Saturday, April 10, 2021

University of Kentucky Mistakenly Sends Out 500,000 Acceptance Emails

The University of Kentucky committed a major blunder when the school accidentally sent out 500,000 acceptance letters to high school students for a program that accepts 35 to 40 students annually.

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Michigan Health Dept Offering COVID Vaccine to College Students

The Michigan Health Department is partnering with 26 colleges and universities to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to students in underserved communities.
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Dartmouth Medical Students Face Cheating Probe

An unspecified number of medical students at Dartmouth College are being investigated for allegedly cheating during their remote closed-book examinations.
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Chipotle Expands Debt-Free Degree Program Offerings to Its Employees

Chipotle announced that qualified employees, including crew members, can pursue debt-free college degrees in agriculture, culinary arts, and hospitality.
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UNT Collaborating With Kroger to Fight Food Insecurity

The University of North Texas has joined forces with grocery giant Kroger to create a food pantry that will provide much-needed meals to disadvantaged students.
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Types of Student Loans for College: The Easy Guide

Federal, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, and more — with so many types, here's your easy-to-read guide to the different kinds of student loans.

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Several US Universities Hit by Phishing Attacks

Several US universities have been hit by a ransomware group, which may have stolen and published the personal data of students and faculty to scare the schools into paying ransom money.

LGBTQ Students Sue Education Dept Over Discrimination

Dozens of LGBTQ students in the US have filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Education, claiming that several Christian schools throughout the country have subjected them to discrimination.

University of Virginia to Limit Single-Use Plastics on Campus

Following a recent executive order by Governor Northam, the University of Virginia is limiting single-use plastics for a cleaner campus.

Report Highlights Continued Pay Disparity in Higher Ed

Gender equality still has a long way to go when it comes to employment at institutions of higher education, a study found.

How to Succeed in College

College success is about more than a 4.0 GPA. From choosing the right classes and staying motivated to making lifelong friendships and decorating your dorm room, here are our top tips for getting the most out of your college experience.

11 Top Online Study Tools Every Student Needs in 2021

Thanks to the internet, staying at the top of your study game has never been easier. Here are 11 of the top study apps to help you ace your classes in 2021.

How to Prepare for Final Exams: 14 Top (and Easy!) Tips

To prevent finals week from becoming overwhelming, we’ve put together this top guide to final exam preparation so you can walk in on test day full of confidence!

11 Tips to Do Proper Citation for Your Research Paper

Want an A+ on that paper? You don't just need to have great content, but you also need to nail citing your references. Take your research paper to the next level by following these useful tips on how to do proper citation.

Your Guide to College Finance

Student loans, grants and scholarships, creating a budget — paying for college is no simple matter. Here’s everything you need to know to set yourself up for financial success (and how to find student-only discounts and freebies!).

Types of Student Loans for College: The Easy Guide

Federal, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, and more — with so many types, here's your easy-to-read guide to the different kinds of student loans.

11 Things to Know About Student Loans Before Going Into Debt

You want to study — but you need a loan. No problem! Just make sure you check out these 11 vital things to know first.

How to Budget and Save Money in College: 5 Steps to Financial Success

Your college expenses can be an absolute headache to deal with but a college student budget can help you get sorted. Here's all you need to know to start.

Life After College

Want to make sure the work you’re putting in now is going to pay off later? Check out these tips for getting your dream job, managing student debt, and navigating the professional world.

The College Student’s Guide to Career Counselors and Guidance

Whether you’re a freshman looking for career options or a graduate looking for a job, working with a career counselor can help you understand the planning and decision-making process.

The 13 Top Jobs for College Graduates (and How to Get Hired!)

Want to score an in-demand job as a new college graduate? Read on to find out how you can prepare for life after university and snag a career!

These Are the Skills You Need to Get a Job After College

Getting a job straight out of college is no easy feat — but by priming your resume with these skills, you can make sure you're career-ready.

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Capitol Attack and 2011 UC Davis Protests, Compared

The scene at the 2011 UC Davis protest was very different from the January 6 chaos in Washington, DC, but the differences are instructive.

The SAT Eliminated Its Essay. Now What?

While the SAT essay is no more, students still need to demonstrate competence in essay composition and proofreading, and educators still need to ensure that students can develop cogent, evidence-based, and persuasive arguments.

Why the Test Prep Industry Must Focus on Equity of Access

SAT and ACT scores correlate with family income and wealth, reflecting higher-income students' many academic advantages. Test prep companies must address this opportunity gap.

Things Chinese College Students Say About Trump

In China, many college students see Trump's presidency as an extension of America's desperate clinging to its imperial legacy.