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A Timeline: 374 Years of Higher Education

Higher education has been part of the United States for 374 years. In that time, a lot has changed. What once started as an institution for rich white males has now become an institution for all Americans despite the race, nationality, gender or economic situation.

Here we will delve deeper into 374 years of higher education.

1636 – In 1636, Harvard College becomes the first U.S. higher education institution.

1791 – The Congress of the new United States passed The Bill of Rights. Education becomes a function of the state.

1848 – Massachusetts School for Idiotic Feebleminded Youth established. It was the first school of its kind in the U.S.

1862 –The Land Grant Act becomes a law. Public lands were donated to the states and sold. The money collected was used for endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college.

1894- Jewel Lutheran College charges twenty seven fifty ($27.50) for a ten-week semester, which includes tuition, room and books!

1905 – The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is founded.


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California Vs. The WORLD

California Vs. The WORLD

The size of California, both geographically and population wise, makes California comparable to many countries. Here’s how California stacks up to the rest of the world.


California’s $1.8 trillion GDP makes it the 8th largest economy in the world. The United States as a whole has the largest economy in the world, with a GDP of $14.2 trillion. Japan is number two with a GDP of $4.9 trillion. China has the third-largest with a GDP of $3.8 trillion. Number four is Germany, with a GDP of $3.6 trillion. The fifth-largest GDP is France, with $2.8 trillion. Number six is the United Kingdom, with a GDP of $2.6 trillion. Number nine is Brazil with a GDP of $1.6 trillion. Number 10 is Russia with a GDP of $1.6 trillion.

If you combine the GDPs of Australia, Burma, the Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Peru and Ukraine, you will have the same size economy as California. California accounted for nearly 3 percent of the world’s GDP in 2008.


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Water(less) World: H2O Use Around the World

Water Economics

What about water? It is easy to take this basic building block of life for granted. However, water is a surprisingly limited commodity. Over the next 30 years, the global water supply is in danger of drying up.

The world population is projected to reach nine billion by 2050. Not only will these people need water to drink and bathe with also a massive amount of water must be used to grow additional food. The most rapid growth will be in developing nations, whose water supplies are already under stress.




Fourteen Greatest Dot Com Bombs

Start-Up Flops: Fourteen Greatest Dot Com Bombs

Here’s how some of the biggest new ventures crashed, and burned millions in the process.

Amp’d Mobile: $360 Million Burned

Created to provide youth with entertainment through their cell phone provider. Amp’d Mobile advertised heavily from the beginning. Amp’d sponsored parties and festivals, as well as Snoop Dogg’s football league. The company gained customers, but encountered problems with bill payment, with nearly half of their customers defaulting on bill payment. Time in business: <2 years


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Interactive US Map – Vanishing Employment Across the Country

The economic crisis, which has claimed more than 5 million jobs since the recession began, did not strike the entire country at once. A map of employment gains or losses by county tells the story of how those job losses first struck in the most vulnerable regions and then spread rapidly to the rest of the country. As early as August 2007, for example—several months before the recession officially began—jobs were already on the decline in southwest Florida; Orange County, Calif.; much of New Jersey; and Detroit, while other areas of the country remained on the uptick.

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