The face of Webster University's MBA program appears so happy and self-assured in the ads displayed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. There she is, smiling confidently at the camera, her arms crossed boldly in front of her. Her gleaming image almost makes you want to join her and the other ... More >>
Many people come up with the dumbest ideas of their lives during college. But, as Sean Branagan, director of the Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, observes, some pretty good ideas have come from college students, too: Facebook, FedEx, Dell computers, Google, Reddit, t ... More >>
A new survey of private college president's pay by the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Washington University's Mark Wrighton fourth highest-paid in the country. In 2010, the most recent year for which federal tax records were available, Wrighton took home $2,268,837. Since many recent Wash U g ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that the University of Missouri-Columbia has one of the finest undergraduate journalism programs in the country. That's news you, apparently, can't take to the bank. A new survey of Mizzou grads from the classes of 2010 and 2011 show that j-school grads are taking home the ... More >>
Amanda Zuckerman is a young woman with discerning tastes. "I'm very into fashion," she says. "And if you care about fashion, you're going to care about how your dorm room looks. It's another form of self-expression." Three years ago, though, when she and her mom, Karen, made the epic shopping trip ... More >>
Annette Clark resigned in fury yesterday from her position as dean of SLU's School of Law, and on her way out, issued a scathing letter to Fr. Lawrence Biondi, accusing him of essentially plundering the law school for about $1 million after saying he wouldn't. Oh, and this too, she writes: From the ... More >>
The Sigma Alpha Mu chapter at Washington University has met a fate far, far worse than double-secret probation: It's been banished from the university altogether. It should be noted that this is not the first time this has happened. The fraternity's national board announced last week that it had vo ... More >>
WikipediaHorowitzThe United Nations isn't the only place where Jewish-Muslim tensions have escalated this week. On the campus of Washington University, a small imbroglio over an advertisement placed in the student newspaper has generated quite a buzz. The dust-up began Monday, when the prin ... More >>
Earlier this week, a major study published in the Harvard Educational Review showed that children of undocumented immigrants have a more difficult time with social development and are at risk for lower educational performance when compared to kids of U.S. citizens. While that news might be ... More >>
Image courtesy of Amy LeeLast summer's students on delivery with one Campus Kitchen's clientsNationwide, 29 Campus Kitchen Projects operate with college student volunteers who learn about cooking, nutrition and food conservation while preparing and delivering meals for the needy. But what hap ... More >>
Are you smarter than a Missouri legislator?Yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education came out with a report comparing the education levels of state lawmakers around the nation. To my knowledge, just two St. Louis news outlets reported on the study: Riverfront Times and the Post-Dispatch. But lo ... More >>
Meanwhile, in Jefferson City...Aha! Finally, everything coming out of Jefferson City makes sense!Missouri legislators are less educated than their counterparts in other states, according to an analysis out today in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Just 69 percent of Missouri representatives and ... More >>
image viaIf you have any interest at all in the music business, be sure to bookmark The Discography, a new website developed by a recent graduate at the Washington University School of Law that catalogs more than 2,400 music-related court cases dating back to 1833. Loren Wells, the site's cr ... More >>
In another entry for the "No...really?" files, a Washington University study has figured out a few clear indicators of hard academic times for medical students -- including low scores on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The study also found that being nonwhite, having huge debt and bei ... More >>
Image sourceIn a further attempt to balance the state budget, Governor Jay Nixon cut the Access Missouri Scholarship program by $50 million, leaving a comparatively-paltry $33 million in the program's coffers. Access Missouri is the state's only need-based scholarship program, which provides ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhat a hap, hap, happy place!The Daily Beast taketh. A lot. Every week, it seems, the website comes up with another set of rankings designed to humiliate and anger St. Louisans. We live in the 21st craziest city with the 45th worst traffic jams in a state with the 44th uglies ... More >>
The University City police are working to "lessen the complaints" from residents in the neighborhood between the Delmar Loop and Washington University campus. Police chief Charles Adams tells Daily RFT today that his department has received several calls recently from people living along Washington ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/artydogWho knew? Lots of affluent kids attend Washington University. A recent survey of Wash. U. undergrads revealed that 44 percent of the university population comes from the upper class, though many of them don't actually want to admit it.A student group, Washington Universit ... More >>
'Cause you can't keep MetroLink down.That's the news from the Washington University Student Life newspaper. In an article today the paper reports that Wash. U. has already forked over $25,000 to support a tax measure that could go before voters as soon as this April. Philanthropist Sam Fox has gi ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWash U. kids show big balls in protesting reception attended by energy executives, including some from the coal (above) industry.Actually, it was a flash mob. Some 100 students clad in yellow T-shirts and arm-bands paraded into the "America Energy First Conference" cocktail recep ... More >>
The New York Times reported yesterday that salaries among college presidents rose 5.5 percent in 2007-08 fiscal year. (Hold your rage, for now; they stopped calculating before the beginning of the Great Recession.) The median compensation for a college president is $627,750, but naturally, som ... More >>
budlight.com Add Mizzou to the list of schools that fail to see the "genius" of the Bud Light Fan Can. Chancellor Brady Deaton has officially registered his disapproval.As Chad reported last week, Fan Cans, A-B's latest ad campaign for the fall, involves selling cans of Bud-Light decorated ... More >>
Hedwig von Ebbel, Wikimedia CommonsAs I waddled back to my car last night after the latest Dorm Room dinner at Lafayette Square's 33 Wine Shop & Tasting Bar, the evening air thick with woodsmoke from the grill where Marc Baltes was braising pork shoulder for the next seating, I wondered which ... More >>
Washington UniversityNanette Tarbouni, the woman responsible for the fates of thousands of high-school seniors.That high-pitched wailing you hear across our nation? Is the sound of hundreds of thousands of high-school seniors bemoaning the cruel fate that did not let them in to their first-choice co ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWish you were here!An article in Sunday's New York Times touts the university campus as the hot new tourist destination. Universities, you see, usually have at least one picturesque corner or impressive building (fit for the cover of the admissions catalog), some sort of historical ... More >>
The March 2 New York Times contains a story that smacks down the Harvard Medical School's lax ethics policies when it comes to getting in bed with pharmaceutical companies. Timesman Duff Wilson reports that Harvard students and some faculty members complain that drug companies are exerting undue inf ... More >>
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