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ZipCar Partners with Ford to Offer New, Better Cars to Students

We first heard about ZipCar in 2009. ZipCar is a convenient solution for students who don’t have a car on their college campus because it allows them to reserve and borrow it whenever they need, for however long they need it.

Now, ZipCar is partnering with Ford in an effort to reach college-age drivers more effectively. Within the next two years, 1,650 models of Ford vehicles will be available for ZipCar users to drive. Ford will also help differ the rental charge and membership fee for college drivers who use their cars.

So why is Ford doing this? As an advertising major, it seems pretty obvious to me: Ford is hoping to build brand loyalty among college drivers with the hope that after graduation, these drivers will want to buy a Ford vehicle.

“What we are really going to be doing is getting some feedback from [college-age ZipCar members] in terms of what they like, what they don’t like, what we can do differently,” said Ford Chairman Bill Ford. “So we’d like them to make a lifelong process of thinking about the Ford Motor Company.”

If you own a car see what is it worth with KBB or NADA.

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Bard College Math Camp Helps Middle Schoolers Stay Sharp Over Summer Break

Can you imagine going to a “summer camp” only to find that the daily itinerary consists of spending six hours each day studying math? To me, this sounds absolutely awful, but for Mattie Williams and the 16 other students who are attending the Summer Program in Mathematical Problem Solving at Bard College, this is a reality they are very excited about. These 17 students view math as a competitive sport and enjoy spending their days solving complicated problems.

Williams and her fellow campers will all be starting eight grade in the NYC public school district in the fall, where 75 percent of the students receive free lunches due to financial need. So, when Williams was offered the chance to spend a few weeks of her summer studying math at Bard College, she jumped on the opportunity that might not have been available to her if it was not being financed by the Art of Problem Solving Foundation. This foundation is a nonprofit program that promotes math education for gifted students.

“These are students who have a tremendous amount of potential and are really ready for a lot more than they’re able to get in schools,” said the camp’s director, Daniel Zaharopol, who is a math teacher and has earned his master’s degree in mathematics. Zaharopol feels that this summer camp is a very valuable resources for this students. “If these students had just gone to the New York City Math Circle this summer, they would have felt like a fish out of water. They wouldn’t have the same mathematical background and experience as their peers.”

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Most Expensive Colleges for the 2010-2011 School Year

The Most Expensive College in America: Sarah Lawrence

The Most Expensive College in America: Sarah Lawrence

College is expensive and, thus, a luxury, but despite tuition rates on the rise across America and an economic recession, many universities are still meeting and exceeding enrollment goals. Some speculate that the steady enrollment is because people chose to go back to school, or stay in school, if they can’t find a job.

But how much are you willing to invest in your future?

Since 2000, public university’s tuition rates increased, on average, at a rate of 46.5% and private non-profit schools averaged an increase of 30.8%. Read the rest of this entry »

Chevy Chase Education Background

Chevy ChaseCornelius Crane Chase was born to Edward and Cathalene Crane. His father was a prominent book editor and his mother a concert pianist. He was born October 8, 1943 in New York City as part of a family that represented 14 generations of New Yorkers.

Chevy Chase went to prep school at Stockbridge School in Massachusetts before attending Riverdale Country School in New York. He then went on to Bard College in Upstate New York, where he studied pre-med and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English in 1967. Read the rest of this entry »

Blythe Danner Education Background

blythe-dannerBlythe Danner was born in Philadelphia on February 3, 1943 to Harry and Katherine Danner. She’s the middle child of four; she has a sister, brother and half-brother.

Being Pennsylvanian-Dutch, she attended a private Quaker school through high school. After graduating, she enrolled at Bard College in upstate New York, where she majored in acting and theater and graduated in 1965.

One of the most popular actresses in American theater and films, she has had a long and industrious career that began by joining the Theater Company of Boston. She garnered national attention at the age of 25 by winning the Theater World Award for her performance in the Lincoln Center’s production of The Miser.

Though she landed her first film in 1970, she had already become immensely popular when she originated the role of ingénue in Butterflies are Free on Broadway, for which she earned a Tony Award in 1970. Read the rest of this entry »

The Perks of Skipping High School and Going Straight to College

Bored with high school? Consider early admission!

Bored with high school? Consider early admission!

Are you an excellent student who can’t stand high school anymore?  Maybe you need to go college.  And thanks to a number of options, you might be able to go after your sophomore or junior year of high school.

How does this work?  Some colleges have early admissions programs for exceptional high school students.  A unique school that’s especially designed for this purpose is Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts.  Students typically come to this small school after their sophomore year and earn either an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree. Many transfer the credits they earn in their two years at Bard to other four year schools. Other colleges and universities have smaller programs designed for students who want to do early admission, so check with colleges that interest you or your guidance counselor to find such programs. Read the rest of this entry »


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