Archive for October, 2011

Private Colleges Don’t Pass The Test

Oct 20, 2011 No Comments

The U.S. Department of Education conducts a test of financial responsibility each year, weighing the financial health of colleges against the potential risk of the institution’s collapse. For the year 2010, 180 private colleges did not make the mark. The test allows the Department to apply a formula that takes into account a college’s debt, assets, operating costs and shortfalls, and other factors.

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Sticking with STEM

Oct 19, 2011 No Comments

Most people are familiar with STEM degrees or, at the very least, have heard the term used in conversation. A STEM degree is a program focused on science, technology, engineering, and math. A STEM education emphasizes innovation, critical thinking, and literacy in the above subjects.

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Starving Artist? No, Not Really

Oct 18, 2011 No Comments

Forget about the stereotype of the miserable, bitter starving artist, who’s forced to toil away in a job that they hate that has nothing to do with their degree. It’s just not true. In fact, in a recent survey of 13,000 performing and visual arts college graduates who graduated between 1990 and 2009, results showed that the opposite of that particular stereotype was the reality for the vast majority of those surveyed.

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College Meets Facebook—Again

Oct 17, 2011 No Comments

The use of new online tools like Facebook are allowing colleges to close technology gaps in an effort to solve many of their problems. Since the online world and the college world seem to be rapidly speeding toward a head-on collision, this looks like a great time to pursue online education. Everything comes full circle in this digital information age.

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Why Men Don’t Succeed

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments

As of April 2011, women are now obtaining more bachelor’s and advanced degrees than men, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Some point to the growing number of stay-at-home fathers to explain this phenomenon, but the truth is probably much more complex. The truth is, more men struggle in academics than women.

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Oct 12, 2011 No Comments

You might be one of the lucky students who has been spotted studying Business Ethics on your iPhone at the nearby Starbucks. You could be that guy seen scrolling down on his Sprint HTC EVO 3D reading Masteringphysics thanks to a third party digital textbook provider like Pearson and their eText app.

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Working While Ignoring Work

Oct 11, 2011 No Comments

It may sound like a contradiction, but it’s possible to get work done while you’re actually avoiding work. Sound awesome? Well it is! According to professor John Perry of Stanford University, if you’re a procrastinator, there is a way that you can get a lot done while still procrastinating.

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Surfing the Tech Wave

Oct 10, 2011 No Comments

As you’re reading this post, you could be syncing your iPod, texting a friend, Stumbling this article, being tagged in a picture from last weekend’s cookout on Facebook, or +1ing a Google page. Most likely, you’re using some form of technology and, in the process, making the moment and your life a little easier. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, then, that CalTech just snagged the number one university spot in 2011-2012 according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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Apps of the Week

Oct 07, 2011 No Comments

As fall settles in, college students are settling into their semester courses. By now you probably have a routine and may even know what your medical coding and billing professor expects on your next few assignments. This week’s app round-up helps you keep your routine, keep in touch with friends and family, and get started on your future career.

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Finally, A Smartphone That’s Really Smart

Oct 06, 2011 No Comments

Despite the rumors and speculation in the industry, Apple did not announce the release of an iPhone 5 at its media event on October 4. It also showed strong support for the iPod, a move that surprised many who were predicting a phase-out of older iPod models. What Apple did was announce an updated version of the iPhone 4, dubbed the iPhone 4S.

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