College from the comfort of home?
At CSU, the beginning of the end for traditional lecture classes? By Katy Murphy Oakland Tribune Posted: 04/11/2013 06:07:50 AM PDT SAN JOSE — Students at San Jose State and other California State universities might soon find themselves watching lectures at home and doing their homework in the lecture hall as part of the system’s latest experiment with technology and free...
Are colleges lying to students to “just be yourself?” Check out what one student had to say on The Today Show
How to pay for college →
NY Times hosted a Q&A this past week on how to pay for college. IT’s worth a look!
College Savings at an all-time high.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) As tuition soars, parents and grandparents are putting more money than ever into 529 college savings plans. Average balances for 529 college savings and prepaid tuition plans grew to a record $17,174 in 2012 — up 12% from an average of $15,349 in 2011, according to a report from the College Savings Plans Network, a nonprofit and affiliate of the National Association of...
Footing the bill not always a good idea for Mom...
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The 10 Richest Colleges in the U.S. are... →
Bye-Bye New UC Logo
The new UC logo went down because tradition rules on campuses By Scott Herhold firstname.lastname@example.org The first is that university administrators were overwhelmed by the backlash in social media. More than 53,000 Cal grads and nongrads signed an online petition denouncing the new logo. The second explanation — it lacks wide currency, but it should probably be discussed...
Day 2 done, two more great days left!
Students at the A’s Academy today (and every day) close the day by saying “one word’ that expresses how they feel about camp. Today we heard, “amazing, informative, connections, informational, productive, enjoyable.” Music to ESM’s ears and to the great people at the Oakland A’s!
Oakland A's Academy Begins!
As one camp ends (ESM Leadership Camp) another begins. ESM and the Oakland A’s kicking off their inaugural A’s Academy which teaches area students the science behind running a sports franchise from top to bottom. Plus, the kids are getting college admissions advice, SAT Prep and enjoying a wonderfully social, academic and interactive experience.
Roger Wittlin of Silver Lake Financial of San Francisco gave a stirring presentation about the world across a spectrum of categories—business, financial, college, and life. WOW—the students loved it and Roger was one of the biggest hits in the history of the ESM Leadership Camp. Thanks for your time, Roger.