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Least Affordable Colleges List By Newsweek, College Prowler

(113) Comments | Posted August 25, 2012 | 4:25 PM

In the long run, these schools may not pay off for their students.

Newsweek and College Prowler released its list of America's least affordable schools.

The rankings were calculated by weighing how much debt the average student incurs while at the college compared to the...

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Two College Moms Launch Beantown Beddings Selling Biodegradable Bedsheets

(4) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 10:46 AM

College students are known to play dirty when it comes to washing bedsheets. They either ignore the layer of filth building on their beds until a concerned mother steps in or the semester comes to an end.

Well, according to The Boston Globe, two concerned college moms' latest entrepreneurial...

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Colleges With The Happiest Students: Newsweek, College Prowler List

(90) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 8:27 AM

Walking around campus with a frightening grin on your face? You might be attending one of America's happiest schools.

Newsweek and College Prowler recently named the 25 schools that boast the most gleeful student populations. These students enjoy delicious meals, spectacular housing and other exuberant intangibles.

So...

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Raksha Sharma, College Student, Presumably Hanged Herself; Suicide Note Leads To 2 Arrests

(375) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 1:45 PM

A first-year student in Jalandhar, India was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her hostel room yesterday morning. According to The Times of India, a suicide note discovered in her hostel blames two schoolmates and their insulting Facebook comments for her death.

Raksha Sharma studied computer engineering at...

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Back-To-School Spending Set To Increase, According To National Retail Federation, BIGinsight Surveys

(4) Comments | Posted August 15, 2012 | 11:14 AM

Wallets will open a little wider than last year for students' back-to-school shopping. However, retailers are bracing for consumers to also shop around for savings.

This year, college students and their families will spend $907.22 during their school shopping sprees, according to the world's largest retail trade association, the...

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Carolyn Giles, Columbia Student And Model, Sues Agency, Volvo For Ad Making Her Look Like An Escort

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 4:08 PM

Model and recent Columbia University psychology graduate, Carolyn Giles, 30, is suing Volvo, Hertz and her modeling company, Ford Models, for $23 million, according to the New York Daily News. Why? She doesn't want to be confused with an escort.

Giles claims an ad she...

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Mark Panu, Vanderbilt Football Walk-On, Receives Surprise Full Scholarship

(3) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 2:23 PM

During a recent preseason team meeting, Vanderbilt University's Commodores celebrated an unexpected and happy moment for a fellow teammate.

Mark Panu, a 21-year-old senior walk-on for the football team's defense, was stunned by his coach with a full scholarship for the upcoming school year, according...

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Anton Suryapin, Student Photojournalist, Could Face 7 Years In Belarus Prison For His Teddy Bear Pictures

(5) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 10:26 AM

Posting photographs of tiny teddy bears on the internet usually lands a person on Reddit. It doesn't usually land a person in prison.

However, Belarusian State University journalism student and photojournalist, Anton Suryapin, 20, snapped photos in the wrong country.

Studio Total, a Swedish advertising company,...

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America's Greenest Colleges Ranked By SIERRA Magazine

(36) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 11:31 PM

Last year, 20,000 students hopped on bicycles and rode to the No. 1 most eco-friendly school, according to SIERRA magazine's sixth annual ranking of America's greenest schools.

The ranking is a hat tip to America's universities and colleges with successful, environmentally-conscious operations, and the list even is...

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Gabby Douglas Not Being Heavily Recruited By Spelman, Says College President

(324) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 2:48 PM

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas isn't on the verge of committing to Spelman College -- at least not to the president's knowledge.

TMZ reported that 17-year-old Gabby was being heavily recruited by Spelman College's president, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. The report featured...

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University of Miami Employee, Manuel Pacheco, Allegedly Looted Pharmacy For Over $14 Million In Cancer Drugs

(10) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 10:25 AM

For three years, hundreds of expensive syringes loaded with life-saving cancer drugs disappeared unnoticed from the shelves at the University of Miami's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

It was allegedly an inside job: UM employee and pharmacy technician at the school's cancer center, Manuel Pacheco, is accused of...

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Most Beautiful Schools Ranked By Newsweek, College Prowler On Student, Campus Attractiveness

(122) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 7:57 AM

Beauty, generally speaking, is in the eye of the beholder. The beauty of higher education institutions, however, are ranked.

Below are the top 15 schools from "College Rankings 2012: Most Beautiful Schools," which is a set of rankings published by Newsweek and based on its and College...

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Conrad Slimak, 19, Allegedly Punched An 11-Year-Old Girl For Her Lollapalooza Beach Ball

(9) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 12:39 PM

At Woodstock, a young child was rumored to have been born amid a sea of people praising peace and love. At this year's Lollapalooza, a young child was allegedly punched in the stomach by a college student.

According to The Chicago Tribune Conrad Slimak, 19,...

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Amazon Joins College Textbook Rental Arena, Students Looking For Deals Turn To Online Options

(19) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 11:33 AM

The days when students hunted down all their expensive textbooks in a traditional campus bookstore have ended.

Following the trend of students renting textbooks online, Amazon Inc., a long-time student favorite for bargain books, recently announced it will offer a textbook rental system through which students can...

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The Best Colleges To Work For: Chronicle of Higher Education 2012 List

(40) Comments | Posted August 7, 2012 | 3:35 PM

In the Chronicle of Higher Education's fifth annual survey of faculty and staff, 103 colleges were recognized as "Great Colleges To Work For" based on several categories measuring the schools as a workplace environment.

Endicott College, which made the Chronicle's Honor Roll list, received praise...

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Virtual Campus Tours Gain Popularity With Colleges, Prospective Students

(3) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 11:50 AM

As more colleges feature virtual campus tours online, prospective students can explore a school's grounds without ever setting foot on campus.

It's no secret students want to check out the lay of a school's land prior to applying. However increasingly, parents and students posses less money and time to pile...

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Rudwan Dawod, Activist Detained In Sudan After Nonviolent Protest Could Face Death Penalty

(196) Comments | Posted August 3, 2012 | 12:34 PM

A Lane Community College student could face Sudan's death penalty for his participation in a protest calling for peace in his homeland of Darfur, according to United Press International.

Rudwan Dawod flew to Sudan to visit family and renew his Sudanese passport, according to John Zogby,...

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Obama Calls College Student, Lia Brunetti, 'Psychic,' After She Reveals Dream About President's Candy Shop Visit

(3) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 1:40 PM

Last Wednesday, President Barack Obama became a "highlight" of college student Lia Brunetti's year.

The 19-year-old University of Pittsburgh sophomore told The Huffington Post she was "stupefied" when Obama entered The Squirrel's Den, a candy store in Mansfield, Ohio she's worked at for the last three years....

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Ralph Wager, Ex-Catawba College Coach, Indicted On Child Sex Charges

(50) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 10:47 AM

A former college soccer coach was indicted after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a minor during his time working at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Ralph Wager, a 69-year-old former employee of the school, faces charges of first-degree child sex offense, taking indecent liberties with a child...

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DREAM Act College: UCLA Professors Create National Dream University, Online School For Undocumented Immigrants

(385) Comments | Posted August 1, 2012 | 1:28 PM

With help from professors in California, undocumented immigrants are closer to accessing an affordable college education.

University of California, Los Angeles professors formed a partnership with the National Labor College called "National Dream University," which aims to allow American Dream Act-eligible students to enroll in online courses...

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