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“F” Is for “Fired”: No More Trump University?

Posted in Absurdities,Broke-Ass Schools by Caroline Roberts on April 18, 2010
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Image Source,Photobucket Uploader Firefox Extension Earlier, I recommended trying out for Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice” as a way to make a little money in a terrible job market. Mr. Trump, however, may want to try out for the show himself since he could use a few lessons on opening up a for-profit university. According to the NY Daily News,
“Trump University” just caught heat for using the word “university” even though Trump doesn’t hand out degrees:

In a strongly worded letter obtained by the Daily News, the state Education Department slammed the tycoon for calling the cyber-school a university and demanded he stop using the term.
“Use of the word ‘university’ by your corporation is misleading and violates New York Education Law and the Rules of the Board of Regents,” wrote Deputy Commissioner for Higher Education Joseph Frey.

Now that more students are turning toward online education programs and bricks-and-mortar universities have to compete, it’s nice to see the NY Education Department making sure that customers are informed about what is and isn’t a university. Sure, if you want to take a Trump-certified course, go ahead, but you should know that the school is unaccredited.

H/T Chronicle of Higher Ed

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