Queens whiz kid Laurie Beckoff came in a little short Tuesday in her match-up on Jeopardy’s College Championship. The 19-year-old from Hollis Hills was the runner-up, amongst two other young geniuses, with a grand total of $13,400.
A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.
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Many recent college graduates continue to face a challenging job market, but do they know how to effectively locate and acquire a job? With 53.6 percent of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 underemployed or unemployed, the nation’s young people are unfortunately less prepared than they think. According to a new national survey, 48 [...]
Sending a student to college is a proud time for families. But with tuition costs rising and families continuing to face financial challenges, many are taking another look at how to pay for college. According to the latest Merrill Edge Report, 56 percent of parents have paid or expect to pay more to send their [...]
(ARA) – Just 30 years ago, textbooks, paper and pencils were the main supplies college students needed. In today’s digital world, where more teachers are using technology to deliver a better learning experience, college-bound students need to equip themselves with the latest technology to make the most of their college experience and give themselves an [...]
(ARA) – When it comes to planning for college, most parents are sure of just two things: They want their child to get a college degree, and they’ll need a smart savings plan in place to ensure college expenses are covered. For the 2009-2010 academic year, tuition, room and board at a private four-year college [...]
(ARA) – As the end of summer nears, the flashing red lights of yellow school buses will caution drivers to stop as students board. College students will pull out of driveways with cars filled to the brim with dorm room supplies. And the school bells will echo across the playground, signaling the start and end [...]
(ARA) – Everyone has their own motivations for deciding to go to college, but putting themselves in a better position to get a job after graduation is usually one of them. For career colleges, this factor is foremost in how they prepare their students for the careers upon graduation. Traditional universities and career colleges each [...]
(ARA) – Got your extra-long sheets? Check. Flip-flops for the shower? Check. What about your school-branded hoodie, hat and T-shirt? You may think you’ve thought of everything for your first year of college, but without a plan to achieve success you are still unprepared. Sara Rathburn, associate dean of Student Affairs at The Art Institute [...]