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  • 8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

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

    Clutch Prep - Blog
    Christina Lopez
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Freshmen everywhere are always trying to adapt to the new chapter in their lives, known as college. Check out 21 of the most common mistakes freshmen make in college. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! 1. Proudly wearing your lanyard and ID all over campus. 2. Attending every meeting possible during orientation week. 3. Enrolling in an 8 a.m. course on Mondays. 4. And evening courses on Fridays. 5. Struttin’ around in your high school letterman jacket. 6. Sitting in the front row on the first day of class. 7. Thinking an upperclassman will wait for you. 8. Asking “Are you a…
  • These Professors Read Mean Tweets About Themselves… Their Reactions Are Priceless!

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

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    Heather Huhman
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    August is right around the corner. Summer is almost over... and, by definition, so is your summer internship. So now is a good time to think about the final weeks of your summer gig, and perhaps the last chance you'll have to tie up loose ends, communicate with colleagues and make yourself stand out to your supervisor...   
  • Q&A: UO psychology professor Michael Posner discusses award-filled career

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    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Michael Posner, 77, is the professor emeritus for psychology at the University of Oregon. He has done extensive research on cognitive science, mainly in the area of attention, and has received multiple honors as a result of his findings. Last week, Posner was named a corresponding fellow by the British Academy. He sat down with The Emerald to discuss this honor and several past awards, as well as his use of technology in his professional and personal life. Note: The following Q&A has been edited for accuracy and brevity. You were named one of the 15 corresponding fellows from…
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  • Q&A: UO psychology professor Michael Posner discusses award-filled career

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Michael Posner, 77, is the professor emeritus for psychology at the University of Oregon. He has done extensive research on cognitive science, mainly in the area of attention, and has received multiple honors as a result of his findings. Last week, Posner was named a corresponding fellow by the British Academy. He sat down with The Emerald to discuss this honor and several past awards, as well as his use of technology in his professional and personal life. Note: The following Q&A has been edited for accuracy and brevity. You were named one of the 15 corresponding fellows from…
  • Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal leaves us with no option but to file a lawsuit against the university,” Register-Guard general counsel Wendy Baker said in the paper Tuesday. “Oregon Public Records law exists to preclude…
  • Exploring the summer sun in Rome

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Spending five weeks in the Eternal City of Rome was nothing less than an amazing experience. You definitely need more than just a few days in the city to explore Rome beyond the monuments and tourist traps. Rome is at its most beautiful in the summer, especially with the beautiful Roman sun. Here are a few pictures from my experience of doing what the Romans do this summer. var metaslider_40863 = function($) { $(‘#metaslider_40863′).nivoSlider({ boxCols:7, boxRows:5, pauseTime:6000, effect:”fade”, controlNav:1, directionNav:true, pauseOnHover:true, animSpeed:600,…
  • Bradley to begin as survivor advocate

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  • Tunesday: Modern Day Protest Songs

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Protest songs seem to be a thing of the past, one tied up mainly in the Vietnam War and The Civil Rights Movement. However, with the chaos that constantly infiltrates the world, they remain just as prevalent, though they now come in a different form. High-profile musicians replace guitars and open-air performances with politically dissident lyrics woven into their studio-produced albums. With the bombings of Gaza, the rise of school shootings and civilian planes falling from the sky, it seems that Human Rights are being violated more everyday, and it is now the ideal time to revisit the idea…
 
 
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  • 8 Things to Do or Learn Before Freshman Year

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

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

    Justin Christian
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Go to class, do your homework and have fun… but not too much fun. This is what my parents told me when I went off to college. I’m now finishing my last year of school and realize that those three things are not enough. Here are five vital tips you need to know that will help you land a great job after graduation. 1. You Will Change Majors or At Least Half of You Will  Engineering, Biology, Political Science, Business, Communications and Journalism. This is just a short list of my majors over the course of my four years in college. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to do…
  • 7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

    Geoffrey Koester
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:33 am
    I could easily argue that I’ve learned more at school-related conferences than I have learned in the traditional classroom in these first two years of my college career. I’ve been to several, relating to my involvement in student leadership, and I have plans to go to several more before I graduate.  I’m sure some of you have been to some sort of conference, but many of you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. Well, here’s what I’ve learned from going to all these conferences and why you should go to at least one while you’re in college. There’s a Conference for…
  • How to Use the Procrastination Equation to Troubleshoot Motivation

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

    Josh Jones
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    For all its many flaws the original Star Wars trilogy never strayed too far afield because of the deep well of gravitas in James Earl Jones’ voice. The ominous breathing, the echo effect, and that arresting baritone—no amount of dancing Ewoks could take away from his vocal performance. And though Jones’ expressive face has also carried many a film, his unmistakable voice can give even the silliest of material the weight of an oil tanker’s anchor. So then imagine the effect when Jones reads from already weighty literature by Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman? “Chills” only begins to…
  • Fritz Lang’s Metropolis Restored with a Soundtrack Featuring Freddie Mercury, Adam Ant & Pat Benatar

    Jonathan Crow
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    At the 1984 Cannes Film Festival, disco trailblazer and Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder unveiled a restored version of Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent epic Metropolis — the first time that the groundbreaking movie had been restored since it premiered. Though Moroder labored for years with some of the leading archivists in the world to create the most complete version of the film to date, his adaptation also streamlined the movie’s storyline, added sound effects, colorized the movie’s monochrome picture and, most controversially, added a synth pop soundtrack featuring music by Pat…
  • Experience James Joyce’s Ulysses in Virtual Reality, Using the Oculus Rift Headset

    Dan Colman
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    If, like Virginia Woolf, you could never read James Joyce’s Ulysses from start to finish, then here’s another way to experience the modernist classic. Virtually rather than textually. According to The Creator’s Project, “an Irish filmmaker named Eoghan Kidney is designing a virtual reality video game that uses an Oculus Rift headset to put the player in the shoes of Stephen Dedalus as he meanders through Dublin on June 16th, 1904.”  On his Fundit page and in the video above, Mr. Kidney (not to be confused with Leopold Bloom’s burnt kidney…
  • Watch World War I Unfold in a 6 Minute Time-Lapse Film: Every Day From 1914 to 1918

    Dan Colman
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    World War I began 100 years ago, on 28 July 1914. The initial trigger, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, produced something of a “domino effect,” where European powers, bound by pre-existing international alliances, chose sides and fell rather obviously into a catastrophic war. It started as a European war, pitting Allied powers against Central powers. But, soon enough, it became international, involving a long list of countries from Africa, North and South America, Asia, and Australasia. The trench warfare that became such an important part of World War…
  • Richard Nixon’s Tips For Getting Pandas to Have Sex, Caught on Newly-Revealed Audio Tape (1972)

    Josh Jones
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
      http://nixontapes.org/19720313-1116_Pandas.mp3 Have you heard? Richard Nixon is back in the news. For one thing, John Dean, former Nixon legal counsel, has been making the rounds, promoting his third Watergate book The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Just this morning on NPR’s Diane Rehm show, Dean discussed the surprising new evidence that’s come to light in thousands of hours of tape-recorded conversations, all of which Dean has personally surveyed. This month will also see the release of Douglas Brinkley and Luke A. Nichter’s The Nixon Tapes 1971-1972. Nixon…
 
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    UWire

  • Q&A: UO psychology professor Michael Posner discusses award-filled career

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Michael Posner, 77, is the professor emeritus for psychology at the University of Oregon. He has done extensive research on cognitive science, mainly in the area of attention, and has received multiple honors as a result of his findings. Last week, Posner was named a corresponding fellow by the British Academy. He sat down with The Emerald to discuss this honor and several past awards, as well as his use of technology in his professional and personal life. Note: The following Q&A has been edited for accuracy and brevity. You were named one of the 15 corresponding fellows from…
  • Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal leaves us with no option but to file a lawsuit against the university,” Register-Guard general counsel Wendy Baker said in the paper Tuesday. “Oregon Public Records law exists to preclude…
  • Exploring the summer sun in Rome

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Spending five weeks in the Eternal City of Rome was nothing less than an amazing experience. You definitely need more than just a few days in the city to explore Rome beyond the monuments and tourist traps. Rome is at its most beautiful in the summer, especially with the beautiful Roman sun. Here are a few pictures from my experience of doing what the Romans do this summer. var metaslider_40863 = function($) { $(‘#metaslider_40863′).nivoSlider({ boxCols:7, boxRows:5, pauseTime:6000, effect:”fade”, controlNav:1, directionNav:true, pauseOnHover:true, animSpeed:600,…
  • Bradley to begin as survivor advocate

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
  • Tunesday: Modern Day Protest Songs

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Protest songs seem to be a thing of the past, one tied up mainly in the Vietnam War and The Civil Rights Movement. However, with the chaos that constantly infiltrates the world, they remain just as prevalent, though they now come in a different form. High-profile musicians replace guitars and open-air performances with politically dissident lyrics woven into their studio-produced albums. With the bombings of Gaza, the rise of school shootings and civilian planes falling from the sky, it seems that Human Rights are being violated more everyday, and it is now the ideal time to revisit the idea…
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  • Don’t Pursue Promotions: Contrarian Career Advice from Ancient Sources of Wisdom

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

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

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

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

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

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Michael Posner, 77, is the professor emeritus for psychology at the University of Oregon. He has done extensive research on cognitive science, mainly in the area of attention, and has received multiple honors as a result of his findings. Last week, Posner was named a corresponding fellow by the British Academy. He sat down with The Emerald to discuss this honor and several past awards, as well as his use of technology in his professional and personal life. Note: The following Q&A has been edited for accuracy and brevity. You were named one of the 15 corresponding fellows from…
  • Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal leaves us with no option but to file a lawsuit against the university,” Register-Guard general counsel Wendy Baker said in the paper Tuesday. “Oregon Public Records law exists to preclude…
  • Exploring the summer sun in Rome

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Spending five weeks in the Eternal City of Rome was nothing less than an amazing experience. You definitely need more than just a few days in the city to explore Rome beyond the monuments and tourist traps. Rome is at its most beautiful in the summer, especially with the beautiful Roman sun. Here are a few pictures from my experience of doing what the Romans do this summer. var metaslider_40863 = function($) { $(‘#metaslider_40863′).nivoSlider({ boxCols:7, boxRows:5, pauseTime:6000, effect:”fade”, controlNav:1, directionNav:true, pauseOnHover:true, animSpeed:600,…
  • Bradley to begin as survivor advocate

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
  • Tunesday: Modern Day Protest Songs

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Protest songs seem to be a thing of the past, one tied up mainly in the Vietnam War and The Civil Rights Movement. However, with the chaos that constantly infiltrates the world, they remain just as prevalent, though they now come in a different form. High-profile musicians replace guitars and open-air performances with politically dissident lyrics woven into their studio-produced albums. With the bombings of Gaza, the rise of school shootings and civilian planes falling from the sky, it seems that Human Rights are being violated more everyday, and it is now the ideal time to revisit the idea…
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  • Q&A: UO psychology professor Michael Posner discusses award-filled career

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Michael Posner, 77, is the professor emeritus for psychology at the University of Oregon. He has done extensive research on cognitive science, mainly in the area of attention, and has received multiple honors as a result of his findings. Last week, Posner was named a corresponding fellow by the British Academy. He sat down with The Emerald to discuss this honor and several past awards, as well as his use of technology in his professional and personal life. Note: The following Q&A has been edited for accuracy and brevity. You were named one of the 15 corresponding fellows from…
  • Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal leaves us with no option but to file a lawsuit against the university,” Register-Guard general counsel Wendy Baker said in the paper Tuesday. “Oregon Public Records law exists to preclude…
  • Exploring the summer sun in Rome

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Spending five weeks in the Eternal City of Rome was nothing less than an amazing experience. You definitely need more than just a few days in the city to explore Rome beyond the monuments and tourist traps. Rome is at its most beautiful in the summer, especially with the beautiful Roman sun. Here are a few pictures from my experience of doing what the Romans do this summer. var metaslider_40863 = function($) { $(‘#metaslider_40863′).nivoSlider({ boxCols:7, boxRows:5, pauseTime:6000, effect:”fade”, controlNav:1, directionNav:true, pauseOnHover:true, animSpeed:600,…
  • Bradley to begin as survivor advocate

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
  • Tunesday: Modern Day Protest Songs

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Protest songs seem to be a thing of the past, one tied up mainly in the Vietnam War and The Civil Rights Movement. However, with the chaos that constantly infiltrates the world, they remain just as prevalent, though they now come in a different form. High-profile musicians replace guitars and open-air performances with politically dissident lyrics woven into their studio-produced albums. With the bombings of Gaza, the rise of school shootings and civilian planes falling from the sky, it seems that Human Rights are being violated more everyday, and it is now the ideal time to revisit the idea…
 
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  • Q&A: UO psychology professor Michael Posner discusses award-filled career

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Michael Posner, 77, is the professor emeritus for psychology at the University of Oregon. He has done extensive research on cognitive science, mainly in the area of attention, and has received multiple honors as a result of his findings. Last week, Posner was named a corresponding fellow by the British Academy. He sat down with The Emerald to discuss this honor and several past awards, as well as his use of technology in his professional and personal life. Note: The following Q&A has been edited for accuracy and brevity. You were named one of the 15 corresponding fellows from…
  • Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

    Victor Flores
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal leaves us with no option but to file a lawsuit against the university,” Register-Guard general counsel Wendy Baker said in the paper Tuesday. “Oregon Public Records law exists to preclude…
  • Exploring the summer sun in Rome

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
    Spending five weeks in the Eternal City of Rome was nothing less than an amazing experience. You definitely need more than just a few days in the city to explore Rome beyond the monuments and tourist traps. Rome is at its most beautiful in the summer, especially with the beautiful Roman sun. Here are a few pictures from my experience of doing what the Romans do this summer. var metaslider_40863 = function($) { $(‘#metaslider_40863′).nivoSlider({ boxCols:7, boxRows:5, pauseTime:6000, effect:”fade”, controlNav:1, directionNav:true, pauseOnHover:true, animSpeed:600,…
  • Bradley to begin as survivor advocate

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    29 Jul 2014 | 11:23 am
  • Tunesday: Modern Day Protest Songs

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Protest songs seem to be a thing of the past, one tied up mainly in the Vietnam War and The Civil Rights Movement. However, with the chaos that constantly infiltrates the world, they remain just as prevalent, though they now come in a different form. High-profile musicians replace guitars and open-air performances with politically dissident lyrics woven into their studio-produced albums. With the bombings of Gaza, the rise of school shootings and civilian planes falling from the sky, it seems that Human Rights are being violated more everyday, and it is now the ideal time to revisit the idea…
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    BS/MD Admissions by College Admissions Counseling

  • I Don’t Care About your A+ Grade

    Todd Johnson
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    I don’t care that you got an A+ grade in one of your classes. Don’t misunderstand me. I think it great that you did really well in one of your classes. You should be proud of yourself. But in the world of college admissions, there is no such thing as an A+. The highest grade available on a 4.0 scale is an A. Not an A+. Why? Because an A grade says you did as well as you possibly could. You can’t do any better.  That is why the vast majority of high schools in this country do not give any grade higher than an A. Sure, colleges will see that your transcript says that you…
  • Average GPA’s for Admissions to California Colleges

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

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

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

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

  • 99th Annual ASALH Convention - Volunteers Needed!

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:05 pm
    99th Annual ASALH Convention September 24-28, 2014: Memphis, Tennessee  Volunteers Needed! Help us share Memphis hospitality and history with more than 1,000 scholars, educators, community members, students, researchers and active citizens from around the world who will participate in more than 170 fascinating presentations and informative dialogues about
  • Kulture Teach Theatre and Writing Workshops for Youth - Apply Now!

    8 Jun 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Kulture Teach Theatre and Writing Workshops for Youth: Kulture Teach Theatre and Writing Workshops for Youth is exclusively designed to educate African American youth (ages 14-17) about African American theatre while teaching them how to create and perform a monologue. Through Kulture Teach, it will greatly enhance creative writing, performance, and professional development.  With an online
  • Project Aerospace Summer Program Registration -- Deadline:Various end dates

    21 May 2014 | 2:03 pm
    OBAP / MEMPHIS TAI SUMMER ACE ACADEMY ACE Academy is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and aviation careers to middle and high school students. The goal is to provide an opportunity that will provide insight and a hands on experience for students to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in
  • The 9/10 Movement: Maximizing Student Potential - Deadline to Apply: Friday, May 23, 2014

    21 May 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Module I: Enhancing the Foundation for Success - Boot Camp (July 7-30, 2014) Memphis Challenge© 2014 - All Rights Reserved The goal of the 9/10 program will be to expose students to the skills and knowledge needed to perform at a high level of academic and community leadership. The Memphis Challenge, Inc. proposes the development of a two-year pilot to create an
  • UT Knoxville Score -- Memphis Office -- Deadline: May 1, 2014

    21 May 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Set your goals! Learn about college! Explore your future! Be a part of SCORE - UT’s new program for rising high school juniors! UT SCORE are four week-long summer events for rising high school juniors from Memphis area Schools.  This program is designed to educate students about the college application process, college success, and introduce them to the skills it takes to be successful in
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  • Refreshed 2015 Toyota Yaris Debuts

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    A bold new look with a distinct European flavor.  A new, quieter interior crafted from improved materials. And a new attitude. The redesigned 2015 Toyota Yaris checks all of the boxes for small-car shoppers. And then it adds and checks two more boxes for fun and value. In 3-door or 5-door liftback models, the 2015 Yaris makes every day driving less every day. The 2015 Yaris, like the previous-generations, comes in 3-door and 5-door liftback configurations, but the style is all-new. The new Yaris combines an energetic shape with a more comfortable cabin. The 2015 Yaris…
  • Tips for Reducing the Cost of Keeping Heavy Goods Vehicles on the Road

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Keeping a heavy goods vehicle or lorry on the road can be costly. There is the cost of insurance for the vehicle and driver, as well as fuel and any maintenance that is required. Fortunately there are a few ways in which you can keep costs down, and this includes a way to help your company reduce fuel consumption.   It is essential that any business looks for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, as this is where a lot of the major damage is being done to the environment.   This is particularly true of businesses vehicles that cover tens of thousands of miles per year, due to the…
  • Your Road to Recovery After a Car Accident Injury

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

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

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

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

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

    Justin Christian
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Go to class, do your homework and have fun… but not too much fun. This is what my parents told me when I went off to college. I’m now finishing my last year of school and realize that those three things are not enough. Here are five vital tips you need to know that will help you land a great job after graduation. 1. You Will Change Majors or At Least Half of You Will  Engineering, Biology, Political Science, Business, Communications and Journalism. This is just a short list of my majors over the course of my four years in college. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you want to do…
  • 7 Important Things I Learned By Attending Conferences

    Geoffrey Koester
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:33 am
    I could easily argue that I’ve learned more at school-related conferences than I have learned in the traditional classroom in these first two years of my college career. I’ve been to several, relating to my involvement in student leadership, and I have plans to go to several more before I graduate.  I’m sure some of you have been to some sort of conference, but many of you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. Well, here’s what I’ve learned from going to all these conferences and why you should go to at least one while you’re in college. There’s a Conference for…
  • How to Use the Procrastination Equation to Troubleshoot Motivation

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

  • Google Analytics Presentation at WhippleHill Conference

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

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

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

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

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

    Eleanor Pierce
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    When I was a kid, I had a pretty clear vision of the future. And all of my ideas about what the future would hold came directly from television and movies. Perhaps I wasn’t a terribly imaginative child … but I digress. I figured we’d all have flying cars, a la the Jetsons, by the time I was grown. And I figured kids of the future would ride hover boards instead of boring old skateboards. TV and movies also gave me the impression that we’d all have a lot more robots in our lives. I, personally, was looking forward to fewer chores thanks to my own Rosie. While I haven’t heard much in…
  • Need a FeedBlitz API Key? Permission Granted

    Phil Hollows
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    FeedBlitz API key generation has now been made automatic; the prior manual approval process has been eliminated. Meaning: You can use our API keys in third party integrations without delay. Implication: More uses for FeedBlitz’s APIs are coming soon. Access: Log in to your FeedBlitz account, it’s under My Account | API Keys in the left sidebar. Restrictions: None beyond the requirement that you must be a premium FeedBlitz publisher. By the way: If your current API key appplication was still pending under the prior policies, simply cancel it and then generate a new key.
  • How LinkedIn Works for Your Brand

    Serhat Pala
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:47 am
    By Serhat Pala Most of us begin our days by checking for messages on Twitter, Facebook or Snapchat. Then we end our days posting updates and catching up with friends and family on Facebook and the other social media networks. Over 54 percent of Americans use social media on a daily basis. Some users check their accounts more than 10 times per day, according to data from Deloitte. But social media is not just Facebook. While Facebook still rules the roost, social media comes in all shapes and sizes: From photo and video sharing sites to social bookmarking to instant messaging to social…
  • FeedBlitz: Rewind the Week – App Edition

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

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

  • LSAT PrepTest 72 Explanations Available for Instant PDF Download

    Steve Schwartz
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Complete explanations for all 4 sections of LSAT PrepTest 72 (June 2014 LSAT) are now available for instant PDF download. Both Logical Reasoning sections, the Logic Games section, and the Reading Comprehension section have been fully explained. One of the most common requests I get from my students and blog readers is for explanations of particular LSAT questions. Although I'll explain
  • LSAT Blog Interview: The LSAT Mindset

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

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

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

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

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Baseball fans baffled by jersey typoKDVRThe Colorado Rockies gave away 15,000 jerseys at a game -- but they weren't exactly what fans were expecting.Error that angered someMore to watchApple scammed with simple trickMan suing pizzeria he robbed
  • Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in court

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Man accused of kidnapping teen appears in courtAPA New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping Abigail Hernandez and holding her for nine months appeared before a judge Tuesday. The only 5 words he uttered More news112 cats removed from home'Karate clerk' stops mugging
  • Franklin spills a major secret about her tour

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Franklin spills a major secret about her tourGettyThe 'Queen of Soul' recently explained why she's so excited about her new tour -- and it has nothing to do with singing.Why she can't wait to head to OhioMore news Hilary Duff's new videoAriana Grande's collaboration
  • Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachment

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Boehner makes controversial comment about impeachmentGetty Boehner blasted officials Tuesday over impeachment speculation. Who he blames for spurring talksMore newsTuberculosis patient arrestedMan cleared in killings seeks $8M
  • Flying object impedes firefighting effort

    29 Jul 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Flying object impedes firefighting effortAPFirefighters in Northern California were forced to take action to avoid a mid-air collision while battling a blaze. What they sent police to investigateMore news Ramsay's surprise guest Big Papi called out on antics
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    Get Into College Blog

  • How NOT to Write a College Essay

    Steve Schwartz
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here are some of the most common mistakes students make, and why you should avoid them: Repeat info covered in another part of the application. Students often repeat themselves in the college essay "just to be safe." However, admissions officers have already read, or will read, the rest of your application. Reading the same thing twice is boring. Trust them to do their job and read the
  • College Interview | Tips to Prepare for Questions They Ask

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

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

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

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

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Ever think about what your future boss really wants to hear during the job interview? What can you say in that 45 minutes that greatly increases your chances of receiving a job offer? I recently heard some great advice that lined up with my previous experience as a human resources manager, so I'm sharing...   
  • The 5 Biggest Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Social Media

    Lisa Rangel
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    More than ever, hiring managers and recruiters are using social media to find and pre-screen candidates – and they’re not just using LinkedIn. So for job seekers, it is important to avoid some of these major social media mistakes...   
  • Recruiters Reveal: 5 Ways to Stay Relevant on LinkedIn

    Will Thomson
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    As a recruiter and sourcer always looking for talent, I use LinkedIn on a daily (even hourly) basis. That probably comes as no surprise to active job seekers, most of whom understood that recruiters use LinkedIn as a modern day resume database. Here's what may come as a surprise to you: LinkedIn doesn't tell a recruiter who is an active job seeker (those looking for work now) and a passive job seeker (those not searching for work, but willing to explore other opportunities)...   
  • 7 Ways To Make Sure Your Summer Internship Ends Well

    Heather Huhman
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    August is right around the corner. Summer is almost over... and, by definition, so is your summer internship. So now is a good time to think about the final weeks of your summer gig, and perhaps the last chance you'll have to tie up loose ends, communicate with colleagues and make yourself stand out to your supervisor...   
  • The Real Skills Gap: How Prepared Are We for Today’s Workforce?

    YouTern
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    As shown in this compelling infographic, Internships.com and General Assembly have new data for those graduates entering the workforce; specifically, the skills employers are demanding as they hand-pick the best of available new talent. After reviewing the data, the question must be asked: Should colleges & universities be doing more to prepare their students for today's workforce?   
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  • Affordable Tech Gadgets for College Students

    Doug Schantz
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    These days, back-to-school sales are more likely to feature discounted tablets than discounted No. 2 pencils. That’s good considering that high school and college students in particular will probably fill their brand new backpacks with more gadgets and fewer books. It adds up and can even become a real budget buster when different professors have different technology requirements. From their point of view it makes sense. According to one Pew Research Center survey, a majority of teachers think that tech in the classroom and at home can make students better researchers and more…
  • 5 Grad School Survival Tips for Full-Time Workers

    Doug Schantz
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    An advanced degree can increase your earning power and help you get ahead in your field by leaps and bounds. But in today’s economy, many full-time workers can’t afford to take time off to earn an advanced degree — even though it might be necessary for their career advancement. It might be challenging to find time to work and get a graduate degree, not to mention family and personal time, but it’s possible. You just need to choose the right program, plan carefully, get your boss and family on board with the plan and make your health a priority throughout the program, so you can…
  • 5 Continuing Education Options for Engineers

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

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

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

  • Dragonfly-Level Efficiency: Quick Capture Techniques To Instantly Store Ideas

    Thomas Frank
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    David Allen – author of Getting Things Done and probably the most well-known productivity nerd alive – aptly describes the purpose of your mind: “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” | Tweet This In this case, I define the concept of an idea somewhat broadly: An idea is anything that might cause you to take action at some point in time. This means an idea could be: An actual, creative idea you come up with An article or book you find that you’d like to read A task that needs doing later An event you need to attend A person you’d like to get…
  • CIG 026: Hardcore Studying Advice From A Medical Student With Ryan Nguyen

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

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

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

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

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    Awesome Stuff for Your College Dorm Room What should you take with you to college? As you’re putting together your list of the usual items like extra-long sheets, a bedspread, shower caddy, clothes, laptop, power strip and mini-fridge, consider these additional 12 items that you may not have thought of and that you’ll find helpful all semester long. Portable laptop safe: While we’d like to believe everyone’s honest, the fact is that theft can happen on college campuses. Protect your laptop with a portable laptop safe. The safe holds laptops that are up to 15-inches in size, and can be…
  • 5 Questions to Ask on College Campus Tours

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

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

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

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:53 am
    Make the Most of Your College Freshman Orientation Attending your college’s freshman orientation is a big step toward becoming a college student. While each college does things differently during orientation, you can most likely expect to get your student ID card and university e-mail address, learn about campus policies and resources, become familiar with where things (like the dining center) are on campus, meet other new students, and even register for classes. How can you make the most of this experience? Use these four tips to maximize your college freshman orientation experience. 1.
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    29 Jul 2014 | 6:38 pm
  • 12th Annual Girls are Talking Conference

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

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

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

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

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    It can be hard being a small business entrepreneur. Hearing about “mom and pop” stores going up against “big box” retailers can make you feel like you’re always battling against giants. But being a small business can be an advantage when customers get tired of dealing with large corporations, and start looking for something new. Here are five ways you can build a competitive advantage for your small business: 1. Celebrate your size: Don’t be ashamed that you are “only” a small business. Stress in your marketing and social media that you can get to know customers better and…
  • The Discover Challenge: 5 Ways to Enhance Your Summer

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

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

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

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

  • Part 4 – Planning On-Campus Visit Arrangements

    acaine
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Planning, Organizing & Scheduling On-Campus Arrangements Planning on-campus visit arrangements for your trip will be vital to keeping things on an even keel and keeping stress at bay. Remember that many other parents and students will also be attending college tours at the same time, so it is important to get your itinerary set as soon as possible. Setting Up Appointments You will set up appointments with academic advisors, financial aid counselors, department chairs, athletic coaches and others, according to the goals that your child has set and the ‘musts’ that he or she has already…
  • Part 3 – Determining Your Travel Route

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

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

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

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

  • As sexual assault offices move into Lerner, students worry about space crunch

    news
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Student groups and councils are looking for new meeting space after boardrooms on the fifth floor of Lerner Hall were repurposed into health offices this summer. Go Ask Alice! offices began to move into the fifth floor boardrooms at the beginning of the summer to accommodate the Sexual Violence Response’s additional location and new 24-hour on-call service, which will take over Alice!’s former space on the seventh floor once renovations are completed in August. But the move has eliminated boardrooms—common meeting spaces for many groups on campus—that students had already reserved for…
  • Anton Corbijn discusses ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ Philip Seymour Hoffman

    arts
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    The work of British espionage writer John le Carré has proved to be easily adaptable throughout the years, serving as source material for hits such as “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Constant Gardener.” The latest le Carré novel to hit theaters is “A Most Wanted Man,” which is also the last film Philip Seymour Hoffman completed before his death in February.   The film’s director, Anton Corbijn, brings us well-intentioned characters who fight terrorism, only to encounter entangled dreams and their troubled pasts. Among them is Hoffman’s Günther Bachmann, a…
  • Responding to faculty pressure, Bollinger establishes Faculty of Arts and Sciences fundraising campaign

    news
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Updated, 7/24, 7:07 p.m. A new fundraising campaign is in the works to raise money for Columbia’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences after faculty members appealed to University President Lee Bollinger in May to address growing concerns about financial constraints. Jack Snyder, the outgoing chair of the Policy and Planning Committee and FAS Humanities Dean Sharon Marcus said that the campaign will fund initiatives determined by Arts and Sciences faculty, who urged Bollinger at a faculty meeting in May—and later in a letter—to take action on long-standing budget concerns within Arts and…
  • Law professor appointed special advisor to Bollinger on sexual assault

    news
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Updated, 7/24, 5:51 p.m. Law professor Suzanne Goldberg will serve as a special advisor to University President Lee Bollinger on sexual assault prevention and response, Bollinger announced in an email on Thursday. Goldberg, who currently serves as the director of the Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, will help organize and determine the structure for the office of the Executive Vice President for Student Affairs—a position Bollinger created in the spring to serve as a point person for students on sexual assault and other University…
  • Five Lamps Tavern closes temporarily

    arts
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Five Lamps Tavern, a restaurant and beer garden on the corner of 106th Street and Broadway, is temporarily closed. A sign from the restaurant’s management on the door said that it would “reopen very soon.” A woman who identified herself as Pauline Bright answered the restaurant’s phone Tuesday night and said that Five Lamps would reopen “tomorrow afternoon, if not Friday.” {sidebar} According to Bright—who hung up when asked how she is affiliated with Five Lamps—it is temporarily closed because “we have pipes that leak in the back and so they have to be fixed.” Though the…
 
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    The Daily Egyptian

  • SIU begins search for new provost

    Tyler Dixon
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Provost John Nicklow has been reassigned to administrative duties, according to an email obtained by the Daily Egyptian. Nicklow will be assigned within the College of Engineering and an interim provost will be appointed at the Sept. 11 Board of Trustees meeting. Interim Chancellor Paul Sarvela said in a press release Nicklow will teach and conduct research. Nicklow came to SIU in 1998 and was named provost in May 2011. Prior to serving as provost, he was Associate Dean of the College of Engineering.
  • No Love lost for conference rivals

    jrobinson
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    There have been many different speculations about what team will land NBA All-Star forward Kevin Love. The most recent trade proposal came from the Chicago Bulls, who have offered forwards Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic in exchange for Love. Even though the Bulls have the most recent offer, the more enticing offer was from the Cleveland Cavaliers, who continue to make headlines after they signed superstar forward Lebron James. The Cavaliers proposed a trade that included two Canadian No.1 overall draft picks in Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins as well as a future first-round…
  • Rose Hotel home to more than just guests

    Branda Mitchell
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:28 pm
    The Rose Hotel gazebo looks out onto the Ohio River, where Illinois and Kentucky meet. The structure was built in 1882 by the original architect James McFarlands son, James Junior after additionall renovations to the property were completed in the years prior. The gazebo is free for the public to visit and can also be rented to hold events, such as weddings.BRANDA MITCHELL · DAILY EGYPTIAN In a quaint village along the Ohio River, the Rose Hotel does not stand out of the background, until the graves in the backyard come into view. Prior to being closed in 1967, the hotel had been the longest…
  • SIU McNair scholars dedicate their summer to research

    Storey Mayer
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Most college students use their summer break to kick back and relax, but there are 14 students at SIU who have used their break quite differently. The students are a part of the McNair Scholars Program and have devoted nearly 320 hours of their summer to research. Karen Renzaglia, director of the McNair Scholars Program and a professor in plant biology, said the mission of the program is to give students the chance to explore research that normally would not have the opportunity. “The program targets underrepresented minorities in graduate school and low-income, first-generation…
  • West Nile mosquitoes in Jackson County

    Marissa Novel
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Routine mosquito testing found mosquitoes positive for the West Nile virus south of Carbondale in Jackson County but no human cases have been reported. The mosquitos were collected Friday. A dead crow found in the same area also tested positive for the virus earlier this month according to a press release from the Jackson County Health Department. Burt Hagston, environmental health director for Jackson County, said mosquitoes from the area are collected and tested weekly starting in April through October. “Typically we see our first batch of mosquitoes positive for the virus in Jackson…
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    NextStepU

  • Tuesday Tour Day — University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

    Laura Sestito
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Today we’re focusing on University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, based in Bradford, Pa. Pitt-Bradford is for students who want to earn a world-renowned degree in a personalized, supportive, and friendly environment. Students can choose from more than 40 majors and 50 minors, concentrations and programs, many of which offer unique opportunities for study both in the classroom and beyond. Classes are small, giving students the opportunity to world closely with professors and seek one-on-one guidance. Pitt-Bradford also offers world-class internships and research opportunities to students, taking…
  • Meet Our Friend Monday — Hannah Morgan of CareerSherpa.net

    Laura Sestito
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    For all of you recent grads or soon-to-be grads, you know that today’s career landscape is highly intimidating. How do you navigate a job search with ease, and ultimately success? We talked with our friend Hannah Morgan, founder and CEO of CareerSherpa.net to get some tips on making the task a little bit easier. NextStepU: Tell me a little bit about yourself and your career. Hannah Morgan: I’ve dedicated my career to finding diverse ways of helping job seekers. I used to work in Human Resources, and eventually ended up working for a national outplacement firm. At that job, I trained job…
  • Freebie Friday — Studio C

    nextstepu
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Time to think about going back to school! For those of you still in high school, we know you’ll do amazing things this year. If you are on your way to college, this will be the experience of a lifetime. Most importantly, no matter where you are headed in the fall, you’ll need to be prepared. We’ve joined up with Studio C this week to share with you two great bags perfect for high school or college. The Hot to Trot Micro Tote is the perfect combination of black and white with coral on the inside. Stylishly protects your tablet and tote your valuables with this collection…
  • Prepping for college move-in day

    nextstepu
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    To all the recent high school graduates who are college bound, congratulations! You’ve worked hard, and now you get to reap the benefits. By now, you’ve chosen a school and you’ve got move-in day on your calendar. What’s next? Aside from enjoying your summer, there are a few things you should be thinking about to prep for the fall. • Learn the layout of your dorm room. If you’re living on campus, you should be getting your housing assignment relatively soon. Get to know where you’ll be living! Before I moved in to my dorm room at Syracuse University, I took a trip to campus and…
  • Colorful college dorm ideas

    nextstepu
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Studio C Senior Designer, Liz Diller shares some tips and her favorite color combinations for 2014 college dorm room decorating: “Your dorm room will be your home away from home, so make it comfy – make it special – but most of all, make it express who you are! Color and design play a big part in our lives, and it’s important to love the space you will be living in for the next nine months!  Take time to think about what vibe you want in your new space. I don’t think you want to spend all-nighters cramming in the beige walled library – and I’m pretty sure you…
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  • 4th World Conference on Research Integrity: Call for Proposals

    jsimpson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The conference theme is Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research.  The call for proposals outlines two categories: research papers on research integrity, and reports or analyses of related issues.  For more information, visit the conference website.
  • 4th World Conference on Research Integrity: Call for Proposals

    jsimpson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The conference theme is Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research.  The call for proposals outlines two categories: research papers on research integrity, and reports or analyses of related issues.  For more information, visit the conference website.
  • 4th World Conference on Research Integrity: Call for Proposals

    jsimpson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The conference theme is Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research.  The call for proposals outlines two categories: research papers on research integrity, and reports or analyses of related issues.  For more information, visit the conference website.
  • 4th World Conference on Research Integrity: Call for Proposals

    jsimpson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The conference theme is Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research.  The call for proposals outlines two categories: research papers on research integrity, and reports or analyses of related issues.  For more information, visit the conference website.
  • 4th World Conference on Research Integrity: Call for Proposals

    jsimpson
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    The 4th World Conference on Research Integrity will be held May 31 – June 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The conference theme is Research Rewards and Integrity: Improving Systems to Promote Responsible Research.  The call for proposals outlines two categories: research papers on research integrity, and reports or analyses of related issues.  For more information, visit the conference website.
 
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    CollegeFocus

  • Summer Tasks to Prepare for the Fall

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

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

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  • College Scholarships; The Weird, the Wacky, the Wonderful

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

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

    Tara Strong
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Deciding to be the FIRST I am a low-income, first-generation college student. My decision to attend college was calculated and tiring. I always believed that I was destined to make a difference. I grew up in a great town, but thirsted for richer experiences and big opportunities. I believed—and still believe—that college has the potential to elevate people into greater opportunity. So I declared that I would be the FIRST to complete college in my family, despite the vast opposing voices I encountered along the way. The journey to college was not easy. I navigated the FAFSA…
  • Let’s Talk Scholarships: Application Tips from Fastweb’s Editor

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

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

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

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

  • How Much Does a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Make?

    Centura College
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    How Much Does a Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Make? The rapidly aging American population has created a crisis in the health services and insurance industries. There are far more patients than there are doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, so the Federal government has been forced to step in to create incentives to attract more people into these industries. While you need at least a college degree to qualify for most jobs in the industry, office support roles, like medical billing and coding specialists are growing at a rate of over 20% a year, with no end in sight. What…
  • How Much Does a Dental Assistant Make?

    Centura College
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    How Much Does a Dental Assistant Make? You may have grown tired of your hourly retail job. You may have thought that flipping burgers at the amusement park was something that could have lasted forever. However the time comes when you have to look at your career choices and see what is and what is not working. One of the careers many people are misinformed about is a dental assistant. Dental assistants are always going to be in demand and the starting wages for a dental assistant can be pretty tempting. Let’s look at the question and see just how much a dental assistant makes. Dental…
  • Massage Therapy Employment Opportunities – 10 Quick Tips

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

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

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

  • How to Choose a Target SAT or ACT Score

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Finding time to complete your schoolwork on top of studying for the SAT and ACT is difficult. Having a goal in mind over the course of your test-prep journey will help you stay focused and motivated. Since this score is meant to be a source of motivation it should be realistic and attainable. It should not be chosen arbitrarily. Here are some questions to consider when making this decision.  How did you do on practice tests? Practice tests, the PLAN or the PSAT are great resources to use when trying to choose a target score. According to a 2007 study by the CollegeBoard, on average…
  • 5 Things you can learn from your SAT Score

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

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

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

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

  • 21 Rookie Mistakes Freshmen Make In College

    Christina Lopez
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Freshmen everywhere are always trying to adapt to the new chapter in their lives, known as college. Check out 21 of the most common mistakes freshmen make in college. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! 1. Proudly wearing your lanyard and ID all over campus. 2. Attending every meeting possible during orientation week. 3. Enrolling in an 8 a.m. course on Mondays. 4. And evening courses on Fridays. 5. Struttin’ around in your high school letterman jacket. 6. Sitting in the front row on the first day of class. 7. Thinking an upperclassman will wait for you. 8. Asking “Are you a…
  • 28 Things You Have To Do With Your Backyard This Summer

    Christina Lopez
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    Your backyard has so much potential. Sure, you can put in some patio furniture and call it a day, but you’re so much cooler than that. Here are 28 things to make your backyard as awesome as you are. 1. House a gnome sanctuary 2. Build a halfpipe 3. Buy a trampoline 4. Install an archery range 5. Grow a botanical garden 6. Build a fire pit 7. Build a treehouse 8. Start a yoga studio 9. Host a 3-day music festival 10. Turn your backyard into a muffler shop 11. Build a Native American sweat lodge 12. Install a Koi Pond 13. Build a wood-fired pizza oven 14. Build a slip n’ slide 15. Setup an…
  • The 8 Stages of Grief While Studying for the MCAT

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

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

    Christina Lopez
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
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  • Israel and Palestine: There Will Never Be Peace

    collectivistduck
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    In response to a lot of posts and messages around the internet of Arab or Israeli solidarity… I have to just say it: there will never be peace between Israel and Palestine. The conflict will be continuous and will never stop until the power dynamic of the region changes. Current events do not bode well for the future of this region. You have a super powerful Israel and a dirt poor Palestine. Israel is heavily subsidized by western powers and therefore will never accept any peace from a lesser armed enemy (Palestine) that doesn’t heavily favor… you guessed it: Israel. All regional…
  • The World’s Cheapest Vacation: Why Society Hates Drugs

    collectivistduck
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Drugs are an escape from reality. You don’t need to pack any bags, go to an airport, or interact with anyone. You hardly need money to do them, and by extension, you hardly have to do any productive work to receive them. All you need is $10 and an empty room, then take a small tablet, inhale a few fumes, or eat a couple grams; you’re off to space. But society doesn’t benefit from this transaction. You don’t buy any products or participate in the social world in any way. Societies hate that. Or, to put it more succinctly, collections of people hate this sort of behavior. Why? To…
  • Turn Off The Air Conditioner

    collectivistduck
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
      It’s hot right now. Really hot. A kind of muggy, humid, 85 degree hot that persists long into the night. Add to that a 4th story apartment, laced with carpet, and plopped in the middle of a concrete jungle? You have a recipe for an uncomfortable week. But, as it turns out, this is a weak sort of hardship. It’s the kind of hardship that doesn’t damage you, it steels you. It reminds you to appreciate life if the worst thing going on is some uncomfortable weather. I mean sure, I could go to a store and buy an air conditioner and turn it on. It’s not like I’m strapped for cash or…
  • What is Fascism? (Without the Spin)

    collectivistduck
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:43 pm
    Can We Stop With The B.S. Please? Fascism has become a catch phrase; a buzz word. When making a case that the government is abusing its power we easily explain it away as Fascism. When we see ultra-nationalist groups prowl the streets of Russia shouting “Russia for Russians!” we call them Fascists. Fascism has become synonymous with abusive authority, with absolute totalitarian dictatorship, with ruthless oppression, and with genocide. The truth is that today we live amongst modern day Fascists all over the globe from America, to Greece, to Russia, and onwards (to be explored in my next…
  • Why College Isn’t About Education

    collectivistduck
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:55 am
    For most of the western world, college is not about education. It has become a cultural rite of passage. Evidence of this are the astronomical amounts of money spent on college sports, campus housing, beautiful grounds, and superb marketing. College is a transition point for dependent teenagers to become independent young adults. It is used to sever the ties between the parent and the child. And it is used by society to ‘mold’ you into what it views as an ideal citizen. Society naturally constructs a set path with which you must follow and college is a missing piece of that pathway to…
 
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