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Trends in the True Meaning of Certificates and Diplomas

As spring nears and colleges and academic institutions prepare for graduation, a recent report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) found that over the last five years globally, the economic downturn has shifted the burden of higher education finance to students and parents. And this has happened at a time when the [...]


Film Student Blazes Trails with Scholarship Opportunities like the Connectors.tv

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson There are many different types of scholarship opportunities in the world, but probably not many as heart rendering as the scholarship opportunity like the connectors.tv. This one is enough to make anyone believe [...]


The Origin of the Term “Creative Jones.”

The Origin of the Term "Creative Jones"

Most of us have heard the term “creative jones.”  What it means basically is that creative people are special. When it comes to education, for instance, the  arts/media student is different from other students…creative jones. In other words, if Pablo Picasso was a student in a college, he would have been considered a “creative jones.” [...]


The Myth about Sensitivity in the Creative Arts

Are Creative Personalities More Tempermental?

There has been a long-standing concept, or myth, that creative arts students are usually more temperamental than a lot of us and more sensitive too. Research has proven that about 15 to 20 percent of the population is highly sensitive people, and this number is too high for this trait to be considered a real [...]


Student Debt is at All Time High

History of Student Loans: Student Debt Kills Dreams for Many Graduates

Student loan debt has tripled since 2004 and stands today at nearly $1 trillion. Overall, an average medical school student’s debt was $155,000, in May 2012 for a student who graduated from the UI Carver College of Medicine. That’s slightly below the most recent national average student debt load for medical school graduates, which was [...]


Job Market Salaries Are on the Way: Slightly in 2013

Creative Arts Job Markets and Salaries

According to the 2012-2013 Culpepper Salary Budget & Compensation Planning Survey most companies are planning to increase salaries in 2013. So globally, base salaries are projected to rise this year, even with uncertainty about the global economy. And globally, for the fourth consecutive year, base salary budgets in Northern America are actually lower than other [...]


Personality Traits of Super Creative People

Are Creative People Sensitive or Just Obnoxious?

Creativity has been often defined an individual’s ability and disposition to produce novelty. Artists, musicians, actors – all careers that are typically associated with creativity. The characteristics of creativity has been associated with a wide range of behavioral and mental characteristics from curiosity to open-mindedness, flexibility in both actions and thought, and often a rapid [...]


The Top 2013 Educational Statistics

The National Center for Educational Statistics recently released their projections to the year 2021 entitled “Projections of Education Statistics.” This information is probably best used by parents with kids, and shows summaries of projected data. The report shows levels of enrollment, the number of teachers and costs required for elementary and secondary public as well [...]


Free Speech and the U.S. First Amendment

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The United States protection of speech by the First Amendment does not really include lies, or false statements to government, fraud, defamatory falsehoods, false advertising, baseless litigation, and perjury in court. Plus Amendment protection also does not cover speech that is integral to criminal conduct which includes conspiracy and threats, hate speech, or obscenity, however [...]


Scholarship Opportunities in the US

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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education, talks about the fact that the average price of a college education has more than tripled during the last two decades. For instance, a student who paid $5,964 for their tuition, room and board at a [...]