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Renee’s Countdown to College Graduation: May 18, 2013

I am a college student, what they call an “adult learner”.  I am more “adult” than some in my program, less “adult” than others.  By “adult” I mean…old.  I have been doing since fall of 2008.  This May I am due to graduate from Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield. This will be my first college degree. And this is how I am managing to keep the end in sight.  

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Pablo Blazquez Dominguez, Getty Images
Pablo Blazquez Dominguez, Getty Images

‘Project Login’ Aims to Help Maine Students Connect to Computer Science+ IT Careers

This sounds interesting. Maine business and education leaders have launched an effort to double the number of computer science and information technology college graduates over the next four years. It’s called Project Login.

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Indiana Hoosiers
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Indiana the New Number 1 in College Basketball

It was big week in college basketball as the landscape changed again this season as #1 Michigan lost to #3 Indiana 81-73, propelling the Hoosiers top the #1 spot. 

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Beer Bong
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Hey College Seniors — Your Bender is Showing and No One Wants to Hire You

Despite the fact that some college tuitions have reached an excess of $50,000 per year, these days colleges can't guarantee that their graduates will have jobs waiting for them. In the wake of this uncertainty, some institutions have begun to guide their students in cleaning up their social media profiles, to lower the risk of a poorly-timed facebook post ruining their shot at employment. 

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College Football
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College Football’s Bowl Season Starts this Friday

It all starts this Friday in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Boise, Idaho…the college football bowl season gets underway! Friday at 1pm is the kickoff for the Gildan New Mexico Bowl between Nevada and Arizona and at 4:30pm the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl between Toledo and Utah State.

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piggy bank dollars
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Texas Battles High Tuition Costs With Controversial Degree Program — Dollars and Sense

Lawmakers in Texas are exploring affordable-education options for people under the financial hammer of the nation’s exploding tuition rates. The most controversial option is a bachelor’s degree for $10,000, which would cover tuition costs and textbooks.

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Maryland football
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Have You Had Enough of All the Conference Realignments? — Sports Survey of the Day

On Monday Maryland announced that after 59 years in the Atlantic Coast Conference, it was leaving for the Big Ten. Rutgers will be following them, bringing the total number of Big Ten teams to 14. Numerical dissonan

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Maryland will join the Big Ten in 2014.
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Maryland Joins Big Ten and Other College Football Notes

Maryland announced Monday that it was accepting an invitation to join the Big Ten conference. Rutgers is expected to make a similar announcement on Tuesday. So, for those keeping track at home, the Big Ten will have 14 teams, the Big 12 has 10, and San Diego State will be in the Big East. Got it?

Here's more on the Big Ten announcement as well as some other news and notes from around college football:

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Duke University Creates Invisibility Cloak
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Duke University Creates ‘Harry Potter’ Style Invisibility Cloak

If you're a fan of J.K. Rowling's hit 'Harry Potter' series, you must have longed for your own invisibility cloak so that you could go off on your own magical adventures just like Harry himself. But invisibility cloaks are merely fictional, right? Wrong!

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The OC
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Duke University Offers Course In ‘The O.C.’

College classes based on TV shows aren't a new thing, as series such as 'The Simpsons,' 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire' have made their way into course catalogs.

Thanks to Duke University, the latest show to make the lecture hall is 'The O.C,' the popular teen drama that ran between 2003 and 2007.

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