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Texas A&M Has Biggest Social Network

texas-anmFan Page List, a site that ranks the size of entities’ social networks, now publishes a list of the universities and colleges with the largest social networks. While one might assume that the colleges with the largest enrollment would have the biggest social networks, as represented by Facebook fans and Twitter followers, this in fact is not the case. Texas A&M leads the list, although it is the seventh largest public university, according to enrollment data from 2009. Ivy league schools also do extremely well on the list, despite their comparatively modest enrollments. It seems that school spirit and prestige, and no doubt a tech-savvy student and alum body, have a lot to do with building a major social media presence.

Here’s the top ten Colleges on Facebook and Twitter:

1. Texas A&M University

2. University of Michigan

3. University of Oklahoma

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The First Muslim College Opens in the U.S.

zaytuna collegeThe first four-year Muslim college in the United States will open its doors for its first semester this year.

Zaytuna College is located in Berkeley, California, near the University of California – Berkeley, and will only offer two degree programs this year: Islamic Law and Theology, and Arabic. These degree programs were developed with an ideology of teaching students about Islam, while staying within a Western history and culture context. Another goal of the founders of Zaytuna is to promote a level of understanding between the Western and Islamic worlds.

“We feel the college is very important in that it provides a grounding for the community in its own tradition—not in a sense to create a difference with the larger society, but to actually normalize its presence within the larger society, that there is no contradiction between being an American and being Muslim,” said Hatem Bazian, a co-founder of Zaytuna College. Read the rest of this entry »



The Princeton Review’s Greenest Schools

green collegesSince 1991, the Princeton Review has created guidebooks to help students find a college that is perfect for them. These guidebooks factor in everything students would be concerned with, from academics to campus life to majors.

This year, the Princeton Review has released its first annual Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges – just in time for Earth Day.

The Princeton Review collaborated with the U.S. Green Building Council to create the guide, which is 200-pages long and is offered for free online. For students who are interested in attending a green school, this book is a gift from up above.

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Trump University Offers Online Business Education

trump universityDonald Trump is probably one of the savviest businessmen in America. Many business students study his tactics and business skills to learn how to succeed in the business field.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could actually take classes that Trump had designed for students to learn some of his tricks of the trade? Now that’s a possibility because Donald Trump has created his own online university, Trump University.

Donald Trump has selected “some of the finest instructors in the world, professors from great universities, the finest business schools and also friends of mine from the world of business that have gone through the hard knocks…and they’ve succeeded.” Read the rest of this entry »



The Best Business Schools in the U.S.

harvard business schoolA lot of students study business. It’s a wide degree program, with plenty of different career paths after graduation. So how can you decide which business school is the best for you?

The Princeton Review compared more than 300 business schools from across the country to determine which are the cream-of-the-crop. Here are their top five business schools, based upon which schools have the best professors, which have the best career prospects, and which have the best classroom experience.

The Best Professors

1.    Harvard University: Business School
2.    University of Virginia: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
3.    University of Michigan- Ann Arbor: Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Teachers Use Cell Phones to Teach

cell phoneWhat would you think if, on the first day of school, your teacher told you to take your phone out and prepare to learn, instead of threatening to throw your phone away if you used it during class?

Personally, I’d be shocked. As far as I knew, all teachers thought cell phones were pure evil. But evidently, I was wrong.

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New iPhone App Colleges Ideal for Researching Schools

colleges iphone appThere’s a new iPhone application on the market for students looking to find information about the school that’s on their mind. Colleges, for the iPhone, can provide quick access to statistics on thousands of U.S. colleges and universities, and no Internet connection is required! This app allows you to create and manage a list of potential schools, and sort them by reach, match, or safety.

Colleges gives the option to search for a specific school or browse through categories such as National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, as well as the top in Business, Engineering, Medical and Law schools. The schools are listed by rank based on the US News and World Report. Read the rest of this entry »



The Institute of Human Education Teaches a Higher Level of Humanity

institute for human education“Imagine a generation with the passion and skills to solve the most pressing challenges of our time, successfully and joyfully. Imagine if each of us were prepared for our unique role in creating a better world from the time we were born. Imagine if making humane choices were part of every aspect of our lives.”

This is the dream of The Institute for Human Education. The IHE is a remarkable school that encourages everyone to live in a humane manner, with respect for each other, the world, and all of the animals that share our planet, similar to The Humane Society University. Read the rest of this entry »



Sustainability Degrees Mean Green Careers for College Students

It’s a growing trend amongst college students – sustainability degrees. As the environment continues to be a pressing concern for all generations, Generations Y and Z are in a prime position to make their career paths greener than most. green degrees

With an increase in popularity of “green collar” jobs, colleges and universities are broadening their degree offerings to include those that focus on sustainability – including MBAs in sustainable business practices and technical training.

Demand for graduates from these degree programs continues to grow as interest in studying sustainability grows. It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved – the universities, the students, and the businesses. Read the rest of this entry »



A More Humane Education at the Humane Society University

Most students who want to work with animals consider a degree in marine biology, zoology, or veterinary medicine. Pretty standard majors, and they allow students to combine their love for animals with a college education. Well, now there is another option for students who want to work with animals in a more humane way.humane society university

The Humane Society University, founded in 2008, offers degrees in Humane Leadership, Animal Studies, and Animal Policy & Advocacy. The Humane Society University is obviously the brainchild of the Humane Society of the United States, an organization that has been dedicated to the humane treatment of animals since 1954.  Read the rest of this entry »





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