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University of Florida suspends fraternity for 'serious physical hazing incident'
by Education: News & Videos about Education - CNN.com
Jan 25, 2017
“The University of Florida has temporarily suspended its chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity after learning about a hazing incident involving fraternity members, a university spokeswoman said.”
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Democrats blast Trump's pick for Education Secretary
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 18, 2017
“(Corrects in 6th paragraph to clarify rules) By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats sliced holes in billionaire Betsy DeVos' credentials to be the next U.S. Education Secretary at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday, raising doubts whether President-elect Donald Trump's pick will win approval in the full Senate. The nomination of DeVos to head an agency that sets policy for younger children and universities and also administers a college financial aid program of $1 trillion has outraged Democrats who believe the Michigan Republican wants to dismantle public education. Teachers unions, a major constituency for the party, roundly oppose DeVos, a philanthropist and investor.”
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Cost of College: Programs That Are Predatory: It’s Not Just at For-Profit Colleges
by NYT > Education
Jan 17, 2017
“Even programs at prestigious universities like Harvard may not care enough about whether their degrees are worth the cost.”
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Immaculata University to cut tuition by 23% for 2017-18
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 17, 2017
“A Catholic college in suburban Philadelphia has announced plans to reduce its tuition by 23 percent for the 2017-18 academic year to offset the rising cost of higher education. Tuition to Immaculata University ...”
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10 Colleges Where the Most Applicants Are Wait-Listed
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 17, 2017
“The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search.”
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Pay the IRS late? At some companies, it's a strategic move
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Jan 17, 2017
“NEW YORK (AP) — The idea of paying taxes late and incurring IRS interest charges elicits a stern "Don't do that!" from many tax professionals. Yet some business owners decide that it's cheaper and more convenient than taking out a loan. So those with short-term cash management issues or personal expenditures like college tuition may make a strategic decision to pay the government late.”
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