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How Much Will Skipping Class Cost You?

How Much Will Skipping Class Cost You?

Last year, tuition at U.S. public universities rose 4.8 percent, a 12-year low, to average $8,655. Despite this recent low, however, tuition is still rising at double the rate of inflation. With such an amount going toward just tuition each semester, skipping a single class becomes considerably wasteful. And thanks to University of Massachusetts professor ...

UNC Honor Court Threatens to Expel Sexual Assault Victim

UNC Honor Court Threatens to Expel Sexual Assault Victim

Landen Gambill, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina and a sexual abuse survivor, has said that she received a threat of expulsion after criticizing her alleged rapist and the school’s management of the situation, which UNC says was a violation of its Honor Code. Last month, Gambill was part of a group of ...

The 10 Best Cities for Good Jobs

The 10 Best Cities for Good Jobs

Forbes has released a list of America’s ten best cities for good jobs ranked by current job growth, unemployment rate, and per-capita income. And according the findings, job growth may be one thing that actually is bigger in Texas, as some of the state’s largest cities account for half of the list. This latest list, ...

Harvard Considers Adding a Nap Room

Harvard Considers Adding a Nap Room

College students and sleep don’t tend to get a long particularly well, particularly when it comes to getting rest at night, like normal people. Between late-night cramming and round-the-clock social lives, seeing a well-rested looking student on campus is about as rare as finding a unicorn. So you can imagine just how enthusiastic her fellow ...

Coursera Goes Global, Adds 29 New Schools, 92 Courses, 4 Languages

Coursera Goes Global, Adds 29 New Schools, 92 Courses, 4 Languages

Massive open online course site Coursera is back in the news with an expansion announcement that includes international school partnerships, new courses, and support for four new non-English languages. The 29 new universities bring the service’s total number of partnered institutions to 62, which already included the likes of Columbia University, Princeton University, and Vanderbilt ...

Average Student Scholarship Winners Announced

Average Student Scholarship Winners Announced

Back in January, we told you about CollegeHumor’s $5,000 Average Student Scholarship contest, set up to spotlight a forgotten league of American college students: the normal-achievers. Many of these students are so forgettable that their very existence often slips minds. Except for today, as they step out from the shadows and are honored for being ...

Google Takes on the Macbook with Premium Touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

Google Takes on the Macbook with Premium Touchscreen Chromebook Pixel

The Chromebook has been marketed as the device for everyone, with a variety of affordable, lightweight, and fast laptops available, powered by Google’s barebone cloud-centric Chrome OS. Today, however, Google takes its first step into the premium laptop market with its newest Chromebook, the Pixel, featuring a Macbook Pro-esque design and a high-resolution retina-like touchscreen ...

Oxford Blocks Google Docs in ‘Extreme Action’ Against Phishing

Oxford Blocks Google Docs in ‘Extreme Action’ Against Phishing

Oxford University’s problems with phishing came to a head this week as the university’s network security team temporarily blocked access to Google Docs in an attempt to stop spammers from comprising email addresses on its trusted system. The action against Google Docs was taken after a slew of attacks that used forms to acquire email ...

Florida Southern College Builds “Dorms” for Cats

Florida Southern College Builds “Dorms” for Cats

While college students these days may spend a little too much of their free time looking at cats in their free time, felines don’t tend to rank high among lists of dorm room essentials. That isn’t stopping officials at Florida Southern College from constructing Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired “dormitories” for cats on the college’s campus. However, while ...

Codecademy Expands API Course Offerings with Twitter, SkyDrive, Evernote

Codecademy Expands API Course Offerings with Twitter, SkyDrive, Evernote

An understanding of computer programming goes a long way these days, particularly when it comes to increasing your appeal to employers post-graduation. But in lieu of taking computer programming courses for college credit or declaring it as a major outright, many would-be developers have been expanding their programming repertoire through the use of MOOCs, or Massively ...

University of Colorado Says Infamous “Tips” Page Unrelated to Gun Ban

University of Colorado Says Infamous “Tips” Page Unrelated to Gun Ban

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has issued a statement rebutting a viral controversy surrounding a collection of  tips entitled “What to Do When You’re Attacked” found on the college’s website, stating that the page in question, which was purported by some to be an unrealistic response to a bill outlawing guns on Colorado campuses, predated the new ...

Microsoft Officially Launches New Outlook, Hotmail Migration Coming Soon

Microsoft Officially Launches New Outlook, Hotmail Migration Coming Soon

After a long preview, Microsoft’s new Outlook.com email service has been officially launched to the public. During its preview trial, the service attracted 60 million users, using feedback from early adopters to make improvements along the way. The new, “modern” Outlook is an attempt to gain market share from Google’s Gmail service, which dethroned Hotmail ...