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Auburn Quarterback Is Eligible To Play

Posted by on Wednesday, 1 December, 2010

Cam Newton (Far Left). Photo By J. Glo

 – After review of all the circumstances and information surrounding Auburn quarterback Cam Newton’s potential ineligibility, NCAA officials have announced today he will in fact play this week. On Monday it was concluded that Cam Newton’s father violated his son’s college eligibility status by talking to another school. On Tuesday Auburn announced that Cam was indeed not able to play, and requested of the NCAA that his eligibility be reinstated.

In a press release, Kevin Lennon, vice president of NCAA academic and membership affairs, said “Based on the information available to the reinstatement staff at this time, we do not have sufficient evidence that Cam Newton or anyone from Auburn was aware of this activity, which led to his reinstatement.”

Newton is one of the nation’s leaders in the Heisman Trophy race. This Saturday his Auburn team, ranked 2nd, will play South Carolina for the Southeastern Conference championship. If the Auburn Tigers win, they will be undefeated and will go on to the BCS national title game.

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U.S. High School Students Seek To Save Money On College Education By Going Abroad

Posted by on Saturday, 27 November, 2010

– U.S. college tuition is becoming more expensive and less affordable to many potential college students. As an alternative,  American high school students are looking towards education abroad.

The University of St. Andrews in Scotland, U.K. is one of the popular colleges that American’s seek.  The tuition for an overseas student for St. Andrews would be about $19,000 for 2009-2010, but if the student was able to claim citizenship of the U.K, the tuiation would be a mere $3,000 a year.

The tuition varies from college to college in the U.K., but even to study at the University of Oxford, it would cost only $4,700 a year for a U.K. student or about $20,000 for an overseas student.

Contrast the tuition costs in the U.K. with the tuition costs of $40,000 a year in the U.S.,  and it is clear that the savings are more than significant.  However, there is another way to save on college tuition in the U.S.  According to the College Board, if you choose a public four-year college in the same state you live in, the tuition may be  under $8,000 per year.

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Briarcliffe College Is Approved To Offer A Bachelor Of Science Degree In Healthcare Administration

Posted by on Monday, 22 November, 2010

– The New York State Board of Regents has approved Briarcliffe College to introduce a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Administration. Applications for enrollment are now being accepted.

“We are gratified by the Regents’ authorization and eager to begin preparing students to enter fields in health care services,” said Briarcliffe College President Dr. George Santiago, Jr.  “It has been widely reported that health care offers growing job prospects, and with this new B.S. degree program, Briarcliffe College continues to meet its mission to provide relevant career education.”

The new program in Healthcare Administration will focus upon the managerial aspects of health services organizations.  The curriculum will cover Healthcare Management, Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Law, Healthcare Marketing, Contemporary Issues in Healthcare, Computer Applications for Healthcare Managers, Project Management in Healthcare, and Ethical Issues in Healthcare. It will consist of a 66-credit core in Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Education, a 48-credit core in the Healthcare Administration content area, and 6 credits of general electives.

“Briarcliffe College welcomes to the program first-time freshmen, transfer students, and healthcare professionals who have already received specialized training in various allied health fields,” said Dr. David M. Cohen, J.D., Provost of Briarcliffe College.  “Our goal is to help students gain access to the meaningful career opportunities in health care and to help health care professionals receive the additional educational training they need to advance in the managerial ranks.”

Founded in 1966, Briarcliffe College today offers day and evening classroom instruction at locations in Long Island City, Bethpage and Patchogue, as well as fully online programs.  

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