All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘college students’

‘Blarney Blowout’ Party: 73 Arrested at UMass Amherst

A massive college party over the weekend near the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus ended with several injured police officers and jail time for some students. The ‘Blarney Blowout,’ which is a pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebration held the Saturday before Spring Break, “gets worst every year”, according to one of Amherst’s police chiefs. “This can’t be in any way, shape or form be …

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Harvard University Reopens Evacuated Buildings Following Bomb Threat

Early Monday morning around 8:40 a.m., Harvard University evacuated three to four buildings after an email was sent to the police department that “explosives may have been hidden in the three academic buildings — the Harvard Science Center, Sever Hall and Emerson Hall — and a freshman dormitory, Thayer Hall.” The school reopened the doors earlier in the afternoon after …

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Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students

One of the promises that came with the growing tablet market was an end-run around college textbook price-gouging. Students everywhere were supposed to be using interactive textbooks and doing homework within social class apps by now. Obviously, that hasn’t happened yet, but Amazon is still pushing to make sure it’s tablets are in the hands of students. Slashgear is reporting …

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Student Loans With Fixed Rates Could Help Lenders

The Fitch Group announced this week that it believes fixed-rate private student loans just might be the answer to kick-starting the loan industry. The company, though, does temper this advice with the warning that competition from variable-rate private loans and fixed-rate government loans could be a stumbling block. The Fitch Group is one of the “big three” credit rating agencies …

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