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June 17, 2014
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June 16, 2014
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June 15, 2014
matthewkeys:

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.
The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.
“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”
Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.
NYTimes: Starbucks to offer free college education to employees

More of this, corporate America.

matthewkeys:

Starbucks will provide a free online college education to thousands of its workers, without requiring that they remain with the company, through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company and the university will announce on Monday.

The program is open to any of the company’s 135,000 United States employees, provided they work at least 20 hours a week and have the grades and test scores to gain admission to Arizona State. For a barista with at least two years of college credit, the company will pay full tuition; for those with fewer credits it will pay part of the cost, but even for many of them, courses will be free, with government and university aid.

“Starbucks is going where no other major corporation has gone,” said Jamie P. Merisotis, president and chief executive of the Lumina Foundation, a group focused on education. “For many of these Starbucks employees, an online university education is the only reasonable way they’re going to get a bachelor’s degree.”

Starbucks is, in effect, inviting its workers, from the day they join the company, to study whatever they like, and then leave whenever they like — knowing that many of them, degrees in hand, will leave for better-paying jobs.

NYTimes: Starbucks to offer free college education to employees

More of this, corporate America.

21:45 // 1 month ago

Red House Painters: Have You Forgotten

(from Songs For A Blue Guitar)

When we were kids, we hated things our parents did
We listened low to Casey Kasem’s radio show
That’s when friends were nice,
To think of them just makes you feel nice

— Red House Painters, “Have You Forgotten”

In honor of Casey Kasem, who died today at age 82.

(Source: Spotify)

11:23 // 1 month ago
June 12, 2014
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16:12 // 1 month ago
Kim Jong Un wants North Korea’s weathermen to know that getting the weather wrong is NOT OK.

Kim Jong Un wants North Korea’s weathermen to know that getting the weather wrong is NOT OK.

16:10 // 1 month ago

The Onion’s new clickbait parody site, ClickHole, just launched today. It is beautiful and everything you want in a clickbait parody site. Above is a video titled, “This Video Seems Silly, But It Makes A Good Point

13:00 // 1 month ago
June 11, 2014

Stop what you’re doing and watch this trailer.

9:27 // 1 month ago