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  • FEC Vice Chair Conducts Conversation

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    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Emory School of Law hosted a public conversation with the Vice Chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The talk was titled “The Future of Elections and Democracy.” | By Benazir Wehelie /Copy Chief By Brandon Fuhr & Hannah Dunn-Grandpre Emory University School of Law hosted Vice Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Ann Ravel yesterday as she held a public forum on the current state of money in politics, elections and democracy. The event, attended by about 50 people, was the final leg of her tour across the country as part of an initiative from the FEC,…
  • Hooking Up at an Affirmative-Consent Campus? It’s Complicated

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    “Yes means yes” means checking in with your partner during sex, but many young men say they don’t know how to have that conversation.
  • The College Essay Consultant's Son Has No Shoes

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    It’s much easier to brush off your mother than a stranger who is paid to give advice about your college application essays.
  • How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

    HackCollege
    Mark Frost
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    If you’ve ever purchased a car, you know the roller coaster of feelings you get throughout the process. The research and browsing of local dealer inventory part is awesome, but once you actually step foot onto a dealership’s lot, the reality of the transaction kicks in pretty quickly. Upsells, negotiations, extra fees, and financing are the worst buzzkills for your car-buying high. Unfortunately, if you’re going to buy from a dealership, that’s the reality of car buying. If you can find a deal on Craigslist or know someone looking to sell a great car, do your research…
  • Louis CK Crashes Zach Galifianakis & Brad Pitt’s Very Awkward Interview

    Open Culture
    Ayun Halliday
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Apparently, the bad part about scoring an interview with the President is it kind of makes you blasé for sitting down with anybody else. Not that Zach Galifianakis of Between Two Ferns deserved his tete-a-tete with Obama, or for that matter Bart Pit … Bradley Pitts … Brad Pitt, star of 2013’s 12 Years a Salve(sic). (The Onion’s fictional “Outside Scoop” entertainment columnist, Jackie Harvey, has nothing on the almost-as-fictional Galifianakis when it comes to murdering names) Yes, this interviewer is petty, combative, and utterly lacking in grace, but his…
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  • FEC Vice Chair Conducts Conversation

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Emory School of Law hosted a public conversation with the Vice Chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The talk was titled “The Future of Elections and Democracy.” | By Benazir Wehelie /Copy Chief By Brandon Fuhr & Hannah Dunn-Grandpre Emory University School of Law hosted Vice Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Ann Ravel yesterday as she held a public forum on the current state of money in politics, elections and democracy. The event, attended by about 50 people, was the final leg of her tour across the country as part of an initiative from the FEC,…
  • In conversation: George R.R. Martin

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    George R.R. Martin was always interested in fantasy, dreaming of the world beyond the five blocks he walked to and from school each day in his childhood hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey. His first published work was released in 1971, just after he graduated college, marking an auspicious start to a successful career. In 1991, he published “A Game of Thrones,” the first book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that has become an international sensation. This series, which has now seen five of its planned seven books published, catapulted Martin into literary stardom and inspired the…
  • Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to suspend cancer treatment, book tour

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    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and current co-director of the Initiative on Cities at Boston University, announced Thursday that he is suspending his cancer treatment and canceling the remainder of his book tour. Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served as the co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on Cities since February, announced Thursday that he will suspend his cancer treatment and end the rest of his upcoming book tour. “I, along with my family, after talking with my medical team, have decided to suspend my book tour as well as my cancer treatments,” he said in…
  • Forsyth Medical chosen as Ebola center

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    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    In Oct. 2014 Forsyth Medical Center was designated as one of two Ebola treatment centers in the Novant Health Stystem in North Carolina. They have also designated Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and Prince William Medical Center in Virginia. If someone being treated within the Novant System in North Carolina is diagnosed with Ebola, they could be placed in Winston-Salem. So far, there have been no cases or reported cases of the virus in North Carolina. But the state wants to be prepared should cases be reported or confirmed. Photo courtesy of Forsyth Medical Center “The CDC and…
  • Pita Power: Taumoepenu steps up his game

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Defense has been the lynchpin of the 2014 season so far for the Utes. Utah is ranked 36th in the country in points against, allowing just over 21 points per game halfway through the season. More importantly than the amount of points they allow, they are coming up with timely stops that put the team in a position to go out and win games. The defensive headlines have been dominated by players like defensive captain Nate Orchard, Hunter Dimick, Gionni Paul and safeties Brian Blechen and Tevin Carter. But there are players all over the defense that have come up with big plays for the Utes this…
 
 
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  • How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

    Mark Frost
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    If you’ve ever purchased a car, you know the roller coaster of feelings you get throughout the process. The research and browsing of local dealer inventory part is awesome, but once you actually step foot onto a dealership’s lot, the reality of the transaction kicks in pretty quickly. Upsells, negotiations, extra fees, and financing are the worst buzzkills for your car-buying high. Unfortunately, if you’re going to buy from a dealership, that’s the reality of car buying. If you can find a deal on Craigslist or know someone looking to sell a great car, do your research…
  • Career Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Statistics

    HackCollege
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    The Big Data revolution is driving tremendous growth in the field of statistics. Data is collected at a stunning rate and is transforming government, society and business. So it’s no surprise that graduates with a degree in statistics are finding an abundance of interesting and exciting career opportunities. But many students continue to overlook the field in favor of better-known STEM disciplines like engineering and computer science. It’s time to start giving statistics degrees more serious consideration. Here are five reasons why: Statistics is Fun Negative myths about statistics and…
  • How to Maximize the Impact of Study Abroad

    Katie Dwyer
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Studying abroad tops many students’ list of the most fun and most life-changing part of college. It’s a chance to be somewhere exciting and different, to live in a new context, and to make friends and have experiences far outside previous opportunities in either hometowns or home college contexts. For most people, the “point” of studying abroad has more to do with the cultural/personal opportunities than practical/strategic benefits. But a bit of planning while you’re abroad can make those experiences work to your benefit academically and in the job market in the long run.
  • Write For Us: HackCollege Looking for Talented Student Writers

    Mark Frost
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    With the new school year already here, HackCollege is looking for new writers to add to its 2014-2015 roster. We’re expanding on our extensive library of articles on every topic related to college life, and need students who are interested in discovering and reporting on things that can help themselves and other students succeed. But beyond helping students succeed, you’ll be making money and gaining valuable writing experience that could lead to opportunities down the road. The money is the important part, though! Below are a list of writing positions we’re currently…
  • 3 Quick Tips to Beat Negative Perfectionism

    Mark Frost
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    By nature, perfectionism sounds great. The drive to always perform, and not settling for second best or mediocrity can’t be a bad thing, right? In reality, however, negative perfectionism is your worst enemy. Not only because perfection is impossible to obtain, but because it often leads to failure simply due to the fear of failing at a particular task. Throughout college, you’ll likely feel the pressure to succeed, leading your inner-perfectionist to reveal itself on a regular basis. Below are a few tips for balancing your desire to do great work with your need to complete…
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    Open Culture

  • Louis CK Crashes Zach Galifianakis & Brad Pitt’s Very Awkward Interview

    Ayun Halliday
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Apparently, the bad part about scoring an interview with the President is it kind of makes you blasé for sitting down with anybody else. Not that Zach Galifianakis of Between Two Ferns deserved his tete-a-tete with Obama, or for that matter Bart Pit … Bradley Pitts … Brad Pitt, star of 2013’s 12 Years a Salve(sic). (The Onion’s fictional “Outside Scoop” entertainment columnist, Jackie Harvey, has nothing on the almost-as-fictional Galifianakis when it comes to murdering names) Yes, this interviewer is petty, combative, and utterly lacking in grace, but his…
  • New Animated Web Series Makes the Theory of Evolution Easy to Understand

    Josh Jones
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHOjC4oxh8 When it comes to matters of broad scientific consensus, I’m generally inclined to offer provisional assent. Like everyone else, I have to rely on the expertise of others in matters outside my ken, and in many cases, this rational appeal to authority is the best one can do without acquiring the relevant qualifications and years of experience in highly specialized scientific fields. In the case of evolution, I happen to find the evidence and explanations nearly all biologists proffer much more persuasive than the claims—and accusations—of their…
  • All of H.P. Lovecraft’s Classic Horror Stories Free Online: Download Audio Books, eBooks & More

    Josh Jones
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqIxCqayQok We cannot properly speak of horror fiction without mentioning the name H.P. Lovecraft, any more than we could do so without speaking of Edgar Allan Poe, whose complete works we featured in a post yesterday. Even now, as some of Lovecraft’s really vicious attitudes have come in for much critical reappraisal, the Lovecraftian is still a dominant form. Winners of the World Fantasy Award receive a bust of the author, and dark modern masters like Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates admit that Lovecraft was “the twentieth century’s greatest…
  • Morgan Spurlock, Werner Herzog & Other Stars Explain Economic Theory in 20 Short Films

    Jonathan Crow
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9gMZRcC36o Morgan Spurlock is a filmmaker who has long found catchy ways of getting his point across. For his breakout movie, Super Size Me (available on Hulu), he sought to illustrate just how truly awful fast food is for you by subsisting solely on McDonald’s for a month. His diet literally almost killed him. Not long after the movie came out, McDonald’s started adding more healthy options to its menu. In POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Spurlock looked to make a documentary about product placement in movies by financing the doc…
  • H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle & Other British Authors Sign Manifesto Backing England’s Role in WWI

    Colin Marshall
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Thinkers have said a great deal about the relative might of the pen and the sword—often one well-known phrase in particular—but still, the subject of intellect versus might remains a matter of active inquiry. But what if might harnesses intellect? What if those who live by the pen pick up their writing tool of choice to endorse the national use of weaponry infinitely more powerful than all the swords ever forged? This very thing happened in the Britain of 1914: “FAMOUS AUTHORS DEFEND ENGLAND’S WAR,” read the headlines, and University of Ottawa English…
 
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  • FEC Vice Chair Conducts Conversation

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    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Emory School of Law hosted a public conversation with the Vice Chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The talk was titled “The Future of Elections and Democracy.” | By Benazir Wehelie /Copy Chief By Brandon Fuhr & Hannah Dunn-Grandpre Emory University School of Law hosted Vice Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Ann Ravel yesterday as she held a public forum on the current state of money in politics, elections and democracy. The event, attended by about 50 people, was the final leg of her tour across the country as part of an initiative from the FEC,…
  • In conversation: George R.R. Martin

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    George R.R. Martin was always interested in fantasy, dreaming of the world beyond the five blocks he walked to and from school each day in his childhood hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey. His first published work was released in 1971, just after he graduated college, marking an auspicious start to a successful career. In 1991, he published “A Game of Thrones,” the first book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that has become an international sensation. This series, which has now seen five of its planned seven books published, catapulted Martin into literary stardom and inspired the…
  • Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to suspend cancer treatment, book tour

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and current co-director of the Initiative on Cities at Boston University, announced Thursday that he is suspending his cancer treatment and canceling the remainder of his book tour. Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served as the co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on Cities since February, announced Thursday that he will suspend his cancer treatment and end the rest of his upcoming book tour. “I, along with my family, after talking with my medical team, have decided to suspend my book tour as well as my cancer treatments,” he said in…
  • Forsyth Medical chosen as Ebola center

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    In Oct. 2014 Forsyth Medical Center was designated as one of two Ebola treatment centers in the Novant Health Stystem in North Carolina. They have also designated Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and Prince William Medical Center in Virginia. If someone being treated within the Novant System in North Carolina is diagnosed with Ebola, they could be placed in Winston-Salem. So far, there have been no cases or reported cases of the virus in North Carolina. But the state wants to be prepared should cases be reported or confirmed. Photo courtesy of Forsyth Medical Center “The CDC and…
  • Pita Power: Taumoepenu steps up his game

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Defense has been the lynchpin of the 2014 season so far for the Utes. Utah is ranked 36th in the country in points against, allowing just over 21 points per game halfway through the season. More importantly than the amount of points they allow, they are coming up with timely stops that put the team in a position to go out and win games. The defensive headlines have been dominated by players like defensive captain Nate Orchard, Hunter Dimick, Gionni Paul and safeties Brian Blechen and Tevin Carter. But there are players all over the defense that have come up with big plays for the Utes this…
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  • Deep Habits: Create an Idea Index

    Study Hacks
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Brain Picking I’m a professional non-fiction writer which makes me by default also a professional reader of sorts (the photo above shows my nightstand). I read (most of) five to ten books per month on average in addition to quite a few articles. One thing that has often frustrated me in this undertaking is the inefficiency of my notetaking. My standard strategy when reading a physical book is to mark interesting passages with a pencil and then put a check on the upper right corner so I can later skip quickly past non-annotated pages. The problem with this strategy is that if time passes…
  • How to Win a Nobel Prize: Notes from Richard Hamming’s Talk on Doing Great Research

    Study Hacks
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    You and Your Research In March 1986, the famed mathematician and computer scientist Richard Hamming returned to his former employer, Bell Labs, to give a talk at the Bell Communications Research Colloquia Series. His talk was titled “You and Your Research,” and it’s goal was straightforward: to deliver lessons for serious researchers about how to do “Nobel-Prize type of work” (a topic familiar to Hamming given the large number of Nobels won by his colleagues during his Bell Labs tenure). This talk is famous among applied mathematicians and computer scientists…
  • Deep Habits: Conquer Hard Tasks With Concentration Circuits

    Study Hacks
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    A Writing Tour of Georgetown Today I needed to finish a tough chunk of writing. The ideas were complicated and I wasn’t quite sure how best to untangle the relevant threads and reweave them into something appealing. I knew I was in for some deep work and I was worried about my ability to see it through to the end. So I packed up my laptop and headed outside. Here’s where I started writing: Once I began to falter, I switched locations:     As I neared the end my energy begin sputter, so I switched locations one more time for the home stretch:   In this third and…
  • How We Sent a Man to the Moon Without E-mail and Why it Matters Today

    Study Hacks
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    The NASA Paradox In 2008, Dan Markovitz was meeting with a group of R&D engineers at a high tech company. The engineers began complaining about e-mail. They were overwhelmed by the hundreds of messages arriving every day in their inbox, but at the same time, they agreed that this was unavoidable. Without such intensive e-mail use, they reasoned, their teams’ efficiency would plummet. This conclusion led one of the engineers to ask an interesting question: If this is true, “how [did] NASA’s engineers manag[e] to put a man on the moon without tools like email?” Think…
  • Deep Habits: Don’t Web Surf During the Work Day

    Study Hacks
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Swimming to the Offline Shore By 2004, I was an expert web surfer. I had memorized a sequence of web site addresses that I could cycle through, one after another, in rapid succession. I would do this once every hour or so as a quick mental pick me up to help get through the work day. At some point, soon after starting graduate school at MIT, I dropped the habit altogether. It’s been close to a decade since I considered the web as a source of entertainment during my work day. Indeed, I’m so out of practice with web surfing, that I’ve found on the few occasions that I’ve…
 
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  • FEC Vice Chair Conducts Conversation

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    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Emory School of Law hosted a public conversation with the Vice Chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The talk was titled “The Future of Elections and Democracy.” | By Benazir Wehelie /Copy Chief By Brandon Fuhr & Hannah Dunn-Grandpre Emory University School of Law hosted Vice Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Ann Ravel yesterday as she held a public forum on the current state of money in politics, elections and democracy. The event, attended by about 50 people, was the final leg of her tour across the country as part of an initiative from the FEC,…
  • In conversation: George R.R. Martin

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    George R.R. Martin was always interested in fantasy, dreaming of the world beyond the five blocks he walked to and from school each day in his childhood hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey. His first published work was released in 1971, just after he graduated college, marking an auspicious start to a successful career. In 1991, he published “A Game of Thrones,” the first book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that has become an international sensation. This series, which has now seen five of its planned seven books published, catapulted Martin into literary stardom and inspired the…
  • Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to suspend cancer treatment, book tour

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and current co-director of the Initiative on Cities at Boston University, announced Thursday that he is suspending his cancer treatment and canceling the remainder of his book tour. Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served as the co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on Cities since February, announced Thursday that he will suspend his cancer treatment and end the rest of his upcoming book tour. “I, along with my family, after talking with my medical team, have decided to suspend my book tour as well as my cancer treatments,” he said in…
  • Forsyth Medical chosen as Ebola center

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    In Oct. 2014 Forsyth Medical Center was designated as one of two Ebola treatment centers in the Novant Health Stystem in North Carolina. They have also designated Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and Prince William Medical Center in Virginia. If someone being treated within the Novant System in North Carolina is diagnosed with Ebola, they could be placed in Winston-Salem. So far, there have been no cases or reported cases of the virus in North Carolina. But the state wants to be prepared should cases be reported or confirmed. Photo courtesy of Forsyth Medical Center “The CDC and…
  • Pita Power: Taumoepenu steps up his game

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Defense has been the lynchpin of the 2014 season so far for the Utes. Utah is ranked 36th in the country in points against, allowing just over 21 points per game halfway through the season. More importantly than the amount of points they allow, they are coming up with timely stops that put the team in a position to go out and win games. The defensive headlines have been dominated by players like defensive captain Nate Orchard, Hunter Dimick, Gionni Paul and safeties Brian Blechen and Tevin Carter. But there are players all over the defense that have come up with big plays for the Utes this…
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  • FEC Vice Chair Conducts Conversation

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Emory School of Law hosted a public conversation with the Vice Chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The talk was titled “The Future of Elections and Democracy.” | By Benazir Wehelie /Copy Chief By Brandon Fuhr & Hannah Dunn-Grandpre Emory University School of Law hosted Vice Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Ann Ravel yesterday as she held a public forum on the current state of money in politics, elections and democracy. The event, attended by about 50 people, was the final leg of her tour across the country as part of an initiative from the FEC,…
  • In conversation: George R.R. Martin

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    George R.R. Martin was always interested in fantasy, dreaming of the world beyond the five blocks he walked to and from school each day in his childhood hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey. His first published work was released in 1971, just after he graduated college, marking an auspicious start to a successful career. In 1991, he published “A Game of Thrones,” the first book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that has become an international sensation. This series, which has now seen five of its planned seven books published, catapulted Martin into literary stardom and inspired the…
  • Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to suspend cancer treatment, book tour

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and current co-director of the Initiative on Cities at Boston University, announced Thursday that he is suspending his cancer treatment and canceling the remainder of his book tour. Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served as the co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on Cities since February, announced Thursday that he will suspend his cancer treatment and end the rest of his upcoming book tour. “I, along with my family, after talking with my medical team, have decided to suspend my book tour as well as my cancer treatments,” he said in…
  • Forsyth Medical chosen as Ebola center

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    In Oct. 2014 Forsyth Medical Center was designated as one of two Ebola treatment centers in the Novant Health Stystem in North Carolina. They have also designated Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and Prince William Medical Center in Virginia. If someone being treated within the Novant System in North Carolina is diagnosed with Ebola, they could be placed in Winston-Salem. So far, there have been no cases or reported cases of the virus in North Carolina. But the state wants to be prepared should cases be reported or confirmed. Photo courtesy of Forsyth Medical Center “The CDC and…
  • Pita Power: Taumoepenu steps up his game

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Defense has been the lynchpin of the 2014 season so far for the Utes. Utah is ranked 36th in the country in points against, allowing just over 21 points per game halfway through the season. More importantly than the amount of points they allow, they are coming up with timely stops that put the team in a position to go out and win games. The defensive headlines have been dominated by players like defensive captain Nate Orchard, Hunter Dimick, Gionni Paul and safeties Brian Blechen and Tevin Carter. But there are players all over the defense that have come up with big plays for the Utes this…
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  • 6 Ways to Better Manage Your Money During School

    James Torres
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’re a college student and you’ve opened this article, your first response to the title may have been, “Money? What money?” From Ramen dinners to free movie screenings, college is in many ways defined by its financial limitations. Not having a lot of money while you’re in school simply reinforces your need to manage […]
  • You’ll Never Believe What These High School “Robodawgs” Do!

    Gina LaGuardia
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    With a name like "Robodawgs," it's no wonder this high school robotics team is gaining national attention.
  • Moving On, Up and OUT! How to Make the Most of Your College Move-In

    Vanessa Burnam
    11 Aug 2014 | 10:25 am
    Move-in day is a stressful but significant mark that brings with it the excitement (and the anxiety!) that you are actually going to college. That’s why we’re stepping in with some useful tips and handy-dandy dorm checklist.
  • My Story: Retreat for Freshman Leaders

    Vanessa Burnam
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Our summer intern Vanessa Burnma is about to embark on her college career at Florida Gulf Coast University. When we found out she was invited to experience a recent leadership retreat designed for freshman at the school, we asked she share her experiences...
  • Enter the “Tape On” Back-to-School Contest

    Jessica Plutchok
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’re between the ages of 13 and 18 and can create one-of-a-kind school creations with duct tape, this one’s for you!
 
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  • FEC Vice Chair Conducts Conversation

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    The Emory School of Law hosted a public conversation with the Vice Chair of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The talk was titled “The Future of Elections and Democracy.” | By Benazir Wehelie /Copy Chief By Brandon Fuhr & Hannah Dunn-Grandpre Emory University School of Law hosted Vice Chairman of the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) Ann Ravel yesterday as she held a public forum on the current state of money in politics, elections and democracy. The event, attended by about 50 people, was the final leg of her tour across the country as part of an initiative from the FEC,…
  • In conversation: George R.R. Martin

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    George R.R. Martin was always interested in fantasy, dreaming of the world beyond the five blocks he walked to and from school each day in his childhood hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey. His first published work was released in 1971, just after he graduated college, marking an auspicious start to a successful career. In 1991, he published “A Game of Thrones,” the first book in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series that has become an international sensation. This series, which has now seen five of its planned seven books published, catapulted Martin into literary stardom and inspired the…
  • Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to suspend cancer treatment, book tour

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and current co-director of the Initiative on Cities at Boston University, announced Thursday that he is suspending his cancer treatment and canceling the remainder of his book tour. Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who has served as the co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on Cities since February, announced Thursday that he will suspend his cancer treatment and end the rest of his upcoming book tour. “I, along with my family, after talking with my medical team, have decided to suspend my book tour as well as my cancer treatments,” he said in…
  • Forsyth Medical chosen as Ebola center

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    In Oct. 2014 Forsyth Medical Center was designated as one of two Ebola treatment centers in the Novant Health Stystem in North Carolina. They have also designated Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and Prince William Medical Center in Virginia. If someone being treated within the Novant System in North Carolina is diagnosed with Ebola, they could be placed in Winston-Salem. So far, there have been no cases or reported cases of the virus in North Carolina. But the state wants to be prepared should cases be reported or confirmed. Photo courtesy of Forsyth Medical Center “The CDC and…
  • Pita Power: Taumoepenu steps up his game

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    Defense has been the lynchpin of the 2014 season so far for the Utes. Utah is ranked 36th in the country in points against, allowing just over 21 points per game halfway through the season. More importantly than the amount of points they allow, they are coming up with timely stops that put the team in a position to go out and win games. The defensive headlines have been dominated by players like defensive captain Nate Orchard, Hunter Dimick, Gionni Paul and safeties Brian Blechen and Tevin Carter. But there are players all over the defense that have come up with big plays for the Utes this…
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    BS/MD Admissions by College Admissions Counseling

  • Is that BS/MD Program a Guaranteed Program?

    Todd Johnson
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    There is a lot of confusion with BS/MD programs and the word “guaranteed”. I have had several administrators of BS/MD programs tell me that their program is not guaranteed.  So, what does it mean when I say that a program has a guaranteed acceptance into medical school? It means that under normal circumstances, once you are accepted into a BS/MD program, you have a seat waiting for you at the college and the associated medical school. Where the confusion often sets in is that some people assume that if the seat is guaranteed, then no matter what you do after acceptance you will…
  • Do You Need to Apply to a Safety College?

    Todd Johnson
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I just read an article on another site that argued that it is easier now to get into a selective college than it was 30 years ago. The argument is that some selective colleges have added seats in the last 30 years and some colleges that didn’t use to be selective now are so those seats are also available. An interesting argument but what concerned me about the article was the statement that students no longer had to worry about reach, match and safety colleges. Just apply to enough schools, the article suggested, and you are bound to get into at least one. I have seen this argument made…
  • When to Submit Different Parts of the College Application?

    Todd Johnson
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    This time of year I get many questions about when the different parts of the application need to be submitted. For instance, what happens if a recommendation letter gets sent before the application?  As it happens, the answer is very simple. It does not matter one bit the order in which colleges get different parts of your application. Once they get something that relates to you, whether an application, transcript, letter of recommendation, whatever, they will start a file for you. Every time they get something that relates to you they will put it into this file. Once they have all of the…
  • What College Should You Apply to Early Decision?

    Todd Johnson
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    I sometimes have students ask this time of year which college they should apply to early decision. And the answer is simple. None. Don’t get me wrong. Early decision can be a great choice for some students. If you have found a college that you really love, and you have done your homework looking at many different colleges, and money is not an issue, early decision may be right for you. But if you are asking the question of where you should apply early decision, it is obvious that you don’t have a first choice college. You don’t have one that you really love over all others.
  • I Have One Opening for a BS/MD Senior Applicant

    Todd Johnson
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    In the past 3 months I have had a number of seniors call wanting to work with me on BS/MD admissions. Unfortunately, I have been completely booked with current seniors. Until today. I just had a student drop out and I have one opening for a senior. The opening is for help with all aspects of the BS/MD and college admissions process including help identifying the best BS/MD programs for a student, the best colleges for pre-med prep, help with the applications including essays and help with interview prep. I do not help with just one part of the process because I have found that the students…
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    Planning and Preparing for College

  • Alpha Phi Alpha: Go-to-High-School, Go-to-College - Saturday, October 28, 2014

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Go To High School, Go To College (7th - 12 Graders - Males Only Event)   The "Go to High School, Go to College" Seminar will be on this Saturday, October 25th at the  University of Memphis.  The event will be in  the University Center in Room A and B. The event will start at 10:00 am and  end no later than 2:30 pm.      We are looking for young men from 7th to 12th grade to
  • Tennessee Promise - Deadline: November 1, 2014

    17 Oct 2014 | 3:52 pm
      Apply for the Tennessee Promise here between August 15 and November 1, 2014. The Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program that will begin in the Fall of 2015.  It will provide students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or TSAA.  While removing the financial burden
  • Student of Vision Abie Award

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Student of Vision Abie Award Show us your vision of a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies they build it for. The Student of Vision ABIE Award recognizes and celebrates a student who has a unique vision of making a difference in technology through innovation or inspiration. The student of Vision is passionate about innovative technologies or
  • 2015 ABIE Award for Leadership - Nominate Now

    17 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
       2015 Women of Vision ABIE Awards The ABIE Award for Leadership recognizes a leading technical woman who has led an important technology development or innovation, made a significant contribution to the technology industry, and inspires others. Women recognized have included the leader of a team of computer scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and social scientists
  • Girls Unversity (GU)

    17 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Calling All Girls 12 to 18!   GIRLS U IS ALL ABOUT YOU!  There's a new university in town, but this one's special - no textbooks or final exams and all girls!   Girls Incorporated of Memphis is launching Girls University (GU) this fall, a unique program that provides girls from across Shelby County with one-of-a-kind
 
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    The College Driver News

  • Mercedes-Benz Launches Drive Our Future Contest

    19 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    You’ve probably had one of those moments when you’re trying to get something done--like register for classes or renew your driver’s license--and you think “this could be so much easier.” Maybe the process works, but it’s just not intuitive or as easy as you had hoped. You might have even thought that, if you had the chance, you could make it better. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services would like to give you that chance.   In a nutshell, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services helps put people in the driver’s seat of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. To land in that…
  • Audi Launching New Era of Design at LA Auto Show

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Audi is launching into a new era of design at the Los Angeles Auto Show this year, which begins on November 19. The brand with the four rings is presenting the first show car that bears the signature of the new Head of Design Marc Lichte.For 45 year old Lichte, who was appointed Head of Audi Design in February 2014, the core competences of the brand – sportiness, lightweight design and quattro drive – all have a high level of importance. In a highly emotional and new design idiom, Marc Lichte communicates the technical competence and uncompromising product quality of the Audi…
  • Subaru Prices 2015 Impreza

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Subaru announced pricing on the remodeled Impreza line of compact 4-door and 5-door models for 2015.   The 2015 Impreza debuts revised front styling with a new front bumper, grille and headlights. New exterior mirrors enhance aerodynamics, as does a low-profile trunk spoiler on 4-door models. The sedans also feature LEDs for the center high mounted stop lamp. Impreza sedan pricing begins at $18,195. Impreza 5-door model pricing starts at $18,695.   As the best-selling Impreza ever, the current generation has been part of Subaru's sales success where the company has posted…
  • EPA Names Nissan Group Most Fuel Efficient Full-Line Automaker

    8 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Nissan Group is the most fuel efficient full-line automaker in the United States, according to the 2014 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "Trends" Report. Nissan's fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 26.2 combined1 mpg was highest among all full-line automakers in the annual report, which is the authoritative reference on new light-duty vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy and powertrain technology trends in the United States.   Nissan's 26.2 combined mpg rating, based on 2013 model-year Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, marks a 2.1 combined mpg (8.7 percent) improvement over…
  • Camouflaging 2016 Chevrolet Volt

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    The styling of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is one of the automotive world's best-kept secrets. Keeping customers and media eager to see the successor to the groundbreaking original at bay until the new Volt debuts at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January is tricky business.   First, it is engineers, not designers, who are charged with creating camouflage that balances styling secrecy with the need to validate the Volt and its systems in public.   "If it were up to me it would be a shoebox driving down the road," said Lionel Perkins, GM camouflage…
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    HackCollege

  • How to Buy Your First Car (and Feel Good About It)

    Mark Frost
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    If you’ve ever purchased a car, you know the roller coaster of feelings you get throughout the process. The research and browsing of local dealer inventory part is awesome, but once you actually step foot onto a dealership’s lot, the reality of the transaction kicks in pretty quickly. Upsells, negotiations, extra fees, and financing are the worst buzzkills for your car-buying high. Unfortunately, if you’re going to buy from a dealership, that’s the reality of car buying. If you can find a deal on Craigslist or know someone looking to sell a great car, do your research…
  • Career Spotlight: 5 Reasons to Get a Degree in Statistics

    HackCollege
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:46 pm
    The Big Data revolution is driving tremendous growth in the field of statistics. Data is collected at a stunning rate and is transforming government, society and business. So it’s no surprise that graduates with a degree in statistics are finding an abundance of interesting and exciting career opportunities. But many students continue to overlook the field in favor of better-known STEM disciplines like engineering and computer science. It’s time to start giving statistics degrees more serious consideration. Here are five reasons why: Statistics is Fun Negative myths about statistics and…
  • How to Maximize the Impact of Study Abroad

    Katie Dwyer
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Studying abroad tops many students’ list of the most fun and most life-changing part of college. It’s a chance to be somewhere exciting and different, to live in a new context, and to make friends and have experiences far outside previous opportunities in either hometowns or home college contexts. For most people, the “point” of studying abroad has more to do with the cultural/personal opportunities than practical/strategic benefits. But a bit of planning while you’re abroad can make those experiences work to your benefit academically and in the job market in the long run.
  • Write For Us: HackCollege Looking for Talented Student Writers

    Mark Frost
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    With the new school year already here, HackCollege is looking for new writers to add to its 2014-2015 roster. We’re expanding on our extensive library of articles on every topic related to college life, and need students who are interested in discovering and reporting on things that can help themselves and other students succeed. But beyond helping students succeed, you’ll be making money and gaining valuable writing experience that could lead to opportunities down the road. The money is the important part, though! Below are a list of writing positions we’re currently…
  • 3 Quick Tips to Beat Negative Perfectionism

    Mark Frost
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    By nature, perfectionism sounds great. The drive to always perform, and not settling for second best or mediocrity can’t be a bad thing, right? In reality, however, negative perfectionism is your worst enemy. Not only because perfection is impossible to obtain, but because it often leads to failure simply due to the fear of failing at a particular task. Throughout college, you’ll likely feel the pressure to succeed, leading your inner-perfectionist to reveal itself on a regular basis. Below are a few tips for balancing your desire to do great work with your need to complete…
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    Great College Advice

  • College Admissions Counselor on Keeping Your Options Open

    Mark Montgomery
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Mark Montgomery, college admissions counselor and educational consultant, advises students to keep their options open when they enter college: don’t major in too narrow of a field until you’ve acquired a more foundational understanding of what you’re interested in. TRANSCRIPT: A lot of students ask me about their major and what major they should consider. And I find a lot with my more science-oriented students that they are very interested in things like biomedical engineering. It’s so hot right now. Everybody wants to do biomedical engineering. It was interesting,…
  • Educational Consultant Defines the Ivy League

    Mark Montgomery
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    Mark Montgomery, educational consultant and college admissions expert, reminds students of the true meaning of the “Ivy League“: it’s a sports league, simple as that. Despite the common impression that “Ivy League” describes academic excellence and one Ivy League school is like any other, there are many things that set them apart from one another. TRANSCRIPT: Right now I’m on the campus of Cornell University, and a visit to Ithaca, New York is the easiest way to see the variety within the Ivy League. There are eight universities within the Ivy League, and…
  • Educational Consultant on Colby College and its “Bubble”

    Mark Montgomery
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    College admissions counselor and educational consultant Mark Montgomery goes to Colby College in Waterville, Maine to talk about its “bubble”: the physical and psychological relative isolation from the nearest urban area. He explains that this effect can tend to attract students who are a little more on the studious end of the spectrum. TRANSCRIPT: I’m here on the campus of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and I had the pleasure of walking into the art museum today. It’s Sunday, it’s really not an ideal day to be visiting Colby because pretty much nothing is…
  • Advice on Choosing an Engineering Major from a College Admissions Expert

    Mark Montgomery
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Mark Montgomery, college admissions coach and educational consultant, speaks from the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, about the intricacies of choosing to major in engineering: What type of engineering are you interested in? Do you want to be surrounded by fellow engineering students or a variety of people? Mark explains the questions you should ask yourself if you choose to go down this path. TRANSCRIPT: Right now I’m on the campus of RPI, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which is located in Troy, New York, not far from Albany which is the state capital, north of…
  • College Admissions Counselor on Undergraduate Research: Don’t Believe the Hype

    Mark Montgomery
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Mark Montgomery, college admissions expert and educational consultant, speaks about the propensity of almost all colleges to extol their research programs on their tours. But beware: not all colleges are walking the walk. TRANSCRIPT: I’ve been travelling around New England and New York for the last week visiting colleges, and it’s helpful sometimes to visit a whole bunch at one go because it helps me, anyway, to make some meaningful comparisons among schools and among the different approaches that these schools have, not only to specific academic elements of the curriculum, but…
 
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    FeedBlitz News

  • The One Easy Gmail Tip for Tracking and Testing

    Phil Hollows
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    We recently sponsored the slightly-awkwardly-named-but-totally-worthwhile Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta, and so naturally the topic of email came up (surprise!), especially in relation to testing email forms with different email accounts. It can be a real pain to create yet another email address for your site, and so we all have only a few addresses to go around. Right? Wrong! If you have a gmail account – and who doesn’t? – you effectively have an infinite number of email addresses. And I was surprised how few of the experienced bloggers and content marketers I met…
  • Feeds, Clicks and DNS Problems

    Phil Hollows
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    If you or your subscribers have been frustrated trying to get to a FeedBlitz feed (or click through to a link in a FeedBlitz feed) in the last 24 hours or so, the reason is because some third party DNS servers have been returning the wrong results for feeds.feedblitz.com. The net effect is that although FeedBlitz is up and your feeds are being served, some subscribers are being sent to the wrong servers, and getting errors as a result. Update: We’ve routed traffic from the “wrong” server to one of the “right” ones, so even folks affected by this should now get…
  • Today I Learned: How to Enable Flash Developers

    Phil Hollows
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Not having Flash development experience in-house, we were puzzled recently when we received a support request from a Flash guy wondering why a file we’d never heard of (crossdomain.xml) was giving a 404 file not found error when he requested it. Because it wasn’t there, obviously. Thankfully, the developer in question was kind enough to throw us a link about why that file was needed for Flash, and a few minutes later we had everything we needed to know. Thanks, Chad! So if you’re a Flash developer, crossdomain.xml is now available on our servers to permit you to use…
  • New: RSS Image Enclosures Now Visible

    Phil Hollows
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    A funny (peculiar, not haha) thing about major media site RSS feeds is that not only are the feeds often little more than a plain text (and so kinda boring) sentence, but also that their RSS feeds tend to include thumbnail images as enclosures. Enclosures are the part of a feed typically used for podcast media files, and the problem with stashing an image as an enclosure is that most people won’t see it, since the picture isn’t part of the main content. As a result, the feed and downstream feed usage (e.g. email subscriptions) are much less engaging for us carbon based life…
  • The FeedBlitz API: Workflow for Building a Plugin

    Phil Hollows
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The goal of this example is to show you what API calls to make so you can programmatically add a subscriber’s email (and other information) to a list at FeedBlitz. Let’s assume you’re developing a plugin for WordPress; any WP plugin developer should be able to integrate with FeedBlitz! The example below isn’t limited to plugins, of course; it can work with any web site, product or service you can extend programmatically.  You use simple Web requests, so it’s pretty easy for a web developer to do. Prerequisites The user of your plugin will need: A FeedBlitz premium account At…
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • LSAT Diary: Procrastination and Scheduling Study Time

    Steve Schwartz
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This LSAT Diary is from Jasmine, who's studying for the December 2014 LSAT. Below, she shares her LSAT studying experience. 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.) Please thank Jasmine for sharing her story below in the comments! Jasmine's LSAT Diary: Hello! I’m Jasmine, a 22-year old,
  • Law School Application Process FAQ

    Steve Schwartz
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The LSAT Blog post contains links to many lists answering several law school application process FAQ. Elisabeth Steele Hutchison, Director of Admissions at the William S. Richardson School of Law, compiled a TON of useful information to help you this admission cycle. Bookmark this page so you'll be able to easily access everything in the future. Application Fee Waivers: Which law schools
  • LSAT Diary: September LSAT Update

    Steve Schwartz
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This LSAT Diary is from Sharon, who took the September 2014 LSAT. Below, she shares her LSAT studying experience. 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.) Please thank Sharon for sharing her story below in the comments! Sharon's LSAT Diary: On Saturday (9/27), I took the Law School Admissions
  • September 2014 LSAT Score Release Dates

    Steve Schwartz
    3 Oct 2014 | 11:45 am
    UPDATE: September 2014 LSAT scores are being released via email as of Monday, October 20, but some test-takers are having trouble logging on to LSAC.org ** Good luck to everyone taking the September 2014 LSAT! The September 2014 LSAT scores / results are scheduled to be released via email by Wednesday, October 22, 2014, so you'll have to wait for your LSAT score. However, the scores
  • LSAT Blog Interview: Mastering Logic Games

    Steve Schwartz
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    LSAT Blog reader Jacob conducted a lengthy interview with me about the strategies of top-scoring LSAT takers. Here's an excerpt from the interview: The logic games are probably the most feared subject on the LSAT. Yet many students are able to achieve a perfect score on the logic games. So, why are they the most feared and how does this transformation occur? Well, it happens because
 
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  • Latest actor to play Jobs didn't need to audition

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Latest actor to play Jobs didn't need to auditionGettyIn an upcoming biopic about the late Apple visionary, this Academy Award winner got the gig because the project 'needed the best.'Next star to don the turtleneck is ...More in entertainmentSinger calls Miley Cyrus 'a hick' 'Star Wars' plot holes revealed
  • Heartbreaking sight at home of slain soldier

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Heartbreaking sight at home of slain soldierFacebookA moving scene emerged at a makeshift vigil for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the reservist killed in a terrorist attack in Ottawa. Warning: Pics may make you cryRelated coverageCanada signals shift in terror fightDetails emerge about shooter
  • Randy Jackson on taking control of his disease

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    Randy Jackson on taking control of his diseaseGettyThe former 'American Idol' judge revealed the routine he follows to stay healthy.Secrets to his successMore from Everyday Health9 facts about your liverTraveling with ADHD kids
  • RFK aide, Frank Mankiewicz, has died at age 90

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    RFK aide, Frank Mankiewicz, has died at age 90GettyThe press secretary who went before TV cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy passed Thursday of a heart attack.Watch moment he faced worldMore headlinesGuide to Ferguson developmentsEbola cases could spur lawsuits
  • NYC has been struck by first case of Ebola

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:46 am
    NYC has been struck by first case of EbolaAPOfficials confirmed Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, tested positive for the virus Thursday, but attempted to ease concerns about spreading.Hospital he's being treated atMore coverage on EbolaWife, two friends quarantinedCDC details new response teams
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    Get Into College Blog

  • The Ivy League Guide to Extracurricular Activities

    Steve Schwartz
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Colleges want to accept students who will excel not only in academics but also in real life. Academics are important, but what you do outside of the classroom will show the admissions officer that you can make a meaningful contribution to campus life and to the world as a proud college sweatshirt-wearing alum. If you're ambitious enough to be reading this blog as a high school freshman or
  • 7 Ways to Start the College Application Process with a Bang

    Steve Schwartz
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    To sum it up in two words, plan ahead. Far too many students begin thinking about college admissions only when they actually begin the application process. Unfortunately, the beginning of senior year can be too late to turn things around. Here are 7 ways you can get a jump on the college application process and maximize your chances. 1. Keep a "brag sheet." A "brag sheet" is a list of all your
  • What to Include in a College Application Résumé

    Steve Schwartz
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Résumés aren't just for jobs and internships. You actually need one for your college applications as well. Why? It's a short 1-2 page summary of your accomplishments, abilities, and interests. It's a quick and easy way for college admissions officers to see what you've done during high school and what you'll add to their college. It's easier to make a college résumé than you'd think. This post
  • Factors in Choosing a College or University

    Steve Schwartz
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    I previously covered some important considerations in college selection and promised you I'd write more. Here they are! Cost How much is the tuition, room, and board? Public colleges and universities often offer significantly cheaper tuition for in-state students. Can you get merit aid or financial aid? If so, how much? To what extent can you negotiate with the financial aid office? Also,
  • College Essay | Show, Not Tell

    Steve Schwartz
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    It's common knowledge that you're supposed to show, not tell, in your college essay. Admissions officers read tons of essays, and many of them are similar to each other. You want your essay to stand out and be interesting, not boring or cliché. Still, anyone who has written a college essay can tell you that this is easier said than done! Keep these three tips in mind: 1. Before you start,
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector

  • The Interest You Left Behind

    Allison
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    We all have subjects that particularly interest us, that capture our attention. It could be a skill, a hobby or just a topic you follow very closely. Try taking note of the articles that attract you online or in the newspaper and you’ll have your answer. Have you incorporated that interest into the … read more
  • I Found My Career on Twitter

    Allison
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
      A question I frequently hear from job-seekers at all stages is, “Why do I need to be on Twitter?” Twitter is a platform for interests of all kinds, and many users abuse its power by over-tweeting—so its value is sometimes misunderstood. But Twitter is an amazing career and job search tool, and … read more
  • 6 Ways to Be a Standout Summer Intern

    Allison
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Getting a summer internship is the first step; here's how to make it count for your career. read more
  • Looking for a Job With Meaning? Here Are Four Ways to Find It

    Allison
    8 May 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Are you a 20-something seeking work with meaning? Are you willing to trade great mentoring and a dynamic work environment for a lower salary? If that’s the case, you are trending with your generation. And while making less money is not to be treated lightly, research shows that people who feel personally fulfilled … read more
  • Get That Summer Internship (Or Job) Now!

    Allison
    30 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    You know how important it is to have internships during your college years. And if you haven’t already lined something up, there is still a bit of time—provided you’re not completely consumed with studying for finals at the expense of conducting a search! If you do these three things, at the very least, … read more
 
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • Your LinkedIn Network Must Include These 4 Kinds of People

    Brazen Careerist
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Countless times, we’ve heard this well-worn axiom for career success: "It’s not what you know, but who you know." But have you ever given thought to who those “who” really are? While having successful and time-tested business pros to tap for advice is invaluable, it’s important to develop a deep and diverse network...   
  • 7 Things Employers Really Want to See on Your Resume

    Mark Babbitt
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another rejection followed by another disappointment. And despite what you might think – that this was all cause because of typos or resume formatting issues, a lack of internships or a poor GPA – that rejection was caused by something far more important...   
  • 10 Preparation Tips to Help You Nail the Job Interview

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    I’ve worked with numerous job seekers who have made assumptions about the interview process – assumptions which ended up biting them in the (well, you know). These ten steps will ensure you’re prepared to ace your upcoming interview. After all, the more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll appear...   
  • Recruiters Are from Mars… Job Seekers from Venus [Infographic]

    YouTern
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    For decades, there has been a disconnect between what recruiters (Mars) say and what candidates (Venus) hear. A recruiter, for example, says “I’ll be in touch if anything comes up…” and a candidate hears, “That went well, they’ll call soon!” This level of miscommunication – often caused by a recruiter saying what they need to say to keep the conversation positive and the candidate hearing what they want to hear – eventually leads to frustration, anger and a much-longer than necessary job search...   
  • 3 Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Mentorship

    YouTern
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Twice a year, a 70-year-old Italian immigrant-turned-millionaire CEO walks into Cortese’s restaurant in Binghamton with his 20-something Haitian mentee and orders the same exact dinner: baked salmon, pork chops, Caesar salad with Italian crumbly and a side of gnocchi. While this scene sounds straight out of the movie “Finding Forrester,” it’s just a typical dinner with my long-standing mentor, Angelo Mastrangelo.   
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    cheapscholar.org

  • Holiday Shopping Survival Guide: Student Edition

    Doug Schantz
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    It’s not news that students’ budgets are tight, and the holidays can be particularly straining on their wallets. You want to enjoy the holidays and give great gifts to your family and friends, but it would be nice to not have to live on ramen noodles and tap water until March. Before you sell a kidney for extra cash, check out these ideas to save on shopping this season. Plan Early It may seem a little soon to talk about holiday shopping, but planning early is easier financially and less stressful than shopping for everything all at once late December. It can also help you avoid the…
  • 4 Affordable Cars for College Students

    Doug Schantz
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    You are so close to receiving your diploma. All of your long, hard work in college will have finally paid off, and it will be time to carve out your path in the world. But first, you’ll need some wheels to take that path. As a college student, though, affordability is a factor, especially considering your last tuition bills, books and the looming student loan debts. And dependability is a necessity for making it to class, finals and hopefully job interviews. For the budgeting college student, deciding on a car can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be complicated. Choose…
  • September is College Savings Month – Let’s Talk College!

    Doug Schantz
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    While most people connect September with “back to school” season, not everyone may know that it’s also College Savings Month, a good reminder to parents to sit down as a family to evaluate and update their progress saving toward college goals. For some, it will be a simple check in and formal acknowledgment that everything’s on track. For others, it may be the first time that they’ve ever sat down and truly mapped out a plan. Regardless, families that prioritize and set goals together are accomplishing the most important part of the college savings process: communication. In a time…
  • Online Learning Offers Creative Paths to Success

    Doug Schantz
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    As the busyness bubble continues to expand, finding ways to achieve the dream of a college education often requires creative uses of time, energy, and resources. No longer can colleges and universities expect future students to pursue the one-size-fits-all path to an education.  More innovative delivery systems, especially online learning programs designed around one’s life and work, are now providing considerable access to degree completion. According to the IPEDS Data Center as reported in Inside Higher Education, 5.5 million students took at least one online course in fall 2012, and of…
  • How to Conquer the Most Common Debt Problems

    Doug Schantz
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    A whopping 35 percent of Americans have a nonmortgage bill that is 180 days or more overdue and is in collections, according to the report “Delinquent Debt in America” released by the Urban Institute in July. The average total amount in collections is $5,178 per person. Debt in collections can remain on your credit report for up to seven years, and if you don’t check your report regularly, you may not even realize you have an unpaid bill in there. If you’re facing a debt situation, get proactive. Learn how to bring it under control and fix your finances as fast as…
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    College Info Geek

  • How To Avoid Black And White Thinking: A Marriage Of Heuristics And Precision

    Thomas Frank
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize again and again that black-and-white thinking is one of the most unproductive and misleading ways of looking at the world. “Political Party X is wrong. College is always a good investment. Notes must be taken on notebook paper. You’ve got to take a stance on this issue. Decide now!” One of the many problems with this approach is the issue of precision. When asked for an opinion on a certain issue, how can you make that judgement without knowing the issue’s details? Many issues are deceptively simple when…
  • How To Win Scholarships With Shanice Miller of Debt-Free College Grad (Ep. 34)

    Thomas Frank
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Want to graduate college debt-free? Listen to this. Shanice Miller is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore Dental School, and she didn’t just graduate debt free… she ended up with $10,000 extra from numerous scholarships she was able to win. Like me, Shanice couldn’t rely on her parents for financial support in college. Her solution was to figure out how to win lots of scholarships – both as a high school student and while she was attending college. It’s her view that any student – regardless of GPA, academic standing, or income – can…
  • Should You Take Notes On Paper Or On A Computer?

    Thomas Frank
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    Which note-taking medium should you use when you’re taking notes in class – a paper notebook, or your computer? First, it’s important to define your goals and aims; what do you want to get out of your notes? Maybe you’re prioritizing quick learning, or maybe you just want to capture information and store it in a space where you can access it easily. In this video, I’ll break down the strengths of each method, and I’ll also show you some interesting research that lends credit to one them. If you’re unable to see the video above, you can view it on…
  • 6 Writing Tips To Make Your Papers 300% Better

    Thomas Frank
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hey there guys! This week’s article is a guest post by Ransom Patterson.  Ransom is a sophomore at the College of Wooster majoring in English and has been an incredibly active CIG reader – leaving well thought-out comments on articles, listening to the podcast, submitting listener tips and questions for Q&A episodes, and more – all things that I’ve been incredibly happy and grateful to see. Not only that, but Ransom has also taken the time to create his own website, portfolio, and blog using the personal website guide – and he did it when he was a freshman!
  • 5 Reader Questions! Study Tips, Bad Professors, And Work Music (Ep. 33)

    Thomas Frank
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Once per month, my roommate Martin and I get together to answer 5 questions from CIG readers. I bet the Oracle from Aladdin 3 can’t boast that kind of frequency! This month, we’re brining my girlfriend Anna into the mix. If you didn’t catch episode 32, Anna is a graphic design student and brings a non-business perspective to the podcast that’s much needed. Also, her Shrek impersonations put mine to shame. On this episode, we answer questions on studying notes more efficiently, dealing with bad professors, whether or not you should listen to music while studying,…
 
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    My College Guide

  • Win Scholarship Money Now! 10 Essay Contests for High School Sophomores and Juniors

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    Essay Contests for College Scholarships Opportunities abound for high school sophomores and juniors to write essays and win college scholarship money. For potential pay-days as big as $10,000, it’s time well-spent. My College Guide has gathered a list of 10 essay contests that high school sophomores and juniors can participate in. Be sure to check each contest’s website for complete rules and deadlines. Now, get your laptop ready and start writing! American Foreign Service Association Essay Contest: Write an essay for this prestigious national essay contest for a chance to win a $2,500…
  • The Latest College Admission Advice for High School Sophomores

    admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:22 am
    2015 Sophomore Edition, My College Guide Have you seen the latest edition of My College Guide? Our 2015 Sophomore Edition is now available online! This edition provides the latest information on the college admissions process, the hottest college majors and careers, preparing for the ACT and SAT, pre-college summer programs, and how to pay for college. Check out the topics covered in the latest My College Guide. How to Prepare for College During High School 4 ways to choose classes and activities Changes coming to the ACT and SAT Looking into study abroad College admissions advice straight…
  • How to Calculate the Cost of College

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    Determining College Costs How much will college cost you? This is a huge question for students and parents. And sometimes it’s difficult to get a good answer. But a relatively new and little-known tool on college websites can help make it easier for you to figure out what you’ll pay out of pocket at different colleges on your short list. What is this tool? It’s called the net price calculator. In 2011, the federal government began requiring that all colleges and universities post a net price calculator on their websites. A net price calculator lets you enter information about your and…
  • Check Out 2014 College Fairs

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    College Fairs Attending a college fair is a great way to start exploring different colleges. At a college fair, you can talk one-on-one with admission representatives, ask questions about college majors and student clubs, and collect brochures and information from colleges you’re interested in. Each year, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) hosts free college fairs in cities across the country. Here’s a list of the upcoming NACAC college fairs in 2014: October 11: Jacksonville October 12: Orlando October 18: Denver October 19: St. Louis October 21: Fort…
  • College Major of the Month: Nursing

    admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    College Major of the Month: Nursing Careers in the health care industry are in high demand, especially nursing. In fact, nursing ranks No. 6 on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Jobs in 2014 list. But nursing isn’t an easy-peasy college major. It requires lots of hard work, book smarts and a sincere interest in caring for other people. My College Guide is spotlighting nursing as our College Major of the Month to help you gain insight on what it takes to succeed as a nursing major, as well as learn what career opportunities and college scholarships are available for nursing majors. What…
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    Kollege and Kareer 4 Youth

  • Prudential Spirit of Community Award

    marcywilliams
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:42 am
    Attention Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors! You’ve all been making the world a better place, so lets recognize your dedication to the community. We hope you consider applying for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service…
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    17 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
  • KaKY presents. .. College Night at Richmond Community High School

    marcywilliams
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    KaKY presents…College Night at Richmond Community High School was held Thursday October 16, 2014.  We had over 15 colleges from Virginia and North Carolina in attendance.  Some colleges included: Virginia Union University, Virginia Commonwealth University, North Carolina A&T, University of Richmond, Longwood University, Bryant and Stratton and more.  We were also honored to have special guest speaker Micah “Bam Bamm” White open the event with an inspirational speech.  His encouraging words provided the youth with a real life look into the importance if making good…
  • College Night at Richmond Community High School

    marcywilliams
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:24 pm
    I’m excited to announce comedian “Micah Bam Bamm” will be the speaker at KaKY presents College Night at Richmond Community High School.    Arrive early.  Event starts at 6pm and door prizes (gift cards, school supplies and more…) will be given out at 6:15 p.m.   Please share!
  • Essay Guidelines –Master the Basics

    marcywilliams
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:25 am
    Source:  Infinite Scholars  Pay attention to details for a high quality essay for admissions and scholarships. Get organized. Brainstorm to generate some good ideas and then create an outline to help you get started. Demonstrate originality and creativity. To catch the attention of the reviewers, find a hook that will get the reader interested right away. Show, don’t tell. For example, if you’re describing an activity you participated in, don’t describe it in general terms. Be specific! What duties did you perform? What affect did it have on your life or the lives of others? Develop a…
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    College Financial Aid Advisors

  • How to Ace the College Essay

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    College application deadlines are rapidly approaching. Whether you use the Common App or go directly to the schools, there is usually an essay requirement. Most students anticipate this activity with dread, but some see it as a great opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Think about what you want to write, gather input from others, take a deep breath and begin. Here are a few tips to help you ace the essay portion of the college application process: 1. Show Your Uniqueness: Admissions counselors are reading hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of essays. Make yours the essay that causes them to…
  • Use These Marketing Statistics to Help Your Small Business Grow

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    Being aware of current trends is important to helping any size business grow. As a small business entrepreneur, though, it can be difficult to keep track of everything that is going on which could affect your business. You certainly can’t afford to have someone internally following all the trends, but you can still take advantage of big research. Many companies willingly share information you can use to help your small business grow. Here are just a few of the latest marketing insights: • Mobile is Moving Up: LocalVox reports that 51% of consumers are now more likely to purchase from a…
  • Do You Need to Complete a CSS PROFILE?

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    As your child prepares to apply to various colleges, you may be aware that you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). That form isn’t even available online until January, so you think you have plenty of time, but then you find out that one of the schools also wants a completed CSS PROFILE – what’s that? The CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE is another financial information form some schools may ask you to complete in addition to the FAFSA. Check the list of requirements for each school your child is applying to, and also be sure to pay close attention to…
  • Confused By College Apps?

    admin
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    As a high school senior, you may be getting ready to start applying to various colleges. Some admission deadlines are coming up quickly, so you need to be prepared. There are several ways to apply to college, so it is important to check the website for colleges you are interested in, or ask the admissions office, to find out which format they use. College application options include: • Direct to the College: Some colleges want you to apply directly to them, and have their own admission requirements. Carefully study their website to make sure you do not omit anything. Students in certain…
  • Should You Take the ACT or SAT?

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    It’s that time of year again when high school students are trying to decide whether they should take the ACT or SAT, both, or neither, as part of their college application process. Although similar in nature, the two standardized tests do measure different capabilities. Most colleges will accept either test, and some are even test-optional, so what path is best for you? According to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, the number of students taking the ACT has increased dramatically, and now equals or exceeds those taking the SAT, although some students may be taking both. Here is…
 
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    Custom College Visits

  • Stanford Splash! Fall 2014

    acaine
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:39 pm
    The Stanford Splash! program will be Saturday and Sunday November 8th & 9th 2014. ‘Preparing for College Visits’ presented by Janice Caine the founder of Custom College Visits has been a very popular part of the Splash! Parent Program for the past two years. The interactive program helps parents of college bound teens understand how to create a memorable and smooth running college tour and what do to on-campus. The presentation will be Saturday November 8th at 4 P.M. If your group is interested in having Ms Caine present the program, please get in touch. The post Stanford…
  • Part 6 – Travel & On-campus Visit Tips

    acaine
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Part 6 – Tips to help you and your teen prepare in advance for travel and on-campus visits The first thing I tell students (and parents) before they leave for their visits: wear comfortable shoes! You will be doing a lot of walking, and you want to be able to focus on your surroundings and what the guide is saying—not on your feet! Be Prepared for Changes in the Weather!   Also, check the weather forecast for the period that you will be away, particularly if you are traveling any distance. While the weather can change at any given moment, it will be an indicator of how to…
  • Making New Friends Your First Week on Campus

    acaine
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    17 Tips for Creating a Great First Impression and Making New Friends                                                   Your First Week on Campus For many of you, the time for your teen to head off to college for the first time is right around the corner. And while we, as parents, may show more outwardly our nervousness, many of our kids—whether they tell us or not—are nervous as well. It’s only natural for them to be raising such questions as: Will I like my roommate? How will I find my way around campus? Will it be hard to me to make friends? Patti Wood, an…
  • A Well-Managed Plan

    acaine
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    A Well Managed Plan – May 2014 A Thank you note from one of our clients.  Our college process was two-fold. It began with getting a jump start on the standardized testing, and not waiting until spring of junior year to focus. I believe our outcome was successful because we had a well-managed plan helped along by an expert, Janice Caine, of Custom College Visits. The primary focus of her business is to arrange college tours, really good ones, which is how we found her, but once we got into the process, I realized that she could help us with much more. Because the process is so…
  • Part 5 – Taking Care of Logistics

    acaine
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Taking Care of Logistics Once you have decided on your college road trip route, it’s time to take care of the logistics and make your arrangements. Having an understanding of what to expect and how to move forward in an organized manner will help make the process go smoothly. Allow Enough Time in Each City or Town The first thing you need to do is figure out how much time you will need in each college town that you will be visiting. If you will be on college campuses when classes are in session and you’ve got several individual activities and/or meetings planned, (and you can afford the…
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    ScholarshipMentor

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    10 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
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  • Drawing Out Genius Student Poster Contest

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Deadline:  October 20, 2014 Maximum Award:  $800 Eligibility:  Other, see comments Comments:  Students ages 14-21 years of age Energize Students asks the question: What does "Drawing Out Genius - the Art of Personalizing Education". They want you to watch their video DrawingOutGenius.com and then design a creative poster that addresses the topic how to "Draw Out Genius." Posters need to be in JPEG format and cannot exceed 250 MB in size.   Eligibility: read more
  • 2014-2015 ProjectCSGIRLS

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Deadline:  February 15, 2015 (this is the registration date, not the project completion date) Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  This is a computer science competition for middle school girls ProjectCSGIRLS asks you to use computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes - global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. They are looking for projects that are powerful in their ability to change and disrupt the present in a positive way.   Eligibility: read more
  • A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:25 am
    Deadline:  August 20, 2014 Maximum Award:  $1,500 Eligibility:  High school seniors and college students The Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA) serves the coating and wall covering industry. The PDCA offers the A. E. Robert Friedman PDCA Scholarship. The annual awards are based upon character, financial need, and upon full or part-time attendance in an accredited junior college, college, university or post-graduate institution. read more
  • Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarships

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:10 am
    Deadline:  June 2014 Maximum Award:  $10,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For students with cystic fibrosis The Boomer Esiason Foundation Scholarships are for students with cystic fibrosis. They offer three scholarships with deadlines in June.   read more
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    Columbia Daily Spectator

  • Support unheard opinions

    opinion
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Combative activism on our campus is drowning out other, quieter voices in the Columbia community. While some students feel that bringing about important change on campus is best accomplished through impassioned activism and coalition-building, there are others who prefer not to participate in such movements. That does not mean that non-activists are unaware of the issues or lack opinions about them. Although the opinion may not be present in public or private forums, we should not ignore those who remain unspoken. With this in mind, it is especially important to consider the “silent…
  • Students, alumni say previous fellowship staff ‘overworked’

    Christian Zhang
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:36 pm
    With recent staff changes in the Office of Global Programs’ Fellowships Office, students and alumni say they are increasingly concerned about the support Columbia offers to students applying to fellowships—especially as the number of Columbia recipients for top programs has consistently trailed other Ivy League schools. But a number of current students and alumni who have worked with the Fellowships Office say that this month’s staff turnover is only a small part of the issue. Though alumni and recent fellowship winners praised the help they received from the office, they also noticed a…
  • No. 20 field hockey hosts Dartmouth on Senior Day

    Eli Schultz
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:08 pm
    After an exciting, successful weekend on the road, Columbia field hockey (10-4, 3-1 Ivy) returns for a senior day game against Dartmouth (5-8, 3-1 Ivy) this Sunday.  The teams are tied for first in the conference with Cornell and Princeton, but thanks to a recent string of success, the No. 20 Lions look like they could begin to pull away. Last week, Columbia had two come-from-behind wins to extend its winning streak to four games. On Saturday, the Lions pulled off a 4-3 overtime win against Penn, and on Sunday, they brought home a 2-1 nonconference victory against Delaware. “To now to be…
  • Heavyweight and women’s rowing compete in the Princeton Chase

    Eli Schultz
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Columbia’s women’s rowing team will be back in action this weekend at the Princeton Chase, joined by the men's heavyweight team, which spent the last two weeks out of the water. The women raced teams in both the eights and the fours at last week’s Head of the Charles Regatta, but only the eights will hit the water this weekend after the fours finished a disappointing 16th out of 17. Columbia plans to race three boats, in a field of 15 schools that include Ivy rivals Yale, Princeton, Brown, Dartmouth, Cornell, and Penn. The heavyweight men will race in three boats in the varsity eights,…
  • Fifth set key for volleyball as conference season winds down

    Eli Schultz
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:57 pm
    With half of the Ivy campaign over and trailing Ivy-leading Yale (10-6, 6-1 Ivy) by three games, Columbia volleyball (7-9, 3-4 Ivy) needs to pick up its play. For the Light Blue, the roster is there—it’s a matter of overcoming a critical challenge in its match play. A key construct of this season’s team lies in its ability to be productive in a variety of lineups. In her first year at the helm, Lions head coach Brie Katz has been able to strike a balance between using many match rotations and keeping the competitive edge that the team brings. Five different Lions represent Columbia…
 
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    The Daily Egyptian

  • Club baseball attempts to reach previous level of success

    Brent Meske
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:28 pm
    The SIU club baseball team hopes to return to the success of the nationally-ranked team five years ago. The team was ranked No. 6 in the National Club Baseball Association poll in 2009 and No. 3 in 2010. Since then, the team has been competing with University of Illinois the last three years for the District VII-North Conference championship. Kenny Thorne, a senior from Tinley Park studying sports administration and Kyle Miller, a junior from Murphysboro studying electrical and computer engineering, took over as presidents from Michael Ingram, who graduated last year. “We have big shoes…
  • Glass pumpkins to be sold Saturday

    Marissa Novel
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Typical pumpkin patches are places for children to run, play and enjoy the fall air. At the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, you may need to watch your step. The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch, Southern Glass Works’ 8th-annual glass pumpkin sale, will begin 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Town Square Pavilion, and will end when pumpkins sell out. Jiyong Lee, the faculty advisor for Southern Glass Works, a Registered Student Organization, said the pumpkins sell out within three to four hours. “The sale starts at 9 a.m. and usually when we show up around 7:30 a.m., there are people there with chairs,” he…
  • Germany abolishes tuition: what does it mean for our students?

    destaff
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Sixty-two percent of students are unable to afford college in the U.S. today, according to a Huffington Post poll. An annual 8 percent increase in tuition costs makes matters worse, meaning college education costs double every nine years. “For a baby born today, this means that college costs will be more than three times current rates when the child matriculates in college,” according to the Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid, a website that helps students with financial aid information. On Oct. 4, Germany’s higher education officially went tuition free, according to Forbes’…
  • Carnival creates sustainable ideas

    Gabriella Scibetta
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Savannah McCord, center, a senior from St. Louis studying business management and psychology, instructs an annual yoga class Wednesday at the Student Center, as part of Campus Sustainability Day. “If we are trying to create sustainability for the earth, it is important that we create sustainability for our bodies,” McCord said.Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian SIU Sustainability hosted an environmentally friendly series of events for the “fall version” of Earth Day called Campus Sustainability Day. The Student Center art gallery was home to the first “Sustainival” Wednesday. Many…
  • Seven sexual assaults reported this semester

    Luke Nozicka
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Two Chicago police officers say women are most vulnerable to sexual assaults on college campuses between orientation and Thanksgiving break, a time period they call the “red zone.” While being in this zone at SIU, there have been seven sexual assaults reported to the Department of Public Safety, according a DPS news release Wednesday, and the online daily crime log. The department released numbers from January to Oct. 1, and two additional assaults reportedly occurred on Oct. 5 and 15. No sexual assaults have been reported to SIU-Edwardsville’s Police Department during this time period,…
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    RuffaloCODY » FM Blog

  • Who’s An Alumnus?

    Brian Gawor
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    There was recently a great discussion on the CASE LinkedIn Forum that started with a question about whether a dues-paying alumni association should allow non-graduates to join. We generally agreed that being inclusive is better. I’ve seen this question pop up regularly. Since most students now attend more than one college before graduating, and over a third transfer, if your alumni association is closed, you should open it up. Consider the several generations whose enrollment might have been interrupted by military deployment or those students who wanted to stay but a family circumstance or…
  • Have You Thanked Your Donors Today?

    Michelle Garland
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Yesterday, you heard about the importance of stewardship and cultivation from Chris Hughes. Today, I wanted to share a very recent stewardship event I participated in that utilized the campus community to thank donors in a way no other nonprofit can. At last week’s Thank a Donor Days (THAD) at Ball State University, the advancement team involved hundreds of students, faculty and staff in the effort to show gratitude to their loyal supporters. If you take a look at their Flickr site, you’ll see that the event included everything from academic leadership to the school mascot. This…
  • Cultivation and Stewardship Can Equal More Effective Solicitations

    Chris Hughes
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    “What can make our solicitations more effective?” is a question many organizations and individuals routinely ask of us about all fundraising channels, especially direct mail, email, and telefund. One way for solicitations to generate more donors and dollars is to be sure your annual plan also incorporates a solid mix of cultivation and stewardship.  As you can see in this graphic, cultivation and stewardship have a very tight relationship to solicitation. When it comes to cultivation and stewardship, a couple of important statistics: The 2010 Millennial Impact Report indicated that 86%…
  • ScaleFunder Crowdfunding Campaign for Ole Miss Athletics Raises $100K in Less Than 100 Hours

    Chris Hughes
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:52 am
    On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the University of Mississippi football team defeated the University of Alabama, 23-17, to give the Rebels victories in their opening five games of a season for the first time since 1962. Following the game, many fans in the sellout crowd went onto the playing field and tore down the stadium’s goalposts in celebration of the win. These acts resulted in $75,000 in unanticipated expenses to Ole Miss Athletics: a $50,000 fine from the Southeastern Conference (crowd control policy) as well as another $25,000 in expenses simply to repair the playing field and replace…
  • The Reports of Phonathon’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Brian Gawor
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Phonathon is not dead. We’ve all been talking about the declining number of donors to higher education, influenced by both a “leaky bucket” of alumni donor loyalty decline and the fact that so many of our youngest alumni are not yet contributing. We were wondering how institutions that have comprehensive phonathon programs compared to the national trends. So, we went through the Voluntary Support of Education database and created some comparison groups. Here’s what we found: In 2013, all higher education institutions averaged 87% of their total alumni donors from 2003. Institutions…
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    NextStepU

  • Freebie Friday — KIND

    nextstepu
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It’s that time of year again — time to start your holiday wish list! NextStepU wants to introduce you to some new (or new-to-you) products and services that you might want to include on your list this season. Today, we are sharing KIND with you. KIND makes delicious, all natural snacks from ingredients you can see and pronounce. KIND is a company focused on making the world a little kinder — one kind act and one snack at a time. Their founder created KIND in 2004 as he was frustrated by the lack of healthy, tasty convenient snacks available and decided to do something about it. The…
  • The most haunted college campuses

    nextstepu
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you love a great scary movie, this list might not make you think twice about your college decision. In fact, it may make your college experience more interesting. Online Schools Center released a list of the 50 most haunted colleges. Here are the top 10 on the list: 10. Gettysburg College – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 9.   University of Georgia – Athens, Georgia 8.   Kenyon College – Gambier, Ohio 7.   University of Northern Colorado – Greeley, Colorado 6.   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Urbana, Illinois 5.   Wells College – Aurora,…
  • Scholarships — BURGER KING® Scholars Program

    nextstepu
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NextStepU is happy to help guide you toward scholarships and opportunities to earn money for college. Here is a new scholarship we found for you! Scholarship:  BURGER KING® Scholars Program Amount:  Most scholarships are non-renewable awards of up to $1,000. Awards cannot exceed educational costs. The number of awards will be determined by the funds available and the number of applicants. Description: Scholarship grants range from $1,000 to $50,000, and are intended to help students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical school. Recipients are…
  • Tuesday Tour Day – Salisbury University

    nextstepu
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Salisbury University is located on the historic Eastern Shore and resides 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and is about two and a half hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. It is a part of the University System of Maryland and it is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution providing over 57 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. This university has about 8,000 undergrad students and 640 graduate students. Students live on a residential campus, which resides in a rural setting in a large town. Some of the…
  • Major Monday — Choosing a career path

    nextstepu
    19 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here is a great graphic representation of how you should be considering your major. The best success lies in choosing something that you love, that pays well enough for you to live and you are good at it.   Compromising on any of these three areas can lead to a major in a career that you either find unchallenging or won’t pay you enough to propel you into a life where you can purchase the things you need to be on your own. Keep these three elements in mind and ask yourself before you commit to a major: Am I good at this? Will it pay me well? Will I love it? Answering with a…
 
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  • Including a Commercialization Plan in Your Next Grant Proposal

    cgonet
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH. Our discussion was loosely themed “Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Innovation,” all favorite topics of our office.
  • Including a Commercialization Plan in Your Next Grant Proposal

    cgonet
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH. Our discussion was loosely themed “Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Innovation,” all favorite topics of our office.
  • Including a Commercialization Plan in Your Next Grant Proposal

    cgonet
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH. Our discussion was loosely themed “Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Innovation,” all favorite topics of our office.
  • Including a Commercialization Plan in Your Next Grant Proposal

    cgonet
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH. Our discussion was loosely themed “Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Innovation,” all favorite topics of our office.
  • Including a Commercialization Plan in Your Next Grant Proposal

    cgonet
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    This summer, UNHInnovation (UNHI) had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion at the regional NORDP (National Organization of Research Development Professionals) meeting held at UNH. Our discussion was loosely themed “Commercialization, Technology Transfer, and Innovation,” all favorite topics of our office.
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    Robert Kennedy College Blog

  • Banking Update: HSBC, Standard Chartered and Banco Espirito Santo

    David Costa
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Bloomberg Video 1 Bloomberg Video 2 The post Banking Update: HSBC, Standard Chartered and Banco Espirito Santo appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • BNP Paribas Fine, The end of dark pools?

    David Costa
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    The post BNP Paribas Fine, The end of dark pools? appeared first on Robert Kennedy College Blog.
  • Dean on CNBC: Will Ukraine Default?

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

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

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

    Shawn Patrick
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Growing up, I knew I was smart; I had the test scores to prove it. I excelled in math — so when I enrolled in college, I decided to major in engineering. I confidently signed up for the requisite introductory classes in science and calculus. By the time fall break came around, I was already in danger of failing three classes, including a calculus class that I could have tested out of, based on my AP scores. I eventually pulled out a decent grade in calculus, but I barely passed chemistry and physics. I was so ashamed that I switched out of engineering before the start of the spring…
  • Degrees of Hope: Helping First Generation Students Reach Their College Dreams

    Jennifer Engle
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Like many of you, I was the first in my family to go to college. And while it may sound strange, I had absolutely no clue as to how to choose the right one. Many of my family members never finished high school, let alone considered college. I was always a really good student, but there was a lot I didn’t know about going to college, and my school didn’t have the resources to help me. I decided which schools I wanted to visit my senior year by eavesdropping on other students in my honors classes. However, I crossed the “good” schools off my list one by one because of…
  • Taking Pride in Your First-Generation Identity

    Nu Xiong
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    It was in high school that I began to fully understand the disadvantages that came with being a first-generation student: I realized that the cultural and linguistic barriers my parents faced greatly limited their ability to be involved in my academic development. I was also poor, which made me feel out of place at my elite boarding school, where the majority of my classmates came from upper-middle class backgrounds. During this time, I was terribly embarrassed of my identity as a first-generation student and did everything I could to hide from it. Now, as I start my second year of college at…
  • Acing Sophomore Year: Yes, Sequels Can be Better than the Originals!

    Michael Palmieri
    13 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Remember last year, when everything — all the events, activities and fun — was planned for you? Unless your institution has a dedicated sophomore program (most don’t!), you may find that when you get back on campus you feel a bit lost — or maybe even forgotten! There will still be tons of things going on, but you may not be as excited about them since you’ve “been there and done that.” Graduation is still a few years away, so what are you supposed to do for now? Sophomore year is often the time when students start to ask some of the big questions:…
  • 3 Essential Pieces of Advice for First-Generation College Students

    Julie Tucker
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Recently, I had an opportunity to sit down with first-generation college students (“first-gens”) and discuss their transition to college. As a first-generation college student myself, these were discussions I related to, as the students expressed emotions and shared stories that I, too, had felt and experienced during college. Over the course of these discussions, three pieces of advice for first-gens emerged: 1. Ask For Help and Do It Early In talking to first-gens and even thinking about my own experience as a first-gen, many of us think we shouldn’t ask for help. We think…
 
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  • Prepare for the Nov 8 SAT in 3 Weeks!

    TestRocker Team
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Been busy with school work? Need to prepare for the November 8th SAT last minute? Fear not! With TestRocker you can be prepared on time. Simply follow our 3 week preparation calendar (see below) to ace the test on time. All of the important topics below are taught on TestRocker's award winning online SAT program Here is some more information about TestRocker: Sign up for a TestRocker free trial See how TestRocker works   Click HERE to download the Calendar  
  • Guessing on the SAT and ACT…Is it worth the risk?

    Suniti Mathur
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    When it comes to test prep students often spend hours studying to ensure that they are not surprised by any of the content on the test. Even with all the time dedicated to studying, it is impossible to predict which questions you will encounter. It is highly likely that there will be a few questions that you just do not know the answer to…that’s where guessing comes into play. The risk associated with guessing differs depending on whether you are taking the SAT or ACT. The ACT has no guessing penalty, so here students may feel less apprehension about guessing. The SAT does have a…
  • Three reasons why you should study before the PSAT

    Suniti Mathur
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    PSAT season is upon us once again. In just a few weeks, most students around the world who are interested in attending university in the United States will attempt the PSAT. Some of these students prepared intensely for the test, while others have opted to take the test without studying. Experts and college guidance counselors differ on whether students should study for the PSAT. Here at TestRocker, we encourage our students to prepare for the test. Here are our reasons for making these suggestions:  1. Any prep for the PSAT gets you ready for the SAT as well Trying to study effectively…
  • Changes to the PSAT Coming in 2015

    Suniti Mathur
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    If you didn’t know, TestRocker is here to tell you that changes are on the horizon across the test-prep landscape. In earlier blogs, we wrote about how the new SAT and new ACT will bring students a different test taking experience. In 2015, there will also be changes to the PSAT. These changes are meant to mirror the announced changes to the SAT and ensure that students have a chance to prepare for the new SAT with a PSAT that is a realistic representation of the test. In addition to preparing students for the redesigned SAT, these changes are also meant to provide a measure of student…
  • Back to School: Preparing your child for SAT/ACT success

    Sybil St. Hilaire
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Back to school season is in full swing. As summer winds down, parents have been swept up in the tide of back to school shopping, double-checking summer assignments, and preparing their children for another year of academic success. This season can get even more stressful as your children begin the college application process. Test preparation in particular can be challenging for children and parents alike. It is important for parents to support, guide and mentor their children through the college admissions process. If you are afraid that your child may struggle with time management, SAT/ACT…
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  • #ClutchStar: Kenny Agoro

    Christina Lopez
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    There are a ton of students using Clutch and most of them are doing awesome things on campus that everyone should know about. We want to feature our top users periodically to spread the word about what they’re doing. Today we’re featuring Kenny Agoro from the University of Texas – Austin! What year are you in (Freshman – Senior)? Junior What school do you go to? University of Texas- Austin What’s your major? Exercise Science/ Health Science  What on-campus involvements do you participate in and are there any interesting things you’re currently doing/planning in…
  • 6 Easy Steps To Pass Your Midterms

    Christina Lopez
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    You have completed the first half of your first college semester — sweet! Now you face a new hurdle: the midterm exams. When you first took a look at your syllabus at the beginning of the semester, midterms seemed like they were an eternity away. Before you knew it, they creeped up and are now a few days away. To help maximize success, put the following six suggestions to use: 1. Get organized You’ve been reviewing for this exam since the first day of class when you received your syllabus, opened your textbook and collected a bunch of handouts from your professor. These things are…
  • #ClutchStar: Jamera Stewart

    Christina Lopez
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:12 am
    There are a ton of students using Clutch and most of them are doing awesome things on campus that everyone should know about. We want to feature our top users periodically to spread the word about what they’re doing. Today we’re featuring Jamera Stewart from Claflin University! - What year are you in? Sophomore   - What school do you go to? Claflin University   - What’s your major? Business Administration with a minor in Chemistry   - Tell us a little bit about what you’re involved in on campus… American Chemical Society, Public Health Alliance,…
  • 7 Signs You’re Not A Chemist

    Christina Lopez
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Does chemistry confuse you? Do you absolutely regret taking it this semester? Have you overcome general chemistry but have now signed your life away to organic chemistry? You may think your life is over (it probably is), but don’t lose hope. Here are 7 signs you’re not a chemist… This is you looking at your textbook:   This is you before a chemistry lecture:   And this is you after the lecture:   This is you when you see your midterm grade:   This is you trying to remember why you like your major:   This is your reaction when people ask you why…
  • #ClutchStar: Alli LaHood

    Christina Lopez
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:53 am
    There are a ton of students using Clutch and most of them are doing awesome things on campus that everyone should know about. We want to feature our top users periodically to spread the word about what they’re doing. Today we’re featuring Alli LaHood from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. - What year are you in? Freshman - What school do you go to? University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - What’s your major? Bioengineering - Tell us a little bit about what you’re involved in on campus… I am a committee chair for the Recruitment Committee in the…
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  • 5 Critiques of Internet Feminism

    collectivistduck
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Internet feminists are generally a very prickly, insular group. As far as the ideological groups I’ve participated in (from Fascists, Communists, Anarchists, etc.) I’d say they are by far the most unwelcoming and unwilling to talk about their beliefs on a level beyond five minute sound bites (wage gap, rape in colleges, etc.). For the most part, fringe ideological groups are very tight nit and insular, but they will surprise you by being very eager to discuss their beliefs on a deep, atomic level. Feminism is not a ‘fringe ideological’ group. They are very close to becoming mainstream…
  • The Nonsense of “Checking Your Privilege”

    collectivistduck
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    As far as ideological buzzwords are concerned, “Check Your Privilege” is right up there with “Rape Culture” in the hierarchy of excellent, beautifully conceived drivel. I am in awe of phrases like this, they are exactly what this blog has always been about, power through ideas. The genius of these phrases is that they do a large number of complicated things in merely a few words. They do the following, Establish ‘axioms’ State the issue Frame the solution Going through our framework with “Rape Culture” yields the following, Axiom: There exists a prevalence of rape in society…
  • How Fascism Permeates America

    collectivistduck
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    As much as we would like to believe that Fascism was defeated in the 40’s, it is still alive. It goes beyond Greece’s Golden Dawn, it goes past Russian Neo-Nazi’s, and it goes even further than France’s National Front. Fascist principals have pervaded every nation it has ever come in contact with. It has changed the way we view government, citizenship, and the definition of ‘Nation’. In my last two articles I’ve outlined the history and the philosophical principals of Fascism. Now let’s expand this to talk about how it impacts us in America. The fact is that many of the core…
  • Israel and Palestine: There Will Never Be Peace

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

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