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2008-09-21 15:00:23

If you have a child who has applied to college in recent years, or know anyone who has gone through that stressful process, you are aware that the competition for admission has increased dramatically. Stories abound of students with 4.2 GPAs and 2200 SAT scores being rejected by their first, second and third choice schools. Admissions decisions, especially at highly selective colleges, are unpredictable and often seem arbitrary. As competition has intensified, anxiety levels have shot up...

2008-08-08 12:00:37

It makes sense that graduating from a prestigious school with a strong network of well-positioned alumni can lay the foundation for a high-paying job. But how much does your potential to earn big bucks as a midcareer professional have to do with the name brand of that bachelor's degree hanging on your wall? A new report from PayScale.com points to a pretty significant link. BusinessWeek.com used data from the PayScale report to compare top earning alumni across the nation and found that --...

2008-07-30 21:00:32

By Elizabeth Benton By Elizabeth Benton Register Staff NEW HAVEN -- Najeia Mention knows she's headed to college. "It's not even a question," she said. "My stepmom always told me 'You're going to college.' It just sunk in." This summer, Najeia, 15, and 46 of her Career High School classmates spent three weeks studying and rooming together at Yale University, getting an advance look at the type of place they'll be in a few years. The Science Collaborative for Hands-On Learning and...

2008-07-30 09:00:36

By JESSE J HOLLAND By Jesse J. Holland The Associated Press WASHINGTON Barack Obama told House Democrats on Tuesday that as president he would order his attorney general to scour White House executive orders and expunge any that violate civil liberties, several lawmakers said. Presidents, as head of the executive branch of government, issue orders to executive branch agencies such as the Justice Department and the CIA. For example, President Bush used an executive order last year...

2008-07-08 06:00:30

By Mary E. O'Leary, New Haven Register, Conn. Jul. 8--NEW HAVEN -- Rejection is not something Annabel Osberg has encountered in her 19 years. A prodigy who graduated summa cum laude from California State University at San Bernadino at age 18 after less than three years of study, Osberg followed up that success by gaining admission last year to Yale University's top-ranked graduate program in art. She said she was the youngest ever accepted into the school, one of 22 studying painting...

2008-07-01 12:01:08

WALTHAM, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Repligen Corporation announced today that Dr. Alfred L. Goldberg, Ph.D. has been elected to its Board of Directors. Dr. Goldberg is currently a Professor of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. He is a renowned scientist noted in particular for elucidating the structure and function of the proteasome which established the mechanism by which most proteins are destroyed in cells. In addition, he has made major contributions to our...

2008-06-24 02:29:58

Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager Fax from USA: 646-607-1907 Fax from rest of the world: +353-1-481-1716 press@researchandmarkets.com Logo: http://www.researchandmarkets.com Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ c6640b/us_airlines_indust) has announced the addition of the "U.S. Airlines Industry - Porter's Five Forces Strategy Analysis" report to their offering. Air travel remains a large and growing industry. It facilitates economic...

2007-04-29 12:00:00

By Dave Marcus, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Apr. 29--When he applied to college last fall, Matthew DiGirolamo played the odds. The Northport High School senior set his sights on three Ivy League schools: Brown, Dartmouth and Harvard. He applied early to Harvard because early applicants have a higher acceptance rate than regular applicants. Harvard's early admissions program is also nonbinding, so anyone who gets in can hold out for admissions and financial aid offers from other schools....

2007-04-18 12:00:45

By Paul Clinton STAFF WRITER Ivy League schools flooded with applications have been tightening the screws on the nation's brightest high school seniors, who are finding it harder and harder to gain acceptance to colleges like Harvard, Yale and Princeton. With Ivy acceptance rates dropping, local high-achieving students often turn to California schools, where they say they'll get a satisfying education and stay connected to West Coast culture. Shaun Mansour, a senior at Palos Verdes High...

2006-07-13 17:02:35

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Prominent donors have delayed multimillion-dollar gifts to Harvard University since Lawrence Summers resigned as the school's president and a search began for his replacement, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Last month, Oracle Corp. chief executive Larry Ellison announced he would not donate $115 million to Harvard because Summers' participation in overseeing how the money would be spent was crucial. The former U.S....


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