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Maryland Student Lands Perfect ACT Score

Maryland Student Lands Perfect ACT ScoreHandout/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 USCJustin 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 StatueChris 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 FindsRyan 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 DealAndy 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 PlanChris 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 WithheldRyan 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...

The New College Classes That Require Top-Secret Clearance

The New College Classes That Require Top-Secret ClearanceNSA/Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- America’s most high-tech intelligence agency is looking to American colleges for the next generation of cyber warriors, and it is now designing its own top-secret classes to prepare them for training in the ...

Former West Virginia Coach Stewart Passes Away At 59

Former West Virginia Coach Stewart Passes Away At 59Charles LeClaire/Getty Images(MORGANTOWN, W.Va.) -- Former West Virginia head football coach Bill Stewart passed away Monday from an apparent heart attack. He was 59. Stewart took over as head coach of the Mountaineers in 2007 after Rich Rodriguez left...

Houston Family Spends $1.5M on College for Five Daughters

Houston Family Spends $1.5M on College for Five DaughtersiStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- It’s graduation day -- a day that’s getting quite familiar to Marc and Beverly Ostrofsky of Houston.Friday, they’ll attend two graduation ceremonies, one for their daughter Shelly, 22, from Washingto...

Job Market Improving for New Grads

Job Market Improving for New GradsTim Boyle/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Employment prospects for new college graduates are better now than at any time since the start of the recession, say college placement directors, employment experts and students themselves.In fact, a just-released stud...

Gap Year Gaining Momentum Among College Freshmen

Gap Year Gaining Momentum Among College FreshmenRyan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- An estimated 1.2 percent of first-time college freshmen take a gap year, most of them male students, according to the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California Los Angeles."...

Only Half of Recent College Grads Employed Full Time

Only Half of Recent College Grads Employed Full TimeGoodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- The great recession has taken a heavy toll on college grads, with only half of those who graduated between 2006 and 2011 reporting they have full-time jobs, according to a new study.The survey by Rutgers Uni...

Survey: College Graduates Struggling to Find Work, Pay Loans

Survey: College Graduates Struggling to Find Work, Pay LoansRyan McVay/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- Just a few years ago, new college graduates had little trouble finding a job within a year of finishing school.  Now, the outlook for those about to jump into the job market isn't so bri...

Custodian to Graduate from Columbia University After 19 Years

Custodian to Graduate from Columbia University After 19 YearsABC(NEW YORK) -- A Yugoslavian-born custodian at New York's Columbia University will be trading in his uniform for a cap and gown this weekend when he graduates with honors after working on his degree for 12 years.Gac Filipaj, 52, will graduate with a ...

Romney Says Students ‘Pulling Back’ from Obama

Romney Says Students ‘Pulling Back’ from ObamaEmmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(EUCLID, Ohio) -- Mitt Romney Monday suggested that the Obama administration is going to promise “a lot of free stuff” to college students who are “pulling back” and who are not as &ldqu...

Notre Dame QB Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer

Notre Dame QB Arrested for Assaulting Police OfficerG Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) -- Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees faces criminal charges after police allege he knocked the wind out of an officer at an off-campus house party in South Bend on Thursday.Rees, who was pepper-...

Ariz. Girl, 15, to Graduate College, Then High School

Ariz. Girl, 15, to Graduate College, Then High SchooliStockphoto/Thinkstock(COOLIDGE, Ariz.) -- A 15-year-old Arizona girl will don two different caps and gowns in May, but the first won't be at her high school graduation. Kimberly Koerth will graduate Saturday from Central Arizona College in Coolidge, w...

Obama to Make Student Loan Rates Next Big Fight

Obama to Make Student Loan Rates Next Big FightOfficial White House photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- Move over, Buffett Rule. Interest rates on federal student loans are set to become the next election-year flash point between President Obama and congressional Republicans. The White House announc...
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