College News ~ February 26, 2011

College News ~ February 26, 2011 1Texas Group Will Offer Scholarships To White Men Only
A new Texas non-profit plans to extend scholarship support to those they say are undersupported in higher education: white men. The group, called the Former Majority Association for Equality, was formed by Texas State University student Colby Bohannan and others and hopes to provide four $500 scholarships to white men by July (donations are being accepted via the group’s website).

Cornell Student’s Body Found In Sigma Alpha Epsilon House
A Cornell student was found dead in a fraternity on campus Friday, the Cornell Daily Sun reports. The student has been identified as George Desdunes, a member of the class of 2013. Desdunes was from Brooklyn.

Parent Offers Body Parts On Craigslist To Pay Off Child’s Student Loans
An anonymous parent in the Boston area recently posted an ad on Craigslist offering to sell their body parts to pay off their child’s student loans. The ad detailed a person 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 200 pounds with “organs in working order.” The writer offered blood, plasma, kidneys in place of the $200,000 in education bills.

A Generation Lost in Space: Overeducated and Underemployed in America

Originally posted on the Huffington Post – written by Amy Langdon and Nicholas Padiak ==> My partner Nicholas and I were given 10 weeks to film and edit a short documentary. The topic could be anything we wanted. And being members of a generation of twenty-somethings obsessed with both ourselves and sharing our every emotion, we chose a subject matter that was constantly on our mind and about to become deeply personal — the growing population of over-educated and underemployed young people in this country.

The (Un)employment Chronicles: Voices Of The Degreed And Jobless
More students are enrolling in college today than ever before — a staggering 2.8 million signed up in 2008 alone.  But the job market is not so kind as to warmly receive the surplus of well-heeled graduates. The Economic Policy Institute puts the current unemployment rate for college graduates aged 16 to 24 at nine percent — the highest number in 25 years.

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