Thursday, October 01, 2009

Links for 10/1/09

"La. Needs More 2-Yr. College Students"
there are more graduates with four-year college degrees than the state can employ in their fields while the state has a shortage of workers needed for skilled labor jobs.
The NSF seems like a fun place to work.
workers accessing pornography... at the National Science Foundation (NSF) were so pervasive they swamped the agency's inspector general and forced the internal watchdog to cut back on its primary mission of investigating grant fraud and recovering misspent tax dollars...

one senior executive spent at least 331 days looking at pornography on his government computer and chatting online with nude or partially clad women without being detected, the records show.
By all means, have the government take on a larger role in managing financial aid programs. It's not like there are ever problems with conflict of interest, failing to get the money to those who need it, or questionable administrative expenses.

Edububble on colleges new found crusade against student gambling
what’s the biggest gamble for students today? Is it really sports or the chance that their degree in Comparative Mythology Studies or Bioliterature is going to get them a job big enough to handle the massive debt?

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