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  • UO prepares buildings, people for 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake

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    Noah McGraw
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Within the next 100 years, a 9.0 earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying buildings and bridges, disrupting plumbing and cutting electricity. FEMA estimates the damage in the U.S. will be $60 billion. Major cities including Eugene, Portland and Seattle will likely have no electricity or running water for several months. It will be one of the biggest natural disasters in U.S. history, and Eugene is not ready for it. The Cascadia fault, the origin of the earthquake, runs from Canada down to Northern California, several miles west of the coast. Tension has been building along the…
  • Colleges and Creativity

    NYT > Colleges and Universities
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    A Tufts professor writes that American higher education has a role in America’s success.
  • Colleges Brace for Supreme Court Review of Race-Based Admissions

    NYT > College and University Admissions
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    After the Supreme Court said it would revisit an affirmative action case from Texas, colleges expressed concerns about the potential costs of having to replace programs to achieve diversity.
  • Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

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

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    Dan Colman
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    A quick note: The director Andrew Hutton has seemingly made available online Vincent Van Gogh: Painted With Words, his 2010 film which features Benedict Cumberbatch as Van Gogh. The film, declares Hutton’s Vimeo channel, “won a Rockie for Best Arts Documentary at the Banff World Media Festival in 2011, receiving critical acclaim for its fascinating insight into the life of the artist and its unique approach to storytelling.” Vincent Van Gogh: Painted With Words will be added to our collection, 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.. Related Content:…
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  • UO prepares buildings, people for 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake

    Noah McGraw
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Within the next 100 years, a 9.0 earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying buildings and bridges, disrupting plumbing and cutting electricity. FEMA estimates the damage in the U.S. will be $60 billion. Major cities including Eugene, Portland and Seattle will likely have no electricity or running water for several months. It will be one of the biggest natural disasters in U.S. history, and Eugene is not ready for it. The Cascadia fault, the origin of the earthquake, runs from Canada down to Northern California, several miles west of the coast. Tension has been building along the…
  • Report: Point guard Ahmaad Rorie plans to transfer from Oregon basketball

    Will Denner
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Oregon Ducks men’s basketball point guard Ahmaad Rorie will transfer from the program, according to a report from 247sports. Rorie informed 247sports of his intentions to transfer on Friday. Justin Hopkins of 247 said the University of Montana appears to be the front-runner to land Rorie’s. As a freshman, Rorie appeared in 36 games with 15 starts. He averaged 4.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists. A three-star recruit from Tacoma, Wash., Rorie chose Oregon over Washington and Washington State in May 2014 after de-committing from Cal a month earlier. Rorie was expected to…
  • Berg: Oregon’s view on fireworks isn’t just boring, it’s unjustified.

    Chris Berg
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    On Saturday night, I’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July back in my home town of St. Helens, Oregon, as I’ve done every year for the past twenty years. I’ll gather with friends and family down at the Columbia River and look longingly across the water to a sea of mortars, bottle rockets and other patriotic displays that our state has banned in the name of public safety. Eventually the city-sponsored fireworks begin, which will launch stunning colors and lights into the air with a thunderous boom. Afterwards, we all race out of the parking lot through the worst traffic of the year, and…
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  • Pope advocates for environmental reform

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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    By: Anant Naik Pope Francis argued in his encyclical a few weeks ago, “Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it.”    read more
 
 
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  • Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

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

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

    Amira Selimovic
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Felicity, Blue Mountain State, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World – all super entertaining shows that have done the unthinkable – lied to you! How many of us here have binged watched a ton of TV shows centered around young adults doing young adult things like going to college? I see all hands raised. Now, how many of us have thought, “ugh, cannot wait for that to be me one day!” then, when we actually got to college our face turned sour so quick even a Warhead was put to shame? YEP. TV lies. It’s All a Big Party HA, that’s a fun one. In true Blue Mountain State fashion, you couldn’t…
  • 80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

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

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

    Dan Colman
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:19 pm
    A quick note: The director Andrew Hutton has seemingly made available online Vincent Van Gogh: Painted With Words, his 2010 film which features Benedict Cumberbatch as Van Gogh. The film, declares Hutton’s Vimeo channel, “won a Rockie for Best Arts Documentary at the Banff World Media Festival in 2011, receiving critical acclaim for its fascinating insight into the life of the artist and its unique approach to storytelling.” Vincent Van Gogh: Painted With Words will be added to our collection, 700 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.. Related Content:…
  • A Day in the Life of Zen Monk Leonard Cohen: A 1996 Documentary

    Ayun Halliday
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    I don’t think anybody really knows why they’re doing anything. If you stop someone on the subway and say, “Where are you going – in the deepest sense of the word?” you can’t really expect an answer. I really don’t know why I’m here. It’s a matter of “What else would I be doing?” Do I want to be Frank Sinatra, who’s really great, and do I want to have great retrospectives of my work? I’m not really interested in being the oldest folksinger around.  – Leonard Cohen, speaking to author Pico Iyer inApril 1998 One need not have lived a rock n’ roll lifestyle to be…
  • William Gibson’s Seminal Cyberpunk Novel, Neuromancer, Dramatized for Radio (2002)

    Colin Marshall
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:55 am
    Who can call themselves fans of cyberpunk, or even modern science fiction, without having experienced William Gibson’s Neuromancer? That 1984 novel, which many see as the defining work of the sci-fi subgenre where, as Gibson himself put it, “high tech meets low life,” has gone through many print runs in many languages. But you don’t need to read it to get to know its distinctive reality — its Japanese megalopolis setting of Chiba City, its characters like “console cowboy” Case and “street samurai” Molly Millions, its technologies like advanced artificial intelligence,…
  • Roberto Bolaño’s 12 Tips on “the Art of Writing Short Stories”

    Josh Jones
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    For some certain romantic reasons, a segment of the English-language reading population fell in love with Roberto Bolaño in the first few years of this millennium. One invariably glimpsed Bolaño’s award-winning 1998 novel The Savage Detectives on endtables and nightstands after its translation in 2007, with or without bookmarks. When 2666—the Chilean writer’s dizzyingly enormous work on the darkest of events in 1990’s Northern Mexico—appeared, it did so posthumously, further elevating Bolaño’s literary outlaw mythos. In addition to being a hard-bitten Trotskyist nomad,…
  • 2,200 Radical Political Posters Digitized: A New Archive

    Josh Jones
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I recently heard someone say his college-bound nephew asked him, “What’s a union?” Whether you love unions, loathe them, or remain indifferent, the fact that an ostensibly educated young person might have such a significant gap in their knowledge should cause concern. A historic labor conflict, after all, provided the occasion for Ronald Reagan to prove his bona fides to the new conservative movement that swept him into power. His crushing of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) in 1981 set the tone for the ensuing 30 years or so of economic policy, with the…
 
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  • UO prepares buildings, people for 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake

    Noah McGraw
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Within the next 100 years, a 9.0 earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying buildings and bridges, disrupting plumbing and cutting electricity. FEMA estimates the damage in the U.S. will be $60 billion. Major cities including Eugene, Portland and Seattle will likely have no electricity or running water for several months. It will be one of the biggest natural disasters in U.S. history, and Eugene is not ready for it. The Cascadia fault, the origin of the earthquake, runs from Canada down to Northern California, several miles west of the coast. Tension has been building along the…
  • Report: Point guard Ahmaad Rorie plans to transfer from Oregon basketball

    Will Denner
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Oregon Ducks men’s basketball point guard Ahmaad Rorie will transfer from the program, according to a report from 247sports. Rorie informed 247sports of his intentions to transfer on Friday. Justin Hopkins of 247 said the University of Montana appears to be the front-runner to land Rorie’s. As a freshman, Rorie appeared in 36 games with 15 starts. He averaged 4.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists. A three-star recruit from Tacoma, Wash., Rorie chose Oregon over Washington and Washington State in May 2014 after de-committing from Cal a month earlier. Rorie was expected to…
  • Berg: Oregon’s view on fireworks isn’t just boring, it’s unjustified.

    Chris Berg
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    On Saturday night, I’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July back in my home town of St. Helens, Oregon, as I’ve done every year for the past twenty years. I’ll gather with friends and family down at the Columbia River and look longingly across the water to a sea of mortars, bottle rockets and other patriotic displays that our state has banned in the name of public safety. Eventually the city-sponsored fireworks begin, which will launch stunning colors and lights into the air with a thunderous boom. Afterwards, we all race out of the parking lot through the worst traffic of the year, and…
  • Four decades of dominance

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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
  • Pope advocates for environmental reform

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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    By: Anant Naik Pope Francis argued in his encyclical a few weeks ago, “Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it.”    read more
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  • Barack Obama on Craftsmanship

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

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

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

    Study Hacks
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Musical Wisdom Not long ago, a reader pointed me to an article written by Josh Linkner, a jazz guitarist turned tech entrepreneur. In this article, Linkner recalls a piece of wisdom common among professional musicians: a new (musical) technique takes six months to master. As he expands: I may have understood the scale, riff, or chord…but it took a good six months to internalize it and make it my own. If I wanted to perform something fresh, new, and bold, I needed to begin the learning process six months prior. Linkner then makes the natural connection between the world of music and…
  • Don’t Trust Anyone Under 500: Dale Davidson’s Unconventional Advice for Graduates

    Study Hacks
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    My friend Dale Davidson runs the excellent Ancient Wisdom Project blog, where he chronicles his experience with 30-day experiments, each dedicated toward living a practice from an ancient religion or philosophy, pursued in the service of deep personal growth. I’m always impressed by Dale’s thinking, so I asked if he would provide me something provocative to post for graduation season. Fortunately for us, he obliged. Below is an open letter Dale wrote to the graduating class of 2015. Don’t Trust Anyone Under 500 By Dale Davidson   To the class of 2015, With graduation…
 
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  • UO prepares buildings, people for 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake

    Noah McGraw
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Within the next 100 years, a 9.0 earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying buildings and bridges, disrupting plumbing and cutting electricity. FEMA estimates the damage in the U.S. will be $60 billion. Major cities including Eugene, Portland and Seattle will likely have no electricity or running water for several months. It will be one of the biggest natural disasters in U.S. history, and Eugene is not ready for it. The Cascadia fault, the origin of the earthquake, runs from Canada down to Northern California, several miles west of the coast. Tension has been building along the…
  • Report: Point guard Ahmaad Rorie plans to transfer from Oregon basketball

    Will Denner
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Oregon Ducks men’s basketball point guard Ahmaad Rorie will transfer from the program, according to a report from 247sports. Rorie informed 247sports of his intentions to transfer on Friday. Justin Hopkins of 247 said the University of Montana appears to be the front-runner to land Rorie’s. As a freshman, Rorie appeared in 36 games with 15 starts. He averaged 4.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists. A three-star recruit from Tacoma, Wash., Rorie chose Oregon over Washington and Washington State in May 2014 after de-committing from Cal a month earlier. Rorie was expected to…
  • Berg: Oregon’s view on fireworks isn’t just boring, it’s unjustified.

    Chris Berg
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    On Saturday night, I’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July back in my home town of St. Helens, Oregon, as I’ve done every year for the past twenty years. I’ll gather with friends and family down at the Columbia River and look longingly across the water to a sea of mortars, bottle rockets and other patriotic displays that our state has banned in the name of public safety. Eventually the city-sponsored fireworks begin, which will launch stunning colors and lights into the air with a thunderous boom. Afterwards, we all race out of the parking lot through the worst traffic of the year, and…
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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
  • Pope advocates for environmental reform

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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    By: Anant Naik Pope Francis argued in his encyclical a few weeks ago, “Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it.”    read more
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  • UO prepares buildings, people for 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake

    Noah McGraw
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Within the next 100 years, a 9.0 earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying buildings and bridges, disrupting plumbing and cutting electricity. FEMA estimates the damage in the U.S. will be $60 billion. Major cities including Eugene, Portland and Seattle will likely have no electricity or running water for several months. It will be one of the biggest natural disasters in U.S. history, and Eugene is not ready for it. The Cascadia fault, the origin of the earthquake, runs from Canada down to Northern California, several miles west of the coast. Tension has been building along the…
  • Report: Point guard Ahmaad Rorie plans to transfer from Oregon basketball

    Will Denner
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Oregon Ducks men’s basketball point guard Ahmaad Rorie will transfer from the program, according to a report from 247sports. Rorie informed 247sports of his intentions to transfer on Friday. Justin Hopkins of 247 said the University of Montana appears to be the front-runner to land Rorie’s. As a freshman, Rorie appeared in 36 games with 15 starts. He averaged 4.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists. A three-star recruit from Tacoma, Wash., Rorie chose Oregon over Washington and Washington State in May 2014 after de-committing from Cal a month earlier. Rorie was expected to…
  • Berg: Oregon’s view on fireworks isn’t just boring, it’s unjustified.

    Chris Berg
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    On Saturday night, I’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July back in my home town of St. Helens, Oregon, as I’ve done every year for the past twenty years. I’ll gather with friends and family down at the Columbia River and look longingly across the water to a sea of mortars, bottle rockets and other patriotic displays that our state has banned in the name of public safety. Eventually the city-sponsored fireworks begin, which will launch stunning colors and lights into the air with a thunderous boom. Afterwards, we all race out of the parking lot through the worst traffic of the year, and…
  • Four decades of dominance

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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
  • Pope advocates for environmental reform

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    By: Anant Naik Pope Francis argued in his encyclical a few weeks ago, “Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it.”    read more
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  • UO prepares buildings, people for 9.0 Cascadia Earthquake

    Noah McGraw
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Within the next 100 years, a 9.0 earthquake will hit the Pacific Northwest, destroying buildings and bridges, disrupting plumbing and cutting electricity. FEMA estimates the damage in the U.S. will be $60 billion. Major cities including Eugene, Portland and Seattle will likely have no electricity or running water for several months. It will be one of the biggest natural disasters in U.S. history, and Eugene is not ready for it. The Cascadia fault, the origin of the earthquake, runs from Canada down to Northern California, several miles west of the coast. Tension has been building along the…
  • Report: Point guard Ahmaad Rorie plans to transfer from Oregon basketball

    Will Denner
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Oregon Ducks men’s basketball point guard Ahmaad Rorie will transfer from the program, according to a report from 247sports. Rorie informed 247sports of his intentions to transfer on Friday. Justin Hopkins of 247 said the University of Montana appears to be the front-runner to land Rorie’s. As a freshman, Rorie appeared in 36 games with 15 starts. He averaged 4.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists. A three-star recruit from Tacoma, Wash., Rorie chose Oregon over Washington and Washington State in May 2014 after de-committing from Cal a month earlier. Rorie was expected to…
  • Berg: Oregon’s view on fireworks isn’t just boring, it’s unjustified.

    Chris Berg
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    On Saturday night, I’ll be celebrating the Fourth of July back in my home town of St. Helens, Oregon, as I’ve done every year for the past twenty years. I’ll gather with friends and family down at the Columbia River and look longingly across the water to a sea of mortars, bottle rockets and other patriotic displays that our state has banned in the name of public safety. Eventually the city-sponsored fireworks begin, which will launch stunning colors and lights into the air with a thunderous boom. Afterwards, we all race out of the parking lot through the worst traffic of the year, and…
  • Four decades of dominance

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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:22 am
  • Pope advocates for environmental reform

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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:21 am
    By: Anant Naik Pope Francis argued in his encyclical a few weeks ago, “Humanity is called to recognize the need for changes of lifestyle, production and consumption in order to combat this warming or at least the human causes which produce or aggravate it.”    read more
 
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  • June The Obscure

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

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

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

    Bwog Staff
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:47 pm
    RIP indefinitely, old friend…eventually gets posted on Bwog in an update-style post for our loyal summer readers! For those of you who have spent the last three weeks under the covers with your eyes glued to Netflix, here are some thing that have happened around campus. Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, with the help of four other seniors, carried her mattress across the graduation stage during this year’s Class Day. (Twitter) Two GS students recently discovered they were sisters after taking the same literary-reporting class in Kent. (NYT) A senior…
  • PrezBo Expresses Support For Prison Divestment, Speaks On Fossil Fuel Divestment

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

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

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

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

    Todd Johnson
    11 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Several weeks ago I talked about when to start working with us and I mentioned that we helped student understand about “engaging in the right activities”.  But that begs the question, what are the right activities? Does such a thing even exist? The quick answer is that there are right activities when applying to BS/MD programs but they are activities in the broad sense. You need to have health care related volunteering. You need to have doctor shadowing. It is best if you have some type of scientific research. But what activity you do in each of these broad areas is much more…
  • Global BS/MD Admissions: Third Culture Kids

    Kelley Johnson
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    There is one large group of global students we often work with that I haven’t discussed yet: the American living abroad.  Most of these students are also considered Third Culture Kids (TCKs) as they have spent a significant amount of time growing up in a culture other than their parents’. Avid blog readers will remember that I lived abroad myself in India for two years and have witnessed first hand how challenging it can be navigating education internationally.  Many TCKs will face unique obstacles in their college application process.   Trust me, international governmental…
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  • JUKE-R 2.0 Specs Unveiled

    28 Jun 2015 | 10:16 pm
    The birth of the Nissan JUKE-R set a benchmark in 2011 as the world's first Crossover supercar, marrying Nissan's innovative JUKE with the engine and running gear from the legendary Nissan GT-R – the brand's flagship sportscar. Now, four years on, JUKE-R has been given an exciting upgrade to reflect the latest model of the JUKE coupled with even more power and bolder styling. Welcome the JUKE-R 2.0. The global debut of the JUKE-R 2.0 will take place at the thrilling annual Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 25 on the Nissan stand before being displayed in the Supercar Paddock for the…
  • Nissan Stadium Announced

    28 Jun 2015 | 6:48 pm
    The Tennessee Titans and Nissan North America have announced the formation of a 20-year, exclusive naming-rights partnership that rebrands Nashville's downtown stadium as Nissan Stadium. Nissan Stadium will host all Titans home football games, Tennessee State University football games, the Music City Bowl and a variety of concerts and numerous other events, including the annual CMA Music Festival and a U.S. Soccer match slated for July 3 of this year. "This partnership sends a strong message about the positive future on the horizon for the Titans franchise, Nissan, the City of Nashville and…
  • Chevrolet Unveils 2016 Cruze

    28 Jun 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Chevrolet has introduced the all-new 2016 Cruze – a larger and lighter, more efficient and more sophisticated evolution of the brand’s best-selling global car. Packed with new technologies such as available Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and new active safety features, as well as a more spacious interior and an athletic, aerodynamically optimized design, the 2016 Cruze elevates the compact car segment – from San Francisco to Shanghai and from Boston to Buenos Aires. It will be offered in more than 40 global markets and goes on sale first in North America in early 2016. A new,…
  • Ford Announces Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing

    24 Jun 2015 | 6:23 am
    We're at Further with Ford, an event that looks into the research and learnings of Ford Motor Company. One of those learnings is car sharing to offset the cost of owning a vehicle. Ford has announced that in collaboration with the startup Getaround, a Ford Credit Peer-2-Peer car-sharing pilot will give Ford owners in six U.S. cities (as well as London, England) an easy way to rent their vehicles to other drivers using Getaround’s rental app. Participants earn extra cash by loaning their financed vehicles to pre-screened drivers, while renters get a convenient, cost-effective way to get…
  • Infiniti Q30 to Debut at 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:49 pm
    Infiniti will unveil its first-ever compact car at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September this year (September 17 to 27). Two years after the Infiniti Q30 Concept debuted at the 2013 Frankfurt show, the production version of this segment-spanning compact car will be revealed at the show this year. Infiniti is in the final stages of preparing the launch. Dynamic testing and ultimate validation is currently taking place across the UK and throughout mainland Europe where development of the vehicle has been completed at the company's Engineering Center in Cranfield, UK, since…
 
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    HackCollege

  • Hack Your Dorm: Technology & Tight Spaces

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

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

    Amira Selimovic
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Felicity, Blue Mountain State, Gilmore Girls, Boy Meets World – all super entertaining shows that have done the unthinkable – lied to you! How many of us here have binged watched a ton of TV shows centered around young adults doing young adult things like going to college? I see all hands raised. Now, how many of us have thought, “ugh, cannot wait for that to be me one day!” then, when we actually got to college our face turned sour so quick even a Warhead was put to shame? YEP. TV lies. It’s All a Big Party HA, that’s a fun one. In true Blue Mountain State fashion, you couldn’t…
  • 80 Jobs That Don’t Require a 4-Year Degree

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

    Emina Dedic
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Just a few weeks ago, I entertained and baffled minds with a list of 29 College Majors You Didn’t Know Existed. It was a pretty popular post, and I obtained several likes and comments, so I decided it might be a good idea to continue the trend. This week, I’ve done a lot of research on what colleges are teaching students these days and the variety of classes available to degree-seekers all over the nation. I found some cool, interesting, stimulating, and sometimes weird classes. This post is devoted to the weird classes, because -let’s face it- that is what you really want to read…
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    CollegeFinance101.com

  • How to Choose CFO Services in Utah

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

  • Different Forms for Different Pages in WordPress

    Ashley Jackson
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:06 am
    Have you ever wanted different subscription forms for different pages or categories in your WordPress blog? Sidebars do not always have to contain the same content. From our perspective, changing a sidebar is useful if you have individual mailing lists for each category, and want to put the right subscription form in the right sidebar. I recently visited Wordcamp in North Canton, OH and discovered a powerful plugin that accomplishes this easily without extra PHP coding. Download the plugin “Widgets on Pages” and activate (although the plugin shows as not being updated in over 2…
  • Important New Feature: Ad Suppression Through Tagging

    Heather Solos
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:11 am
    This morning I realized that a key feature was missing from FeedBlitz’s monetization option. Premium FeedBlitz publishers should be able to suppress advertisements from their feeds and mailings without logging into FeedBlitz and making changes to their account. Sometimes we  have to write about things that are too personal, too important, or too sad for ads of any kind to be appropriate. As of today if a post is tagged or categorized as “noads” there will be no ad in that RSS entry or added by that post mailed as a stand alone mailing. You can apply “noads” as a…
  • No Support Today, Monday May 25 2015

    Phil Hollows
    25 May 2015 | 6:05 am
    Even FeedBlitz’s amazing support team needs a day off now and then, and so I’ve told them not to come to work today. For everyone else, please note that the offices are closed for the Memorial Day holiday here in the U.S.  Stay safe, enjoy the time off if you can, and we’ll be re-opening all bright eyed and bushy tailed first thing tomorrow. Phil        Related StoriesNo Phone Support Today, Tuesday, May 12th.Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
  • Hero Images, Thumbnails and Tumblr: RSS Subscriber Emails with Impact

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

    Phil Hollows
    12 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    Telephone support will be unavailable today; live chat (from the top toolbar) and email support will still be available during east coast business hours, however. Phone support will be added back on Wednesday, May 13th.        Related StoriesNo Support Today, Monday May 25 2015Resolved: Overnight click-through issuesFeeds, Clicks and DNS Problems 
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    LSAT Blog : Ace the LSAT

  • LSAT Fee Waiver? Free LSAT Prep Book from LSAC

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

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

    Steve Schwartz
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    Besides learning to solve LSAT questions, one of the most common issues I hear from you is that it's difficult to find the time to study. A lot of this comes down to starting and maintaining the habits that can help you stay organized and productive. These include: -sleep -diet -exercise -stress reduction I love listening to podcasts, and I just started listening to The 66-Day Experiment
  • Should You Retake The LSAT?

    Steve Schwartz
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you took the LSAT and are thinking about canceling your score, or you already got your score and it wasn't what you wanted. Here are some thoughts on deciding whether to retake. (Also see How to Study for a Retake.) 1. Does your dream law school average multiple LSAT scores? Most law schools don't average them anymore. Instead, they'll only count your highest LSAT score when they create
  • LSAT Diary: LSAT Test Day Tips

    Steve Schwartz
    28 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    This installment of LSAT Diaries comes from Xavier, who improved from the 150s to a 162 on his first actual test, to a 171 on his February LSAT retake after using LSAT Blog and reading other LSAT Diaries. (See his previous LSAT Diary.) If you want to be in LSAT Diaries, please email me at LSATUnplugged@gmail.com. (You can be in LSAT Diaries whether you've taken the exam already or not.)
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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    Get Into College Blog

  • 14 Questions to Help You Edit Your College Admission Essays

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

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

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

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

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

  • Going Up? Follow This “Get Promoted” Checklist

    Levo League
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Now that you’ve changed your mindset toward getting a promotion, you’re probably thinking okay—now what? What steps can I take right now to start positioning myself for a bump up the ladder? How can I assure that when a job I am supremely qualified for opens up, I won’t be passed over?   
  • The Impact of Bad Bosses in the Workplace [Infographic]

    YouTern
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Bad bosses can mean the difference between finding our work meaningful and just putting in just enough time to keep our jobs. In fact, as shown in this infographic from Officevibe, those with terrible bosses tend to be far less productive than their motivated, mentored counterparts. If you already feel you are held back by your bad boss... read on!   
  • Does Your Resume Say It’s 2015? Or Scream 1995?

    JobScan Blog
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Let's cut right to today's reality: An outdated resume is a reliable way to wind up in the delete bin. If you’re right for a role, your resume has to not only include the right resume keywords and relevant skills, but must be presented in a format a recruiter and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) can easily digest...   
  • Your Boring LinkedIn Headline is Killing Your Career

    Hannah Morgan
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Your LinkedIn headline is one of the most important parts of your profile, yet, you’ve left it up to LinkedIn what to say here? Unless you proactively go into your profile and select a relevant, keyword rich headline, LinkedIn will select the last title you entered...   
  • How to Turn Networking Tasks Into Habits That Pays Off

    Lisa Rangel
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:40 am
    To turn career critical to-do items into a habit, we have to train ourselves to take action each day until it becomes second nature. And in order for it to be truly successful, networking is one of those job search daily to-do items that need to become a habit. Use these tips to help you create this new habit that pays off not only during your job search, but throughout your career,,,   
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  • 2014-2015 CheapScholar Presentations: Year In Review

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

    Doug Schantz
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:22 pm
    You may have heard someone talk about the power of play, but chances are you didn’t associate that phrase with higher ed. New research is showing that when people treat life more like a game – and incorporate games into their daily lives, too – they can accomplish more for less. For the college student, that might mean more credits accruing with less time studying and (more importantly) less tuition paid because you’re earning your degree on time or even early. It’s called gamification, and it’s the newest strategy universities are employing to boost student…
  • Helping Your College Bound Student Choose A Credit Card? Check Out These Tips!

    Doug Schantz
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    Getting a credit card is a right of passage for college students. It’s a symbol of newfound freedom and responsibility. In order to prevent your child from racking up a high bill that he cannot afford, have a candid discussion about all of the ins and outs of that little piece of plastic. Over 84 percent of college undergrads have at least one credit card, according to a study by student loan giant Sallie Mae. The average balance on those cards was a whopping $3,173. Review the following credit essentials with your college kid before signing up for a credit card. Find a Low APR The…
  • How to Enjoy Your Summer Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

    Doug Schantz
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    You’re a student and working diligently toward your educational goals. Often times, it can feel as though your head is always in the books. When time off finally rolls around, you’re ready for a study detox treatment. If, like most students, you are living on a tight budget, don’t worry when vacation time rolls around and your wallet is a little light. You have options! Pack Your Suitcase Some people have a notion that travel is completely out of their reach. Travel is so exotic and luxurious sounding that without even exploring their options, a person can automatically dismiss…
  • Money Matters: Transition from College Life to the Real World

    Doug Schantz
    27 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Graduating college is an important milestone in a person’s life. But once the celebration is over, you’re faced with real-world responsibilities. If you haven’t already been paying all your own bills, figuring out your personal finances is top priority. Whether you are considering graduate school or working full time, the decisions you make about money will influence your future. Handle money matters with a plan and a budget. Make a Budget Make a budget of your incoming cash flow and your liabilities, so you know exactly where you’re at before you pay bills. Invest in…
 
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    College Info Geek

  • Using Credit Cards Wisely and Maximizing Your Credit Score (Ep. 66)

    Thomas Frank
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    Heads up, friends! This week, I decided to cross-publish one of the episodes Andrew and I created for Listen Money Matters a few months ago. I’m doing this for a couple of reasons: The topic of this episode (credit cards) is something I’ve been asked about a fair number of times I’d like to introduce any listeners of the CIG podcast with an interest in personal finance to LMM So, if you’re unfamiliar with Listen Money Matters, here’s the story: When I was doing research for my list of the 21 best educational podcasts last year, I came across Listen Money Matters…
  • Advice on Self-Discipline from the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

    Thomas Frank
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:33 pm
    If you want to build self-discipline, you’d do well to listen to the words of Marcus Aurelius. Emperor of Rome from 161 to 180, Aurelius is also considered to be one of the most important figures related to Stoicism – a school of philosophy that, among other things, focuses on the development of self-control. In this week’s video, we’ll focus on a specific passage from his book Meditations, which deals with the issue of self-discipline. For Aurelius, discipline should stem from the fact that our nature as human beings is to work at something we truly care about.
  • How I Landed an Internship Without an Interview (Ep. 65)

    Thomas Frank
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    Why would a company hire someone without interviewing them? This is the story of how (and why) a company decided to do that with me. It happened early on during a week where I had several interviews scheduled with other companies. I get a phone call, and then I hear: “Hi, Thomas. We’ve decided that we don’t really need to interview you to make our decision – we’d like to offer you a summer internship!” Luckily, this was the company I had wanted to intern at for months. I said yes immediately (against that part of my brain that said to compare the pay from…
  • Dropping a Class Isn’t a Failure. It’s a Tactical Decision.

    Thomas Frank
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    In our wide world there exists a variety of objects that generally should not be dropped. Bowling balls, containers of pure sodium, that kind of thing. However, there are also many things that you should drop, such as fire ants. And “the subject”, when your uncle Gary brings up politics at Thanksgiving. And also… classes. In last week’s video on how to deal with burnout as a student, we looked at some research which revealed that academic overload is the most common cause of long-term student stress – and that’s why in this one, I want to argue that…
  • Want To Think Better? Avoid These 6 Cognitive Biases

    Ransom Patterson
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:41 am
    You are not in control of your thoughts. You may think you are, but that’s just an illusion. I know that may sound like hippy stuff, but it’s actually one of the central premises of psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s 2011 book Thinking, Fast and Slow. The book covers everything from economics to politics to human relationships, but one of its primary focuses is how people think and make decisions–and why those decisions are often wrong, even if people don’t realize it. Since most of college (and life for that matter) involves thinking and making decisions,…
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    My College Guide

  • College Scholarships Ending in July 2015

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

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

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

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

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

  • Is College Still Worth The Cost?

    Jodi
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:47 am
    Last week I discussed some of the surprising results uncovered in the Discover Student Loans Annual Survey. Now Discover has taken that information one step further and developed a new interactive resource that proves college is still worth it, despite the rising costs. The idea for the tool evolved from the survey’s finding that 95% of the parents surveyed felt college was either very important or somewhat important. This finding has been backed up by independent data which shows that a college education leads to higher income and lower unemployment. But is it possible to put more of an…
  • Search Marketing for Small Business Entrepreneurs

    Jodi
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    You may have heard about search marketing, but you’re still not exactly sure how you can use it to help your small business grow. You have definitely witnessed its capabilities if you have ever searched for anything online through Google, Bing, or Yahoo. Search marketing is what goes on behind the scenes to make entries appear on your results pages. Search marketing technically encompasses two areas: SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which generates traffic through free or unpaid listings, and SEM (Search Engine Marketing), which involves buying strategically placed search listings to…
  • Discover the Differences in Private Student Loans

    Jodi
    16 Jun 2015 | 9:29 am
    Now that most high school seniors have decided which college they will attend in the fall, the final pieces of the puzzle can fall into place. Families should know what the expected tuition and related costs will be; they will probably have a financial aid offer in place, and should know if their student will receive any outside scholarships. If there is any gap between expenses and financial aid/scholarships, the remaining amount of money must come from savings or other resources. Most likely, the family will turn to student loans. After determining how much is available through the federal…
  • Get More Mileage From Your Content Marketing

    Jodi
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Previous blog posts have focused on the importance of engaging in a content marketing strategy. This is the art of providing information that your target audience finds informative or useful in an attempt to attract attention to your website and your business. Some small business owners may now be thinking, “Okay, I buy into the concept and have put up a whole stream of useful insights on my website. There has been some increase, but it seems like there could be more. What’s next?” That’s a very good question. If you go through all the work of researching and writing blog posts, or…
  • Surprising Results from the 2015 Discover Survey

    Jodi
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    For the past four years Discover Student Loans has conducted a survey of 1000 adults with college-bound children. This year’s survey was conducted in April, and the results were just released. Here are a few surprising points that should help parents and students begin the college financial aid discussion: • College is Important to Their Child’s Future: 95% felt that college was either very important or somewhat important. Only 3% felt it was not very important. Parents realize the value of a college education in assuring a bright future for their children. • They’re Just Not Sure…
 
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    Custom College Visits

  • Safety on College Campuses

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

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

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

    acaine
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The Point of a College Tour is Not Which Jet You Fly! There has been much written lately (MarketWatch, Cosmo, Forbes, etc) about the 1% using private jets to visit three to four colleges in a day with their teen. Most of the emphasis in these articles has been on the cost of the jet charter. One example has been the East Coast private jet company who has offered a 10 hour card at a discounted $43,000.   The point of a taking your child on a college tour is to determine if your child will excel academically, ‘like’ the people and be engaged in the community of that specific…
  • Six Activities to Expand Your Campus Visit

    acaine
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Many times your student’s campus visit involves listening to an Information Session, then walking the campus with a student guide. After the tour many people leave campus and head to their next destination. We challenge you and your student to spend more time on campus. In my Twitter account @CollegeVisitTip one of the most retweeted posts is: When visiting a #college campus talk to students. Facilities might be awesome, but you want to ‘Like’ the people. So how do you find out if you ‘Like’ the people? Here are six activities your student can do: Hang out…
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  • Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association Scholarship

    9 Jun 2015 | 11:12 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2015 Maximum Award:  $1000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  You must be a graduating senior or college student The Maple Flooring Manufacturers Association (MFMA) Scholarship can be used to pay for secondary, advanced or trade school education. Applicants will be considered based on academic achievement and written essay responses.   Eligibility: You must be a legal resident of USA and must attend school in the USA, must be a graduating senior or accepted to an advanced degree program   read more
  • Women in Service to Our Communities 2015 Scholarship

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:50 am
    Deadline:  July 15, 2015 Maximum Award:  $500 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For students who will be undergraduate or graduate students in the Fall Women in Service to Our Communities is an organization that connected women who conscientiously chose to serve those in need throughout America. They offer two $500 scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students this year. This scholarship is intended to benefit young women who are involved in community service. read more
  • Providian Medical Scholarship

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:34 am
    Deadline:  June 21, 2015 Maximum Award:  $500 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  For students in high school or college The Providian Medical Scholarship is an essay competition. To enter you must write a essay of no more than 1,500 words. For your essay describe how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Entries can also include a look toward the future and how this area of study will continue to evolve and advance.   Eligibility: read more
  • John D. Spurling Scholarship

    9 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Deadline:  July 1, 2015 Maximum Award:  $10,000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  Graduating high school senior or college and graduate student The AKC Humane Fund offers the John D. Spurling Scholarship to students enrolled in courses of study that contribute to the well-being of dogs and responsible pet ownership. Individuals pursuing studies in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, physical therapy, animal care, animal behavior, grooming and training, may be eligible for this grant.   Eligibility: read more
  • Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Deadline:  June 30, 2015 Maximum Award:  $1000 Eligibility:  See comments Comments:  High school sophomores through adult students may apply The Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship Award is an essay competition. To compete you must answer one of the following two questions in 500 words or less: Option 1: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?" Option 2: "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?" Eligibility: read more
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  • Supreme Court will re-hear case that could get rid of affirmative action

    Samantha Cooney
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will revisit a 2013 case concerning the use of affirmative action at the University of Texas. And one thing's for sure: Columbia's own President Lee Bollinger will be watching the case closely.  After all, Bollinger—back in his days as the president of the University Michigan—was at the center of Grutter v. Bollinger (2003) that upheld the constitutionality of colleges considering race in the admissions policy. (Though it's worth noting that the court noted in its Grutter decision that it only expected colleges to have a need for…
  • All American Joey Falcone signed by Yankees organization

    Kyle Perrotti
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:04 am
    Updated: July 1 at 5:26 p.m. Joey Falcone has called many places home.  He’s lived in Brooklyn, where his father, a former MLB pitcher grew up, and he’s lived in Italy, where the elder Falcone attempted a comeback in the Italian league. He spent six years as a combat medic with the Navy in Iraq and Afghanistan. And he’s lived in Morningside Heights, where he became a three-time Ivy League champ and an All-American. Now Falcone, GS '15, is once again on the move. On Wednesday, the New York Yankees announced that the organization had signed the designated hitter to its Rookie League…
  • Nungesser adds additional allegations as Columbia denies liability, moves for lawsuit dismissal

    Caroline Chiu
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Paul Nungesser, CC ’15, added claims to his case against Columbia as the University simultaneously moved to dismiss the suit in a joint letter from each party’s respective lawyers filed on Wednesday, according to a copy of the letter obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Nungesser is suing the University and visual arts professor Jon Kessler for allegedly supporting Emma Sulkowicz, CC ’15, in committing an act of gender-based harassment against him through her thesis, “Carry That Weight,” and allowing her to break confidentiality agreements about the case. From the first day of…
  • Incoming Barnard first-year thanks her father in touching valedictorian speech

    Caroline Chiu
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:29 am
    Biiftu Duresso, an incoming first-year at Barnard, thanked her father Jamal Abdullahi—an Ethiopian immigrant who is also the head janitor at her high school—in her touching valedictorian speech at Rochester's Henry C. Wilson Magnet High School graduation last Saturday night.Abdullahi, who settled in Rochester with his wife Zubaida after escaping life as a teenage soldier in Ethiopia, has been employed at Wilson Magnet High School since 1986. Duresso said through tears that her parents “had the audacity to imagine something better for me and my siblings.”  While…
  • Columbia argues precedent blocks favorable outcome for graduate student union in last stage of NLRB hearing

    michaelouimette
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:27 pm
    The graduate student unionization effort may be stalled if the New York regional director of the National Labor Relations Board determines she does not have the power to overrule precedents established at the board’s national level. The precedent in question comes from a 2004 NLRB decision involving Brown University that held that graduate teaching and research assistants are “primarily students” and not employees. Wednesday marked the end of a key step in the unionization effort, as lawyers for Columbia and Graduate Workers of Columbia-United Auto Workers—the group of graduate…
 
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  • Scholarships — Educational Research Center of America

    nextstepu
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    NextStepU is happy to help guide you toward scholarships and opportunities to earn money for college. Here is a new scholarship we found for you! Scholarship: Educational Research Center of America (ERCA) Amount: $1,000-$5,000 Description: Applicants must have recognized a need or problem in their community, have determined a way to address this need or solve this problem, have developed an action plan, and have worked to put the action plan in place so as to address the need or solve the problem. The action plan must be a unique project developed by the student, not a project developed by…
  • How to start your college search

    Laura Sestito
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Decision, decisions, decisions. Your next step is quickly approaching and you are faced with many questions: How do I decide on the right college that will give me the best opportunities to prosper in my career? Which college is the right fit for me in terms of campus life and the student body? Should I go to a community college to save some money or a four-year university? These questions can be overwhelming. Have no fear! As a recent college graduate myself, I have experienced the college search process. To ease your mind as you begin to think about your next step after high school, I have…
  • Tuesday Tour Day — Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology

    Laura Sestito
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    Adjacent to LaGuardia Airport in New York City, Vaughn College is an independent, four-year college specializing in engineering, technology, management and aviation. Faculty and staff know students as individuals and work with them to enhance their college experience. A fully staffed career development office provides year-round opportunities for on-campus recruitment, employment and internships. Academics Majors at Vaughn center exclusively around aviation, engineering and technology, meaning you’ll get specialized training in state-of-the-art laboratories. Explore the innovative…
  • Major Monday — Medical Radiologic Technology

    Laura Sestito
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you know the process it takes to get an x-ray done. From setting up the room to making you comfortable — and safe! — someone has to make sure operations like this run smoothly. If you’re interested in learning how to use x-ray equipment to help patients with breaks and injuries, and you’re looking for a fast-growing career in the medical industry, consider majoring in medical radiologic technology. Education A major in medical radiologic technology is typically earned at the associate’s level, though you may choose to continue…
  • Grad Guide Giveaway — Tervis

    nextstepu
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Congratulations! You (or someone you know) is about to graduate from high school. You are all about to embark on one crazy journey. Whether you are heading off to college or striking out on your own with a job or training, you’ll need some new things. To celebrate your new chapter in life, we found some gifts for the grad. What better way to announce your collegiate status than with your favorite college’s branding on a tumbler or mug? This week’s grad gift suggestion is from Tervis! A must-have item for all college students is drinkware that can stand the test of…
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  • UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan

    kbrown
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The UNH Chemical Safety Committee has voted to adopt the UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) presented at the last Committee meeting. The CHP replaces the UNH Laboratory Safety Plan (LSP). Thanks to Andy Glode for coordinating the review of the LSP, and Dana Buckley for introducing Around the Clock Compliance, who assisted with revamping the LSP. The new CHP can be found here.
  • UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan

    kbrown
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The UNH Chemical Safety Committee has voted to adopt the UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) presented at the last Committee meeting. The CHP replaces the UNH Laboratory Safety Plan (LSP). Thanks to Andy Glode for coordinating the review of the LSP, and Dana Buckley for introducing Around the Clock Compliance, who assisted with revamping the LSP. The new CHP can be found here.
  • UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan

    kbrown
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The UNH Chemical Safety Committee has voted to adopt the UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) presented at the last Committee meeting. The CHP replaces the UNH Laboratory Safety Plan (LSP). Thanks to Andy Glode for coordinating the review of the LSP, and Dana Buckley for introducing Around the Clock Compliance, who assisted with revamping the LSP. The new CHP can be found here.
  • UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan

    kbrown
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The UNH Chemical Safety Committee has voted to adopt the UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) presented at the last Committee meeting. The CHP replaces the UNH Laboratory Safety Plan (LSP). Thanks to Andy Glode for coordinating the review of the LSP, and Dana Buckley for introducing Around the Clock Compliance, who assisted with revamping the LSP. The new CHP can be found here.
  • UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan

    kbrown
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The UNH Chemical Safety Committee has voted to adopt the UNH Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) presented at the last Committee meeting. The CHP replaces the UNH Laboratory Safety Plan (LSP). Thanks to Andy Glode for coordinating the review of the LSP, and Dana Buckley for introducing Around the Clock Compliance, who assisted with revamping the LSP. The new CHP can be found here.
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  • Shortage of Skilled Workers Infographic

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

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

    Bruce Crowden
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Looking for a masters course abroad? While the Middle East may not be the first place that springs to mind, increasingly students from across the world are choosing to study in this unique area of the globe. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits. As most international students will tell you, studying abroad [...]
  • How to Write a Great College Essay

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

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

  • The Importance of Reflection

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hampton Roads Teacher Wins $500 for her Classroom from Centura College

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

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

    Lindsey Amick
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    In the expanding online and digitally connected world, privacy is gaining increasing attention. While the average American is beginning to recognize and understand the true value of their personal information, people also continue to express concerns about their privacy online. Lately, a slew of research has been released about how the public perceives the digital economy’s impact on their privacy. According to research conducted by the Pew Research Center, 91% of Americans believe they’ve lost control over how their personal information is collected and used by companies, and 64%…
  • How to Become a Dental Assistant in 15 Months or Less

    Holly Dalby
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    How to Become a Dental Assistant in 15 Months or Less A good career as a Dental Assistant that pays a median of $34,500 and can be learned in 15 months or less isn’t too good to be true according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those in the field of a Dental Assistant can expect a projected growth of 25 percent over the next eight years. That means 74,000 new openings for dental assistants up to the year 2022. Careers in the health care industry carry an unemployment rate of 1.2 percent to 5.3 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics making this industry one of the most…
  • Computer Networking Jobs: What No One Is Talking About

    Holly Dalby
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Computer Networking Jobs: What No One Is Talking About No matter the industry, in the 21st century all professions depend on computer networking to keep business informed, employees connected, and information flowing. These networks do not run by themselves, and administrators are needed to take a hands-on approach to troubleshooting. At this point in time it is almost a cliche when you hear someone say that  computer networking jobs, or anything in the computer science industry is “growing fast.” That is quite an understatement. And even with this common knowledge, there are a…
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  • The Personal Statement

    Emily Geisler
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Every premed is aware of the requirement of writing a personal statement before applying to medical school.  Every premed also knows how dreaded this essay is.  The personal statement can be one of the toughest parts of your application because it will likely amount to one of the most challenging essays you’ve ever written.  In 5300 characters (strictly), you are required to show medical school ADCOMs why you are worthy of an interview and acceptance without sounding like a pretentious a-hole.  This is no easy feat. Even though it may be tough, it is very important to submit your…
  • Applying to Medical School

    Emily Geisler
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    This entry is based on students who have already completed their MCAT and leaves out any information regarding committee interview specifics.For information on those topics (MCAT and/or Pre-health Committee), see our other entries. So, you want to be a doctor?As a pre-med, envisioning that letter of acceptance to medical school is the stuff of daily fantasy.Some pre-meds are neurotic enough to know every single requirement for applying to medical school by the first week of their undergrad career (yes, I was this neurotic pre-med).You may know what med schools require of their…
 
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    Plato Shrugs

  • Let the South Speak: Ideology and Symbolism

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

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

    collectivistduck
    24 May 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Stories are ingrained in nearly every form of entertainment we consume. Modern Art is an excellent example of the pervasiveness of storytelling. Art is not about the ‘aesthetically pleasing’ or the ‘technically superb’ brush strokes; but rather the story behind the art. Those hidden tales which only the select few in the ‘know’ really understand. For those of us outside of the scene, it seems like a bunch of pretentious crap. But truthfully, it’s just an advanced form of gossip. People LOVE gossip and the reason is obvious, we love stories. But stories that we enjoy do more than…
  • What is Communism? (Without the Spin)

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

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

    angela moore
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    One of the benefits of playing golf is the chance to enjoy the natural beauty of a well-designed, scenic course. The United States has a number of gorgeous courses, both public and private, enchanting players with their beauty and beguiling them with their unforgiving challenges. Here are 10 of our most beautiful golf courses. Pinehurst No.2 Designed by Donald Ross, Pinehurst #2 at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club is the jewel in the resort’s crown. One of the oldest courses on our list, it was created in 1907. Mr. Ross considered it a great test of championship golf. Pebble Beach…
  • 10 Questions You Need To Ask Before Starting a Career in Golf Management

    angela moore
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:23 am
    The golf industry generates more than $70 billion in revenue each year, creating millions of jobs. There are plenty of employment opportunities for talented people who love the game and want to get involved in golf management. It’s important to get started off on the right foot. Professional training can lay a sound base for a golf management career. If you are considering a career in golf management, these questions can help focus your goal-setting. Career Path Questions First look at your own experience and goals to get a better picture of your possible career path. Ask: • Where…
  • Easy Ways to Prevent Common Golf Injuries

    angela moore
    21 Jun 2015 | 5:08 pm
    In whole, golf is a relaxing sport. An 18-hole round takes several hours and can put significant stress on the muscles and joints of the body. Injuries are common for golfers who have not prepared adequately. Golfers experience injuries such as: • Back – lower back pain as well as tight muscles in the upper back. • Legs – knee and ankle injuries. • Arms – golfer’s elbow and bursitis. • Shoulders – bursitis, rotator cuff tears, tendinitis and more. • Hands – wrist sprains, tendinitis and finger fractures. To avoid these maladies, here are several…
  • Golf World Watches as U.S. Open Approaches

    angela moore
    13 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
      Just one more week until the 2015 U.S. Open Championship begins at Chambers Bay Golf Course near Tacoma, Washington. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and Bruce Charleton, rumors abound about how difficult the newly opened golf course will be. The USGA will add its touch of evil to an already tough golf course, and the results should be spectacular. Consider the performances of golf’s top tier over the last few weeks: Tiger’s 85 in the final round of the Memorial, which he has won five times; McIlroy’s 80 and missed cut in the Irish Open; and Fowler’s “8” – “8”…
  • Keiser University College of Golf Advisory Board Convenes

    angela moore
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    Keiser University College of Golf (COG) held its semi-annual Advisory Board Meeting on Friday, June 5th. The main topic of discussion was the pending move of the College of Golf campus to Northwood in West Palm Beach in time for the Fall Semester start on August 31st. Mr. John McMurry, COG Vice President, outlined the steps taken to date, the plan for the next few months, and the exciting future of Keiser University’s first residential campus. Students and staff look forward to the move and the incorporation of the College of Golf with Northwood’s current student population. Northwood…
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  • 10 of the Stupidest Gawker Articles

    SoCawlege
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Gawker Media is a collection of gossipy blogs that spew utter bullshit into the world of journalism through leftist propaganda and attacking people when they are down. Here are 10 of the stupidest Gawker articles that are written by actual human beings. The Time Michele Bachmann Thought She’d Been Kidnapped By Lesbians My Fart Will […] The post 10 of the Stupidest Gawker Articles appeared first on SoCawlege.
  • What Should YOU Major in?

    SoCawlege
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
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  • 15 Dogs That Just Finished Their 9-5 Shift

    SoCawlege
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.   ↓ Be Sure To Check Out ↓ → The 4 Craziest Ebola Conspiracy Theories ← → The 22 Times You Can Look Back At High School And Laugh ←   The post 15 Dogs That Just Finished Their 9-5 Shift appeared first on SoCawlege.
  • A Day In The Life of A Day Camp Counselor, As Told by Blonde Girls

    Anne Noordsy
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:52 am
    This summer will be my third consecutive summer as a day camp counselor. The other counselors and I are a team and you could say people sometimes mistake us as the campers. We are goofy and passionate but professional and caring. So, in the spirit of the day camp I work at starting soon, I rounded up feelings […] The post A Day In The Life of A Day Camp Counselor, As Told by Blonde Girls appeared first on SoCawlege.
  • Yes, We Conservative Students Have a Voice – Get Over It Professor Grollman

    SoCawlege
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:52 pm
    It’s been a crazy last couple months – this small media start-up has made national headlines three separate times after breaking different stories regarding extreme leftism in academia. (1, 2, and now 3). The purpose of doing these stories seems to have been lost on people. Even though we’ve made the purpose clear in multiple […] The post Yes, We Conservative Students Have a Voice – Get Over It Professor Grollman appeared first on SoCawlege.
 
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