| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:14 PM
In December, Ben Villarreal graduated with a bachelor's degree from Samuel Merritt University's nursing program in Oakland. In short order, he received two job offers at UC hospitals with programs for new graduates.
But with less than a month to go...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Mention the Yale School of Drama in conversation and see how quickly the name of its most esteemed alumna comes up: Meryl Streep.
Nearly 40 years after her graduation from the three-year graduate acting program, Streep is the gold standard for talent...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Computer science and economics majors outrank all other majors when it comes to getting job offers before graduation, according to a recent report.
More than two-thirds of students who study computing received at least one offer before getting their...
| Jan 28, 2014
In a part of the West Side long marginalized by City Hall planners, officials have seized on a grand proposal for an "innovation park" that would train and employ impoverished Chicagoans in high-tech factories.
Spearheaded by labor activist Dan Swinney,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Maryland's high school graduation rate has been climbing steadily for the past four years and reached nearly 85 percent — far above the national average — this past June, according to data released Tuesday.
More students from every corner...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I'm graduating from high school this year and had planned to attend a college in my state, which my dad hopes I will do. Several of my friends say that college costs are astronomical and instead they plan to attend college online. Good idea?...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:44 AM
She knew the risks, but Lexie Kamerman’s family and friends said the Chicago native would not be deterred from her goal: Helping young women in Afghanistan improve their lives through education.
"That's the wonderful thing about her. She had a...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
"Your gift helps FSU maintain it's national reputation for excellence in education."
That punctuationally great moment in alumni solicitation — it's "its," not "it's" — was revealed by "Star Trek's" Mr. Sulu, George Takei, who posted it...
| Jan 3, 2014
Susan Rasky, an award-winning congressional correspondent who mentored a generation of young political journalists as a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley, died Sunday at her home in El Cerrito, Calif. She was 61 and had breast cancer.
A graduate of Los...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:25 PM
DALLAS – Over the past couple of years, the UConn basketball team has benefited from graduate students. And in turn, the school has been beneficial for those same grad students.
But the concept of graduates — players with a year of...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Real estate agents are getting old.
Well, older, anyway, and that's a source of some concern to many in the brokerage world, who have raised the question repeatedly at industry events in the past few years: As the baby boom generation begins to retire in...