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GradShare 360 - Act Smart

Not all celebrities are relying only on their looks -- some of them have brains too, and the degrees to prove it. Check out this list of some celebrities that have impressive academic credentials. I wonder if the actors from Saved by the Bell: College Years got any credits for completing one of the worst spin-offs of all time. They did have some awesome dorms though, I was very disappointed when I got to my college dorm room. Let's check out some grad school news:

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GradShare 360 - Game Time

Kevin Wittner, an MBA student from the University of Arizona did a recent study that showed the economic impact of Arizona football. His independent study showed that the visitors in town for the Arizona-Iowa game spent $8,160,429. There's no doubt that local businesses will be promoting games in the future after seeing those numbers. Check out the full story here. Let's look at some other grad school news:

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GradShare 360 - Cognac Nevermore

For 60 years an anonymous individual had been placing roses and a bottle of cognac at the grave site of Edgar Allan Poe to commemorate his birthday. However, the curator of this historic site has noted that the tradition has ceased in the last two years, and he is ready to declare the tradition dead if the gifts aren't placed at the grave next year. You can read more about it here. I'm wondering who has been collecting those 60 bottles of cognac these past decades -- someone is going to owe Poe more than a few drinks in the afterlife. Let's check out some grad school news:

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GradShare 360 - Shameless Self Promotion

I have posted nearly 40 blogs for GradShare 360 and never once have I done any shameless self promotion -- until now. As many of you know, GradShare is a free service provided by ProQuest, and I'd like to announce some cool new things that ProQuest has to offer. There is now a searchable sustainabilities dissertations database, and a weekly blog from the sustainability journal! Let's check out some other grad school news:

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GradShare 360 - Huckleberry Finn

NewSouth Books has decided to censor the "N-word" and the word "injun" from Mark Twain's classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In their edition the words will be replaced with "slave" and "Indian." Firstly, has anyone noticed that Mark Twain looks like an angry version of Albert Einstein? Secondly, the topic of the "N-word" is always sure to stir up controversy, especially in America, so naturally people have varying opinions on this recent censorship -- here is an article criticizing the censorship efforts, and an article in which an editor for NewSouth Books explains why this decision was made in the best interest of students and educators. Let's check out some grad school news:

I hope everyone is having a great start to 2011. Be sure to check back for more grad school news, and don't forget to follow GradShare on Twitter and Facebook!