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Employers may be eyeing students’ Facebook accounts

November 7, 2006 Comments


By Kate Bigam KENT, Ohio – Kent State University students who posted photographic evidence of last weekend’s Halloween antics on Facebook may want to think twice about going public with their pictures. A new study conducted by reported that 26 percent of all employers use the Internet to research employment candidates before hiring. According […]

Study finds binge drinking, high wages correlate

November 7, 2006 Comments


By Victoria Bekiempis TAMPA, Fla. – University of South Florida Associate Professor of Economics Jeffrey DeSimone along with Pinka Chatterji, a health economist at the Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research and an instructor in the department of psychiatry at Harvard’s College of Medicine, have identified a correlation between high school binge drinking and increased […]

Survey: Employers study applicant resumes for lies

October 31, 2006 Comments


By Caitlin Bauer That little white lie on your resume could cost you the job. Even though only 5 percent of job candidates admitted to stretching the truth on their resumes, 57 percent of hiring managers said they have caught a lie on a candidate’s resume, according to a survey conducted by The June […]

Duke researchers unveil invisibility cloak prototype

October 24, 2006 Comments


By Carolina Astigarraga DURHAM, N.C. – So, if you’re not magician Harry Houdini, how hard is it to make something disappear? Not as hard as Duke researchers thought. Science Express published a report Thursday recording a successful test of the first invisibility cloak — a year before it was supposed to work. The experimental data […]

The job growth myth: numbers fall short this year

October 17, 2006 Comments

Brad Jones

Sophomore Mary Stone has been having trouble finding suitable employment in St. Joseph. “I’ve been looking for a new job for a few months, and I can’t find one that pays enough,” Stone said. Stone is not alone. Economists estimate that the country needs to add at least 150,000 jobs a month just to keep […]

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