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Thousands of College Students Could Be Homeless, Study Suggests

26-06-2017

Thousands of College Students Could Be Homeless, Study Suggests

DETROIT — Jennifer Carr knows she's not the profile of a typical college student. The Detroit-area woman is 37 and has battled alcohol and heroin addiction. She's also been homeless in the past and even now is categorized as someone who is precariously housed. Carr's story is not unusual. Studies suggest thousands of students at community colleges nationwide could be considered homeless or precariously housed, either because they have been thrown out of home, evicted, or...

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Colleges across the country are offering summer workshops for their professors on how best to “foster inclusion in teaching and learning.”

01-06-2017

Colleges across the country are offering summer workshops for their professors on how best to “foster inclusion in teaching and learning.”

Colleges across the country are offering summer workshops for their professors on how best to “foster inclusion in teaching and learning.” Washington University in Saint Louis, for instance, will be sponsoring a two-day “Faculty Institute on Inclusive Teaching,” where participants will learn to understand “bias and its effects on teaching and learning” while practicing the design of “inclusive assignments.” According to an online description for the institute, the school’s Office of the Provost will support the combined 12-hour event. Meanwhile,...

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POLL: 1/3 of millennials say ‘safe spaces’ ‘absolutely necessary’

30-05-2017

POLL: 1/3 of millennials say ‘safe spaces’ ‘absolutely necessary’

Recent surveys show that many college students feel “less safe” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election and consider safe spaces “absolutely necessary” to the functioning of college campuses. A LendEDU poll, for instance, asked 1,659 American college students whether they “agree with colleges campuses establishing safe spaces,” determining that 36 percent of respondents believe safe spaces “are absolutely necessary.” Although a (very) slight plurality of the students surveyed actually answered that they think safe spaces “are...

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What student loan borrowers can expect in Trump's change to one vendor

24-05-2017

What student loan borrowers can expect in Trump's change to one vendor

President Trump believes there are too many companies servicing federal student loans. And he’s cutting that number. Consumer advocates are concerned that granting the work of servicing federal student loans to just one company — from the current roster of nine — would worsen customer service and create a monopoly with too much power. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who wants to lessen the government’s involvement in the student loan business, says the move, announced Friday, will allow better...

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Transferring Colleges Could Open Up Scholarship Possibilities

22-05-2017

Transferring Colleges Could Open Up Scholarship Possibilities

Picking a college isn't often easy. From public university to private institution to something nearby or far away, there are a multitude of options to consider.  Do you pick a school because it's strong in the major you think you want to pursue? What if you decide you don't like that major or realize you just don't like the school you initially fell in love with?  Transferring to a new school is an option. More than 37 percent of the students...

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Arizona’s Mexican-American Studies Ban G…

27-06-2017

TUCSON, Ariz. ― A 2010 law passed by Arizona Republicans to ban a Mexican-American studies program in public schools here was an overtly discriminatory act that destroyed a program credited with boosting Latino student achievement, a team of six lawyers... Read more

Incoming Georgetown Student Struggles To…

26-06-2017

Incoming Georgetown Student Struggles To Pay For School That Sold Her Family Into Slavery

Elizabeth Thomas’ mom used to push her and her siblings’ strollers through Georgetown University’s campus when they were toddlers. Her mom, Sandra, felt a special connection to the campus that was inexplicable at the time, when they had their second... Read more

Rihanna's Tweeting World Leaders About T…

26-06-2017

We’ve known for a while now that... Read more

What Are Schools Really Saying When They…

26-06-2017

What Are Schools Really Saying When They Reward Perfect Attendance?

I sat at the back of the hall at my daughter’s school end-of-year assembly smiling as the choir sang, the oldest class performed and finally the awards were given out. As a parent, it is such a proud moment to... Read more

Arizona’s Alt-Cert Law Replaces 'Teacher…

26-06-2017

Arizona’s Alt-Cert Law Replaces 'Teachers' With 'Persons' In Its Classrooms

Have a bachelor’s degree but are out of work for a while? Your online degree from a no-name college doesn’t wow potential employers? Need a break from cold winters or a boring life, spouse, or job? Coders, accountants, and security... Read more

Why It Took 75 Years For My Grandpa To H…

23-06-2017

Why It Took 75 Years For My Grandpa To Have His Graduation Party

The night of my Grandpa Homer’s high school graduation, he was living in the barracks of a detention center in California with his mom, his sister and thousands of other Japanese-Americans imprisoned during World War II. Last weekend, he finally... Read more

Archie Miller's contract at Ind…

27-06-2017

Archie Miller's contract at Indiana includes incentive to schedule tougher opponents (Yahoo Sports)

The purpose of the non-conference scheduling clause in Miller's contract is to appease dissatisfied Indiana ticket holders.... Read more

Baylor confirms NCAA investigation after…

26-06-2017

Baylor confirms NCAA investigation after sex abuse scandal (Yahoo Sports)

The NCAA is conducting an ''ongoing, pending investigation'' into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school's lawyers confirmed... Read more

Column: Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, b…

26-06-2017

Column: Dale Jr. farewell tour begins, but it isn't goodbye (Yahoo Sports)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just completed a satisfying sixth-place finish at Sonoma Raceway when he was stopped by the Fox Sports cameras in what might have been his final post-race interview with the network. It was 17 years ago... Read more

Auburn golden eagle Nova won't fly befor…

26-06-2017

Auburn's golden eagle Nova won't make the traditional pre-game flights at Jordan-Hare Stadium this season. Southeastern Raptor Center Director Dr. Jamie Bellah said Monday that bald eagle Spirit will handle the flights instead. Auburn's veterinary medicine faculty diagnosed... Read more

Former Packers RB Ahman Green charged wi…

26-06-2017

Former Packers RB Ahman Green charged with child abuse (Yahoo Sports)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green has been charged with felony child abuse after his 15-year-old daughter told police he punched her in the face.c7dd668c3cdccc1b16bd87704e33de72... Read more

Florida enrolls pair of transfers: QB Za…

26-06-2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has announced the addition of two transfers, with former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire and former Clemson offensive lineman Jake Fruhmorgen officially enrolled in summer classes.... Read more

 

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