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  • Harper College board approves 2.8 percent tuition increase

    The Harper College Board of Trustees approved a 2.8 percent tuition increase on Feb. 25. The increase goes into effect this summer. The tuition increase follows a board policy adopted in 2012 to approve small annual increases to cover costs while...
  • Insurers fined $280,000 for selling unapproved student plans

    Four health insurance companies have paid a combined $280,000 in fines to the Maryland Insurance Administration for selling health insurance plans to college students that did not meet state standards. Aetna Life Insurance Co., CareFirst of Maryland Inc....
  • Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path

    It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo's life. Only he couldn't. What would his mother have said? When the rest of his family asked if...
  • Budget Cuts Hit Struggling Student Hard

    Budget Cuts Hit Struggling Student Hard
    According to Manchester Community College, where I am pursuing an associate's degree, I am a "nontraditional" student. This means I am older than 25 and have returned to higher education, after decades of other experiences, to retrain for a new career....
  • Community: Social introduces girls to sorority life

    Community: Social introduces girls to sorority life
    Glendale Area Alumnae Panhellenic is preparing for its annual Scholarship Social for high school senior girls to learn about college sororities and scholarship opportunities. The event will be held at 7 p.m. on March 11 in Burcham Hall at the La CaƱada...
  • State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services

    State Consolidates, Elevates Early Childhood Services
    HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut. But it didn't...
  • Picking the best college, financially speaking

    Your high school senior has filled out the college applications, navigated through the standardized tests, submitted the strenuous student loan paperwork, and even squeezed in a couple of campus visits. Now it's crunch time as the acceptance letters...
  • Universities Fight Malloy's Plan To Cut Scholarship Program

    Universities Fight Malloy's Plan To Cut Scholarship Program
    HARTFORD — Presidents and administrators at 16 private colleges in Connecticut are lobbying against the elimination of state scholarships for their students as proposed under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's state budget. Malloy wants to cut $12.2...
  • After homelessness, a single mother works to build a secure future

     After homelessness, a single mother works to build a secure future
    Six months ago, Sandra Martinez was homeless. Now, she lives in an apartment, works two jobs and wants to map out a solid financial future for herself and her three young sons. "I don't want my children to make the same mistakes I made," Martinez said....
  • College Sex: Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No?'

    College Sex: Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No?'
    When it comes to sex, there's a world of difference between "no means no" and "yes means yes," students and college officials told legislators last week. Olivia Paschal, a Yale student, said she has not been sexually assaulted, but that if it had ever...
  • Chapman University settles lawsuit with wealthy O.C. donors

    Chapman University settles lawsuit with wealthy O.C. donors
    A Corona del Mar couple who accused Chapman University officials of manipulating them into a $12-million donation will drop their lawsuit against the college, according to a joint announcement. Instead of suing to recoup their gift, James and...