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Past Features Archive for September, 2009 - Page 2

New NBC Comedy "Community" Addresses Fake Online Degrees

Last night NBC premiered "Community," a new comedy for their Thursday prime time line-up. Interestingly enough, the premise of the show revolved around a topic very near and not-so-dear to our hearts: fake online degrees.
The show stars Joel McHale (of E!'s The Soup fame) as Jeff Winger, a lawyer trying to earn back his… | Read More

Morgan State University Fights Online Ph.D. at Rival School

There is a predicament afoot in the state of Maryland at the moment. University of Maryland, University College (UMUC), has a new degree program in the works, and neighboring Morgan State University is none too pleased about the matter. Now, according to the Baltimore Sun, the problem is being taken to the courts and raising… | Read More

Saint Paul College Prepares For the Future With Web 2.0 Degrees

Warren Sheaffer is Saint Paul College's Computer Science Department chair, and he has some big ideas -- not least of which is the importance of Web 2.0, a piece of technology that has been dominating modern web use. According to Finance and Commerce, Sheaffer is preparing students well for the future of computing, with several… | Read More

Maryland Online Doctoral Program Sparks University Fight

The budget squeeze on public institutions of higher education has led to several developments in online education. The prospect of generating revenue has caused many public schools to crank up impressive online programs, notably Penn State and the University of Massachusetts.
Others are trying to get programs underway and are finding that often the… | Read More

Rutgers Makes Plans to Expand College With School of Nursing

There is a shortage of nurses in the United States, and it is becoming an epidemic. That said, some institutions are doing something about it. One such institution is Rutgers University: its Camden campus has just announced plans to open its own School of Nursing starting next academic year.
Adding on to the its law,… | Read More

Asian-American Community Takes Fashion World By Storm

There is an interesting phenomenon taking hold in the fashion world right now. Young Asian-Americans have long been stereotyped as fast-tracking it into science and medicine careers; now, however, an unprecedented number are making names for themselves in fashion. Yesterday, Ray A. Smith of the Wall Street Journal profiled the phenomenon.
It starts with Thakoon… | Read More

Kansas Looking for Online Economies in Public Universities

Public universities across the country have encountered horrific budget cuts as the result of reduced state expenditures, which in turn have been caused by the recession. Kansas is no exception; the state's six public institutions of higher education are faced with a $76 million drop in revenue from the state budget. Partial remedies… | Read More

New Approach to Snaring Cyber Hackers

Computer security software giant Symantec has announced a redesign of some of their computer security products that takes a proactive approach to snaring hackers. The company is the world's largest manufacturer of anti-virus software and has been at the center of the computer security issue for many years.
Securing personal computers and corporate files… | Read More

Kansas City Teen Wins "Best Teen Chef" Title and Full Ride Scholarship

A success story is always heartwarming, and a success story against difficult odds is even more so. It's in that spirit that 19-year-old Sammy Jo Claussen overcame disadvantage to blow the competition out of the water and win the title of "Best Teen Chef," plus a coveted full-ride scholarship to Art Institute at Kansas City.Read More

The New Face of Internet Technology is Green

Once upon a time, the phrase "green degree" might have conjured up images of crunchy eco-awareness courses or preparation for life as a park ranger. This is all well and good for future park rangers and conservationists, but the term never gathered much clout amongst the futuristic, technological crowds. Now, however, that is all about… | Read More

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