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It’s Official: Graduate Students Can Unionize

24-08-2016

It’s Official: Graduate Students Can Unionize

The students who teach at private universities can now call their academic labor an actual job, and bring union solidarity to their scholarly passion. On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that graduate students, who contribute much of the research and teaching labor in private higher education, are now worthy of the rights of workers. In a 3-1 ruling in favor of Columbia teaching and research assistants, who organized as Graduate Workers of Columbia affiliated... Read more

9 Freshman Shopping Tips to Cut College Costs

18-08-2016

9 Freshman Shopping Tips to Cut College Costs

Strapped for cash as a freshman? If not now, you will be soon. That goes double for your parents, who are likely footing a portion of the bill — from tuition to room and board to all the living essentials you'll need when you move into the dorm. To make the transition from high school to college just a little easier on the wallet for both you and your obligatory benefactors, here are a few... Read more

7 Ways to Score Free Food in College

17-08-2016

7 Ways to Score Free Food in College

Student budgets are notoriously tight, and food is often near the top of the list when it comes time to trim the financial fat. This is a mistake. According to the American Journal of Health Promotion, students perform best when they eat well, exercise and get enough rest. One solution for students may be to find more ways to eat well for free. You might need to step out of your comfort zone to eat for... Read more

How much college debt is too much? Here's your answer

15-08-2016

How much college debt is too much? Here's your answer

With college loan debt, gauging how much is too much is often a matter of location. If you're in a city where you can't find a decent-paying job -- or the cost of living is high -- the amount of debt can be crushing. While I'm always going to weigh in against taking on any college debt, for certain degrees and colleges, loans may be worth it. Degrees that lead to good-paying occupations over time usually... Read more

Debate flares after black college students seek a non-white roommate

12-08-2016

Debate flares after black college students seek a non-white roommate

In most respects, the roommate-wanted notice seemed routine. Three students at the Claremont colleges in Southern California were looking for a fourth this summer to join them in an off-campus house. They added a caveat in parentheses: “POC only,” they said, using a common abbreviation for people of color. When a classmate challenged that condition, the Pitzer College student who posted the notice on Facebook pushed back. “It’s exclusive [because] I don’t want to live... Read more

The Global Search for Education: WHAT Kn…

24-08-2016

The Global Search for Education: WHAT Knowledge?

"We are taking the trends identified by futurists and economists, and connecting them to relevant fields of study and competencies required."  --  Charles Fadel Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Students who drop out cite boredom... Read more

When Math And Creativity Combine: U.S. W…

24-08-2016

When Math And Creativity Combine: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For Second Consecutive Year

Meet Po-Shen Loh , the professor at Carnegie Mellon University and head coach for Team USA, who paved the way for the U.S. to win the International Mathematical Olympiad for the second consecutive year. Now he's adding more value to... Read more

Enabling Success For Your Child This Yea…

24-08-2016

Enabling Success For Your Child This Year (And Every Year)

I get asked the "silver bullet" question a lot: how can we help the young people in our life be consistently successful students? I know that I've written a few books about how we can help make that a reality,... Read more

Sales Down, Prices Up is Spreading

24-08-2016

Sales Down, Prices Up is Spreading

Here are some headlines and article titles I pulled up today in my feed reader: Desert housing market: Sales dip, but prices rise in July Low inventory driving Wisconsin home prices up Home prices go up in Mass. in July,... Read more

Teen Gives Epic Speech After School's As…

24-08-2016

Teen Gives Epic Speech After School's Assembly On Skirt Lengths

After attending a school assembly about girls’ skirt lengths, a teen in Australia gave a perfect speech to some of her classmates.... Read more

Justice Department To Georgia: Stop Trea…

24-08-2016

Justice Department To Georgia: Stop Treating Students With Disabilities As Separate And Unequal

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia over its harsh treatment of public school students with behavior-related disabilities, the agency announced Tuesday. The lawsuit “is the first challenge to a state-run school system for segregating students with... Read more

Arizona's Talbott Denny injures knee, ou…

24-08-2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona senior forward Talbott Denny will miss the season after tearing the ACL and medial meniscus in his left knee.... Read more

Arrests disappointed, embarrassed, anger…

24-08-2016

Arrests disappointed, embarrassed, angered Notre Dame coach (Yahoo Sports)

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he had the same feelings a parent would have when he heard six Fighting Irish football players had been arrested in two separate incidents over the weekend. Starting safety Max Redfield, running back... Read more

Trace McSorley to start at quarterback f…

24-08-2016

Trace McSorley will start at quarterback for Penn State when the Nittany Lions open against Kent State on Sept. 3. Coach James Franklin settled on the sophomore after McSorley battled redshirt freshman Tommy Stevens for the job through the... Read more

Smart still considering No. 18 Georgia's…

24-08-2016

Smart still considering No. 18 Georgia's 3 contenders at QB (Yahoo Sports)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- There has been no change in Georgia's three-man competition at quarterback.62fc2010eef5c131216001cee23b74bf... Read more

Kelly was disappointed, embarrassed, ang…

24-08-2016

Kelly was disappointed, embarrassed, angered by arrests (Yahoo Sports)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says his first reaction to six players being arrested over the weekend was disappointment.591dc0d7f8ac8d3a7b3ede4883ce0247... Read more

Ryan Burns to start for Stanford in open…

24-08-2016

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Senior Ryan Burns will start at quarterback for Stanford in the No. 8 Cardinal's opener against Kansas State.... Read more

Washington State safety Shalom Luani arr…

24-08-2016

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Washington State safety Shalom Luani has been arrested after being accused of breaking a man's nose during a dispute outside a pizza restaurant in Pullman.... Read more

 

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