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Facebook’s First Investor Pays Teens to Not Go to College

Facebook’s First Investor Pays Teens to Not Go to College

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PALO ALTO, Calif.) — 19-year-old Indian immigrant Diwank Singh Tomer has an impressive resume. The accomplished hacker and startup founder who initially enrolled in college in India quickly decided he would…

Rutgers Suspends Lacrosse Coach

Rutgers Suspends Lacrosse Coach

Andy Marlin/Getty Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — Rutgers University has suspended their men’s lacrosse coach as they look into allegations of verbal abuse. 
The university announced that Brian Brecht will continue to be paid while he is suspended….

Former Big East Becomes American Athletic Conference

Former Big East Becomes American Athletic Conference

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  The conference formally known as the Big East has been renamed the American Athletic Conference
University presidents have approved the name change beginning this year and the conference announced the decisio…

Harvard Tops List of 15 Schools with the Wealthiest Alumni

Harvard Tops List of 15 Schools with the Wealthiest Alumni

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The old adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” may ring true when it comes to the universities with the largest number of wealthy alumni.Research firm Wealth-X compiled a list of the global universities w…

Federal College Savings Plan Primarily Helps the Wealthy, Study Finds

Federal College Savings Plan Primarily Helps the Wealthy, Study Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A federal plan meant to help families save for college tuition is overwhelmingly benefiting wealthy families, a federal review has found.The financial instruments, known as 529 college savings plans, contribute to a …

How Teens Talk May Determine If They Want to Go to College

How Teens Talk May Determine If They Want to Go to College

Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you want to know whether your teenage girl wants to go to college, listen carefully to how she talks.A new study from Michigan State University found that girls who were looking to further their…

Morningstar Lists Best 529 College-Savings Plans

Morningstar Lists Best 529 College-Savings Plans

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Investment ratings firm Morningstar released its annual ranking of 529 college savings plan on Monday, noting industry-wide improvements in plan fees and performance.Almost every state offers a 529 savings plan, named aft…

Cut Down on College Costs by Applying for Scholarships Early

Cut Down on College Costs by Applying for Scholarships Early

JupiterImages/Comstock Images(NEW YORK) — The cost of college can be extremely expensive, but there are many scholarships and grants that can lower the price by thousands of dollars.So what’s the quickest way to start your search for them?  Go on…

Report: UConn Head Coach Jim Calhoun Retiring

Report: UConn Head Coach Jim Calhoun Retiring

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Connecticut head men’s basketball coach Jim Calhoun is expected to announce his retirement at a news conference Thursday afternoon, according to ESPN.com. “He has been such a consistent winner against bi…

UNC Chapel Hill Student Murdered in Apartment

UNC Chapel Hill Student Murdered in Apartment

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — Police are investigating the murder of a 19-year-old University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill student, the second murder at the university in four years. Undergraduate Faith Hedgepeth, a member of the Hal…

Rick Majerus To Miss Upcoming Season With Health Issue

(ST. LOUIS) – The University of St. Louis men’s basketball team will be without their leader for the upcoming season.
Billilkens head coach Rick Majerus will be taking a leave of absence for a health-related issue for at least the upcoming…

Texas Longhorns Name David Ash Starting Quarterback

Texas Longhorns Name David Ash Starting Quarterback

Brian Bahr/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — The University of Texas has its starting quarterback. At least, for the time being.
Head coach Mack Brown named David Ash the starting quarterback on Wednesday. Ash rotated with Case McCoy as the starter last …

Maryland Student Lands Perfect ACT Score

Maryland Student Lands Perfect ACT Score

Handout/Sayyeed Mohammed(CLARKSVILLE, Md.) — Maryland high school student Taariq Mohammed is perfect, at least according to the ACT test.The 16-year-old student at River Hill High School in Clarksville, Md., scored a perfect 36 on the college entrance…

Penn State RB Redd to Transfer to USC

Penn State RB Redd to Transfer to USC

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.)  –  Penn State running back Silas Redd is transferring to the University of Southern California.
Redd announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving Penn State after the school was hit with sanc…

Education Department Introduces College Cost ‘Window Stickers’

Education Department Introduces College Cost ‘Window Stickers’

JupiterImages/Comstock Images(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Education has released a new tool it says will help consumers understand the costs of higher education before making the choice of whether, and where, to enroll.Dubbed the “Shopping S…

Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

Chris Gardner/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Penn State removed the statue of former head coach Joe Paterno from outside Beaver Stadium on Sunday.“Coach Paterno’s statue has become a source of division and an obstacle to healing in our Unive…

More Americans See College as Bad Investment, Survey Finds

More Americans See College as Bad Investment, Survey Finds

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The college degree continues to lose its value in the face of costs that overwhelm the finances of many American families.That’s the finding of a national survey of 3,000 Americans commissioned by…

Fran McCaffery, Iowa Agree to Seven-Year Deal

Fran McCaffery, Iowa Agree to Seven-Year Deal

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(DES MOINES, Iowa) — The University Iowa and men’s head basketball coach Fran McCaffery agreed to a new seven-year contract Tuesday, which will give the 53-year-old a base salary of $1.3 million beginning next season.&ldqu…

BCS Commissioners Agree On Playoff Plan

BCS Commissioners Agree On Playoff Plan

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Major changes in the way college football determines a national champion could be coming. The commissioners of the BCS are backing a four-team playoff plan under which the major bowls would host the national semi…

Cheering at Graduation Leads to Arrest, Diplomas Being Withheld

Cheering at Graduation Leads to Arrest, Diplomas Being Withheld

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Cheering on family and friends at graduation ceremonies has become a risky proposition at schools around the country. Administrations have cracked down on celebrations; withholding diplomas from student…

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