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Internships and Work Experience

05-12-2016

Internships and Work Experience

Some college students underestimate the benefits of work experience and internships. When you are looking for a job, the last thing that you want to be told is that you don’t have enough experience. Developing essential skills One of the most important things you can do as a student is develop your skills and demonstrate them in real world experiences that you can use to find employment. Sometimes, this can be through work experience or working part-time.... Read more

Fake news? Bias? How colleges teach students not to be duped

29-11-2016

Fake news? Bias? How colleges teach students not to be duped

Media literacy — some say media illiteracy — is having a moment. And professors are ready to respond. As Election Day approached, so-called fake news seemed everywhere: intentionally false stories dressed up as news reports, misleading social-media posts, clickbait headlines, hyperpartisan opinion posing as fact. Among the false stories’ claims: Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump, the NYPD was investigating Bill Clinton for sex with underage girls, and ISIS called for Muslims in America to vote for Hillary Clinton. Boyle and... Read more

College or College Dropout? The Young Entrepreneur's Dilemma.

21-11-2016

College or College Dropout? The Young Entrepreneur's Dilemma.

One question many of us have sometimes when it comes to whether or not to go to college is, “Do we really need a college degree to be successful?” The answer to this question is really up to the person deciding on whether or not to pursue that pricey sheepskin. Consider some of the biggest names in the computer and online worlds and what they have in common: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, for instance. All three... Read more

Money 101: Here's everything we know about Trump's student debt plans

17-11-2016

Money 101: Here's everything we know about Trump's student debt plans

With indebted 2016 college graduates owing an average of $37,172 in loans, many young people are concerned about student debt. And a Donald Trump presidency raises questions about student loans. Hillary Clinton (and Bernie Sanders) released detailed college tuition plans — aimed at lessening college costs and easing burden recent graduates face. Contrarily, Donald Trump addresses student loans vaguely in two bullet points on his website: Work with Congress on reforms to ensure universities are making a good faith effort to reduce the cost of college and student debt... Read more

California Today: Why More Community Colleges Offer Free Tuition

14-11-2016

California Today: Why More Community Colleges Offer Free Tuition

After President Obama announced a goal last year to make community college free for all Americans, no state has moved as aggressively as California. In 2016, at least 20 programs offering support to incoming community college students were introduced in California, bringing the state’s total to about 30, according to the federal Department of Education. “I think it’s a grand experiment frankly,” said Martha Kanter, the executive director of the College Promise campaign. The latest initiative was announced... Read more

New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

09-11-2016

New Item on the College Admission Checklist: LinkedIn Profile

Applying for admission to many American colleges already has high school students jumping through hoops. School transcript? Check. Recommendations? Check. Personal statement? Standardized test scores? List of accomplishments? Check. Check. Check. Now some social media experts are advising high school seniors to go even further. They are coaching students to take control of their online personas — by creating elaborate profiles on LinkedIn, the professional network, and bringing them to the attention of college admissions officers. “They are... Read more

Corinthian Colleges Files Show Big Fees …

07-12-2016

Corinthian Colleges Files Show Big Fees to Google, BET, Lead Generators

As eight years of zigzagging but ultimately valiant efforts by the Obama administration to protect students and taxpayers from predatory for-profit colleges comes to a close, new documents, released to us under the Freedom of Information Act, shed light on... Read more

Gummy Bears Send 14 Chicago High School …

07-12-2016

Gummy Bears Send 14 Chicago High School Students To Hospital

These were not your average gummy bears.... Read more

Why Are We Still Teaching Cursive In Sch…

06-12-2016

Why Are We Still Teaching Cursive In Schools?

Today we cleaned out my husband's office, which was piled high in sales brochures, paperwork and bags of various sizes. In this office cleansing process, I came across the journal that I brought with me to write down the... Read more

Bridging the Divide... Education for the…

06-12-2016

Bridging the Divide... Education for the Future

A country divided is what we are all hearing. I'm tired of hearing it, are you? But as I examine the problem, realizing I am, like we all are, a part of it, I think Steve Boese in his... Read more

AP Source: USF's Taggart to be next Oreg…

07-12-2016

AP Source: USF's Taggart to be next Oregon football coach (Yahoo Sports)

A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that South Florida football coach Willie Taggart has informed the school that he is leaving to become the coach at Oregon. ESPN first reported Oregon had hired... Read more

Ristic, Markkanen lead No. 20 Arizona pa…

07-12-2016

Ristic, Markkanen lead No. 20 Arizona past UC Irvine, 79-57 (Yahoo Sports)

Arizona's towering European tandem had a big night Tuesday. Wildcats 7-footers Dusan Ristic and Lauri Markkanen scored 18 points apiece, and No. 20 Arizona bounced back from its loss to Gonzaga with a 79-57 victory over UC Irvine. ... Read more

No. 5 Duke beats No. 21 Florida 84-74 in…

07-12-2016

No. 5 Duke beats No. 21 Florida 84-74 in Jimmy V Classic (Yahoo Sports)

Almost everybody in Madison Square Garden was impressed with the game Amile Jefferson had for No. 5 Duke. Nobody appreciated it more than Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. Jefferson set career highs with 24 points and 15 rebounds... Read more

No. 5 Duke beats No. 21 Florida 84-74 in…

07-12-2016

No. 5 Duke beats No. 21 Florida 84-74 in Jimmy V Classic (Yahoo Sports)

Almost everybody in Madison Square Garden was impressed with the game Amile Jefferson had for No. 5 Duke. Nobody appreciated it more than Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski. Jefferson set career highs with 24 points and 15 rebounds... Read more

Friends remember Rashaan Salaam as more …

07-12-2016

Friends remember Rashaan Salaam as more than a football star (Yahoo Sports)

Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in... Read more

Colson, Vasturia lead No. 23 Notre Dame …

06-12-2016

Colson, Vasturia lead No. 23 Notre Dame over IPFW 87-72 (Yahoo Sports)

Even as Fort Wayne made a run Tuesday night, No. 23 Notre Dame stayed calm. The Fighting Irish saw a 27-point lead in the second half whittled down to nine with under 3 minutes left, but they hit their... Read more

Wagner comes up big as Michigan edges Te…

06-12-2016

Wagner comes up big as Michigan edges Texas 53-50 (Yahoo Sports)

Moe Wagner slapped at the ball with his right hand, and it popped straight up in the air. The officials concurred, and Michigan held on for a 53-50 victory over Texas on Tuesday night. Wagner gave the Wolverines... Read more

 

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