Topic: Education

Willow Palin Graduates From Beauty School

Willow Palin Graduates From Beauty School

Bristol Palin is the Palin child who tends to get all the attention: She announced her pregnancy during her mother’s campaign for the vice presidency, she competed on Dancing With the Stars and then got her own reality show, and she “wrote” a “book” called Not Afraid of Life. But while Bristol, whose Wikipedia entry describes her as an “an author, advocate, speaker, and reality television personality,” may get all the attention, her little sister has been pursuing her own career, and it’s a much more traditional one.

Willow Palin, the Palin family’s family’s middle daughter, has just graduated from beauty school in Arizona. More »

We Need To Take College Less Seriously

We Need To Take College Less Seriously

Sarah: So, now that the holiest of days, April Fool’s Day, is behind us, we can turn our attention to thisjoke.
I’d like to start off by saying that I never had anything published by the Wall Street Journal when I was a senior in high school, and I got into college.
Colette: I’d like to start by saying that if I raised my eyebrows any higher after this, they would be on the back of my head.
They would be lost in my high bun.
But yes, sure, great; I guess it’s impressive that this 18 year-old published a piece in a national newspaper..
Sarah: Hahahaha
Colette: UNFORTUNATELY, it was this.
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‘Beautiful Mind’ Author Sylvia Nasar Says Her Employer Underpaid Her By $1 Million

âBeautiful Mindâ Author Sylvia Nasar Says Her Employer Underpaid Her By $1 Million

Economist Sylvia Nasar became a best-selling author when she wrote A Beautiful Mind, her 1998 biography of a troubled Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and economist. She became even more prominent when her book became an Oscar-winning movie starring Russell Crowe in 2001. Now she is taking her employer, Columbia University, to court, and the stakes are high. More »

You May Have To Become A Prostitute To Pay Off Your Student Loans

You May Have To Become A Prostitute To Pay Off Your Student Loans

You know it’s bad when story lines from the now defunct Melrose Place reboot and 90210 start becoming real. According to a new study out of England, the number of students using their bodies to pay their fees has doubled in the past year. The study of undergraduates and postgraduates across the UK found that as many as 6% are turning to lap-dancing, pole-dancing, escorting and prostitution in order to fund their studies. More »

Med School Applicants Better Clean Up Their Facebook Pages

Med School Applicants Better Clean Up Their Facebook Pages

If your doctor hadn’t had so many pictures of herself doing keg stands in college on Facebook, she may have gone to a better medical school. According to a new study by researchers at the University of Miami’s Miller, a small percentage of admissions officers of medical schools and residency programs said they have used social networking sites to evaluate candidates. More »

New Survey Reveals College Kids Just Want To Be Rich

New Survey Reveals College Kids Just Want To Be Rich

This may not come as a shock to most people, but a new Cornell study revealed that college freshman are all about the Benjamins. What may come as a shock, however, is the class of 2016 seems to care more about being wealthy than last year’s freshman. According to The Cornell Daily Sun, the university’s survey showed that 86% of their newbies feel being wealthy is very important or essential–a 13.4% increase compared to the class of 2015. When the university compared the results with other schools’, it was shown that the change was not unique to Cornell. More »

Higher Education: 4 Things To Consider Before Going Back To School

Higher Education: 4 Things To Consider Before Going Back To School

Every fall, hordes of students grab their bookbags, their pens and pencils, and their (overpriced) textbooks and get ready to head back to school. Will you be one of them?

If you’re already in the job force but considering continuing your education, there are many things to think about in terms of the value and feasibility of going back to school. Here are four things to consider:
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