JOHANNESBURG ― The student council at a leading South African university says a student leader was hit multiple times in the back by police rubber bullets during a protest for free education. The council at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg said on Twitter that Shaeera Kalla, a former council head, was being treated […]
When students graduated from college in 2014, those who borrowed money to pay for college owed an average of $28,950. Now the average debt is $30,100 — 4 percent higher — for those who graduated in 2015.
Hundreds of four-year, liberal arts schools have decreased reliance upon ACT/SAT test scores in admissions. These institutions are self-identifying in three categories: test-optional, test-flexible and test-blind.
STORRS, Conn. ― Spencer Mulligan knew his family could pay for his college education, even without loans or grants. So when the University of Connecticut offered a merit award of $20,000 over four years, he saw it as a bonus. As a discount on in-state tuition, it brought the cost well below half of what […]
BROWNSVILLE, Texas ― The president of a South Texas community college has been fired amid issues with its vocational nursing program and a new windstorm insurance contract. Trustees of Texas Southmost College in Brownsville voted Monday to dismiss President Lily Tercero. The college earlier this year was put on “conditional approval status” by the Texas […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ― Tennessee State University is planning to raise admissions standards for the next incoming class in an effort to draw higher-performing students who will have a greater likelihood to graduate. WPLN-FM reports the historically Black university in Nashville has the lowest average freshman ACT scores and graduation rates among the state’s public universities. […]
ROLLA, Mo. ― The Missouri University of Science and Technology has suspended the small Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and is making students move out of the fraternity house after two new members were hospitalized. The students were injured Thursday during an event at the fraternity house in Rolla, university spokesman Andrew Careaga said, adding that […]
This is the story of Lizbeth Mateo, a young, bright Indigenous woman from Oaxaca, Mexico, and a recent graduate from the Santa Clara University School of Law, who today finds herself under threat of imminent deportation.
At the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities conference, University of Northern Colorado educators shared some successful strategy in assisting one of the fastest growing college-going demographics.
BEIJING ― The Chinese government expressed concern Tuesday about the death of a Syracuse University student from Beijing whose body was found behind an apartment complex near the campus. Yuan Xiaopeng, 23, was found dead after residents nearby reported hearing gunshots Friday. The local sheriff’s office said Saturday that no suspects had been identified. Syracuse […]
LAWRENCE, Kan. ― A Haskell Indian Nations University employee alleges in a lawsuit that she was demoted from her job as a student counselor after trying to help a student who said she was raped. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Angelina Adams sued Monday in Douglas County District Court. Adams says Haskell leaders improperly expelled […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ― The University of Arkansas System has been awarded nearly $60,000 in federal funds to aid the study of at least 345 sets of American Indian human remains in its possession. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the National Park Service’s award was announced last week. The grant money will be used for […]