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Occidental College Tries To Heal Campus Wounds After Attack On 9/11 Flag Memorial

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Photographer: Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg What does a college do when students trash a 9/11 memorial? That was the question facing Occidental College in Los Angeles after vandals destroyed a display of nearly 3,000 American flags placed by Conservative and Republican club members on the Quad. Privacy regulations demand that the college can’t publicize [...]

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The 'Prize' For Winning This Year's Fiesta Bowl Is Missing The First Two Days Of Spring Classes

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Tonight at 7 P.M., the college football players at Ohio State University and Clemson University will compete in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ. The winner of this football game will receive an automatic bid to the college football national championship game in Tampa, FL. Unfortunately, however, for college athletes [...]

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Don't Blame LSU's Fournette For Skipping The Citrus Bowl; Blame The NCAA And NFL For Predicament

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When Louisiana State University ("LSU") and the University of Louisville kick off in this morning's 11:00 A.M. Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, the LSU Tigerswill be without their star running back, Leonard Fournette. The prospective first-round NFL draft pick is sitting out today's game to prepare for his career as [...]

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NPR News: Living In America 101: When Refugees Arrive, What Do They Need To Learn?

Living In America 101: When Refugees Arrive, What Do They Need To Learn?
How do you read a bank statement? Or a map? A program in Chicago is working to connect refugees with people who can teach them.

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Venture Capitalists: Take A Look At Siemens' High School Science Competition Winners

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http://ift.tt/2iQ6KlW Worried about the state of education in America? Then consider this month’s winners of the 2016 Siemens Competition, which honors math, science and technology projects from high school students around the country. These are some smart kids with plans to revolutionize fields such as medicine. Identical twin sisters from Texas [...]

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Early Decision Is Only One Of Many Facets In College Admission

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Your view of the college admission process depends mostly on where you're standing.

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Three Parenting Resolutions For The New Year

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It’s that time of year again. We look back at our failures and max-out what little credit is left after a season of overspending on gifts. Go ahead: join that gym, start practicing yoga, buy local and organic. Now’s the time to spend on self-improvement. Personally, I think New Year’s resolutions [...]

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Don't Blame Stanford's Christian McCaffrey For Sitting Out The Hyundai Sun Bowl; Blame The NCAA

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When Stanford University and the University of North Carolina kick off in this afternoon's Hyundai Sun Bowl, the Stanford Cardinal will be without their star running back, Christian McCaffrey. The NFL hopeful is choosing to sit out today's game to prepare for his NFL career. But Stanford University fans should not [...]

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NPR News: From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief

From 'No Way,' To Global Success: The Inspired Journey Of GM's Design Chief
A lover of cars since he was a little tyke who later trained as a sculptor, Ed Welburn has shaped the physical world we live in as the longtime head of design for General Motors.

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If The L.A. Rams Offer Jim Harbaugh Big Money, Could University of Michigan Stop Him From Leaving?

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Tonight, Jim Harbaugh will be coaching the University of Michigan in the Capital One Orange Bowl. However, earlier this month, rumors circulated that the Wolverines popular coach might attempt tojump shipafter the season to coach the NFL's Los Angeles Rams. Thus far, anyrumors about Coach Harbaugh's purported departure from Ann [...]

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Provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos Was The Speaker Most Likely To Be Disinvited To Colleges In 2016

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Milo Yiannopoulos (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The number of serious attempts to keep speakers off college campuses because of their politics doubled this year, according to the year-end report by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. One quarter of the disinvitations were aimed at Milo Yiannopoulos, a provocative British [...]

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Automated And Agile: The New Paradigm For Legal Service

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Legal service providers once operated at the legal vertical's margins, receiving scraps from law firms' table. No more. Axiom, United Lex, and other tech and process savvy, well capitalized providers with global footprints and agile workforces are mainstream now. Here are some reasons why.

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‘A Bullet Could Hit Me and My Kids Anytime’

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‘A Bullet Could Hit Me and My Kids Anytime’
For thousands of children in Chicago, walking to school can be treacherous. One father, Victor Bloomingberg, explains why.

December 30, 2016 at 06:54AM
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NPR News: Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All
When educators are buried under problems beyond their control — here's a solution: Get mindful.

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Why Asians Have A Fascination For Hitler And The Nazis

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Taiwan is in the spotlight again over mimicking the Nazis. A group of high school students staged a mock Nazi rally this month, apparently part of an approved project to reenact phases of history. Taiwan used to have a Nazi concentration camp-themed restaurant. Every year or two someone on the [...]

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How To Get Into An Analytics Career Without Spending A Fortune

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Can you begin a career in analytics without spending a fortune? Yes, you can.

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What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

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What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think
The college application process can be confusing and frustrating for prospective students. Here's a look at what happens behind the curtain.

December 29, 2016 at 05:42PM
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The Best Value College Isn't Always The Cheapest

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Personal finance experts have released their analysis of which colleges represent the best value for students in 2017.

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Employers Mistakenly Require Experience For Entry-level Jobs

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Employers would do themselves, new graduates and their country a favor by revisiting what it is they’re actually looking for when they add an experience requirement to what could or should be entry-level positions.

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NPR News: What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think
The college application process can be confusing and frustrating for prospective students. Here's a look at what happens behind the curtain.

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Taiwanese Are Tuning Out As China Squeezes Their Foreign Relations

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China bought off Sao Tome and Principe, last week to end the African country’s 19-year alliance with Taiwan, according to the government here. Beijing is negotiating now with the Vatican, Taiwan’s most influential of a remaining 21 diplomatic friends who speak for it in the United Nations where it hasn’t [...]

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NPR News: Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?

Does Handing Out Sanitary Pads Really Get Girls To Stay In School?
A new study tries to find out what happens when girls in the developing world are on their period. And it's complicated.

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The Search For The Next Kyle Hendricks: Dartmouth Grad's Dynamic Season Puts Ivy Pitchers In Demand

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For many baseball executives, Kyle Hendricks's dominant 2016 season, in which he won 16 games for the Chicago Cubs and finished third in the N.L. Cy Young race, came out of nowhere. Before posting a 2.13 E.R.A. last season, the 27-year old hurler, nicknamed the "The Professor," was not seen [...]

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Three Ways For Speakers To Ensure Excellence In 2017

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Thinking about how you look at the current zeitgeist may improve your attitude in the new year.

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Five Reasons To Stay Confident In Your College Application List

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Applying to highly competitive colleges just to see if you can get in doesn't make sense. If you've done your research, you're better off going all in with your final list.

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NPR News: Outsourced: In A Twist, Some San Francisco Tech Jobs Are Moving To India

Outsourced: In A Twist, Some San Francisco Tech Jobs Are Moving To India
Companies in San Francisco pay six-figure salaries to entry-level tech workers. But a public university there is laying off some of its own IT staff and sending the jobs to a contractor in India.

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Top Five Sports Law Stories For 2017

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This year was another interesting year in sports law, highlighted by the Supreme Court's rejection of certiorari in O'Bannon v. NCAA --marking an end to six years of litigation over whether the NCAA can prevent colleges from sharing licensing revenues with their athletes. 2017 figures to be just as exciting year, [...]

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NPR News: We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids
Several new studies pointed to lasting gains for students. But there's a catch: Over and over, the research showed the importance of providing high-quality preschool.

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The Top 10 Books On Creative Leadership In 2016

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By David Slocum The past year has yielded another outstanding and helpful store of books for creative business leaders. Here are the Creative Leadership Book of the Year and the rest of the 2016 Top 10. Also below are 16further titles published this year that will valuably reward leaders’ time and [...]

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The Fake News Scare Is, Itself, Fake News

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Don't worry aboutfake news. The whole scare is, itself, fake news. Don’t believe a word of it. Could it be that the news media is still trying to distract us from their own poor performance? After all, if inaccuracy makes a thing “fake,” then all the pundits’ and pollsters’ pre-election day [...]

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Who Needs Bowl Games? Before NFL Draft Was Created, College Football Players Went Pro In December

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This week, 46 college football teams will playin bowl games-- contests that are built more on commercialism than tradition. However, in the early days of college football, bowl week was relatively non-existent. Instead, elite college football players turned professional as soon as the college regular season ended. The most recognized [...]

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NPR News: Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents

Screen Time Reality Check — For Kids And Parents
As technology is increasingly woven into family life, parents struggle to navigate limits without personal experience from their own childhoods to fall back on.

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NPR News: Native-American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The "Epitome Of Broken"?

Native-American Education: What Will It Take To Fix The "Epitome Of Broken"?
The Bureau of Indian Education is 150 years old and is finally undergoing a critical reorganization facilitated by the Obama administration and the Bureau itself. But will it be enough?

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The American Bar Association's Greatest Hits (Lost Tracks)

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The ABA has laid down some cool tracks. How come we've never heard them? Here's a sampling of their Greatest Hits. Time for the ABA and the legal profession to turn up the volume on some of the important pro bono work they are doing at a time when it is desperately needed.

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NPR News: You've Got Mail: Book Boxes Offer Novels And Novelty Items

You've Got Mail: Book Boxes Offer Novels And Novelty Items
It's OK if you haven't heard of book box subscriptions. These relatively new services, available in all kinds of genres, deliver curated selections of books and extras to subscribers every month.

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Here's A Fabulous 2016 Charitable Donation Idea: Saving Journalism

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It's a tough time for the news business, from crumbling business models to self-inflicted wounds from the last presidential campaign. If you are looking for an important cause for your charitable giving, look no further than some dynamic efforts in non-profit, independent journalism.

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Court Decision in Berger v. NCAA Creates Bad Case Law About College Athletes' Employment Status

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Bad facts make bad law. And, unfortunately, a bad set facts -- coupled with an overzealous federal judge -- has set back the college athletes' rights movement, at least for the time being. On December 8, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held inBerger v. National Collegiate [...]

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Small Town Liberal Arts College: R.I.P.?

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In my humble estimation, The Wall Street Journal does the best reporting on higher education in America of any news organization, with seasoned pros like Josh Mitchel, Douglas Belkin, and Andrea Fuller producing some first rate stories. In the December 22 issue, Belkin, with help from Fuller, talk about how [...]

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NPR News: When A School's Online Eavesdropping Can Prevent A Suicide

When A School's Online Eavesdropping Can Prevent A Suicide
Administrators now have the power to track students' browsing on school-issued laptops, even at home. That can help spot a student in distress. But the implications are complicated.

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Video Showing Texas Police Arrest Stirs Controversy | NBC Nightly News

Video Showing Texas Police Arrest Stirs Controversy | NBC Nightly News
Jacqueline Craig says she called police to report that a neighbor had grabbed her son’s neck for littering. Video shows an officer speaking with the neighbor before questioning Craig about parenting. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: …

NPR News: England's Cap On College Tuition Rises To Nearly $11,400, Riling Critics

England's Cap On College Tuition Rises To Nearly $11,400, Riling Critics
From Cambridge and Oxford to Lancashire and Surrey, tuition fees at all English universities are capped — and the new rate hike moves from £9,000 to £9,250 (roughly $11,070 to $11,378).

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Automation And The Future Of Work

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A recent White House report examines the role automation will play in the labor market of tomorrow. Whilst doomsday projections thrive, are politicians really equipped to cope with an automated world?

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Todd Gurley's Failed Selflessness Is Why McCaffrey And Fournette Must Sit Out 2016 Bowl Games

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For college football fans who are surprised to find Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournettesitting out of their schools'bowl games, the writing has been on the wall since 2014. You just missed it. The argument for elite college football players to endtheir collegiate careers early dates back to October 2014 when the [...]

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Too Much Ado About Something

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While many universities are all too willing to restrict the right of their students and faculty to say what they want, too often university presidents wish to speak in a manner that implies their institutions are endorsing some policy idea or position. Universities almost never should take an institutional position [...]

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Developing Our Understanding of Personalized Learning

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Most “personalized learning” in classrooms today completely misses the mark. The edtech market is crowded with companies who claim to be offering personalized learning products, but several of these companies use an incomplete definition of personalized learning.

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What Do You Do? 'I Help Astronauts Conduct Research On The ISS'

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This woman turned her passion for space into helping astronauts conduct research on the International Space Station.

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NPR News: The Classroom Where Fake News Fails

The Classroom Where Fake News Fails
Fake news is everywhere, and many Americans in this digital age struggle to sort fact from fiction. The fix: Teach them when they're young.

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Automation And How Investing In Education May Keep The American Dream Alive

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The U.S. has a history of using education to help its workforce adapt to new jobs that we cannot yet imagine.

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Babson College Finds It's Not Against School Policy To Cheer Donald Trump's Victory

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A photograph of Hillary Clinton is carried through the audience during a watch party on the campus of Wellesley College on election night. Clinton graduated from Wellesley in 1969. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Two Babson College students propped up a Trump 2016 flag in the back of a Chevy Silverado pick-up truck [...]

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How to Get Into a Top College? Be a Good Kid

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How to Get Into a Top College? Be a Good Kid
One man’s mission to make college admissions sane (and fair) again

December 21, 2016 at 04:29PM
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NPR News: Many Schools Train Staff To Use Active Responses To Gunmen

Many Schools Train Staff To Use Active Responses To Gunmen
With a school shooting about once every week in America, a greater number of school districts and colleges are training staff to use more active responses to gunmen, including fighting back.

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NPR News: Why Aren't There More Women In Tech? A Tour Of Silicon Valley's Leaky Pipeline

Why Aren't There More Women In Tech? A Tour Of Silicon Valley's Leaky Pipeline
We start at an after-school program for middle-schoolers and end at tech companies that are supposed to be front-runners on diversity. Where do girls and women drop out from the tech talent pipeline?

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America's Richest Colleges Need To Do More To Help Low Income Students

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America’s richest colleges are sitting on a fortune in endowments, and need to make sure they are spending it to help those who stand to benefit the most.

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Just Saying No to College

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The National Student Clearinghouse has released data showing that for the fifth consecutive year, total American college and university enrollments declined from the previous year. While it used to be customary to talk about the “over 20 million college students,” that number is now down to 19 million. This is [...]

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Five Ways For Speakers To Have A Great 2017

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Five items to put on your speaker success to-do list.

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Women In Business: Here´s How Firms Can Finally Tackle Gender Bias

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Discussion about the barriers for women in the workplace is nothing new, yet companies are still struggling to attract and promote female talent. Based on decades of research, IESE prof Nuria Chinchilla and Esther Jimenez, manager of IESE´s Women in Leadership center, have identified several key actions that companies can [...]

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The World's Most Powerful Women In Business 2016

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NPR News: Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate

Students: Colleges Are Tracking You Online. It Can Help You Graduate
Some campuses are testing new tools that give professors access to real-time data on student engagement and performance.

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For Leaders: Your Step-by-Step 2017 Analytics Plan

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Analytics is not optional anymore. If you are not acing it, here is your 2017 analytics plan.

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NPR News: Grading The World's Textbooks: Making Progress But Needs Improvement

Grading The World's Textbooks: Making Progress But Needs Improvement
A UNESCO survey shows that school books often minimize, brush aside or misrepresent important issues, from gender equality to environmental protection.

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How To Choose The Right College Internship

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College students are on a continuous hunt for the next internship, but finding the right one is no easy feat. Today’s students are on a perpetual hunt for name brand companies with which to add much needed substance to their CVs. But at age 20, it simply isn’t always possible [...]

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NPR News: Grading The World's Textbooks: Making Progress But Needs Improvement

Grading The World's Textbooks: Making Progress But Needs Improvement
A UNESCO survey shows that school books often minimize, brush aside or misrepresent important issues, from gender equality to environmental protection.

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What's Your Negotiating Checklist?

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(Photo courtesy of Pexels) Tanya Tarr teaches negotiating differently...and better. If negotiations remind you of confronting an angry Alec Baldwin in the film Glengarry Glen Ross ("Put Down that Coffee Down"), Tarr is here to help. She is a collaborative negotiation coach, and on this week’s podcast of Hiding in the Bathroom [...]

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Mr. Trump: 12 Ways to Reform Higher Education

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Americans are angry about our colleges and universities. The four biggest sins are that college is too costly, involves too little learning, is increasingly intolerant or contemptuous of free expression and diversity of opinion, and graduates students who are underemployed.

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Hacked By OurMine ( Read the post - Important )

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The Underlying Reason You Can't Focus

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It's not holidays; it's not technology. It's evolution.

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NPR News: Harvard Survey Highlights Attitudes About Campus Sexual Assault

Harvard Survey Highlights Attitudes About Campus Sexual Assault
A new national survey highlights some attitudes and expectations that may underlie many campus sexual assaults. Researchers at Harvard University say many students are acting on deeply ingrained beliefs, such as the idea that women usually need a little convincing to have sex.

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#AskForbes Chat: The Best Career Advice Of 2016

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Join us for a Twitter chat to talk about what you learned in the workplace in 2016.

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