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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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University Of California Considers Asking Incoming Students Their Sexual Orientation

The has said that the question on the entrance form will be optional. Other groups have said that this will just lead to preferential treatment in the end.

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Recent College Grads Make Less Now Than a Decade Ago — Dollars and Sense

Since the economy took a turn for the worse, more and more young adults are moving back home with their parents after graduating from college, and this could be one reason why: recent grads are making less now than they did a decade ago.

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Facebook's Influence In Consumer Consumption Of News Growing
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Applicants For Colleges And Government Jobs Being Asked For Facebook Passwords

Facebook is everywhere and people want to know what you're doing with it.  Especially if those "people" are employing you or teaching you.  It's another chip away at the right or privacy, a right apparently no longer relevant.

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NCAA College Football Bowl Recap — Dec. 31-Jan. 8

While we can argue about whether or not the right teams were playing, it was hard to argue with the excitement of the BCS bowl games so far. Three of the four were decided either in the last seconds of regulation (Rose Bowl) or in overtime (Fiesta and Sugar bowls), while the fourth (Orange Bowl) shattered virtually every bowl game record on the books for offensive statistics.

But the non-BCS games also gave us a lot of close games and great individual performances, as well. Here are the highlights from the final week of bowl season.

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