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High-Priced College Textbooks Bundled with Access Codes That Expire at the End of the Semester Forced Students to Buy Books at Retail Prices. These Books are Rendered Worthless in the Resale Market.

Just like college tuition, the price of textbooks has increased dramatically in recent years. Despite having access to online resources, most of the material used in colleges and universities are hard copy textbooks which cost a lot. But do you know why college textbooks are so expensive? High-priced college textbooks with “access codes” that expire …

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Which Hollywood Actress Received a Full Scholarship from Robin Williams?

Robin McLaurin Williams was born on July 21, 1951, and passed on August 11, 2014. He was an actor and stand-up comedian who was regarded as one of the best comedians of all time. His talent in improv and the wide range of characters he created on the spur of the moment truly brought him …

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How Did The Alferd Packer Restaurant Get its Name?

Most universities would name halls, buildings, or other onsite places after people who contributed to the university’s history. But this was not the case for the University of Colorado’s dining hall. Let’s find out why the students decided to name their cafeteria Alferd Packer. Students of the University of Colorado voted to name their dining …

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In the US 49% of corporate industry leaders and 50% of government leaders come from just 12 universities

True Merit: Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our Best Colleges and Universities 01 We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of our colleagues, without whom this report would not have been possible. At the Cooke Foundation, Lauren Matherne analyzed data on Cooke Scholars and wrote the scholar profiles contained in this report; Harold Levy, Giuseppe …

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The University of Southern California’s Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have two platinum records. They have performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, on Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”, for five U.S. Presidents, and at the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Spirit of Troy The drum major of the Spirit of Troy wears a more elaborate uniform and conducts the band with a sword. The Spirit of Troy drum line at Navy Pier in Chicago, October 14, 2005 The Spirit of Troy giving a traditional post-game concert, this time celebrating the defeat of the University of …

The University of Southern California’s Spirit of Troy is the only collegiate band to have two platinum records. They have performed at the Oscars, the Grammys, on Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”, for five U.S. Presidents, and at the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read More »

At least 9 med schools in Japan manipulated exam results by females so fewer women could enter.

Japan medical schools ‘rigged women’s results’ image copyrightAFP At least nine Japanese medical schools manipulated admissions, in part to exclude female students, a government investigation has found. The inquiry was launched in August, after the prestigious Tokyo Medical University (TMU) was found to have tampered with the scores of female applicants from as early as …

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Dartmouth (and a few other schools) makes all its students pass a swim test before the graduate, so that they won’t drown and waste their education.

Into the Deep End: Dartmouth’s Swim Test A closer look at Dartmouth’s swim test and what faculty and students on campus think of the issue Decades ago, many colleges required students to pass a swim test in order to graduate. Today, only a few cling to this tradition, Dartmouth being one of them. Dartmouth’s swim …

Dartmouth (and a few other schools) makes all its students pass a swim test before the graduate, so that they won’t drown and waste their education. Read More »

A New York University study found that people with easier-to-pronounce names have higher-status positions at work

13 surprising ways your name affects your success Two angles facing left, which often indicate, “return to the beginning.” Two angles facing right, which often indicate, “advance to the end.” Getty Images What’s in a name? Potentially your future. A host of research shows just how much your name can affect your lifetime success, from …

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Two inmates sued the state of Alabama, claiming the cramped space in their cell was a cruel and unusual punishment. The state argued that students at Auburn University actually paid to live in even smaller living space in the Magnolia Dorm. The inmates lost the case.

Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics, 1986 College of Veterinary Medicine, 1907 Graduate School, 1872 For most of the early history of Auburn, boarding houses and barracks made up most of the student housing. Even into the 1970s, boarding houses were still available in the community. It wasn’t until the great depression that Auburn …

Two inmates sued the state of Alabama, claiming the cramped space in their cell was a cruel and unusual punishment. The state argued that students at Auburn University actually paid to live in even smaller living space in the Magnolia Dorm. The inmates lost the case. Read More »