college dropout

4 Stories

Youngest Female Billionaire, 30, Revolutionizes Blood Tests

Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of college at 19

(Newser) - Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of college when she was 19; now, she's just 30. She's also the founder of a $9 billion company that's making medical treatment more accessible, and she's the youngest female billionaire in the US, reports Forbes . (She's the third-youngest billionaire overall.... More »

For 29% of Students: Debt, But No Degree

And they're the most likely to default

(Newser) - You think it's tough being a recent graduate with a mountain of student loan debt? Try being a dropout with a mountain of student loan debt. Nearly 30% of college students who took out loans in 2009 dropped out of school, up from 23% in 2001, according to a... More »

Emma Watson Drops Out of Brown

She's quitting, for now, to focus on film

(Newser) - Every so often, a child star decides to take a break from acting and head to college—then reality sets in, and Emma Watson is the latest casualty. Though she loves Brown and also loves “studying pretty much more than anything,” she’s “decided to take a... More »

Facebook Movie Paints Zuckerberg as 'Sex Maniac'

Dramatized account of website's early years depicts founder as 'conniver'

(Newser) - The screenplay for a forthcoming movie about the origins of Facebook depicts founder Mark Zuckerberg as a "borderline-autistic conniver" and "sex maniac," the Times of London reports . The Social Network dates the start of the website to February 2004, when—according to the "highly dramatized" script—... More »

4 Stories

AROUND THE WEB