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Illinois university forced to lay off 200 workers

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Eastern Illinois University laid off 198 staff members this week, and the college president is blaming the state legislature.

College students Tindering for 'friends'

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Tindering ... for friends. College students say it's not love, or hookups, but friendship that they're using dating apps for.

Stranger pledges $1 million to put kindergartners through college

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Two mothers ran to hug and thank a stranger at Rio Vista Elementary School in Anaheim last week. Few words were spoken, given a language barrier, but there were tears of joy.

Los Angeles STEM school shattering stereotypes

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At STEM3 Academy, sticking to the norm doesn't work.

Calming the teenage mind in the classroom

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At the start of the school year at Marblehead High School in Massachusetts, students started moving their desks out of the way, grabbing a mat and laying down on the floor for guided meditation before French class. Lexxi Seay, a senior, was skeptical...

370 mph 'bullet' car fueled by batteries

Electric car is project of Venturi Automobiles and Ohio State University students

Venturi Automobiles via Ohio State University

Speed freaks have been flocking to Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats for more than a century. The latest arrival on the salt flats is an electric car -- the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3.

University of Phoenix owner gets out as 50,500 students flee

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The University of Phoenix lost 50,500 students last year, and now its parent company is selling.

Cornell fraternity president arrested on sex charges

Cornell fraternity president Wolfgang Ballinger arrested on sexual assault charges

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The president of a Cornell University fraternity was arrested after an alleged sexual assault in his fraternity house bedroom, according to court documents.

Applications soar after university drops SAT

George Washington University

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George Washington University got rid of its SAT requirement, and applications soared 28%.

This kind of jump is unprecedented, the school said. About 6,000 more students applied compared to the year before.

It also saw a "significant" increase in appl...

#1000BlackGirlBooks for your reading list

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By fifth grade, Marley Dias decided she had grown tired of reading books about "white boys and their dogs."

Thousands of French words change spelling

French speakers angry about spelling change for thousands of words

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French speakers will soon have to think twice about how they spell certain words.

Detroit teachers: District blocked health inspectors

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The Detroit Public School District refused to allow environmental inspectors hired by a teachers union to investigate its schools, according to a news release from the Detroit Federation of Teachers.

"All we're trying to at the DFT is to work with the...

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