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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...

Student Loan Debt Continues to Soar

Student Loan Debt Continues to SoarJupiterImages/Comstock Images(NEW YORK) -- Two out of three college students graduating this spring will have student loan debt, with the average loan amounting to nearly $25,000.  And as costs continue to rise, the amount owed is piling up, causi...

Kentucky’s Starting Five Leaving For The NBA Draft

Kentucky’s Starting Five Leaving For The NBA DraftChris Graythen/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- After winning the national championship this season, Kentucky’s starting five will forgo their remaining eligibility and enter this June’s NBA draft.Sophomores Doron Lamb and Terrence Jones and...

UCLA Apologizes for Accidentally ‘Accepting’ Wait-Listed Students

UCLA Apologizes for Accidentally ‘Accepting’ Wait-Listed StudentsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- UCLA apologized Wednesday for wrongly sending congratulatory admission letters to 894 high school students who were actually on the wait list. The letters for entry in fall 2012 went out along those for the thousa...

Petrino Out As Arkansas Head Football Coach

Petrino Out As Arkansas Head Football CoachKevin C. Cox/Getty Images(FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.) -- Bobby Petrino is out as head football coach of Arkansas. The 51-year-old Petrino was put on paid leave last week after he failed to disclosed to university officials that a 25-year-old female school empl...

Professors’ Group Say US Faculty Salaries Not Driving Tuition Hikes

Professors’ Group Say US Faculty Salaries Not Driving Tuition HikesiStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Stagnant faculty salaries for teaching professionals across the U.S. belie the common belief that professors' incomes are driving increased costs of higher education, the American Association of University Professo...

Aston Introduced As New Texas Women’s Basketball Coach

Aston Introduced As New Texas Women’s Basketball CoachJoe Robbins/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- The Texas Longhorns introduced former assistant Karen Aston as their new women’s head basketball coach Tuesday. She will be taking over for Gail Goestenkors, who resigned in March after failing to lead t...

Kentucky Defeats Kansas To Win The National Championship

Kentucky Defeats Kansas To Win The National ChampionshipChris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- The (1) Kentucky Wildcats (38-2) defeated the (2) Kansas Jayhawks (32-7) 67-59 to win their eighth national championship. Sophomore guard Doron Lamb scored 22 points for Kentucky and freshman forward Anthony ...

Kansas Stuns Ohio State, 64-62 To Advance To Title Game

Kansas Stuns Ohio State, 64-62 To Advance To Title GameJeff Gross/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- (2) Kansas (32-6) overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to defeat (2) Ohio State (31-8), 64-62 in Saturday night’s NCAA Men’s Final Four Semifinals. Junior forward Thomas Robinson led the way for ...

North Carolina Loses Three Players To The NBA Draft

North Carolina Loses Three Players To The NBA DraftStreeter Lecka/Getty Images(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- Saying goodbye to Tobacco Road: North Carolina sophomore forward Harrison Barnes, junior forward John Henson and sophomore point guard Kendall Marshall have announced that they will be entering this yea...

Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey Reveals She Has Bell’s Palsy

Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey Reveals She Has Bell’s PalsySarah Glenn/Getty Images(WACO, Texas) -- Baylor women’s head basketball coach Kim Mulkey has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, university officials announced Thursday. “I noticed while we were in Des Moines last week that my tongue fe...

California 14-Year-Old Goes for 2nd College Degree

California 14-Year-Old Goes for 2nd College Degree Hemera/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- At an age when most teenagers are barely surviving homeroom, 14-year-old Moshe Kai Cavalin is  debating between courses in astrophysics and theoretical physics as he works towards his second college degree.After ...

South Carolina Introduces Frank Martin As New Head Coach

South Carolina Introduces Frank Martin As New Head CoachJared Wickerham/Getty Images Sport(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- South Carolina introduced former Kansas State coach Frank Martin as their new head men's basketball coach Tuesday. The Gamecocks gave the 46-year-old Martin a six-year deal worth $12.3 million. Mart...
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