Notes in the Roundup: Nuns, vets and the Va Tech shooting

The ‘Real World’ Skills You Acquire During the Admissions Process And those skills come in handy over and over again — whether you’re applying for college or applying for a job, or accomplishing so many other “real life” goals, like buying a house. (

A Job Search Needn’t Take a Holiday Break Many job seekers mistakenly believe that hiring halts during the holidays, but that’s simply not true. (Speakeasy – Wall Street Journal)

Nun Is Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $1.2-Million From Iona College Sister Marie E. Thornton, a former vice president for finance, is accused of misappropriating college funds over a 10-year period. (

Education Department faults Va. Tech for delayed warning before Seung Hui Cho’s massacre The U.S. Department of Education faulted leaders of Virginia Tech on Thursday for failing to issue a “timely warning” to the university community that might have prevented loss of life on the morning of the April 2007 shooting rampage. (

Senator concerned about colleges’ treatment of vets The chairman of the Senate education committee said Thursday he has “serious concerns” that veterans and active-duty military members are being exploited by for-profit colleges, which he says use manipulative and misleading marketing campaigns designed to boost profits rather than educate students. (USA Today)

On the Trail of Antarctica’s Geological Secrets John Goodge, a professor of geological sciences at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and Jeff Vervoort, an isotope geochemist from Washington State University, will be writing occasional posts from their research expedition in Antarctica. (

DREAM Act news: With bill stalled in Senate, what happens next? Advocates of the bill to create a path to citizenship for students and members of the military brought to the US illegally as children will have to wait – at least until next week and perhaps longer. (Christian Science Monitor)