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  • READER SUBMITTED: 23 New Britain Students Awarded Scholarships by Community Foundation of Greater New Britain

    The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain has awarded 56 area students some $175,830 in 2014 scholarships, the highest total amount of scholarship dollars awarded by the Foundation in its 70-plus year history. Among the awardees were 23 New...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • College recruiting gamers as athletes

     College recruiting gamers as athletes
    The idea came to Kurt Melcher, not surprisingly, when he was online searching for video games. Melcher is associate athletic director at Robert Morris University, a Chicago-based university that gives out 1,400 athletic and activity scholarships...
  • Student loan debt is millennials' biggest economic threat

    Those of us who've managed to see our children graduate from college without student loans should consider ourselves as lucky as a Powerball jackpot winner. We've given the next generation the best present ever: a debt-free launch into adulthood. About...
  • Federal sanctions threaten sustainability of Corinthian Colleges

    A besieged chain of for-profit colleges based in Orange County has signaled that it is in danger of shutting down after the U.S. Department of Education sharply cut back its access to federal money for student loans and grants. Plagued by complaints...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Tunxis Graduate Named To All-Connecticut Academic Team

    Tunxis Community College graduate Lina Matthews of Bristol was one of 12 outstanding students from the Connecticut Community Colleges to be named to the All-Connecticut Academic Team during a recognition ceremony held this spring at the State Capitol....
  • Middle-class tuition aid on the way

    Middle-class tuition aid on the way
    To the editor: I can’t believe a state program for middle-class students will soon provide aid to families that earn up to $150,000 annually. As your article said: “The assistance is an attempt to help middle-class families that earn more than...
  • Q&A: More students will be eligible for school vouchers

    Q&A: More students will be eligible for school vouchers
    More Florida students soon will be eligible for private-school vouchers under controversial legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. Here are the details: Q. What does the new law do? The new law expands the Tax-Credit Scholarship...
  • Leesburg woman stripped of Miss Florida crown after counting error

    Leesburg woman stripped of Miss Florida crown after counting error
    Days after she was crowned Miss Florida, Leesburg resident Elizabeth Fechtel learned the title has been taken away because of a tabulating error. Losing the crown means Fechtel won't be able to compete in the Miss America pageant. The Miss Florida...
  • Investing in Morgan's research benefits Maryland [Commentary]

    A few years ago, the Maryland legislature appointed a panel to assess the way it was funding higher education. As part of its scope, the panel evaluated the funding needs of the state's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), paying...
  • Education, semantics, and beauty pageant: Letters

    Scared into an education As a current student and borrower, I am writing to express my concern for the growing burden of student loans. As costs of college rise and proceeding incomes fall, it provides a sense of relief that there is a cap on the...