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September 2nd, 2013 - 12:22 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Ruffled Feathers #6  from Oregon’s Ethos magazine Story by Nina KaPow Illustration by Bailey Meyers Goodness gracious, it’s time for school again. Time for books, classes, openings of both the fall sports and theatrical seasons. But before you start singing those Goodbye Summer Blues, just [...]

January 29th, 2013 - 12:26 pm § in Schools & Colleges

AVE CHALLENGE: What is the best major?

Last year,  The AVE reposted a statement by a State Senator and UW Professor arguing we need to push more slots for computational and engineering education.   SURPRISE … here is some data .. can you rank the following majors by the % unemployment? (data from Wall Street Journal!) (CLICKME f[...]

July 2nd, 2012 - 10:34 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

Do the Dems Understand HIGHER Ed is not LOTS OF Ed?

Candidate Answers 36th Legislative District Gael Tarleton by Carl, at HorsesAss Carl’s  questions in bold, Gael Tarlton’s answers are below. 1) The state’s paramount duty is education. Do you feel the state is living up to that duty? If not, what needs to happen to live up to it? We are n[...]

June 25th, 2012 - 12:02 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Free Speech on Campus Wins Victory in Court!

Federal Court: University of Cincinnati Free Speech Zone Violates First Amendment, ‘Cannot Stand’ In a ringing victory for student rights, a federal district court declared today that the University of Cincinnati’s tiny “free speech zone” violates the First Amendment. In his or[...]

June 20th, 2012 - 12:20 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

The “Progressives” act like the Tea Party

By Ryan Grimryan@huffingtonpost.com  LINK WASHINGTON — In a surprising reversal, Change.org, the progressive online powerhouse that channels grassroots energy into petition-based activism, has dropped two anti-union clients, including Michelle Rhee’s StudentsFirst, according to multiple[...]

May 5th, 2012 - 12:51 am § in Schools & Colleges

Bribes Needed to Get College Education

Photo: Reuters Students of the University of Ibadan check their graduation gowns at their campus in Ibadan, south west Nigeria (2006 file photo). In Nigeria, about a million students pass the college-entrance qualifying exam every year, but most never attend a college class.  Nigerian universities [...]

March 13th, 2012 - 10:41 am § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges

Lobster Over Wage Raises?

Harvard Students ask: Lobster Over Wage Raises? Op-Eds | By Iman E. James, Karen A. Narefsky, and William P. Whitham Given that the Harvard Club continues to host extravagant events such as the “Champagne and Sparkling Wine Walkaround,” and taking into account the high cost of living in Boston, [...]

December 15th, 2011 - 2:46 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

NIH budget maintained at the price of loss of student tuition support.

Congress Would Raise NIH Spending and Maintain Maximum Pell Grant, but at a Cost By Kelly Field Washington Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a spending bill for the remainder of the current fiscal year that would increase funds for the National Institutes of Health by 1 per[...]

September 26th, 2011 - 6:05 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Costs Of Higher Ed FALL .. for the upper class!

Sara Murray at the WSJ writes that middle- and upper-class families opted for cheaper schools and more financial aid . Sallie Mae study (showed) that middle- and upper-class families that were vigilant in pursuing financial aid and choosing cheaper colleges during a weak economic recovery. “Notabl[...]