Opens Virtual Doors

College tuition just got a little easier with the advent of Students and parents looking to find their way through the tricky world of college finances can utilize the new site to browse information on school expenses, as well as seek out the necessary private loans they may need on top of federal and school scholarship grants.

The site allows users to create a profile and then search using multiple parameters to find the best bid from the banks and moneylenders in the database.

Bill Clinton to Speak at UCLA June Commencement

The former President will deliver the keynote address at the UCLA College of Letters and Science commencement ceremony on June 13 at 5 p.m. in Pauley Pavilion. It’s quite a marked change from last year’s commencement speech, given by basketball legend and UCLA graduate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

But don’t expect to get a ticket unless you have an inside source; the ceremony is closed to the public, with only graduating seniors in the College of Letters and Science and their invited guests permitted entrance. Around 3,000 graduating students are expected at the ceremony, with their guests expected to number around 12,000 people.

New Architecture Ph.D. Program at USC

The University of Southern California will offer a Ph.D. program in architecture beginning in the fall of 2008.

USC joins some other prestigious schools offering Ph.D. programs in architecture, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, to name a few.

The new program also allows the University the possibility to seek more federal and private research grants in the field of architecture.

The Ph.D. program will put the focus on integrating new technology and creating more intelligent building design.

Valpack Offers New Entrepreneurship Award Program

Valpack, a direct mail sales program, is now set to offer up an entrepreneurship award program to current business entrepreneurship students or those who have already completed their degree within the past year.

Valpack is already recognized as having one of the best entry-level jobs in the country, according to a 2008 Princeton Review write-up, but the new program caters to those looking to open their own business some time in the near future.

Upon completing the program, the individual is eligible for multiple big cash options toward financing the business they are looking to set up. Approximately 700 Entrepreneurship Award program positions will be available this year.

For more information, e-mail Mark Liston at