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College Admissions Officers Express Concern Over FAFSA Information Sharing

College Admissions Officers Express Concern Over FAFSA Information Sharing

College admissions officers and a bevy of high school counselors have taken issue with the information that the FAFSA provides to colleges and wants it to stop. They are pressing the federal government to take action to prevent any students that apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid from being



New LGBT Minor Program Debuts at LSU

New LGBT Minor Program Debuts at LSU

Louisiana State University joins the movement to make colleges and degree programs friendlier to the LGBT community. As the new fall semester begins, students at LSU will be able to enroll in the newly launched 18 credit hour LGBT minor program, which is one of few nationwide. Program designer, Elaine M. Maccio, an associate professor


Obama Administration Awards $75 Million in Grant Funding

Obama Administration Awards $75 Million in Grant Funding

On Tuesday the Obama Administration made announcement stating that $75 million will be awarded to 24 colleges. This grant money is intended to help support and fund those institutions that are making strides towards innovative learning. There were around 500 applicants that were entered into the running for the grant money according to the Education


Affirmative Consent Bill Signed in California

Affirmative Consent Bill Signed in California

On Sunday Governor Jerry Brown of California signed legislation that will change the way that colleges and universities define consent among students. Brown is requiring that all schools that receive state funding adopt the new “yes means yes” standard as opposed to the long standing “no means no” approach for sexual encounters on campus. This


Professor of Business Finance is the First to Use Google Glass Technology for Feedback

Professor of Business Finance is the First to Use Google Glass Technology for Feedback

Professor Michael Gofman of Wisconsin of Business Finance at the University Wisconsin-Madison, is the first university level professor to ever implement the use of Google Glass for feedback for his students. Gofman, like many professors, struggled with an effective way to give all of his students feedback. He developed the idea of using Google Glass in

New Bill May End Digital Inequality for Disabled Students

New Bill May End Digital Inequality for Disabled Students

Congress is slated to pass a new bill that will end digital issues for disabled students. For most college students, accessing course materials that are only available online is a non-issue. Imagine how difficult this seemingly ordinary task is for students that have disabilities like dyslexia or blindness. How are they to access their materials,


College Campuses Helping Wikipedia Evolve

College Campuses Helping Wikipedia Evolve

Wikipedia has grown massively since its inception in 2001, but all along it has had the unpleasant reputation of being considered a playground of incorrect information. This is especially the case on college campuses. College professors have frequently warned their students not to trust the site for this very reason, until recently. We are now

Study: College Degrees Don’t Always Guarantee Higher Earnings

Study: College Degrees Don’t Always Guarantee Higher Earnings

A new study that was conducted by the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment shows that having a college degree does not always mean that you will make more money. The study shows that students who graduate from community college with associate’s degrees in liberal arts, humanities and general studies don’t see a


New Supercomputer Headed to UNLV Will Revolutionize Research

New Supercomputer Headed to UNLV Will Revolutionize Research

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has one of the world’s most powerful computers headed its way. Today the university confirmed that they will receive the “Cherry Creek’ supercomputer from Intel. This powerhouse computer has 10,000 processing cores and the power of 2,500 Mac desktop computers. The “Cherry Creek” is able to minimize and



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