Kaine, Warner hold roundtable on student debt with Virginia college students
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Kaine, Warner hold roundtable on student debt with Virginia college students

WASHINGTON – Student leaders from 20 Virginia colleges traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to discuss their challenges paying for college and the impact of rising student loan obligations during a roundtable conversation organized by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA). The students represented a diverse cross-section of Virginia’s … Continue reading

Missouri student president: School has racism, also unity
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Missouri student president: School has racism, also unity

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Payton Head ran as a gay, black man for student president at the University of Missouri — a school now known for one student’s hunger strike and other protests against the administration’s handling of racial bias and hostility on campus — he promised to “ignite Mizzou.” “We’ve definitely done that,” … Continue reading

Dept. of Education announces new regulations to protect students and help borrowers
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Dept. of Education announces new regulations to protect students and help borrowers

The Department of Education announced today, Oct. 27, the publication of two regulatory packages that will protect students in the rapidly-expanding college debit and prepaid card marketplace and add a new income-based repayment plan so more borrowers can limit the amount of their payments to 10 percent of their income. “Since day one, protecting students and … Continue reading

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Pilot student aid expansion for non-traditional education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of students could be eligible for federal student aid as part of a new pilot program that will offer certificates and college credit for non-traditional programs like boot-camp style computer science training. The Education Department announced the experimental three-year pilot Wednesday, saying it hopes to reach several thousand people, particularly low-income … Continue reading

President Moore holds office hours for students, faculty and staff in Oct. and Nov.
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President Moore holds office hours for students, faculty and staff in Oct. and Nov.

Appointments to meet with President Moore can be requested by completing the APPOINTMENT REQUEST FORM 2015-2016 form at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BLH9CZY.  Identify at least two (2) dates and times at least three (3) business days in advance of your preferred date and time.  The request will be forwarded to the President’s Office for review and scheduling.  Reasonable … Continue reading

Mexicans march on anniversary of 43 students’ disappearance
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Mexicans march on anniversary of 43 students’ disappearance

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people marked the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of 43 students by marching down Mexico City’s premier avenue in an atmosphere of defiant hope Saturday. Activists said the movement might bring justice for Mexico’s disappeared, though only two of the students’ remains have been identified by DNA analysis of … Continue reading

Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact
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Survey: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly a quarter of undergraduate women surveyed at more than two dozen universities say they experienced unwanted sexual contact sometime during college, according to a report released Monday. The results of the Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey come at a time of heightened scrutiny of the nation’s colleges and … Continue reading

New book’s claims about Cameron’s student days set UK abuzz
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New book’s claims about Cameron’s student days set UK abuzz

LONDON (AP) — Many people have student antics they’d rather forget. On Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s university days at Oxford were in the news thanks to a new book by a former Conservative Party treasurer. Michael Ashcroft, who donated millions to the party before falling out with Cameron, has co-written “Call Me Dave,” … Continue reading

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Liberty to end scholarships for area Christian school grads

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Students at private Christian schools in the Lynchburg area will no longer have the opportunity to earn up to a full scholarship from Liberty University. Liberty President Jerry Falwell tells The News & Advance (http://bit.ly/1NrqC7N ) that the executive committee of the university’s board recently decided to end the scholarship program. … Continue reading

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Robert Morris University trustees announce new president

MOON, Pa. (AP) — Robert Morris University is getting a new president from Virginia. Trustees have announced Christopher Howard will become the eighth president of the western Pennsylvania school on Feb. 1. The 46-year-old has served as president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia since 2009. Howard will move from a small, single-sex liberal arts college … Continue reading

Heroin epidemic puts pressure on schools to get antidote
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Heroin epidemic puts pressure on schools to get antidote

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The heroin epidemic that has been taking the lives of teenagers for years is creeping into even younger age groups and putting pressure on the nation’s schools to keep a fast-acting overdose antidote within reach of every nurse and teacher. Although overdoses at school are rare, nurses are increasingly thinking of … Continue reading

After years of cuts, school districts face teacher shortages
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After years of cuts, school districts face teacher shortages

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a new school year began at the Sierra Sands Unified District 150 miles north of Los Angeles in August, students in four classes were greeted by a substitute. The small district’s human resources department had worked aggressively through the summer to attract new teachers. Staff members made out-of-state recruiting trips, … Continue reading

Independent group rejects Mexican gov’t case on 43 missing
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Independent group rejects Mexican gov’t case on 43 missing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent report presented Sunday dismantles the Mexican government’s investigation into the disappearance of 43 teachers’ college students, saying the prosecutor’s contention that they were incinerated in a giant pyre never happened and fueling the anger of parents who nearly a year later still don’t know what happened to their sons. Attorney … Continue reading

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University of Mary Washington welcomes nearly 1,400 students

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The University of Mary Washington is welcoming nearly1,400 freshmen and transfer students to campus. The school says students began arriving on Thursday. Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday. The students include about 1,000 freshmen, representing the largest first-year class in the University’s 107-year history. About 13 percent of the … Continue reading