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The pros and cons of a college degree

Times are changing, and today’s high school graduates are faced with the increasingly difficult decision of whether or not to attend college. The cost of an undergraduate degree is on the rise, yet many college graduates find it challenging to find a position in their chosen field.

Common difficulties students face in college and university

Years spent in college or university are filled with various emotions: happy ones that associated with finding new friends, getting new experience, receiving excellent grades, satisfaction from completing and submitting papers on time. Also, every student experienced a lot of stress while tried to juggle with part-time employment and education.

Attention college grads: Tips to get a job out of college

The world is not as simple as it once had been with a variety of people getting jobs right after they walk off of the stage of college graduation. Things have changed immensely as entry-level jobs are now starting to require experience and education.

Freshman survival guide

No matter how independent you thought you were in high school, that’s nothing on how self-sufficient you’ll be now that you’re in college.

The mental health of college students: The frightening tendency

Amy Ebeling remembers her college days as an endless stream of anxiety and depression as she bounced from one mood extreme to another.

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Warner, Portman introduce bill to increase college access for low-income students

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Rob Portman introduced bipartisan legislation to make college more affordable for low-income students.

Bankers offer money tips for students heading to college

As college students head to campus for the fall semester, money management should be on their personal syllabus.

Benefits of taking expert help at writing essay for a college student

College life is associated with fun and care free behavior. It can be very annoying to focus on the essay writing that you get as an assignment.


Poll: Public sees role for high schools in workforce development

A VCU poll found a strong majority (63 percent) think that high school graduates are not prepared for the workplace but are prepared for college.


Worship given new meaning when led by students

Making s’mores over a campfire, going out for milkshakes, praying for each other, reading scripture, or conversing about the complexities of life: students in Eastern Mennonite University’s residence halls are often ministering in relationship.

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Uncle Sam’s new College Scorecard highlights UVA affordable excellence

Long before U.S. News & World Report began issuing its famed college rankings, aspiring college students and their families have been seeking ways to sort through thousands of post-secondary options.

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Bridgewater College grads urged to strengthen their core values

As Bridgewater College’s graduating seniors and their families celebrated on the campus mall Saturday, May 16, Dr. Phillip C. Stone urged the 361 graduates to retain, nurture and strengthen their core values.

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Randy Forbes: A Toolkit for Recent Grads

My office has built a Toolkit for Recent Grads, designed to provide resources that many graduates might need as they think about their lives beyond school and seek to set themselves up for success.

Report: Tremendous growth for recent college graduates with agriculture degrees

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced today a new report from the USDA showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs.

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New Education Department data shows increase in Title IX sexual violence complaints on college campuses

U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) today released new data on Title IX sexual violence complaints and the Department of Education’s efforts to combat sexual assault on college campuses.

New EMU graduate certificates in business administration and organizational leadership serve professional needs

Eastern Mennonite University will offer two new graduate certificates in business administration and organizational leadership, beginning in the fall of 2015.


ACC makes strong showing In latest Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division I standings

Seven Atlantic Coast Conference schools rank among the top 26 of the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Division I Standings following the completion of the fall and winter sports seasons.

Virginia Tech student volunteers give fifth graders a taste of college

An orientation talk, a hands-on science experiment, a meal in the nation’s top campus dining facility, a visit with ROTC students, and a peek in the stadium makes a packed day for fifth graders visiting Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech Board of Visitors sets tuition and fees for 2015-16

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year. The board approved a 3.9 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for both resident and non-resident undergraduate students.

Finding the perfect college roommate

Finding the perfect roommate is serious business. This is the person you have to live with, in a 9 x 14 square room, for two whole semesters. This is why a lot of people do not just want a roommate, but a best friend: someone they like to hang around and do things with.

Virginia Tech to accept late applications from students affected by Sweet Briar College closing

Virginia Tech plans to accept late admissions applications from students impacted by the closing of Sweet Briar College, which was announced earlier this week.


VCU to extend transfer deadline to help students from Sweet Briar College

Virginia Commonwealth University will offer students from Sweet Briar College an opportunity to finish their educations at VCU.

Will kids still “go to college” 25 years from now?

Reading a news article about a college baseball team on a weeks-long road trip made possible by online classes made me think back to my own college years.

Civil rights symposium Feb. 19-20 at Washington and Lee

Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, will be the Friday luncheon keynote speaker at a symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and The Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Feb. 19-20.

Fishburne senior wrestler Daniel May records win #100

Fishburne Military School senior wrestler Daniel May earned his 100th career victory on Thursday. But 100 wins wasn’t why he gave up sodas and gets up early in the morning before classes to train.