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    20 Bizarre College Courses

    20 Bizarre College Courses
    From wacky to downright weird, colleges and universities are offering unusual courses to their students. The pros? The interesting approaches may engage students in subjects that they may not otherwise have paid attention to expressed interest. Schools also argue that the offbeat courses breed creativity and provides different ways of looking at the usual or mundane. Cons? Many feel these courses ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +20
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    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year

    Universities Freezing Tuition for 2012-13 School Year
    There isn’t a sweeter sound to the financially struggling college student’s ear than the phrase “tuition freeze.” Fortunately, students will be hearing that a lot more this summer from public colleges all across the country. So far, several public colleges have declared a tuition freeze, and in an interview with The Huffington Post, Patrick J. O’Conner, chairman of the Board of ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Free, Online Classes: The Way of the Future?

    Free, Online Classes: The Way of the Future?
    Online learning is nothing revolutionary at this point in higher education, but when a large university offers free, online classes, it’s a pretty big deal. In May, we reported that Harvard and MIT were teaming up to provide students online access to an Ivy League education without paying a dime through their collaborative program, edX. The first course drew nearly 120,000 ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +27
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    College Campuses React to Bin Laden’s Death

    College Campuses React to Bin Laden’s Death
    For ten years, students have been recalling where they were when they first heard of the tragic events on September 11, 2001. Now, students will have the rest of their lives to reminisce what they were doing when news of Osama bin Laden’s death reached them late last night on May 1, 2011. At 11:35 p.m. EST, President Obama addressed the ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings

    The List is Out: 279 Colleges with Enrollment Openings
    Throughout the entire school year, news outlets, guidance counselors and even your close relatives tout the complexity and competitiveness of the college admissions process. While May 1 requires students to make that final college decision, the week after reveals a softer side to the whole ordeal. Future college students see that the “final college decision” isn’t so final. There is still ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +15
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    Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills

    Enhance Your Scholarship Winning Skills
    To those who clicked on the link to read this article, I thank you. You have assured me that I am not the only one who gets very excited about scholarships and I am not as crazy as I once thought. As you can tell, I love scholarships. It’s all about the hunt for money that isn't yours, the money that ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +21
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    The Grammar Guide

    The Grammar Guide
    No matter how confident you may be in your writing skills, it’s easy to make mistakes on these common grammatical errors. These mistakes are considered red flags on resumes, papers, scholarship applications and in your work. What are such mistakes warning signs of? Bosses, teachers and hiring managers consider such mistakes to be indicators that you don't take the time ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +19
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    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals

    Textbook Company Gives Away 100K Free Textbooks Rentals
    Still buying your textbooks for the 2012 spring semester? You might want to hold off on making a trip to your campus bookstore. Especially when you could be getting one of your textbooks for free. Neebo, one of the nation’s largest textbook suppliers according to their Facebook page, is doing more than just providing textbooks to college students – they’re providing ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist

    Homeless Student Becomes $100K Intel Science Talent Search Semi-Finalist
    On New Year’s Day, Samantha Garvey’s life changed for the worse. She and her family moved from their home into a homeless shelter just a few months after her parents had been injured in a car accident and forced out of their jobs, leading them to fall behind on rent payments, according to the New York Daily News. But just a ...
    Published about 2 years ago | Rated: +36
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    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom

    College Lessons: Outside the Classroom
    Ahh, hello, midterm break! It’s finally time to set the homework aside and unwind. During this brief respite from my freshman year, I've done some reflecting on my first two months of college life, and have had a few realizations I'd like to share. [gate] Long car rides by yourself aren't necessarily awful. I live about three and a half hours ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +8
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    The Survivors of Abduction Act

    The Survivors of Abduction Act
    Proposed Act to Help Recent Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Attend College There’s a new act, specifically designed to help the survivors of the three abducted Cleveland women, who were recently rescued, attend college. State representative John Barnes, Jr. has introduced the Survivors of Abduction Act to help the three survivors who recently escaped after being held for more than a decade against ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +12
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    Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record

    Students Read Aloud for 300 Hours, Break World Record
    If you think you’ve got a lot of summer reading to do think again, five university students in the Dominican Republic have been reading for 300 hours, straight. According to huffingtonpost.com the students are reading aloud in an effort to not only break the previously set Guinness World Record of 240 hours but also raise awareness about books in a country ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +9
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    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012

    Top 10 Party Schools of 2012
    Last week, the Princeton Review released its annual rankings lists, and while the lists attempt a well-rounded approach to ranking schools based on everything from academics to political sway, the only list that draws any real publicity is the Top Party School list. College presidents despise this list. Parents fear it. And students use the list to further tout their school’s ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +19
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    30 Holiday Gifts for $30 and Under

    30 Holiday Gifts for $30 and Under
    The holiday season is upon us and great gifts that won’t break bank can be difficult to scout. Not if you know where to look and, Fastwebbers, we don’t mean to boast but, quite frankly, we do. Rest assured, we’re in the holiday spirit and are ready to divulge all of our findings with you. Here's a list of 30 of ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes

    Top 10 Thanksgiving Episodes
    We laugh, we cry, we know them inside and out. The characters become family and, sometimes, we feel like know them better than we know ourselves. Yep, nothing compares to your T.V. favorites. Here's our list, in no particular order, of our favorite Turkey Day-centered television. [gate] 1. “Friends”: "Friends" packed in more than a mouthful during its classic Thanksgiving Day ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +11
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    How Students Spend and Save

    How Students Spend and Save
    There’s a new survey out and the findings may surprise you. Citi, a leading bank, and Seventeen, a monthly teen magazine, conducted a survey of more than 1,000 high school seniors and college students to learn more about students’ spending and saving habits. According to the findings, students are taking an increasingly active role in managing college costs. [gate] The survey ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Are You the Bad Roommate?

    Are You the Bad Roommate?
    A very wise man once said, “If you don’t have a weird roommate, you are the weird roommate.” Okay, it was Conan O’Brien, not Confucius, but it still might hold truth. After all, nobody’s perfect so your normal may be someone else’s weird. There are ways to cope with bad roommates – but that’s almost easier than realizing that you are ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Free, Useful Educational Apps

    Free, Useful Educational Apps
    If you want to practice for college entrance exams, there’s an app for that. Brush up on a classic novel? There’s an app for that. If you want to learn how to star gaze like an astronomer, play music like Beethoven or brush up on scientific theory, there are even apps for that. The best part? They’re all free. [gate] Here ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Conquering It All

    Conquering It All
    So far senior year is proving to be the most tolerable of my high school years. It’s still high school —I don’t think that statement needs further explanation—but there is a distant light on the horizon called college, and, thankfully, that light is quickly approaching. With the anticipation of next year, however, comes the stress of making it to next year—and ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +16
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    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success

    Mark Kantrowitz’s Secrets to Winning a Scholarship a Huge Success
    Mark Kantrowitz is known throughout the Fastweb community and the country as the expert on all things relating to financial aid. Everyone looks to him for advice – from Fastweb members to Congressmen on Capitol Hill. On February 8th, Kantrowitz provided his latest insights in his new book, Secrets to Winning a Scholarship. Since then, the book has not only made ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +14