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Hotelling’s Law

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Later this year, Americans will be voting for a new president. Before this happens though, the two candidates will have several televised debates where they will outline their positions on all sorts of topics, including economics. Is government too big, or too small? What programs should receive spending cuts, which should be getting more money? […]

The Recording Artist: More Than Just a Famous Face

Posted on November 27th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

When you come across the term “recording artist” in day-to-day life, the first thing that probably pops into your head is an image of Lady Gaga, a concert violinist, or maybe your friend with a guitar and a dream. Even when you search the term in Google, a significant amount of the results link directly […]

New Study Reveals Rising Costs of MBA Programs

Posted on November 22nd, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Just how expensive are the nation’s best MBA programs? That’s the question a new survey by Poets&Quants seeks to address in a recently released study. In fact, when both direct and indirect costs are accounted for, the total cost of an MBA program at some of the country’s best business schools now exceeds a whopping […]

Study Hospitality in Florida

Posted on November 20th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

With some of the most beautiful beaches and best weather in the United States who wouldn’t want to study hospitality in Florida? Tourism and Hospitality are very important industries in Florida’s economy because they generate millions of dollars every year. What are some of the best cities to live and study hospitality in you may […]

Decisions, Decisions: Journalism Degree vs. Political Science Degree

Posted on November 15th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

As a freshman in high school, I conclusively decided that I wanted to be a journalist. Granted, I had previously declared I was going to be an orthodontist, a pediatrician, and a flight coordinator for NASA with equal fervor and eventually graduated from college with a degree in History and Screenwriting. But for at least […]

Majoring or Minoring in Philosophy

Posted on November 13th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

Thousands of years ago, a man named Socrates reminded us to “know thyself.” This statement has reverberated through history, finding its way even into contemporary pop culture films like The Matrix. As the world becomes smaller and busier, the advice of Socrates is becoming harder and harder to follow. Students all over the world are […]

Viral in Vietnam

Posted on November 12th, 2012 by Bryanna Davis

Each year receives a good number of entries to our annual Travel Video Contest. This year we were ecstatic to see that it was our biggest success thus far, with over 100 student entries from 44 different countries! The competition was fierce as we received a number of excellent videos. However, nothing prepared us […]

A Fraternity Prank

Posted on November 8th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Do you know what a “smoot” is? I’ll give you a hint: It is a measure of distance that has to do with MIT, a fraternity prank, and a 5 foot 7 inch man named Oliver R. Smoot. Give up? Like with so many college stories, this one finds its origin in a fraternity prank. […]

Career Spotlight: Political Scientist

Posted on November 6th, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Most undergraduate students study Political Science to prepare for various careers in law, journalism, Government, PR… The list goes on and on, and for a good reason. The Political Science degree prepares students to think practically and analytically, and the skills taken away from the study of Political Science are applicable to an array of […]

Affordable Student Accommodations

Posted on November 1st, 2012 by Jenny Frankel

Whenever traveling abroad, finding affordable student accommodations can make or break a trip, as well as a budget. However, the quest for cheap student living shouldn’t overshadow getting a feel for the way of life in a particular location. Feeling out an area is even more important when deciding whether or not to pursue a […]

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