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Money missteps on campus
Student financial literacy efforts tackle the most common personal finance blunders

May 21, 2014
By Sonya Stinson

From managing loans to controlling spending, many college students find themselves dealing with a host of financial responsibilities for the very first time. And it’s not uncommon for them to trip up.

Campus financial literacy programs can help students steer clear of some of their most common financial mistakes. The challenge for educators is to find creative and clever ways to get their attention.

Even a fun title for a financial literacy course helps. For instance, at Adelphi University in New York, business professor Rakesh Gupta teaches the first-year seminar “Your Money and Your Life.” Gupta, formerly the dean of Adelphi’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, developed the course a decade ago with a grant from the Citigroup Foundation. Like other university faculty members and administrators pushing financial literacy nationwide, Gupta aims to show students that good financial decisions and a good life go hand in hand.

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Get extra credit! Five money lessons for the Class of 2014
With student loan debt at record levels, financial planning for post grads has never been more crucial

May 19, 2014
BY Phyllis Furman

Start your post-college life off right by getting money-wise.

You've made it through Asian Art, Advanced Physics and 20th Century Literature - and you still have a lot to learn.

College graduation should be the time when young people set off on the path to financial independence.

But the truth is, many college grads are close to clueless when it comes to basic financial literacy.

In a recent Money Matters on Campus survey of 65,000 college students across the country, respondents were able to answer just 2.3 out of six basic financial knowledge questions. Topics included things like net worth and emergency funds.

In general, guys showed more financial smarts, but but women behaved more responsibly.

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 Campus Technology

Higher One Adds Real-Time Assessment Data To Campus Labs Baseline

May 5, 2014

Higher One has updated its Campus Labs Baseline assessment platform with a new tool to let professors see real-time data.

The new in-class "tool provides real-time assessment data, allowing professors to tailor their instruction to the students in the moment — and over time, to make strategic adjustments to their core teachings in accordance with student feedback and demonstrated learning outcomes," according to a news release.

"This key addition to Baseline will not only help students, but also help further institutional goals by enabling academic affairs professionals to show they are doing what it takes to ensure the success of its students," said Eric Reich, senior vice president at Higher One, in a prepared statement. "Professors can also gain a better understanding of student learning and the effectiveness of their teaching methods and use that knowledge to improve the class based on immediate student feedback."

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 New Haven Register

Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s “Great Give” begins Tuesday

May 5, 2014

NEW HAVEN >> The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s The Great Give® 2014 community-wide, 36-hour online giving campaign begins as 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The campaign, which raises money for local nonprofits that serve Greater New Haven, takes place this year “in conjunction with Give Local America’s national day of giving to celebrate the centennial of community foundations and their work to promote local philanthropy,” according to release.

For the 36 hours from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 p.m. Wednesday, donors “who give through The Great Give® 2014 will help local nonprofits win thousands of dollars in grant prizes for raising the most money, attracting the most number of donors, new donors and more,” the release said. “Gifts will be matched on a pro-rated basis with additional funds by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and Valley Community Foundation.”

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