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  • Everything's bigger in Texas, particularly the hydroencephaly.
  • Employers for the most part don't give a flying FARK what your GPA was, What Frat or Sorority you were in, what clubs you were in, DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER??
    Good, check, move on.
    They also don't care if you spent $5,000 or $150,000 for your piece of parchment. THAT, my friends is YOUR problem.
    LEARN THIS, KNOW THIS, LIVE THIS.
    Unless you're from Duke, Hah-vard- or Yale or some such. They you're %1 and all of this is irreverent cause Daddy will pay for skool
  • At least someone is trying to lower tuition. Not just raising it every year.

    / maybe that Rick Perry isn't quite the babby eating fruit cake that the media portrays him to be
  • FTA: "Nationally, 57 percent of students who earned bachelor's degrees in 2011 from public four-year colleges graduated with debt, and the average debt per borrower was $23,800-up from $20,100 a decade earlier"

    Wow. I didn't realize that so few graduated with debt and that the average debt was that low.
    Only a 15% increase from a decade earlier.

    So what were the 0WS people whining about?
  • Valiente: Everything's bigger in Texas, particularly the hydroencephaly.


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  • tenpoundsofcheese: So what were the 0WS people whining about?


    They didn't want to have to pay for school (read: anything at all, really) AT ALL.
  • Considering that you need a college degree to be competitive in most fields, I think it's a good idea.
  • ChipNASA: Unless you're from Duke, Hah-vard- or Yale or some such. They you're %1 and all of this is irreverent cause Daddy will pay for skool


    riiiggght.

    solution is that "Everyone Should be in the 1%"

    (as seen at a protest)
  • It's an interesting concept. Combines On-Line, late high school, community college and regular college into one bundle.



    // That recap is for the Farkers who won't read the article before posting
  • Edward Rooney Dean of Students: tenpoundsofcheese: So what were the 0WS people whining about?

    They didn't want to have to pay for school (read: anything at all, really) AT ALL.


    Yes, that's it exactly. It has nothing to do with protesting the shameful lack of regulatory enforcement on the financial world.
  • Hey subs I think you are thinking about AtM not Texas on the headline.

    AtM animal husbandry

    /Boomer
  • ChipNASA: Employers for the most part don't give a flying FARK what your GPA was, What Frat or Sorority you were in, what clubs you were in, DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER??
    Good, check, move on.
    They also don't care if you spent $5,000 or $150,000 for your piece of parchment. THAT, my friends is YOUR problem.
    LEARN THIS, KNOW THIS, LIVE THIS.
    Unless you're from Duke, Hah-vard- or Yale or some such. They you're %1 and all of this is irreverent cause Daddy will pay for skool


    GPA's matter. Trust me.
  • This is just as dumb as health care policies that declare the prices of drugs and procedures by fiat. I doubt there's any easy, fair fix for out of control costs in higher ed. Everyone (universities, students, employers) has become too dependent on the availability of artificially cheap student loans.
  • Any pro active approach to addressing the disparity between the perceived and actual value of a college degree is a good thing. Just surprised Ricky Bobby is starting the conversation - got to be a kickback somewhere -
  • Orgasmatron138: Edward Rooney Dean of Students: tenpoundsofcheese: So what were the 0WS people whining about?

    They didn't want to have to pay for school (read: anything at all, really) AT ALL.

    Yes, that's it exactly. It has nothing to do with protesting the shameful lack of regulatory enforcement on the financial world.


    what does that have to do with the fact that they were whining about student loans and wanted them forgiven?

    besides, if what you said is true, why were they protesting Wall Street instead of the 0bama administration? Did they think it was Wall Street's job to enforce regulations on themselves?
  • I'm guessing a sheep shearing degree would be more useful and more challenging than many of the BS degrees people get.
  • ChipNASA: Employers for the most part don't give a flying FARK what your GPA was, What Frat or Sorority you were in, what clubs you were in, DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER??
    Good, check, move on.
    They also don't care if you spent $5,000 or $150,000 for your piece of parchment. THAT, my friends is YOUR problem.
    LEARN THIS, KNOW THIS, LIVE THIS.
    Unless you're from Duke, Hah-vard- or Yale or some such. They you're %1 and all of this is irreverent cause Daddy will pay for skool


    Speak for yourself, liberal arts major.

    Entry level employment in engineering or the sciences very much so cares about your GPA, and to some extent your school, too.

    \I say to some extent because it's more important how easy you'll be to work with. Good managers will take a personable guy who went to a second tier state school over an MIT grad who talks to himself more than a schizophrenic on a street corner.
  • ChipNASA: Employers for the most part don't give a flying FARK what your GPA was, What Frat or Sorority you were in, what clubs you were in, DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER??
    Good, check, move on.


    This isn't true "for the most part", and it is a major factor in rising costs. Students keeping paying exorbitant costs to get into the "right" schools because a lot of employers won't even consider you if you did go to a school on their list. This is especially true for early career workers who don't much experience or accomplishments to demonstrate their worth.
  • ChipNASA: Employers for the most part don't give a flying FARK what your GPA was, What Frat or Sorority you were in, what clubs you were in, DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER??
    Good, check, move on.
    They also don't care if you spent $5,000 or $150,000 for your piece of parchment. THAT, my friends is YOUR problem.
    LEARN THIS, KNOW THIS, LIVE THIS.
    Unless you're from Duke, Hah-vard- or Yale or some such. They you're %1 and all of this is irreverent cause Daddy will pay for skool


    Almost every entry level job I've applied to has had a minimum GPA requirement. Back before I returned to school and I was on the other side of the interviewing table, I certainly cared, and my boss cared even more. The advice you are giving is dangerous and wrong, at least for engineering students.
  • Will Fencing still be offered?
  • Rostin: This is just as dumb as health care policies that declare the prices of drugs and procedures by fiat. I doubt there's any easy, fair fix for out of control costs in higher ed. Everyone (universities, students, employers) has become too dependent on the availability of artificially cheap student loans.


    That may be why tuition has risen so much: The easy availability of government money has caused cost to expand to take in all the available money.
  • Rostin: ChipNASA: Employers for the most part don't give a flying FARK what your GPA was, What Frat or Sorority you were in, what clubs you were in, DO YOU HAVE A PIECE OF PAPER??
    Good, check, move on.
    They also don't care if you spent $5,000 or $150,000 for your piece of parchment. THAT, my friends is YOUR problem.
    LEARN THIS, KNOW THIS, LIVE THIS.
    Unless you're from Duke, Hah-vard- or Yale or some such. They you're %1 and all of this is irreverent cause Daddy will pay for skool

    Almost every entry level job I've applied to has had a minimum GPA requirement. Back before I returned to school and I was on the other side of the interviewing table, I certainly cared, and my boss cared even more. The advice you are giving is dangerous and wrong, at least for engineering students.


    So just put down 3.84, no one checks.
  • Rallo said, adding that students must have an ACT score of 27 or above to enter the program and maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average to continue.

    Well, yes. A score of 27 is roughly 90th percentile of HS grads and 95th percentile of the general population. They're mostly going to do fine wherever. Let me select out only students with a top-10% test score, hire a few halfway decent teachers, encourage the use of open-source/public-domain textbooks, jettison the whole grad school and research and grant-admins side, and self-select for students who want to live in basic old-fashioned dorms, you should be able to do it real damned cheap. Honestly, that would have sounded pretty appealing to me at 18.

    Doesn't solve the whole problem where 35% of the population gets a 4-year degree, and there's endless hand-wringing that it should be more than 35%.
  • Deep Contact: So just put down 3.84, no one checks.


    Yes, they do. And with more than a phone call for a lot of jobs. They want the official transcript.
  • ChipNASA: Valiente: Everything's bigger in Texas, particularly the hydroencephaly.

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    Kid's got a lot on his mind.
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