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$648 round trip from LAX to Laos on Singapore
If you can decide by the end of this month, you can get a $648 round-trip ticket from LAX to Vientiane or Luang Prabang in Laos on Singapore Airlines. You must buy your ticket, which is subject to availability, by Sept. 30. It is for departures Tuesdays or Thursdays (or, for $100 more, Saturdays) from...
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Brexit Doesn't Deter EU Students From Choosing U.K.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU doesn’t appear to have dented the number of EU students planning to start degrees in the U.K. in the coming weeks, though senior figures warn the vote could take a more serious toll next academic year.
218 points by The Wall Street Journal | United Kingdom London European Union University College London Student University Imperial College London Member State of the European Union
Ex-Michigan Tech student accused of threat sues school
HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan Technological University student who was accused last year of threatening on social media to shoot black students is suing the school. MLive.com and the Detroit Free Press report Matthew Schultz was a junior at the Upper Peninsula school when he posted using the ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Michigan Michigan Technological University Upper Peninsula of Michigan University Student Detroit Free Press Education Detroit
Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan offer Peace Corps Prep
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan universities are teaming up to prepare students for work in the Peace Corps. A news release from the two universities in Bloomington-Normal says the Peace Corps Prep certificate program will prepare students for development work internationally or within the U.S. The ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Illinois Normal Illinois University Illinois State University College Student Education Abraham Lincoln
Man accused of threat to black MTU students sues
Matthew Schultz filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | University Michigan Technological University Oak Ridge Associated Universities Student Houghton Michigan Upper Peninsula of Michigan Michigan Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
School exit exams urged in Connecticut, despite US trend
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - In ordering Connecticut to overhaul its education system, a state judge suggests making exit exams a requirement for students to graduate from high school. It's a strategy some states first implemented in the 1970s, as a way to set a standard for measuring student performance. But ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Education School Judge Connecticut High school U.S. state Student Hartford Connecticut
Face-biting suspect's dad believes son was poisoned
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The father of a Florida college student accused of randomly killing a couple and biting the dead husband's face said his son's condition is deteriorating.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Florida Family English-language films Marriage South Florida metropolitan area Domestic violence Attack Student
Scarborough's University of Akron Corps of Cadets program attracts 14 students
Few University of Akron students are interested in the Corps of Cadets, touted as a career-focused program with a military flavor, has not drawn students. AKRON, Ohio - Few University of Akron students are interested in the Corps of Cadets, touted as a career-focused program with a military flavor. The student organization and a Leadership Academy were announced with great fanfare by former President Scott Scarborough in June 2015 as part of his efforts to reposition the university as Ohio's Polytechnic University. "Corps members will learn how to lead teams, manage time, plan a career, build and strengthen an organization, and lead a life of personal decorum," the website says. Last year 14 students participates in the Corps of Cadets, which does not require a military commitment, officials said. Eleven returned this year and three new members joined. In contrast participation in the Army ROTC program has grown from 89 members in fall 2012 to 119 this fall. Scarborough resigned May 31 and UA dropped its branding as a polytechnic university. Other initiatives Scarborough supported, including success coaches, have been dropped.  What was proposed? The Corps of Cadets, the only one of its kind in Ohio, was to feature dedicated on-campus student housing, a student honor code, and medals, decorations, promotions and awards. Members would wear uniforms and march with the UA Marching Band. A Glee Club was to be formed in 2016 to perform at various university events. Corps of Cadets members would be eligible for up to $2,000 in annual scholarships. The corresponding Leadership Academy was to include programs and academic courses from the ROTC Leadership Series and the Institute for Leadership Advancement offered through UA's College of Business Administration. Working in conjunction with the faculty in various colleges, a leadership minor and leadership certificates were to be developed. What has occurred? There is no dedicated housing. The corps has a living-learning center in conjunction with the ROTC program. Members have uniforms and follow an honor code. Medals, decorations, promotions and awards are being developed. A seal, Facebook page and Twitter account were established. The Corps of Cadets marched on with the band at three football games last year. It is expected to march at the Military Appreciation football game on Oct. 15 Cadets conduct leadership classes and meetings each week. They led physical training three times a week and planned three service projects. A glee club was planned as a long-term option. The scholarships were to start this academic year. Officials are evaluating scholarship eligibility. No funding was allocated to establish the Leadership Academy, according to Bradley Harvey, the director of UA's military/veteran student programs.
27 points by The Plain Dealer | Reserve Officers' Training Corps Ohio Student Akron Ohio University of Akron University Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps Management
What's next for students after ITT closes?
ITT Technical Institute has announced it will shut down all campuses, including five in Michigan.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | University Education Vocational education ITT Technical Institute ITT Corporation Higher education Carmel Indiana Student
Virginia student in Central Park blast gets new prosthetic leg
Connor Golden thanked people who donated money to pay for his prosthetic leg in a message on GoFundMe.
150 points by Daily News | Prosthesis Amputation New York City Medical equipment Student Blow BLAST Foot
Study mischaracterized success of Michigan colleges
A recent report ignores swaths of the student population when figuring graduation rates and cuts in state funding.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | University Higher education Public university College Student Education University of Virginia Graduation
Webinars have answers for displaced ITT students
The Department of Education has announced it will contact ITT Technical Institute students about their options.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | University Mobile phone Education Student Vocational education Federal government of the United States Instant messaging Internet
The College Guy: The March Madness of admissions
In the midst of March Madness, many of us obsess over our bracket, feverishly wondering – who’s going to win it all? With nearly equal intensity and fervor, college admissions committees will obsess over a different kind of bracket as they evaluate candidates from the various regions of the country...
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Charles Murray speaks at Columbia, with wide faculty support
Some professors said they don't agree with what Murray has to say, but they defend his right to say it.       
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Rick Perry stirs up debate on Texas A&M campus over student president election
Debate about Texas A&M University's student body president election has spread to social media and even to at least one College Station classroom.
-1 points by The Houston Chronicle | University Student Sexual orientation English-language films Education George W. Bush Mr. Brooks Texas A&M University
11-foot python slithers into South Florida student's car
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate's car. Nova Southeastern University students Ross Price and James Hand called an exterminator on Feb. 1, but were told it was too late to send someone. So ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Florida Student Broward County Florida Nova Southeastern University Davie Florida Fort Lauderdale Florida Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida Pythonidae
LETTER: UNLV athletic deficit calls into question benefit to students
The cost of the athletic programs — scholarships, coaches, travel, facilities, etc. — doesn’t come close to making sense in the big picture.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | University English-language films The Bill Student Athletic Tax Employee benefit Public finance
Student ‘highly intoxicated’ and rammed window before fatal fall
A student who fell to his death from a New Orleans hotel room, repeatedly rammed into and broke the window before he took his fatal plunge.
17 points by Daily News | University Mississippi River New Orleans Student Doubletree French Quarter Fraternities and sororities Louisiana
More students turn to GoFundMe to raise money for college costs
College isn't cheap, and more students are turning to GoFundMe online fundraising campaigns to raise money for college costs. In Illinois, about $2.6 million has been raised since 2014 from nearly 5,300 campaigns to assist with tuition, housing and other higher education expenses, according to ...
51 points by Chicago Tribune | University Education finance Education Student Debt Political campaign Higher education Want
30 University of Akron volunteers discover ancestry in 'Rethinking Race'
Thirty University of Akron volunteers have learned their ethnic mix following DNA testing, which may have changed views on race, officials said AKRON, Ohio - Thirty University of Akron volunteers have learned their ethnic mix following DNA testing, which may have changed views on race, officials said. The results will be revealed Thursday night as part of UA's annual "Rethinking Race" series. This is the 10th year of UA's Rethinking Race, a two-week forum of events that focuses on opening dialogue around race and race-related issues. Ancestry.com, which offers DNA testing and ancestry resources for a fee, contacted the university to offer free DNA tests and interviews, said UA spokeswoman Lisa Craig. Heather Pollock, an anthropology and classical studies lecturer, took the lead on the DNA project and recruited 30 students, faculty, staff and President Matthew Wilson, Craig said. The project was designed to challenge people to explore their own narrative about race, the university said. It would explore questions such as: What we can tell from how we look? What can we tell from what science tells us? What narrative can we tell ourselves and others that could be more inclusive when we talk about race? The tests were done about four weeks ago and the volunteers learned the results about 10 days ago. Their reactions were videotaped and will be revealed on Thursday. The university released a short video of volunteers describing their ethnicity and then reacting to the results. The full results will be revealed from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Gardner Theatre, second floor of the Student Union, 303 Carroll St.  The discussion is open to the public. The university will release results and a video on Friday.
3 points by The Plain Dealer | Ethnic group University Thomas Jefferson Ohio Race University of Akron Akron Ohio Student
400 NYC public school teachers to see Broadway's 'Hamilton'
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of public school teachers in New York City have landed tickets to the hottest show on Broadway.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Education Teacher School New York City History of education Pedagogy Broadway theatre Student
Higher ed group cites UT efforts to boost low-income student graduation rate
Expanding low-income student enrollment has been challenging for universities. They think that graduating these students is crucial to their mission, but struggle to keep students on track academically or cannot provide sufficient financial aid.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | University Association of American Universities University of Virginia Student Texas College Public university University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nevada education officials plan workshop on CCSD concerns for system overhaul
Facing a lawsuit from the Clark County School District over a mandated reorganization effort, the state Department of Education plans to host a workshop focusing on concerns district officials have highlighted for months.
13 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Education Weight Debate School Student Mass High school Special education
Naval Academy plebe to compete on 'Jeopardy'
Tse's episode airs 7 p.m. Friday on Fox.
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | University Student Jeopardy! Education Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions Fight song
Teachers caught playing 'f***, marry, kill game' about students
A group of teachers and school officials from Bangor, Michigan were secretly filmed making off-color comments about students. One educator has already resigned after an emergency meeting with school officials. Read Full Article at RT.com
668 points by Russia Today | Education 2007 singles Teacher Student Parent Child Need Talk radio
Cops: Trio foils smash-and-grab of Picasso, Rembrandt pieces
BOSTON (AP) — Police say three witnesses helped nab a man who they say tried to steal five paintings from a Boston art gallery, including etchings by Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Pablo Picasso Cubism University Student Collage Sculpture Super Bowl Printmaking
Cambridge student burns £20 note in front of homeless man, expelled from Tory society
A Cambridge student who tried to burn a £20 note in front of a homeless man has been expelled from the university’s Conservative society. He isn’t the first student at the hyper-privileged institution to abuse rough sleepers, a charity spokesman said. Read Full Article at RT.com
9050 points by Russia Today | University of Oxford University of Cambridge David Cameron Student Cambridge University Conservative Association University Homelessness Bullingdon Club
Concussion recovery takes longer for college students
HealthDay News College students seem to take longer to recover from concussion than the average in the United States, a new study suggests.
8 points by UPI | Northwestern University University Student College Residency Feinberg School of Medicine Copyright Chicago
Parents should talk with their children early about post-graduation plans
There is a mountain of information available to students as they make plans for after high school.
5 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | High school College Secondary school Higher education University Education School types Student
School to allow students to use their phones in class
SUMMIT, Miss. (AP) - Students at one southwestern Mississippi high school will no longer have to so secretive about having their smartphones out in class - at least during some lessons. The Enterprise-Journal of McComb (http://bit.ly/2k66Yle) reports that North Pike High School in Summit is launching a one-month pilot program ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | High school Mobile phone Education Cordless telephone Bluetooth Student The Washington Times Wireless
Psychologists group lobbying to tweak Nevada reading initiative
The Nevada Association of School Psychologists is lobbying legislators to eliminate the retention requirement for third-graders under the state’s Read by Grade Three initiative.
5 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Psychology Student Educational years Mental health professional United States State Clinical psychology Educational psychology
Man accused of hiding corpse of student returning to Texas
ALPINE, Texas (AP) - Police say a second man accused of hiding the corpse of a West Texas college student will be returned from Arizona to Texas. Alpine police Lt. Felipe Fierro says Chris Estrada waived extradition Tuesday from Phoenix, where he was arrested a day earlier in the investigation ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Sul Ross State University English-language films Black-and-white films Smuggling University Texas A&M University Texas Student
Walker: Budget will cut UW tuition by 5 percent
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker wants to cut University of Wisconsin System tuition by 5 percent, let students opt out of paying some fees and grant the system's request for additional state aid. The governor made the announcement at UW-La Crosse on Tuesday. He says the budget he ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | University of Wisconsin System English-language films Madison Wisconsin University of Wisconsin–Madison The Washington Times Student Wisconsin Opt out
Walker budget: 5 percent University of Wisconsin tuition cut
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The budget plan Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday would cut University of Wisconsin tuition by 5 percent at all campuses, allow students to opt out of paying some fees and grant the university's request for millions in additional state aid. The two-year spending plan marks an ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | University Party leaders of the United States Senate Higher education Student The Final Opt out Veto University of Virginia
Remains confirmed as those of missing college student Zuzu Verk
Dental records helped confirm the identity of Zuzu Verk, a 22-year-old Sul Ross State University student.
-2 points by Daily News | Sul Ross State University Sheriff Student Alpine Texas Concealment University Brewster County Texas Constable
Mott official: Police seek warrant after threat
A Mott Community College student allegedly called in a threat to the college on Monday.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Police University Livingston County Michigan Howell Township Michigan Howell Michigan Student Certified Nursing Assistant Livingston County Illinois
Northwestern investigating reports of sex assault, drugging at fraternity houses
Northwestern University says it is investigating reports that at least three students were sexually assaulted and may have been drugged at fraternity houses in recent weeks, the university stated in a security alert.In one incident, as many as four female students may have been given a date-rape...
124 points by Chicago Tribune | Fraternities and sororities Evanston Illinois Rape University Northwestern University Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse Student
APNewsBreak: Wisconsin student abandons pro-white group
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin student trying to form a pro-white group has abandoned his efforts after intense backlash from other students and university officials.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Southern Poverty Law Center University Executive director Ku Klux Klan Board of directors Student League of Women Voters Reporter
Wisconsin student who wanted to form pro-white group drops idea
A University of Wisconsin student trying to form a pro-white group has abandoned his efforts after intense backlash.
34 points by Daily News | University Donald Trump Southern Poverty Law Center Wisconsin Student Ivana Trump Fred Trump University of Wisconsin–Madison
Student at California high school wears KKK-style hood
"I think that people should realize it’s not a joke," one student said.
2232 points by Daily News | High school Education Board of directors Bakersfield California Trustee Student
Sex assault reported at Duquesne University dorm
A sexual assault at a Duquesne University dormitory was reported today.
3 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Police Duquesne University Student University Pittsburgh Crime Sergeant Constable
Should universities weigh in on Trump's statements?
Immigration ban offers test for Michigan's universities        
198 points by Detroit Free Press | University Michigan Public university Oak Ridge Associated Universities University of Michigan North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Student Wayne State University
This N.C. teacher has a personalized handshake for every one of his students
This Charlotte, North Carolina teacher has a unique handshake with each of his students. Watch them go!       
23511 points by USA Today | Education Teacher School Slam dunk LeBron James 2005–06 Cleveland Cavaliers season Student Classroom
11 people arrested at NYU during clashes protesting conservative speaker (VIDEO)
Eleven people were arrested outside New York University’s student center during violent protests over a speech by conservative commentator Gavin McInnes. Students and ‘antifa’ protesters clashed with supporters of McInnes and President Donald Trump. Read Full Article at RT.com
458 points by Russia Today | New York City Donald Trump New York Post Nazism University Manhattan Protest Student
There is nothing simple about these handshakes
A North Carolina teacher deserves a hand–every day he welcomes each of his fifth-grade students with jazzy personalized handshakes. Barry White Jr., who teaches English at Ashley Park school in Charlotte, says the elaborate fist bumps, hand slaps and hip shakes–called “good mornings”—help his more than 40 students get ready for the day. “They know...
289 points by New York Post | Education Teacher School North Carolina American Broadcasting Company This Week Student Handshake
Police testing drug-laced lollipops from Erie school
ERIE, Pa. — Police say they’re having a lab test drug-laced lollipops that were handed out by a student at a Pennsylvania charter school, causing one student to overdose.
-2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Education Pennsylvania Constable Criminal Investigation Department School Sting Student
School cafeteria worker charged with selling pot to students
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say they’ve charged a high school food service worker with selling pot to pupils inside the school. Philadelphia School District officials alerted police last week and investigators reviewed surveillance video showing 31-year-old Robert Lumpkin meeting with students and going in and out of a student restroom at George Washington High School....
15 points by New York Post | High school Electric charge Week-day names Surveillance Education Thursday Student New Jersey
Philly school food worker charged with selling pot to pupils
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say they've charged a high school food service worker with selling pot to pupils inside the school. Philadelphia School District officials alerted police last week and investigators reviewed surveillance video showing 31-year-old Robert Lumpkin meeting with students and going in and out of a student ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | High school Washington D.C. Electric charge Week-day names Surveillance The Washington Times Student Philadelphia
Immigration freeze puts universities in bind
University officials examine how the immigration policies could affect international students and research        
-2 points by The Detroit News | University of Michigan Michigan State University Michigan Wayne State University University Detroit Student Donald Trump
A guide to 2017 college deadlines (and 2018, too)
Here's when to start studying for midterms, planning spring break and applying for grad school.       
930 points by USA Today | University Student College Homework help service Time Education