The man accused of opening fire at a Colorado movie theater wanted to study "the primary source of all things, our own minds," according to a personal statement he submitted as part of a graduate studies application.
Annabelle Cheng hopes to join the growing numbers of Asians looking to emigrate to the U.S.
Aspiring Hong Kong musician Annabelle Cheng wants to be in America.
When I moved back home, I knew what I was in for. My mother tends to nag me. She can't help it. Fussing is in her nature, and her recent battles with fibromyalgia and a spinal injury have not been easy on her nerves. She is uncompromisingly neat, a characteristic that I have not inherited. My room is what she fusses about most. My junk reminds her that my return wasn't something we planned.
After seeing enrollment decline for the first time in a decade, the University of Charleston, in West Virginia, slashed tuition by 22% for the upcoming school year hoping to entice more students.
When you're seven-feet tall, you expect people to ask: "Do you play basketball?" While I still get this question all the time, I'm not sure what to tell them these days. I have a basketball scholarship this season at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I practice with the team, work out with the team, and dress with the team. But then the games start and I am pinned to the bench, ineligible to play. It's not about grades or discipline or injury. It's more simple -- and more complicated -- than that. My former school, Saint Joseph's in Philadelphia, won't sign a simple form releasing me.
A two-day conference commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week will wrap up Tuesday with a speech from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
College presidents from predominantly black institutions across the country gathered in the nation's capital Monday for a conference commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week.
Some students will start owing more on their loans while they're in school under a last-minute debt ceiling deal to keep the country out of default and reduce deficits by at least $2.1 trillion over a decade.
The best rule in college sports got people in Madison jumping around on Monday.
Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye.
Attending graduate school is a big decision -- there's a lot of time, effort and money involved in earning an advanced degree. Yet despite the major commitment, the popularity of graduate degrees is on the rise.
Jeremiah Masoli, who helped Oregon to the 2009 Pac-10 title before being suspended in March and ultimately booted from the program in June, will play his final college season at Ole Miss.
Dear Annie: I hope you can settle an argument. My parents are saying that with my college major (English), it will probably be hard for me to find a job when I graduate next spring. They want me to go straight to grad school and get a master's degree, which they say will make me more "marketable." (They are willing to foot the bill, which I do appreciate.)
Some people view an MBA degree the same way that Charlie thought about his Golden Ticket in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory": They believe a piece of paper can magically transport you to a place you only imagined.
CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks to Jason Ferrara from CareerBuilder.com about where to find jobs in this economy.
Are you thinking of getting a graduate degree, but want something with a narrower focus than an MBA or a JD?
Last autumn I took time off to go back to school. The timing turned out to be just right: My American economic history course at the University of California at Berkeley got to the Great Depression in early October, around the time everyone became convinced we were about to have another one.
Today's economy has many people returning to school in lieu of working full time, while others have chosen to enhance their education to make themselves more marketable to employers.
Next week, video game developer Harmonix will launch the wildly anticipated The Beatles: Rock Band, uniting one of the most popular video game franchises ever made with history's biggest rock band.
The works of David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide September 12, are famous for their obsessively observed detail and emotional nuance.
Q. I have been considering an advanced degree. Are there any loans or other kinds of financial help for graduate students? Robert, location withheld
Given the recent wave of lay offs, people around the country are contemplating their next step. Hiring has slowed. Job seekers are taking an average 4.5 months today to land a new gig, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So more adults are thinking now is the time to return to the classroom.
The Teflon Don is dead and gone. The Mustache Petes of the Mafia's old guard are mostly behind bars. And the crime rackets have gone global.
Eleven hundred and six steep, stone steps that never seem to end.
LSU Chancellor Sean O'Keefe talks about the shooting deaths of two graduate students.
The caller ID on Saul Griffith's mobile phone read "unknown number." He answered it anyway. "Experience has taught me that many good things come from unknown numbers," says the high-tech inventor and serial entrepreneur. This call was no exception: The 33-year-old learned he'd won a 2007 MacArthur Fellowship, the no-strings-attached "genius grants" of $500,000 over five years.
After nearly 20 years in the energy industry, Jay Mulki was earning a handsome six-figure salary and managing a department of 50 employees. But Mulki longed to work fewer hours and pursue another dream: to teach marketing at a university.
The average total cost of a private four-year college rose to $32,307 for the current school year, but the rate of increase has slowed compared to public school prices, according to a report released Monday.
It's time to head back to school. But it's not just kids who are going back to class. Adults in their 30s and 40s are also gearing up for the academic year. If you've thought about going back to college, we'll give you the 101.
Jeff Hawkins was just another junior engineer at Intel in 1979 when he stumbled across an issue of Scientific American magazine that would illuminate a path to what would become his life's work.
Do you have a question about MBAs or another aspect of executive education? Each week Steve Haberman, Deputy Dean and Professor of Actuarial Science at London's Cass Business School, answers a query from an Executive Education reader. Click here to e-mail us.
I'm interested in getting my MBA. Is there a good Web site that would list ALL grad schools? Do you have any advice for getting in to the school of your choice? -- Vivian
A new analysis of labor statistics shows that stay-at-home moms may be getting more than just Mother's Day gifts this year. They may be getting new jobs.
A few years into your working life, you probably have lots of ideas about where to put $5,000: a plasma TV, a blowout weekend in Vegas, a new wardrobe.
Domagoj Vucic didn't come to Genentech for the rich stock options or the free cappuccino or the made-to-order sushi or the parties every Friday night. He came from the University of Georgia seven y...
My girlfriend is researching graduate schools, and they range from our fine state university at $6,000 a year to a New England near-Ivy League school at $40,000. Can the $40,000-a-year school really provide an education that will offer job opportunities lucrative enough to offset its higher cost? Or should she just go with the $6,000-a-year school?
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Most of us work hard for a living. And if we're lucky, we're well compensated for the effort.
I'm 24 and recently left work to go to graduate school. I have about $3,000 in my 401(k) and am wondering whether to just take the cash or roll it into an IRA Rollover or even a Roth. What do you think I should do?
The medical year begins on July 1, the day that medical school graduates finish their training as resident physicians and stream out into the real world of shingles and stethoscopes.
At some point either during or shortly after getting an undergraduate degree, many people ask the grad school question. Do I continue to pursue my academic dreams or enter the world of work?
I recently listened in as the head of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group complained on a local radio talk show that the tech industry needs less taxation and more investment in education to com...
The White House confirmed Friday that President Bush has nominated Mike Griffin, head of the space department at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) to be the next NASA Administrator.
Instead of paying my tuition and expenses for grad school in psychology, my parents have decided to give me $250,000 that I can use however I want. Now I'm wondering whether I'm better off getting a Ph.D. in psychology or using my $250,000 to open a business. What's your take?
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Summer's over, work's heating up and so are your fantasies of getting paid more.
A jury in Idaho on Thursday acquitted a Saudi graduate student of charges that he helped terrorists recruit and raise money through Internet sites
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - This year, for the first time in the history of Harvard University, the number of women offered admission to the incoming undergraduate freshman class outpaced the number of men.
Dear Annie: I'm thinking about pursuing an MBA online, and I'm wondering, are there any reputable programs that will accept me without an undergraduate degree? I have many years' experience in both...
DEAR ANNIE: I'd like to get an MBA, and since I live quite some distance from the nearest university with a graduate business school, I'm toying with the idea of getting a degree online. Do you kno...
MONEY interviewed two dozen executive recruiters, professional-association heads and human-resources staffers. They agreed that in most fields an advanced degree is no guarantee of a bigger paychec...
Rumor has it that hard work alone no longer guarantees a steady climb up the corporate ladder. It probably never did. Still, after a decade of corporate cost cutting and consolidation, the opportun...
LAST JANUARY, THREE years into her career at Sun Microsystems, Aphrodite Aujero realized that she had to relive a bit of her past to have the future she wanted. An engineering change-order analyst,...
WHEN DANIELLE ARCARO ENTERED George Washington Medical School in Washington, D.C. in 1989, she anticipated a long and lucrative career. Now, with 18 months to go as a hospital resident, the would-b...
WHILE OTHER PUBLICATIONS SIMPLY ATTEMPT TO TELL you which colleges are the strongest academically, we set out to identify the 100 best college buys--the schools that deliver the highest-quality edu...
MIDWAY ON the journey of your life, a thought stops you in your tracks: Your job bores you. Worse yet, you feel stuck. You and 30 others are competing for that same promotion. The opportunities mus...
! Rob Phillips works in a laboratory that seems like it belongs in a science- fiction movie. It is filled with sharp smells, gurgling sounds, odd-shaped glassware (called beakers and flasks) -- and...
A year after they helped revive the University of Vermont College of Engineering and Mathematics, General Electric, IBM, and other companies with local operations are reaping the benefits. Instead ...
If someone told you there was a secret strategy that could get you a college education at nearly half-price, you'd probably dismiss him as a daydreamer. Yet that strategy exists. You simply spend y...
The cost of college has long been a major concern of American parents, but never more so than today. The average bill for a year at a state school was $5,248 in the 1990-91 academic year; the priva...
IF YOU WANT to become chief executive of a FORTUNE 500 company, where should you go to college? Judging by past performance, you'd better practice singing ''Boola Boola'' and tune up your Whiffenpo...
BY NOW it is clear: Corporate involvement in public school reform has become serious business. Since the education system has failed to check the erosion of basic skills, companies are proposing in...
1. Which colleges sport the highest price tags?
If you're a parent, the goal of raising the money to send your child to college may seem achingly unattainable. After all, four years at a private college now costs more than $45,000 on average ($1...
This has been the year for college bashing. William Bennett, U.S. Secretary of Education, has fulminated over runaway tuitions. Ernest Boyer, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancemen...
THE JOB of the chief executive officer at a FORTUNE 500 or Service 500 company seems to be getting tougher. A FORTUNE survey of this elite population, the first in ten years, finds that corporate b...