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In Defense of For-Profit Colleges

For-profit colleges have been targeted by government officials, including President Obama and California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who claim these schools take advantage of low-income students, burdening them with student debt and limited job prospects upon graduation (if they graduate at all). Yet, these same officials are unfairly aiming their crosshairs at for-profit institutions while applying weaker standards and greater accommodation with not-for-profit schools. Continue Reading

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education

Indiana veterans returning home face dearth of services

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has a large number of veterans who are returning home as the Army thins its ranks and winds down overseas engagements, placing more demand on a network of veterans’ services that is already stretched thin.

Unfortunately for Hoosiers coming home, local veterans advocates says Indiana lags far behind other states when it comes to getting services to those in need. Continue Reading

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Student Profile: Using History to Educate Soldiers

Interview with AMU Alumna, Kelli Oliver

American Military University Alumna, Kelli Oliver

 

The following profile is the third in a series of student profiles of our students and alumni at the university.

Job title: Air Traffic Controller, U.S. Army

Degree earned: B.A. in History, 2011. Currently pursuing her M.A. in History at American Military University.

What have you been up to since earning your bachelor’s degree in history at AMU? Continue Reading

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education

Top 10 Strangest College Degrees

10. Pop Culture

Image Courtesy BET.com

Students who love television, movies, comedy and magazines will certainly enjoy majoring in popular-culture studies at a certain Ohio University. The school says the major provides an opportunity to use “television programs, movies, cars, houses, music, museums, celebratory events, holidays, magazines and many other manifestations of culture insights to examine society presently and historically.  Continue Reading

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Writing Academic Papers in a Social Media Atmosphere

By Dr. Charles Johnson
Adjunct Professor, School of Business at American Public University

A staple of the online classroom is the discussion forum. On one hand this is familiar, because people have experience chatting on social programs like e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But, social media habits are not always appropriate in academics.

Military Personnel and Veterans Need to Understand the Value of Education