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College Student Fakes Kidnapping to Get Out of Handing In Paper

Kids these days are taking the saying “the dog ate my homework” and completely chucking it out the window. Today’s student needs a more up-to-date and convincing reason for missing an assignment, skipping class or failing to complete work. That’s why this story of a college student who faked his own kidnapping is so fascinating.

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Sorry, College Grads, But Working ‘Till You’re Old and Grey Is the New Fad

Medical advancements and healthier living mean many people have longer lifespans these days. That means lots of those older Americans are retiring later than in generations past. In fact, some analysts are calling 70 the new 70 in terms of retirement.

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Almost Half of College Students Are Clueless About How Much Loan Debt They Have — Dollars and Sense

It’s not unusual for college students to graduate with a hefty student loan debt. But according to a new study, many don’t know how much they owe — and some aren’t aware they owe anything at all.

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Half of Recent College Grads Don’t Have Full-Time Jobs

The unemployment rate for college graduates is lower than that for people without degrees, but that doesn’t mean they’re having an easy time of it.

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University Dismisses Entire Student Body In Mass Email Fail

Every semester, college students find out whether or not their grades will keep them in good standing at their university. Recently, students at Eastern Michigan University received a disturbing email.

“As a result of your Winter 2012 academic performance, you have been dismissed from Eastern Michigan University,” reads the first line of an email that caused many a heart palpation throughout the Ypsilanti, Michigan campus Friday.

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Why Is a Man with 11 College Degrees Working As a Crossing Guard?

Bruce Berry is a both a renaissance man and a lollipop man — the latter being British slang for a crossing guard. He has 11 advanced degrees, a completed Ph.D. and another doctorate in the works.

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College Dropout Becomes Math Genius After Mugging

The muggers who brutally beat Jason Padgett outside of a karaoke club in Tacoma, Wa. a decade ago made off with his $99 leather jacket. However, they left the now-41-year old with something much more valuable: A unique genius for math.

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Is Getting a College Degree Worth the Money? — Dollars and Sense

As college tuition and contributions to college savings funds rise, experts are again examining the value of higher education and wondering if the cost is a good investment in someone’s future.

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Students From Liverpool's John Moore University Receive Their Degrees
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Learning Local Getting More Expensive After Amarillo College Raises Tuition

Our area is truly blessed to have an institution of higher learning in our own backyard.  It is a wonderful stepping stone for young and old looking to improve themselves.  But it isn't free and next semester is going to hurt a bit more.

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Should Penn State Rename Its Football Stadium After Joe Paterno? — Survey of the Day

A year ago, it seemed inevitable that Penn State would eventually name its football stadium after legendary coach Joe Paterno.

 

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