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  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter mentally incompetent

    05/11/2016 2:08:21 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 5/11/16 | AP
    A man who acknowledged killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is mentally incompetent to continue with his criminal case, a judge ruled Wednesday. ADVERTISEMENT The decision by Judge Gilbert Martinez puts the case against Robert Dear, 57, on hold until his mental competency can be restored through treatment. He will be sent to the state psychiatric hospital, and his mental health will be reviewed in August. As he was led out of the courtroom, Dear yelled at the judge: "That's called prejudiced, filthy animal!" The case will resume when Dear is found to be mentally capable of...
  • The 1.5-Degree Global-Warming Target Doesn’t Matter. Here’s What Does. (other than fleecing you)

    12/11/2015 5:36:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    National Journal ^ | 12/10/15 | Ben Geman
    **SNIP** The talks have featured a high-profile negotiation over whether the goal should remain 2 degrees, or lowered to 1.5 degrees - the target favored by a string of island nations afraid of being swallowed whole by rising seas. It's looking increasingly likely that the final deal will have at least a nod to a 1.5 degree ceiling. The latest draft accord circulating in Paris late Thursday calls for "holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° C, recognizing that this would significantly...
  • Unpaid Internships Are Worth it: Suck it Up Millennials

    06/29/2015 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 29, 2015 | Kristan Hawkins
    A die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter a young, female Millennial recently applied to be a fellow with the campaign and was accepted. However, she was asked to move out of state and work for free. It was hard not to laugh at her over-the-top, entitled millennial reaction published in USA Today: Finding out that Hillary perpetuates the exploitation known as unpaid internships was like discovering that Santa wasn't real. Poor baby. Millennials are in a tough position right now. They are hard pressed to find work, with 14% of them unemployed, others barely able to make it on a...
  • Environmentalists fail in bid to revoke GOP senators degree

    05/24/2015 12:13:14 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies ^ | 5-21-15 | Tori Richards
    A Washington state senator has survived a campaign by Western Washington University students who demanded their school revoke his master’s degree because he’s not radical enough on global warming. Doug Ericksen, a Republican and chair of Washington’s Senate Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee, has blocked efforts to force businesses and residents to go green, but he supports voluntary compliance. He opposes mandated cap-and-trade programs and low-carbon fuel standards. But the effort to yank Ericksen’s degree — he earned his MA in political science and environmental policy at WWU — met with a stiff rebuke last week from the university’s president....
  • A surprising number of presidents never graduated college

    02/16/2015 10:09:14 AM PST · by blueyon · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/15 | Claire Daniel |
    Media and potential opponents are scandalized that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering a run for president even though he didnt graduate from college. But if Walker (who dropped out of Marquette University in his senior year) won in 2016, he would be joining an exalted group that includes the two presidents most frequently named as the favorites of the American people. Eleven presidents exactly 25 percent were not college graduates. Most prominent on that list are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who make up half of Mt. Rushmores foursome and are in the top three or top...
  • Theres Nothing Shameful about Walkers Being a College Dropout

    02/12/2015 11:39:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 108 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 12, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Were he to become president, Howard Dean jeered this morning on MSNBC,Wisconsins Scott Walker would be the first president in many generations that did not have a college degree. This, Dean concluded was a disgrace. Hes never finished,he spluttered,and the issue here is not just an issue of dancing around the question of evolution for political reasons,the issue is how well educated is this guy? And thats a problem.Thus was one of the most successful politicians of recent years condemned for lack of a certificate............Sorry, Mr. Walker,you have the wrong colored dot on your forehead to run for higher office........This...
  • Tuition Showdown: What is the true cost of a college degree?

    11/20/2014 7:38:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    As head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano followed the U.S. governments official practice of refusing to negotiate with hostage-takers. As head of the University of California system, she has become the hostage-taker. Napolitano is demanding that the cash-strapped state of California pony up an additional $100 million for the UC system, and she threatens to inflict a 5 percent tuition hike on students for each of the next five years in retaliation if Sacramento does not comply. This puts her on the wrong side of Governor Jerry Brown, who by being eternally fixed in anno Domini 1978...
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • McDonalds Cashier Job Requires BA DegreeNot (They regret the job posting error)

    04/05/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/05/2013
    A job posting for a McDonalds franchise cashier opening in Massachusetts that required a college degree caused a stir among the media today, with much hand-wringing about job prospects in America, but it was all in error. Tony Cesolini, assistant manager at McDonalds of Winchendon, a town on the border with New Hampshire, said the educational requirement was an error in the job posting. Were still trying to figure out how that happened, Cesolini told ABC News. At this time, its misreported information from an independent job offering website. News outlets including the New York Daily News reported about the...
  • Got A Bachelors Degree & 2 Years Experience? You, Too, Can Work At McDonalds

    04/05/2013 9:13:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/05/2013 | Duane Paterson a cashier. In Massachusetts. Thanks, Democrats. Nice country you’ve developed here. CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO
  • My Valuable, Cheap College Degree (From a former University Professor)

    02/01/2013 9:32:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/01/2013 | Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute
    MUCH is being written about the preposterously high cost of college. The median inflation-adjusted household income fell by 7 percent between 2006 and 2011, while the average real tuition at public four-year colleges increased over that period by over 18 percent. Meanwhile, the average tuition for just one year at a four-year private university in 2011 was almost $33,000, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. College tuition has increased at twice the rate of health care costs over the past 25 years. Ballooning student loan debt, an impending college bubble, and a return on the bachelors degree that...
  • The $10,000 Degree: Instead of increasing financial aid, two states are decreasing college tuition.

    12/13/2012 7:15:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/13/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    As college costs rise rapidly in most places, Texas and Florida are trying to implement something that has become a radical notion: a degree that costs only $10,000. Texas governor Rick Perry announced this goal for his state last year. (Perry was inspired by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who had remarked that online learning ought to make it possible for students to pay just $2,000 per year for college.) In November, Florida governor Rick Scott announced that he, too, wanted to see state colleges offer bachelors degrees for $10,000 or less. In Texas, ten colleges have signed on (some of...
  • Romney holds 8 higher education degrees while Obama surrenders his law license

    10/15/2012 6:59:20 AM PDT · by GilGil · 87 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-10-15 06:42:45 | Gil Guignat
    Mitt Romney holds 8 higher education degrees" bachelors, masters, 6 doctorates. What do we know about President Obama? He surrendered his law license in 2008 and all his educational transcripts are under seal so that no one can learn about who he is. What an amazing difference between Mitt Romney and President Obama. The differences are so stark and obvious. Is it any wonder Romney crushed Obama in the debates?
  • Mythbusting 101: Uncomfortable Truths Your College Won't Tell You

    08/20/2012 6:47:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/17/2012 | Mark Hendrickson, Grove City College
    If you or anyone close to you is grappling with the decision of whether to commence or continue college or graduate studies, there are several important facts of life you should know aboutfacts that colleges themselves arent likely to mention. These are a few of the uncomfortable truths they wont tell you: 1) Far more people earn degrees in many liberal arts majors than can be employed in those fields. Consider the following statistics: More than half of Americans under the age of 25 who have a bachelors degree are either unemployed or underemployed. According to The Christian Science Monitor,...
  • A College Degree Doesnt Guarantee a Good Job

    08/10/2012 7:10:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Daily Ticker ^ | 08/10/2012 | Gary Schilling
    Anyone who has a kid in college knows that August can be the cruelest month. That's when the bill for the fall semester is due and usually it's higher than the bill for any previous semester. Over the past decade college tuition and fees have been increasing much faster than the rate of inflation. The average annual cost for tuition, fees and room and board is $38,600 for a private 4-year college and $17,000 for a public 4-year college (for out-of state residents it's $30,000), according to the College Board. These rising costs coupled with a sluggish economy are driving...
  • The 40 Highest-Paying Jobs You Can Get Without A Bachelor's Degree

    08/08/2012 7:39:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/08/2012 | Vivian Giang
    When the economy started to show troubling signs, many decided to skip college and join the workforce earlier. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 60 percent of U.S. workers don't have a bachelor's degree, but if you have an associates degree, a postsecondary non-degree award, or a high school diploma, you can still get a high-paying job. The BLS provided a list of 80 high-paying occupations that don't require a college degree. The median annual wages listed include hourly, weekly, annual pay, sales commissions, and production bonuses. Overtime wages are not included in the data. We also...
  • Biden: "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable."

    07/12/2012 9:00:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/12/12 | goprapidresponse
    Vice President Joe Biden at the NAACP conference says that "Children should be educated to the degree they are educable." (July 12, 2012)
  • 5 College Degrees That Aren't Worth The Cost

    06/24/2012 7:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/23/2012
    No degree guarantees that a college graduate will earn more over a lifetime than a high school student. Worse still, there are many degrees where the average high school graduate will likely out-earn a college graduate. If youve ever wanted to know the two main reasons why Americans decide not to go to college, the St. Louis Fed presented two convincing explanations. The more frightening of the two scenarios showed that, for students paying their own tuition, most will need a starting salary of $40,000 or better to overcome lifetime earnings of high school graduates. How can it be that...
  • Black Unemployment: Highest In 27 Years ["Hope and Change" Was Slogan For Idiots!]

    09/02/2011 8:56:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | September 02, 2011 | Annalyn Censky
    Black Unemployment: Highest In 27 Years By Annalyn Censky September 2, 2011 The unemployment rate for blacks surged to 16.7% in August, its highest rate since 1984, the Labor Department reported Friday. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market. Black unemployment surged to 16.7% in August, its highest level since 1984, while the unemployment rate for whites fell slightly to 8%, the Labor Department reported. "This month's numbers continue to bear out that longstanding pattern that minorities...
  • Caption this Photo: Obama

    04/30/2011 3:18:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies · 1+ views
    REUTERS/Larry Downing ^ | April 29, 2011
    U.S. President Barack Obama receives an honorary Associates of Science degree from President of Miami Dade College Eduardo Padron (L) during the commencement ceremony for Miami Dade College in Miami, Florida.
  • 10 year old in PA charged with shaking baby to death

    04/30/2011 2:44:45 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 37 replies · 1+ views
    CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. A 10-year-old central Pennsylvania girl who allegedly caused a baby's death by violently shaking him and throwing him into a crib was charged with third-degree murder. The charges filed against the fifth-grader on Friday in Franklin County came after a coroner's inquest into the death of 11-month-old Heath Ryder. The girl was released into the custody of her parents and ordered not to have unsupervised contact with children under 5. "This is not a kid that has a mental health disorder. She does not have a personality disorder," the girl's attorney, Jason Kutulakis, told The Public Opinion...
  • Solving the College Affordability Problem

    04/04/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | April 4, 2011 | Dan Lips
    How much should a college education cost? According to the College Board, the average cost of earning a degree at a private, 4-year university is now more than $100,000. If tuition prices continue to rise as quickly as they did during the past decade, a college degree will cost more than $200,000 by the time todays third-graders are applying. That price tag is enough to cause most parents to break into a sweat. Is a college degree really worth this cost? Some bright minds think Americans are paying way too much. In fact, Bill Gates--one of the country's most famous...
  • Federal Agent Targeted In Phony Degree Probe High-ranking Homeland Security

    03/25/2011 12:57:30 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies ^ | March 25 2011 |
    MARCH 25--A high-ranking Homeland Security official who held a top secret security clearance and supervised squads of agents in Los Angeles has been suspended as a federal grand jury probes whether he lied about having a college degree, The Smoking Gun has learned. The ongoing criminal investigation is targeting Jorge Guzman, a 25-year law enforcement veteran who served as the assistant special agent in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcements L.A. branch. In mid-December, agents executed a search warrant at the 51-year-old Guzmans office inside a downtown L.A. building. Simultaneously, he was placed on paid administrative leave, and stripped...
  • Sorry, Your Ivy League Degree Is Completely Overrated

    02/10/2011 1:13:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/10/2011 | Suzanne Lucas
    Is it a crime to be self-taught? Apparently, in North Carolina, where David N. Cox and friends thought they needed new traffic signals so they undertook a sophisticated analysis of their own, and then found themselves under investigation for being too smart. I would have ignored this case if it were just a North Carolina political thing, but the reality is, the same thing happens in the business world all the time. Credentialsespecially Ivy League kindsare way over-rated, often at the expense of true knowledge. Ive benefited from having credentials, so this isnt just sour grapes on my part. In...
  • The Great College-Degree Scam (the current problem of employability is not a new problem)

    12/20/2010 8:56:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/10/2010 | Pajamas Media
    The Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) has unearthed what I think is the single most scandalous statistic in higher education. It reveals many current problems and ones that will grow enormously as policymakers mindlessly push enrollment expansion amidst what must become greater public-sector resource limits.Here it is: approximately 60 percent of the increase in the number of college graduates from 1992 to 2008 worked in jobs that the BLS considers relatively low skilled—occupations where many participants have only high school diplomas and often even less. Only a minority of the increment in our nation’s stock of college graduates...
  • 85% of College Grads Move Back Home

    NEW YORK ( -- Getting a degree used to be a stepping stone to limitless career opportunities. Now it's more of a hiatus from living under your parents' roof. Stubbornly high unemployment -- nearly 15% for those ages 20-24 -- has made finding a job nearly impossible. And without a job, there's nowhere for these young adults to go but back to their old bedrooms, curfews and chore charts. Meet the boomerangers.
  • Some say bypassing a higher education is smarter than paying for a degree (Hey, just skip college!)

    09/11/2010 1:05:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 146 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/11/2010 | Sarah Kaufman
    Across the region and around the country, parents are kissing their college-bound kids -- and potentially up to $200,000 in tuition, room and board -- goodbye. Especially in the supremely well-educated Washington area, this is expected. It's a rite of passage, part of an orderly progression toward success. Or is it . . . herd mentality? Hear this, high achievers: If you crunch the numbers, some experts say, college is a bad investment. "You've been fooled into thinking there's no other way for my kid to get a job . . . or learn critical thinking or make social connections,"...
  • College: Big Investment, Paltry Return (Research shows value is far less than previously thought)

    06/28/2010 12:29:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Business Week ^ | 06/27/2010 | Francesca Di Meglio
    If there's one truism that goes virtually unchallenged these days, it's that a college degree has great value. Beyond the great books, beyond the critical reasoning skills, and beyond the experience itself, there's another way that a college degree has value: Over the course of a working life, college graduates earn more than high school graduates. Over the past decade, research estimates have pegged that figure at $900,00, $1.2 million, and $1.6 million. But new research suggests that the monetary value of a college degree may be vastly overblown. According to a study conducted by PayScale for Bloomberg Businessweek, the...
  • Shouldn't a College Degree Keep You Out of Poverty?

    06/14/2010 6:16:41 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 102 replies · 1,320+ views
    Change.Org ^ | June 11th 2010 | Lauren Kelley
    There's good news and bad news in a new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The good news: an increasing number of low-income young adults are going to college these days. The bad news: many of those low-income students remain in poverty after they graduate. The report (pdf) found that 47 percent of young adults whose total household income was near or below the federal poverty level were enrolled in an institute of higher education in 2008, a healthy five percent increase from 2000, and another 11 percent had earned a degree. However, about one in ten of...
  • Once drawn to U.S. universities, more Japanese students staying home

    04/10/2010 9:15:09 PM PDT · by Saije · 15 replies · 624+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/11/2010 | Blaine Harden
    Takuya Otani would love an MBA from a top U.S. business school, but he won't apply. When he graduates from college in Tokyo next year, he'll pass on an American degree and attend graduate school in Japan. "I am a grass-eater," Otani said wistfully, using an in-vogue expression for a person who avoids stress, controls risk and grazes contentedly in home pastures. Once a voracious consumer of American higher education, Japan is becoming a nation of grass-eaters. Undergraduate enrollment in U.S. universities has fallen 52 percent since 2000; graduate enrollment has dropped 27 percent. It is a steep, sustained and...
  • In Job Hunt, College Degree Cant Close Racial Gap

    12/04/2009 7:19:44 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 32 replies · 1,364+ views
    NY Times ^ | 30 November 2009 | Michael Luo
    Johnny R. Williams, 30, would appear to be an unlikely person to have to fret about the impact of race on his job search, with companies like JPMorgan Chase and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago on his rsum. Barry Jabbar Sykes goes by Barry J. Sykes in his job hunt. But after graduating from business school last year and not having much success garnering interviews, he decided to retool his rsum, scrubbing it of any details that might tip off his skin color. His membership, for instance, in the African-American business students association? Deleted. If theyre going to...
  • Graph of the Day for September 21, 2009

    09/21/2009 4:27:01 PM PDT · by givemELL · 6 replies · 583+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Sept. 21, 2009 | Randall Hoven
    "In the early '70s, breaking out of the domestic cocoon, leaving their mothers' circumscribed lives behind, young women felt exhilarated and bold. But the more women have achieved, the more they seem aggrieved." Maureen Dowd in the New York Times, Sept. 19, 2009. "Many women are being charged more in health care coverage, but as we all know, women are earning less. We all know that women earn 78 cents on the dollar to every men -- to a man [sic]." Michelle Obama, First Lady Percentage US workforce which is men: 53%. (Employed men, age 16 and over, in August...
  • Are Liberal Arts Degrees Worth the Cost in This Economy?

    05/24/2009 12:42:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies · 3,009+ views
    As Nicole Marshall posed for photos on the eve of her commencement, someone joked, "Smile -- think of all the loans you took out for this!" She says she chose St. Michael's, a Catholic liberal arts college near Lake Champlain in Colchester, Vt., because it offered the biggest aid package, "but I'm still leaving with quite a bit of loans" -- about $20,000. Her debt is a little lighter than the national average for graduates of private, four-year schools who borrow: nearly $23,800 as of 2007, according to the College Board in New York. But if there's any time that...
  • Big Education's Extravagance

    05/04/2009 9:40:36 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 05/04/2009 | Richard Williams
    In an earlier post, one of my readers remained unconvinced that American Universities and Colleges have gone down the same path as much of Corporate America and, therefore, deserve the same scorn and nannyism from the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress - if one is to be consistent. But don't hold your breath. Most academics share the same statist philosophy as their soul mates in the Federal government and, thus, get a pass. . .
  • Obama Wont Receive ASU (Arizona State) Honorary Degree-(Too Inexperienced To Qualify!)

    04/09/2009 5:03:31 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies · 1,561+ views
    ASU Web Devil ^ | 8 April 2009 | Adam Sneed
    ASU will not award President Barack Obama an honorary degree when he speaks at the commencement ceremony on May 13. University spokeswoman Sharon Keeler said Tuesday that the University awards honorary degrees to recognize individuals for their work and accomplishments spanning their lifetime. Because President Obamas body of work is yet to come, its inappropriate to recognize him at this time, Keeler said. Previous recipients of honorary degrees from ASU had long-established careers in their fields of work, Keeler said, and they arent necessarily affiliated with ASU. (SNIP) President Michael Crow told the committee that significant contributions to education and...
  • Ohio Superintendent Caught Using Title "Doctor" Years Before Receiving Doctorate Degree.

    09/01/2008 7:23:22 PM PDT · by drill_ANWR · 13 replies · 241+ views
    Education Credential Watch ^ | 9/1/2008 | Education Credential Watch
    Franklin County Ohio, School Superintendent, Bart Anderson, was hand-signing school documents that stated "Dr. Bart Anderson" under the signature and on the letterhead for years before he received a doctorate degree in 2006. Education Credential Watch recently obtained evidence of this alleged fraudulent representation. Will Ohio authorities initiate a criminal investigation of Bart Anderson as he continues in his position with a level of influence over the education of over 210,000 central-Ohio students
  • The Declining Value Of Your College Degree

    07/17/2008 12:37:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 114+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2008-07-17 | Greg Ip
    A four-year college degree, seen for generations as a ticket to a better life, is no longer enough to guarantee a steadily rising paycheck.
  • College Degree no job guarantee in China

    03/03/2008 7:32:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 135+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 2, 2008 | Don Lee
    WUHAN, CHINA -- Sun Yuanping skipped her college graduation ceremony for a job interview. It was all-day affair and the bookish 22-year-old felt good about it. After all, she has degrees in marketing and botany from well-regarded school in this central Chinese city, and she ranked in the top fifth of her class. Sun never heard back from that prospective employer nor from dozens of other companies and government agencies where she has applied since she graduated in June. Recently, after tearful self-reflection and long nights tossing in bed, she pared down expectations and began sending her resume to small...
  • A Degree of Insignificance (College Degrees getting to be useless nowadays)

    12/29/2007 4:25:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 324 replies · 1,802+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | 12/29/2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    .S. News & World Report, which has made a name for itself by ranking and announcing the best colleges every year, is now ranking and listing the best careers for young people. A comparison of the latest lists shows a shocking disconnect and makes for dispiriting holiday reading. While the price of a college education has skyrocketed far faster than inflation, many careers for which colleges prepare their graduates are disappearing. U.S. News' Best Careers guide concludes, "college grads might want to consider blue-collar careers" because bachelor's degree holders "are having trouble finding jobs that require college-graduate skills." Incredibly, U.S....
  • The Economic Crisis In Higher Education (See a BA Degree Worth over $30,000 a year ?)

    08/05/2007 12:25:01 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 100 replies · 1,854+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 07/31/2007 | Mark W. Henderickson
    Is a bachelor's degree in English (or history or philosophy or political science or any other subject in the liberal arts) worth over $30,000 a year? As the sticker price asked by more and more private colleges crosses that threshold, many families are asking that question. The liberal arts education I received enriched my intellect (though not my pocketbook), but if I had a college-age child today, I couldn't justify paying over $100,000 for a bachelor's degree. It boggles my mind when I learn of a 22-year-old owing over $50,000 with only a B.A. to his name. Apparently, I am...
  • Pardoned oil financier gets degree (Marc Rich; Bar-Ilan University)

    05/15/2007 1:55:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 306+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/15/07 | Ben Winograd - ap
    JERUSALEM - An Israeli university awarded an honorary doctorate Tuesday to billionaire Marc Rich, who was pardoned of tax evasion charges by President Clinton in 2001 and founded of an oil trading firm under investigation for dealings with Saddam Hussein. Bar-Ilan University, located outside Tel Aviv, conferred the degree in recognition of the financier's contributions to Israel and the university's research programs, it said in a statement. Officials declined to say how much Rich has given the university, but said his donations have supported research for treatments of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The university also cited Rich's financial aid in...
  • Jeb Bush honored by U. of Florida alumni

    03/24/2007 6:09:19 PM PDT · by veronica · 20 replies · 865+ views
    AP/Miami Herald ^ | 3-24-07 | Staff
    Former Gov. Jeb Bush was snubbed for an honorary degree at the University of Florida - but he can still call himself an honorary alumnus. The university's Alumni Association's Board of Directors passed a resolution Saturday to make Bush an honorary alumnus. The move came on the heels of a 38-28 Faculty Senate vote on Thursday to deny Bush an honorary degree. The main difference between the awards is that the degree is given by the university and the alumni association decides who receives honorary alumni status, said Steve Orlando, a University of Florida spokesman. The association extends the honor...
  • 'One Degree And We're Done For' (Global Warming)

    09/27/2006 10:59:20 AM PDT · by blam · 73 replies · 1,642+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-27-2006 | Pred Pearce
    'One degree and we're done for' 27 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. Fred Pearce Further global warming of 1 C defines a critical threshold. Beyond that we will likely see changes that make Earth a different planet than the one we know." So says Jim Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Hansen and colleagues have analysed global temperature records and found that surface temperatures have been increasing by an average of 0.2 C every decade for the past 30 years. Warming is greatest in the high latitudes of the northern hemisphere, particularly...

    08/30/2006 3:50:37 PM PDT · by Westlander · 19 replies · 276+ views
    Adnkronos ^ | Aug-30-06 | Baw/Aki
    Damascus, 30 August (AKI) - Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez who is visiting Syria is due to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Damascus on Thursday. Chavez held talks with Syrian president Basher al-Assad on Wednesday. The two had met briefly the previous evening when Assad greeted Chavez upon his arrival in Damascus.
  • Scientists believe world is at its hottest for 2,000 years

    06/22/2006 10:26:18 PM PDT · by familyop · 74 replies · 1,337+ views
    THE world is hotter than it has been for four centuries - and probably the hottest for 2,000 years - the United States' most prestigious scientific organisation said yesterday. In a report to the US Congress, the National Academy of Sciences reported that the "recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially the last several millennia". A panel of top climate scientists told politicians that the Earth is heating up and that "human activities are responsible for much of the recent warming". Their 155-page report said average global surface temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere rose...
  • U.S. holds own vs. China, India engineer grads

    06/02/2006 12:10:29 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 21 replies · 1,197+ views
    EE Times ^ | 29-May-2006 | Sheila Riley
    San Francisco -- The numbers don't add up. China and India are not turning out nearly as many engineers annually as commonly believed, Duke University researchers report, and the ones they do graduate are probably not as well-trained as their U.S. counterparts. In testimony this month before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, the researchers said their study of engineering-school graduates showed far less disparity in numbers among the three nations than reported elsewhere. "It's contrary to what everyone else is saying," said Vivek Wadhwa, executive-in-residence and adjunct professor at Duke (Durham, N.C.). Looking at all computer science...
  • Westly: California should pay for a community college degree

    01/30/2006 6:40:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 960+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/30/06 | Juliet Williams - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - State Controller Steve Westly said Monday that every Californian is entitled to free community college - and the state can afford to pay for it. Westly, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, proposed to pay tuition for students who successfully complete a community college degree. He said the proposal would cost $100 million to $200 million a year, money he said the state should already be paying community colleges. The former eBay executive and millionaire announced his proposal at the annual legislative conference of the Community College League of California in Sacramento Monday. "Community colleges...
  • Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree, presidential 'charge' (CAPTION-N-PUKE!)

    05/14/2005 4:00:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,296+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/14/05 | CHARLES ODUM
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  • Question About Online Degrees and Schools

    02/16/2005 5:39:57 AM PST · by Tennessee_Bob · 6 replies · 292+ views
    Me | 02/16/50 | Tennessee_Bob
    Ok - I've been presented with an opportunity of sorts - to return to school to complete a bachelor's degree. With my work schedule the way it is, the best way is probably going to be through the online degree programs being offered. I'm looking at Tusculum here in East Tennessee, but some folks have told me I should consider the University of Phoenix. Any fellow Freepers have any experience with the University of Phoenix or any other online degree programs that they'd care to share? Any kind of tips or clues you'd care to offer would be more than...