Category: U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News Data: Online MBA Not Always a Cheaper Option

March 30th, 2015 in 2015, Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College

When Alexander Mabin was choosing his online MBA program, the decision came down to cost…

Expert quote:

“I’d be very surprised if any university undercuts its own prices in terms of an online degree.”

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Engineering Programs Work to Get Research from Lab to Customers

March 19th, 2015 in 2015, Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Christos Cassandras, College of Engineering

A smartphone app that can easily and quickly detect jaundice in newborns. A paste that helps fight periodontal disease…

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4 Questions to Ask Before Enrolling in a For-Profit Online Program

February 27th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Lang, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Kevin Lang, College of Arts & Sciences

Prospective students can be forgiven for wondering whether they should enroll in an online, for-profit degree program…

Expert quote:

“This is not the same thing as saying that the degree has no return in the labor market.”

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Tips for Ending Your Shopping Addiction

January 27th, 2015 in 2015, Gail Steketee, Newsmakers, School of Social Work, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Gail Steketee, School of Social Work

If you found yourself shopping more than you’d like over the holidays and are now trying to tamp down spending for the new year, then you might pick up some useful strategies from research into how best to help shopaholics overcome their overspending tendencies...

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U.S.-India Deals on Clean Energy, Nuclear Power Pave Way for Paris

January 26th, 2015 in 2015, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Henrik Selin, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Henrik Selin, College of Arts & Sciences

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi made headway on solar, civil nuclear and climate change investments…

Expert quote:

“It signals at least as little bit of a change in rhetoric coming out of India.”

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Why Investors Should Beware of Bitcoin

January 21st, 2015 in 2015, Mark Williams, Newsmakers, School of Management, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Mark Williams, School of Management

If you timed it right – and that’s a big if – you bought a single bitcoin for $13.30 on New Year’s Day 2013 and sold that slice of digital currency for about $1,150, less than a year later, on Dec. 4. That’s more than 86 times the original investment. Wow…

Expert quote:

“If investors, after understanding the extreme price risk, still want to invest in bitcoin, they should only commit amounts that, if lost, won’t impact their livelihood.”

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Should You Try the Whole30 Diet?

December 16th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

The elimination diet claims to change your body shape without exercising or restricting calories. What’s the catch?…

Expert quote:

“Whenever you start eliminating food groups, you’re going to be cutting calories – and that is really what this all comes down to.”

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What Nutrition Experts Want for Christmas

December 15th, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

‘Tis the season of gift-giving and, if you ask me, that isn’t always easy. No one wants to buy someone a gift only to have him or her never use it or worse, regift it next year…

Expert quote:

“I would be thrilled to get a seasonally-picked surprise every month that is so sweet it will satisfy the yen for dessert. It’s a sweet gift that keeps giving throughout the year.”

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3 Hot Nutrition Trends: Healthy or Gimmicky?

October 23rd, 2014 in 2014, Joan Salge Blake, Newsmakers, Sargent College, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Joan Salge Blake, College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

When I attended the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Atlanta earlier this week, I was on a mission…

Expert quote:

“Consumers want to open up their refrigerators and find foods that they grew up on.”

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The U.N. Climate Summit: What’s Next

September 24th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Henrik Selin, Newsmakers, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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Henrik Selin, College of Arts & Sciences

There was plenty of rhetoric at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City Tuesday. But will it amount to anything?…

Expert quote:

“There is more positive rhetoric now coming out of the U.S. and China ahead of the Paris meeting than was coming out ahead of the Copenhagen meeting. The domestic politics are changing in the U.S., with federal rules coming out and the federal government becoming more involved and serious. And similarly in China, it’s in China’s interest to curb air pollution, especially as that relates to health risks. China is experimenting with regional carbon markets and have said that in a year or two, they will have a national carbon market.”

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