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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.

Higher Education Kicks For-Profit Universities Out Of The Band | Forbes

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Jul 082015
 
Higher Education Kicks For-Profit Universities Out Of The Band | Forbes

I picked up Felder’s book: Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles, and learned three things…Like the messy breakup we’ve seen over the past five years between traditional higher education and for-profit universities, there are two sides to this dispute, and neither comes out smelling like roses.

Vaccine Fears Not New – Here’s Why | Discovery News

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Jul 082015
 
Vaccine Fears Not New - Here's Why | Discovery News

There has been a lot of discussion and controversy about vaccinations over the past few months. …Andrea Kitta, an Associate Professor at East Carolina University and author of “Vaccinations and Public Concern in History,” notes that “The content of vaccines, especially in the case of preservatives, is a widely debated issue.

Is Mars Humid Enough to Support Life? | Space.com

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Jul 072015
 
Is Mars Humid Enough to Support Life? | Space.com

Mars may appear to be dry and desolate, but the Red Planet can be surprisingly humid — perhaps humid enough to support life, some scientists say. “The conditions on Mars…is the equivalent of the drier parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile,” John Rummel, of East Carolina University, told Space.com.

Employers Have Greater Leeway on Unpaid Internships, Court Rules | New York Times

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Jul 072015
 
Employers Have Greater Leeway on Unpaid Internships, Court Rules | New York Times

Employers have considerable leeway to use unpaid interns legally when the work serves an educational purpose, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, setting aside a lower court decision that the movie studio Fox Searchlight Pictures had improperly classified former workers as unpaid interns rather than employees

Help raise two brothers, head the investing club, summer at Oxford: How one student went from poverty to an elite college | Washington Post

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Jul 072015
 
Help raise two brothers, head the investing club, summer at Oxford: How one student went from poverty to an elite college | Washington Post

Min Zhong, 19, arrived in the U.S. as a 9-year-old who spoke little English. Her parents struggled to make ends meet. And while her classmates attended after-school activities, Zhong grew up caring for two younger brothers while her parents put in long hours at work. She excelled in school nonetheless.

ECU’s Iannettoni elected to lead thoracic resident physician programs in U.S. |Daily Reflector Workweek

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Jul 062015
 
ECU's Iannettoni elected to lead thoracic resident physician programs in U.S. |Daily Reflector Workweek

Dr. Mark Iannettoni, vice chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences for East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, has been named president of the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association.