taxes).
  • Applying to College Timeline - Senior Year

    Steve Schwartz
    8 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    I've published a college application planning timeline to take you through the process of applying to college from start to finish. This is the fifth article in the series. (Read the first article.) *** 1 month before submitting your college applications: Check your application account(s) to determine whether your recommenders have submitted their recommendation letters for you yet. Also,
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector

  • 5 Ways to Develop Yourself as a Leader Early in Your Career

    Allison
    6 May 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Leadership is one of those terms that is so ubiquitous it’s hard to define.
  • Why Recruiters Aren’t Returning Your Calls

    Allison
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There is a long-standing misconception among job seekers about recruiters – how they can help, how to engage them and, most often, why they’re not returning your calls. When I was head of marketing for the Association of Executive Search Consultants, we spent a lot of time explaining the difference between retained search consultants and contingency recruiters. To provide candidates with the opportunity to be “found” by search firms, the organization created a senior-level candidate site called BlueSteps.com, where candidates could pay a fee to list their credentials and search firms…
  • Colleges Make It Pay for Students to Take Unpaid Internships

    Allison
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Did you know that your school may offer grants for those students taking unpaid internships this summer?
  • How College Students Can Make the Most of Winter Break

    Allison
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Use your winter break from college wisely--it's a great time to plan your career.
  • 5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Leader

    Allison
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
      Photograph by John Santerre 2010 Being a leader means knowing who you are and what you stand for—You’ve decided upon your mission and you have a vision for how to get there. It’s informed by your value system—what you care most about and what you feel is right. Developing yourself as a leader means declaring a need in the market that you are passionate about satisfying, what your role might be in meeting that need and the audience you want to serve.…
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  • Employee or Entrepreneur: Which Path is Better for You? [Infographic]

    YouTern
    22 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    So many of us have been focused on becoming employable... and securing a traditional job. But what if employment isn't the best option for you? What if becoming your own boss is a better option for you? This infographic from TollFreeForwarding.com takes a close look at entrepreneurship as a career option...   
  • 12 Skills You Should Value in Yourself

    YEC
    22 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    What skill do you value in yourself most, and how has it helped you in your career so far? Understanding the Crossroads of Design and Engineering When I began my career working as an art director on the agency side, I was always the go-to for dev needs. Now that I’m working on my own products and advising others, the most valuable asset is the ability to see an idea through from concept to execution. Even having the ability to understand how it all comes together goes a long way. – Scott Weiner, ClosingBell     Knowing my own Weaknesses   
  • The Most Overlooked Job Interview Skill Ever: Personal Selling

    Dayvon Goddard
    21 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    Most of us cringe when we hear these two words: "Job interview." Because job interviews are perhaps the most stressful portion of the job search process, we do everything possible to prepare. We Google every aspect of the interview, look at videos for tips, read every article from every expert, etc. And still, there is a huge chance that you'll suck at your next interview.    
  • 5 Ways to Evaluate Your Job Interview Performance

    Lisa Rangel
    20 May 2015 | 7:40 am
    You've had a few interviews... but, so far, no offers. Yes, that could mean the competition was more qualified than you. Or it could mean you need to improve your job interview performance. To help evaluate past interviews, and to see how you can do better next time, here are five areas you must evaluate...   
  • The 10 Biggest Rookie Mistakes Made on LinkedIn

    Power Formula
    19 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    Recently I presented a keynote address titled Personal Branding Using Social Media Tools. After the presentation, someone asked me: “What are some of the biggest mistakes people are making on LinkedIn?” I made a few quick comments but promised I would get back to him with a more thoughtful list. To help you as well, today I’m sharing this summary of the biggest mistakes I see made on LinkedIn… 1. Punctuation and Grammar Mistakes I learned this the hard way when some people made comments about grammatical errors in my profile. I thought to myself: What is the big deal?
 
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  • 4 Tips For Living on a College Budget

    Doug Schantz
    15 May 2015 | 8:31 pm
    Being a student will be one of the most rewarding things you’ll do in your life, but it will also be one of the most challenging, especially financially. Unless you have someone paying for your studies and living expenses, you’re going to need to be very mindful with your money. Here are some classic budgeting tips for students. Make a budget and stick to it It might sound kind of obvious, but to keep an eye on your money, you really need to know how much income you have versus how much you’re spending. You need to divvy up your money across all of your expenses and set limits on all of…
  • Cloud-Based Software Solutions That Won’t Cost You a Dime

    Doug Schantz
    8 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    As a college student, the last thing you need is another expense. Between rent, food, books, your phone bill and Friday night pizza and soda, your budget is already strained to its breaking point. Fortunately, when it comes to software, these cloud-based programs won’t cost you a dime. Consider these three: Google Docs Rather than shelling out money for Microsoft Word or Excel, Google Docs is a free program that you can access from your mobile device or computer. Google Docs lets you create a new document, or work on another one that was started on by someone else. One of Google Docs’…
  • So Long Federal PIN, Hello FSA ID – Starts May 10th!

    Doug Schantz
    5 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    For a number of years, college-bound students (and their parents in most cases) across the country would be required to utilize their uniquely assigned Federal PIN to electronically sign and submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). In addition, this Federal PIN would serve as an electronic signature for any education loans accessed through the StudentLoans.gov website. The Federal PIN was versatile and opened a number of doors when it came to accessing education information/services provided by the Department of Education (FAFSA.gov, NSLDS.gov, StudentAid.gov,…
  • 4 Ways to Move on a College Budget

    Doug Schantz
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:46 am
    When it comes to moving at the end of a spring semester, whether it be out of a dorm, back home for the summer, or into a shared space with roommates for a few months, you can rest assured that it’s going to be one of the less enjoyable tasks you have to take on as the events of the semester draw to a temporary close. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to hit the ground running when it comes to moving as a student, many without even breaking the bank if you take the right approach. A critical factor in moving successfully on a tight budget will be to plan ahead as soon as you can—read…
  • 3 “Easy” Steps to Student Financial Literacy on Your Campus

    Doug Schantz
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    For those that don’t know, April is National Financial Literacy Month.  This represents the time of year when there is a concerted effort to help increase the financial acumen of people representing all generations. Student financial literacy efforts on campuses have been gaining momentum in the higher education industry as colleges and universities attempt to equip their students for success by helping them feel more comfortable and knowledgeable about their personal finances. Most universities and colleges have been successfully weaving small components of financial literacy into their…
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  • Accelerated Japanese Learning Challenge Day 5: Fast Learning With a Sentence List

    Thomas Frank
    21 May 2015 | 7:07 am
    Today, Anna and I are exploring Osaka after an amazing few days in Kyoto. I’m also bringing you my Day 5 review of my Japanese learning challenge! During my first five days, I spent time re-learning both hiragana and katakana, the two smaller syllabaries in Japanese – kanji being the bigger one (with thousands of characters). I also went through the first two chapters of Textfugu, the online textbook I mentioned in last week’s video. Each chapter contains several lessons, and reviewing them helped me remember basic sentence structure. The most important thing I did, however,…
  • Accelerated Japanese Challenge Day 1: My Top 10 Japanese Learning Resources

    Thomas Frank
    14 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Greetings from Japan, friends! Anna and I have kicked off this vacation by exploring Tokyo, and I got a few minutes on a bridge to film a review of the first day of my Japanese learning challenge. I previewed this on the YouTube channel a couple weeks ago, but if you missed that, the gist is that I challenged myself to see just how much Japanese I could learn (or re-learn) in the 10 days leading up to my flight to Japan. In this video, I’ll show you the specific goals I wrote down going into the challenge. I’ll also share my top 10 Japanese learning resources, in case this is…
  • Should You Change Answers on Multiple-Choice Tests, or “Stick With Your Gut?”

    Thomas Frank
    7 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Should you change your answers on test questions? I’m going to spoil it right up front: In general, the answer is yes. Research has been conducted multiple times over the course of the last seventy years on this problem, and the results are clear. Most answer changes are from wrong to right, which means that most people who do choose to change answers will actually improve their test scores. This fact goes completely against what people think, though. Test-takers commonly get the advice to, “go with your gut.” “Don’t change your answer – you’re…
  • Emotions Rule: How Jonathan Haidt Can Help Us Have Better Relationships

    Ransom Patterson
    5 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Ever thought something like this? “I don’t understand why my girlfriend is being so emotional. Why can’t she just be rational like me?” Or how about this? “Why does my boyfriend never listen? I’m being perfectly clear.” Or maybe even this? “I wish my friends would change their stupid opinions. Can’t they see how obviously wrong they are?” We all have, I imagine. It’s easy to look at other people and wonder why they don’t behave rationally, why they hold on to beliefs that seem stupid. Well, I’ve got some good news…
  • How I Traveled to Japan on the Cheap (Ep. 62)

    Thomas Frank
    4 May 2015 | 4:06 am
    In both 2012 and 2013, I traveled to Japan to explore, play lots of video games, and eat lots of delicious food. Apparently those two trips weren’t enough though, because… I’m going back on May 12. To be fair, my girlfriend’s never been there before, so it’ll be a new experience for her! Being the type of person who likes to find the best ways to do things, I actually discovered a lot of resources and travel hacks that allowed me to travel quite cheaply (even though Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world). In this episode, I’ll share my…
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  • College Scholarships Ending in June 2015

    admin
    19 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Apply for College Scholarships Many college scholarships with deadlines in June have deadlines coming up very quickly—like June 1. Check out these eight college scholarship opportunities available for future business leaders, writers, student-athletes and students who want to make a difference in the world. Blaze Wifi Rural Students Scholarship: To apply for this $500 scholarship, you’ll need to write a blog post about whether you prefer living in the city or country more. High school seniors and current college students can apply. Deadline: June 1 CEO of Tomorrow Scholarship: This annual…
  • Should You Accept an Unpaid Internship?

    admin
    5 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    Questions to Ask Before Accepting an Internship Internships for high school and college students come in many forms, and not all internships pay students for their work. In fact, unpaid internships have been in the news in recent years due to former unpaid interns suing the companies they interned for. As a result, some companies now offer at least minimum wage to interns, but others still offer unpaid opportunities. So is it a good idea to accept an unpaid internship? Here’s a look at the questions you should ask the employer and yourself before accepting an unpaid internship experience.
  • College Scholarships Ending in May 2015

    admin
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:39 am
    Apply for College Scholarships This month’s college scholarship deadlines feature scholarships for high school juniors and seniors, ranging from $500 to $10,000. Most opportunities require at a least a short essay, and some scholarships are based on financial need while others are not. Check out these scholarship opportunities to see if one matches your interests. The Nordstrom Scholarship: Act quickly if you want to apply for this $10,000 scholarship available to high school juniors. Applicants must live in a participating state, have participated in volunteer activities, have a minimum…
  • What Does “Liberal Arts” Mean?

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    What are the Liberal Arts? You’ve probably heard the term “liberal arts” tossed around in the media lately. Politicians have tossed the term around, too. In fact, over the past several years there’s been an ongoing conversation in the United States about the value of a liberal arts education. Is a liberal arts education still valuable in today’s society? Can students who major in the liberal arts really get a job? In this post, we’ll take a look at what the liberal arts are all about, and what it means for you when choosing a college and a major. What are the liberal arts? The…
  • 60 Colleges and Universities on Instagram

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:48 am
    Gardner-Webb University on Instagram Want to get a glimpse of what college life is really like? Checking a college or university’s social media platforms is a great way to see what students are doing around campus. Instagram, in particular, lets you view snapshots of student life at college. Check out these Instragram feeds from 60 colleges and universities around the United States. Agnes Scott College @agnesscottcollege Arizona State University @arizonastateuniversity Baylor University @bayloruniversity Boston College @bostoncollege Carlow University @carlowuniversity Dartmouth College…
 
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • How Millennials Make Decisions About Paying for College

    Jodi
    20 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Each generation develops different ways of paying for college. The Baby Boomers might have relied on college savings accounts, decided not to go at all, or used the G.I. Bill. Gen Xers might have worked a few jobs over the summer to pull down enough money to cover expenses. But Millennials face a different set of financial circumstances, and are forced to forge new paths on the road to a higher education. While college costs are increasing at a rapid pace, money to pay for it is harder to find. Parents and grandparents who might have started 529 Savings Plans watched in horror as the value of…
  • LinkedIn Helps Boost Your Small Business Credibility

    Jodi
    18 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    About a year ago I provided some information on using LinkedIn to help your small business grow. Of all the social media opportunities, this platform is perhaps the best for boosting the credibility of your small business. While Twitter and Facebook are great for getting quick messages out on a regular basis, LinkedIn can perhaps lay a stronger foundation for your marketing efforts. It lets you explain more about your company, builds links with others, assists in networking, and shows that others recommend your various skill sets. You probably don’t check your LinkedIn page every day or…
  • Smart Financial Tips for New College Graduates

    Jodi
    14 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    It’s May and time for college commencements! Congratulations to all the newly-crowned college graduates. You have worked hard to get to this point and deserve to take some time and pat yourself on the back for this achievement. The months ahead will be very exciting as you move on to the next phase of your life. It may involve travel, a new job, getting back together with old friends, or starting a new relationship. Whatever path you take, money is certainly going to be a crucial factor in any decisions you make. You might have relied heavily on your parents to make financial decisions…
  • Is It Possible to Request More Financial Aid?

    Jodi
    7 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    Some high school students might still be on the cusp of making their final college choice. One thing that could push the decision over the edge is financial aid. But is it possible to request more financial aid? It is really late in the game, but in some cases the answer is yes. Here are some steps you can take which could finalize the decision of where you attend college this fall: • Change in Financial Situation: If there has been a dramatic change in your financial situation since you filed the FAFSA, you must contact the preferred institution immediately and explain what happened.
  • 5 Quick Steps for Marketing Your Small Business Now

    Jodi
    5 May 2015 | 11:07 am
    You are almost living the American dream. You started a small business with a solid business plan. The problem is that you’re not generating enough business to call yourself a success. You need marketing to let people know what you offer, but that takes money, and you need customers to get money, which you can’t do if you’re not marketing. It’s a vicious cycle. So, what can you do to build a brand name if you’re short on customers and funds? Fortunately, online marketing has leveled the playing field so that even the smallest business can market effectively. Here are five quick…
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  • CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

    27 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Deadline:  May 22, 2015 Maximum Award:  Varies Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  High school seniors and college students exhibiting leadership ability This scholarship, sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university. To apply you need a personal statement of 500 to 1,000 words, two letters of recommendation, a copy of your Federal Student Aid Report (SAR), a resume and a recent photograph.
  • Dinah Shore Scholarship

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    Deadline:  May 15, 2015 Maximum Award:  $5,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For a female high school senior The Dinah Shore Scholarship, sponsored by the LPGA Foundation, is granted annually to a female high school senior who is pursuing a college education, but will not be playing collegiate golf. One $5,000 scholarship will be awarded. read more
  • Marilynn Smith 2015 Scholarship

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    Deadline:  May 15, 2015 Maximum Award:  $5,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For a female high school senior The Marilynn Smith Scholarship, sponsored by the LPGA Foundation, will be awarded to high school seniors who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. Twenty $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to the most highly qualified candidates. read more
  • LPGA Foundation Scholarship Program

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Deadline:  May 15, 2015 Maximum Award:  $5,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For a female high school senior The LPGA Foundation administers several scholarship programs for young women who enjoy the game of golf, and plan to attend college in the fall. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service and recommendations. The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is a need-based award to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. One $1,250 scholarship will be awarded.
  • ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Deadline:  April 15, 2015 Maximum Award:  $20,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  You must be an Hispanic high school senior panning to study engineering The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U. S. post-secondary institutions.   Eligibility: read more
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  • Columbia alumna who filed complaint against Nungesser writes piece for Jezebel

    Samantha Cooney
    21 May 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Jezebel published an anonymous account from a Columbia alumna on Thursday, in which she alleges that Paul Nungesser, CC ’15, was found responsible for sexually assaulting her before the case was appealed, and claims that she was not conspiring with Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15. The article, “I Am Not a ‘Pretty Little Liar,’” comes a day after posters went up around Morningside Heights calling Sulkowicz a “Pretty Little Liar” and Nungesser’s parents released a statement saying that Columbia and Sulkowicz turned their son’s life into a “nightmare.” “Try to realize that…
  • Bollinger celebrates graduates at University Commencement

    Samantha Cooney
    21 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    As University commencement came to a close Wednesday, the opening notes of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” made it official: the class of 2015 had graduated. The ceremony, in which graduates from Columbia University’s 16 schools were conferred their degrees, also featured the presentation of awards and honorary degrees. Andrea Elliott, Journalism ’99 and a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the New York Times received the University Medal for Excellence. Bill Campbell, CC ’62, TC’ 64, and chair emeriti of the board of trustees received an honorary doctorate of laws. In…
  • Nungesser’s parents release statement criticizing Columbia, Sulkowicz for ‘public witch-hunt’ of son

    Samantha Cooney
    21 May 2015 | 7:03 am
    Updated: May 21 at 11:05 a.m. Paul Nungesser’s parents said in a statement sent to the Washington Examiner that Columbia turned their son’s life into a nightmare and made a special exception for Emma Sulkowicz, CC '15, by allowing her to carry her mattress at graduation. “This has been a deeply humiliating experience. We are very proud of our son for graduating from college, but our memory of it will always be tainted by Columbia's wrongdoing,” his parents, Karin Nungesser and Andreas Probosch, wrote in the statement. Nungesser, CC ’15, is suing the University for allegedly…
  • Paul Nungesser found "not responsible" for alleged sexual assault of male student

    Hannah Josi
    20 May 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Updated 5:47 p.m. Paul Nungesser, CC ’15, was found “not responsible” about three weeks ago for allegedly sexually assaulting a male student known by the pseudonym “Adam,” reason.com reported on Wednesday. This news comes within hours of Nungesser’s parents’ statement criticizing Columbia and a day after Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, ended her senior thesis project by carrying her mattress across the stage at Columbia College Class Day. Adam, Nungesser’s fourth alleged victim of sexual assault, first spoke about his claims to Jezebel in February, after the Daily Beast published an…
  • 68-year-old tourist struck by bus outside St. John the Divine

    Sophia Hotung
    20 May 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Wanda Canestri, a 68-year-old Spanish tourist travelling to New York with her sister, was struck by a United Coachline tour bus near campus at 3 p.m. on Wednesday. She was crossing Amsterdam Avenue near West 113th Street when the parked bus moved forward, hitting her. She was dead on the scene according to police officials. Canestri’s body remained under the bus until 5.40 p.m. with her feet visible to passers-by. One witness said they saw Canestri’s sister crying on the steps outside St. John the Divine saying, “I came all the way from Italy to watch my sister die.” Canestri’s…
 
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  • Magoosh Ti-83 calculator giveaway

    nextstepu
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Our friends at Magoosh SAT/ACT are giving away a Ti-83 calculator to one lucky high school student.  Make sure to enter for your chance to win!
  • Trendy (Travel!) Tuesday — 3 Ways to Travel on a Budget

    Laura Sestito
    18 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The summer is finally here! You’ve made it through finals, projects, and end-of-the-year stress and now you have the next few months ahead of you to do what you please. While it’s certainly fun to relax at home for a while, that novelty can wear off pretty quickly. Travel is fun, of course, but isn’t often that great on your wallet. But there is good news  — you CAN travel on a budget! Here are three budget-friendly ways to satisfy your wanderlust — without sacrificing your life savings: 1. Find free attractions Cities like Washington D.C. are chock-full of local…
  • Major Monday — Physician Assistant

    Laura Sestito
    17 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Have you always been interested in health and medicine? If you want to work with and treat patients, but don’t want to go through the schooling to become a doctor, a physician assistant major could be a good choice. If you’re a curious and compassionate problem-solver, being a physician assistant will allow you to be on the frontline of patient care. Education A physician assistant major often leads to a bachelor’s degree. You would train to practice medicine as part of a team supervised by doctors. Although physician assistants are supervised by doctors, many spend more of their time…
  • Brighten Your Spring Giveaway — May Designs

    nextstepu
    14 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    NextStepU loves to share products and companies with you that we think are simply amazing. After all, we know you need gear for college and if you are working, sometimes you want to splurge that hard-earned salary on something fun. We also know cash is tight, so we love to give things away! For the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing with you products we think you’ll love that are sure to BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY! Today we are sharing with you May Designs! May Designs offers a variety of customizable paper goods designed to make every day moments more fun and beautiful. The flagship product, the…
  • Scholarships — The Chely Wright LIKE ME® Scholarship

    nextstepu
    13 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    NextStepU is happy to help guide you toward scholarships and opportunities to earn money for college. Here is a new scholarship we found for you! Scholarship: The Chely Wright LIKE ME® Scholarship Amount: Up to five scholarships for $1,250 each Description: The Chely Wright LIKE ME® Scholarship provides financial support for students pursuing a college degree who actively advocate for LGBT youth and/or to students who are severely affected by teen bullying or suicide of an LGBT youth. Through this scholarship, LGBT affected youth can apply for funding to pay for educational expenses to…
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  • New Climate Solutions New England Reports Address Challenges of Changing Climate in New Hampshire

    lhentges
    19 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Two new reports released by UNH’s Climate Solutions New England (CSNE) show that rising seas pose significant risks to New Hampshire coastal communities and ecosystems, cultural resources and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and climate change-driven health impacts threaten to affect Granite State and New England residents who are vulnerable to rising temperatures, more precipitation and severe weather events.
  • New Climate Solutions New England Reports Address Challenges of Changing Climate in New Hampshire

    lhentges
    19 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Two new reports released by UNH’s Climate Solutions New England (CSNE) show that rising seas pose significant risks to New Hampshire coastal communities and ecosystems, cultural resources and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and climate change-driven health impacts threaten to affect Granite State and New England residents who are vulnerable to rising temperatures, more precipitation and severe weather events.
  • New Climate Solutions New England Reports Address Challenges of Changing Climate in New Hampshire

    lhentges
    19 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Two new reports released by UNH’s Climate Solutions New England (CSNE) show that rising seas pose significant risks to New Hampshire coastal communities and ecosystems, cultural resources and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and climate change-driven health impacts threaten to affect Granite State and New England residents who are vulnerable to rising temperatures, more precipitation and severe weather events.
  • New Climate Solutions New England Reports Address Challenges of Changing Climate in New Hampshire

    lhentges
    19 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Two new reports released by UNH’s Climate Solutions New England (CSNE) show that rising seas pose significant risks to New Hampshire coastal communities and ecosystems, cultural resources and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and climate change-driven health impacts threaten to affect Granite State and New England residents who are vulnerable to rising temperatures, more precipitation and severe weather events.
  • New Climate Solutions New England Reports Address Challenges of Changing Climate in New Hampshire

    lhentges
    19 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    Two new reports released by UNH’s Climate Solutions New England (CSNE) show that rising seas pose significant risks to New Hampshire coastal communities and ecosystems, cultural resources and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and climate change-driven health impacts threaten to affect Granite State and New England residents who are vulnerable to rising temperatures, more precipitation and severe weather events.
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  • How to Write a Great College Essay

    Bruce Crowden
    15 May 2015 | 11:20 am
    Writing a great college essay is imperative if you want to get in to the school of your choice. But a lot of people struggle with this part of the application process, especially if they aren’t proficient writers. Thankfully, there are ways to write a great essay, regardless of how you feel about your writing [...]
  • Planning for College in the Fall

    Sani
    3 May 2015 | 1:13 am
    Graduation is quickly approaching and before you know it summer will be upon you. If you’re a graduating senior and future college freshman, you have three short months to “take care of business”. It won’t be long before you leave home for college and set foot on the campus of your college choice. But before [...]
  • Video Conferencing: Shaping the Future of Work Policies

    Bruce Crowden
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Work policies are usually shaped by the technology of the time. E-mail revolutionized the way the world does business, and video conferencing is set to do the same. This is especially true since the technology is easier to use more than ever before, and the days of heavy equipment and expensive conference rooms are over. [...]
  • College Drinking: The Dangers in Excess

    Bruce Crowden
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Drinking has become synonymous with the college experience—every bit as much so as books and papers, dorm life and summer road trips. There is nothing wrong with this per se: Those who reach the legal drinking age and enjoy their libations responsibly may find that a drink here and there is a fun way to [...]
  • How to Set Your Child up for College Success Early On

    Sani
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Face it: you think your kid is the smartest, most perfect student who ever walked the school hallways. It’s normal to want your child to succeed in school and progress to college, but you probably didn’t realize there’s a right way to make that happen. Here are four activities you can do with your child [...]
 
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    Robert Kennedy College Blog

  • Santander benefits from Spain’s growth

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:57 am
    Banco Santander benefits from Spain’s growth and reports a 32% earnings increase. Listen to the latest interview of our Dean, Dr. David Costa, on Bloomberg Television   The post Santander benefits from Spain’s growth appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • Swiss Private Banking in “survival” mode ?

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:42 am
    Watch the latest interview of our Dean on Bloomberg Television: in Swiss Private banking in a “survival” mode? Discover our new LLM in International Business Law The post Swiss Private Banking in “survival” mode ? appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • Why an online MBA, LL.M and MA?

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    As many of our readers are asking what makes our online Masters programmes stand out from the rest, I prepared a short video to explain the most important reasons for joining an online MBA, LL.M or MA programme offered in an exclusive partnership between Robert Kennedy College and the University of Cumbria. If you have any questions about our programmes, feel free to get in touch with our educational advisers. You can apply for our programmes online by clicking here. The post Why an online MBA, LL.M and MA? appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • HSBC Has Challenging Regulatory Environment

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    Discover our new MBA in Finance The post HSBC Has Challenging Regulatory Environment appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • Banking Update: HSBC, Standard Chartered and Banco Espirito Santo

    Dr. iur. David Costa
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Bloomberg Video 1 Bloomberg Video 2 The post Banking Update: HSBC, Standard Chartered and Banco Espirito Santo appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
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  • How to Make Sense of Your Financial Aid Award Letter

    Alana Mbanza
    11 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    1. What is the total cost of attendance? When you receive a financial aid award letter, you should first determine the school’s total cost of attendance. This information may be included in the award letter, or you may have to visit the school’s financial aid website in order to find it. You should consider both direct (tuition, fees and room and board) and indirect costs (personal expenses, transportation, books and supplies). Even though schools will typically only bill you for direct costs, it’s important to estimate these additional expenses in order to budget…
  • Your Network is Your Net Worth: Using Your Network to Succeed in College

    Joshua Rodriguez
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    When I was growing up, my parents would often tell me that I needed to go to college to have an opportunity at a better life. That made sense to me. My parents didn’t graduate from high school and worked service jobs. College was my opportunity to help my family become financially stable and realize the American Dream. I was fortunate to get a full-tuition scholarship to Pomona College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation. Things changed once I got to college; I hit a wall. I had focused all of my time on getting into college and never really thought about how to…
  • Tailoring Your College Experience

    Leobardo Espinoza
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Before you even get to college, it is important to think about what kind of experience you’d like to have. As a college student, you will have the opportunity to tailor your experience to whatever you want it to be. College is like a buffet restaurant; everything you could possibly want is laid out in front of you for you to choose, but it’s up to you to decide what your meal will look like. Out of the millions of things to choose from, you’re only going to be able to do a fraction of them. This is why it is important to plan ahead about what you want your experience to look…
  • Preparing for College with AP: Why It Matters, and Why It’s Personal

    Steven Colón
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    I’m passionate about every part of the College Board’s Access to Opportunity work, but encouraging students who have shown the potential to be successful in challenging courses to take AP classes is especially personal and rewarding. Those students have proven they are ready and should be encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities they’ve earned through their hard work and grit. I took one AP course in high school — AP calculus — and it was easily one of the best classes I ever took. I took it because I liked math and knew I was good at it, but I…
  • Handling the Pressure of Others’ Expectations

    Shantae Edwards
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Pressure. A single word with a powerful meaning. As a first-generation college student, pressure was a big part of my life. In ninth grade, I felt completely alone. I looked around, and I saw many people from my community; however, few shared in my dreams for success. I didn’t allow this to discourage me, though; on the contrary, it inspired me to push forward and make things happen for myself. The struggle to resist this pressure is real. It creeps up on you whenever others deem you “exceptional” or impose an impossible array of expectations on you. It hurts because there…
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  • Graduation Party Ideas Come In Many Forms

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    1 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    A graduation party can be a call for celebration. It can entail all sorts of fun activities but it’s important for people to think about what they want to do as they are getting such parties... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Where to Find Virtual Assistant Jobs as a College Student

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    30 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Being a virtual assistant is one job college students can have while still going to school. The roles and responsibilities of a virtual assistant often vary, but they all have one thing in common:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 5 Super Tips for Choosing the Perfect Degree

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    29 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Choosing the perfect or right degree can be daunting. If you do not have the right knowledge, then you could choose the wrong major and waste a considerable amount of time in school. Here are five... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Safety Tips While in College

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    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    College students should always be smart and safe, from the moment they first walk on campus to the graduation day. Student life can pose some dangers and we’ll discuss here some safety tips while in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How the Digit.co App can Help you Save Money

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    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Considering the cost of education, it is only normal for college students to want to start a savings account in the event of emergencies. The problem is – how exactly do you do this if you are barely... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • What is Communism? (Without the Spin)

    collectivistduck
    19 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Baby Boomers: Stop with the BS… Communism is the most well-known competitor to classical liberalism. As a result, it is no surprise that communism is demonized in classical liberal societies; people don’t want other people trying to drastically change their way of life. We like our lives the way they are. Therefore, like Fascism, there is much hoopla and rabble rousing when Communism gets mentioned at the dinner table. But the rejection is more visceral and raw because Communism is seen as an actual threat, whereas Fascism is seen as a ‘joke’ ideology that no one will legitimately…
  • Feminist Faults: Get Over Blogs

    collectivistduck
    8 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Feminism is moving into the mainstream, it is no longer on the fringe. As a result of this, it’s going through the inevitable metamorphosis of actually recruiting ‘fringe supporters’. That is, those people who take extremely moderate political opinions on everything, but at the end of the day will still say “yeah I believe in some of the things feminists fight for.” For any serious ideology, those semi-supporters make up the bulk of membership. These people aren’t going to be protesting for you, donating money to your cause, or even thinking much about it. But when given the…
  • Protests and Purpose: Baltimore Riots Fail

    collectivistduck
    30 Apr 2015 | 10:37 pm
    To be a protester, you admit that you agree with the way the system is currently running. You get your license and block a few highways, wave your signs and go home. Maybe you get really antsy and squat on some nice park for a few months; really determined to make people in power change their ways. But soon enough the riot gear comes out and the State tests just how serious you are about changing things. Most go home at this point. Maybe what you were protesting about wasn’t such a serious issue after all. Just like Occupy Wall Street, your mission fails and you all pack up and go home.
  • ISIS Will Thrive: Ideology on Display

    collectivistduck
    6 Apr 2015 | 8:56 pm
    To a secular westerner, ISIS is a conundrum. Why would fellow westerners leave their comfortable, sheltered life, to meet eventual death in a foreign land? Why would any sane woman ever choose to join a movement known for its brutality toward women, whereas in the western world (comparatively) they are left unmolested? To those who read this blog, my answer is unsurprising: ideology. The western world has become drunk with success. It assumes that liberalism is so all powerful that it can peacefully convince anyone of its righteousness. That no matter how old, how ‘backward’ your…
  • The Origins of Communism

    collectivistduck
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:37 pm
    In the western world, communism is the most popular competing ideology. No other ideology has had such a dramatic rise and fall from power. No other ideology has posed such a serious threat to the dominance of classical liberalism and capitalism. And even after communism’s official fall, its remnants continue to evolve and thrive. As of this writing there are only four nations whose governments are proclaimed followers of Marxist-Leninism (communism). They are China, Cuba, Laos, and Vietnam. Contrast this with the 25 nations who were followers during communism’s peak. If we…
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  • Impact Zone Golf Clinics in May

    angela moore
    20 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Staff Offer Impact Zone Golf Clinics  For Students Dr. Eric Wilson, Executive Director of Golf Operations for The College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM), PGA Master Professional, and Impact Zone Golf Master Instructor, and Brian Hughes, Golf Program Director for COGSM, PGA Master Professional, and Impact Zone Golf Certified Instructor, conducted Impact Zone Golf Clinics in May for six COGSM students. Students Gregor Rose, Chris Goingo, James Lowe, John Lipsey, Ray Boyle, and Kyle Howard completed the four hours of practical…
  • How Are Golf Courses Ranked?

    angela moore
    18 May 2015 | 2:21 pm
      It doesn’t take a golf degree to appreciate a good course. Golf course rankings are published every year by popular golf magazines and websites. The oldest is Golf Digest’s biennial rankings of the greatest golf courses in America. Voted on by a group of golf experts, they have published this list since 1965. Golf Digest Greatest Golf Courses The 2015-2016 edition represents the Golden Anniversary of this prestigious golf course ranking list. The magazine has taken the occasion to make several changes. One surprise comes right off the bat: There is a new number one golf…
  • Golf Handicap Calculators

    angela moore
    15 May 2015 | 2:34 pm
    There are many reasons why you may need a golf handicap calculator. Perhaps you don’t play very often and a charity event has come up that you want to participate in, or you have a family reunion that you know will end up on the golf course. While you may dabble in the game here and there, your skill set may just not be as refined as the people you are playing with. Here are a few options you have when decided what form of golf handicap calculator is right for you.   USGA Many people will look to the United States Golf Association for the handicap guidelines and free calculator. You…
  • Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Students Work With Wounded Warriors

    angela moore
    14 May 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Bill Hannigan, Physical Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Project in Florida, coordinated with Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) to provide golf instruction for Wounded Warriors throughout Florida last Saturday. The initial training consisted of four Wounded Warriors and ten COGSM students and staff getting together at 10:00am on Saturday morning to work on their golf games. Two of the Warriors had not played golf before, one had not played in over 20 years, and the last was an active golfer looking to refine his skills. The Warriors…
  • Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Students Work With Local Special Olympians

    angela moore
    13 May 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Five Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (KUCOGSM) students provided golf instruction to St. Lucie County Adult Day Care Special Olympians at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance on Friday, May 8th. Twelve Special Olympics athletes were taught putting, chipping, and full swing skills by five KUCOGSM student volunteers (Tom DeNunzio, Ian Ankiewicz, Garrett Weber, Ed Ryan, and Chris Psetas). The Special Olympians have been training with KUCOGSM students for the past year, and they all had a great time and improved their golfing skills. Training sessions will…
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