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  • 3 years ago

    If Barack Obama wanted an ideal agent to sell America on the future of medicine under his Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act—a/k/a "Obamacare"—he could do worse than to pick Sarah Griffin. A second-year medical student at SUNY ...

  • 3 years ago

    In his final years, Apple founder Steve Jobs set his sights on the "digital destruction" of the $10 billion textbook market, promising to do for course materials what iTunes had done for music. With the high price of textbooks, Jobs knew students ...

  • 3 years ago

    Speaking to a college crowd at the University of Michigan in January, President Barack Obama noted that for the first time Americans owe more on their student loans than on their credit cards. "That's inexcusable," Obama said. "Higher education is...

  • 4 years ago

    Last summer, Duke University senior Jessica Kim joined the thousands of college students serving unpaid internships in New York City. She worked for a well-known blog alongside a dozen full-time staffers and three other interns. Her days were long...

  • 4 years ago

    All the students huddled outside of Brooklyn's St. Francis College during a recent lunch hour knew about Rate My Professors, the website where students grade faculty members. But none of them had ever posted a comment on it. "I just go on to read ...

  • 4 years ago

    Taking classes by computer has become common at many community colleges, and today, most universities offer some online courses. Elite schools like NYU and Columbia have remained reluctant to award online bachelor's degrees, but that has started t...

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