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4 Careers In Meteorology And How To Get There
March 23, 2018
As anyone on the East Coast of the US is very much aware right now after four nor’easters in three weeks, weather can be a wacky thing. The good news? Humans no longer exist at its sheer mercy thanks to meteorology. Defined by the Met Office Meteorological Glossary as "the science of the atmosphere ... embracing both weather and climate. It is concerned with the physical, dynamical and chemical state of the earth's atmosphere (and those of the planets), and with the interactions between the earth's atmosphere and the underlying surface,” meteorology gives us the capacity not only to observe and record weather conditions, but also to analyze and predict them. Thinking of a career in this red-hot (or ice-cold) field? Read on for a roundup of four possible careers, along with the training you need to achieve your goal of becoming a meteorologist.

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What Universities and Private Companies Have in Common
March 21, 2018
Many students end up working in private companies of all sizes. How does university life prepare graduates for the private company life? There are more similarities that you think. Both universities and private companies see the need for consistent innovation, express concerns about cost, understand...

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8 Locations to Study in French
March 20, 2018
When it comes to swoon-worthy languages, French tops the list. It is the language of love, after all. But appreciation for romance is hardly the only reason to study French. It’s also practical: Not only is French one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, but it’s also one of just si...

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5 Places to Study and Experience St. Patrick's Day
March 17, 2018
Time to shake your shamrocks! Let's take a closer look at 5 great places to study and celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

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Five Global Challenges to Girls’ Education
March 8, 2018
Girls have historically faced disadvantages when it comes to education access. And while progress has been made, there remains a significant gender gap: 130 million girls between ages six and 17 are out of school, and 15 million primary school-aged girls won’t ever even step foot in a classroom. ...

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Rural Students and College: A Win-Win Situation
March 7, 2018
Approximately 59 percent of rural high school students go on to attend college the fall after graduation. Compare this to 62 percent and 67 percent for urban and suburban students, respectively. Furthermore, of the 42 percent of 18 to 24 year-olds who are enrolled in higher education institutions, j...

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Where Should You Do Your Internship?
March 2, 2018
Doing an internship may be one of the best choices you can make as an undergraduate to get a better sense of what comes after graduation. Where should you do one Let's take a closer look, based on your field.

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5 Offbeat Music Degrees
February 28, 2018
If you talk in the language of rhythm and cadence, trebles and measures, and carry a metronome in your pocket, a music degree might be just the ticket. But not just any music degree. Let's take a closer look at five offbeat music degrees.

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These Six Morning Habits Will Help Keep You Going All Day Long
February 23, 2018
From classes and studying to extracurricular activities and social engagements, the life of the typical college student is packed. If you are currently fueled by a combination of caffeine and sheer will, it’s only a matter of time before exhaustion catches up with you. Rather than relying on Red B...

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What College Students Need to Know about the Opioid Crisis
February 20, 2018
The economic toll of the opioid epidemic in the US skyrocketed to more than $1 trillion between 2001 and 2017. Meanwhile, more than 62,000 Americans fatally overdosed from opioid use in 2017 alone. While college life is often thought of as an idyllic bubble, the reality is that opioid use can and do...

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January 15, 2019

Early this fall, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos declared that the US is embroiled in “a crisis in higher education” due to the rising cost ...


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January 10, 2019

Australian universities have seen an increase in access to higher education in recent years. However, insiders say there’s more work to be done. To ...


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January 7, 2019

Research consistently points to an access gap in higher education between students from advantaged and disadvantaged backgrounds. But this isn’t to ...