Cruella de Vil is alive and living in San Francisco.
Financially, it was a plainly hideous decision, but it was the right one for me.
Of the $1.19 trillion in student debt in the U.S., 40 percent belongs to graduate students, who account for just 14 percent of the college population.
Most people attend college to get started on a career path. I also went to college for a job, but in a more immediate sense: I was headed toward the door of my high school, floating on that superior feeling of the final days of senior year, when the guidance counselor stuck her head of the office and hailed me by name.
Mizzou just announced that it was changing its health insurance program, giving grad students 14 hours notice to find other coverage.
During the final semester of graduate school, I announced a new career plan. I wanted a job that paid $50,000 a year.
“Hey, how much does it cost to be a Tri-Delt or whatever, anyway?”
I made the grad school choice late last fall, independent of the fact that my fiance and I had happily scheduled our small, 14-person wedding for early September 2015.
“Software companies are discovering that liberal arts thinking makes them stronger.”