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FEBRUARY 8, 2008

Student loans to be impacted by subprime lending crisis
Lenders that process federal Stafford loans and PLUS loans as well as private loan companies are expected to require students borrowing for the first time this spring semester to have higher credit scores, and may impose other changes to their policies.

Student-run investment fund outperforms S&P 500
The Madison Investment Fund works out of a 10 x 12 foot office in Zane Showker Hall on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Unlike most business schools in the country, they don't have a Bloomberg terminal, a computer system that can monitor and analyze financial data in real-time.

Former FBI agent joins accounting faculty
Don Berecz joined the faculty at Georgia Southern University in 2007, after 23 years of government service with the FBI. Berecz will serve as the first director of the University's Center for Fraud and Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business.

Student News

First year experience - Life in the Big Four, by Anita Chan
Anita Chan joined KPMG last year upon graduating from a five-year master's program (in four years) at the University of Southern California. Anita is now an audit associate in KPMG's Los Angeles office.

AccountingWEB Features

What will it take to be a top CPA in 2010?
These days, a number of factors are combining to make Certified Public Accountants more valued in the current marketplace than ever before - with even brighter prospects for the most qualified and skilled professionals in the foreseeable future.

Tech News

AICPA announces top ten technology initiatives for 2008
Information Security Management will be the most important initiative affecting IT strategy, investment, and implementation in business organizations over the next 12-18 months, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' 19th Annual Top Technology Initiatives survey.


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Editor's Note

Across the country, students are back on campus now, immersed in spring courses. You know who you are. Young (for the most part) men and women, clad in blue jeans, lugging books, studying at night, dining on pizza and beer, planning for life in the real world, while the idyllic days of college rush by. Or perhaps you're one of the faculty or administrators, someone who found a way to make college life last forever, or at least for now. Whoever you are, we hope you'll stop by from time to time, drop us a line, let us know how we can improve the student area of our Web site to provide useful resources. Don't hesitate to add questions to our Questions & Advice forum, or join in the Blogs with your own two cents - this is your chance to sound off before an audience of accounting professionals. AccountingWEB's Student Zone is for you, so help us make it what you need.

Gail Perry, CPA
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