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  • 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 Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • McDonald’s Cashier Job Requires BA Degree–Not (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 McDonald’s 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 McDonald’s of Winchendon, a town on the border with New Hampshire, said the educational requirement was an error in the job posting. “We’re still trying to figure out how that happened,” Cesolini told ABC News. “At this time, it’s misreported information from an independent job offering website.” News outlets including the New York Daily News reported about the...
  • Got A Bachelor’s Degree & 2 Years Experience? You, Too, Can Work At McDonald’s

    04/05/2013 9:13:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/05/2013 | Duane Paterson
    ...as 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 bachelor’s 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 bachelor’s 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 about—facts that colleges themselves aren’t likely to mention. These are a few of the uncomfortable truths they won’t 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 bachelor’s degree are either unemployed or underemployed. According to The Christian Science Monitor,...
  • A College Degree Doesn’t 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 associate’s 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 you’ve 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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 today’s 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
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | March 25 2011 | thesmokinggun.com
    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 Enforcement’s L.A. branch. In mid-December, agents executed a search warrant at the 51-year-old Guzman’s 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. Credentials–especially Ivy League kinds–are way over-rated, often at the expense of true knowledge. I’ve benefited from having credentials, so this isn’t 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 (CNNMoney.com) -- 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 Can’t 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 résumé. 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 résumé, 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 they’re 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
    ABC NEWS ^ | 5/23/2009 | STACY TEICHER KHADAROO
    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 Won’t 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 Obama’s body of work is yet to come, it’s 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 aren’t 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. http://edcredwatch.blogspot.com/ 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...
  • SYRIA: VENEZUELA'S CHAVEZ TO GET HONORARY DEGREE

    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 SCOTSMAN (Scotland, UK) ^ | 23JUN06 | RUSSELL JACKSON
    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
    Hillary Clinton receives honorary degree, presidential 'charge' CHARLES ODUM Associated Press Posted on Sat, May. 14, 2005 Democratic U.S. Sen. and former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton applauds the just graduated women from Agnes Scott College as she joins them for a group photo after the graduation ceremony at the school in Decatur, Ga., Saturday, May 14, 2005. Clinton was on hand to deliver the commencement speech and accept an honorary degree from the all women's college. (AP Photo/John Amis) DECATUR, Ga. - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday told Agnes Scott College graduates that all women must "decide what...
  • 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...
  • Online School That Gave Cat an MBA Is Sued

    12/07/2004 12:47:30 PM PST · by Justaham · 33 replies · 840+ views
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/ | 12/7/04 | Justaham
    By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office Monday sued an online university for allegedly selling bogus academic degrees — including an MBA awarded to a cat. Trinity Southern University in Texas, a cellular company and the two brothers who ran them are accused of misappropriating Internet addresses of the state Senate and more than 60 Pennsylvania businesses to sell fake degrees and prescription drugs by spam e-mail, according to the lawsuit. Investigators paid $299 for a bachelor's degree for Colby Nolan — a deputy attorney general's 6-year-old black cat — claiming he had...
  • Online School That Gave Cat an MBA Is Sued

    12/07/2004 7:27:18 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 41 replies · 1,378+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12-07-04 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Online School That Gave Cat an MBA Is Sued By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office Monday sued an online university for allegedly selling bogus academic degrees — including an MBA awarded to a cat. Trinity Southern University in Texas, a cellular company and the two brothers who ran them are accused of misappropriating Internet addresses of the state Senate and more than 60 Pennsylvania businesses to sell fake degrees and prescription drugs by spam e-mail, according to the lawsuit. Investigators paid $299 for a bachelor's degree for Colby Nolan — a deputy...
  • OC bestows honorary degree on fallen soldier

    02/19/2004 5:01:36 AM PST · by gwjack · 4 replies · 144+ views
    Oklahoma Christian University ^ | Feruary 18, 2004 | Wes McKinzie
    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Feb. 18, 2004 – The late Kyle Seitsinger is the first graduate of Oklahoma Christian University’s Class of 2004. Oklahoma Christian bestowed an honorary Bachelor of Science degree on Seitsinger during a special ceremony following Wednesday’s chapel service. Kyle’s father Dan, mother Jo and sister Karla accepted the diploma from OC president Dr. Mike O’Neal and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jeanine Varner. Seitsinger, an Army Reserves sergeant, died along with seven other soldiers in Afghanistan on Jan. 29, when a weapons cache expoloded. He enrolled at Oklahoma Christian in the fall of 2000 and...
  • Play the office politics game

    11/19/2003 3:24:41 PM PST · by vannrox · 3 replies · 1,079+ views
    Bankrate dot COM ^ | 11-16-2003 | By Cynthia Broderick
    Play the office politics gameBy Cynthia Broderick • Bankrate.com Let's play Office Politics! All you need are two people and the game begins.Playing the game of office politics is inevitable. Oh, perhaps you believe that you're above such foolishness, but that's really just one more way to play the game. Office politics is simply human nature in the workplace. If you work with humans -- even if they only resemble humans -- then you are dealing with politics. "If there's more than one person, you've got office politics," explains Rob Sarmiento, a Houston psychologist, also known as the CyberPsychologist....
  • Seattle logs record string of 70+ degree days

    08/25/2003 1:44:01 PM PDT · by bedolido · 115 replies · 360+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 08/25/03 | Staff Writer
    SEATTLE - Seattle tied a record Monday for 49 straight days of temperatures of 70 degrees or higher. Meteorologist Jeff Rood with the National Weather Service says it's "iffy" whether the record will broken. The forecast high for Tuesday is only 71 degrees and a few clouds over Sea-Tac Airport could make all the difference. But if the string holds, the forecast is for warmer weather so those 70s days could run into September. The old record was set in 1958 in roughly the same time period - from July 9 to Aug. 26. Rood says Seattle temperatures have been...
  • Your degree decides your lifespan

    08/02/2003 2:02:55 PM PDT · by yonif · 16 replies · 247+ views
    The Times of India ^ | SATURDAY, AUGUST 02, 2003 10:10:23 AM
    LONDON: To live longer, choose the right degree course. Students of science or engineering have the best chance of living longer, while arts or law students are more likely to have a shorter life, according to research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. A survey of mortality rates found arts students were 60 per cent more likely to die prematurely than their contemporaries in the sciences. It said that medical students ran the highest risk of succumbing to an alcohol-related death. The research was based on the death rates of over 8,000 male students aged between...
  • An engineer by any other name- Texas Legislature to decide if programmers can legally use title

    03/30/2003 7:38:16 AM PST · by weegee · 99 replies · 1,172+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 29, 2003, 11:53PM | R.G. RATCLIFFE
    An engineer by any other name Legislature to decide if computer programmers can legally use the title By R.G. RATCLIFFE Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau AUSTIN -- One of the oddest battles of the 78th Legislature is pitting Texas' licensed professional engineers against the high-tech industry's software dudes. At issue is just who in Texas can call himself an engineer. "It's one of the silliest issues we're having to deal with this session, but it's also one of the most important," said Steven Kester, legislative director of the American Electronics Association, an organization of computer companies. Texas has one...
  • Loan debt, burden hit worse now - Student liabilities triple over decade

    01/28/2003 12:53:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies · 710+ views
    NY Times via the Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 28, 2003, 8:51AM | By GREG WINTER
    HoustonChronicle.com -- http://www.HoustonChronicle.com | Section: Business Jan. 28, 2003, 8:51AM Loan debt, burden hit worse now Student liabilities triple over decade By GREG WINTER New York Times Every so often, when the phones grow quiet and the copiers still, Margot E. Miles glances at the lawyers devouring cases around her and thinks: "I could do that. I would love to do that." A smile overtakes her as she envisions life as a lawyer -- fighting injustice, changing the world -- until the prickly reminder of having $25,000 in undergraduate loans wipes it away. Dreams can wait. As for the need to...