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  • Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students

    Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy studentsSpencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as ...


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  • 10 Colleges That Receive the Most Applications
    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Of the 1,254 ranked schools that submitted these data to U.S. News in an annual survey, the eight that received the highest number of applications for fall 2015 were public universities located in the Golden State. Boston University was once again among the 10 schools that received the most applications, and New York University is the only school that's new to the list, replacing the University of Southern California, which received 51,924 applications.More

  • Explore the 10 Top Public National Universities
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  • College Students, Graduates Weigh in on Their College Choices
    As a college freshman, I joined a lab and have continued working year-round thanks to the support of Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Caltech's SanPietro Travel Prize allowed me to spend three weeks traveling through Greece to experience a foreign country -- just because! My love of literature, combined with the encouragement of wonderful English professors, has led me to pursue an English minor along with my bachelor's in chemistry.More

  • It only takes a single piece of paper for this artist to create beauty

    It only takes a single piece of paper for this artist to create beautyWhether it's Greek sculpture or Renaissance paintings, paper cutting might not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word "art." The work of Pippa Dyrlaga, an artist from Yorkshire, UK, might just change that. While completing her master's degree at Leeds Metropolitan University, Dyrlaga "stumbled across" paper cutting, and it has now been her passion for seven years. SEE ALSO: 'Jeff's Table' showcases the majesty and artistry of toasting frozen waffles "It was the first time I felt that a medium was truly right for me," she confessed on her website. Inspired by animals, nature and her surroundings, Dyrlaga allows emotion to guide her as she carefully crafts each new work of art, permitting them all to be one-of-a-kind. Amazingly, each piece is cut by hand, and can take anywhere between one and 100 hours to create. "I get asked a lot why I spend all that time cutting them out instead of using a computer, but to me that's the difference between a product and a piece of art, it is a one off," the artist told Mashable . Beyond her paper cutting art, Dyrlaga is an illustrator who displays her work on bearfollowscat.com . You can see more of her paper cutting on Instagram, where she documents her work in progress, or her regularly updated Facebook page. Image: pippa dyrlaga Image: Bear Follows Cat - Pippa Dyrlaga Papercutting Artist/facebook Image: pippa dyrlaga Image: pippa dyrlaga Image: pippa dyrlaga Image: pippa dyrlaga


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  • Chicago teachers' union votes to authorize strike
    The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) said on Monday that its members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, setting the stage for a potential work stoppage as soon as mid-October. The CTU, which represents nearly 27,000 teachers and educational support workers in the country's third largest public school system, said in a statement that 95.6 percent of votes cast were in favor of a strike, with just over 90 percent of teachers voting. "This should come as no surprise to (the Chicago Board of Education), the mayor or parents because educators have been angry about the school-based cuts that have hurt special education students, reduced librarians, counselors, social workers and teachers' aides, and eliminated thousands of teaching positions," the union said in a statement.More

  • Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks

    FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago. Teachers in the nation's third-largest public school district have overwhelmingly voted in support of a strike, though the earliest one could occur is mid-October. The Chicago Teachers Union said Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, that about 95 percent of its voting members favored strike authorization. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district announced Monday that they have overwhelming support for a strike, but several steps remain before a possible walkout could take place next month.


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  • 3 Things Undecided Majors Should Look for in Colleges
    Here are three factors that undecided students should consider when vetting colleges. A strong general education curriculum that allows students to explore: A strong, structured core curriculum allows students to explore many different academic areas and opportunities they have intellectually, says Wes Waggoner, associate vice president for enrollment management at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a former high school counselor. A lot of academic programs to choose from: But students should see if schools are flexible with students changing or adding majors and minors if they decide they want to study something else, says Waggoner.More

  • How to talk to your kids about college costs

    How to talk to your kids about college costsCollege tuition may be daunting, but so are the conversations about how to pay for it. Experts say it pays off for parents talk with children early and often about how to cover higher education costs. ...


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  • Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

    Students in the stands kneel during the national anthem before an NCAA college football game between Oklahoma State and Baylor, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty guard Brittany Boyd sat on the bench with her head bowed in prayer during the national anthem before a WNBA playoff game.


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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on how colleges use endowments

    In this Sept. 22, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Pittsburgh. Trump says colleges and universities should be using their endowments to make college more affordable but too many are using “the money to pay their administrators or put donors’ names on buildings or just store the money, keep it and invest it.” But that’s not exactly how endowments work. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)BOSTON (AP) — Donald Trump says colleges and universities should be using their endowments to make college more affordable but that too many are using "the money to pay their administrators or put donors' names on buildings or just store the money, keep it and invest it." But that's not exactly how endowments work.


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  • Where SEC Schools Rank Among the 2017 U.S. News Best Colleges
    How SEC Schools Rank Off the GridironMore

  • LinkedIn undergoes big redesign in bid to become your new favorite social network

    LinkedIn undergoes big redesign in bid to become your new favorite social networkLinkedIn is overhauling its flagship social network, with the addition of new features such as messaging bots, and trending news, in an effort to boost engagement. The company also debuted a new online learning platform.


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  • Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditor

    Government severs ties with for-profit colleges accreditorHundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools, after the Education Department withdrew recognition of the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit ...


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  • California college students vandalize dorms with swastikas
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two students at a Northern California university scrawled swastikas and other hate speech in residence halls, the campus president said Thursday.More

  • Chicago mayor unveils crime-fighting plans amid wave of violence

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers his speech as Police Superintendent Johnson watches in ChicagoChicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled an expanded student mentorship program on Thursday with the aim of keeping at-risk youth off the streets and away from gangs in a city that is struggling against a wave of violence. The police department is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice as a result of numerous high-profile incidents including the killing of a black teenager by a white police officer in 2014. The mentorship program, building on Emanuel's past efforts, will target some 7,200 middle school and high school students from 20 of the city's most violent neighborhoods.


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  • Trump says he would push universities to reduce tuition

    Trump holds a rally with supporters in Aston, Pennsylvania, U.S.Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday he would work with U.S. lawmakers if elected to tie federal funding and tax breaks for colleges and universities to a "good faith" commitment by them to lower tuition costs for students. "If universities want access to all of these federal tax breaks and tax dollars paid for by you," Trump told a rally in a Philadelphia suburb, "they have to make good faith efforts to reduce the cost of college." Trump did not offer specifics on how he would tie federal funding to changes in college tuition.


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  • Amid scrutiny, for-profit colleges see enrollment slide

    FILE - This Nov. 24, 2009, file photo, shows the entrance to the DeVry University in Miramar, Fla. Some of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid heavier government scrutiny. DeVry University says the number of students taking classes is down 23 percent this year, and the University of Phoenix is off 22 percent. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)Some of the nation's largest for-profit colleges are suffering steep declines in enrollment amid growing competition, new regulation and government pressure that led to the collapse this month of one of the industry's biggest players, ITT Technical Institute.


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  • The Road to Higher Education With an 'Invisible Disability'
    Rae Jacobson said she flunked out of two colleges and worked several “crummy” jobs before enrolling at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, one of two U.S. schools that exclusively serve students with dyslexia and other learning differences (LDs).More

  • S. Africa vows to end violent student protests

    Unrest has hit many South African universities over the past year, as students protest against fee increasesThe South African government vowed Thursday to end violent student protests against higher tuition fees, after days of clashes on campuses and disrupted classes across the country. "The destruction of property and the disruption of the academic programme does not address legitimate concerns of students," Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said in statement. Police fought running battles with protesters in Johannesburg on Wednesday, with students blockading roads, hurling rocks and damaging property at Wits University in the city centre.


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