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Students Join the Fight for Net Neutrality

Students Join the Fight for Net Neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened their website up for public comments last week and received an explosive 3.7 million responses that resulted in the site crashing more than once. Among those commenting, was a high percentage of college students that are joining the fight for net neutrality. Students are speaking out and showing that


Self-Paced Online Degree Offers Washington Community College Students New Opportunities

Self-Paced Online Degree Offers Washington Community College Students New Opportunities

There is good news on the horizon for college students in Washington State. The good news comes in the form of a new way of earning an associate’s degree through the surrounding community colleges. Beginning in January there will be several Washington community colleges that will be implementing a new online business transfer degree that

New Survey Results Show Enrollment Concerns

New Survey Results Show Enrollment Concerns

The recent results of the annual Higher Education Outlook Survey that is performed by the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, shows concerning numbers for enrollment rates. This annual survey polls 120 leaders from postsecondary institutions and received results that 85% of those polled report that they are either “very” or “somewhat” worried about their


QuestBridge Pushes High Achieving, Low Income Students to Attend College

QuestBridge Pushes High Achieving, Low Income Students to Attend College

QuestBridge, a nonprofit group and is quickly changing the way that the college admissions is handled. High achieving students that are in lower income brackets no longer have to settle on a college that isn’t their first choice and it’s all thanks to QuestBridge’s initiative to make top notch schools more accessible. There are currently 300


Federal Student Loans Servicing Given a Boost by U.S. Department of Education

Federal Student Loans Servicing Given a Boost by U.S. Department of Education

President Obama recently took executive action to make student loans more affordable. The U.S. Department of Education followed suit announcing that they are taking new steps to help federal student loan borrowers when it comes to managing their debt. The U.S. Department of Education has begun to renegotiate the terms of its current contracts with


Obama’s New College Ratings System Can Learn a Thing or Two from Health Care

Obama’s New College Ratings System Can Learn a Thing or Two from Health Care

The new college ratings system that the Obama administration is preparing to debut is aimed at improving the college experience and locking in tuition. The detail of this new system are largely under wraps and unknown still, but the discussions up to this point are leading towards showing dropout rates, earnings of graduates and tuition



NYU’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities Offers So Much to Participants

NYU’s Initiative for Women with Disabilities Offers So Much to Participants

New York University has done something that is pretty amazing for female students with disabilities. NYU has forged the Initiative for Women with Disabilities (IWD) that is located at the Elly & Steve Hammerman Health & Wellness Center. This facility provides students with a variety of services from gynecological exams to Reiki restorative yoga classes.


Are You a New Grad? Here Are Some Networking Tips For You

Are You a New Grad? Here Are Some Networking Tips For You

A lot of people have a love/hate relationship with networking. There’s no denying that it can be an essential element to getting your name out into the business world though. Networking is a way to establish relationships that are more meaningful and beneficial to all parties involved. After you graduate college is a really good



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