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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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Female Students Help Boost Total Degree Numbers

Sep 28, 2011 No Comments

The Department of Education has released its annual report on the condition of higher education in the United States. The study collected data from institutions of higher learning from 2008 and 2009, the most recent data available. One of the first things that the report discusses is the increase in the number of undergraduate degrees awarded as compared to ten years prior.

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A New Light In The Darkness?

Sep 09, 2011 No Comments

Picking an online college can be something of a guessing game, especially for older students, or those not attending college for the first time. The information available on retention and graduation rates has typically been at best a bit hazy and at worst nearly impossible to come by. The Website College Choices for Adults has recently added new data regarding the dropout and completion rates for a number of online schools.

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Will Loss of Apple’s Jobs Affect Education?

Aug 30, 2011 No Comments

By now, nearly everyone who owns a computer, television set, or smartphone has heard that co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of his company. He will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, and will take his place as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Apple. He doesn’t have to worry about taking a salary cut.

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Avoiding the “P” Word

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments

Every college student, and even high school student, for that matter, has heard the dreaded “p” word uttered by his or her teachers and professors. Plagiarism is widely considered to be one of the worst offenses that a student can commit in an academic setting. In nearly any college course syllabus, the instructor will include his or her policy regarding plagiarism.

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A Little Digital ‘Spring Cleaning’

Aug 17, 2011 No Comments

Computers, and especially laptops have become a necessary part of the life of a college student. With the rise in availability of online courses, the amount of school materials that are saved on a student’s laptop has increased dramatically. Given that even the computer with the largest hard drive or remote drives eventually starts to run low on space to store this valuable education data, let’s look at some ways that you can do a little ‘spring cleaning’ of your own computer.

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The True Value of College

Aug 16, 2011 No Comments

There has been growing concern over the last decade or so about the cost of a college education in America. Many argue that a degree is simply not worth the cost when student loan debt is factored into the equation. Others counter that it depends on the school and the degree program, and that certain types of degrees are “worth” more, and thus justify the cost in student loans.

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Going To Grad School Without Going Broke

Aug 06, 2011 No Comments

Going to graduate school can be a costly undertaking, with average costs ranging from just over $28,000 at a public college or university to over $52,000 at a private one. Where is a graduate student to turn for financial help? As you may have already guessed, the vast majority of them turn to federal student loans.

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Students Ask for Deal, but Is It What They Need?

Aug 02, 2011 No Comments

There has been much talk in the news about the nation’s debt crisis and how to solve it. It seems that both sides agreed on what the outcome needed to be, but, as usual, could not agree on exactly how to reach the goal. In the end, both houses of Congress and President Obama voted in favor of a somewhat surprising compromise.

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Just Hang In There… It Gets Better

Jul 27, 2011 No Comments

There has been a rash of stories in the news lately about bullying and harassment of gay and lesbian students, both in high schools and in higher education establishments. Some of these incidents have even pushed students to attempt suicide. In response, Harvard’s Education School has begun a project dubbed, “It Gets Better.”

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