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  • Q&A with UO President Schill: a post-settlement look at UO’s handling of sexual assault

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    Kenny Jacoby
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    President Michael Schill has made it clear he wants the university to move on. The University of Oregon president released an official statement Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that litigation between the UO and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving former UO men’s basketball players had come to an end after 11 months. The plaintiff, referred to by the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” was awarded $800,000 in the settlement, along with free tuition, housing and fees for the rest of her time as a UO student. Emerald reporter Kenny Jacoby was invited to…
  • New Gear for the School Year

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Snap, yak and stay on track: six smart toys for the essential collegian.
  • George Washington University Drops Sat and Act Scores for Applicants

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    George Washington University will no longer require most applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores to be considered for undergraduate admission.
  • Top Freshmen Mistakes to Avoid

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    Amira Selimovic
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Oh, freshmen. You think they’re cute and confused in high school, but college? College is a whole other level. I cannot begin to explain how many college freshmen I’ve encountered, including myself, that made little mistakes that are so avoidable. Declaring a Major Think you know what you want to do for the rest of your life? Are you ready to declare it? Have you already picked out all your classes centering around it? STOP. Your first year, take all of your general education requirements first – or at least most of them. Odds are, you will change your mind about your major by the end…
  • What is Love? BBC Philosophy Animations Feature Sartre, Freud, Aristophanes, Dawkins & More

    Open Culture
    Colin Marshall
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    The BBC’s recent series of Nigel Warburton-scripted, celebrity-narrated animations in philosophy haven’t shied away from the hard questions the discipline touches. How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is the self? How do I live a good life? In all those videos, Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, and Harry Shearer told us what history’s most thought-about thinkers have had to say on those subjects. But for the latest round, Warburton and The Hobbit‘s Aidan Turner have taken on what some would consider, at least for our practical purposes, the trickiest one of all:…
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  • Q&A with UO President Schill: a post-settlement look at UO’s handling of sexual assault

    Kenny Jacoby
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    President Michael Schill has made it clear he wants the university to move on. The University of Oregon president released an official statement Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that litigation between the UO and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving former UO men’s basketball players had come to an end after 11 months. The plaintiff, referred to by the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” was awarded $800,000 in the settlement, along with free tuition, housing and fees for the rest of her time as a UO student. Emerald reporter Kenny Jacoby was invited to…
  • Duck Season: Previewing the receivers

    Jack Heffernan
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    **Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall practice on Aug. 10. Chalk this position up as one of Oregon’s strengths this season. Last season, Byron Marshall — a 1,038-yard rusher in 2013 — played the majority of his snaps as a slot receiver. The result: 1,003 receiving yards, which led all Oregon pass catchers. Marshall slid into his role…
  • Oregon music lovers gather at Pickathon

    Cole Elsasser
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:06 pm
  • Tom Cruise is a dedicated maniac in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

    Chris Berg
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    How many times can one franchise cover the same genre, and still come up with new ways to express it? While plenty of series have been around longer than Mission: Impossible, few have felt as fresh by the time they hit their fifth iteration. This is a series that has always given off the same vibe of high-tech spy action, yet manages to deliver a fresh take on it every single time. With Rogue Nation, director Christopher McQuarrie has delivered a subtle thriller that hits a balance between bombastic moments and intimate espionage. It’d be enough for a blockbuster action film in 2015…
  • UO Sorority President in hospital after accident at Smith Rock

    Noah McGraw
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    An accident at Smith Rock on Sunday left a University of Oregon sorority president in the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alysia Kezerian, president of UO’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Jennifer Kirst were hiking Misery Ridge Trail on Sunday. Kezerian, 21, stepped off the path and began climbing a section of steep rock. She lost her hold and fell off the rock, sliding 20 to 30 feet before stopping in a soft patch of scree. Kirst called 911 at 1:15 p.m. A Deschutes County Search and Rescue worker secured Kezerian with a makeshift harness to prevent further…
 
 
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  • Top Freshmen Mistakes to Avoid

    Amira Selimovic
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Oh, freshmen. You think they’re cute and confused in high school, but college? College is a whole other level. I cannot begin to explain how many college freshmen I’ve encountered, including myself, that made little mistakes that are so avoidable. Declaring a Major Think you know what you want to do for the rest of your life? Are you ready to declare it? Have you already picked out all your classes centering around it? STOP. Your first year, take all of your general education requirements first – or at least most of them. Odds are, you will change your mind about your major by the end…
  • The Perks That Come With Your College Tuition

    Amira Selimovic
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    College can be crazy expensive. Tuition, books, and room and board – all accumulate to a minimum of $20,000 a year. A lot of people think that’s an outrageous amount just for those few things, but what they overlook is the awesome amount of perks included in that tuition! Here’s a list of the few services most schools offer so once classes start back up again, you can be sure to get the most out of your tuition payments. Huge Pool Who wouldn’t want a professional sized swimming pool with diving boards included at their disposal?! Winter, summer, fall, spring…it doesn’t matter.
  • Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

    Lauren E. Mach
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    For college students, the end of summer means packing up and moving one’s life into a box-sized dorm room or a shared, cheap apartment. Here at HackCollege, we’d like to make your move smoother and your living space less cramped. One way to do this is to pare down something students own and use a lot of: digital devices. Televisions The television is the largest technological item that most young adults own. If yours takes up a lot of space or you’re thinking of buying one for school, consider the following solutions. Skip It If you don’t watch a lot of television or you plan on…
  • Effective Electives

    Robbie Williford
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Throughout your college career, you’ll have the chance to take elective classes to supplement your core studies. Here at HackCollege, we think you should seize this opportunity while you can. Who knows, you may take a class that changes the way you look at the world. One elective may even sway you to switch majors. We’ve compiled some tips for how to choose the best electives to maximize your college education. Take a Chance The easy choice would be to pick a subject that you’re comfortable with, one that you’re used to studying. Remember, one of the main purposes of…
  • College Lies TV Tells You

    Amira Selimovic
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Felicity, Blue Mountain State, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World – all super entertaining shows that have done the unthinkable – lied to you! How many of us here have binged watched a ton of TV shows centered around young adults doing young adult things like going to college? I see all hands raised. Now, how many of us have thought, “ugh, cannot wait for that to be me one day!” then, when we actually got to college our face turned sour so quick even a Warhead was put to shame? YEP. TV lies. It’s All a Big Party HA, that’s a fun one. In true Blue Mountain State fashion, you couldn’t…
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    Open Culture

  • What is Love? BBC Philosophy Animations Feature Sartre, Freud, Aristophanes, Dawkins & More

    Colin Marshall
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:55 pm
    The BBC’s recent series of Nigel Warburton-scripted, celebrity-narrated animations in philosophy haven’t shied away from the hard questions the discipline touches. How did everything begin? What makes us human? What is the self? How do I live a good life? In all those videos, Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, and Harry Shearer told us what history’s most thought-about thinkers have had to say on those subjects. But for the latest round, Warburton and The Hobbit‘s Aidan Turner have taken on what some would consider, at least for our practical purposes, the trickiest one of all:…
  • Why Sitting Is The New Smoking: An Animated Explanation

    Dan Colman
    4 Aug 2015 | 11:24 am
    During the past year, sitting has become the new smoking. “Past studies have found,” declares a 2014 article in The New York Times, “the more hours that people spend sitting, the more likely they are to develop diabetes, heart disease and other conditions, and potentially to die prematurely — even if they exercise regularly.” What’s the science behind this alarming claim? The animated TED-ED video (above) begins to paint the picture. But it doesn’t get into the latest and perhaps most important research. According to science writer Gretchen Reynolds, a recent Swedish…
  • Salvador Dalí Goes to Hollywood & Creates Wild Dream Sequences for Hitchcock & Vincente Minnelli

    Jonathan Crow
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:30 am
    Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel reportedly carried rocks in their pockets during the premiere of their first film Un Chien andalou, anticipating a violent reaction from the audience. It was a fair concern. The movie might be almost 90 years old but it still has the power to provoke – the film features a shot of a woman getting her eye slashed open with a straight razor after all. As it turned out, rocks weren’t needed. The audience, filled with such avant-garde luminaries as Pablo Picasso and André Breton liked the film. A disappointed Dalí later reported that the night was “less…
  • Ralph Steadman’s Evolving Album Cover Designs: From Miles Davis & The Who, to Frank Zappa & Slash (1956-2010)

    Josh Jones
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Ralph Steadman will always best be known—and for good reason—as the visual interpreter of Hunter S. Thompson’s druggy gonzo vision of American excess and hubris. As Colin Marshall wrote in a previous post on Steadman and Thompson’s powerful collaborative relationship, it’s hard to imagine a more “suitable visual accompaniment to the simultaneously clear- and wild-eyed sensibility of Thompsonian prose.” But the British artist has had a long and distinguished career, pre- and post-Thompson: illustrating Lewis Carroll’s surrealist classic Alice in Wonderland; creating limited…
  • Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Releases New Animated Video Inspired by Gustave Doré & Milton’s Paradise Lost

    Dan Colman
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Next month, David Gilmour will release his first solo album since 2006 and launch his first tour since ’08. But right now, in the dead of August, you can watch a new animated video for his upcoming track, “Rattle That Lock.” Created under the leadership of Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis (the design group that produced the iconic artwork for Dark Side of the Moon and other Pink Floyd LPs), the animation pays homage to Gustave Doré, whose illustrations of Dante, Poe and Cervantes we’ve featured here before. And the lyrics themselves, they draw inspiration from John Milton’s Paradise…
 
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  • Q&A with UO President Schill: a post-settlement look at UO’s handling of sexual assault

    Kenny Jacoby
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    President Michael Schill has made it clear he wants the university to move on. The University of Oregon president released an official statement Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that litigation between the UO and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving former UO men’s basketball players had come to an end after 11 months. The plaintiff, referred to by the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” was awarded $800,000 in the settlement, along with free tuition, housing and fees for the rest of her time as a UO student. Emerald reporter Kenny Jacoby was invited to…
  • Duck Season: Previewing the receivers

    Jack Heffernan
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    **Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall practice on Aug. 10. Chalk this position up as one of Oregon’s strengths this season. Last season, Byron Marshall — a 1,038-yard rusher in 2013 — played the majority of his snaps as a slot receiver. The result: 1,003 receiving yards, which led all Oregon pass catchers. Marshall slid into his role…
  • Oregon music lovers gather at Pickathon

    Cole Elsasser
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:06 pm
  • Tom Cruise is a dedicated maniac in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

    Chris Berg
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    How many times can one franchise cover the same genre, and still come up with new ways to express it? While plenty of series have been around longer than Mission: Impossible, few have felt as fresh by the time they hit their fifth iteration. This is a series that has always given off the same vibe of high-tech spy action, yet manages to deliver a fresh take on it every single time. With Rogue Nation, director Christopher McQuarrie has delivered a subtle thriller that hits a balance between bombastic moments and intimate espionage. It’d be enough for a blockbuster action film in 2015…
  • UO Sorority President in hospital after accident at Smith Rock

    Noah McGraw
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    An accident at Smith Rock on Sunday left a University of Oregon sorority president in the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alysia Kezerian, president of UO’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Jennifer Kirst were hiking Misery Ridge Trail on Sunday. Kezerian, 21, stepped off the path and began climbing a section of steep rock. She lost her hold and fell off the rock, sliding 20 to 30 feet before stopping in a soft patch of scree. Kirst called 911 at 1:15 p.m. A Deschutes County Search and Rescue worker secured Kezerian with a makeshift harness to prevent further…
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  • Tim Ferriss in a Toga: The Ancient Greeks on Labor and the Good Life

    Study Hacks
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:08 pm
    The Wondrous Water Wheel Writing in the first century B.C., Anitpater of Thessalonica made one of the first known references to the water wheel: “Cease from grinding, ye women who toil at the mill; sleep late even if the crowing cocks announce the dawn. For Demeter has ordered the Nymphs to perform the work of your hands, and they, leaping down on the top of the wheel, turn its axle….we taste again the joys of the primitive life, learning to feast on the products of Demeter without labor.” I recently encountered this quote in Lewis Mumford’s seminal 1934 book, Technics…
  • Deep Habits: Write Your Own E-mail Protocols

    Study Hacks
    7 Jul 2015 | 6:01 pm
    The Curse of Process Inefficiency A couple weeks ago, I posted some ideas about why we have such a love/hate relationship with e-mail. In this post, I want to return to the conversation with a thought on how we might improve matters. I argue that a major problem with our current e-mail habits is interaction inefficiency. In more detail, most e-mail threads are initiated with a specific goal in mind. For example, here are the goals associated with the last three e-mails I sent today before my work shutdown: Getting advice from my agent on a publishing question. Moving a meeting to deal with a…
  • Barack Obama on Craftsmanship

    Study Hacks
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Obama’s Craft Last winter, I posted a quote from Barack Obama where he discusses his commitment to honing his craft. Earlier this week, we received more evidence of this presidential craftsmanship. With three minutes and twenty seconds left in his interview with Marc Maron, (released Monday), Obama said the following: The more you do something, and the more you practice it, at a certain point it becomes second nature. What I’ve always been impressed with about when I listen to comics talk about comedy is how much of it is a craft. Right? They’re thinking it through, and they…
  • The E-mail Productivity Curve

    Study Hacks
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:22 pm
    A Mixed Response Late last year, Pew Research found that online workers identified e-mail as their most important tool, beating out both phones and the Internet by sizable margins. Almost half of the workers surveyed claimed that the technology made them “feel more productive.” As Pew summarized: “[e-mail] continues to be the main digital artery that workers believe is important to their job.” Around the same time this research was released, however, Sir Cary Cooper, a professor of organizational psychology, made waves at the British Psychological Society’s…
  • Pursue Metrics that Matter

    Study Hacks
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Three Measures of Success I’ve been thinking recently about the metrics we use to measure success when pursuing self-motivated ambitions. These metrics tend to fall into three major categories, which I’ll list from easiest to hardest to achieve: Participation Metrics: The goal here is to simply invest regular time toward the ambition. For example, if you want to become a writer, this might involve creating a daily writing ritual. Unconventional Custom Metrics: The goal here is now clarified to specify concrete outcomes, but these outcomes tend to be custom-built and not widely…
 
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  • Q&A with UO President Schill: a post-settlement look at UO’s handling of sexual assault

    Kenny Jacoby
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    President Michael Schill has made it clear he wants the university to move on. The University of Oregon president released an official statement Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that litigation between the UO and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving former UO men’s basketball players had come to an end after 11 months. The plaintiff, referred to by the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” was awarded $800,000 in the settlement, along with free tuition, housing and fees for the rest of her time as a UO student. Emerald reporter Kenny Jacoby was invited to…
  • Duck Season: Previewing the receivers

    Jack Heffernan
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    **Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall practice on Aug. 10. Chalk this position up as one of Oregon’s strengths this season. Last season, Byron Marshall — a 1,038-yard rusher in 2013 — played the majority of his snaps as a slot receiver. The result: 1,003 receiving yards, which led all Oregon pass catchers. Marshall slid into his role…
  • Oregon music lovers gather at Pickathon

    Cole Elsasser
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:06 pm
  • Tom Cruise is a dedicated maniac in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

    Chris Berg
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    How many times can one franchise cover the same genre, and still come up with new ways to express it? While plenty of series have been around longer than Mission: Impossible, few have felt as fresh by the time they hit their fifth iteration. This is a series that has always given off the same vibe of high-tech spy action, yet manages to deliver a fresh take on it every single time. With Rogue Nation, director Christopher McQuarrie has delivered a subtle thriller that hits a balance between bombastic moments and intimate espionage. It’d be enough for a blockbuster action film in 2015…
  • UO Sorority President in hospital after accident at Smith Rock

    Noah McGraw
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    An accident at Smith Rock on Sunday left a University of Oregon sorority president in the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alysia Kezerian, president of UO’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Jennifer Kirst were hiking Misery Ridge Trail on Sunday. Kezerian, 21, stepped off the path and began climbing a section of steep rock. She lost her hold and fell off the rock, sliding 20 to 30 feet before stopping in a soft patch of scree. Kirst called 911 at 1:15 p.m. A Deschutes County Search and Rescue worker secured Kezerian with a makeshift harness to prevent further…
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  • Q&A with UO President Schill: a post-settlement look at UO’s handling of sexual assault

    Kenny Jacoby
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    President Michael Schill has made it clear he wants the university to move on. The University of Oregon president released an official statement Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that litigation between the UO and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving former UO men’s basketball players had come to an end after 11 months. The plaintiff, referred to by the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” was awarded $800,000 in the settlement, along with free tuition, housing and fees for the rest of her time as a UO student. Emerald reporter Kenny Jacoby was invited to…
  • Duck Season: Previewing the receivers

    Jack Heffernan
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    **Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall practice on Aug. 10. Chalk this position up as one of Oregon’s strengths this season. Last season, Byron Marshall — a 1,038-yard rusher in 2013 — played the majority of his snaps as a slot receiver. The result: 1,003 receiving yards, which led all Oregon pass catchers. Marshall slid into his role…
  • Oregon music lovers gather at Pickathon

    Cole Elsasser
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:06 pm
  • Tom Cruise is a dedicated maniac in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

    Chris Berg
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    How many times can one franchise cover the same genre, and still come up with new ways to express it? While plenty of series have been around longer than Mission: Impossible, few have felt as fresh by the time they hit their fifth iteration. This is a series that has always given off the same vibe of high-tech spy action, yet manages to deliver a fresh take on it every single time. With Rogue Nation, director Christopher McQuarrie has delivered a subtle thriller that hits a balance between bombastic moments and intimate espionage. It’d be enough for a blockbuster action film in 2015…
  • UO Sorority President in hospital after accident at Smith Rock

    Noah McGraw
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    An accident at Smith Rock on Sunday left a University of Oregon sorority president in the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alysia Kezerian, president of UO’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Jennifer Kirst were hiking Misery Ridge Trail on Sunday. Kezerian, 21, stepped off the path and began climbing a section of steep rock. She lost her hold and fell off the rock, sliding 20 to 30 feet before stopping in a soft patch of scree. Kirst called 911 at 1:15 p.m. A Deschutes County Search and Rescue worker secured Kezerian with a makeshift harness to prevent further…
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  • Q&A with UO President Schill: a post-settlement look at UO’s handling of sexual assault

    Kenny Jacoby
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:35 pm
    President Michael Schill has made it clear he wants the university to move on. The University of Oregon president released an official statement Tuesday afternoon following the announcement that litigation between the UO and the survivor of an alleged sexual assault involving former UO men’s basketball players had come to an end after 11 months. The plaintiff, referred to by the pseudonym “Jane Doe,” was awarded $800,000 in the settlement, along with free tuition, housing and fees for the rest of her time as a UO student. Emerald reporter Kenny Jacoby was invited to…
  • Duck Season: Previewing the receivers

    Jack Heffernan
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    **Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Emerald’s Duck Season magazine, a preview of the Oregon football team’s upcoming season that is currently available for free at all Duck Store locations in Eugene. We will post each story in the days leading up to the first day of fall practice on Aug. 10. Chalk this position up as one of Oregon’s strengths this season. Last season, Byron Marshall — a 1,038-yard rusher in 2013 — played the majority of his snaps as a slot receiver. The result: 1,003 receiving yards, which led all Oregon pass catchers. Marshall slid into his role…
  • Oregon music lovers gather at Pickathon

    Cole Elsasser
    4 Aug 2015 | 4:06 pm
  • Tom Cruise is a dedicated maniac in ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

    Chris Berg
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    How many times can one franchise cover the same genre, and still come up with new ways to express it? While plenty of series have been around longer than Mission: Impossible, few have felt as fresh by the time they hit their fifth iteration. This is a series that has always given off the same vibe of high-tech spy action, yet manages to deliver a fresh take on it every single time. With Rogue Nation, director Christopher McQuarrie has delivered a subtle thriller that hits a balance between bombastic moments and intimate espionage. It’d be enough for a blockbuster action film in 2015…
  • UO Sorority President in hospital after accident at Smith Rock

    Noah McGraw
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    An accident at Smith Rock on Sunday left a University of Oregon sorority president in the hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries. Alysia Kezerian, president of UO’s Pi Beta Phi sorority, and Jennifer Kirst were hiking Misery Ridge Trail on Sunday. Kezerian, 21, stepped off the path and began climbing a section of steep rock. She lost her hold and fell off the rock, sliding 20 to 30 feet before stopping in a soft patch of scree. Kirst called 911 at 1:15 p.m. A Deschutes County Search and Rescue worker secured Kezerian with a makeshift harness to prevent further…
 
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  • CPS Will Expand Office Space And Staff

    Bwog Staff
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    This morning, Bwog received notice from Columbia Psychological Services that they will be expanding their office space and staff for the coming academic year. Changes to CPS include hiring 6 new physicians, including a psychiatrist. This staff addition will hopefully reduce the wait time most students experienced in past years when trying to schedule an appointment with CPS. The announcement adds CPS will continue to be able to address various mental health concerns with its “broad and diverse team.” The new staff will be housed on the 5th floor of Lerner. CPS hopes this…
  • Goodbye July

    Bwog Staff
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    This Honorary Bwogger understands our summertime sadness. Bwog is hanging onto July as long as possible (because August is just too close to September), so we’re using our monthly round-up as a way to prolong the summer. Maybe that logic is lacking, but it’s hot and we’re trying not to think about the fall. Let’s all just take a page out of Demi’s book and stay cool for the summer. Meanwhile, our campus might look dead, but things are still happening. We present to you July’s news in conveniently packaged bullets. Columbia will be required to change some…
  • June The Obscure

    Bwog Staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:34 am
    Bwog is gardening this summer As we say a heartfelt farewell to the days of June, Bwog would like to take a moment to reminisce about the weird, the wild, and the wonderful events of this past month. In case you have not left the Netflix cave you created for yourself in May, here’s what you may have missed: Columbia’s Board of Trustees announced that the school will divest from the private prison industry and will ban future investments in private prisons. Barnard became the most recent women’s college to admit trans women after the Board of Trustees approved a new admission…
  • Columbia Divests From Private Prison Industry

    Bwog Staff
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:45 am
    Columbia Divests from private prison industry Yesterday Columbia became the first university in the United States to divest from the private prison industry. This news comes as a major victory for Columbia Prison Divest, the student group that has been campaigning since February of 2014 for Columbia to divest. The Board of Trustees also announced that the school will create a policy that will ban any future investments in the private prison industry. Below is the full statement from Columbia Prison Divest: Student Organizing Results in Columbia University Becoming First to Divest from…
  • Barnard To Admit Trans Women

    Bwog Staff
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    This morning, Barnard’s Board of Trustees approved an admission policy for trans women.  Barnard will admit all “applicants who consistently live and identify as women, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth,” according to the College’s official statement, beginning in the fall of 2016 (the Class of 2020). Officially, Barnard will continue to use feminine rather than gender-neutral pronouns to reflect its “identity as a women’s college.”  Barnard will also deny admission to applicants not selecting “female” on the Common…
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  • Is the Asian Bias Real? Does it Matter?

    Todd Johnson
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    We work with a large number of Asian students that are interested in BS/MD programs and medical school admissions. And we constantly hear about the Asian bias in college admissions. But what does that mean in practical terms? No college wants to see a bunch of kids that all look alike. Yes, colleges want smart students but they also want lots of other things. They want students who are interesting. Students that contribute to making a college campus with many different activities going on. Asian students that all look alike aren’t going to fare well in admissions. But neither is any…
  • New Medical School with CUNY

    Todd Johnson
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The City University of New York (CUNY) has announced that they will be starting a new medical school in partnership with St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City.  The first class will start at the medical school in the Fall of 2016.  This will be an expansion of the BS/MD program that CUNY currently has with Sophie Davis and several other medical schools. Since CUNY will now have their own medical school they will be discontinuing the BS/MD program relationships that they have with the associated medical schools. I am waiting to hear if they will still have a BS/MD program as part of their…
  • The New SAT and the Khan Academy

    Todd Johnson
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    I assume most of you know by now that the SAT is undergoing a major revision and the new version will be given for the first time in March, 2016. Many people who have just finished sophomore year have been wondering how they should prepare for this new test or whether they should take the old SAT early. I have talked about that in an earlier post but for right now, there is help in preparing for the new SAT. The College Board, who administers the SAT, has joined with Khan Academy, a free test prep company, to help students prepare for the new SAT as well as the old SAT and a variety of other…
  • July College of the Month: Lewis and Clark

    Kelley Johnson
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    And we’re back, excited to announced the July College of the Month is…Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon! First off, let’s talk location. Lewis and Clark has it in spades. The campus is beautiful. Sincerely beautiful. Replete with forested trails, you literally cross a ravine to get to class.  And don’t forget for all it’s natural beauty Lewis and Clark is still located in uber-hip Portland with endless opportunities for internships, entertainment and adventure. Getting just a tiny bit further afield opens up a world of outdoor excursion possibilities for students…
  • Liberal Arts Colleges and Harvard Business School

    Todd Johnson
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Several years ago I wrote a post about why I like small liberal arts colleges for medical school placement.  The issues I addressed back then are as true today as they were 5 years ago. But, what about the student who might want a business background? Are liberal arts colleges any good for this? And the answer is again, Yes. The Harvard Business School has announced a new online program that is by invitation only and is coordinated with several small liberal arts colleges. Students from the following colleges can take the online course: Amherst College Carleton College Grinnell College…
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  • Next Gen Volkswagen Car-Net is Coming

    30 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Volkswagen announced the introduction of its all-new MIB II infotainment system, available later this year on most model year 2016 Volkswagen models. The all-new infotainment system not only creates the foundation for the next generation of Volkswagen's Car-Net connected vehicle services platform, but also offers one of the most comprehensive suites of connected vehicle services and features available in the automotive industry today.   The new technology will provide owners access to information, right at their fingertips, available across nearly the entire Volkswagen range. The first…
  • 2016 Scion tC Receives Upgrades

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Scion's top seller, the tC sports coupe, adds new sound, smarts and swishes as it enters the 2016 model year. A new standard audio system, a host of upgraded interior features including a Smart Key with push-button start, and the addition of a standard rear windshield wiper add to the fun and functionality of the tC.   The 2016 tC retains its thrill-to-value proposition with prices of $19,385 for the six-speed manual transmission and $20,535 for the six-speed automatic with paddle shifters and Dynamic Rev Management. Pricing excludes a delivery, processing and handling fee of $795.
  • Toyota Prices Camry and Corolla Special Editions

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Special Editions for special vehicles. Toyota's Camry, the best-selling car in America for the past 13 years, and Corolla, the world's best-selling car of all-time, will be adding some extra summer sizzle with Special Editions for the 2016 model year. Both models will begin arriving at Toyota dealers in mid-August. Camry Special EditionWhen redesigning the Camry for 2015, Toyota went bumper to bumper and floor to roof, changing or re-engineering nearly 2,000 parts. Only the roof remained unchanged, and it capped off the boldest Camry ever. Now, only one year after this major redesign, Camry…
  • New 2016 Mazda CX-3 Starting at $19,960

    21 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    Nearing its mid-August on-sale date, Mazda has released full pricing for the CX-3, starting at $19,960 for the entry-level CX-3 Sport with front-wheel drive. As a $1,250 upgrade, buyers can select CX-3 Sport with Mazda's predictive i-ACTIV all-wheel drive that takes temperature, road conditions, steering-angle and weather into account, among other factors, to help optimize to which wheels engine power is routed for maximum performance and stability.   CX-3 comes standard with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine producing 146 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm, with…
  • Buick Unveils 2016 Encore Sport Touring

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Buick today introduced the 2016 Encore Sport Touring - a more spirited take on the brand's popular crossover. It is distinguished by unique exterior cues and driven by an exclusive, all-new 1.4L turbocharged engine featuring direct injection and stop/start technology.   The exterior features include a winged rear spoiler, 18-inch aluminum premium-finish wheels and body-color door handles, while the technologically advanced 1.4L turbo is part of a new, global family of small, power-dense engines developed to balance performance and efficiency with exceptional refinement.   The Sport…
 
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  • Top Freshmen Mistakes to Avoid

    Amira Selimovic
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Oh, freshmen. You think they’re cute and confused in high school, but college? College is a whole other level. I cannot begin to explain how many college freshmen I’ve encountered, including myself, that made little mistakes that are so avoidable. Declaring a Major Think you know what you want to do for the rest of your life? Are you ready to declare it? Have you already picked out all your classes centering around it? STOP. Your first year, take all of your general education requirements first – or at least most of them. Odds are, you will change your mind about your major by the end…
  • The Perks That Come With Your College Tuition

    Amira Selimovic
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:18 am
    College can be crazy expensive. Tuition, books, and room and board – all accumulate to a minimum of $20,000 a year. A lot of people think that’s an outrageous amount just for those few things, but what they overlook is the awesome amount of perks included in that tuition! Here’s a list of the few services most schools offer so once classes start back up again, you can be sure to get the most out of your tuition payments. Huge Pool Who wouldn’t want a professional sized swimming pool with diving boards included at their disposal?! Winter, summer, fall, spring…it doesn’t matter.
  • Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

    Lauren E. Mach
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    For college students, the end of summer means packing up and moving one’s life into a box-sized dorm room or a shared, cheap apartment. Here at HackCollege, we’d like to make your move smoother and your living space less cramped. One way to do this is to pare down something students own and use a lot of: digital devices. Televisions The television is the largest technological item that most young adults own. If yours takes up a lot of space or you’re thinking of buying one for school, consider the following solutions. Skip It If you don’t watch a lot of television or you plan on…
  • Effective Electives

    Robbie Williford
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Throughout your college career, you’ll have the chance to take elective classes to supplement your core studies. Here at HackCollege, we think you should seize this opportunity while you can. Who knows, you may take a class that changes the way you look at the world. One elective may even sway you to switch majors. We’ve compiled some tips for how to choose the best electives to maximize your college education. Take a Chance The easy choice would be to pick a subject that you’re comfortable with, one that you’re used to studying. Remember, one of the main purposes of…
  • College Lies TV Tells You

    Amira Selimovic
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Felicity, Blue Mountain State, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World – all super entertaining shows that have done the unthinkable – lied to you! How many of us here have binged watched a ton of TV shows centered around young adults doing young adult things like going to college? I see all hands raised. Now, how many of us have thought, “ugh, cannot wait for that to be me one day!” then, when we actually got to college our face turned sour so quick even a Warhead was put to shame? YEP. TV lies. It’s All a Big Party HA, that’s a fun one. In true Blue Mountain State fashion, you couldn’t…
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  • Web Designer San Antonio

    Carrie2020
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    The online operating platform for businesses and blogs is not forgiving especially for entrepreneurs who do not get the right web design. Your website is your representation to the outside world and determines the angle through which online visitors view your business. A well designed and highly quality website is a valuable investment and may determine failure or success of a business enterprise. That is the reason why businesses opt for highly skilled and professional web designer San Antonio companies. What will a professional designer do for you? Web designers based in San Antonio and…
  • Benefits of Styrofoam Sheets

    Carrie2020
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:21 am
    Despite the fact that Styrofoam sheets are used in several industries, the main area where their use has been notable is in packaging of products for shipment. Styrofoam sheets are the white ‘light’ material that most often come packed alongside your goods especially electronic materials. Here are the three main benefits of Styrofoam sheets: They have a high long time value Due to their compound, Styrofoam sheets when used rightly will not in any way deteriorate in quality. They more often remain the same regardless of the period through which they are used. This makes them perfect for…
  • How to Choose CFO Services in Utah

    Carrie2020
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:20 pm
    Are you a business operating in Utah County and you need a good financial consulting partner? The truth is that businesses from any part of the globe will at one point or the other need good cfo service consultants in order to succeed in the ever changing business environment. CFO services in Utah and beyond have a primary goal of providing sound financial advice to their business partner in the line of how they can invest wisely, save on business expenditure and grow the business financial base. How do you choose a good CFO consulting partner in Utah? Any perfect CFO Service provider will…
 
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  • HubSpot Academy Inbound Certification

    Geoff Campbell
    1 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Hi all, I’d like to share that I retook the Inbound Certification exam offered by HubSpot, which follows their Inbound Methodology (and passed)! I also took today to learn all of the features of the HubSpot platform through their HubSpot Academy and passed the HubSpot (platform) Certification test, which is halfway to becoming certified. I’m impressed with the fact that they require a practicum proving effective use of the platform. Looking forward to learning more and using this new tool effectively. Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Tagged:…
  • Twitter Cards now auto-expand on mobile

    Geoff Campbell
    19 Jul 2015 | 4:48 pm
    In January, I mentioned that I added these newfangled things called “Twitter Cards” onto the FCS website (which is shorthand for adding code and testing it on Twitter’s Developers site. Then in May I finally got around to explaining why it was important to optimize your site’s metadata for social. If you use Twitter on a regular basis or if you keep on top of tech news, you’d know that Twitter has now defaulted to having Twitter Cards expanded by default on mobile. If you only use twitter.com, you wouldn’t see a difference, but now on mobile when a link on…
  • The difference between SEM and SEO (paid and organic search)

    Geoff Campbell
    18 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    The world of online marketing changes quickly. Over the years, terminology used to discuss both ways in which people market themselves or their organizations to search engines. In an effort not to re-invent the wheel, I think Hubspot’s article is a good starting place. In practice, SEO (search engine optimization) has been used to describe practices to improve a website’s search rankings (originally primarily using keywords in titles and metadata but more and more having quality content, fast-loading pages, well-formatted URLS, quality links to your site, etc). SEM (search engine…
  • Advanced Certification in Video Advertising

    Geoff Campbell
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:39 am
    As I help my school stand out in this competitive environment, I often spend free time learning more and becoming proficient in using online tools to their highest potential value for us. Today I successfully passed the Google Video Advertising exam and have advanced certification in the topic. As video advertising becomes more popular, I’m glad it’s now a tool I feel comfortable using.Filed under: #hesm, #heweb
  • Google Analytics Re-certification

    Geoff Campbell
    18 Jul 2015 | 11:30 am
      In an attempt to do right by the really cool grid format made possible by the Minimum theme I use, I want to share more small victories like my re-certification in Google Analytics. For an up-to-date list of qualifications, you can always visit my LinkedIn profile.Filed under: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
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  • LSAT PrepTest 75 (June 2015 LSAT) Available

    Steve Schwartz
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Just wanted to let you all know that LSAT PrepTest 75 (the June 2015 LSAT) is now available on Amazon.com PrepTest 75 is the most recently released LSAT, so it's the best reflection of the LSAT's current state. It's especially crucial for anyone preparing for the October 2015 LSAT and beyond to thoroughly study this exam. The LSAT evolves over time.
  • Law School Personal Statement Outside Help

    Steve Schwartz
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    The below excerpt on getting outside help for your law school personal statements is from A Guide to Optional Essays and Addenda. A Note about Outside Help Few applicants write their admissions essays in a bubble, and that’s a good thing. It can be difficult to know how something reads to a stranger when the story is one you know well; it’s tough to spot your own typos because you know what
  • LSAT Fee Waiver? Free LSAT Prep Book from LSAC

    Steve Schwartz
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you're able to demonstrate financial need to LSAC's satisfaction, you can get an LSAT fee waiver (in other words, you get to take the LSAT for free, and you get some other free law school admissions services from LSAC's Credential Assembly Service. However, LSAC doesn't make it obvious to everyone that if you get an LSAT fee waiver, you're also entitled to a free copy of LSAT
  • Law School Letter of Continued Interest | Sample

    Steve Schwartz
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    If you get waitlisted by a law school, it's a good idea to send a Letter of Continued Interest (LOCI) in order to increase your chances of acceptance. LOCIs demonstrate to law schools that you are serious about attending their school if accepted which will help increase their yield (a factor on which they're ranked in the always-important-to-them USNWR rankings. Here's a sample law school
  • Balancing LSAT Prep with Work and School

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    Besides learning to solve LSAT questions, one of the most common issues I hear from you is that it's difficult to find the time to study. A lot of this comes down to starting and maintaining the habits that can help you stay organized and productive. These include: -sleep -diet -exercise -stress reduction I love listening to podcasts, and I just started listening to The 66-Day Experiment
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    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'

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    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

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    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

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    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

    4 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    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

  • An Engineer's Guide to Engineering School: How to Crush It

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    This is the second part of a two-part guest post from Tom Miller of WTFProfessor.com (See An Engineer's Guide to Engineering School: How To Get In for part 1.) How to Crush It In Engineering School: My Top 10 Principles (1) Get in a groove early Engineering courses and their pre-requisites are notoriously jam-packed with material, and move fast each week. So if you find yourself getting
  • An Engineer's Guide to Engineering School: How To Get In

    Steve Schwartz
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is the first part of a two-part guest post from Tom Miller of WTFProfessor.com (See An Engineer's Guide to Engineering School: How to Crush It for part 2.) Lazy High School Junior to Top 25 Engineering School "Sooo... I guess I'll do engineering." That was how it started: a lackluster decision, the result of some prodding from my parents and high school teachers. At the time I was just
  • 14 Questions to Help You Edit Your College Admission Essays

    Steve Schwartz
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    After you've written rough drafts of your college essays, use these questions to help you make some serious revisions. Writing is a process, and you should go through several drafts of your college essays in order to make them improve them as much as possible. 14 Questions to Help You Edit Your College Admission Essays: Have you communicated your direction in life?  Do you have a clear sense
  • College Admission Essay Advice

    Steve Schwartz
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    A journalist recently interviewed me about my advice on writing the college essay. I'm including an edited excerpt of the interview below. *** 1. What did you select as your admission essay topic and how did you choose it? I wrote about my experience as a youth delegate to the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. My participation in this
  • How Many Extracurriculars for College Admissions?

    Steve Schwartz
    31 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
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • How Your Profile Picture May be Affecting Your Job Search [Infographic]

    YouTern
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    You spend hours getting your resume just right. Same with your cover letter... and every word in your LinkedIn profile. But when it comes time to select the profile photo for LinkedIn, you grab the first thing available.    
  • 11 Tips for Getting a Great Job Even With a Low GPA

    Lea McLeod
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:40 am
    In speaking with a prospective client – an imminent grad, the topic of GPA came up. He mentioned his was not awful, but knew it probably wasn’t going to get him among the short list of candidates. Maybe you are in the same boat? Maybe your resume isn't going to help you get an interview?   
  • The Importance of Social Media For Your Job Search [Infographic]

    YouTern
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    We all know that getting a great position in a field you love is difficult, but according to a study by JobVite, it might just be where you’re looking. Recruiters use a variety of tools to find qualified candidates, but have begun to rely on social media networks including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Before you start applying for positions, make sure your social media accounts are optimized to give employers the best impression of you and your skills. Take a look at this infographic from careerglider.com to learn how recruiters are using social media, who they’re looking for, and…
  • 7 Ways to Ensure a Valuable Job Application

    Danny Rubin
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Don’t press “submit” on that job application. Not yet. You’re not done. Even though you’re itching to find a new gig, cool your jets. The market is saturated so you need to be sharp. A recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, found roughly 2.4 million employees are dashing for the exit every month. A “jolt” for your boss, maybe. For you, it’s a chance to start fresh. Before you send off the resume/cover letter combo, run all your documents through this seven-question checklist. The reason: you need to make sure your writing is relevant, meaningful and…
  • 8 Actions You Must Take After Job Search Rejection

    Lisa Rangel
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Your third interview with the company included senior members of the executive team. You thought the position was yours. The polite telephone call or email you just received – the one that included, "Thank you... but..." – let you know otherwise. After you graciously respond and end the call, you are, frankly, stunned...   
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  • How Parents Can Help Graduates Manage Student Loans

    Doug Schantz
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Once your kids have their diploma in hand, it may seem like they’re officially adults – but they could probably still use your help when it comes to navigating student loan repayment. Here are some tips to help you and your recent grad enter student loan repayment successfully. Know the basics on student loans There are generally two categories of student loans – federal and private. Federal loans are made by the U.S. Department of Education, have fixed interest rates, and generally have a number of repayment options to choose from. Private loans are made by banks, credit unions, and…
  • 3 Types of Subscriptions to Help You Get Through College

    Doug Schantz
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:11 pm
    From shave kits to beauty products there are subscription services out there for just about anything. But, as you try to prioritize your limited resources, which ones do you need for the next school year? Whether you’re in your first or last year of college, here are the best monthly subscription services for college students: School First While there are a lot of fun subscription services out there, the most important are the ones that help you with school. With Microsoft Office 365 University you get all the tools you need to succeed while at college, including PowerPoint, Word and…
  • 5 Reasons to Get an On Campus Job in College

    Doug Schantz
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    There is no hiding it, college is expensive. If you are like me, you’ve probably seen a swarm of student loan commercials in recent weeks. It is that time of the year. As tuition bills begin to hit email inboxes nationwide, many students and families are forced to consider student loans as a way to pay for college. Yes, student loans are a great tool for some students. But you should look for ways to pay for your education before using student loans. Scholarships and grants are great ways to help you meet your cost of attendance, but often times these awards aren’t enough. Working in…
  • See New York City Art This Summer Without Breaking the Bank

    Doug Schantz
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:16 pm
    A summer trip to New York City offers theater and art students a way to experience galleries, shows and performances. Most students are unable to splurge on many expensive New York City activities, but there are still opportunities to experience the city’s culture on a student budget. If you are eager to witness your classroom instruction coming alive, consider these budget-savvy options: Museum of Modern Art: Manhattan If you want to experience modern art, you are in for a treat. On Fridays from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., admission to MoMA is absolutely free. If you want to take a look at…
  • 2014-2015 CheapScholar Presentations: Year In Review

    Doug Schantz
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:59 pm
    It has been a very busy and exciting year for CheapScholar.org. For those that don’t know, CheapScholar.org was “born” in January of 2010 as I took my passion for educating families and students about the financial aspect of the college experience to an entirely different level – the web. Since that time, CheapScholar has reached hundreds of thousands of visitors, provided support in the form of scholarships, delivered up 822 informative articles, and traveled the countryside providing Paying For College and Professional Development presentations for high schools,…
 
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    College Info Geek

  • A Master Class on Buying a Car (Part 2) with Todd and Paul from Everyday Driver (Ep. 70)

    Thomas Frank
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:51 am
    Buying a car is something that most of us will probably have to do at some point. So, how do you make sure you’re not getting ripped off? How to you negotiate with the dealer? What should you look for in a used car, and how old should you be willing to go when looking at model years? This episode is the second part of my deep dive on how to buy a car with Todd and Paul from Everyday Driver, a fantastic YouTube channel and podcast all about cars. If you haven’t listened to the first part, you should definitely do that first – this episode is just the second half of the same…
  • Ace Your Next Exam: 10 Revision and Test-Taking Tips

    Thomas Frank
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Earning an A on a test is like beating Super Mario Bros. All the groundwork is established in the game’s earlier levels. You learn the foundations, steadily encounter more and more difficult levels, and generally get a sense for what the game can throw at you. You have to master each of the core concepts in order to progress. However, once you reach the final world, you have to bring your A-game (I did not intend for this to be a pun). Like any good game, the final world takes everything you’ve learned and cranks it all up to 11. It takes a lot of focused effort and practice to…
  • The Ultimate Networking Guide for Introverts

    Thomas Frank
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert – whether your idea of a good time is going to a huge party or brewing tea and reading Astonishing X-Men in your room (clearly the correct answer because Whedon wrote it) – you need to know how to build and maintain relationships with people. If you’re in that introvert camp, though, meeting new people and “networking” can be anxiety-inducing. Other things seem like straightforward, step-by-step affairs. Mastering the coursework in your major is easy. Crafting a resume is simple. But how do you…
  • A Master Class on Buying a Car (Part 1) with Todd and Paul from Everyday Driver (Ep. 69)

    Thomas Frank
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Unless you plan to move to New York, San Francisco, or some other big city after you graduate, you’ll probably have to buy a car at some point. Maybe your old Civic beater will last you a couple years after you graduate. Maybe it’ll blow up tomorrow while you’re on your way to class. Either way, I’ve learned that it’s a smart idea to know what to look for – and how to get a good deal – when the time to go car shopping comes around. My mom has been drilling this fact into my head since I was in high school – “Make sure you’re putting…
  • Thoughts on Sleep Schedules for Those Who Stay Up Late on Weekends

    Thomas Frank
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    I’m currently running on less than six hours of sleep. This is because I am somewhat of a masochist, at least when it comes to booking flights. I tend to book well in advance, and when I’m sitting comfortably at my computer booking on Kayak, the thought in my head is always the same: “Hey, a 6 A.M. flight sounds great!” I conveniently leave the details of getting up on time to dress, eat, and get to the airport on time to my future self. And so, future me (now present me) got up at 4 A.M. this morning (ok… past me) and groggily decided to shoot a video before…
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  • 9 College Scholarships for Young Women

    admin
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Scholarships for Young Women Finding and applying to college scholarships may sometimes seem like it’s a part-time job, but the rewards can be great if you receive a scholarship award. There’s really scholarships out there for everyone—from redheads to tall students to students seeking to study a particular college major. In this post, we’ll focus on nine scholarships for young women. Keep in mind that scholarship deadlines vary, so if you’ve missed the deadline for this year’s scholarship, be sure to check back and apply for the scholarship next year. The Asian Women in Business…
  • College Major of the Month: Fashion Design

    admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    College Major of the Month: Fashion Design So you think you have what it takes to be a fashion designer? In this month’s College Major of the Month, we’ll explore the fashion design major, which can lead to careers as a fashion designer or in product development for clothing companies, department stores and more. What do fashion design majors study? Students in fashion design programs typically study art and design, art history, fashion trends, textiles, sourcing materials, consumer behavior and more. Students gain skills in drawing, computer aided design, patternmaking and apparel…
  • College Scholarships Ending in July 2015

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Apply for College Scholarships Get ready to write! Most of the scholarships with deadlines in July require you to write an essay. As you write your essay, be creative and be sure to explain your thoughts and ideas thoroughly. Also, remember to check each scholarship’s criteria for essay word limits so you don’t write a too long or too short essay. Here are few highlights of college scholarships with deadlines in July: Spokeo Connections Scholarship: Win a $1,000 scholarship by writing an essay on one of three topics related to social networking or “Big Data.” Applicants may be high…
  • 9 Tools to Help You Budget for College and Save Money

    admin
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    Tools to Budget and Save Money for College Getting a college education is a big investment, and it’s never too early to start earning money for money to help pay for college. The following websites and apps can help you plan your budget, save money on things you buy and better manage your money while you’re in high school, in college and beyond. Money Management MyMoney.gov – This site has money management info and advice, as well as a toolkit with budget worksheets and a debt payoff calculator (handy for helping you figure out how long it will take you to pay back your student loans).
  • The Summer After High School Junior Year: 10 Ways to Make the Most of Summer Break

    admin
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    Ways to Prepare for College During Summer Summer is not only a time for relaxing. It’s also a great time to get a head start earning money to pay for college, spending quality time with friends and upping your game by learning new skills. Check out these 10 ways to make the most of the summer break between your junior and senior years. Get a job. Start earning money for college by working part-time at a local store. Or, start your own lawn mowing service and ask neighbors if they’ll pay you to mow their lawns. Another option: take a Red Cross babysitting course and then offer your…
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • Help Your College Freshman Discover Financial Insights

    Jodi
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Your “little baby” is a high school graduate who will be leaving for college soon. There are so many things you want to say and do, and so little time to do them in. With all the packing and organizing, be sure that you spend some time giving your student some of the financial insights you have worked so hard to gain. Here are a few topics you can use to get the discussion going: • Learn to Live on a Budget Now: Although you will always think of him or her that way, your child isn’t a “baby” anymore. He or she is almost a full-grown adult who will soon be responsible for making…
  • Older and Younger Millennials Think Differently About Paying for College

    Jodi
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    It is sometimes easier to lump groups of similar people together under broad guidelines for comparison purposes. That is what we loosely do when we look at the generations – there are the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, and now the Millennials. Generally thought of as those born between 1981 and 1997, the Millennials are quickly becoming the dominant cultural group. Their actions and beliefs will shape the direction of society for many years to come. On the other hand, though, there can be wide discrepancies within these broad generational guidelines. Millennials who are over 30 have a very…
  • 5 Tips to Help Your Small Business Grow Faster

    Jodi
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    As a small business entrepreneur you wear many hats. You may need to be an administrator, salesperson, customer service agent, or marketer, but it is difficult for one person to be equally proficient in all these areas. Most may be good at one or two skills, but their weaknesses can drain time from other efforts and pull the whole business down. If you’re a little weak on some business aspects of being an entrepreneur, here are five tips that can help your small business grow faster: 1. Get Organized: It is important to be organized for so many reasons, but many entrepreneurs don’t seem…
  • Compare Federal and Private Student Loans

    Jodi
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:05 am
    Part of the college financial aid process is determining whether or not to take out student loans, and how much money to borrow. All student loans are not created equally, so be very sure of what you receive. Students and parents should compare federal student loans first which you will usually see listed as part of your financial aid award. You will need to compare and research private student loans on your own to fill the gap. Federal Direct Subsidized Loans have slightly better payment terms because the Department of Education pays the interest while the student is in school and meets…
  • Thinking About Consolidating Your Student Loans?

    Jodi
    10 Jul 2015 | 9:43 am
    When should you think about repaying your student loans? I always tell my students and parents to start thinking about payment before they ever receive the money, because student loan debt can affect the student and the family’s financial situation for many years to come. Be acutely aware of how much money you borrow, borrow only what you need, and understand exactly how much it will cost you to repay these loans. If you are a college student who just graduated, there is a little more urgency in this thought process. You may start receiving payment due notices before the end of the year,…
 
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    Custom College Visits

  • Custom College Visits Press

    acaine
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Custom College Visits featured in TravelAge West article. July 22, 2015 – TravelAge West “the trusted voice of the travel industry in the western U.S.” featured Custom College Visits in a front page article. Click on the following link or visit the TravelAge West website to read the article. Your Travel Agent Can Plan College Visits, Too         The post Custom College Visits Press appeared first on Custom College Visits.
  • CTCL Events | Summer 2015

    acaine
    13 Jul 2015 | 4:43 pm
    Colleges That Change Lives Summer 2015 Events. From the Colleges That Change Lives website: Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. CTCL works to dispel publicly held myths about college choice—particularly the notion that college choices are severely limited to today’s high school students—and to educate families about the importance of matching an individual student’s needs with the mission and identity of the college itself. Since 1998, CTCL has offered a national series of information sessions and…
  • Safety on College Campuses

    acaine
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:24 pm
    Being a Stakeholder in Your Safety and Security We felt it was important to present this guest blog by Roger Aldrich  Chief Communications Officer and Principal at The Center for Personal Protection & Safety about safety on college campuses. Please share with other parents and college-bound teens.  The Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS) is the leading developer and provider of scalable training and consulting solutions in the U.S. for Workplace Violence Prevention, Active Shooter Response, and High Risk Travel. CPPS has touched the lives of millions. Its clients include…
  • Villanova Candidates’ Weekend

    acaine
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:55 pm
    Candidates’ Weekend at Villanova: ‘Awesome’ Recently, one of my students with whom I have been working over the past year, described his experience at Villanova University’s Candidates’ Weekend as ‘awesome.’ Although this is not always the case, it is all the more reason why students who are working to make that final decision about what college to attend, should participate in these events. Perhaps one of the schools will hit the mark—or perhaps not. But that’s why these events are important—to enable your teen to ultimately choose a school where she or he…
  • Deciphering College Financial Aid Letters

    acaine
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Deciphering College Financial Aid Award Letters A Guest Post by Peter Mu – Registered Representative and Financial Advisor  Congratulations! Your child just got into his dream school! What a great feeling that is. Years of hard work have finally paid off for him. While families cheer for this moment of joy, many are also confronting the reality of how to fund college expenditures for the upcoming years. Your teen may have already received his Financial Aid Award Letters, or is expecting them any day. Making sense of the various offers can be very difficult. Below is a quick summary of…
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Columbia Counseling and Psychological Services to add 6 clinicians, office space

    Caroline Chiu
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:08 am
    Columbia Health’s Counseling and Psychological Services announced that it will hire six new staff members and open new office space in Lerner Hall this summer to reduce wait times in the coming academic year. CPS will be hiring six full-time clinicians, one of whom will be a psychiatrist. CPS said in a statement on Monday that the addition of new staff will help “meet demand, reduce appointment wait times, and offer enhanced or new support groups during the year.” “New team members will be equipped to focus on critical support areas in which the current CPS staff already provides…
  • If your student group wants to meet the trustees, just ask

    Caroline Chiu
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:13 am
    Members of Columbia’s board of trustees took an unusual meeting last Tuesday with student activist group Columbia Divest for Climate Justice, granting the students’ request to present their case for fossil fuel divestment directly to members of the group with final authority over divestment decisions. The meeting, which appears to be the first in a series, is a welcome gesture for students leaders who didn’t realize that they could request in-person meetings with the trustees. The trustees will vote on whether or not the University should divest from its holdings in fossil fuel…
  • This is how construction on Barnard's new library will affect you come fall

    Samantha Cooney
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    As construction for the new Teaching & Learning Center gets underway, Barnard Chief Operating Officer Rob Goldberg sent an email on Friday morning with updates on how you’ll be affected by the construction. Don’t worry: we read the long email so you didn’t have to. Here are the key bits you need to know: The sports and recreation program—which was previously housed in Lefrak Gymnasium, which is undergoing construction into swing space that will house the interim library departmental offices—has a new home! It has officially been relocated to St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's at 619…
  • Here's how you can feature your student group in Spec's orientation issue

    Caroline Chiu
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    Calling all student groups!Spectator is busy putting together our guide to Columbia life for new students, and we need your help. This year, we’re hoping to include a concise but thorough directory to all student groups on campus, from ASA to Zamana.That’s where you come in. Please use the form below to tell us what a new student might want to know about your club, publication, team, fraternity, sorority, or cloud appreciation society. Tell us about what you do, provide some basic contact information, and include anything else you think is appropriate. The form closes on August…
  • Here's how you can help FLIP from losing over 1000 donated books!

    Adam Hadar
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Columbia's First-Generation Low Income Partnership seems to be in a bit of a bind. FLIP—which has made a number of efforts in the past year to reach out to low-income and first-generation students on campus—gathered over 1000 books in a textbook drive to provide as free rentals for students. The group is housing the books in the Intercultural Resource Center, which has led to an apparent fire hazard, according to an email the group sent. Now, if the books aren't removed by August 1 (this Saturday!), they will be thrown out. "We face the issue of seeing all our hard work and the generosity…
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    NextStepU

  • Tuesday Tour Day — Mohawk Valley Community College

    Laura Sestito
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) was founded in 1946 as New York State’s first community college. A unit of the 64-campus State University of New York, it offers two-year degree programs on campuses in Utica, Rome, online, and at sites throughout the community.  Shorter-length certificate programs are also offered. Their mission is to promote student success and community involvement through a commitment to excellence and a spirit of service, providing opportunities for affordable education with support services for all students. Academics Students can choose from more than 90…
  • Meet Our Friend Monday — GiftStarter.com

    Laura Sestito
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    Many of your friends are graduating — it can be difficult to find an original gift that won’t cost you an arm and a leg, and won’t be the same old check that everyone else is giving. Instead, what if you and your other friends could go in on something that your recent graduate really wants? While you can buy it yourself and count on everyone else to pitch in, sometimes it can take forever for someone to pay you back. That’s what GiftStarter does for you: pick an item, how many people are going in on it, set up the campaign and recruit everyone to take a portion. Then,…
  • Scholarships — The Jordan Krakauer Memorial Scholarship

    nextstepu
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    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 Jordan Krakauer Memorial Scholarship Amount: $10,000 Description: In memory of Krakauer, whom passed away on February 8, 2015 suddenly, at the age of 22, a one full-time enrolled student majoring in the field of Sports Management/Marketing at any accredited college in the U.S. will receive a scholarship of $10,000 annually. To date, the fund has received donations from several sports notables including Michael Jordan, Derek…
  • Adjusting to your first year in college

    Laura Sestito
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    The summer is quickly drawing to a close and if you’re a student who’s just graduated — congrats! You’ve likely started preparing for your first year of college. If you’re not starting school yet, the nerves about what it might like can still be scary to consider. During this first step of your college career, you may be wondering what it’s like to adjust to a college atmosphere. Nerves, excitement, and curiosity are all present as you take that initial step into college. I have experienced all of this as I walked through the doors of Monroe Community College…
  • Trendy Tuesday — Saving on BTS Purchases

    Laura Sestito
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    We know, we know — talking about “back to school” anything is enough to make your skin crawl. But the inevitable is already here — and you’re going to have to start budgeting for those costly school supplies. Luckily, it’s not too difficult to find ways to save on your supplies, whether you’re headed back to high school or starting your first year at college. Andrea Woroch, consumer and money-saving expert for Kinoli Inc., shares her tips to saving those necessary bucks on your back to school purchases: 1. Shop at home When you go grocery shopping, you…
 
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    CollegeFocus

  • The Transition from High School to College

    Sani
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    As a student transitions from high school to college, he enters a very different world. This is a world of freedom, but also responsibility. For the parents, it’s often the reality of an empty nest and the realization that their student is taking a huge step toward adulthood. This transition period offers its own set [...]
  • Top innovative tools and applications for productive college students

    Jess Millis
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:38 am
    The vast priority and dominating trend in today’s educational world is ensuring high productivity and efficiency in learning process. Thanks to the existing online technological innovation and advancement, college students are now able to manage their time and resources as efficiently as possible. 1. SelfControl This tool will make you stay focused and away from [...]
  • Online Universities with No GMAT Requirements

    Sani
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    What is the one test that can cause nervous tremors, sleepless nights, worry lines, and anxiety wrinkles for future business students? It’s the GMAT, or Graduate Management Admissions Test, run by the Graduate Management Admissions Council. Many colleges and universities require applicants to take this test, because it is used to determine how qualified a [...]
  • Shortage of Skilled Workers Infographic

    CollegeFocus
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:43 pm
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  • Why and how to study at the London School of Business & Finance

    Bruce Crowden
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:22 pm
    It’s always a difficult decision to choose when to return to your studies, what institution to attend, and what degree would be most beneficial for your career. But an institution like the London School of Business & Finance, which carries a strong international reputation, and offers a variety of courses of study and scheduling options, [...]
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    First Generation Student

  • 4 Advantages of Being a First Generation College Student

    Cassidy Grom
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:25 pm
    My professor, in a bit of shock, sat across from me as coffee-slurping young adults shuffled by. “I would have never guessed you were a first generation college student,” he said, “you just don’t seem like one.” Until that day, I had never considered myself a first-gen student either. But as I thought about that title and its implications some more, I realized that being a first generation college student gave me some pretty steep advantages over second or third generation students: 1. I have a go-getter attitude My older brother and I are the first in our family to go to college.
  • How to Improve Writing Skills Over Summer Break

    Shawn Patrick
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Summer comes as a welcome relief to college students; the memories of the stressful nights plugging away at papers melt away in the sun. However, if you’d like those writing experiences to be less stressful in the coming year, you can take steps now to improve your writing skills and habits. The foundation of becoming a better writer is simple: you need to write and read more. However, resolving to write and read over the summer is the kind of abstract resolution that never really gets off the ground, so here is some practical advice and free (or low-cost) resources to help keep you on…
  • The Importance of Reflection

    Tiffany Tapia
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Confucius, the well-known Chinese philosopher, once said, “By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is the noblest; second, by imitation, which is the easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.” After my first year in college, I found the first step, reflection, especially critical when it comes to transitioning from high school to the college learning environment. In my high school, advanced courses, such as the Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, were not offered. Unfortunately, not being exposed to…
  • 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…
 
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    Centura College

  • Centura Institute to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Ray Grant
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando will welcome Centura Institute into the family with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony to be held Thursday, July 30, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students, alumni and locals alike are invited to witness Centura Institute’s proud induction into the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando with refreshments to follow. Guests are also encouraged to take a campus tour and see how Centura trains the workforce of tomorrow. “Our whole goal at Centura Institute is connecting communities and careers. We want to not just exist in a community, but to be a…
  • Centura College Drives Hiring Employers to Chesapeake’s Doorstep

    Ray Grant
    23 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    Centura College’s Cruisin’ Career Fair and Open House kicks off Wednesday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., encouraging students, alumni and locals alike to cruise into a new career. Participating employers will be hiring for both entry-level and management positions. Attendance is free, but guests are required to arrive in business attire with résumés in hand. Other activities will include campus tours, meet and greets with admissions representatives, and the opportunity to win a dinner cruise for two. Career coaching and résumé workshops are available upon reservation and can be…
  • Hampton Roads Teacher Wins $500 for her Classroom from Centura College

    Ray Grant
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (June 8, 2015) – Centura College showed their support during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 through May 8, by giving Hampton Roads teachers a chance to win $500 in classroom funds. On June 1, Katelyn Hunt, a third year kindergarten teacher at Woodstock Elementary in Virginia Beach, received the giant $500 check, presented by Ashley West, the campus director of Centura College Chesapeake, and Millie Davis, the director of education at Centura College Chesapeake, as well as a gift bag featuring a free massage and more. “The teaching community’s commitment to…
  • Centura College Chesapeake Wins 2014 “Excellence in Education Award”

    Ray Grant
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:51 am
    Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, has announced Centura College Chesapeake (CCHE) as a winner of the 2014 “Excellence in Education” Award, designed to highlight the best-in-class massage therapy schools in the nation. The top schools were selected based on the following criteria: educational program, curriculum, level of student and graduate support, involvement within the industry, graduate feedback, additional outstanding achievements, and recognition from accrediting agencies and industry associations.
  • Personal Data Privacy and You

    Lindsey Amick
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    In the expanding online and digitally connected world, privacy is gaining increasing attention. While the average American is beginning to recognize and understand the true value of their personal information, people also continue to express concerns about their privacy online. Lately, a slew of research has been released about how the public perceives the digital economy’s impact on their privacy. According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, 91% of Americans believe they’ve lost control over how their personal information is collected and used by companies, and 64%…
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • 2015-2016 SAT/ACT Test Dates & Registration Deadlines

    TestRocker Team
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    Dear Class of 2016 and 2017:  Another school year is about to begin!  Get ahead of the curve by deciding your SAT/ACT test dates as soon as possible. Make sure you register in time as well. Here are the test dates to help you get started: Image Credit: Woolwich SAT TEST DATE WHICH TEST? REGISTER BY LATE REGISTRATION October 3, 2015 Current SAT September 3 September 18 November 7, 2015  Current SAT October 3 October 23 December 5, 2015 Current SAT November 5 November 20 January 23, 2016 Current SAT December 28 January 8 March 5, 20156(US ONLY, EXCEPT NY) Redesigned SAT February…
  • How to Prepare for the May SAT in 3 Weeks

    Urvashi Mathur
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Are you taking the SAT on May 2nd? If yes, your test is just about 3 weeks away! To help you unlock your dream SAT score, the TestRocker ultimate private tutor, Suniti, has created a 3 week SAT prep calendar. Follow this calendar on the TestRocker program and you will be ready to rock the SAT in 3 weeks. And remember, TestRocker is completely online, so you can prep for the SAT whenever you want, wherever you want. Good luck!   Click to Download the Calendar     Are you ready to rock the test?        You also might like: Your Guide to SAT Test Day…
  • Advice from a Parent: Helping the Expat Student Navigate the College Selection and Application Process

    Suniti Mathur
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    We are very excited about this blog post. While most of our entries are advice from our perspective here at TestRocker, this one is truly unique. Alison Cuozzo, a parent of one of our students, shares seven useful tips for students and parents living outside the United States during the college application process.   While students studying abroad follow a similar routine in the college selection and application process as their US counterparts, there are a few adjustments that need to be made for the international student. Following is a list of tips for successful planning: Know your…
  • New PSAT Practice Test Available!

    Suniti Mathur
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The College Board recently released a practice test for the new PSAT that will be administered in Fall 2015. This is a great opportunity for you to see what kinds of questions to expect! Here's my advice: Try it out!There's no better way to learn more about the test than actually trying it out yourself. Make sure you do it in a timed environment and get rid of any distractions. This will lead to a more realistic score result. The test will be 2 hours and 45 minutes long. You will need a number 2 pencil, a calculator, the printed test, and scratch paper. Read the directions and notes…
  • Current SAT vs. New SAT Downloadable Flyer

    Suniti Mathur
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Many students have requested a simple side-by-side comparison of the current SAT vs the New SAT, so we are delivering on our promise.   To view, print or download the TestRocker comparison chart, simply click on the link below: http://blog.testrocker.com/current-vs-new-sat-info And if you have any questions at all, make sure you fill out the comments box below!  You might also enjoy the following blogs: The New SAT: Advice for the Class of 2017 How Will The Vocab Section Change on the New SAT The Content and Structure of the New SAT What the College Board Plans to Change about…
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    Clutch Prep - Blog

  • Med School: Frequently Asked Questions

    Alex Braley
    1 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    In the course of advising students I’ve noticed many similar questions that are shared among pre-meds. I will continue to update this list so send any questions you may have. Should I apply late or apply next year? The most accurate answer for this question is, it depends. There are many factors that would guide me toward advising students to do one or the other but generally the safer route is to apply early next year. There are reasons for this. When you apply late you are rushed, you will not have enough time to put together a well thought out application and it will show. The AMCAS…
  • For “Low Rank” Students Considering Applying To Medical School

    Emily Geisler
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:01 am
    If you are getting ready to apply to medical school and you objectively consider yourself a “lower ranking” applicant, there are many things you can do to help improve your chances.  If you have decided that you are ready to apply (remember, there is NO rush to do this!), consider the following points when organizing yourself in preparation for your applications.   1. Apply early. So much this. Applying early is essential to being successful with your applications. The later you submit your applications, the less seats are available for interviews and acceptances. When you…
  • Success and Failure in Medical School

    Alex Braley
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Med school is no picnic, everyone knows that. What is especially hard about medical school is that it is filled with ~120 very intelligent, very driven people. Everybody in the room is used to being at the top of their class in undergraduate, used to being the smartest in the room, and many of them are in for a rude awakening. 30 of them will find themselves in a very unfamiliar situation, being at the bottom of the class.   Attrition rates: Med school isn’t like other professional or graduate programs which are plagued by high attrition rates. Graduate school for example has an…
  • Tips on Shadowing

    Emily Geisler
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Shadowing a physician will be one of the most important experiences you have as a pre-med student.  Being at the doctors side, observing the process of medicine and patient care at work,  will give you a great perspective on your chosen field.  Spending some time with a physician will quickly show you whether or not you are meant for medicine.  Not only will you get to see what it’s like to be a doctor, you will get personal experience working with patients.  Medical school adcoms value this experience highly in applicants, because they know that you know what you’re getting…
  • Life after death?  Classes after pre-reqs?

    Emily Geisler
    22 Jul 2015 | 10:50 am
      So you climbed the mountain of prerequisites that serves as the first major weed-out system for pre-meds? If you did so with success, give yourself some credit. If you are the typical pre-med, you likely took Physics and Organic Chemistry in the same semester, with labs, with other classes to fill credit requirements, while working and/or shadowing and doing research and volunteering and making A’s. Phew! *shudders from traumatic flashbacks* Now that that’s over with, what classes should you take? What should you be doing? First, let’s make sure you completed the correct…
 
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    Plato Shrugs

  • Seattle Local Elections: Ideologues Can Win

    collectivistduck
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:14 pm
    Every now and then we are blessed with the voters pamphlet in Washington state. It always makes for an entertaining read because every now and then we get an obscure local government race with 1 ‘serious’ candidate and a bunch of ideologues. I love reading these statements from our hardened libertarian and marxist comrades fighting to be elected to some obscure position. But part of me is a little disappointed at the same time. I want ideologues to be serious about changing the political world they live in, I want them to spark a serious dialogue about the direction of our future even if…
  • Gay Marriage and “Progress”

    collectivistduck
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:18 pm
    In light of the recent Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage, I saw two very clear trends Group A claims “it’s about time,” that this issue has been a long time coming and those who are opposed to legalized gay marriage are on “the wrong side of history.” This is a human rights issue, the next step is the acceptance of a spectrum of human sexual orientation and gender identity. Group B claims it is a betrayal of their laws, a slap in the face to their culture, and an abomination that the highest court of the land should begin legislating cultural issues. Of course, being in…
  • Let the South Speak: Ideology and Symbolism

    collectivistduck
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:11 pm
    People rally around symbols. All too often groups of people are unable to correctly express their political feelings or ideological inclinations; so they cling to symbols in desperation. Flags and emblems, represent collective hopes, fears, aspirations, and feelings differently depending on who you ask and how you’re feeling that day. The Christian cross can be a comforting sight for those in a devout protestant community, or a disgusting symbol for Christian atrocities in their numerous invasions of the holy land. With the recent Charleston shootings (and the shooters identification with…
  • Militant Islam Cannot be Destroyed

    collectivistduck
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    There is much buzz about the recent defeats of ISIS. They are pulling back from a city here, lost a battle there, and some important leadership is killed in an air strike. The only truth is to these victories is this: ISIS is a convenient banner for militants to rally toward so we can efficiently kill them, they are not the end-all Middle Eastern evil. The fact remains that the very conditions which generate militant Islam are not being addressed so we will never stop it. If we were to someday deliver a crushing defeat to ISIS, kill its leaders, or hell, slaughter every single one of their…
  • A Defense of Reality TV: Identity and Ideology

    collectivistduck
    24 May 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Stories are ingrained in nearly every form of entertainment we consume. Modern Art is an excellent example of the pervasiveness of storytelling. Art is not about the ‘aesthetically pleasing’ or the ‘technically superb’ brush strokes; but rather the story behind the art. Those hidden tales which only the select few in the ‘know’ really understand. For those of us outside of the scene, it seems like a bunch of pretentious crap. But truthfully, it’s just an advanced form of gossip. People LOVE gossip and the reason is obvious, we love stories. But stories that we enjoy do more than…
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    Keiser University College of Golf

  • How to Become a Golf Instructor

    angela moore
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:35 pm
    When many people think of a golf pro, they picture famous golfers like Tiger Woods. However, most golf pros do not play on the PGA Tour. They are the managers of golf shops and provide lessons to amateur golfers of all levels. If you are interested in becoming a golf instructor, there are several steps you can take. Start in School Avail yourself of training and instruction from professional golfers, golf camps, special coursework and any unique training available in your area. For that reason, it helps to live in an area that has a high concentration of golf courses and a strong golf…
  • Five Favorite Golf Quotes

    angela moore
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:29 pm
      Five Favorite Golf Quotes   There are a lot of funny, inspirational, and educational quotes about golf. Here are five that we love! “Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course… the space between your ears.” Bobby Jones “Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about. “Paula Creamer “Forget your opponents. Always play against par.” Sam Snead “No matter how good you are, you can always get better, and…
  • Golf Degree Benefits

    angela moore
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    If you love the game of golf, a golf degree can provide you with a good living while you are able to do what so many are not able to do: work at a career in an industry you love. Golf is a popular sport in every corner of the globe. Some estimates put the economic output of the golf industry at $76 billion every calendar year. Experts say there are over 2 million jobs in the golf industry. These numbers tell us that golf is an industry with opportunity for creative, ambitious individuals who want to grow their career in a sport they like to play. Booming Business Across the United States…
  • Regional Qualifying for the National Drive, Chip and Putt Competition

    angela moore
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Regional Qualifying for the National Drive, Chip and Putt Competition Will Be Held At The PGA Center FOr Golf Learning and Performance Local juniors will have the chance to qualify for the National Drive, Chip, and Putt Competition on August 8th at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Student volunteers from Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management will assist in the qualifier. These regional qualifiers allow winners to advance and have the opportunity to compete at August National Golf Club next April. If you haven’t seen these young…
  • Get to Know the College of Golf

    angela moore
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:23 pm
          Get To Know The College of Golf Have some questions about our Florida golf school? Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions. Is The College of Golf accredited? Yes. Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate’s of Science Degree with a major in golf management. How long is the program and what degree will I earn? The program is designed to be completed in 14 months. Do I need a certain handicap to attend your school? We do not have a handicap requirement.
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