Higher Education (College)

6:03am

Tue July 8, 2014
NPR Ed

How A Text Message Could Revolutionize Student Aid

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 11:53 am

Could students soon text their way to financial aid?
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Every year, more than a million students don't complete the FAFSA — the main federal student-loan application.

One big reason? The form is so complicated that it discourages some people from even trying.

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5:03am

Tue July 8, 2014
NPR Ed

The Collapse Of Corinthian Colleges

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 9:38 am

Under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Corinthian Colleges will put 85 of its U.S. campuses up for sale and close the remaining dozen. The for-profit college chain operates campuses under the names Heald, Everest and WyoTech. It has more than 70,000 students across North America. It's the largest-ever college, by enrollment, to be shut down in this way.

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5:38am

Fri July 4, 2014
NPR Ed

Big Data Comes To College

Originally published on Fri July 4, 2014 11:18 am

The Course Signals dashboard tells professors how their students are doing at a glance.
Information Technology at Purdue

When students at Purdue University are reading their homework assignments, sometimes the assignments are reading them too.

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6:03am

Sat June 28, 2014
NPR Ed

Tackling Sexual Assault On Campus With Comedy

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 8:26 am

"Clearly universities are not making their campuses safe for women," Comedy Central's Jon Stewart noted in a recent segment focusing on rape and sexual assault on campus.
Comedy Central

There's nothing funny about sexual assault. But the absurdity of how some colleges respond to it can make you laugh.

This week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart became the latest comedian to crack wise about the rape crisis on America's college campuses: Reports are up, yet many schools still fail to adequately address the problem.

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12:11pm

Mon June 23, 2014
NPR Ed

Be A Varsity Player ... In Video Games?

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 1:22 pm

League of Legends is a video game with 70 million players a month.
Riot Games, Inc

Imagine the lede in the campus newspaper:

The Eagles swept to a win last night in 100 hours of tournament gameplay. Tabbz made the absolute best usage of the shields and heals that were available to him. Froggen went for utility and pushing power, while Nyph's black shields were near perfect, and he hit a bunch of bindings. Airwak's Lee Sin kick ended the encounter with a massive multicolor explosion.

Monday morning quarterbacking will never be the same.

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