Higher Education (College)

6:41am

Tue April 23, 2013
Around the Nation

Shot Putter Donates Bone Marow To A Stranger

Originally published on Tue April 23, 2013 1:05 pm

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7:38am

Tue April 16, 2013
The Two-Way

Six Years After Shooting, Virginia Tech Remembers

The memorial Hokie stones at Virginia Tech, erected to honor the 32 victims of the 2007 campus shooting.
Virginia Tech

With so much attention given to the violent bombings in Boston, Virginia Tech is remembering a terrible tragedy of its own today. It's been six years since shooter Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and injured 17 on the Virginia Tech campus, and then shot himself to death. Today, his victims are being remembered in a series of events.

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6:10am

Wed April 10, 2013
The Two-Way

Students Stopped The Stabbing Suspect At Texas College

Originally published on Wed April 10, 2013 11:19 am

Dylan Quick, who is accused in the stabbings at Lone Star College, in a photo supplied to the news media Wednesday by the Harris County (Texas) Sheriff's Office.
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2:55pm

Sat April 6, 2013
Education

Loan Education Becomes Prerequisite As Student Debt Balloons

College loan debt isn't easing up, and students are struggling to navigate a plethora of obligations.
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For students now sprinting toward the end of their college days, the finish line may not be much of a relief. More than ever, their gait is slowed by the weight of impending debt.

Thirty-seven million Americans share about $1 trillion in student loans, according to Federal Reserve data. It's the biggest consumer debt besides mortgages, eclipsing both auto loans and credit cards. And on it grows, an appetite undiminished by the recession.

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1:23am

Tue April 2, 2013
Shots - Health News

New Medical School Wants To Build Ranks Of Primary Care Doctors

Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 11:30 am

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Michael Ellison has a tough assignment. He's the associate dean of admissions choosing the first class of a brand new medical school, the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.

"We have over 1,600 applicants, and we will interview 400 for 60 spots," Ellison says.

The school has a very specific mission: minting doctors who want to go into primary care practice.

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