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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.

House passes bills to make college more affordable

The Virginia House of Delegates on Thursday passed legislation to make college more affordable for Virginia students.

Virginia Tech receives record number of undergraduate applications

Virginia Tech received a record number of undergraduate applications for admission to the Class of 2019. The almost 22,500 freshman applications received to date is a 7.6 percent increase over last year’s total of 20,897.

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Robert Hurt: Ensuring working families can save for college

It is vital that hardworking American families have access to financial planning programs that help them prepare for the rapidly rising costs of college.

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Revamped Princeton Review Best Value rankings lists UVA as No. 1 Public

The Princeton Review revamped its annual ranking of the best college values in America this year, but the results were familiar: the University of Virginia is listed as the nation’s top public school for affordability, academics and career prospects.

House of Delegates passes bills to make college more affordable

The House of Delegates passed two bills today aimed at making college more affordable in Virginia.

Bills to make college more affordable advance from House committee

Two bills aimed at making college more affordable were passed unanimously by the House Appropriations Committee on Monday.

JoePa gets his wins back: The NCAA got what it wanted from Joe Paterno, moves on

The headlines today out of Happy Valley, Pa., have the NCAA about to restore 112 Penn State football wins previously vacated in the final years of the Joe Paterno era in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12, SEC, student-athlete representatives to begin era of autonomy

A group of 80 members from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC will meet Saturday, Jan. 17 at the NCAA Convention to begin a new era of autonomy aimed at protecting and improving the college experience for student-athletes.


VCU poll: 92 percent think colleges should be required to report sexual assaults to police

A new VCU poll indicates strong support among Virginians for legislative proposals that would require university faculty or staff to report to police within 48 hours any alleged criminal sexual assaults that come to their attention.

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Mark Herring on State Senate immigrant tuition bill

Attorney General Mark Herring issued a statement on a Senate bill that would take away in-state tuition from students who have been declared “lawfully present” through acceptance into the federal “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program.

Scott German: UVA basketball passes first semester with solid A grade

Second-ranked UVA received its first-semester grade Tuesday in front of a near-capacity crowd at John Paul Jones Arena. Passing the midpoint of the 2014-15 regular season, the Cavaliers earned its A after a nearly flawless second-half performance in a 65-42 win over Clemson.

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Support grows for Filler-Corn bill to combat campus sexual assaults

Support continues to grow for Delegate Eileen Filler-Corn’s (D-Springfield) bipartisan bill to combat campus sexual assaults with Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee, Delegate David Albo (R-Springfield), signing on as a chief co-patron.

Virginia Tech ‘s Melanie Kiechle examines the foul side of history

Unusual odors have been strong indicators throughout history that something is not quite right. One year ago, the smell of licorice permeated the air in Elk River, West Virginia, alerting citizens to a chemical spill of coal-washing foam.

Delegate Rush proposes affordable flat-fee degree for high-demand fields

Delegate Nick Rush (R-Montgomery) introduced legislation Monday to make college more affordable for students pursuing degrees in high-demand fields.

Charlottesville author brings War and Peace to life for American readers

You hear the words War and Peace, and you’re likely to think: long, too long. The classic Russian novel, by Leo Tolstoy, is long, at 1,500 pages, divided into 365 chapters.

National Championship Preview: #2 Oregon faces off with #4 Ohio State

The old BCS system would have matched up defending national champion Florida State and Alabama for the 2015 national title, and reduced Oregon and Ohio State to a meaningless, if entertaining, Rose Bowl.

Vacuum-steam treatment for invasive snails proves promising

The U.S. East Coast and some port areas such as Houston, Texas, are being invaded by snails that hitchhike in containers shipped from the Mediterranean.

UVA soccer’s Morgan Brian repeats at MAC Hermann Trophy winner

UVA senior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named the winner of the 2014 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy during Friday’s banquet in St. Louis.

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Governor McAuliffe announces veterans and military families legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a series of legislative proposals aimed at enhancing employment and educational opportunities for Virginia veterans as part of his ongoing effort to build a new Virginia economy.

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Tim Kaine comments on President Obama’s community college initiative

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, released the following statement on the America’s College Promise proposal President Obama will announce today.

Scott German: UVA basketball fans getting fat, happy

While in a local convenience store Wednesday evening before heading home after attending the UVA-N.C. State basketball game, I overheard two Cavalier basketball fans lamenting the fact that Virginia only won by 10 points against the Wolfpack.

Bridgewater College professor publishes account of 1984 Dayton poultry strike

An associate professor of economics at Bridgewater College has published an account of a quarrelsome 1984 poultry strike at the Marval plant in Dayton, Va.

D-back: N.C. State win more like it for UVA Pack-Line

Davidson scored 72, Miami scored 80, and the writers were up in arms. What was wrong with the vaunted UVA Pack-Line defense? Turns out, not much.

Bridgewater College professors to give presentation on swords

Drs. Gavin Lawson and Clifford Harmon will present “Swords in the Middle Ages and Renaissance” at7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.

What do we know about ACC basketball after a topsy-turvy opening weekend?

We thought we had the ACC all figured out. #3 UVA escaped unranked Miami in two overtimes. Notre Dame had a similar double-OT scrape with Georgia Tech at home, then went to Chapel Hill and took down the Tar Heels on Big Monday. Virginia Tech fell just short of coming all the way back from a 22-point deficit to Syracuse.