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Indy’s gigantic and funky yard sale | Indianapolis Star

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Jul 142015
 
Indy's gigantic and funky yard sale | Indianapolis Star

It will surely be the largest and funkiest yard sale of the summer, a three-day event to clear out the numerous and wide-ranging belongings of artists Linda Adele Goodine and Mark Stevan Richardson. Richardson and Goodine, who are husband and wife and have taught at Herron School of Art and Design since the 1980s, are moving to Greenville, N.C., where she’ll teach at East Carolina University.

Massachusetts man plotted terror attack on university, FBI says | WCVB-Boston

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Jul 142015
 
Massachusetts man plotted terror attack on university, FBI says | WCVB-Boston

An Adams man arrested in an FBI sting and accused of plotting to commit terrorist acts in support ISIS is expected to appear before a federal judge in Springfield Tuesday. Alexander Ciccolo is accused of plotting to set off pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and to slaughter students live online.

New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector | NPR

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Jul 142015
 
New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector | NPR

Coder Bootcamps. Accelerated Learning Programs. New Economy Skills Training. Whatever you call them, these new players in higher education are multiplying. The intensive programs say they can teach job-ready skills in technology, design and related fields. In record time.

Students give back to Humane Society by fostering, interning and volunteering | USA Today

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Jul 132015
 
Students give back to Humane Society by fostering, interning and volunteering | USA Today

For nearly two months, Christian lived his life without a family or a permanent home. He spent his days at a facility in North Carolina, waiting. In February, luck found him. It came in the form of Rachel Shaw, a sophomore at East Carolina University.

Former East Carolina Linebacker Creates Software For College Athletes |

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Jul 102015
 
Former East Carolina Linebacker Creates Software For College Athletes |

George Koonce, Jr. is a former East Carolina and NFL linebacker who played with the Green Bay Packers from 1992-1999 and played his final season in 2000 with the Seattle Seahawks. Koonce may seem like a busy man but he has also had time to start developing a career-based software to help college athletes at all levels.

After Charleston shooting, Yale students petition to rename Calhoun College | USA Today

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Jul 102015
 
After Charleston shooting, Yale students petition to rename Calhoun College | USA Today

Yale University students are asking the school’s administration to change the name of Calhoun College, one of Yale’s 12 residential colleges, in the wake of the racially-motivated church shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Universities Are Trying To Teach Faculty How To Spot Microaggressions | Huffington Post

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Jul 102015
 
Universities Are Trying To Teach Faculty How To Spot Microaggressions | Huffington Post

Earlier this year, University of California President Janet Napolitano invited deans and department heads to a seminar on inclusivity on campus. A large theme was how the university could better address microaggressions, the subtle comments, “slights” or “snubs” that signal bias against someone’s race, background or identity.

Not ‘college material’? Minnesota’s Bethel University begs to disagree | Christian Science Monitor

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Jul 092015
 
Not 'college material'? Minnesota's Bethel University begs to disagree | Christian Science Monitor

For people with disabilities, college can seem a distant dream. But a new program at a Minnesota university hopes to change that, at least for some young people, this fall. purplearrowSome programs, such as the University of Arizona’s Strategic Alternative Learning Technique Center and East Carolina University’s STEPP program, urge students with disabilities to report any existing conditions …

Looking for a college with lots of opportunities? The school’s location really does matter | Washington Post

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Jul 092015
 
Looking for a college with lots of opportunities? The school’s location really does matter | Washington Post

This summer, as high-school students go on college tours, they’ll likely only pay attention to a school’s location in terms of the surrounding amenities: Are there enough restaurants and bars? Is it close to the beach or the mountains?

Afraid your student won’t complete the semester? Consider tuition insurance | Triangle Business Journal

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Jul 082015
 
Afraid your student won't complete the semester? Consider tuition insurance | Triangle Business Journal

North Carolina this week became one of six states in which Allianz Global Assistance began offering a new kind of insurance – one that insures parents against their children dropping out of college.