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Hundreds of colleges had zero rape reports in 2014. And that could be worrisome. — The Washington Post

There were no rapes reported in 2014 at California State University at Long Beach, a public university with about 36,000 students. That could seem like a positive sign. But school officials aren’t boasting about it. They know sexual violence victims are often reluctant to step forward, and they want to hear more often from survivors.

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Fewer students lead to ‘more personal’ classes | The Daily Reflector

East Carolina University’s campus may be a lot less crowded with the end of the regular academic year, but there still are plenty of students around.

According to ECU News Services, there are 9,872 students enrolled for the first summer session, which started May 16. Most of those, about 73.8 percent, are undergraduate students.

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U-Md. investigates police use of pepper spray to break up graduation party after complaints of racism — The Washington Post

The University of Maryland’s president promised a complete and transparent investigation of whether campus police used excessive force in breaking up a graduation party made up mostly of black students over the weekend, after officers used pepper spray and arrested two people to disperse a crowd celebrating graduation in College Park.

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U.S. Colleges’ Bounty of Foreign Students Thins — Wall Street Journal

U.S. colleges have lured a wave of foreign students in recent years to boost tuition revenue and offset state budget cuts. The influx of students paying two to three times what locals do has brought controversy, with some Americans complaining that slots for U.S. students are becoming harder to get, while some of the international students, particularly from Muslim countries, can face a hostile reception.

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Report says upward mobility is worse in NC than in US — The News & Observer

Like many studies, the MDC report concludes that education beyond high school is an economic imperative. Only 5 percent of North Carolinians with a college degree live in poverty, compared with 31 percent of those with only a high school education. But, the report contends, education is not enough. Young people need to find connections to jobs that pay well.

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Why Upperclassmen Lose Financial Aid — The New York Times

A few weeks before Ashley Hurst was supposed to commit to college, an email arrived that she thought would change her life. An honors graduate from a magnet high school, Ms. Hurst had been accepted into several colleges with a few good financial aid offers. But they included about $8,000 in loans, and she was dead set against borrowing any money. She kept hoping to snag a free ride somewhere at the last minute.
Then came the message from North Carolina Central University, a historically black college: It would be interested in giving her a full scholarship to study pharmaceutical sciences, a relatively new program aimed at helping students move into biotechnology jobs.

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