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Career And Education


Minorities Drive Increase in Freshman Enrollment

Written by Caralee Adams on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:18.

More students are headed to college, and a large proportion of those freshmen are minorities. A report, "Minorities and the Recession-Era College Enrollment Boom," released today by the Pew Research Center reveals the recent increase in the size of freshman classes at four-year colleges, community colleges, and trade schools has been driven largely by a sharp increase in minority-student enrollment.


Proposed Financial Reforms Affect Student-Loan Industry

Written by Caralee Adams on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:12.

Late last week, congressional negotiators reached final agreement on a financial-reform measure that includes changes affecting the student-loan industry.In a win for students, there will be greater oversight for private loans, if Congress adopts the measure.


Global Entrepreneurship Program Hosts 65 Students From 17 Countries At Babson College

Written by Babson College on Friday, 25 June 2010 09:53.

65 Business students from 17 countries are completing the final semester of the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) this summer at Babson College. GEP is offered on 3 continents by 3 renowned business schools with a focus on entrepreneurship education: 

•EMLYON Business School (France)
•Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business (USA)
•Zhejiang University’s School of Management (China).


High School Students Develop Applications for Google’s Android Mobile Platform

Written by Florida Atlantic University on Friday, 25 June 2010 00:40.

Nearly 30 high school students with complementary backgrounds in arts, computer science and business have come together this summer as part of Florida Atlantic University’s Engineering Scholar Program in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students are working in teams of three to develop gaming and social networking applications on Google’s Android mobile phones. Android is the latest new mobile phone that is built on open source principles, enabling students to leverage the work of others to build their own sophisticated applications.


Study Confirms Inclusive Schools Work Best for All

Written by Greater Diversity News on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:40.

study of Grade 1 and 2 children in rural AlbertaA study of Grade 1 and 2 children in rural Alberta confirms that putting kids of all abilities together in regular classes is possible, practical - and positive for everyone involved. The only caveat, says the man who conducted the study, is that educators may need to pay a bit more attention to the school experience of children who are not fully abled.


Children’s Learning Institute Programs Bridge Early Childhood Literacy Gaps from Texas to Harlem

Written by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston on Friday, 18 June 2010 02:10.

Laredo’s community leadersIt was a wake-up call. In 2002, a national newspaper listing of “All-American Cities” ranked Laredo, Texas, dead last in literacy.Not only was this revelation stunning, but to Laredo’s community leaders, the low literacy rate was unacceptable.


15 Entrepreneur Teams Grow Businesses In Summer Venture Program At Babson College

Written by Babson College on Friday, 18 June 2010 01:25.

Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson15 teams of Babson College students & recent alumni are spending 10 intensive weeks in Babson’s Summer Venture Program to strategize, shape, and accelerate their businesses.The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson – organizer of the program–was highly-selective in choosing the entrepreneurs and offers an environment that stimulates their entrepreneurial minds. Open work space allows teams to be close–but not too close–so they can network, assist one another, and share resources.


Staying Happy and Motivated in Your Job

Written by Butler University on Friday, 18 June 2010 01:07.

job during this recession, be thankful you doIf you have a job during this recession, be thankful you do. It could be tough finding another. Unemployment is hovering near 10 percent — the highest in more than 26 years. That figure doesn’t include those involuntarily working part-time (one to 34 hours a week) or those who gave up looking for jobs for one reason or another and fell off the unemployment rolls.


'Just-In-Time Hiring' Good News for College Graduates Still Looking for Jobs

Written by Wake Forest University on Friday, 11 June 2010 01:27.

Because companies and organizations are making more "just-in-time" hiring decisions, the summer hiring season looks brighter for new college graduates who are still looking for a job. Instead of hiring for what they think they will need in the future, employers are hiring more for what they need right now, says Ladd Flock, Director of Career Services at Wake Forest University.