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August 29, 2012
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  • Campaign trail furthers debate over student loans
    Student aid is a hot topic on the presidential campaign trail. Presumptive Republican challenger Mitt Romney says he won't increase Pell grant awards or pay off student loans, while President Barack Obama has launched a website outlining his student-loan reform ideas. The Huffington Post (8/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Obama seeks to get out the vote among college students: College students, who comprised a primary voting bloc for President Barack Obama in 2008, have become a focus in his re-election bid. Making appearances on two college campuses this week, Obama urged students to let their votes count. "For the first time in many of your lives, you'll get to pick a president," Obama told students, many of whom were in high school when he was elected. The Washington Post/The Associated Press (8/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tips to help college students ace a class
    According to this blog post, college students will have a better chance of earning an A in a difficult class if they exercise, study before going to sleep and go to class. Other tips include making friends in each class, who could be part of a study group, and avoiding stress. Forbes/Quora (8/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  The Next Step 
  • Civil engineering among 15 majors that lead to well-paying careers
    Civil engineering is among 15 college majors that produce the highest paychecks for graduates, according to "College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs." The book's conclusions are based on data from Census Bureau statistics, Department of Labor studies and the National Science Foundation 2011 survey of 170,000 college graduates. The Huffington Post (8/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Collegians learn to love smartphones, resist mobile ads
    The use of smartphones among U.S. college students is rising to the point that more than 90% of them will own one by 2016, according to eMarketer. But as a microcosm of the bigger marketing world, they're not pushovers for mobile ads, and as the novelty wears off, they're becoming hostile to them. In two years, the number of Ball State students saying they were "annoyed by mobile ads" increased from 42.4% to 69.3% between Feb. 2010 and Feb. 2012, and those saying mobile ads made them less likely to purchase rose from 28.1% to 44.2%. eMarketer (8/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NSCS News 
  • Fairleigh Dickinson chapter to hold canned food drive
    The Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) NSCS chapter will be hosting its first service activity of the school year during the chapter's New Member Induction Ceremony. On September 24, 2012, inductees and their guests will donate canned food items to benefit the community. Learn more about the FDU chapter. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • HCC to launch Alzheimer's awareness campaign
    The Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Honors Institute's NSCS Chapter is launching an Alzheimer's awareness campaign for the 2012-2013 year. The chapter is partnering with the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute in an effort to bring awareness of the Alzheimer's disease to students. Learn more about the HCC chapter. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Genius is talent set on fire by courage."
--Henry van Dyke,
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