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ProfNet Experts Available on Metro-North Train Derailment, Higher Ed Costs Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers and Media Industry Blog Posts

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EXPERT ALERTS

  • Managing Higher Ed Costs to Temper the Tuition Competition Crunch
  • Personal Injury Claims After Metro-North Train Derailment

MEDIA JOBS

  • Reporter – Wall Street Journal (PA)
  • Multimedia Editor – The Ottawa Herald (KS)
  • Online Editor – Outside Magazine (NM)

OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES

  • Media 411: Interns Who Sue
  • Blog Notes: Theme Parks, Food & Green Living Blogs
  • The Q&A Team: How to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas

EXPERT ALERTS:

Managing Higher Ed Costs to Temper the Tuition Competition Crunch
Greg Charleston
Senior Managing Director
Conway MacKenzie Inc.
Student loan debt continues to rise at a rapid pace. Student loans are second largest form of consumer debt after home mortgages. This issue combined with the difficulty that that graduates are having finding good paying jobs and paying off loans are going to begin having an impact on higher education institutions in the U.S. As availability of student loans level off and decrease and as students begin to focus more on the relative value gained from a college degree, tuition rates are going to become more and more competitive. Says Charleston: "The world of higher education is at the beginning of a major overhaul. Higher education institutions have been somewhat shielded from reality due to the ever increasing availability of student loans and historically inelastic demand for higher education regardless of the tuition rate. Now things are changing and many educational institutions are not going to have the self-awareness to adapt to these changes. Revenue from state government institutions has already begun to decline. Tuition rates are beginning to level off and will potentially begin to decline as student loans become more and more difficult to obtain."
Charleston is a turnaround professional with the following designations: Certified Turnaround Professional, CPA, and Certified Financial Analyst. He also earned a bachelor's in business administration and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He will be the president of the Turnaround Management Association's Atlanta chapter starting Jan. 2014.
Bio: http://tinyurl.com/okuwv65
Website: http://www.conwaymackenzie.com
Media Contact: Debbie Fitzgerald, debbie@fitzgeraldpr.com

Personal Injury Claims After Metro-North Train Derailment
David Perecman
Personal Injury Attorney
The Perecman Firm
"Injury victims and families of those killed in the Dec. 1 Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx have only 90 days to file notices of claims with the court. This deadline will likely pass before transportation and safety agencies release the official cause of the derailment. It's vital for passengers and family members impacted by the derailment to act swiftly if they choose to seek compensation for injuries or wrongful death."
For 30 years, Perecman has championed all types of personal injury cases, including commercial and residential construction accidents, premises accidents, pedestrian accidents, subway accidents, automobile accidents and medical malpractice. He is available to comment on what it takes to prove negligence in a case like the Metro-North train derailment, how the firm works on a contingency basis (no financial outlay for plaintiffs) and what challenges victims face in filing a lawsuit against a public transit authority. He is located in New York.
Website: http://www.perecman.com
Media Contact: David Paul, dpaul@eversparkinteractive.com

 

MEDIA JOBS:

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OTHER NEWS & RESOURCES:

Following are links to other news and resources we think you might find useful. If you have an item you think other reporters would be interested in and would like us to include in a future alert, please drop us a line at profnetalerts@prnewswire.com

  • MEDIA 411: INTERNS WHO SUE. Internships are a coveted part of a college student's life. These days, however, some internship programs are under scrutiny by students for not giving them at least a minimum wage salary and for being assigned what they feel are tasks without educational benefit. Read on as Evelyn Tipacti explores this topic: http://bit.ly/17XLvE6   
  • BLOG NOTES: THEME PARKS, FOOD & GREEN LIVING BLOGS. Blog notes is a weekly helping of blogs recently reviewed by Christine Cube. In this week's installment, Cube reviews blogs that cover theme parks, food and green living: http://bit.ly/17QtdT1
  • THE Q&A TEAM: HOW TO NEVER RUN OUT OF BLOG POST IDEAS: It can be challenging to constantly come up with interesting topics to write about. In this Q&A Team post, we hear from eight ProfNet experts on how to never run out of blog post ideas: http://bit.ly/18fp37g

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