Journalism, A Worthless Degree?

Your father says a degree in journalism promises a less secure future than degrees in STEM. Your mother thinks an art degree will keep you safe from the dangerous assignments journalists undertake. This 2012 article by Forbes comments on a report by Career Cast that lists journalism as the fifth worst job, above oil riggers …

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Twin History Teachers Combat Under-Performance in Springfield School

SPRINGFIELD, Mass--At Springfield’s High School of Commerce, two teachers are strikingly similar to one another. Both men are new hires teaching U.S. History in classrooms located along the same brightly lit hallway. Born in 1992, by 1999 the pair moved with their family from Chicago to Massachusetts. After graduating from Westfield State University they found …

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Former NAACP president speaks at UMass

AMHERST — Former President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Ben Jealous spoke on Thursday to a crowd of 100 in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Union Ballroom. The lecture, “The Forgotten Origins and Consequences of Race in America” came at a time of uncertainty …

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