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October 14, 2014

The American Institute for Economic Research compiled data from various metro areas across the country, comparing data on how students live there. They took information about student life, culture, economic health and opportunity. As AIER says, "The people students meet, the places they go, and the jobs they may hold

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October 14, 2014

The National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), the nation’s leading organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship through community colleges, has honored five outstanding student entrepreneurs at its 12th Annual Conference, underway now in Phoenix. The student awards, made possible by donations from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) and the C.

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October 14, 2014

Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati are good cities for college students, according to a survey by the American Institute for Economic Research.

The institute used data from numerous sources to review 271 metropolitan statistical areas which had populations of more than 10,000 students.

It ranked off-campus elements that it said contribute to a great college experience.

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October 14, 2014

This was passed along by a local economic development booster, Michael Tucker of the Center for Economic Growth — who notes that the American Institute for Economic Research ranked the Capital Region, that is Albany, Schenectady and Troy, in 11th place nationally in a listing of the 20 Best Small Cities for College Students.

They use a lot of different measures ranging from

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October 13, 2014

With the prospect that one of their sex will occupy the Oval Office for the first time in history, women are bound to feel optimistic about achieving an equality with men they continue to be denied in the nation’s commerce.


But should they?


According to the Associated Press and any number of organizations that measure such things, women still trail their opposite

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October 13, 2014

The American Institute for Economic Research ranked these the Top 15 cities for college students for large, mid-size and small metros, along with 'college towns.'

Being a college student can be a rough gig no matter where you are.

Sure, the movies make it sound like all keg stands and sex parties, but in truth, it's mostly just juggling a full-time class load with a part-time

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October 13, 2014

Weekly Higher Ed Link Harvest: Oct 6-12:

The week’s disruption news included an announcement from for-profit powerhouse Kaplan Higher Education that it will launch a new “Open College” for adult students.  According to the Chronicle, the program will offer “free online services and personalized mentoring to help people identify and organize prior

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October 10, 2014

The American Institute for Economic Research publishes an annual ranking of the nation’s top college destinations. The 2014-2015 College Destinations Index is finished, and it was just announced that State College is the fifth best college town in the nation.


The AIER uses 12 criteria in four categories when indexing America’s college towns. Those categories are student life,

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October 10, 2014

Don’t ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you “superpowers” that will translate into employer trust and other “good karma” that will eventually come back around to your purse. 

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was widely derided Thursday for his foot-in-mouth statement at an event celebrating women in computing. During his stage interview, Microsoft director Maria Klawe asked Nadella

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October 10, 2014

Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you "superpowers" that will translate into employer trust and other "good karma" that will eventually come back around to your purse.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was widely derided Thursday for his foot-in-mouth statement at an event celebrating women in computing. During his stage interview, Microsoft director Maria Klawe asked Nadella to

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October 09, 2014

“There’s this big narrative in the women’s movement: 78 cents on the dollar. Everyone knows what that means. It’s less talked about when it comes to race.” Laura Weidman Powers, co-founder and CEO of Code2040, a nonprofit that says it “aims to close the achievement, wealth, and skills gaps for Blacks and Latinos in the United States.” A new report from the American Institute for Economic

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October 09, 2014

Hispanics, Asians and blacks are not getting equal pay for equal work in the high-tech industry. That's the finding of new research that shows Hispanics earn $16,353 a year less on average than their colleagues who are not Hispanic.

In the same high-skilled positions such as computer programmers and software developers, Asians make $8,146 less than whites and blacks $3,656 less than

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October 09, 2014

Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies released statistics on race and gender in their workforces last summer, largely because Google revealed its own employee data and said that it would strive to be more diverse. The numbers confirmed long-standing suspicions about the culture of tech.

October 09, 2014
As tech corporations began releasing a slew of disappointing diversity reports this year, most companies apologized for their numbers and pledged to do a better job at being inclusive. Those pledges didn't mention the part where the tech industry systematically underpays non-white, non-male workers.
 
A recent study by the American Institute for Economic Research
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October 07, 2014

The American Institute for Economic Research lists Ames and Iowa City as two of the top five small college towns in the country, based on quality of life and other factors. Ithaca, N.Y., topped the list, followed by Ames, Corvallis, Ore.; Iowa City and State College, Pa.; The Midwest fared well, with Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D.; Champaign, Ill.; Columbia, Mo.; Lafayette and Bloomington, Ind.;

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October 07, 2014

For the second straight year, Ithaca is the best college town to be a college student, The American Institute for Economic Research says in its College Destinations Index.

The index compares the overall economic and academic environment, quality of life and employment opportunities based on federal data. The college destinations are divided into categories by size of the metropolitan

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October 07, 2014

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) has released the 2014 edition of its College Destinations Index, which ranks the top 75 metro areas in the United States for college students. The index compares each location’s overall economic and academic environment, quality of life and employment opportunities. The rankings and a

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October 07, 2014

The American Institute of Economic Research released its annual list of the best college towns in the country this week — naming Ithaca, New York as the best destination for students.

Ithaca is home to both Cornell University and Ithaca College, and is truly a welcoming and comfortable setting for students. As a former four-year resident of the town, I could not agree more with the

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October 07, 2014

When picking a college, location can sometimes be just as important as academics.

The American Institute of Economic Research has released its latest College Destination Index, which compared college towns across the country based on their academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunity.

The index

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October 07, 2014

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) has released the 2014 edition of its College Destinations Index, which ranks the top 75 metro areas in the United States for college students. The index compares each location’s overall economic and academic environment, quality of life and employment opportunities. The rankings and a description of the

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