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Entries from November 2011

December 2011 Links: College as a Misallocated Resource, Latinos and Politics, Rising Gas Prices, Technology in Schools, Blogging, and More

November 14th, 2011 · No Comments

* College has been oversold; notice especially data on student majors: In 2009 the U.S. graduated 37,994 students with bachelor’s degrees in computer and information science. This is not bad, but we graduated more students with computer science degrees 25 years ago! [. . .] In 2009 the U.S. graduated 89,140 students in the visual [...]

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Tags: Links

Eat What You Kill: If You’re Not Hunting Grant Programs, You’re Not Eating

November 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Mark Zuckerberg is supposedly only eating animals he kills this year. It’s a “personal challenge” for him, rather like not eating Big Macs for the rest of us.* It’s easy to wonder how eating-what-you-kill as a metaphor might apply to the rest of Zuckerberg’s life, but since I’m not friends with him I can’t ask. [...]

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Tags: Advice · Grants

FY ’12 Upward Bound Draft RFP Found with $305,289,000 for New Awards — A Nice Apparition for Halloween

November 1st, 2011 · No Comments

Subscribers to our free weekly Email Grant Alerts and faithful blog readers know that I have been predicting for a few months that the FY ’12 RFP for the Upward Bound program would be soon be issued. It’s getting there, and we now have a copy of the complete Draft FY ’12 Upward Bound RFP. [...]

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Tags: Education · Government · Grants