Category Archives: News and updates

One week only: 2 eChapters for the price of 1 at CengageBrain.com

February is about to approach, and you STILL haven’t gotten your supplies for the Spring 2014 semester? No problem. Life can be hectic and it’s not uncommon for college students to procrastinate (we’re not fools, we know how college works). … Continue reading

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Special Olympics: College students can volunteer

As we get ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, let’s take a moment to learn about the Special Olympics and the role college students can play in volunteering their time to this worthy cause. The Special Olympics … Continue reading

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Unintended consequences of posting online: Use of social networking sites sparks legal battles for Courtney Love and college students

Social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram have become as much a part of our daily lives as morning coffee. Yet those who enjoy these sites rarely think about the unintended consequences of posting every passing thought and emotion for … Continue reading

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College sports and academics: Reading level of student athletes

The revelation by University of North Carolina (UNC) whistleblower Mary Willingham that some college athletes read at a grade school level has received much attention. Willingham was a learning specialist in the Academic Support Program for Student Athletes at UNC. … Continue reading

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How to beat the winter blues—DIY tips for college students

Spring semester has started—you’re half way finished with the year! Congratulations! So why are you not excited? Maybe you’re even having trouble leaving that warm, cozy bed to brave the cold and make it to class on time. Wintertime can … Continue reading

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Getting a tax refund? Tips and help for filing college students’ federal tax returns

By the end of January you should have received the paperwork you need for filing your state and federal tax return. Like most starving students you’re probably expecting a tax refund. Do you know all requirements for filing? Tax laws … Continue reading

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Google acquisitions include Nest Labs smart home company and military robotics

Back in December, the Google acquisitions of several robotics companies, including military robotics producer Boston Dynamics, which created “Big Dog” and other YouTube favorite robots, created for the military, made the news to such an extent that even Stephen Colbert … Continue reading

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Target credit card breach: How you can protect your credit

The recent credit card breach that took place between November 27 and December 15, 2013 affected about 40 million Target customers. Hackers stole bank information such as customer names, card numbers, expiration dates and security codes. College students can protect … Continue reading

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Tech lawsuits: Blackberry vs. Ryan Seacrest, and Facebook’s “private message”

Facebook and Typo Products, a Los Angeles start-up backed by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, would probably have preferred not to begin 2014 facing lawsuits. No such luck. Once again, Facebook is being sued for invasion of privacy – this … Continue reading

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Smoking ban on electronic cigarettes on campus to improve college life

Electronic cigarettes have been gaining popularity, especially with young people who believe the devices are safer than traditional tobacco cigarettes and may even help in quitting smoking. Well, the science isn’t completely in on that yet. In the meantime, many … Continue reading

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