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University student buys house boat to avoid accomodation costs

Charlotte Tindle was worried about facing living costs of £1,000 a month in Fulham, London, whilst studying at the London University Tech Music School - so instead she renovated a disused houseboat.

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...

Female students twice as likely to end up in debt from stress

New research has shown that female students are twice as likely to end up in debt at university as their male counterparts owing to poor personal finance skills and the large amounts of stress placed on them.

Senior Millionaires and the education of their grandchildren

According to a 2014 Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner wealth level study, 39 percent of senior Millionaires over the age of 65 consider financing their grandchildren’s education one of their primary concerns.

Four shot at Seattle college

Seattle - Four people were shot and wounded Thursday at a Seattle college campus before teachers and other school workers were able to disarm him.

Op-Ed: Study finds rich administrators make for poorer students

A recent study found that students pay more and pay longer to go to school in colleges that have more highly paid leaders.

Rich college presidents linked to poorer teachers, students

It is recognized that the high pay of corporate CEOs is connected to the low pay of the employees. Did you know that public universities are exactly the same? They are, according to a recent study.

University students request 'trigger warnings' for course texts

Students at several universities around the country have made what they believe is a reasonable request: to be given a heads up if any material they are assigned to read contains any material that may be upsetting to them.

Review: A funk/soul album with great potential, but minor issues

“Burden to Bear is especially precious to me because it’s my first album,” says soul/pop artist Lael Summer, currently a student in the University of Southern California’s elite Popular Music program and signed to New York’s True Groove Records.

Researchers working on social media 'lie detector'

London - University researchers are working on a system that could quash rumours spreading on social media by identifying whether information is accurate.Five European universities, led by Sheffield in northern England, are cooperating on a system that could au...

Out-of-control snowball fight being investigated in Oregon

The University of Oregon is investigating an out of control snowball fight, and trying to figure out if it turned criminal after students started to throw snowballs at moving cars at an intersection.

Barcelona University makes fascinating find in hidden cave

Barcelona - Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona in Spain made an exciting and fascinating discovery recently. They found the bones of four people, dating back some 6,400 years and the funerary rites were unlike anything they had seen before.

A University staffer is taking her show on the road Special

Dar Es Salaam - This month, children's entertainer Diana Josephat will board a ship and sing songs. An entertainer told journalists, yesterday.

Arts and Grad Studies join forces to introduce kids to university Special

Dar Es Salaam - Today morning, the shaking of music, the jingle of triangles and the beat of drums resound from a University of Dar es Salaam classroom.

University eyes up the gold at College Challenge Special

Dar Es Salaam - Strong competition means campus teams are fighting to protect the title. College Challenge 2013 is nearing the end — but victory for University of Dar es Salaam athletes is anything but guaranteed, says organizer Pauline Wanja.

What every Canadian student should know about auto insurance Promoted

As summer turns to autumn, the annual migration of college and university students returning to school begins. No doubt the subject of auto insurance will be a concern for students driving their own car on campus or visiting their parents during holidays.

Op-Ed: 10 things all new university students should know

It's almost September, which means students are starting to prepare for heading back to school. For those starting university, the experience can be daunting. Here are essential tips for any new post-secondary student.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano leaving DC for UC

Washington - After more than four years as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Napolitano announced in a statement today that she will be leaving the post to head the University of California System.

College education becoming too expensive for middle class

Middle class pocketbooks were hit hard by the Great Recession, and with the cost of attending a four-year university increasing faster than the rate of inflation, many have found that the price of attaining a college degree is simply out of reach.

Metrics Mania & March Madness seek to find the best university

A project “Metrics Mania” will compare the institutional research productivity between the 64 colleges and universities from across the U.S. The 64 institutions are each competing in the 'March Madness' of college basketball.

Canadian teams get ready for food fight Special

Canadian students, enrolled in food science, culinary arts or a related discipline, will be taking part in an event based around pulses. Some forty teams are set to take part in Mission ImPULSEible, to test their culinary and economic skills.

Op-Ed: A fact-based look at campus rape and the Landen Gambill case Special

The case of Landen Gambill has sparked outrage by sexual assault victims and advocates alike. It has also led to some questioning the validity of Gambill's claims.

Video: Education-versus-school video goes viral Special

What is the value of institutionalized education? That’s the question British rapper-poet Suli Amoako (known as Suli Breaks) poses in his video “Why I Hate School But Love Education,” the latest of spoken word videos to go viral this year.

Staff & students stage Madrid university Zombie flash mob (video)

Madrid - Emulating a similar event by Chilean students, a group of administrative workers, teachers and students from Complutense University got together in a zombie flash mob dance in the defense of public university.

America's Top 10 party schools

Unigo, a college resource website, has released their "50 Shades of Cray" list, which ranks America's top ten party schools.

Op-Ed: Young, educated, and underemployed

You’ve just graduated with a bachelor’s degree. You work full-time at Starbucks to pay off your student loans, while you search for jobs in your discipline on the side. Months later, you find yourself back where you first started.

Photo essay: Canada's only synchrotron particle accelerator Special

Saskatoon - One of the world's few particle accelerators, the synchrotron at Canadian Light Source in Saskatoon creates incredibly strong beams of light to help researchers with medical and environmental science experiments.

Three dead, including cop and suspect in Texas shooting (Video)

College Station - College Station, Texas, police report that one police officer and two civilians are dead, including the gunman, after an early afternoon shooting near the Texas A&M Campus. Police say this may have been a case of an eviction gone wrong.

Oxford University changes dress-code for trans-gender students

Oxford - One would imagine Oxford University to have a strict dress code but this is no longer true. For Oxford University has moved with the times and changed its once strict dress code.

Canadian university president gifted a cow from student

Ryerson University President Sheldon Levy will be getting a cow from a student who graduates next week, and will make the trip to Africa to retrieve the animal.
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Handout from a now-defunct university course in homoeopathy.
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