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Matthew McConaughey becomes college professor at his alma mater

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey has another reason to be proud. He will be teaching a college course in film at his alma mater.

Canadian gets five years in U.S. prison in turtle smuggling case

Detroit - A Canadian man who made numerous trips to Michigan to buy and ship thousands of turtles to his native China will spend nearly five years in a U.S. federal prison for smuggling. The sentence was handed down on Tuesday.

State could bar builders of Berkeley balcony that collapsed

Sacramento - California regulators could revoke the licenses of five contractors that worked on a Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony collapsed last year, killing six college-age students and injuring seven others.

Country star Elizabeth Lyons to embark on college campus tour

Country singer Elizabeth Lyons will be releasing her sophomore EP "I've Never" on Feb. 22 and she is embarking on a college campus tour.

Op-Ed: College memories about the Mill town of Steubenville Ohio Special

The changing of summer to fall, stirred a harvest of memories for this reporter. The sudden shift of summer heat to cool brisk air. And, the changing of leaves brought me to thoughts of college days.

Oregonians flock to area churches after Roseburg college massacre

Roseburg - Southern Oregon residents flocked to religious services Sunday to mourn members of the local community college community who were gunned down by a student last week.

Alleged Oregon school shooter killed classmates in writing course

Roseburg - The gunman who allegedly killed eight classmates and an English professor at an Oregon community college was a student who had been rejected by a private firearms training academy after being turned down by the U.S. Army.

Colleges controversially ditching a major admissions requirement

Conversations about SAT and ACT scores are ubiquitous for high-school students applying to college. Increasingly, however, colleges and universities have begun to eschew mandatory standardized-test scores as requirements for their application process.

Poll: Post-secondary students worry over money, cost of tuition

Toronto - Post-secondary students are returning to the classrooms now, and in the coming weeks to study a variety of subjects, however recent polls suggest many are worried about making enough after school, no matter their course of study.

ASU professor brings back spotlight on plagiarism

Author and educator Matthew Whitaker is once again accused of plagiarizing. Technology is making plagiarism easier to catch and easier to commit.

Corinthian, Heald technical colleges close abruptly

Santa Ana - More than two dozen for-profit technical colleges — most in the San Francisco Bay Area — closed abruptly on Monday, leaving thousands of students without classes or degrees but with thousands of dollars of debt.

Ghana gets its first emergency medicine training program

In a new initiative seeking to improve healthcare in the country, Ghana has begun its first emergency medicine training program. Nurses are being trained and despatched to regions across the country and new recruits are busily signing up.

Op-Ed: Competency-based college credit offers big benefits if done right

Competency-based college credit is poised to be the next big thing in higher ed. If regulation is maintained, competency-based college education is a great way to get the social, cultural, and financial benefits of nontraditional students on campus.

Op-Ed: Why concealed-carry on campus won't end college rape culture

The news cycle is abuzz with news that 10 states are proposing an end to banning firearms on college campuses. Some proponents of allowing concealed-carry on campus argue that it will help fight rape culture and protect women. Why they're wrong.

Review: Archer School for Girls

Los Angeles - Archer School for Girls is a private school in California educating and training girls for the future. Using the latest technology and teaching techniques these girls are ready to be all they can be in life and their careers.

Op-Ed: Scott Walker serves as interesting higher education litmus test

While unlikely to gain any traction in the 2016 Republican primaries, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker is starting a conversation we desperately need...but do not want to begin.

Mr/Mrs banned from college, so nobody gets offended

New York - Professors and other employees at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center cannot address students, as well as prospective students, with Mr., Mrs., and Ms.

Op-Ed: Want to end rape culture on campus? Dismantle the Greek system

As America continues to grapple with the alleged "rape culture" on college campuses, schools and the Greek system have been forced to alter their policies...but is the Greek system itself an incubator of rape culture?

Op-Ed: How to fix academic fraud in the NCAA

The NCAA academic scandal is continuing to gain ground in the news as a class-action lawsuit is filed in North Carolina. According to the plaintiffs, UNC and the NCAA failed to provide them with the education it promised. Want to fix the NCAA? Here's how.

Colleges at the forefront of higher education Special

The route outside of high school doesn't necessarily lead to university. About 58% of post secondary students in Ontario choose one of the 24 colleges of Applied Arts and Technology in the province.

Op-Ed: 'Abolish West Point' prof actually condemns all higher education

West Point - In a controversial article in Salon, a U.S. Naval Academy professor argues that we should end our current use of the U.S. service academies (the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy).

Op-Ed: Why 'is college worth it?' is the wrong question to ask

Now that we're done with the 2014 midterms and are looking on to the 2016 presidential election, we see a new news blitz about the cost of college education, led by CNN asking "is college worth it?" Unfortunately, it's the wrong question to ask.

School at heart of Mexican massacre a lonely place

Apango - The teacher training college at the center of Mexico's latest spasm of gang-related violence is now a lonely and fearful place.

New higher education standard targets for-profit institutions

Washington, D. C. - The United States Government announced Thursday efforts to hold for-profit colleges more accountable for whether graduates of those institutions find jobs.

Op-Ed: Three ways outgoing students can make the most of fall

As fall rolls in, thousands of high school students from all over the US are getting ready for college application season.

Op-Ed: A terrible case of a few bad apples — Keene Pumpkin Fest '14

Keene - This is the second time, as a parent who has had children in college, that I have woken up to their schools in the headlines for negative reasons. The first time, the incident was clearly caused by non-students.

Op-Ed: Why we need to ban sororities

In America's discussion about the ongoing rape crisis on college campuses, the focus has recently turned to fraternities. Frat houses are being blamed for amplifying "rape culture," and Wesleyan University has decided to make its fraternities coed.

A+ student attempts robbery of couple after going 'off the rails'

Leicester Crown Court heard yesterday how an English college student achieving A+ grades for her work attempted the robbery of a couple in the street after going "off the rails" when falling into bad company.

Op-Ed: New book signals immediate need for better teaching at colleges

A new book has provided a scathing critique of higher education in the United States, asserting that many college students learn very little during their undergraduate years. Perhaps it's time to change from "publish or perish" to, you know, TEACHING...

Widower returns to school to beat the cancer that killed his wife

Edmonton - When 60-year-old American, Powel Crosley, lost his wife to cancer in 2009, he didn't dwell on the pain of future years lost.
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