Where do All the College-Educated People Live in the Country?

Where do All the College-Educated People Live in the Country?

An interesting article recently ran in The Atlantic Cities, outlining the segregation of college-educated graduates. The thinking is, “smart” people will congregate beside other “smart” people, but there’s segregation within those communities. Let’s take a look.
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Sam the Student: Getting Set to Head Off to College

Sam the Student: Getting Set to Head Off to College

I’m starting to get offers of admission from the colleges that I applied to (along with a few rejections, too), and I’ve narrowed down my choice to three: one’s an Ivy League college, another’s a state school, and the third is a big-name one that’s one state over.
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Sam the Student: Obligations to Self and Family

Sam the Student: Obligations to Self and Family

One of my dreams when starting college was to spend a semester or year abroad because I just love traveling. I can’t even explain I have the draw to it, but it sparks something inside of me and makes me feel like myself. Problem?
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College Becomes a Little More Affordable in Washington State

College Becomes a Little More Affordable in Washington State

College has been called everything from a necessary component of the American dream to the great unleveler, but it almost doesn’t matter to foreign students. No matter if they come from England or Eritrea, they’re subject to sky-high tuition under the “international” label. Tennessee and Oregon wanted to change that, and now Washington is following suit.
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How to Get into Short-Term Graduate Certificate Programs

How to Get into Short-Term Graduate Certificate Programs

Going to graduate school doesn’t have to take eight years. These short-term grad certificate programs can change your mind.
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Off or On Campus Housing

Off or On Campus Housing

I chose this week’s letters because they so similarly mirrored each other, with one student wanting to move onto campus and the other interested in the opposite
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Sam The Student:  Going Abroad

Sam The Student: Going Abroad

Even now, in college, I’m at a state school and living at home because it’s so close. And it sounds silly, but I’m nervous about flaming out once I get there, and then feeling homesick all the time when it’s supposed to be half-school, half-adventure.
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Charitable Donations In Record Numbers at U.S. Colleges

Charitable Donations In Record Numbers at U.S. Colleges

U.S. colleges and universities have set a new record in charitable donations, as the Council for Aid to Education reports the amount spiked 9% to bring it up to $33.8 billion and past the high of $31.6 billion set in 2009.
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Tennessee, Oregon to Introduce Bills for Free Community College

Tennessee, Oregon to Introduce Bills for Free Community College

It’s no secret that post-secondary education in the United States can be extremely expensive, but lawmakers in Oregon and Tennessee are trying to change that with bills that would make community college free for state high school grads.
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Sam the Student:  Skipping Class and Asking for Notes

Sam the Student: Skipping Class and Asking for Notes

There’s this girl in my class who doesn’t come about half the time, and then she always asks me for my notes. I’m tired of giving her my notes, especially because I make the effort to come to class all the time. What do I say to her to make her stop?
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