University ditches controversial social media rules

SHSU’s social media rules drew campus-wide protests.

Sam Houston State University’s social media policy that drew heated criticism from a national free-speech organization and student groups has been nixed by campus officials.

Administrators on the 17,000-student public campus in Huntsville, Texas, said they would scrap the Social Media Policy and Procedure Manual that was protested by disparate campus political groups, opting instead to create a new set of rules from scratch.

The school’s policy stipulated that any student group that uses the university’s name or abbreviation must join the official SHSU social media universe or change their name. A student group would have to change its name to something that was not trademarked by SHSU or face legal repercussions.…Read More

Controversial social media rules spark student backlash

SHSU student groups might have to change their names in accordance with new school policy.

Sam Houston State University’s controversial social media policy is perhaps the only thing that could unite the campus’s College Republicans, College Democrats, and the Young Democratic Socialists: The groups have joined together to protest rules that could affect their presence of Twitter and Facebook.

SHSU, a 17,000-student public campus in Huntsville, Texas, rolled out a new policy for university-related social media this semester, creating a “social media universe” that student groups can join on popular social sites where students communicate and announcements are made and discussed.

The school’s policy stipulates that any student group that uses the university’s name or abbreviation must join the official SHSU social media universe or change their name.…Read More

Graph: College graduates starting wages drop in last decade

Despite remaining the safest road to financial prosperity, a college degree isn’t earning the recently graduated quite as much these days, the Huffington Post reports. The average wage for young college graduates has dropped by nearly a dollar per hour over the last decade, once accounting for inflation, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Yet despite that entry-level wage stagnation, data still finds that a college degree remains a worthy investment…

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Graph: College graduates starting wages drop in last decade

Despite remaining the safest road to financial prosperity, a college degree isn’t earning the recently graduated quite as much these days, the Huffington Post reports. The average wage for young college graduates has dropped by nearly a dollar per hour over the last decade, once accounting for inflation, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Yet despite that entry-level wage stagnation, data still finds that a college degree remains a worthy investment…

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…Read More

Graph: College graduates starting wages drop in last decade

Despite remaining the safest road to financial prosperity, a college degree isn’t earning the recently graduated quite as much these days, the Huffington Post reports. The average wage for young college graduates has dropped by nearly a dollar per hour over the last decade, once accounting for inflation, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Yet despite that entry-level wage stagnation, data still finds that a college degree remains a worthy investment…

Click here for the full story

…Read More