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College Story Of The Decade: Submit Your Nominations (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 11/23/10 11:44 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:15 PM ET

The past decade (2001- 2010) has been defined by college news stories that have jolted us, for better or worse, into the 21st century. From rising tuition costs to Virginia Tech, it has been an era for significant college news.

In honor of the new year, we're asking HuffPost readers, what was the most important college news story of the first ten years of the 21st century? Please submit your nominations below, or tweet them using the hashtag #storyofthedecade or email them to

We will soon post the most nominated entries, and then you can vote on the story of the decade.

2001-2010 was a decade full of historically decisive moments and fascinating news stories. But what was the college story of the decade? Weigh in below.
What was the college story of the decade?
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This decade has seen a dramatic increase in the enrollment and commercial clout of for-profit colleges. In August, an influential GAO report exposed for-profit's deceptive recruiting practices. The federal government slapped the system with new restrictions.
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