Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Gets Sharks to Bite on ABC’s “Shark Tank”
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Drexel’s Million-Dollar Scholar Gets Sharks to Bite on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

Drexel University’s “million-dollar scholar” Christopher Gray—who secured $1.3 million from 34 scholarships and created the Scholly app to help other students apply for scholarships—made a pitch to investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Feb. 20. Gray convinced two sharks, Lori Greiner and Daymond John, to invest $40,000 for a 15 percent stake in his startup … Continue reading

Greece’s Anti-Austerity Government and the Future of the Eurozone
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Greece’s Anti-Austerity Government and the Future of the Eurozone

With the recent election in Greece, the country’s radical left Syriza party became the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe. The victory of Syriza prime minister candidate Alexis Tsipras has already cast doubts as to whether or not the country will continue its course on the austerity program imposed on Greece by its … Continue reading

Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?
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Q+A: Are We Wasting Our Energy (And Land) on Biofuels?

A recent report by the World Resources Institute suggesting that policy changes are necessary in Western countries to phase out the use of agricultural land for growing crops that will be made into biofuels. In the United States alone, 30-40 percent of corn crops are being converted to fuel additives. But the report indicates that … Continue reading

Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here’s an Alternative to Unpaid Internships That Works
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Stop Exploiting Young Workers: Here’s an Alternative to Unpaid Internships That Works

By John A. Fry The “intern economy” is a crumbling monument to short-term thinking. The class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 against Fox Searchlight Pictures by former unpaid interns on the film “Black Swan” set off a wave of internship lawsuits that is likely to have lasting consequences for companies with business models that rely on … Continue reading

Building Campus Pride Among Virtual Students
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Building Campus Pride Among Virtual Students

By Susan Aldridge, PhD For years, we’ve heard that students who learn online cannot possibly develop the same affinity for the institutions they attend as their peers who study on campus. But from where I sit, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, I see that attachment every year at commencement time when … Continue reading

Q+A: Hacking as Propaganda Warfare
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Q+A: Hacking as Propaganda Warfare

Earlier this week hackers, calling themselves the Cyber Caliphate and acting in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, gained access to social media accounts of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), posting pro-ISIS messages, videos and images on its twitter, facebook and YouTube accounts. The hackers also claimed to have posted classified documents … Continue reading