Archive | September, 2011

Hitting Baseballs or Books?

While talented high school athletes don’t normally need to sweat the cost of their education, the kids who spend their time hitting the books often do. Seton Hall University plans to offer 2/3’s off tuition to top academic applicants, hoping to make their normal tuition (around $50k) more manageable. Advertisements

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It isn’t a horror story … or is it??

Imagine there is a place in this country where people enter but they never come out. Or at least very few come out. Excellent script for a horror movie, perhaps, but it is unfortunately the scenario on college in this country.

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Healthy and Health Insurance

A recent article on the BBC pointed out that one million more young adults, 18-25, have health insurance than that group had two years ago. A large part of this is probably the ability for parents to maintain their children on their own insurance plan until the child is 26.

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The Freshman Fifteen

My son has a plan to avoid the freshman fifteen, linked closely with his living arrangement. His dorm room is on the sixth floor – his resolution is to never take the elevator until it is time to move out. In supporting this initiative, I walked up and down more than a few flights of […]

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Unsung Heroes

My daughter, a just-about-to-start college senior, and I went over to visit a new baby last evening. The parents of said angel have been a part of my ‘extended’ family since my daughter was a high school sophomore, when our high school hired a new band director.

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Wait …. college can save you money???

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune provided a nice change to discussions on the cost of college. It is an article that lists off all the places where having a college id can actually save you money. See the article itself for a pretty great list of savings. The best piece of advice in […]

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College presidents on technology

A recent survey of college presidents indicates that while they are power users of technology, they aren’t thrilled with students’ expanding technology use. Why? They believe that technology has increased cheating. True .. but it has also made it easier to catch.

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Groupon for Education

Interested in teaching? Have we got a Groupon for you! In an interesting twist, Groupon, in conjunction with National Louis University, is offering a discount course that will start you down the path.

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