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2009-03-31 16:26:00

Under Siege - Where Will We End Up? WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the field of journalism is under siege. In a Time's essay (Feb. 5, 2009), former managing editor Walter Isaacson wrote "the crisis in journalism has reached meltdown proportions." And, yet, Inside Higher Education recently reported that applications to Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism have risen by about 40 percent since last year. Where are we going to end up? On...

2009-03-27 08:36:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ringling College of Art and Design today announced a strategic affiliation agreement with the International Center of Photography (ICP), which will provide select Ringling students an opportunity to study at the Manhattan-based ICP for one year, beginning with the 2009-2010 academic year. "Ringling College's affiliation with the International Center of Photography in New York City is an outstanding opportunity for the college, its students,...

2009-03-16 07:05:00

WESTON, Mass., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With application rates soaring hand-in-hand with costs, the process of getting into the college of one's choice has never been more difficult and stressful. In their new book, "The College Selection Compass: Helping Families Navigate a Difficult Course" (published by iUniverse), educators Becky Callow and Susan Nichols use data collected from 1,500 current college and university students to map out the easiest path through the application process. "The...

2009-01-07 23:01:00

U-Virginia #1 "Best Value Public College"/ Swarthmore #1 "Best Value Private College" NEW YORK, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Princeton Review, one of America's most widely-known education services and test-prep companies, has teamed up with USA TODAY, the nation's most widely-read newspaper, to present The Princeton's Review's 100 "Best Value Colleges for 2009." The "Best Value" colleges list, reported in today's USA TODAY and on PrincetonReview.com/bestvaluecolleges and...

2008-10-01 03:00:22

Starting in the 1930s, a small, experimental college on the dense wood slopes of North Carolina's western mountains left an outsized mark on American art and culture. Black Mountain College's model of holistic learning and communal work was ahead of its time - it helped train a generation of artists and artisans, from poets to painters. Maybe too far ahead of its time, as the college closed more than 50 years ago in dire financial straits, after multiple faculty conflicts. But the school is...

2008-09-25 21:00:29

By Janette Williams PASADENA - Art Center College of Design President Richard Koshalek's nine-year tenure with the world-renowned school ended Wednesday. At his request, he was released by the Board of Trustees 15 months before his contract ends in December 2009, and about three months after their decision not to renew his contract. Koshalek will leave his post immediately. The trustees announced Wednesday that an interim appointment will be made as soon as possible, while the search...

2008-09-22 03:00:17

By Will Bigham CLAREMONT - A neighborhood group that opposes plans by Claremont McKenna College to construct a new campus center has filed a lawsuit against the college and the city and is seeking a court order halting the project. The group, called Protect Our Neighborhoods, filed the complaint July 28 in Los Angeles Superior Court. The group contends that the city, in approving plans for the college's Kravis Center, failed to properly address the project's impact on air quality,...

2008-09-15 06:00:31

By Monica Miller OAKLAND -- Mills College has launched a Center for Socially Responsible Business at its graduate school of business to examine how businesses can improve social conditions while flourishing financially. The center, whose debut comes at the start of Mills' fall semester, hopes to incorporate ethical practices into real-world business models. "Mills College is committed to advancing women in all aspects of society, and a graduate business education is one of the most...

2008-09-04 15:00:17

By BILL TROTTER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BAR HARBOR - College of the Atlantic has opened up a new student residence village that was designed to help the college reduce its energy costs. The new Davis Residence Village consists of three new duplex- type buildings built in close proximity to the college's Sea Fox student house. Each new building has insulated walls about 1 foot thick, composting toilets, and "gray" water systems to minimize septic waste. The three buildings will house a total of...

2008-08-26 12:00:00

To: AUTO EDITORS Contact: Maria Martinez,  +1-917-595-3059 , mmartinez@cooperkatz.com CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, the world's largest provider of cars on demand by the hour or day, today announced a joint partnership to provide Zipcars on campus to three Maine schools -- Bowdoin College, Colby College and the University of New England. The partnerships mark Zipcar's entry into Southern Maine, bringing it to more than 50 cities, including operations in London,...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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