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College Costs Too Much? N.Y.U. Paves Way to Graduate Faster

24-02-2017

College Costs Too Much? N.Y.U. Paves Way to Graduate Faster

Students at New York University, where a year of undergraduate education can run to about $66,000 in room, board, tuition and fees, often complain about the cost of four years at the school in Greenwich Village. Now, N.Y.U. has a suggestion for them: Finish faster. On Friday, the university announced a series of measures that make it easier to graduate in under four years, part of an initiative aimed at diminishing the university’s enormous affordability problem. In some...

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Hundreds of campuses encourage students to turn in fellow students for offensive speech

22-02-2017

Hundreds of campuses encourage students to turn in fellow students for offensive speech

Universities are the cradle of free speech, where ideologies and ideas clash, where academics and activists can agree, disagree, or be disagreeable. This is particularly true in the United States, where the First Amendment zealously guards against government surveillance and intrusion into free speech. Yet at hundreds of campuses across the country, administrators encourage students to report one another, or their professors, for speech protected by the First Amendment, or even mere political disagreements. The so-called...

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One Quarter of College Grads Are Overqualified for Their Jobs

21-02-2017

One Quarter of College Grads Are Overqualified for Their Jobs

One out of every four workers with a bachelor's degree is overqualified for their jobs, according to a new study. That may sound high—and it's a bummer for the workers who aren't maximizing their earning potential. But this over qualification rate is significantly lower than the results of previous studies, which estimated that as many as 48% of bachelor-degree holders were overqualified for their jobs. The researcher of the new analysis, labor economist Stephen Rose, wrote the...

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Unique hobby helps student pay for school, see the world

20-02-2017

Unique hobby helps student pay for school, see the world

Donald Smith Jr.’s plan after graduation next semester is to be a high school math teacher. But he might try something a little less traditional. Smith just returned from Dublin, where he won $15,000 as a semifinalist at a professional Magic: the Gathering tournament. Smith, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, made it to the third and final day of competition and placed in the Top 8. He was the only American to do so at this tournament. He’s...

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Deft or desperate? College students turn to GoFundMe to foot tuition bills

17-02-2017

Deft or desperate? College students turn to GoFundMe to foot tuition bills

Deft or desperate? College students turn to GoFundMe to foot tuition billsAs college tuition continues to climb, students are turning to strangers online to help pay the bill. Figures from GoFundMe, a popular crowdfunding website, show that thousands of college students nationwide are using the platform to raise money for their education: Over the past several years, students, teachers, and parents are increasingly turning to GoFundMe to raise money for education expenses, including tuition. In fact, in the...

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Watch Ellen DeGeneres Give College Schol…

24-02-2017

Watch Ellen DeGeneres Give College Scholarships To A Whole Senior Class

This shows you should never take higher learning for granted.... Read more

Caitlyn Jenner Says Trump's Blow To Tran…

23-02-2017

Caitlyn Jenner Says Trump's Blow To Transgender Rights Is A 'Disaster'

Caitlyn Jenner broke her silence on President... Read more

Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed I…

23-02-2017

Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed Ideas Of Bush-Obama With My Own Failed Ideas

Betsy DeVos gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), explaining that the programs created by George W. Bush and Barack Obama had failed, and she would replace them with her own ideas . She did not point... Read more

New Film Features Multiracial Cast Of Ac…

23-02-2017

Michelle Jackson wanted to make another film about slavery. But the Los Angeles-based filmmaker faced some opposition from those around her who say portrayals of the black experience should go beyond slavery. She agreed that black stories are but she said... Read more

Betsy DeVos at CPAC: Obama's Guidance Fo…

23-02-2017

Betsy DeVos at CPAC: Obama's Guidance For Transgender Students Was 'Overreach'

After reports surfaced that she opposed the Trump administration’s recent withdrawal of federal guidance that supports transgender students’ rights, Betsy DeVos emphasized her support for the move at the Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday.  “Let me just say this issue... Read more

Brilliant Dentist Has 'Where's Waldo?' S…

23-02-2017

A dentist in the U.K. has a brilliant way to keep patients calm and entertained while reclining in the dental chair.... Read more

Kuzma scores 25 as Utah beats Colorado, …

24-02-2017

Kuzma scores 25 as Utah beats Colorado, 86-81 (Yahoo Sports)

Utah's road struggles found a cure in what has become a friendly place for the Utes. Kyle Kuzma scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half and Utah continued its dominance of Colorado with an 86-81 win... Read more

Trier scores 25, No. 4 Arizona beats USC…

24-02-2017

Trier scores 25, No. 4 Arizona beats USC 90-77 (Yahoo Sports)

The Arizona Wildcats' season is in the home stretch. Allonzo Trier's is just getting started. In his 10th game back from suspension, Trier scored a season-high 25 points, including four 3-pointers, and No. 4 Arizona beat USC 90-77... Read more

Landale leads No. 20 Saint Mary's over P…

24-02-2017

Landale leads No. 20 Saint Mary's over Pepperdine (Yahoo Sports)

Saint Mary's Jock Landale had a distinct height advantage against Pepperdine, and the only thing that slowed him was a power outage that caused the lights to go out. When the lights came back on, Landale almost immediately had... Read more

No. 1 Gonzaga stays perfect (Yahoo Sport…

23-02-2017

No. 1 Gonzaga stays perfect (Yahoo Sports)

These blowouts never get old for No. 1 Gonzaga. The Bulldogs had their biggest yet on Thursday night, overwhelming San Diego 96-38 to improve to 29-0 and clinch the West Coast Conference title. Josh Perkins and Jordan Mathews... Read more

Jackson scores 18 as Ohio State beats No…

23-02-2017

Jackson scores 18 as Ohio State beats No. 16 Wisconsin (Yahoo Sports)

Playing for little more than pride in front of a home crowd and a national TV audience, Ohio State put together its most complete game of the season. The Buckeyes, out of the Big Ten race and nearing the... Read more

Georgia DT Thompson leaving school, has …

23-02-2017

Georgia star defensive tackle Trenton Thompson is withdrawing from school for spring semester and is dealing with what the school said Thursday is a ''significant'' medical issue that led to him being taken by police to an Athens hospital. ... Read more

 

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