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Nonprofits a Surprising Bright Spot in National Jobs Picture

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 03 September 2010 14:26.

Initial analysis of data on 21 states spread broadly across the country reveals that nonprofit employment actually grew by an average of 2.5 percent per year between the second quarter of 2007 and the second quarter of 2009, the worst part of the recent recession. By contrast, for-profit employment in these states fell during this same period by an average of 3.3 percent a year ...

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Essential Tips for College Campus Living

Written by Featured Organization on Friday, 13 August 2010 10:16.

Essential Tips for College Campus LivingIt’s August and around the country, thousands of college students are preparing to head to campus, many living in on-campus residential halls. Living away from home and with a roommate for the first time can be exciting but also challenging. Michael Scales, associate vice president for housing at Temple University, says there are steps students can take to make it a positive experience.

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Developing a Workplace Team Where Everyone’s a Leader

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 07 August 2010 15:05.

As leaders struggle with growing pressures in today’s fast-paced workplace, a change is being made in the way leadership responsibilities are distributed within organizations. One SIOP leader says shared team leadership is the new approach that is influencing the way team members operate to their full potential.

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Tools That Assess Bias in Standardized Tests Are Flawed

Written by Featured Organization on Saturday, 07 August 2010 14:10.

Overturning more than 40 years of accepted practice, new research proves that the tools used to check tests of “general mental ability” for bias are themselves flawed. This key finding challenges reliance on such exams to make objective decisions for employment or academic admissions even in the face of well-documented gaps between mean scores of white and minority populations.

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Journey to Success: Mentors Coach Young Black Men

Written by Robyn H. Jimenez on Friday, 16 July 2010 10:49.

“In life, it’s not where you start, but where you end,” said Dr. Steve Perry, one of the nation’s leading motivational speakers. Perry’s journey began in a housing project in Middletown, Conn., when he was born to a teenage mother. He knows first hand the struggles that young men in economically disadvantaged areas experience daily.

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Working This Summer? Students Need to be Tax Savvy, Too

Written by Rowan University on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 16:40.

In these difficult financial times it is common for college students to engage in some part-time work while juggling regular semester coursework or, at a minimum, take that obligatory summer job.

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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.

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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.

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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).