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Supreme Court upholds college affirmative action program

24-06-2016

 Supreme Court upholds college affirmative action program

Race-based admissions policies in higher education dodged another bullet Thursday, with the Supreme Court ruling narrowly to uphold a program that helps minority students get into the University of Texas. In a 4-3 decision, the court held that Texas' program admitting some students based on consideration of race is constitutional but that the university must continue to reassess the policy and show that other means of addressing diversity concerns have failed. "The record here reveals that the... Read more

Once Homeless, Determined Miami Student Earns Full Ride to College

22-06-2016

Once Homeless, Determined Miami Student Earns Full Ride to College

Norberto Orellana remembers all the times he had to study by flashlight or carry textbooks with him everywhere to prevent them from being stolen. But he focuses more on his future than his turbulent past. Not only did Orellana, 18, persevere through homelessness and cerebral palsy to become the first person in his family to earn a high school diploma, he also graduated with honors on June 9 from Miami's rigorous School for Advanced Studies and... Read more

Protecting Students From Bad Colleges

21-06-2016

Protecting Students From Bad Colleges

By failing for decades to regulate for-profit colleges, the federal government encouraged a predatory industry that saddled poor and working-class people with crippling student debt, often in return for useless degrees or no degrees at all. The industry accomplished this by relying on the federal student aid program for virtually all of its revenue. But the Obama administration took steps last week that could keep future students from falling into this trap. The cost of poor... Read more

Job Market for Recent College Grads Looks Brighter

20-06-2016

Job Market for Recent College Grads Looks Brighter

College graduates who received their degrees during the late 2000s and early 2010s faced the daunting task of trying to launch careers in the worst economy and job market since the 1930s. Skyrocketing student loan debt compounded their troubles. Since 1990, increases in college tuition have outpaced inflation by a factor of three, while wages have grown more slowly than inflation. A member of the class of 1990 graduated with less than $9,000 in student debt on average,... Read more

How to Refinance Your Student Debt

17-06-2016

How to Refinance Your Student Debt

You've graduated from college, launched a career, and maybe gotten married or purchased a home. But one part of your past continues to give you headaches: your student loans. The rate of increase in the average amount students borrow has slowed in recent years, but borrowers are still racking up debt -- about $25,000 to $30,000, on average, on the way to graduation, according to the College Board. Worse, when it comes to repaying that debt,... Read more

From the Ugliest Color to Significant Ot…

25-06-2016

From the Ugliest Color to Significant Others: This Week's Curios

Every day of the year, Curious.com CEO Justin Kitch writes a quirky fact, known as the Daily Curio, intended to tickle the brains of lifelong learners everywhere. This is a weekly digest. Last week's Curios covered the ugliest color, the... Read more

How to Answer the Common Application Ess…

25-06-2016

How to Answer the Common Application Essay for College Admissions

By Chris Hunt and Ishan Puri The Common Application has long been the hub for applications to U.S. colleges. Every year, more than half-a-million students seeking a place in the Ivy League and 600-plus other private and public colleges, log... Read more

Psychology Superheroes in a California S…

24-06-2016

Psychology Superheroes in a California School District

Imagine a gym full of 500 actively engaged high school students competing, cheering, and chanting, "we will psych you." You would think this was a sports event, right? It was actually the scene from a competition called the Psych Bowl,... Read more

Researchers Create Homemade Lava -- For …

24-06-2016

Researchers Create Homemade Lava -- For Science, Of Course

When molten rock mixes with water, it can do peculiar, unpredictable,... Read more

Intangible Elements of Greatness

24-06-2016

Intangible Elements of Greatness

You may have heard by now the satisfying news that the Supreme Court spanked Abbie Fisher in a decision that provides,... Read more

Teacher Uses Bruised Apple To Show Devas…

24-06-2016

Teacher Uses Bruised Apple To Show Devastating Effects Of Bullying

One woman found an incredibly way to teach a crucial lesson.  Rosie Dutton of Relax Kids, a U.K.-based company that deals with kids' mindfulness and relaxation, teaches a weekly class for 10- and 11-year-olds. During a recent class, Dutton used... Read more

Briles officially out at Baylor after se…

24-06-2016

Briles officially out at Baylor after sexual assault scandal (Yahoo Sports)

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, the move coming almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against players and the coach... Read more

Defense Department says Air Force Academ…

24-06-2016

The U.S. Defense Department has released a report criticizing a former leader of the Air Force Academy but saying he didn't impede an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and drug use by football players. The Pentagon's inspector general... Read more

NC State adds forward Ted Kapita to recr…

24-06-2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State has added another player to its men's basketball roster.... Read more

UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA char…

24-06-2016

UNC AD: School will respond to NCAA charges by July deadline (Yahoo Sports)

North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic fraud scandal. The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA's latest Notice of... Read more

Lawyer says he told Penn State official …

23-06-2016

Penn State's former top lawyer said in a deposition made public Thursday he advised the university's vice president in 2001 to notify a state agency of a complaint from an assistant football coach about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy... Read more

Baylor releases 5 signees to transfer wi…

23-06-2016

Baylor releases 5 signees to transfer without restrictions (Yahoo Sports)

Baylor is releasing five incoming freshman players from their national letters of intent and allowing them to attend other schools without losing eligibility. The players were not identified in Baylor's news release Thursday, but all requested release prior to... Read more

 

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