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College savings on the rise as plans average $20K

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn’t come close to getting a person a degree. In a report released Tuesday, the College Savings Plans Network found that the average college savings or prepaid tuition account known [...]

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Nontraditional students are the new tradition

  By: Stephanie Cousins Traditionally, students that enter college are usually around the age of 18 and are fresh out of high school. Those students are eager to learn and make friends and participate in every social event on campus. They also have the opportunity to stay in the dormitory and survive off meal plans [...]

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Professor who lost U of I job offer wants position

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of sometimes-profane Twitter messages that critics deemed anti-Semitic demanded Tuesday that he be given the position and threatened to take legal action otherwise. Attorneys for Steven Salaita said during a news conference at a YMCA on [...]

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U.Va. launches new efforts to combat sex assaults

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia says it’s launching several new initiatives this fall to combat sexual assaults on campus. U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan and others on Friday told members of the Board of Visitors about a new reporting policy, along with public awareness campaign and prevention efforts. The university says [...]

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New lawsuit filed over alleged abuse by Sandusky

  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A new accuser is suing Jerry Sandusky, Penn State and a charity the former assistant coach founded, saying he was sexually abused about six years ago. The Centre Daily Times reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/WcGbY8 ) that the case was filed in Philadelphia last month by Williamsport attorney Bret Southard. The lawsuit [...]

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Harvard’s health school to get record $350M gift

  BOSTON (AP) — A $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University’s School of Public Health is the largest single donation in the university’s long history, officials said, and will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics. The donation, to be formally announced Monday, comes from a philanthropic foundation established by the [...]

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CDC urges U.S. colleges and universities to take steps in Ebola prevention

  The following is an advisory issued by the Centers for Disease Control on Aug. 29, 2014. Students, faculty and staff who have been to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria or Sierra Leone in the past 21 days are urged to visit their campus health center and take other precautions detailed below.   Advice for Colleges, Universities, [...]

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