Jackie LaTorella

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Student Financial Aid Fraud is a Big Problem

Educational institutions are giving out student loans and grants, and the recipients aren’t even attending school. Instead they’re spending the money any which way, while the schools have no idea they’re being ripped off.<p>With a database, the Education Department flags applicants who’ve applied for …

College and Financial Aid Planning: Georgia 411

This post was contributed by a community member.<p>Georgia Student Finance Commision (G.S.F.C.) will explain best practices for financial aid planning …

UMass funds fastest-growing category of student financial aid

<i>The following is a press release from the University of Massachusetts.</i><p>The University of Massachusetts expects this year to direct $148 million of its …

How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won't Say

At the center of the admissions and financial-aid process is a massive information imbalance: Schools make their decisions with detailed data about each applicant that goes well beyond test scores and transcripts. Many universities have access to comprehensive financial profiles, sometimes down to …

Lee Pitches Higher-Ed Reform

Senator Mike Lee is expanding his brand. The outspoken conservative Utahn, who made myriad headlines during the government shut down for his …

Rubio: Here’s How to Make College Affordable

Sen. Marco Ru­bio, R-Fla., an­nounced a pro­pos­al Monday that he said would in­crease ac­cess to high­er edu­ca­tion and of­fer stu­dents the …

Spending More on Higher Ed Isn’t the Key to the Future

I wish I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard someone in politics or the higher-ed establishment claim that we are undermining our future by …

Education

Robotics Showcase Coming to University of Tampa

ROBOCON Tampa Bay is a <i>FIRST</i> robotics showcase event being held on October 26-27 at the Bob Martinez Sports Center, at University of Tampa.<p>Admission …

The University of Tampa - News - Tampa’s Leading Sustainable Businesses Honored Feb. 24

Published: February 17, 2012<p>Earth Charter US (ECUS) Sustainable Business Coalition, in partnership with The University of Tampa’s Center for Ethics, …

The University of Tampa - News - UT Mourns Loss of Freddie Solomon '75

Published: February 13, 2012<p>The University of Tampa is saddened by the death of longtime supporter and former football standout Freddie Solomon. The …

The University of Tampa - News - UT Named One of 378 Best Colleges by the Princeton Review

Published: August 07, 2013<p>The University of Tampa has been again named by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's 378 best institutions for …

The University of Tampa - News - UT Lacrosse Set to Face Off Against Florida Southern in Inaugural Game

Published: February 06, 2012<p>The University of Tampa lacrosse team is set to begin its highly anticipated inaugural season on Friday against …

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

Don't Discount the Impact of Online Reviews

A new study finds that the majority of small business owners aren't paying as much attention to online reviews as they should.<p>While online review sites have been under a great deal of public scrutiny lately after several companies were found to have paid for positive reviews, the sites can still …

Small Business

Twitter to star in cinema deal

Twitter has signed on an advertising partner that will transport its 140-character tweets and 6-second Vine videos from the digital screen to the silver one.<p>Monday, NCM Media Networks, the US cinema media network that includes 19,800 screens, announced its plans to participate in Twitter's Amplify …

Introducing PeerSpace, An Airbnb For Small Businesses

Thanks to the sharing economy, you can easily rent out your car, your apartment, your bike, even your wifi network when you don’t need it. So why can’t you rent out your office?<p>The creators of a new service called PeerSpace think you should be able to. Launching today, PeerSpace is a peer-to-peer …

The FCC brings back its broadband speed testing tool for iOS

After a hiatus, the Federal Communication Commission is once again polling iOS users to get an idea of their connection speeds, part of a larger test of America's broadband infrastructure. A new app called FCC Speed Test, which was released earlier today, measures broadband performance. That …

Workday aims anew at Oracle with planned software for higher ed

Workday is hoping to give rival Oracle and other ERP (enterprise resource planning) vendors fits with an upcoming product aimed at institutions of higher education.<p>Dubbed Workday Student, the cloud-based software will be Workday’s entry into the SIS (student information system) market, which …

Aeroplan Partners with Toronto's HigherEdPoints to Innovate Loyalty Program for Students

A new partnership between Aeroplan and HigherEdPoints will bring innovation to the space of loyalty rewards programs.<p>Aeroplan’s partnership with the …

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