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Not Your Typical College Literature Course

April 01, 2019 by Mandy Byrd |

When Jay Parr was selecting titles for his Banned Books course, he wanted to offer students something different. So he stayed away from “obvious choices” on the American Library Association’s banned books list and dug deeper.

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Tackle tough questions. Gain new skills.

March 12, 2019 by Mandy Byrd |

Alexa. Google. Home security cameras. Smartphones. There’s no question that modern devices make life more convenient. But who else is watching or listening in?

This is just one of the many issues you’ll contemplate in Ethics and Technology

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Walmart offers college tuition to employees

June 12, 2018 by Mandy Byrd |

In an effort to retain workers, retail giant Walmart is offering a new perk — college tuition.

A new partnership with Guild Education allows employees to enroll at one of three universities to earn an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business or supply chain management.

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July 27, 2017 by Mandy Byrd |

This fall, UNCG is launching a new online bachelor’s program for those with 24 or more transfer credits. It’s called the Bachelor of Science in Integrated Professional Studies, and it’s focused on developing relevant skills for the real world.

Research shows that employers are looking for a new

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Record Pay Gap between College and High School Grads

January 19, 2017 by Mandy Byrd |
If you're on the fence about whether to finish your bachelor's degree, check out this article from ABC News, which says that college graduates are more likely to:
Earn more. In 2015, college grads earned 56 percent more on average than those with high school diplomas only.
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7 Questions to Ask Yourself About Returning to College Online

April 06, 2016 by Mandy Byrd |

You’ve decided it’s time to earn that college degree. Because you have adult responsibilities — working full-time, raising a family — an online program seems like the way to go. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you prepare to study online. 

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Getting a Degree Online: How Long Will It Take?

March 31, 2016 by Mandy Byrd |

You’ve heard all about the benefits of learning online—the convenience, the cost, the flexibility. Now you’re wondering how long your road to graduation will be. Here are some things to consider as you plot your course.

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