Higher Education (College)

4:49am

Tue March 18, 2014
Paying For College

How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 11:59 am

World War II veterans and other students at the University of Iowa in 1947. That year, due to federal assistance from the GI Bill, 60 percent of the school's enrollment was made up of veterans.
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If you want to get an earful about paying for college, listen to parents from states where tuition and fees have skyrocketed in the last five years. In Arizona, for example, parents have seen a 77 percent increase in costs. In Georgia, it's 75 percent, and in Washington state, 70 percent.

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11:34am

Thu March 13, 2014
The Salt

A Major In Coffee? UC Davis Might Be Brewing One Up

Originally published on Fri March 14, 2014 3:22 pm

The University of California, Davis, recently founded a Coffee Center dedicated to the study of the beloved brew.
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Many of us have those friends who insist that they're coffee connoisseurs and drink exclusively drip brews. But really, there aren't many academic programs that train people in the taste and science of coffee.

That might all change soon. The University of California, Davis, recently founded a Coffee Center dedicated to the study of the world of java. This week, the center held its first research conference.

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5:21am

Tue February 25, 2014
Education

The Business Of Frats: Shifting Liability For Trauma And Injury

Originally published on Tue February 25, 2014 1:55 pm

Students walk past the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity house at San Diego State University after news that a student had died there on April 20, 2012.
Sandy Huffaker Getty Images

For those of you keeping track of the headlines detailing sexual assault and hazing at frat houses, it may come as no surprise that fraternities have a dark side. Caitlin Flanagan, a writer at The Atlantic, spent a year investigating Greek houses and discovered that "the dark power of fraternities" is not just a power over pledges and partygoers but one held over universities as well.

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12:37pm

Sat February 22, 2014
Population Growth

College Educated Moving To Denver In Droves

Denver's high wage jobs are attracting the college educated.
Credit Sheila Sund / Flickr - Creative Commons

You've been delayed on Front Range highways, felt the crowds while shopping and generally get the feeling that Fort Collins, Greeley, Boulder and Denver are starting to blend into one giant metropolitan area. Several statistics from places like the U.S. Census bear that out. The educated are finding Colorado very appealing.

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5:00am

Tue February 4, 2014

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