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  • Are BS/MD Programs Getting More Difficult to Get Into?

    College Admissions Counseling
    Todd Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Every year it seems that getting into college is more difficult. BS/MD Programs are hard work The past few years, the number of colleges that each student applies to has increased greatly. Although there are actually fewer students applying to college in general compared to 5 years ago, the number of applications has actually increased at the most selective colleges. This has artificially made it more difficult to gain admission each year. With a number of colleges now having admit rates less than 10%, my students have been calling up asking if BS/MD programs are also getting more difficult…
  • Why You Should Study Abroad in College

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    Geoffrey Koester
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    More people regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they actually did.  While there are certainly flaws to this statement, it tends to hold true when talking about studying abroad (and a few other instances pertaining to college). I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already started planning a study abroad trip. For the rest of you, however, this post is here to convince that you should definitely do it. The biggest issue standing in the way of most students when considering studying abroad is the cost of it.  I’ll be honest: it is not cheap. But with help from…
  • Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

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    Rebecca Brewster
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Defense of Marriage Act  in 2013. The majority of those present gave arguments in favor of abolishing Measure 36. Attorneys from two different suits both spoke in favor of same-sex marriage, and representatives from the governor’s office, the attorney…
  • Upsetting the Gentility That the South Lays Claim To

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Two rancorous and still-evolving disputes involving race and sexual orientation have shaken the College of Charleston in recent months.
  • Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.
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  • Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

    Rebecca Brewster
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Defense of Marriage Act  in 2013. The majority of those present gave arguments in favor of abolishing Measure 36. Attorneys from two different suits both spoke in favor of same-sex marriage, and representatives from the governor’s office, the attorney…
  • Raw video: Don Pellum on Oregon linebackers and blitzing

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    After Wednesday’s football practice, Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum spoke to the media. He discussed his relationship with the linebackers now that he’s moved up from linebackers coach and how helpful it is to have a veteran group of players at that position. He also discussed the defense’s blitzing strategies. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415
  • Bazzaz: Here are five logical reasons why print books are better than e-books

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Growing up, I had two loves, and one of them was technology. My dad was a software engineer for 30 years, and some of my earliest childhood memories are of learning how to navigate a gigantic grey Windows 98 desktop computer. I watched my two older brothers in a constant trade of old gadgets for new ones, and I fully embraced the quality that makes technology so beautiful: constant change and innovation. But a couple of years ago, as I flicked through the pages of an e-book on a tablet device, I failed to see that beauty. Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble had taken my other love — books,…
  • Spring football game serves as showcase for Oregon backups

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Oregon’s spring football game is a chance for fans to see the Ducks play during the offseason, but it’s also a rare opportunity for some of Oregon’s players – the backups. The Ducks, of course, have utilized their backups multiple times in recent seasons due to blowout wins, but many of their appearances don’t come until the fourth quarter. In the spring game, backups have a chance to star. “The picked player of the game is always the third team tailback because that guy’s going to get a ton of reps,” head coach Mark Helfrich said after Wednesday’s practice. Helfrich was…
  • Saved By The Ja Rule

    Jack
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Ja Rule will be performing at Spring Fling on Saturday! Booking Ja was a little tricky, because he’s not always there when you call. But, not to worry, because he’s always on time. Reportedly, Diplo will fill in for Ashanti, her hips and her thighs.    
 
 
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  • How to Master the Art of Email for Your Future Career

    Geoffrey Koester
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ever have those days where your email inbox just gets out of control and all you want to do is close out of that window?  I do, we all do, and it won’t get any better when we’re out in the “real world” either. Learning how to take control of your email before it takes control of you can help you now and will make it easier on you later too.  Here are just a few simple tips on how to master your inbox. Related: Hack Tricks – Email Delete or Archive Unneeded Messages You already know you can delete the spam, but do you really need that email from your English professor saying…
  • Why You Should Study Abroad in College

    Geoffrey Koester
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    More people regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they actually did.  While there are certainly flaws to this statement, it tends to hold true when talking about studying abroad (and a few other instances pertaining to college). I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already started planning a study abroad trip. For the rest of you, however, this post is here to convince that you should definitely do it. The biggest issue standing in the way of most students when considering studying abroad is the cost of it.  I’ll be honest: it is not cheap. But with help from…
  • 5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

    Adam Rowe
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Film festivals are one of the many events familiar to colleges nation-wide. If your own college doesn’t have its own short student-led film competition, there’s usually one in the largest nearby city, and often more. Differing rules can range from certain genres to 24 and 48-hour races, but whatever the case, film contests can be a fun and edifying way to pass the time. With these tips, you’ll be able to take your first step towards Spielbergian fame. Related: 5 Things to Remember When Creating a Film on a Shoe String Budget Team Up As a writing major, I haven’t had technical…
  • How to Create Structure in College with a Calendar and To-Do List

    Tim Armstrong
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    College is undeniably one of the best experiences in a young person’s life. New friends, new freedoms, and a new start all contribute to this overwhelming beginning. With all the new doors to be opened, however, it becomes hard to stay on top of what’s important at school. I’m not simply speaking of education either. Staying fit, socializing, working, internships, extracurriculars, and classes are all equally important in order to get the most of out college. Over the past three years at Franklin Pierce University, I have developed a system to stay on top of things and keep myself…
  • 8 Great Food Hacks For Healthier Eating

    Caitlin Self
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Eating healthy doesn’t always have to be quite as time consuming as it seems. Sure, it takes a hot second to squeeze a lemon or chop fresh vegetables, but we’ve got a handful of food hacks that will help you save time and money when trying to develop better eating habits! They might not all work for you dorm-dwellers, but if you’ve got an apartment and a fridge, you’ve got no excuse for not taking advance of these great food hacks–especially if you’re studying nutrition. Frozen Citrus Juices/Ice Cubes Image: The Usual Bliss You might want to skip the Chinese takeout and…
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  • Jimi Hendrix Unplugged: Two Rare Recordings of Hendrix Playing Acoustic Guitar

    Josh Jones
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    As a young guitar player, perhaps no one inspired me as much as Jimi Hendrix, though I never dreamed I’d attain even a fraction of his skill. But what attracted me to him was his near-total lack of formality—he didn’t read music, wasn’t trained in any classical sense, played an upside-down right-handed guitar as a lefty, and fully engaged his head and heart in every note, never pausing for an instant (so it seemed) to second-guess whether it was the right one. I knew his raw emotive playing was firmly rooted in the Delta blues, but it wasn’t until later in my musical journey that I…
  • H.G. Wells Interviews Joseph Stalin in 1934; Declares “I Am More to The Left Than You, Mr. Stalin”

    Jonathan Crow
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    From the 20/20 point of view of the present, Joseph Stalin was one of the 20th century’s great monsters. He terrified the Soviet Union with campaign after campaign of political purges, he moved whole populations into Siberia and he arguably killed more people than Hitler. But it took decades for the scope of his crimes to get out, mostly because, unlike Hitler, Stalin stuck to killing his own people. In early 1930s, however, Stalin was considered by many to be the leader of the future. That period was, of course, the nadir of the Great Depression. Capitalism seemed to be coming apart at the…
  • The Getty Adds Another 77,000 Images to its Open Content Archive

    Dan Colman
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last summer we told you that the J. Paul Getty Museum launched its Open Content Program by taking 4600 high-resolution images from the Getty collections, putting them into the public domain, and making them freely available in digital format. We also made it clear — there would be more to come. Yesterday, the Getty made good on that promise, adding another 77,000 images to the Open Content archive. Of those images, 72,000 come from the Foto Arte Minore collection, a rich gallery of photographs of Italian art and architecture, taken by the photographer and scholar Max Hutzel…
  • Sylvia Plath Annotates Her Copy of The Great Gatsby

    Colin Marshall
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    The true fan of a writer desires not just that writer’s complete works, even if they all come signed and in first editions. No — the enthusiast most dedicated to their literary luminary of choice must have, in addition, the books written by that author, those owned by that author, preferably anointed with liberal quantities of revealing marginalia. In the case of such relatively recently deceased writers as David Markson, the whole of whose well-annotated personal library got donated to The Strand shortly after his passing, you can sometimes actually come to possess such treasures.
  • Stream Indie Cindy, the Pixies’ First Album in 23 Years

    Dan Colman
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:27 pm
    A quick fyi: Indie Cindy, the Pixies’ first album since 1991, will be released on April 29th. But thanks to NPR’s First Listen site, you can stream the entire LP online for free, for a limited time. Though the band might not sound the same without Kim Deal, Pixies fans will instantly recognize the “disarming beauty nestled against dissonant snarls.” Above, you can listen to the album’s title track. Here you can stream the entire album or the individual tracks – or pre-order it on iTunes or over at Amazon. Related Content: The Pixies “Acoustic…
 
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  • Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

    Rebecca Brewster
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Defense of Marriage Act  in 2013. The majority of those present gave arguments in favor of abolishing Measure 36. Attorneys from two different suits both spoke in favor of same-sex marriage, and representatives from the governor’s office, the attorney…
  • Raw video: Don Pellum on Oregon linebackers and blitzing

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    After Wednesday’s football practice, Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum spoke to the media. He discussed his relationship with the linebackers now that he’s moved up from linebackers coach and how helpful it is to have a veteran group of players at that position. He also discussed the defense’s blitzing strategies. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415
  • Bazzaz: Here are five logical reasons why print books are better than e-books

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Growing up, I had two loves, and one of them was technology. My dad was a software engineer for 30 years, and some of my earliest childhood memories are of learning how to navigate a gigantic grey Windows 98 desktop computer. I watched my two older brothers in a constant trade of old gadgets for new ones, and I fully embraced the quality that makes technology so beautiful: constant change and innovation. But a couple of years ago, as I flicked through the pages of an e-book on a tablet device, I failed to see that beauty. Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble had taken my other love — books,…
  • Spring football game serves as showcase for Oregon backups

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Oregon’s spring football game is a chance for fans to see the Ducks play during the offseason, but it’s also a rare opportunity for some of Oregon’s players – the backups. The Ducks, of course, have utilized their backups multiple times in recent seasons due to blowout wins, but many of their appearances don’t come until the fourth quarter. In the spring game, backups have a chance to star. “The picked player of the game is always the third team tailback because that guy’s going to get a ton of reps,” head coach Mark Helfrich said after Wednesday’s practice. Helfrich was…
  • Saved By The Ja Rule

    Jack
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Ja Rule will be performing at Spring Fling on Saturday! Booking Ja was a little tricky, because he’s not always there when you call. But, not to worry, because he’s always on time. Reportedly, Diplo will fill in for Ashanti, her hips and her thighs.    
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  • Richard Feynman Didn’t Win a Nobel by Responding Promptly to E-mails

    Study Hacks
    20 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    Feynman’s Faux Irresponsibility Around 38 minutes into the above interview, the late physicist Richard Feynman describes an unorthodox strategy for defending deep work: “To do real good physics work, you do need absolute solid lengths of time…it needs a lot of concentration…if you have a job administrating anything, you don’t have the time. So I have invented another myth for myself: that I’m irresponsible. I’m actively irresponsible. I tell everyone I don’t anything. If anyone asks me to be on a committee for admissions, ‘no,’ I tell them:…
  • Work Accomplished = Time Spent x Intensity

    Study Hacks
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    The Straight-A Method In the early 2000′s, I was obsessed with study habits. The obsession began with my interest in performing well at Dartmouth, then eventually evolved into a (surprisingly popular) book. Something I uncovered during this period is that high performing undergraduates, as a general rule, seem to internalize the following formula: Work Accomplished = Time Spent x Intensity This formula helps explain why some students can spend all night in the library and still struggle, while others never seem to crack a book but continually bust the curve. The time you spend…
  • Deep Habits: Using Milestones to Get Unstuck

    Study Hacks
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:54 pm
    In Search of Productive Simplicity Last week, I described a kink in my project productivity systems. I was oscillating, somewhat haphazardly, between two different strategies, tracking hours (e.g., when the work is open-ended), and pursuing milestones (when the work is known and I need to hustle). This felt too complicated, so I asked for your thoughts and you responded with over thirty suggestions. A lot of your advice seemed to fall into the category of “different work requires different tools, switch as needed.” This is probably good counsel. But it still nagged at my…
  • Deep Habits: Should You Track Hours or Milestones?

    Study Hacks
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:11 am
    Meaningful Metrics Some of you have been requesting to hear more about my own struggles to live deeply in a distracted world. In this spirit, I want discuss strategies for completing important but non-urgent projects. In my experience, there are two useful things to track with respect to this type of work: Specific milestones: for example, the number of book chapters completed or mathematical results proved. Hours spent working deeply toward milestones: for example, you can keep a tally of the hours spent writing or working without distraction on an important proof. In my own work life, I…
  • Would You Buy a Yard Tool if You Had No Idea What to Use it For? So Why Would You Sign Up For Snapchat?

    Study Hacks
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The Amazing Roto-Mill I’ve been toying with a (potentially) interesting thought experiment recently. Imagine you walk into a hardware store and a helpful clerk comes up to you holding a weird looking tool. “Here’s our latest and greatest lawn care tool,” he explains. “It’s called a roto-mill. It has a reinforced auger head that spins at 1600 RPM.” “Why do I need a roto-mill?”, you ask. “I don’t know,” he replies. “I want you to buy it, take it home, dedicate a few hours every weekend to trying it out in your yard,…
 
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  • Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

    Rebecca Brewster
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Defense of Marriage Act  in 2013. The majority of those present gave arguments in favor of abolishing Measure 36. Attorneys from two different suits both spoke in favor of same-sex marriage, and representatives from the governor’s office, the attorney…
  • Raw video: Don Pellum on Oregon linebackers and blitzing

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    After Wednesday’s football practice, Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum spoke to the media. He discussed his relationship with the linebackers now that he’s moved up from linebackers coach and how helpful it is to have a veteran group of players at that position. He also discussed the defense’s blitzing strategies. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415
  • Bazzaz: Here are five logical reasons why print books are better than e-books

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Growing up, I had two loves, and one of them was technology. My dad was a software engineer for 30 years, and some of my earliest childhood memories are of learning how to navigate a gigantic grey Windows 98 desktop computer. I watched my two older brothers in a constant trade of old gadgets for new ones, and I fully embraced the quality that makes technology so beautiful: constant change and innovation. But a couple of years ago, as I flicked through the pages of an e-book on a tablet device, I failed to see that beauty. Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble had taken my other love — books,…
  • Spring football game serves as showcase for Oregon backups

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Oregon’s spring football game is a chance for fans to see the Ducks play during the offseason, but it’s also a rare opportunity for some of Oregon’s players – the backups. The Ducks, of course, have utilized their backups multiple times in recent seasons due to blowout wins, but many of their appearances don’t come until the fourth quarter. In the spring game, backups have a chance to star. “The picked player of the game is always the third team tailback because that guy’s going to get a ton of reps,” head coach Mark Helfrich said after Wednesday’s practice. Helfrich was…
  • Saved By The Ja Rule

    Jack
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Ja Rule will be performing at Spring Fling on Saturday! Booking Ja was a little tricky, because he’s not always there when you call. But, not to worry, because he’s always on time. Reportedly, Diplo will fill in for Ashanti, her hips and her thighs.    
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  • Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

    Rebecca Brewster
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Defense of Marriage Act  in 2013. The majority of those present gave arguments in favor of abolishing Measure 36. Attorneys from two different suits both spoke in favor of same-sex marriage, and representatives from the governor’s office, the attorney…
  • Raw video: Don Pellum on Oregon linebackers and blitzing

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    After Wednesday’s football practice, Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum spoke to the media. He discussed his relationship with the linebackers now that he’s moved up from linebackers coach and how helpful it is to have a veteran group of players at that position. He also discussed the defense’s blitzing strategies. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415
  • Bazzaz: Here are five logical reasons why print books are better than e-books

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Growing up, I had two loves, and one of them was technology. My dad was a software engineer for 30 years, and some of my earliest childhood memories are of learning how to navigate a gigantic grey Windows 98 desktop computer. I watched my two older brothers in a constant trade of old gadgets for new ones, and I fully embraced the quality that makes technology so beautiful: constant change and innovation. But a couple of years ago, as I flicked through the pages of an e-book on a tablet device, I failed to see that beauty. Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble had taken my other love — books,…
  • Spring football game serves as showcase for Oregon backups

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Oregon’s spring football game is a chance for fans to see the Ducks play during the offseason, but it’s also a rare opportunity for some of Oregon’s players – the backups. The Ducks, of course, have utilized their backups multiple times in recent seasons due to blowout wins, but many of their appearances don’t come until the fourth quarter. In the spring game, backups have a chance to star. “The picked player of the game is always the third team tailback because that guy’s going to get a ton of reps,” head coach Mark Helfrich said after Wednesday’s practice. Helfrich was…
  • Saved By The Ja Rule

    Jack
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Ja Rule will be performing at Spring Fling on Saturday! Booking Ja was a little tricky, because he’s not always there when you call. But, not to worry, because he’s always on time. Reportedly, Diplo will fill in for Ashanti, her hips and her thighs.    
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  • Hearing on same-sex marriage in Eugene draws national attention

    Rebecca Brewster
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    U.S. District Judge Michael McShane held oral arguments today over whether to overturn Measure 36, which is the 2004 initiative that banned same-sex marriage in Oregon. The case has drawn international attention, as Oregon could be the latest in a long list of states that have legalized gay marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Defense of Marriage Act  in 2013. The majority of those present gave arguments in favor of abolishing Measure 36. Attorneys from two different suits both spoke in favor of same-sex marriage, and representatives from the governor’s office, the attorney…
  • Raw video: Don Pellum on Oregon linebackers and blitzing

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:15 pm
    After Wednesday’s football practice, Oregon defensive coordinator Don Pellum spoke to the media. He discussed his relationship with the linebackers now that he’s moved up from linebackers coach and how helpful it is to have a veteran group of players at that position. He also discussed the defense’s blitzing strategies. Follow Victor Flores on Twitter @vflores415
  • Bazzaz: Here are five logical reasons why print books are better than e-books

    Dahlia Bazzaz
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Growing up, I had two loves, and one of them was technology. My dad was a software engineer for 30 years, and some of my earliest childhood memories are of learning how to navigate a gigantic grey Windows 98 desktop computer. I watched my two older brothers in a constant trade of old gadgets for new ones, and I fully embraced the quality that makes technology so beautiful: constant change and innovation. But a couple of years ago, as I flicked through the pages of an e-book on a tablet device, I failed to see that beauty. Amazon, Apple and Barnes & Noble had taken my other love — books,…
  • Spring football game serves as showcase for Oregon backups

    Victor Flores
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Oregon’s spring football game is a chance for fans to see the Ducks play during the offseason, but it’s also a rare opportunity for some of Oregon’s players – the backups. The Ducks, of course, have utilized their backups multiple times in recent seasons due to blowout wins, but many of their appearances don’t come until the fourth quarter. In the spring game, backups have a chance to star. “The picked player of the game is always the third team tailback because that guy’s going to get a ton of reps,” head coach Mark Helfrich said after Wednesday’s practice. Helfrich was…
  • Saved By The Ja Rule

    Jack
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Ja Rule will be performing at Spring Fling on Saturday! Booking Ja was a little tricky, because he’s not always there when you call. But, not to worry, because he’s always on time. Reportedly, Diplo will fill in for Ashanti, her hips and her thighs.    
 
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  • Is it Safe to Attend Dartmouth College?

    Todd Johnson
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Dartmouth College is a popular choice for many of my students to apply to. It is a good school academically. However, Dartmouth has always had a reputation as a party school. The movie Animal House was based in part on stories of fraternity life at Dartmouth. Dartmouth College But, it appears that things have been getting out of hand at Dartmouth. The President of Dartmouth, who is also an alumnus of Dartmouth, has called for an end to the high-risk and harmful behavior that has been occurring on campus. Specifically there are concerns being raised about sexual assaults on campus, high-risk…
  • Are BS/MD Programs Getting More Difficult to Get Into?

    Todd Johnson
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Every year it seems that getting into college is more difficult. BS/MD Programs are hard work The past few years, the number of colleges that each student applies to has increased greatly. Although there are actually fewer students applying to college in general compared to 5 years ago, the number of applications has actually increased at the most selective colleges. This has artificially made it more difficult to gain admission each year. With a number of colleges now having admit rates less than 10%, my students have been calling up asking if BS/MD programs are also getting more difficult…
  • ACT or SAT. Does It Matter Anymore?

    Todd Johnson
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    ACT or SAT When students start preparing for college admissions tests, one of the first issues is what is the best test. The ACT or SAT? Does it really matter any more which test you take? The quick answer is NO, it doesn’t make any difference.  Virtually every college in the country will accept either the SAT or ACT. They really do not care what test you take. However, which test you take can make the difference between getting accepted and rejected at many colleges.  How can those two statements both be true?  While colleges don’t care which test you take, you should care…
  • Parent Over Involvement Hurts Chances for Admissions

    Todd Johnson
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Parents, this post is for you. I know you love your kids and want the best for them. You want everything for them that you didn’t have. Good for you. But, being too involved in the college admissions process, and with BS/MD programs in particular, hurts your student. It doesn’t help. I have worked with several families over the years where there has been parent over involvement. Now let me make this clear. I regularly have parents that listen in on every phone conversation and participate in every skype call. That is not the problem. The problem is when the parent starts writing…
  • Does Grade Inflation Help Getting Into Medical School?

    Todd Johnson
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    While there are a number of factors used to determine who to admit to medical school, the two biggest are the GPA and the MCAT scores. So if a high GPA is good to have does that mean that going to a college with high grade inflation will make you more competitive for medical school? The answer is no. Let’s take two well known colleges as an example. Harvard is the poster child for grade inflation. The most commonly given grade at Harvard is a perfect A. The average GPA is something like a 3.8.  Princeton on the other hand used to have grade inflation like Harvard. But a few years ago…
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    The Unofficial Stanford Blog

  • How I feel when I get AlertSU messages

    Emily
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Mad-Eye knows what’s up.
  • Entertainment Recap: The Best (So Far) of 2014

    PeriU
    2 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Here’s a recap of everything you’ve been missing in the entertainment-sphere if you’ve been hiding under a rock-no judgment here. Downton Abbey’s U.S. premiere of season 4 just wrapped.  The furtive, longing glances were just as good as ever.  I won’t reveal any spoilers but the important thing is that Mary has 50 suitors (just […]
  • Finals week… Miley Cyrus style

    Kristi
    5 Dec 2013 | 10:56 am
    A Stanford adaptation of Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop.”  This post brought to you by sleep deprivation, excess caffeine, and the letter S.  It’s way more fun if you sing along using Bastille’s British accent version. It’s our finals we can eat what we want It’s our finals we can sleep when we want It’s […]
  • Current Films Not to be Missed!

    PeriU
    6 Nov 2013 | 2:21 pm
    Three films that are worth seeing all deal with survival in environments and times that are most trying.  It is in these instances, it seems, that we discover who we truly are and what we are willing to fight for. Prisoners is the story of two young girls who are kidnapped and how their families […]
  • FMOTQ 101: Pick-Up Puns

    Emily
    22 Oct 2013 | 7:32 pm
    “The time has come, the Sophomore Class Cabinet said, to talk of many things. Of PSETs and football and dormcest, of awkward hook-ups and flings.” Welcome to October 22, 2013.  A day (or rather, night) that shall live on in infamy.  Known to some as Full Moon on the Quad and known to others as […]
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • I am Now on FaceBook -- Please Join Me!!!

    1 May 2014 | 8:49 am
    Guys, to get all the recent updates and happenings on my blog, please join me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/calli.herd or do a search of my email id at callieherd@yahoo.com. Looking forward to connecting with you.
  • Notes on Reading the Blog

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Please note that the Blog is a college resource infrastructure and is to viewed ongoing or various times for valuable information. The blog structure is as follows: The left side displays the current posting for scholarships,internships, fellowships and job opportunities. In many cases the deadlines for the opportunities will be displayed in the title or within the posting. The right side has
  • Internships at Walt Disney and ESPN -- Year Around

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    It’s a vision. A passion. An intimate understanding of who we are and what we are capable of achieving. And in your heart, you know you are already a part of it. We are The Walt Disney Company, a global family live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and life-long memories. You’re invited to make our future your future. From one-of-a-kind vacation excursions and
  • RTNDF 2014 Scholarships -- Deadline: Extended May 31, 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Scholarships for Undergraduate Students All scholarships are open to enrolled students (freshmen excluded) who are pursuing careers in radio and television news. Winners are also invited to attend the Exellence in Journalism conference. Candidates must be a full-time college student whose career objective is electronic journalism and have at least one full year of college remaining. To
  • PCAT Preparatory Program -- Registration Deadline: June 27, 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    PCAT Preparatory ProgramAugust 8-11, 2014 PROGRAM OVERVIEW The Center of Excellence (COE) program, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, was established to assist designated health profession schools and other public and non-profit, or educational institutions strengthen the national capacity to produce a culturally competent healthcare workforce, whose diversity
 
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    The College Driver News

  • RIT Student Wins $5,000 for Best Corvette Photo

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    The votes are in, and the winner of the Chevrolet Corvette Student Showcase Challenge is Dan Wang from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Wang received the most votes for his images on the Corvette Facebook page, earning him the $5,000 grand prize.   "The Corvette Z06 photo challenge has been a great experience," said Wang. "I plan to use the prize money to help fund the pursuit of some of my personal projects, like documenting the Hardcore Happening, an annual Hot Rod Festival in upstate New York."   Chevrolet introduced the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible last week at the New…
  • GM Shipping Ignition Parts, Dealer Repairs Underway

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:40 am
    General Motors has shipped thousands of kits consisting of ignition switches, ignition cylinders and key sets for older model small cars subject to a safety recall.   Letters were mailed last week to about 1.4 million owners of 2003-2007 models telling them to contact a GM dealer to make an appointment for repairs, which should take about 90 minutes. Wait times may be longer depending on the busyness of a particular dealership.   Owners of 2008-2011 models subject to the recall will receive a letter in early May confirming their inclusion in the recall. Another letter alerting them…
  • Top 3 Green Sports Cars in the Current UK Second Hand Market

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Sports car admirers thrill at the prospect of owning such a powerful vehicle. These vehicles are renowned for their sleek styling and tremendous performance on the road. Purchasing a sports car is a very expensive endeavour and are not known for being environmentally friendly. Car manufacturers have begun to realize that drivers love sports cars but desire greener cars.These are now appearing on the second hand market (see Carcraft on Twitter for some great information on the UKsecond hand market from one of the biggest players) as time has ticked on since the…
  • Usefulness of Car Comparison Charts

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Car companies are trying everything they can to help consumers make a better car-purchasing decision. By investing in consumer friendly tools, car buyers can skip out on trying to shop around their region and sit down in one place to try to find the best car for their needs. This is thanks to marketing investments related to internet use. The high rate of use toward the internet is something that has been capitalized on by businesses across the world. The advent of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, help enhance the shopping experience for consumers. Instead of driving…
  • Driving Home the Idea of Safety

    17 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Everyone should take road safety seriously, from motorists to pedestrians, from parents to lawmakers. Children must be taught how to perceive traffic danger at a young age so that they will be able to avoid accidents, and parents should act as role models, exhibiting good driving behaviour and following the rules of the road.   All drivers have to take the theory and hazard perception tests to get their licences. The UK has one of the best road safety records in the world, but more can be done to prevent serious injuries…
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    HackCollege

  • How to Master the Art of Email for Your Future Career

    Geoffrey Koester
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ever have those days where your email inbox just gets out of control and all you want to do is close out of that window?  I do, we all do, and it won’t get any better when we’re out in the “real world” either. Learning how to take control of your email before it takes control of you can help you now and will make it easier on you later too.  Here are just a few simple tips on how to master your inbox. Related: Hack Tricks – Email Delete or Archive Unneeded Messages You already know you can delete the spam, but do you really need that email from your English professor saying…
  • Why You Should Study Abroad in College

    Geoffrey Koester
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    More people regret the things they didn’t do more than the things they actually did.  While there are certainly flaws to this statement, it tends to hold true when talking about studying abroad (and a few other instances pertaining to college). I wouldn’t be surprised if many of you have already started planning a study abroad trip. For the rest of you, however, this post is here to convince that you should definitely do it. The biggest issue standing in the way of most students when considering studying abroad is the cost of it.  I’ll be honest: it is not cheap. But with help from…
  • 5 Tips for Successful Filmmaking in College

    Adam Rowe
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Film festivals are one of the many events familiar to colleges nation-wide. If your own college doesn’t have its own short student-led film competition, there’s usually one in the largest nearby city, and often more. Differing rules can range from certain genres to 24 and 48-hour races, but whatever the case, film contests can be a fun and edifying way to pass the time. With these tips, you’ll be able to take your first step towards Spielbergian fame. Related: 5 Things to Remember When Creating a Film on a Shoe String Budget Team Up As a writing major, I haven’t had technical…
  • How to Create Structure in College with a Calendar and To-Do List

    Tim Armstrong
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    College is undeniably one of the best experiences in a young person’s life. New friends, new freedoms, and a new start all contribute to this overwhelming beginning. With all the new doors to be opened, however, it becomes hard to stay on top of what’s important at school. I’m not simply speaking of education either. Staying fit, socializing, working, internships, extracurriculars, and classes are all equally important in order to get the most of out college. Over the past three years at Franklin Pierce University, I have developed a system to stay on top of things and keep myself…
  • 8 Great Food Hacks For Healthier Eating

    Caitlin Self
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Eating healthy doesn’t always have to be quite as time consuming as it seems. Sure, it takes a hot second to squeeze a lemon or chop fresh vegetables, but we’ve got a handful of food hacks that will help you save time and money when trying to develop better eating habits! They might not all work for you dorm-dwellers, but if you’ve got an apartment and a fridge, you’ve got no excuse for not taking advance of these great food hacks–especially if you’re studying nutrition. Frozen Citrus Juices/Ice Cubes Image: The Usual Bliss You might want to skip the Chinese takeout and…
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    Great College Advice

  • The Dark Underside of Community Service in the Quest for College Admission

    Mark Montgomery
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Photo credit: Shalomlife.com One of the most common questions I receive from parents and prospective clients is about the importance of community service on college applications.  For years, colleges and universities have been sending out signals that they value community involvement among their applicants, and that these sorts of contributions will be favored in the admissions process. As a response, many high schools have instituted community service requirements for graduation.  Similarly, one of the main attractions of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum is its emphasis on…
  • Bad Grades Can Still Get You Into College–At a Price

    Mark Montgomery
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    Today a young man wrote me an email in response to a blog post that tend to get a lot of comments.  The subject is “if my grades are bad, can I still go to college?” I took the time to write him back.  I figured the advice might be useful to other kids in a similar situation, so I’m sharing it with my readers. Here’s the question submitted by a young man named Robert: Hello! I need you to do me a favor and give this to me straight without trying to make me feel good. I have a 2.0 GPA andthe 4th Quarter of my Junior year is about to start. I’ve taken my SAT once…
  • The Ups and Downs of Ivy League Admissions

    Mark Montgomery
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    A recent post on the New York Times blog graphically showed the winners and losers among the Ivy League schools in this past admissions cycle.  The University of Pennsylvania was the big winner, with an increase of applications of just over 14%.  Dartmouth, my alma mater, was the big loser, with a decrease of just over 14%. Columbia and Harvard saw small decreases in applications, too, while the others (Cornell, Yale, Princeton, and Brown) had modest gains in their application numbers. Why does this happen from year to year?  Hard to know.  UPenn credits its partnership with KIPP charter…
  • Rejected at Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Princeton & Yale? Happy April!

    Mark Montgomery
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:07 am
    April is the cruelest month.  Especially in the college admissions business. With admissions rates plummeting into the low single digits at some schools, April is inevitably a month of disappointment for literally hundreds of thousands of students across the country, and across the world.  Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, MIT reject tens of thousands of kids with perfect test scores, perfect grades, perfectly groomed resumes, and perfectly written essays. As Kilgore Trout, the hero of many of Kurt Vonnegut’s novels, might say:  “And so it goes.” A recent editorial in…
  • Are Fraternities and Sororities Essential Elements of Campus Life? Or Dangerous Anachronisms?

    Mark Montgomery
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    I went to Dartmouth, where fraternities still dominate the campus social life.  For decades, the administration of Dartmouth has grappled with how to deal with the negative–even anti-social–elements of Greek life, while still trying to foster the more positive elements.  This has been difficult, as the decades have led to a symbiotic relationship between the College and the Greek system:  th ey both need each other. A recent article in The Atlantic, entitled, “The Dark Power of Fraternities,” however, made the hair stand up on my arms with horror.  Mind you, I was…
 
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  • Audio Textbooks

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Limited Time Offer: Download a free audiobook at Audible.com now. Time is a valuable commodity. This is especially true in college when you have to master the art of multitasking. It is important to take advantage of productivity tools that will help you succeed. One way to free up more of your time and increase your productivity is to make use of audio textbooks. Audio books give you many options when it comes to being productive. Textbooks can be listened to on your commute, in the gym, while walking to class, or while relaxing on the quad. With MP3 being the format of choice for audio…
  • 10 Banned College Traditions worth Reviving

    12 Mar 2014 | 3:00 am
    Traditions are how college memories will be formed. Take them away, student satisfaction goes down and you have thousands of unhappy students paying $50K a year to go to school. Limiting the amount of fun college students are allowed to have is kind of like prohibition; it doesn’t work. To keep their sanity, students need time to blow off steam with something away from the monotony of studying. Traditions provide a sense of community on a campus with thousands of students. Without this feeling of belongingness, students begin to feel lost in the crowd and can end up transferring or even…
  • The 100 Greatest College Traditions

    18 Dec 2013 | 5:12 pm
    One of the greatest aspects of the college experience is being a part of a great college tradition. Traditions can provide a great sense of community, school spirit and overall well-being at a college with many students. Here we present our ranking of the 100 Greatest College Traditions based on the history, amount of student participation, and overall uniqueness of the tradition. Many of these are long-standing traditions that students and alumni hold dearly. You won’t see any college sports traditions here. We’re saving those for our upcoming ranking of the 100 Greatest College Sports…
  • Creating a Weekly Study Schedule – A Step-by-Step Guide

    21 Oct 2013 | 5:36 am
    College is all about mastering the art of multitasking. The best way to tackle this is to draw up a weekly plan of attack. To do this you need to create some sort of schedule to follow and have a study plan. Setting up a Weekly Study Schedule The key is to get it down in writing so you get yourself on a game plan for the week ahead. Do this by dividing an entire week into hour-long segments and then filling in each hour with a specific activity. Breaking up parts of the day into a schedule and assigning certain work to certain times reduces the chance of procrastination and keeps you on…
  • The Student Guide to Informational Interviews

    11 Aug 2013 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to landing that coveted job after college, you are told countless times you need to be networking. You are told to network, but are unsure of who to network with. Where do you start? You don't just go up to someone you don't know and ask for a job. Instead, establish connections with professionals in the field by going out and seeking their advice, insight, and opinion. Deep down people generally will want to help by providing their advice, especially when it comes to an aspiring college student such as yourself. “It’s all about who you know” This saying has been used as…
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  • 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 day has been helpful but I’ve also 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 course taught…
  • 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
  • Completed Google Analytics Platform Principles

    Geoff Campbell
    11 Mar 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Working at a small independent school, I’ve learned to adapt quickly to the changing communications needs of the school. In December, I helped launch HebronToday, a news website featuring a full-array of content about campus highlights. The next step is to more directly align the website’s content with organizational goals. In an effort to improve my knowledge of web analytics I reviewed Google Analytics Academy’s first course, Digital Analytics Fundamentals, and took and passed the final evaluation for Google Analytics Platform Principles, the more advanced follow-up…
 
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • LSAT PrepTest 71 Explanations Available for Instant PDF Download

    Steve Schwartz
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Complete explanations for all 4 sections of LSAT PrepTest 71 (December 2013 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
  • Which College Majors Get The Best LSAT Scores?

    Steve Schwartz
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Professor Derek Muller at Pepperdine University School of Law recently contacted LSAC to find out which college majors get the best (and worst) LSAT scores. His findings: He also compiled the LSAT and GPA data and put it all into a handy graph: Of course, don't choose what to major in solely based on these findings. It's unclear whether majoring in a particular subject leads one to
  • LSAT Diary: Studying While Traveling For Work

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:30 am
    This LSAT Diary is from Ashley, who improved from 151 to 161 on the February 2013 LSAT after using my 5-month day-by-day LSAT study plan! If you want to be in LSAT Diaries, please fill out this survey. (You can be in LSAT Diaries whether you've taken the exam already or not.) Thanks to Ashley for sharing her experience and advice! Ashley's LSAT Diary: For those of you who work full-time,
  • ABA Considers Allowing Students to Apply to Law School without LSAT Scores

    Steve Schwartz
    26 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
    The ABA regularly holds meetings to consider changes to its requirements for law schools. After all, law schools must meet certain requirements in order to be ABA-approved. The ABA recently proposed allowing law schools to admit 10% of their students without taking the LSAT. That's right - if this proposal passes, you'd be able to get into an ABA-approved law school without having to take the
  • Number of LSAT Takers Increased in February

    Steve Schwartz
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Shockingly, the number of LSAT takers increased in February, according to LSAC's website. By how much? Not exactly a staggering amount: The number who took in February 2014 (19,499) was 1.1% higher than in February 2013 (19,286).  This is the first year-over-year increase since June 2010. What, if anything, does this news mean? Let's not jump to any enormous conclusions here. We're
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  • Sarandon's outfit had us very confused

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Sarandon's outfit had us very confused Getty At the Tribeca Film Festival, Susan Sarandon's getup was definitely not the best we've seen. More looks from the events News from Hollywood Singer's prank made children cry Bieber offends many in Japan
  • NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    NYPD Twitter campaign backfiresGettyThe NYC police asked people on Twitter to post feel-good photos with their officers.20 of the shocking photos they received backMore in newsSmokers smuggling cigarettesTeens solve age old ketchup problem
  • Astronaut: 'City-killing' asteroids are real

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Astronaut: 'City-killing' asteroids are real GettySpace experts and 'asteroid hunters' sent out an alarming message Tuesday warning of dangers.What 'nuclear detectors' accidentally heardMore to noteOcean sound mystery solved Theory for stowaway's survival
  • Huge news for fans of Led Zeppelin

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Huge news for fans of Led ZeppelinGettyNo, it's not a reunion tour. But the legendary band's announcement is getting widespread attention.'A portal to the time of ... Led Zeppelin'More newsBird's nest foils $1.5M project Self-portrait of boy goes viral
  • Portrait of ferry's captain begins to emerge

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Portrait of ferry's captain begins to emergeAPLee Joon-seok, 68, has 40 years of experience at sea, and colleagues of his helped fill in the gaps about his reputation on Wednesday.Assessment his helmsman gaveMore on the sunken ferryBillionaire's home searched Ferry owner has checkered past
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    Get Into College Blog

  • 5 Reasons Not to be Discouraged by a Low SAT Score

    Steve Schwartz
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Every time SAT scores are sent out, I hear from many of you. Many of you will do great (congrats in advance!), but others might not do so great (congrats on having a few more months of SAT fun!). Enough doom and gloom, right? You want to hear the good news. Here are 5 reasons that a low SAT score on can actually be a good thing. Reason #1: You have at least a few months to study for an SAT
  • College Admissions | Who Is Reading Your Application?

    Steve Schwartz
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    So far, I've spent a great deal of time discussing your college application. However, it's also important to look at the other side of the equation. Let's take some time to think about who reviews your application. The biggest thing to remember is that the people reading your application are real people. So what do you need to keep in mind while filling out your application? 1. The people
  • 5 Reasons to Enjoy the College Admissions Process

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    1. You have the chance to set yourself apart from your peers. Every college application is unique, which is why college admissions officers enjoy the work that they do. After four years of trying to fit in at high school, you now have the opportunity to express what makes you unique. What interests have you discovered over the past few years? What are you passionate about? What makes you
  • Private vs. Public College Selection and Graduate School

    Steve Schwartz
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    One the biggest issues students face with when applying to colleges is their cost. Rising tuition is one of the most significant costs a student or their parent will face in his or her lifetime. So, along with academic concerns, all applicants must go through a difficult cost/benefit analysis when evaluating which colleges to consider and eventually attend. Simplifying this process is a simple
  • 5 Ways to Win the Hearts of College Admissions Deans

    Steve Schwartz
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes it can feel like the college admissions deans are the popular kids everyone wants to date. Here are 5 strategies to help you win the affections of your favorite admissions dean. 1. Get a well-regarded alumnus to send a letter on your behalf. It's like having their closest friends vouch for you. 2. Apply on the day the college begins taking applications. Be the first one to ask them
 
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector

  • Finding Your Career Should Be Messy

    Allison
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I’m helping my son, a college sophomore, find a summer internship. I’ve mentioned before in these pages that I find college sophomores to be ideal clients. For one thing, they’re over the shock of the newness of college. With established friendships and some newfound maturity, life at school is a bit more predictable. … read more
  • Why Getting Nervous Makes You Happier

    Allison
    11 Feb 2014 | 6:38 am
      You’ve been asked to make a presentation at work, or you’re a consultant who delivers speeches and workshops to generate interest in your work. You have some time to prepare—and you’re anxious. Depending on how you regard public speaking, you may be extremely nervous. And probably a bit excited, too. How can … read more
  • But Should It Go on Your Resume?

    Allison
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:58 pm
       You’ve heard it before: Ask 10 people to look at your resume and you’ll get 10 different opinions. So what’s a self-respecting job seeker in the throes of unemployment angst supposed to do? Here’s my advice for what to include in your resume to help you stand out: Summarize, Summarize, Summarize One … read more
  • Make the Holiday Break Count: College to Career Checklist

    Allison
    17 Dec 2013 | 2:17 pm
    Whether you’re a college freshman or a junior, the holiday break is an important time to start planning for your summer internship. Banks and consulting firms do their internship hiring in January and February, but even if you’re interested in non-profit, government, start-ups or something non-traditional, now’s the time to get started. Here’s … read more
  • Negotiating a Flexible Schedule? An Expert Shows You How

    Allison
    2 Dec 2013 | 12:36 pm
      I heard negotiation expert Katie Donovan interviewed for an 85 Broads webinar and thought my readers would benefit from her advice. Katie’s company, Equal Pay Negotiations, LLC, specializes in helping women negotiate for equal pay, benefits and promotions and Katie frequently addresses the topic of flexible schedules. Following is my Q&A with … read more
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • “Mom, I’m Home!” 5 Success Tips for Moving Back Home

    Mark Babbitt
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    As our newest college graduates look for work, they do so knowing that many have predicted that the Class of 2014 will fare much better than graduates of the recent past. NACE, for example, has said that employers intend to increase hiring of graduates by 7.8% in 2014. Yet many of those who have fulfilled dreams that began as they entered college four years ago – the dream where earning a diploma was the golden ticket that guaranteed entrance to the workforce – have no choice: They’re going to move back home with their parents...   
  • Social Media Tips for the Digitally Savvy Job Seeker [Infographic]

    Career Savvy
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Almost everyone now knows that employers are pre-screening applicants on social media, getting to know the real you (not the polished, on-your-best-behavior job interview version) before they ever make contact for an interview. But do we know exactly what they are looking for when they check us out on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?   
  • Did the Recession Wake Gen Y from Their Work-Life Balance Dream?

    Brazen Careerist
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    When the first members of Gen Y began to join the workforce a few years ago, commentary stirred about the differences between generations of workers. One fact about young professionals was repeated: teens and 20-somethings were crazy for work-life balance. Now that the economic gloom has persisted for several years, are young people finally being forced to change their tune when it comes to work-life balance?   
  • #60Day Challenge, Day 26: Strengths and Weaknesses

    YouTern
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    You now have a clear idea of your personal strengths and weaknesses. This is a critical step for any job seeker. Fact is, very few are this self-aware. They go in guns-a-blazin’ thinking they are hot sh*t – and, instead, find out they are a hot mess. They have no clue how their strengths will help solve the problem faced by the employer; they have no idea how badly their weaknesses will negatively impact their candidacy...   
  • 16 Pieces of Excellent Career Advice from Commencement Speeches

    Danny Rubin
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    It's almost May, and the class of 2014 soon will be donning their caps and gowns. Commencement speeches are a final rite of passage for graduating seniors anxiously awaiting the next step in their lives. The wisdom imparted in the speeches isn't applicable to students, but instead to graduates, as young professionals. And sometimes the advice is so good, we should all pay attention. Thanks to a terrific list of commencement speeches from Graduation Wisdom, I gathered the best commencement quotes for a fulfilling and productive career.   
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    cheapscholar.org

  • How America Pays For College – Sallie Mae Study

    Doug Schantz
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Recently, Sallie Mae did a study to figure out how Americans were paying for college in the year 2013. Some of the information they found was pretty interesting. So, today we’re going to talk about the biggest highlights the study uncovered. Overview The study found that there were 6 main sources for college funding in the United States. Those sources include… 1. Grants & Scholarships – Grants and scholarships were the largest sources of payment for college tuition in the United States throughout the year 2013. 30% of the cost of college education in the United States was covered…
  • 4 Impending Job Shortages to Take Advantage of

    Doug Schantz
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    While the job market continues to rebound, there are still some fields that are slow to recover. However, there are actually areas where employers are struggling to find qualified workers. It’s not just one industry either, there are areas in several different industries that are experiencing a lack of qualified workers. The following fields have a need for well educated, skilled workers: Civil Engineer Civil engineers play a direct role in constructing our towns and cities. They are responsible for designing large construction projects such as airports, roads, bridges, tunnels, and…
  • Small Business Scholarships and Financing an Entrepreneurial Education

    Doug Schantz
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    America runs on small businesses and the entrepreneurial spirit, in fact according to the Small Business Administration, small businesses account for 64 percent of the private sector jobs.  Small businesses also represent one of the fastest growing employment opportunities for future graduates.  However, large portions of future and present college students have visions of massive corporations, suits and skyscrapers as being their post graduation home.  Let’s forego the old way of thinking and help those students looking to finance an entrepreneurial education keeping the small…
  • The Millennial Backlash – Challenges of a New Generation

    Doug Schantz
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    The Millennial Generation, or Generation Y, typically refers to those who were born between the years of 1980 and the early 2000s. Following Generation X—a generation that’s considered highly educated, productive, and job and family-oriented—millennials are often compared to their parents as being spoiled, lazy, and entitled. However, the negative connotations that are often associated with the Millennial Generation might not be justly deserved. Entering one of the worst job markets since the Great Depression, facing stiff competition from peers and older generations, and suffocating…
  • Eeks! Poor Choices With Student Loan Funds Can Damage Your Wallet

    Doug Schantz
    9 Apr 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Approximately 60 percent (12 million) of the nearly 20 million students attending a four-year college or university in the United States on an annual basis take out student loans to cover their costs. 37 million borrowers who currently are, or were, students have an outstanding loan balance, with federal and private student loan debt looming at or more than one trillion dollars. The amount of loan balance outstanding per capita is a little more than $24,000, with 1% owing $200,000 or more; 3% owing between $100,000 and $200,000; 10% owing between $54,000 and $100,000; and, 25% of borrowers…
 
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    College Info Geek

  • CIG 020: 1,086 Miles For A 5-Minute Meeting With Bud Hennekes

    Thomas Frank
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Bud Hennekes is one of the best friends I’ve never actually met in person. He’s also super-passionate and talented dude who has a knack for making connections with amazing people and going all-out to achieve ambitious goals. Having lived in Shanghai, New York City, Missouri, and now Chile, Bud’s packed a ton of experience into his life – even though he’s only been out of college for a year. Now he’s working on building the Exosphere program, which is a boot camp of sorts for people who want to challenge themselves and gain an entrepreneurial mindset. I…
  • 97 Actions You Should Take To Become THE Person Companies Want To Hire

    Thomas Frank
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    This is a brain-dump of strategies, tactics, and other random stuff that I know will help you land a great job. Heads up:This post is kinda ginormous. Don’t overwhelm yourself and try to do everything here at once. Pick a couple things to work on at a time, and save the rest for later – maybe bookmark this post so you know where to find it. I have 97 tips to share with you today. Many come from direct experience – after receiving an internship offer without even interviewing (which I accepted), getting 7 other interview requests during the same semester, and working with…
  • 3 Ways To Counteract Increasing Student Loan Interest Rates

    Thomas Frank
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Congress is raising the rates on federal student loans again, and this time it looks like Obama won’t be able to stop it by hanging out with Jimmy Fallon. Libby Nelson wrote a great overview of the situation on Vox, which I’d recommend checking out. The upshot, though, is that rates are going to rise. We will indeed see the 6.8% rate on undergrad loans – though the rate will rise gradually, hitting that point in 2018. For the July 2014 – July 2015 school year, the rate for undergrad loans will jump from the current 3.86% to 5.09%. The Consumer Financial Protection…
  • Are You Investing Your Effort In The Wrong Places?

    Thomas Frank
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:32 pm
    I’m going to start this one out with a story, because stories are fun. Commander Brutus looked up at his head of military research with an expression torn between incredulity and sadistic glee. He always liked having a legitimate reason for throwing someone off of a cliff. “You wanna run that by me again?” The lieutenant stuttered for a moment, then regained his composure: “Archers, sire. We should train every man in our military to be an archer.” “Explain yourself.” “Well, sire, our scouts have confirmed that the city we’re planning on…
  • Kicking A Soda/Energy Drink Habit: A Method That Actually Works

    Thomas Frank
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    “Dude, are you actually buying 18 different energy drinks right now?” My friend looked down at my shopping basket with a expression torn between awe and disgust. It was filled with a sampling of every drink the grocery store had to offer – every big brand offering, and all the weird indie ones that were probably brewed in some dude’s basement and snuck onto the shelf in the middle of the night. “Yep. I want to taste-test all of them.” This scene reveals the depths of an addiction to energy drinks that gripped me for much of college. It wasn’t usually this bad, but I’d…
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    adeeb

  • The Killing Joke’s Joker explains what memories are.

    adeeb
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Remembering’s dangerous. I find the past such a worrying, anxious place. “The Past Tense,” I suppose you’d call it. Memories so treacherous. One moment you’re lost in a carnival of delights, with poignant childhood aromas, the flashing neon of puberty, all that sentimental candy-floss… the next, it leads you somewhere you don’t want to go....Continue →
  • ICANN now requires email verification for domains.

    adeeb
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    ICANN’s updated rules(from January 2014) for domains now require email verification. This affects every single generic top-level domains (gTLDs) such as .com, .net, .org, etc. as well as all the upcoming new gTLDs. If you register a domain, transfer existing domains or change your contact information, you will be required to respond to a verification...Continue →
  • Photoshop Blend Modes are now in CSS Blend Modes.

    adeeb
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Blend modes from Photoshop have made there way across to CSS. However, not every blend mode from Photoshop is available as of now. The modes that have been implemented include multiply, screen, overlay, darken, lighten, color-dodge, color-burn, hard-light, soft-light, difference, exclusion,hue, saturation, color, luminosity and normal. Blend modes can also be added to Canvas or...Continue →
  • What is the MEAN stack?

    adeeb
    5 Mar 2014 | 5:38 pm
    MEAN stands for MongoDB, Express, Angular and Node. MongoDB is a noSQL database that uses JSON-style documents for data representation, making it ideal for use with Javascript. ExpressJS is a web application framework  written in JavaScript that is used with Node.js to help boost it up. AngularJS is JavaScript framework  by Google that allows for...Continue →
  • True Detective’s Rustin Cohle tells us why humanity is doomed.

    adeeb
    28 Feb 2014 | 9:13 am
    I’d consider myself a realist, alright? But in philosophical terms I’m what’s called a pessimist. I think human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the...Continue →
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    Saint Katherine College

  • 2014.03.31 The Crimean Crisis, Fr. John Strickland

    Webmaster
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    The Crimean Crisis, Fr. John Strickland
  • MERCK

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

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    6 Mar 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Life technologies has provided in-kind donations to help us meet our science teaching lab instrumentation needs. Thank you! Shaping discovery. Improving life. As a brand of Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Technologies believes in the power of science to transform lives. To support scientists worldwide, we offer high-quality, innovative life science solutions—from everyday essentials to instruments—for every lab, every application. All from the most cited product brands. Website
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    We are grateful for the support of NuVasive, Inc. Donations from this company are being used to strengthen our educational programs. SUCCEEDING WITH SPEED Our commitment to Speed of Innovation®, Absolute Responsiveness®, and Superior Clinical Outcomes has propelled NuVasive as an industry leader and revolutionized how spine surgery is performed. Website ©2014 NuVasive®, Inc.
  • Answering Difficult Political Questions with Data

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    28 Feb 2014 | 3:49 pm
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    Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth, LLC.

  • A Voice for Animals Contest

    marcywilliams
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Read more >>> http://www.hennet.org/contest.php A Voice for Animals Contest The 24th Annual Contest is now Open! Please read the Official Rules and Advice for Participants before preparing your submission! Submit your entry online using the form below. Prizes totalling $6000 will be awarded to high school students whose essays best promote the humane treatment of animals, including: $750 First Prize (Video) $500 Second Prize (Video) $400 Third Prize (Video) $500 First Prize (Essay/Photographs) $300 Second Prize (Essay/Photographs) $200 Third Prize (Essay/Photographs) $400 First Prize…
  • Civil Engineering Scholarships

    marcywilliams
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:59 am
    The following examples are typical of the types of Civil Engineering scholarships available from professional organizations. The American Society of Civil Engineers offers an extensive selection of scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. The Lawrence W. and Francis W. Cox Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in an ABET accredited program at a participating college or university. The maximum award amount is $5000. The Y. C. Yang Civil Engineering Scholarship is available to undergraduates in their junior or senior year of an ABET accredited program. Maximum…
  • The Brad’s Deals Scholarship

    marcywilliams
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    The Brad’s Deals Scholarship is available to high school seniors and undergraduate students. To be considered, you must submit a 500 – word essay explaining how your college experience is or will be enabled by remarkable frugality, ingenuity, effort, or thrift. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. There are 5 different awards available. Scholarship/Grant Amount: $2,000 Scholarship/Grant Deadline: June 15,2014 Majors Targeted: Scholarship/Grant Sponsor: Brad’s Deals Award Type: Scholarship Money Scholarship/Grant Site: http://www.bradsdeals.com/scholarship - See more at:…
  • MG James Ursano Scholarship Program

    marcywilliams
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:17 pm
    The MG James Ursano Scholarship Program is a need based scholarship program established to assist children of Army Soldiers in obtaining a 4-year undergraduate degree. Applicants must reapply each year and may receive assistance for up to four academic years as long as they meet the eligibility criteria below. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA Student must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and be enrolled full time as an undergraduate student for the entire academic year at a school accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. (Because financial need is already met, students attending…
  • NSHSS CollegeWeekLive $1,000 Scholarship

    marcywilliams
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    SPONSOR: CollegeWeekLive, LLC. & The National Society of High School Scholars 1. ELIGIBILITY 1. The 5 $1,000 CollegeWeekLive Scholarships for NSHSS Members are open to both U.S. and non-U.S. NSHSS member students. Applicants must enroll no later than the fall of 2018 in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school). Applicants are eligible to win only if they register online at http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com/NSHSS, login during one of the 5 entry periods, visit 3 different schools and then post on CollegeWeekLive’s Facebook Page or…
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • Three Intelligent Questions to Ask a Financial Aid Director

    admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    Whether you are a high school senior just deciding on which financial aid offer to accept or a high school junior who is planning summer trips to visit prospective colleges, the financial aid office is a great resource. The financial aid director is an incredible source of knowledge, but you have to be able to ask the right questions to get answers that can help your financial cause. Here are three intelligent questions to ask a financial aid director: 1. How much does it really cost to attend this college: It can be frustrating to try to come up with cost figures because students all have…
  • Picking Your College & Paying the Bill on #CollegeCash

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
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  • Five Smart Ways to Save on College Costs

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    Most high school seniors have already accepted their college’s financial aid offer, or will be settling on a final choice soon. So congratulations – you’re almost a college freshman! You will be learning many exciting things in your classes, but you will also be learning to handle your own finances without your parents’ supervision. Here are five of the most common mistakes made by college freshmen, and smart moves students can make that will save money: 1. Wasting Student Loan Money: Federal and private student loans should be used to cover college costs, not living expenses. But…
  • 5 Ideas to Give Your Small Business a Good Spring Cleaning

    admin
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    Spring can be a time of rejuvenation and renewal for small business owners and budding entrepreneurs. It’s time to clean out the old cobwebs that are holding you back from taking your small business to the next level. Here are five ideas you can use to give your small business a good spring cleaning: 1. Clean Up Your Website: More consumers are searching online, but this part of the marketing plan often receives the least attention. Make sure your website is easy to use, has relevant keywords, and provides information in a concise manner. Does it clearly tell visitors how they benefit from…
  • Is Your Financial Aid the Best Offer? Test it Out With These 6 Tips

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
      As a high school senior you and your parents are trying to make the best decision about which college you will choose. You want to attend a great school, but also need to make sure it is affordable. You are leaning towards one of the schools but aren’t sure if their financial aid is really the best offer. Test it out with these six tips:   1. Don’t Get Emotional: Try to think of this decision in logical terms at the beginning. Don’t let your emotions about a particular college cloud your judgment regarding the financial aid package they are offering. Compare offers on an…
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    ScholarshipMentor

  • Amvets National Americanism Flag Coloring Contest

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2014 Maximum Award:  $75 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For students in Kindergarten and 1st grade AMVETS (or American Veterans) is an organization that assists veterans and sponsors other programs that serve the country and its citizens. The annual theme for the 2013-2014 AMVETS National Americanism Flag Coloring Contest is: Color the American Flag template. Download the application with the templete and color away. read more
  • AMVETS National Americanism Poster Contest

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2014 Maximum Award:  $150 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  Students in the 2nd through 5th grade AMVETS (or American Veterans) is an organization that assists veterans and sponsors other programs that serve the country and its citizens. The poster contest asks student to create a poster on a selected theme. The theme for 2013-2014 AMVETS National Americanism Poster Contest is What the American Flag means to me? Eligibility: Students in the 2nd through 5th grade who attend public, private or parochial schools. Judging: read more
  • What Makes a Great Teacher Contest

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    Deadline:  April 21, 2014 Maximum Award:  $800 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  Students between the ages of 14 and 19 Energize Students states as its goal “to improve school quality and better educate today’s youth…”. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week they promote the “What Makes a Great Teacher Contest”. Students are asked to write an essay (800 words or less) on their opinion of what makes a great teacher. Eligibility: read more
  • Peace First Prize

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Deadline:  March 17, 2014 Maximum Award:  $50,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  You must be between the ages of 8 and 22 years old Peace First is an organization that believes that young people have the power and the inclination to create positive change around them. They are dedicated to teaching peacemaking skills to youth. They offer the Peace First Prize recognizing leading youth peacemakers who are focused on creating peaceful schools and communities. The winners will receive a 2-year, $50,000 Fellowship to further their peacemaking work. read more
  • The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Deadline:  June 1, 2014 Maximum Award:  $500 Eligibility:  Other, see comments Comments:  For Jewish teens in grades 9 through 12 The Norman E. Alexander Award for Excellence in Jewish Student Writing is seeking essays on the American Jew the writer most admires who has made significant contributions to humanitarian causes, social justice, medicine or science. The contest subject relates to the 2014 theme of American Jewish Heritage Month, “American Jews and Tikkun Olam, Healing the World.” read more
 
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Gillian Lester, acting dean of Berkeley Law School, named dean of Columbia Law School

    news
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:16 pm
    University President Lee Bollinger announced Gillian Lester, the acting dean of the University of California, Berkeley, Law School, as the next dean of Columbia Law School on Wednesday afternoon. Lester, who will become dean on Jan. 1, 2015, will replace David Schizer, who announced in July that he would step down as dean at the end of the academic year after 10 years—the tenure limit for Columbia Law School deans. Columbia law professor Robert Scott will serve as interim dean until Lester takes over in January. “I’m honored to take on the leadership of Columbia Law School at this…
  • ‘Passing Strange’ playwright leaves room for improvisation, creativity

    multimedia
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:01 am
    Members of the “Passing Strange” creative team discuss how the original script of the show allowed for freedom and improvisation in their creation of choreography and music. This is the final video of a four part series about the production of “Passing Strange.” Check out the first of the series to find out more about the partnership between CMTS and BTE, the second to meet some cast members of the show, and the third for a sneak peak of the costumes. “Passing Strange” opens on April 24 in the Glicker-Milstein Theatre. Tags: Columbia Musical Theatre Society Black Theatre…
  • Enrollment discrepancy sparks co-located Harlem schools’ space conflict

    news
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Differences between projected and actual enrollment numbers at a three-school co-located building on 114th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard are causing new conflicts over classroom space with a planned Department of Education-led space reallocation. Education leaders are opposing a planned reallocation of two classrooms in the building from the public school Frederick Douglass Academy II to the charter school Success Academy Harlem I, citing a higher demand for the public school. “The way the co-location was originally set up, it didn’t take into account that all the schools on…
  • Student-led nuclear think tank tackles proliferation, energy topics

    news
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Sixty-eight years after the Manhattan Project, something nuclear is reacting in Pupin once again. The K=1 Criticality Project, or K1, lead by physics professor Emlyn Hughes, GSAS ’87, and chemistry professor Ivana Hughes, is a student think tank focused on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons. The goal of the project is to collect and disseminate research on these topics, which the K1 team approaches primarily by collecting research and creating short films. K1, which is currently a summer study group on nuclear proliferation issues, attracts a diverse group of students—those involved with…
  • Undergrad council leaders restart push to fully open Uris library during exams

    news
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Undergraduate student council leaders are restarting the fight to fully open Watson Library to undergraduate students during exam weeks. Presidents of the Engineering Student Council, Columbia College Student Council, and General Studies Student Council presented a letter on Thursday to the University Senate Libraries and Digital Resources Committee, asking that undergraduates be allowed into the business school library at all times. “We’ve been fighting ever since they started this last year to get this overturned, and we fought really, really hard just to get a temporary solution, which…
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    The Daily Egyptian

  • Evansville beats SIU with long ball

    Tony McDaniel
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Sophomore Lacey Newbold slides into home during the Salukis’ 6-2 win against Loyola University Friday at Rochman Field. The Salukis swept Loyola in the three game series this weekend but lost to Evansville to end their seven-game winning streak.MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN The Salukis traveled to Indiana Tuesday in search of their ninth straight win, but fell short and had their first loss since April 12. SIU played one game against Evansville University where the Aces had the bats going and downed the Dawgs 4-2 to avoid the season sweep. Evansville struck first when pitcher, junior Megan…
  • Sibling rivalry comes to Missouri Valley

    Aaron Graff
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Freshman center fielder Dyllin Mucha would have liked to play against his older brother, Mikel, who plays for conference rival Wichita State University.  But Mikel, a junior outfielder who was hitting .357, collided with senior outfielder Micah Green and fractured his fibula on Feb. 22. “I wish I’d get to play against him, but he’s out right now because he’s hurt,” Dyllin said. Dyllin has become a regular starter for the Salukis and has the third highest batting average on the team at .297. Mikel said even though his brother plays for a rival team, he watches Dyllin’s stats…
  • Saluki women finish fourth

    Tony McDaniel
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The SIU women’s golf season came to a close Tuesday with a middle-of-the-pack finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU shot a 300 in round three to finish fourth, eight shots behind Wichita State University, the tournament’s champion. The Salukis’ three-round score of 908 was 44-over-par for the tournament. Coach Alexis Mihelich summed up her team’s play in one word; decent. “The course played relatively easy, one of the easiest setups that we’ve played all year,” Mihelich said. “We shot mediocre scores compared to the field, and we’d beat those teams…
  • Dawgs get last laugh against SEMO

    Aaron Graff
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Junior outfielder Tyler Rolland is called out at second base Tuesday during the Salukis’ 5-2 win againstSoutheast Missouri State University at Itchy Jones Stadium. SIU snapped a three-game losing streakwith the win and improved to 21-20 for the season. The Salukis will travel to Normal Friday for a threegameseries against Illinois State University.LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN The Saluki baseball team needed the win Tuesday night to avoid falling below .500 for the first time since its 1-2 start to the season.  SIU (21-20, 3-9) hosted the Ohio Valley Conference leading Southeast Missouri…
  • Hop and a skip to Windy Hill

    jhaines
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    JAKE HAINES · DAILY EGYPTIAN Matt McCarroll pours out hops Tuesday at Windy Hill Hops farm and brew shop in Murphysboro. McCarroll, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at SIU, owns Windy Hill Hops and teaches a chemistry of brewing class on campus, which allows students to learn the history and science of brewing beer. “Before we opened, a lot of home brewers had to either drive to St. Louis or order their hops, grains and yeasts online,” McCarroll said. “But now we allow them to come in and smell and even taste the grains before purchasing so they get a better idea of…
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    NextStepU

  • The procrastination cure? Just do it.

    nextstepu
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Inevitably, you will face a school project that gives you fits. You have no ideas; you have bunch of other easier work that you can do instead; you don’t fully understand the assignment; you hate the course or the instructor; etc., etc., etc. Anything else seems like a better activity than finishing up this essay/research paper/project. We all have been in this situation and it is the worst. Here’s the extremely obvious, yet incredibly brilliant secret to overcoming it: just sit down and finish the thing. First, find a location where you are most productive. I usually go to the library…
  • Tuesday Tour Day — Touro College (NY SCAS)

    nextstepu
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today we are touring Touro College located in New York, N.Y.! Touro College’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NY SCAS) is a career-oriented college with convenient locations throughout Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Offerings of day, evening and weekend classes make NY SCAS practical and accessible. NY SCAS offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs in many of today’s most demanded fields: business management and administration, psychology, computer science, human services, desktop and Web publishing and much more. Transfer credits are accepted from many…
  • What your summer job says about you

    nextstepu
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Usually when you think of your summer job, you think that it’s just something to get you through the season, not something that will influence your long-term education or career goals. However, projected data from Snagajob suggests that this summer will see a wage increase (an average of $10.39/hour) and about two million additional people in the work force.  This means you have a little bit more leeway when it comes to applying for and accepting a summer job. In fact, it might even be an important part of a future resumé. Here are some popular summer jobs and how they might signify what…
  • Scholarship Saturday — Fallen Patriots

    nextstepu
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NextStepU is happy to help guide you toward scholarships and opportunities to earn money for college. We know that this scholarship won’t be for everyone, but there is a need to find all of the children of fallen patriots. In the last 25 years, 15,000 children have lost a parent to combat. Only 2,800 of those children have enrolled to receive this benefit for college. If you know a child (or the parent of a child) who has lost their mother or father while they were in service, please forward them this information to make sure they are accounted for and enrolled. No child should miss…
  • Freebie Friday — U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges 2014″

    nextstepu
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    You may have read our book review last Saturday about the Best Colleges 2014 publication from U.S. News & World Report. If you missed that article, CLICK HERE to go back and read our thoughts on why we feel this is important reading as you schedule your college visits and college application decisions. Are you wondering what might be INSIDE this book? You can view a list of contents HERE, and you can also try to win your own copy of “Best College 2014″ by filling in the Rafflecopter app below. One lucky winner will receive his or her own copy! As a friend of NextStepU, you…
 
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    All Blog

  • NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Info Webinar - April 29 and 30

    lhentges
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers will be hosting informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars will provide an overview of the program solicitation and answer questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program. Register by clicking the webinar link and following the prompts: Tuesday, April 29, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT         
  • NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Info Webinar - April 29 and 30

    lhentges
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers will be hosting informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars will provide an overview of the program solicitation and answer questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program. Register by clicking the webinar link and following the prompts: Tuesday, April 29, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT         
  • NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Info Webinar - April 29 and 30

    lhentges
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers will be hosting informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars will provide an overview of the program solicitation and answer questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program. Register by clicking the webinar link and following the prompts: Tuesday, April 29, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT         
  • NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Info Webinar - April 29 and 30

    lhentges
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers will be hosting informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars will provide an overview of the program solicitation and answer questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program. Register by clicking the webinar link and following the prompts: Tuesday, April 29, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT         
  • NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Info Webinar - April 29 and 30

    lhentges
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    The NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Program Officers will be hosting informational webinars as listed below. The NRT webinars will provide an overview of the program solicitation and answer questions about the structure and goals of the new NRT program. Register by clicking the webinar link and following the prompts: Tuesday, April 29, 2:00pm EDT to 3:00pm EDT         
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    A day in the life....of a curious college student

  • Matters concerning life and death

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
           There is always somberness when death enters our lives, almost always unexpectedly. It arrives without judgment or expectation. We are not expected of death to be presentable in our best form, only our truest. We come in to this world naked and in physical and spiritual form. And we exit the world the same way, bearing our naked souls, deathbed secrets and stories untold. The concept that death strikes fear in the hearts of many is unfortunate. Yet we fail to realize that death is not to be feared rather welcomed in like an old friend. I do not see death as a…
  • Half truths and half lies

    21 Feb 2014 | 11:36 am
    Perfection is not something to be attained. Rather an unattainable goal that no one so far has reached in my time of knowing. A distant rock lies a ways from earth, a beautiful majestic rock that floats so freely in its form. To me, Luna was as close to perfection as it was going to get. She only revealed parts of herself, just one side. As like humans, she was hiding her true form, or true self.; A wise one at that.Although I think part of the problem with humans is they reveal too much, all at once. And most of the time they are only half truths, embellished with other half truths. Any…
  • Lost at sea

    16 Feb 2014 | 3:55 pm
    There once was a girl, that thought she could rule the world.But her reality was broken, and everything she once had was now lost and hopeless.She could feel the doom like a storm brewing off the coastEverything she had went up in flames, only faint vapors of smoke remainedIt wasn't in her best interest to lose sight of what she wanted so badlyHer grip was too tight, she squeezed the life right out of her dreamsand let them float by.Only blue skies, or so she thoughtHer eyes weren't focused on the prizeJust the thought of holding that prize as her own.She couldn't have known it would end this…
  • New beginnings

    27 Jan 2014 | 11:09 pm
    It has been some time since I have posted on this blog, and truly I needed the time away to figure out the depth of my life. The truth is, I lack confidence in the most simplest terms. I have yet to discover the secret of life that keeps one gliding along the path to a peaceful state of existence. I am still in school, three semesters away from graduating with an Associates in arts degree. Which, by my standards is a huge accomplishment.I dropped out in the tenth grade, and I was supposed to graduate in 2009 with the rest of my peers. Walking that short, but ever so long glide across the…
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    CollegeFocus

  • How to Spend Smart

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

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

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

    Jackson Hathorn
    13 Mar 2014 | 6:21 am
    Machinists use a combination of mathematical aptitude, physical dexterity, and craftsmanship to create precise parts. Becoming a machinist can open up a rewarding, lucrative career. But how does one go down this path? There is no strictly set way to become a machinist—for instance, you don’t need a college degree—but there are foundational skills, training [...]
  • Comparing College Financial Aid Award Letters

    Sani
    16 Feb 2014 | 12:57 pm
    In just a few weeks, colleges will be distributing their financial aid awards. If you’ve applied to more than one college (and most do), you’re going to receive multiple acceptances and multiple award letters. As the letters begin to arrive at the beginning of March, you want to be smart and compare colleges side by [...]
 
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    First Generation Student

  • First-Generation Students in Today’s College Society: From Disconnect to Engagement

    Harry Rumble
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    I have been reflecting lately on what it means to be a college student in American higher education today. As I have pondered this, I have realized the similarities and differences among first-generation college students and their non-first-generation peers. A Feeling of Disconnect I was not a first-generation college student, but my college experience was not as traditional as that of many of my peers. At times, during my undergraduate and even graduate semesters, I felt have unable to truly connect with many of my classmates. That’s something I believe to be a major issue for…
  • Your College Questions Answered by a Graduating First-Generation Student

    George Alvarez
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:12 am
    Instead of telling my stories in this blog post, I’ve taken the initiative to allow first-generation students to ask me questions about college. I’ve answered these questions to the best of my ability based on my experiences. I apologize in advance if your question was not answered directly; I hope that you will find relevant insight embedded in my answers to other questions. How do you know what college is right for you? There is only one way to answer this question: Do your research. Know who you are, know what you want and find a match. Colleges do their part when it comes to…
  • How to Make Each Day Count: Managing Time and Balancing Your Schedule as a First-Gen Student

    Fabian House
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are You a Mr. or Mrs. Do-Everything? Chances are, you’re a thriving first-generation student who, like me, has had problems with trying to do everything or, more specifically, learning not to do everything. One of the biggest problems I had when I began attending Wabash is that I wanted to do everything, from attending talks and presentations by visiting speakers and professors to writing for three publications (campus newspaper, magazine and blog), and on top of all that I was a soccer and track athlete … Whew! Take a Deep Breath You can’t accomplish anything you want in…
  • 4 Ways to Jump-Start Your College Search Process

    Ashley Gunn
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Spring has sprung … sort of. While many of us are still digging ourselves out of snow and ice, the signs of spring have arrived: more sunlight, rising temps and blossoming flowers. For admissions offices, spring is a time to both work with high school seniors as they commit to the colleges that are the best fits for them and work with juniors as they begin their college search processes. If you’re a junior in high school, this is a great opportunity to start working with your high school counselor or other adviser to get ready to apply to colleges in the fall. Here are a few…
  • My List of Indespensible Advice for Every First-Generation College Student

    Tia Roy
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    I think many high school students (including myself a few years ago) assume that college is everything they see in movies and television shows. In all honesty, I had no idea what to expect: I did not have a well-rounded network of college students who could answer my simple questions about everything I wished I knew about college. So, here are some of the most important things I’ve learned in college and want to pass on to up-and-coming and current first-generation college students. Ask Questions One important piece of advice I would give to all aspiring first-generation college…
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    Centura College

  • How to Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 15 months

    Centura College
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business in 15 months Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in as little as 15 months! It hardly seems fair sometimes, but it is certainly true now more than ever.  Today’s competitive workforce often means that those with the right level of education and experience receive preference over those with limited college and/or related work experience.  This also means that those who do not have the right education and experience often get left behind or passed over for certain career opportunities, promotions and even raises. So the question then becomes;…
  • What’s the Current Job Market for Medical Assisting Professionals Look Like?

    Centura College
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    The Current Job Market for Medical Assisting Professionals Medical assistants play an intricate, behind-the-scenes role in many medical facilities. They are the people who take medical histories, deal with patients, and serve as the first line of communication between patients and the medical facility. With that being said, medical assisting is still a fairly new field, and many people wonder what medical assistants really do, and whether or not the field is one that could provide long term job security. What Do Medical Assistants Do? The job description and job scope of a medical assistant…
  • 10 Facebook Pages to Follow About Business Management

    Centura College
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:44 am
    10 Facebook pages you should follow about Business Management Top 10 Facebook Pages about Business Management For students pursuing a business management degree, it might sometimes feel like the homework never ends. Social media diversions can deliver the break they need. Browsing Facebook and chattering with old high school friends isn’t necessarily productive, though. Here is a list of 10 Facebook pages that will help students take a break from studies without suffering the guilt of spending hours surfing aimlessly and being unproductive. A2Z Business Management: Pick the brains of…
  • 5 Facts About Using the Post 9/11 GI Bill for College

    Centura College
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Originally written by:  Vanessa Hicks,  Corporate Veterans Affairs Officer How are you going to use your Post 9/11 GI Bill? Are you a Veteran looking to go back to school, but don’t fully understand what is covered with your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits?  Don’t worry, you’re not alone.  There is a lot of information out there and also a lot of misinformation.  Trying to keep it all straight sometimes can be a bit of a struggle.  Even the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs admits it can be confusing and each person using benefits should fully understand them before using them.
  • 5 Apps That Will Make You a Better Medical Assistant

    Centura College
    14 Mar 2014 | 11:12 am
    Apps that will make you a better Medical Assistant Today’s technology can greatly enhance your efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy when it comes to job performance or exam preparation.  The trick is to find the platform and tool that makes the most sense to you and then actually use that tool.  The thing about technology and tools is that they are only as good as the person who developed the tool and the person who actually uses the tool.  So do some research on your own before downloading and installing any of these (or any other) applications for use at work or school. Having…
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    Suniti's Advice Corner

  • Get ready for the May SAT in just 3 weeks!

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:19 am
    Whether you've been studying for months, or just realized that your May SAT is only a few weeks away, use our 3 week study calendar to help you study smarter. Here are the three steps to ensure you get your dream SAT score on May 3rd: If you haven't already done so, sign up for our free trial. If you enjoy learning with TestRocker then purchase our program! Use the calendar below and work through the recommended modules, video concepts, and practice quizzes. Wake up calm and relaxed on May 3rd, and rock the SAT! Since TestRocker is completely online, you can prep for the…
  • ACT Trigonometry Tips

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:59 am
    ACT Trigonometry Tips In past blogs we have highlighted the major differences between the SAT and ACT. While the ACT and SAT math sections do share a lot of topics in common, the ACT also tests for the following topics, which are not covered by the SAT:  Trigonometry, Logarithms, Complex Numbers, and Matrices/Circles & Ellipse Equations. Depending on whether you enjoy your high school math classes, this may or may not be good news. Whether you are a math genius, or require a calculator for even the most basic math equation, the tips below should help solidify some of the fundamentals…
  • Beyond College Admissions: Why your SAT Score Matters

    4 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    Think college admissions officers are the only ones who care about your SAT score? Think again. Colleges and universities aren’t the only ones looking to assess your math, critical reading, and writing skills. Wondering where else your SAT score might matter? Here are a few places: Scholarships Despite being an often-overlooked segment of the college admissions process, scholarships are a great way to help you (or your parents) shoulder the cost of a higher education. Scholarships are often awarded based on any number of criteria, including: academic achievement, ethnicity, PSAT score, or…
  • Tips on How to Master the SAT Essay

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:29 am
    The SAT requires you to write your essay in 25 minutes. This can seem like a daunting task, and understandably so! Even in school, you normally have more than just a few minutes to read an essay prompt, plan your essay, and write it well. Here at TestRocker, we have helped thousands of students improve their essay score. Here are a few quick tips: 1. Read the essay prompt and assignment carefully As you read through the prompt, you should quickly jot down any ideas, phrases, or thoughts that come to mind. Underline key vocabulary words and ideas you can use from the prompt – but do not…
  • Planning for the SAT, SAT Subject tests, and the ACT

    21 Mar 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Taking the SAT or ACT is never as simple as registering for the test and showing up. There are so many other decisions at play, so it is very important to be clear about which tests you need to take (AP, SAT Subject Tests, IB, SAT, ACT etc.), how many times and when you should to take them. Here is a list of what your peers have asked us about their testing plans lately: Q: I took the January/March SAT and am planning to take it again, but am having trouble choosing between the May and June SAT and SAT Subject tests. What do you recommend? You should only take the SAT or ACT…
 
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    Hokie Nation

  • Happy Birthday Bimbo Coles

    HokieNation
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    VERNELL EUFAYE “BIMBO” COLES | GUARD | 1986-90 Born 4/22/1968  The nickname “Bimbo” was coined by a cousin based on a line in a country music song. CAREER NUMBERS: Points: 2,484 (1st) Points Per Game: 21.6 (2nd) Field Goals Made: 871 (2nd) Free Throws Made: 593 (2nd) Assists: 547 (1st) Steals: 216 (4th) OF NOTE: Bimbo Coles was Virginia Tech’s first ever Olympian in any sport: 1988 – Bronze Medal 2nd Round NBA Draft Pick of the Sacramento Kings: 1990 (40th overall pick) 54th Round MLB Draft Pick of the California Angels: 1990 (1322th overall pick) Played 14 NBA seasons…
  • Virginia Tech Happy Video

    HokieNation
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Virginia Beach native Pharrell Williams seems to excel at creating songs. Here is is his Oscar nominated song. Virginia Tech Happy Video. This incredible #VTHappy video was created by Blair Retnauer. Big props! She did an incredible job. Subscribe to Blair on YouTube Follow Blair on Facebook The post Virginia Tech Happy Video appeared first on Hokie Nation.
  • Virginia Tech Football Tickets 2014

    HokieNation
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Virginia Tech Football Tickets are available to both the general public and students for the 2014 season. General public season tickets are $350 and can be purchased by logging on to www.hokietickets.com or by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800 VATECH4 (828-3244) or (540) 231-6731. The 2014 home schedule features seven games at Lane Stadium, Sat. Aug. 30 William & Mary TBD Sat. Sep. 13 East Carolina TBD Sat. Sep. 20 Georgia Tech TBD Sat. Sep. 27 Western Michigan TBD Thurs. Oct. 23 Miami 7:30, ESPN Sat. Nov. 1 Boston College TBD Fri. Nov. 28 Virginia TBD The post Virginia Tech…
  • Frank Beamer Fired

    HokieNation
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Virginia Tech Head Football Coach Frank Beamer has been fired according to the University. Press conference has been scheduled for April 1st at 6pm EST. The post Frank Beamer Fired appeared first on Hokie Nation.
  • Lets Go Hokies Remix (Videos)

    HokieNation
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:29 am
    Virginia Tech Basketball Coach Buzz Williams Lets Go Hokies Cheer The Go Hokies Kid Singing Go Hokies Lets Go Hokies enough said Lets Go Hokies Virginia Tech Candlelight Vigil – Let’s Go! Hokies!       The post Lets Go Hokies Remix (Videos) appeared first on Hokie Nation.
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