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Robert Reich In Hot Water For ‘Ban Fraternities’ Comment

Robert Reich is one of the more respected members of former President Bill Clinton’s administration. He was a major driver of Clinton’s platform during term one (1992-1996) and left at the end of that four-year term to spend more time with his sons. He’s never been a particularly controversial figure in spite of the doings […]
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Will MOOCs Mean An End To College?

One thing to come out of the massive open online course (MOOC) revolution is that many believe the educational constructs will end college as we know it. You know, paying $70,000 or more per year to attend a school that loads you up with debt and gives you no guarantee of a decent paying job […]
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Student Loan Debt Load: How To Fight It And Come Out On Top

Student loan debt is out of control. How out of control? According to a recent article from Good Magazine, it now rests at $1.1 trillion, and there’s little chance of it shrinking or staying the same. (Grim implication.) Perhaps more disturbing, however, is the amount that is past due or unpaid — 11.3 percent, or […]
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A Spring Break To-Do List for Juniors

I Love Spring Break

While some are having fun in the sun on spring break, high school juniors can use the time to prepare for college applications in the fall. A week off from school doesn’t have to be filled with sleeping in and watching Netflix. Take the time to visit the colleges on top of your wish list. […]
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Education Roundup: Must-Read Stories For Week Ending March 27, 2015

The state of education is both exciting and full of turmoil depending on where you’re at in the proverbial food chain and where you’re headed in the future. Every now and then, we like to take a look at the industry as a whole — from the job market to the political implications — and […]
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Freshman Lessons: Things I’d Tell My First-Year College Self

Freshman lessons are often learned the hard way. That’s how it was for me and millions of other newbie college students around the globe since the history of man’s foray into higher education. Unfortunately, hindsight is 20/20, but never foresight. That’s where listening to your elders comes in mighty handy. If you’re on the verge […]
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11 Resume Rules Every Student Should Know

The resume has long been a job candidate’s best way of grabbing a potential employer’s attention, but unfortunately, few people know how to arrange theirs in the most effective manner. As a result, they may find it difficult standing out from the competition. Since schools don’t spend as much time as they should on this […]
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Millennials And The Workforce: Are Things Really Tough All Over?

A day hardly goes by without someone talking about how bad off millennials are. They have one of the highest unemployment rates, less savings than previous generations, and more student loan debt. How could anyone even question that this group of students — born in the 1980s and 1990s — are in anything but a […]
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Student Shaming: Does It Work?

There are lots of theories about how best to educate students in the modern world. While politicians err on the side that students and parents shouldn’t be responsible for any part of the educational process, educators can sometimes go too far with how much they demand from their class. Ideally, there would be a happy […]
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OccupyTheBookstore Vs. Follett: The AMA Every College Student Should Read

OccupyTheBookstore is a movement that you may not have heard about for your Google Chrome browser. It’s essentially a plugin that will overlay the cheapest online availability for your textbooks directly on your college bookstore website. The plugin has managed to save college students thousands and thousands of dollars on overpriced textbooks, but it hasn’t […]
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