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  • National Merit Scholars announced

    Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as part of the organization's third round of scholarships for the year. The awards, announced Monday, will provide...
  • Obama's deficient student loan program

    Obama's deficient student loan program
    The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But Barack Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too...
  • UCI's engineering school receives $9.5-million donation

    A $9.5-million gift to UC Irvine's Henry Samueli School of Engineering will fund scholarships, fellowships and support programs that focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Stacey Nicholas' Opus Foundation donated the money to further STEM...
  • Online calculators can assist with many financial choices

    Ever wonder how much home you can afford, if there's room in your budget for a new car or how big of a nest egg you need to retire? The answers to these questions are rarely exact, but an abundance of online financial calculators promises to help you get...
  • Obama moves to ease student loan burdens, urges Congress to act

    Obama moves to ease student loan burdens, urges Congress to act
    President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order making it easier for up to 5 million people to pay off college tuition debt, and scolded congressional Republicans for opposing legislation that would lower student-loan borrowing costs. Obama...
  • Counselor honored for helping students get college financial aid

    Fortunately for some high school seniors, it's not a huge problem if they forget their password when they're applying to college online; their school counselor keeps them in a little gray box on her bookshelf. By no means is this the only measure Andrea...
  • Review: 'Ivory Tower' ★★★★

    Review: 'Ivory Tower' ★★★&#9733
    Is college, specifically the elite four-year residential model, overrated? Is it worth its ever-increasing cost? Has it been oversold as the key to a child's brighter future? The stimulating documentary "Ivory Tower" asks all these tough questions and,...
  • Illinois attorney general suing over student loans

    Illinois attorney general suing over student loans
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will announce lawsuits today against companies she says are guilty of student loan debt scams. The lawsuits, which Madigan will discuss at a morning news conference at the Thompson Center, are the first of their...
  • Long Reach grad gets surprise scholarship from former teacher

    Long Reach grad gets surprise scholarship from former teacher
    When Sarah Suskind, 18, stopped by Long Reach High School with her mother, Shelly, on Thursday morning, she thought they were there to pick up a copy of her high school transcript. Instead, a secretary directed Suskind, a recent graduate, down the...
  • Three win Amanda Post student athlete scholarships [Clarksville]

    This week's news seems mostly all about winners. Everybody wants to be a winner and it's nice when everyone can win. Sometimes struggling to compete makes you a winner even without a trophy or ribbon. Congratulations to all who struggle in the race of...
  • The troubling plight of the modern university

    Employment rates for college graduates are dismal. Aggregate student debt is staggering. But university administrative salaries are soaring. The campus climate of tolerance has utterly disappeared. Only the hard sciences and graduate schools have salvaged...