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Spring Fashion in Boston

Posted by Shannon Geher on Mar 20, 2015 3:44:18 PM

Spring has sprung and it’s time to do away with the cold and dark colors of winter and embrace the brightness and warmth of the season.

Designers are incorporating a wide array of colors into their collections this season and you almost need a color wheel to figure out what you are looking at. To make it easier, we’ve decoded the top colors and created an easy to follow pantone.

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Topics: Fashion, Day Student Posts

A Simplified FAFSA: What Obama’s Proposed Changes Mean for Applicants

Posted by Christina Martin on Feb 27, 2015 2:50:00 PM

As anyone who has gone through the college application process is painfully aware, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not only the portal through which students can access Uncle Sam’s $150 billion pot of available grants, loans, and work-study funds, many states, schools, and private scholarships require applicants to first submit the FAFSA to determine how much, if any, financial aid they may offer.

FAFSA-Dollars

But, could the tiresome, tedious, but oh-so-financially-rewarding exercise of filling out the FAFSA be simplified?

Theoretically, yes. But the real-world answer is a bit complicated.

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Topics: Financial Aid, Day Student Posts

What Is Blended Learning?

Posted by Janet Kuser on Feb 13, 2015 3:29:00 PM

What exactly is a blended course? And should I consider taking one? 

As educational technology and online learning become more mainstream, increasing numbers of colleges and universities are adding online or “blended” course offerings.  As both a teacher and a student of blending courses, I’ve seen it from all angles, and done my homework.

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Topics: Day Student Posts, Blended Learning

NAIA v NCAA: What’s the difference?

Posted by Christina Martin on Jan 22, 2015 2:57:00 PM

Does size really matter?

 For student-athletes navigating the maze of college options, school size matters a lot more than just how big your classes are and how many students are on campus.  School size also typically determines which athletic division a school falls in – which will directly impact the type of athletic experience you could have at that school.

And that’s why every student-athlete ought to know the difference between the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) before deciding which school they would like to attend. NCAA schools often fall on the larger end of the spectrum, at least when it comes to Division I athletics.  NCAA Division II and III and NAIA colleges and universities generally have much smaller student bodies.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Athletics, Day Student Posts

European Men’s Fashion in Boston

Posted by Surrie Adams on Dec 12, 2014 4:15:00 PM


European menswear trends, bold patterns, vibrant colors are taking the Boston area by storm, and we love it!

Currently, men in the Boston area are raving about the European fashion trend that appears to be spreading like wildfire. This trend features clothes that are slim, snug fitting, and sleek. When speaking with a menswear retail manager in the Back Bay area, she stated,“Men come in and ask for their slim suits to be taken in even further.”

If a curious reader wants to observe how this style is affecting men in the downtown work place or near-by colleges in Boston, they need to do nothing more than stand in line at the local Starbucks on Berkeley Street during the morning rush hour. 

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Fashion, Day Student Posts

Bio-engineering: Thinking Outside the Biology Box

Posted by Rachel Thuillier on Nov 18, 2014 3:50:00 PM


Bio-engineering: sounds complicated. Bio-technology: sounds boring. Bio-medical Engineering: sounds like a lot of work.

Sure, when one thinks about bio-engineering and medical implants, it seems a bit overwhelming and like something only doctors and other medical professionals would discuss and know about. Though this may be true, bioengineering boiled down to the basics is just divergent thinking, or the thought process behind taking every day materials and finding other purposes for them.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Health Sciences, Day Student Posts

Free Shows at Colleges in Boston

Posted by Jennifer Courtney on Oct 30, 2014 4:10:00 PM


 

Headline-grabbing performances at Boston concerts are nothing new.

The night after Martin Luther King was assassinated James Brown put on a historic performance at the Boston Garden on April 5, 1968. It was at that show where the Godfather of Soul issued his famous appeal for peace and calm as other cities across the country exploded in civil unrest.

Then, there was The Boss and his E Street Band who wowed fans at Harvard Square Theater in ’74.

In September 1991 Axis on Lansdowne Street was rocked by Nirvana the day before Nevermind was released – a scene the Boston Phoenix described as being “too many people for anyone to fall straight to the floor. And it wasn’t only the audience. From the first chord (Kurt) Cobain was like a super ball — he seemed to ricochet off the floor into the air, off the audience back to the stage, off his amp to the front, and back again.”

And don’t forget about Jay Z and Justin Timberlake at Fenway in 2013. The list goes on and on … Check out The Phoenix’s Top 40 Greatest Concerts in Boston History

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Live @ Fisher, Day Student Posts

Colleges in Boston Fight Domestic Violence

Posted by Adam Higgins on Oct 23, 2014 4:37:00 PM


A woman is victimized in a domestic assault every 9 seconds...

...according to Domestic Violence Statistics in the U.S. If you do the math that translates into approximately 1,200 women being victimized by domestic abuse during the three hours or so it takes for the New England Patriots to dismantle a Sunday night opponent. 

Some may say it’s a “buzz kill” to broach such a serious subject in the same breath as sports entertainment. However, the prevalence of domestic violence is a sobering social problem that cannot be ignored in good conscience - whether in the NFL, other professional sports, or in the homes of silent victims who are not household names.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Campus Safety, Athletics, Day Student Posts

Campus Safety Experts Say, "There's an App for That"!

Posted by Adam Higgins on Oct 17, 2014 10:31:00 AM


Ready for the unexpected – or do you fall like a leaf?

Don’t you love this time year and all that autumn brings – New England Patriots games, fabulous fall foliage, apple-picking adventures, cranberry culinary delights, and pumpkin-spiced lattes?

OK, not everything is a colorful delight. We are also entering wacky weather season in Boston, a prelude to what the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting will be another Polar Vortex-like winter.

The rain and wind will eventually give way to snow storms, which might not be so bad if all of us could hibernate in a log-cabin next to a raging fire place. But in the real world, inclement weather can also bring with it power outages, flooding, gas line ruptures, and a host of other possibly dangerous/always frustrating inconveniences.

And yes there’s an app for that, of course.

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Topics: Boston Campus, Boston Student Experience, Campus Safety, Day Student Posts

Colleges in Boston Enjoy Fashion Week

Posted by Adam Higgins on Oct 10, 2014 2:49:00 PM


Colleges in Boston are enjoying the last few days of Fashion Week, which ends tomorrow...or does it?

Boston Fashion Week, which officially kicked off October 5th and will continue until the 11th, has enjoyed a good run this year, successfully honoring the late Marilyn Riseman, a fashion legend in our city. Many designers and event producers kept one front row seat open as a tribute to Marilyn Riseman's lifetime commitment to the art of fashion and her tireless support of Boston's creative community.

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Topics: Boston Student Experience, Fashion, Day Student Posts

Fisher College DAPS

Division of Accelerated & Professional Studies

Fisher College first opened its doors in 1903 in the predominantly working-class city of Somerville, Massachusetts, just two miles north of Boston. The school was founded on the belief that the immigrants of that city should have an opportunity to advance beyond unskilled labor jobs.

The Division of Accelerated and Professional Studies was established in 1975 to serve the adult population of Eastern Massachusetts, with branch locations in:

  • Boston
  • Brockton
  • North Attleborough
  • New Bedford

The Fisher Online division began in 1998, and currently serves students from all over the United States and around the world.

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