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Giving back to your alma mater is a tradition deeply rooted in the inner workings of any university. Once your status has shifted from “student” to “alumni,” you can bet there is an expectation for you to give back. And while some go out of their way to avoid the financial strains of contributing, a Yale graduate recently pledged $50 million to the School of Management…and that ain’t chump change.

Yale Alum Donates $50 Million to School of Management

December 21, 2010
by Suada Kolovic
Giving back to your alma mater is a tradition deeply rooted in the inner workings of any university. Once your status has shifted from “student” to “alumni,” you can bet there is an expectation for
Drum roll please: According to a report released by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard University nabbed the top spot with the highest undergrad completion rate of all research universities...shocking, I know.

Top 10 Universities with the Highest Graduation Rates

December 20, 2010
by Suada Kolovic
Drum roll please: According to a report released by the Chronicle of Higher Education, Harvard University nabbed the top spot with the highest undergrad completion rate of all research
One would think that the condition of the U.S. economy would have undergraduates declaring business as their majors in droves. One would also, however, be wrong: Federal and college data show interest in the field is mimicking the Metrodome roof and falling.

Nobody’s Business

December 13, 2010
by Alexis Mattera
Interest in the Once Most Popular Major Stalling, Falling
Following Facebook’s launch of their new profile page, sorority members from Florida State University, Auburn University, the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University have all confirmed reports of harassment by cyberstalkers posing as potential Facebook friends. According to Florida State assistant police chief, Major Jim Russell, the sorority members on his campus received a friend request from an individual claiming to be affiliated with a particular sorority. Once accepted, the new “friend” requested video interviews with the sorority members asking questions pertaining to the members’ interests – ranging from members seeking initiation to active members looking for leadership roles; however, in an effort to conceal their identity, the friend would claim their camera was broken and insisted on conducting a one-way video chat.

Sorority Members Targeted on Facebook

December 6, 2010
by Suada Kolovic
Following Facebook’s launch of their new profile page, sorority members from Florida State University, Auburn University, the University of Alabama and Louisiana State University have all confirmed
Theoretically, earning an undergraduate degree takes four years. But when you factor in internships, work and extraneous circumstances, getting a diploma or certification seldom happens within that timeframe. How long does it take? The U.S. Department of Education says six years…for just half of first-time students.

Six is the Magic Number

December 2, 2010
by Alexis Mattera
Report Reveals Half of First-Time Students Finish School in Six Years

While you may not think hummus is as newsworthy as Google buying Groupon, Nina Garcia’s new baby or the death of Leslie Nielsen, a group of Princeton students would beg to differ.

Hummusgate 2010

November 30, 2010
by Alexis Mattera
Princeton Students Say Sabra Spreads Injustice
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