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  • Which College's Alumni Earn the Most?

    10/03/2012 5:18:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | 10/03/2012 | Chad Brooks
    Princeton University grads capitalize on their diploma more than any other school's alumni, a new study finds. Research from PayScale.com revealed that Princeton alumni have the highest mid-career salaries at $137,000, with starting salaries averaging close to $57,000 a year. As a whole, the top 10 highest earning schools' graduates make an average of $122,500 at mid-career, up nearly 5 percent over last year's top 10, the study found. "Given that the economy isn't roaring back and student debt continues to spiral out of control, it is imperative that future college students educate themselves on the earnings they can expect...
  • Fluke At Georgetown

    04/30/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 30, 2012 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law student who challenged the Catholic university’s right to refuse to provide contraceptives in its insurance coverage, is still attempting to get the Jesuit school to change its policy. Invited by a student group, with the aid of a faculty member, Fluke recently made her case to Georgetown undergrads. All of the above may be complicit in misinforming Georgetown’s student body. Although the event was closed to the press, an intern from the Young America’s Foundation, who attends Georgetown, provided an account to the Cybercast News Service (CNS). “The majority of Fluke’s talk centered around her...
  • What Will They Learn

    08/25/2010 9:46:08 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 25, 2010 | Kristin Theresa Jaroma
    Exploring the respected notion of higher “general education” in America, the American Counsel of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) set WhatWillTheyLearn.com in motion, a project aimed at evaluating major public and private colleges and universities on seven key areas of knowledge; English composition, foreign language, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics, and the sciences. ACTA, an independent and non-profit organization, upholds to the standards of “academic freedom, excellence, and accountability” of America’s schools while releasing accurate rankings. Such a task is especially important during this time of rising tuition costs and economic uncertainty. This online, college ranking guide is currently...
  • 'DRE NAMED NFL ALUMNI WIDE RECEIVER OF THE YEAR

    01/07/2010 9:29:37 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 245+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/07/2010 | Staff
    exans wide receiver Andre Johnson was named the NFL Alumni Wide Receiver of the Year for the third time in his career and became the first Texan to win the award in back-to-back seasons. He also was honored in 2006 and 2008...
  • Alumni Gifts Empowering Left?

    12/30/2009 7:25:55 AM PST · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 312+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 30, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Alumni Gifts Empowering Left? Malcolm A. Kline, December 30, 2009 Jane Shaw over at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy is having second thoughts about her annual alumni gift to her alma mater. “One point in Wellesley’s favor, by the way: its president hasn’t signed the ‘Presidents’ Climate Change Agreement,’ an expensive will-o’-the-wisp effort to ‘take a stand’ on global warming,” she writes. “And English majors are still required to study Shakespeare.” “Are those good enough reasons for me to support Wellesley with my money?” she asks herself. “Probably not.” Jay Schalin, also of the Pope Center,...
  • Oops! Freed Gitmo alumni plotted airline bombing.

    12/28/2009 5:24:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies · 651+ views
    Wahington Examiner ^ | 12/28/09 | David Freddoso
    Two of the four leaders allegedly behind the al Qaeda plot to blow up a Northwest Airlines passenger jet over Detroit were released by the U.S. from the Guantanamo prison in November, 2007, according to American officials and Department of Defense documents. American officials agreed to send the two terrorists to Saudi Arabia where they entered into an "art therapy rehabilitation program" and were set free, according to U.S. and Saudi officials. Gee, who would have expected "art therapy" to fail on terrorists?
  • Alumni Look to Erase Search Results from College Papers

    05/14/2009 11:55:21 AM PDT · by xtinct · 7 replies · 1,357+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | 5/14/09 | Sam Guzik
    As employers make Google searches a routine part of the hiring process, college newspapers are seeing an increase in the number of alumni looking to have their names removed from articles they wrote or were quoted in during their college years. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that a growing number of papers are being drawn into controversy about whether to grant alumni requests to rewrite a paper's historical record because certain articles or comments could make finding a job difficult or because they could create difficulties and conflicts of interest in the future. The trend is just one of...
  • Endowment Director Is on Harvard’s Hot Seat (Cash crunch, margin calls, portfolio meltdown..)

    02/21/2009 5:56:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies · 915+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/21/09 | GERALDINE FABRIKANT
    Harvard may be the nation’s wealthiest university, but it is short on cash. The school relies on its endowment to generate a third of the money for its operations, and the endowment is on the verge of posting its biggest loss in 40 years. With much of its money tied up for the long term, it is scrambling to meet some obligations. Harvard has frozen salaries for faculty and nonunion staff members, and offered early retirement to 1,600 employees. The divinity school has warned it may not be able to cover tuition for all its students with need, the school...
  • Another Collegial Clintonian

    10/22/2007 12:11:08 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 43+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 22, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Another Collegial Clintonian by: Malcolm A. Kline, October 22, 2007 It used to be said that of the think tanks in Washington, D. C., the Heritage Foundation was the Reagan Administration in exile and the American Enterprise Institute was the Ford Administration in exile. The unsaid corollary is that Democratic political appointees can seek refuge in the college of their choice, an option not available to most unemployed Republicans. For example, George Washington University nabbed the latest Clinton Administration alumna. “The White House counsel to former President Bill Clinton was appointed as the next University vice president and general counsel...
  • Brandeis Donors Exact Revenge For Carter Visit

    02/14/2007 7:07:31 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 26 replies · 1,289+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 2/16/07 | Larry Cohler-Esses
    Major donors to Brandeis University have informed the school they will no longer give it money in retaliation for its decision last month to host former President Jimmy Carter, a strong critic of Israel. The donors have notified the school in writing of their decisions ? and specified Carter as the reason, said Stuart Eizenstat, a former aide to Carter during his presidency and a current trustee of Brandeis, one of the nation?s premier Jewish institutions of higher learning. They are ?more than a handful,? he said. ?So, this is a concern. There are evidently a fair number of donors...
  • Clinton alumni seeking their own offices

    06/11/2006 7:29:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 611+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/11/06 | Mark Johnson - ap
    ALBANY, N.Y. - They were young and eager in the 1990s, these midlevel functionaries, hotshot lawyers and one Cabinet secretary in his father's shadow, all inspired by the same boss: President Clinton. Today, Clinton administration alumni are taking their turn in the political spotlight while their former leader cheers from the sidelines. "I am pleased and proud that so many of them have run or are running for office," the former president said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. "Their dedication and enthusiasm are part of the reason why we were able to accomplish as much good as we...
  • Former VMI cadets serve in aviation units in Iraq

    05/17/2006 4:22:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 349+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | May 16, 2006 | Cpl. Jonathan K. Teslevich
    AL ASAD, Iraq (May 16, 2006) -- One hundred and sixty-seven years ago, an educational institution was founded in the rolling hills of Virginia. Through the years, many brave Americans have walked its halls, taking the first steps of journeys marked by personal sacrifices of which some even offered their lives in defense of their fellow citizens and country. The Virginia Military Institute's mission is to produce educated, honorable men and women prepared for the varied work of civil life, imbued with love of learning, confident in the functions and attitudes of leadership, possessing a high sense of public service,...
  • Giving Yale The Finger

    03/08/2006 6:25:17 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 9 replies · 1,340+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3-08-2006 | Clinton Taylor
    Since the New York Times and Wall Street Journal broke the news about the admission of Taliban official Sayeed Rahmatullah Hashemi to a special student program at Yale, we’ve received numerous emails from outraged Yale Alumni. One email stood out from the rest — "I won’t give Yale one red cent this year, but maybe I will give them a red fingernail instead!" She was referring to the Taliban’s policy of pulling the fingernails off of Afghani women who dared to wear fingernail polish. Some of these women even had their thumbs sliced off as punishment. To date, Mr. Rahmatullah...
  • Unwelcome sunshine at UCLA

    01/18/2006 7:26:58 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 35 replies · 1,609+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1 18 06 | Thomas Lifson
    UCLA recruiters have long delighted in bringing star high school athletes to their campus during the winter months, when warm weather and sunshine prove particularly attractive to many from colder climes. But the sort of sunshine that operates as a disinfectant, public scrutiny, is proving much less welcome to campus leftists. The Bruin Alumni Association, a year old group of conservative bent, is drawing fire for its activities aimed at exposing leftist indoctrination in the classroom. It has started UCLAprofs.com to collect and publicize information about faculty leftism, particularly as it verges into classroom indoctrination. The Los Angeles Times reports:...
  • Dems Forget Golden Rule at Alito Hearing

    01/12/2006 1:39:02 PM PST · by WatchYourself · 39 replies · 2,201+ views
    Capitol Hill Journal ^ | Jan 12, 2006 | Jim Kouri
    The most egregious attack is the allegation that Alito is a closet racist because of his membership in the Concerned Alumni of Princeton. The conservative group opposed affirmative-action and lower admission standards in 1984. The organization's newsletter carried articles by contributors, none of whom was Alito. Yet, the Kennedy-Schumer-Durbin-Biden-Leahy cabal is trying to tattoo objectionable articles from that newsletter on Alito's chest. So fierce were the accusations that Mrs. Alito left the hearings with tears streaming down her face after she endured watching the man she knew and loved smeared by a bunch of less-than-honorable men. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham...
  • Dawn of the undead comes to UNH (501 dead people who didn't know they were)

    11/03/2005 9:50:30 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 3 replies · 264+ views
    The (NH) Telegraph on line ^ | 11/03/05 | Karen Spiller
    Catherine Hansberry can see at least one benefit of her alma mater listing her as dead. “I’m dead? Oh, I didn’t know that,” said a chuckling Hansberry, 24, UNH class of 2003. “Does that mean I don’t have to pay my loans anymore?” She found out Wednesday that the University of New Hampshire accidentally lists her – and 500 other living alumni – among the deceased in the 2005 alumni directory. The university apologized to alumni in an e-mail. “I kind of wonder how it happened,” said Hansberry, a long-term kindergarten substitute teacher at Bicentennial Elementary School. “It is kind...
  • Where are all the Clinton-Gore staffers now? (TOP SECRET document!!!)

    09/30/2005 12:13:15 PM PDT · by Registered · 181 replies · 5,824+ views
    file hosting ^ | 09.30.05 | Chris/Clinton Alumni
    If you're like me you've been wondering just what happened to all of those Clinton-Gore staffers and appointees. Well now you can have a definitive resource to look them up, see what they're doing and catch up on all the "old times" Click the link below and you will be able to download a 130 page pdf document full of all the names, addresses, emails and updates on all of our friends and buddies that may have worked for Clinton-Gore: CLICK HERE to DOWNLOAD the pdf file If you're like me and value those old relationships, you need to download...
  • Conservative group launches web site aimed at students [CHECK OUT THIS FABULOUS NEW SITE!!!]

    09/29/2005 8:05:29 AM PDT · by summer · 28 replies · 2,242+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Hoping to breach the walls of supposedly liberal colleges and universities with intellectual ammunition, the Center of the American Experiment recently launched a new Web site for conservative college students. Center CEO Annette Meeks said the Web site (www.intellectualtakeout.com) is the first of its kind and is intended to ''support free exchange of ideas on campus.''''The point is not to indoctrinate students,'' she said, but to ''expose students to points of view not readily available in the classroom.'' While most of the site is informational, it also has an edgier feature called the ''Daily Dish.'' The debut...
  • Cinderella Story (2 conservative underdogs victorious in Dartmouth's alumni trustee elections.)

    05/13/2005 5:27:18 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 22 replies · 1,094+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 05/13/2005 | Duncan Currie
    THE PETITION CANDIDATES DID IT. In a stunning--at least to their critics--upset, Peter Robinson and Todd Zywicki each won an alumni seat on Dartmouth College's board of trustees. The results were made public yesterday afternoon, following two months of electronic and mail-in voting. Chalk up another victory for the "New Media"--namely, for the conservative blogosphere. Robinson and Zywicki relied heavily on the Internet to publicize their efforts. They had been the insurgents in the race: the grassroots nominees who worked their way onto the ballot by garnering 500 signatures apiece. They entered a field with four other candidates handpicked by...
  • Professor Ward Churchill: Alums tell us where they stand

    03/16/2005 7:59:55 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 43 replies · 1,825+ views
    University of Colorado Alumni Association ^ | Kent Zimmerman - Alumni Association President
    About 10 days ago we decided it was important to get a better handle on where alums stood regarding the controversies surrounding Professor Ward Churchill. We had received e-mails and phone calls from hundreds of you but felt a straw poll would give us a better picture of how alums felt about the Churchill issue. The straw poll was e-mailed to 16,120 voting Alumni Association members -- annual and lifetime members -- who have given us authorization to send them e-mails. The straw poll results are as follows: * Forty-three percent voted that Churchill should be fired or sanctioned even...
  • THE FINAL STRAW: ALUMNI OF COLGATE UNIVERSITY ORGANIZE AGAINST PC ADMINISTRATION

    12/11/2004 11:18:19 PM PST · by neggy · 59 replies · 5,579+ views
    12/12/04 | Neggy
    Please see the press release below. Anyone worried about political correctness, private property rights, declining standards on college campuses - there are some odious things happening right now at Colgate. Visit our new website for the details you won't hear on campus! Please help us try to reverse the tide of PC stupidity at Colgate. www.sa4c.com Students & Alumni for Colgate, Inc. P.O. Box 30 Hamilton, NY 13346 www.sa4c.com NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, December 9, 2004 INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Burtt, sa4c executive director 303.722.9958 cqburtt@att.net ALUMNI PROTEST COERCIVE PROPERTY TAKINGS AT COLGATE UNIVERSITY Colgate Demands Sale of Greek...
  • Alumni, Stand Ready to Defend America

    03/15/2004 11:49:51 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 2 replies · 150+ views
    AmericanProtest.net Weekly Column ^ | 3/12/2004 | Wayne Boettcher
    The relentless assault of the Supreme Court liberal justices on the United States of America continues. What made them turn against us? Why are they so harsh and callous? What did we do to them? These kinds of questions come to mind when we see the constant attacks of this band of justices we once trusted and knew as the embodiment of wisdom and character. Wondering about this endlessly only helps them gain precious time in their insidious battle against us, however. Never mind why they do it. They had the advantage of surprise. We have been milling around in...
  • Legislators slam A&M over legacy admissions [VOMIT ALERT!]

    01/04/2004 11:11:50 AM PST · by Holden Magroin · 32 replies · 338+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/3/04 | Todd Ackerman
    Legislators slam A&M over legacy admissions Role of family ties in acceptance called 'institutional racism' By TODD ACKERMAN Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle Blood ties to alumni, sometimes known as the other affirmative action, are the deciding factor in the admission of more than 300 white Texas A&M University freshmen annually, according to data provided by the school. Such students -- known as "legacy admits" -- equal roughly the overall total of blacks admitted to A&M each year. Only a handful of black students a year are admitted because of legacy points. "That's a lot of kids being advantaged because A&M...
  • Fire Professor or Lose Funds, Columbia Alumni Say

    04/03/2003 9:16:45 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 156 replies · 1,211+ views
    Columbia Spectator ^ | 04/03/03 | Margaret Hunt Gram
    Some alumni donors are pressuring the president's office and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to fire Professor Nicholas De Genova for statements he made in last week's anti-war teach-in. In the past few days, donors have barraged the offices with emails and phone calls, informing the University that they feel that De Genova overstepped the limits of academic free speech. In mass-mailed email messages circulated among each other, alumni have urged each other to issue an ultimatum to the University: Fire De Genova or lose our donations. "We've gotten a lot of calls," said Thomas Gray, who is...
  • Reno runs as Clinton alumni - Tries to overcome president's moral shadow

    07/28/2002 3:58:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 254+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | 7-28-02 | Larry Wheeler / Gannett News Service
    <p>STARKE, Fla. -- Janet Reno loves campaigning in the nooks and crannies of her home state, but even this far from the nation's capital her Clinton connections come up in the funniest of ways.</p> <p>As the candidate for governor trolled for votes on a hot July day, a man who introduced himself as "just an old redneck from Bradford County" told Reno she was a "good lookin' gal" and wondered how she escaped former President Bill Clinton's clutches.</p>