• Most U.S. Employers Report They’ve Gone Green

    April 30, 2010 by

    Patty Calkins of XeroxGoing “green” in the workplace can lead to more green in the bank according to a new survey released today from Buck Consultants, an independent subsidiary of ACS, A Xerox Company. The survey showed that the number of U.S. employers with formal “green workplace” programs rose significantly last year with many organizations reporting cost savings from reduced use of paper and electricity.
    Buck’s second annual “Greening of the American Workplace 2009” survey showed 53 percent of employers have green programs in place, an increase from 43 percent last year. Among the organizations that have a formal green program, more than half have implemented the following offerings:

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  • What it is like to attend Loyola University – New Orleans

    April 29, 2010 by

    The city of New Orleans hosts events like Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, and Mardi Gras. It is also home to Loyola University – New Orleans (formerly Loyola University at New Orleans), located in the uptown section, about 15 minutes away from the downtown area and the French Quarter. The scenic 19 acre campus features a collection of beautiful Tudor Gothic buildings, mixed with modern architecture. LUNO enrolls nearly 5,000 students, including more than 2,700 undergraduates, representing all 50 states and 41 foreign countries.

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  • What it is like to attend Loyola University – Chicago

    April 28, 2010 by

    Loyola University – Chicago is the U.S.’s largest Jesuit Catholic university located in Chicago, Illinois. It consists of four campuses: Lake Shore, Water Tower, Medical Center, and the John Felice Rome Center, which is in Rome, Italy. Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus, the university’s main residential campus, is located in one of the most economically and culturally diverse neighborhoods in Chicago and in the nation, and is home to more than 40 buildings, including the 5,200 seat, 45,000 square foot Joseph J. Gentile Center for athletics, recreation, and special events. The university’s total enrollment is more than 15,500 students, representing all 50 states and 82 foreign countries; nearly 35% of undergraduates come from outside of Illinois.

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  • What it is like to attend Loyola Marymount University

    April 27, 2010 by

    Los Angeles, California is the home of Loyola Marymount University. The university is about two miles from the Pacific Ocean, with convenient access to downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and many other great southern California locations and attractions; it’s also about ten minutes from the beach. The area has a moderate climate and cool breezes, and Loyola has an open and green campus, which features both traditional and contemporary architecture. LMU enrolls 8,500 students, including 5,500 undergraduates, and has a diverse student body, with minorities making up about 42% of the population.

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  • Do I need a passport to visit Arizona?

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    Go to Jail cardSuch a question would have been laughable just months ago. As a U.S. citizen, of course there has never been a reason for me to carry my passport or other proof of residency / citizenship around with me regardless of where I am in the U.S. That is, until days ago when Arizona the legislature passed and the governor signed a law designed to combat the severe illegal immigration issues they face.
    The new Arizona law will require police officers to arrest and detain anyone they have reasonable cause to believe may be in the U.S. illegally. If they pull you over for speeding or spot you hanging around a Home Depot parking lot waiting for a day labor job, they are required to arrest you if they think you’re an illegal immigrant. Period. Don’t have your passport or birth certificate with you? Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Go straight to jail.

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  • Help CollegeRecruiter.com Hit 1,000 Facebook Fans by Midnight

    April 24, 2010 by

    We use our Facebook Fan Page mostly to communicate information about college hiring to students, recent graduates, employers, career counselors, and others. We believe that the more informed the reader, the better the decisions they make and the better the decisions they can help their co-workers, students, friends, and family make.
    Our Facebook Fan Page is on the verge of crossing over the magic 1,000 fan threshold. Please click below to become a fan or, as Facebook has just started saying, “like” us and then tell your friends and followers on Facebook, Twitter, etc. to help ensure that we hit that number by midnight tonight! If you’re already a fan, thank you and please tell your friends and followers!
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  • Reflections on the TRU USA Recruiting Unconference

    April 23, 2010 by

    Geoff Webb of TRU ConferencesI spent this past Monday and Tuesday in Madison, Wisconsin with dozens of very experienced and very thoughtful recruiters and other human resource professionals. Unlike typical recruiting conferences where the agenda is pretty much set in stone and the sessions consist of a presenter delivering a PowerPoint and answering questions at the end of the 60 or 75 minutes, this was an unconference in that there were no presenters and no PowerPoints. Instead, each track or topic was led by a small group with experience in the issue being discussed and the questions and comments flew back-and-forth. Everyone was involved and everyone’s opinions mattered.
    One of the most enjoyable aspects of the TRU USA conference was getting to see again and in some cases meet for the first time many of the thought leaders in the industry. Each and every person shared their knowledge openly and without hesitation, even though they were at times sharing the secret sauce. Geoff Webb did a masterful job of keeping the unconference on track and on schedule yet allowing for some sessions to run a bit long when helpful and others to be completely changed when something unexpected happened. He was calm and cool under pressure.

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  • What it is like to attend Louisiana State University – Shreveport

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    Louisiana State University – Shreveport (formerly Louisiana State University of Shreveport) is located in the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area. The campus sits on 258 acres of land, highlighted by crape-myrtles that shade the concrete walkways, which connect the campus buildings. There are more than 4,000 students enrolled at LSUS; 26% are of diverse backgrounds and 92% are from the state of Louisiana. In the LSUS University Center, the wide laboratory gives students free access to around 60 computers.

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  • What it is like to attend Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

    April 21, 2010 by

    Baton Rouge, the state capital of Louisiana, is where you will find Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (formerly Louisiana State University). It is 80 miles from New Orleans, and Baton Rouge offers a semi-tropical climate for outdoor activities. LSU has more than 2,000 acres, bordering west near the Mississippi River. The campus has approximately 250 primary buildings; many of them are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and reflect the style of the 16th century Northern Italian Renaissance Era. It also features more than 50 different types of trees, which line the campus. LSU enrolls over 23,000 undergraduates, coming from 110 countries.

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  • What it is like to attend Longwood University

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    Located in Farmville, Virginia, Longwood University sits in the center of the state in a friendly community, nearby Richmond. Farmville offers opportunities for dancing, bowling, biking, hiking, and more. Longwood’s residential campus has 60 self-contained acres of land with a plain architecture in the style of Thomas Jefferson. It includes the Longwood Center for Visual Art, which works with senior art students who get to choose the art pieces they want on campus. The university is also known for its color wars; odd year graduating students are a part of the green class, and even year graduating students are a part of the red class. Longwood enrolls about 4,700 students, representing 25 states and countries; 11% of students are minorities.

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