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Casey's General Stores Help Parents Navigate College Planning

August 3, 2015

Casey's General Stores is teaming up with the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) to help students and parents in the college planning process. The iconic convenience store chain is providing fuel discount coupons to families traveling to tour private college campuses during Iowa Private College Week, August 3-7.

In Prospect Park, Seats with a View

August 3, 2015

A new art project is bringing a bit of the Adirondacks to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.  In late July, the Prospect Park Alliance started placing 23 Adirondack chairs throughout the 585-acre park. The chairs, built by students and resident artists of Paul Smith’s College, a small private college located in New York state’s Adirondack region, will highlight spots where visitors can appreciate the park’s pastoral landscapes through this fall.

FDU, RVCC Sign Dual Admission Agreement with Tuition Break

August 3, 2015

Students will have an opportunity to start their education at Raritan Valley Community College and then continue pursuing a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or combined bachelor's/master's degree program at Fairleigh Dickinson University at a reduced tuition rate, under a new Dual Admission Agreement.

Education Department Opens Investigation of Grinnell College, But Not Because It Asked for It

August 1, 2015

Grinnell College came under federal investigation on July 22 for its handling of sexual assault cases at the private, liberal arts campus in Iowa. However, despite Grinnell taking the unprecedented step of asking the government to open an investigation -- in anticipation of a Huffington Post article published in March -- the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights declined that request. Instead, it is opening a complaint students had already filed prior to Grinnell's asking.

Elon updating student transcripts to highlight four-year university experience

July 30, 2015

Elon University is working with other colleges to bring its graduates’ credentials into the 21st century, and a lot of other schools could follow in the next few years. The university is designing a transcript of a graduate’s non-academic experience in volunteering, internships, research, leadership and study abroad made to post on social media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook or online profiles.

Wheaton College (Ill.) Ends Student Health Insurance Over Contraceptive Rule

July 29, 2015

Wheaton College of Illinois will stop providing students with health insurance because of its objections to the Obama administration’s controversial rule on access to contraceptives, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Why Drexel U. Tamed Its Application Monster

July 28, 2015

When applications fall, trouble often follows. So when Drexel University saw about half as many applicants this year as last, it braced for a smaller freshman class — and less revenue. In June the institution laid off a few dozen employees, part of a restructuring plan already underway to save $18 million while reducing tuition increases. Those cuts went hand in hand with a new enrollment strategy.

Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair Named 28th President of Washington College

July 28, 2015

Sheila C. Bair, the former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a renowned advocate for financial reform, has been named the 28th president of Washington College, the historic liberal arts college on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She starts on August 1, 2015.

George Washington University applicants no longer need to take admissions tests

July 27, 2015

George Washington University dropped its testing requirement for most freshman admissions Monday, becoming one of the largest and most prominent schools to declare that its applicants don’t have to take the SAT or ACT.

Spelman Discontinues Cosby Professorship

July 27, 2015

Spelman College announced Friday that it is discontinuing an endowed professorship named for Bill Cosby and his wife.

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