Posted on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 under Current Events, Student Life
As the November election approaches, you may find that the excitement surrounding it is contagious. If you’ve never been particularly political before, now is the perfect time to get more involved.
There are many different ways to get involved, whether it’s registering to vote for the first time or volunteering to help your favorite candidate get elected.
Here are some ideas that may work for you, regardless of your experience or level of commitment to politics.
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Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 under Current Events, Internships
If you are like many college students (and people around the world!), you are probably planning to watch at least one Olympic sport when the 2012 Games in London start this week. But a few students are getting even more involved this year.
Some college students have spent years preparing for the Olympics to earn their chance to win a medal. Others have chosen to do some behind-the-scenes work. While most of us sit in front of the TV, here are a few students to watch for in the middle of the action!
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Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012 under Current Events, Study Abroad
If you are trying to decide where to study abroad, China should be on your list.
Not only could studying in China let you finally see the Great Wall, but it also goes along with a program set up by the US government, called the 100,000 Strong Initiative.
That’s right, the White House is strongly suggesting that high school and college students alike consider studying abroad in China. The plan is to encourage 100,000 students or more to study abroad in China over a four year period.
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Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2011 under Choosing a College, Current Events, Money
An increasing number of colleges are giving students free stuff, from computers to smartphones.
Universities and colleges that provide incoming students with such gifts often claim that the tech swag they are giving out is necessary for students to keep up in classrooms that are making increasing use of such devices.
But can the free swag that colleges give students be considered a bribe?
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 under Current Events, Money, Paying for College
More and more people lately have been questioning the value of a college education.
Naysayers point to decreased job and financial security, coupled with increased college tuition, as arguments against a college education.
Despite such arguments, however, college remains an invaluable experience for many that benefits students not only in their careers, but also in their personal growth.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 7th, 2010 under Academics, Current Events
You might be surprised to learn that college presidents’ salaries are, as a rule, quite high –- like six-figures, ranging into the millions, high.
Every college and university has a college president but do you even know the name of yours? Odds are that you won’t even have any contact with your college’s president until graduation day, when he or she will make some sort of inspiring send-off speech to the cap and gown crowd.
So just what does a college president do to warrant that hefty paycheck? Which ones get paid the most? Do they deserve so much money? Read on to find out, and decide for yourself.
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Posted on Monday, June 14th, 2010 under Current Events
Now that the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa has launched, all eyes are on the players — and rightly so! The United States men’s national soccer team has appeared in the last five FIFA World Cups, winning their way to a respectable world ranking as a soccer team.
Well, these boys weren’t always soccer heroes. Many of them honed their skills playing soccer in college. (I’m sure they never had trouble avoiding the “freshman 15″!) Wondering where they got their schooling? Here’s a list of all the players who attended college and their respective alma maters.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 under Current Events
The 2009 Oscar nominees have been announced! Now, all eyes are on them as the winners are being decided.
You might know what movies they’ve been in, but do you know where these famous actors and actresses went to college?
Check out this list of the 82nd Annual Oscar nominees and their respective schools.
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Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2010 under Current Events
Today marks the beginning of the 2010 Winter Olympics! In this year’s winter games, there are many young Olympians competing. Some are just as young if not younger than you are!
Think you’ve got it tough in college? Some athletes are still in college and have to balance their rigorous training with academics.
Check out the participating US Olympians that are still in college!
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Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2009 under Academics, Current Events
Do you know what a college president’s responsibilities are? How do they concern you?
With such a long list of administrative tasks to oversee, it may seem like your college president has nothing to do with you or your personal college experience.
Here are a few perks of a good college president that prove otherwise.
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Posted on Monday, November 2nd, 2009 under Current Events, Graduate School, Jobs
Advanced education may sound like a cozy hide-out while the economy reestablishes itself, but going to graduate school may not be as fool-proof as you think.
Before flipping through a GRE prep book, consider these pros and cons of going to graduate school.
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