While not typically top of mind as a go-to destination, college and university art museums have a common goal: to raise the bar for the academic and cultural life of a campus and its environs.
Tri-C’s mobile classroom is one of a growing number of similar labs being rolled out by community colleges in response to employers’ needs for skilled workers in industries from manufacturing to health care to information technology. The twist is that they’re going where the students are rather than having the students come to them. And students learn skills they can use right away.
There are plenty of things I wish I had known when I graduated from Duke University 35 years ago. My recent trip to attend my nephew, Brian Hannon’s, graduation from Vanderbilt University made me nostalgic for my own career leap. It also gives me an opportunity to share my advice for Brian and this year’s […]
What’s the best way to save for your child’s college education and your retirement at the same time — and is it even possible? The conundrum came to my attention recently during a PBS NewsHour Twitter chat on women over 50 and money that I participated in, along with Next Avenue Assistant Managing Editor Richard Eisenberg […]
Heading back to college can be a savvy financial decision for older workers, whether they’re beefing up technical skills, earning professional certificates or enjoying their golden years with an “encore career.” But taking on too much student debt is a risk at any age. Of households headed by someone aged 65 or older, about 3 percent, or […]
What New College Grads Need To Know About Money By Caitlin Bonney, Next Avenue Contributor [I recently wrote a Next Avenue blog post about attending the college graduation of my niece Caitlin Bonney and offered a few long-term money and career tips to her — and to the rest of the Class of 2014. But Caitlin says she and her […]
College graduations are hopeful, exciting, scary … and, to be honest, somewhat bittersweet. On May 11, I attended the University of Richmond’s, cheering on my 22-year-old niece, Caitlin Bonney, as she accepted her bachelor’s in business diploma. As I looked back at how she’d grown into a confident leader and let my thoughts wander forward […]
WHEN he was 5 years old, Steven Elson built pretend skyscrapers out of blocks. It was the start of a love affair with buildings. At 60, his passion hasn’t subsided. Today, after being laid off from a top commercial real estate job in Connecticut in 2008, he is working in the nonprofit sector, overseeing the […]
Pundits are saying President Obama’s State of the Union focused on small-bore ideas. But for older Americans looking for help from Washington to find work or to save for retirement, I’d say it was more like small beer. Below are the key proposals from the speech plus views about them from experts I’ve consulted and […]
One night, as they sat in his library sipping a $10 bottle of Meursault, Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke turned to Stuart A. Haney, his young lawyer and aide de camp, and declared: “Twenty years after I’m gone I will only be a footnote in the annals of the National Football League.” But, as […]