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Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan

House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans.


22-Year-Old Nigerian Student Breaks GPA Record at Johns Hopkins University

Emmanuel Ohuabunwa

Emmanuel Ohuabunwa not only graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in neuroscience, but he did so with a 3.98 GPA. That’s an academic record!


Mystery of the Chinese zombie Yalies

U.S. universities have responded to China's exploding demand for American higher education with branch campuses and aggressive recruiting. Now, some are trying to boost their brands by casting photos and other snippets of campus life out into the confounding sea of Chinese social media.


College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies

These days, Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh, a law firm in Atlanta, hires only people with a bachelor’s degree — no exceptions. And it is far from alone.


Fewer see college as good financial investment

Nearly 57 percent of people think college is a good financial investment for young adults these days, down sharply from 81 percent four years ago, a new survey shows.


Rutgers Verdict Repudiates Notion of Youth as a Defense

Lawyers say the verdict in the Rutgers bias-intimidation case against Dharun Ravi was a sign that the “jerky kid” defense may no longer hold as much sway.


UC Davis' embattled chancellor says police defied orders

UC Davis' embattled chancellor said campus police officers defied her orders when they used pepper spray on peaceful Occupy protesters last week. Chancellor Linda Katehi's statement comes as outrage continued over the incident, which was caught on tape.


13 more charged in SAT cheating scandal

13 more charged in SAT cheating scandal

Students paid test-takers up to $3,600 to boost scores and their chances of getting into a top college, New York prosecutors said.


Police Officers Involved in Pepper Spraying Placed on Leave

Police Officers Involved in Pepper Spraying Placed on Leave

The University of California, Davis, placed the officers on leave after videos of the incident were widely distributed over the Internet.


Cal State trustees vote to raise tuition by 9% for 2012

In a Long Beach meeting marked by violent disruptions, the California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted narrowly to increase annual tuition by 9%, or $500, for next fall.


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