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Majors for the new generation

28-06-2016

Majors for the new generation

Which majors are the best for the new generation? If you’re a “Star Trek” fan, you’re probably fairly excited that I mentioned the Next Generation. Well, unfortunately I’m referring to the next generation of college students, not the continuation of the legendary saga of space travel. These students will have to make a very important decision regarding their future: what they will major in at college. Though definitely a personal choice balancing interest and skill... Read more

Supreme Court upholds college affirmative action program

24-06-2016

 Supreme Court upholds college affirmative action program

Race-based admissions policies in higher education dodged another bullet Thursday, with the Supreme Court ruling narrowly to uphold a program that helps minority students get into the University of Texas. In a 4-3 decision, the court held that Texas' program admitting some students based on consideration of race is constitutional but that the university must continue to reassess the policy and show that other means of addressing diversity concerns have failed. "The record here reveals that the... Read more

Once Homeless, Determined Miami Student Earns Full Ride to College

22-06-2016

Once Homeless, Determined Miami Student Earns Full Ride to College

Norberto Orellana remembers all the times he had to study by flashlight or carry textbooks with him everywhere to prevent them from being stolen. But he focuses more on his future than his turbulent past. Not only did Orellana, 18, persevere through homelessness and cerebral palsy to become the first person in his family to earn a high school diploma, he also graduated with honors on June 9 from Miami's rigorous School for Advanced Studies and... Read more

Protecting Students From Bad Colleges

21-06-2016

Protecting Students From Bad Colleges

By failing for decades to regulate for-profit colleges, the federal government encouraged a predatory industry that saddled poor and working-class people with crippling student debt, often in return for useless degrees or no degrees at all. The industry accomplished this by relying on the federal student aid program for virtually all of its revenue. But the Obama administration took steps last week that could keep future students from falling into this trap. The cost of poor... Read more

Job Market for Recent College Grads Looks Brighter

20-06-2016

Job Market for Recent College Grads Looks Brighter

College graduates who received their degrees during the late 2000s and early 2010s faced the daunting task of trying to launch careers in the worst economy and job market since the 1930s. Skyrocketing student loan debt compounded their troubles. Since 1990, increases in college tuition have outpaced inflation by a factor of three, while wages have grown more slowly than inflation. A member of the class of 1990 graduated with less than $9,000 in student debt on average,... Read more

Expanding Access To College Isn't Enough…

28-06-2016

Expanding Access To College Isn't Enough. Students Need To Graduate

Last month, as I was preparing to give a commencement address to the 2016 graduates of Columbia University's School of Professional Studies, I found myself reflecting on the challenges and importance of completing their studies. My mother was the first... Read more

One Teen’s Crusade To Make Sure His Clas…

28-06-2016

Matthew Daniels, a junior at Unionville High School in Pennsylvania, knows how to make all of his classmates happier, healthier and safer with just one adjustment to their everyday routines: more sleep. Daniels and a group of about 10 other... Read more

Be An Original: Be Yourself And Become A…

28-06-2016

Be An Original: Be Yourself And Become A Better Teacher

Twenty-two years ago, I was offered a job as an assistant professor at a university in Michigan. The offer came late in the summer, so I had only a few weeks before I was to begin teaching. I was both... Read more

Home Prices Rising - Will Wholesaling St…

28-06-2016

Home Prices Rising - Will Wholesaling Still Work?

Let's start out by getting on the same page; real estate is local and markets have their own unique characteristics and cycles. However, generally this discussion applies almost everywhere, as it's about basic due diligence. We're hearing a lot... Read more

5 Tips for Completing Summer Homework an…

28-06-2016

5 Tips for Completing Summer Homework and Reading

The summer months usher in warmer weather, seemingly unlimited time for relaxation and rest, and increased opportunities for socialization with friends. The very last thing that you may wish to do is summer homework (including summer reading). Unfortunately, there is... Read more

3 more women join federal lawsuit agains…

28-06-2016

3 more women join federal lawsuit against Baylor University (Yahoo Sports)

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Three more women have joined a federal lawsuit against Baylor University accusing the school of doing nothing to help them after they reported being sexually assaulted on or near campus.7cd54185bc466d554710760efb84b410... Read more

Former Colts RB Tipton dies in accidenta…

28-06-2016

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) -- Zurlon Tipton, a former Indianapolis Colts running back, has died after accidentally shooting himself at a car dealership in suburban Detroit. He was 26.... Read more

Hawaii to play in Pearl Harbor basketbal…

28-06-2016

The University of Hawaii men's basketball team will play in the Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational in December, part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The university said in a statement Tuesday that Hawaii will... Read more

Four conferences form officiating allian…

28-06-2016

Four conferences form officiating alliance (Yahoo Sports)

The Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference have formed a men's basketball officiating alliance, which also includes the Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association, which have previously collaborated with the ACC. The alliance, which was announced Tuesday, begins... Read more

Former Temple hoops star Hal Lear dies a…

26-06-2016

Hal Lear, the sweet-shooting guard who starred for the Temple Owls in the 1950s and still holds the school record for points in a season, has died. Lear died at his home in White Plains, New York, on Saturday... Read more

Nebraska's Andrew White will get release…

26-06-2016

Nebraska's Andrew White will get release so he can transfer (Yahoo Sports)

Andrew White, the second-leading scorer for Nebraska last season, plans to play his final season at another school as a graduate transfer. Coach Tim Miles said Sunday that White requested a release and will be given one. White,... Read more

Sacramento State, Fresno State extend se…

26-06-2016

(STATS) - Set to play Fresno State for the first time this season, Sacramento State has added games against the Bulldogs in 2019 and 2022.... Read more

 

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