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CentUp Asks: What Artists and Nonprofits Should We Partner With to Create Lasting Impact?

CentUp makes it easy to give a few cents or dollars to creators you like, while half that money goes to your favorite cause.

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This summer, we introduced CentUp, a one-click "tip jar" that rewards writers, podcasters, and musicians who share their creative work online and want to make social impact through plugging into the everyday web activities of their fans. You guys in the GOOD community showed us a ton of interest earlier this year, and we wanted to provide some important updates, while asking you for some input.

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The New Role of Money in Admissions: Is This the End of the Meritocratic Ideal?

Under a disturbing new proposal, students would be able to buy a guaranteed spot at Oxford and other top English universities.

Affluent students in the U.K. are about to get a big leg up in the college admissions game. Under a new proposal, students will be able to buy a guaranteed spot at some of the top universities—like Oxford—that turn away thousands of candidates every year. It's a money making proposition for the schools since students admitted in this way will pay the same higher tuition rates that foreign students pay, $20,000 to $45,000 per year, depending on the student's course of study. The plan also sounds like a total death knell for the idea of a meritocracy.

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