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Shared via PayScale Career News career-news-briefcase: Companies that offer student loan reimbursement programs

These programs are growing, but are not yet widespread. According to data from the Society for Human Resource Management, only 4% of organizations in 2018 offered student loan reimbursement programs, with a 4% increase in 2019. Continue reading

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Some College Students Facing Homelessness, Hunger Around the Holidays

This month, home for the holidays will be a much-anticipated destination for many college students as they wrap up finals, look forward to family celebrations and their long winter break. But as the semester grinds to a close and the … Continue reading

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Guided by the blind: Butler University will soon debut a campus guide app to aid visually impaired students

Although my son did not attend Butler, the university is an example of what a just released study by Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. on higher education. Continue reading

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Join me on-air and for bell ringing during the season of giving — 9 a.m., Thurs., Dec. 12 and 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2019!

There’s nothing like the “present” to help our community I will be an on-air host for the WFSU Radio Year-End Membership Drive and I need your help to reach my goal! Among the great offerings via WSFU Public Media are the internships … Continue reading

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By “doing the right thing” and ‘trusting no one’ learn if graduate school is right for you: Four, sure-fire ways to find out

m delighted to report that I followed Dr. James’ sound advice: A little more than one year after she directed me to this unknown territory, I graduated from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Part of my decision to attend Medill was based on the sage advice of my classmate, Spike Lee, who experienced a similar conversation with Dr. James just a year ahead of me. Spike simply said, “Do what she (Dr. James) said. It is easier that way.” I easily recall what Spike said since it was straight-forward and impactful. Do what she said. It is easier that way. Continue reading

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Pay to play: Cost of kids’ extracurricular sports

Everyone wins in the $15 billion youth sports economy.
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Annual FAMU Journalism & Graphic Design Grads are Back programs kick off with powerhouse workshops

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The work of creative students on a scavenger hunt as part of a class assignment — Part 2

The second section of my Newswriting & Reporting II course included some powerful work along the route of the scavenger hunt. The students are posting their findings on social media. I grabbed a few to show off how well they … Continue reading

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Don’t leave me! North Dakota and Minnesota competing for “my” Southern-bound college students

Are they using their smart phones to shop for schools — colleges and universities? I’ve been teaching college students for a few decades at schools in Arkansas, Florida and Georgia. The warm weather, relatively low college and university rates, costs-of-living … Continue reading

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It’s the big things that carry us through life

This image is lasting. There is a direct connectivity between cheering young folk onto their next level and sustained success. Great job, Dads, and the folk who had this idea. twitter.com/priscillashirer/status/1163494811258806272

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