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Ohio Northern student earns prestigious Newman Civic Fellowship
posted: Apr 28th   source: onu.edu  
In recognition of his community engagement, Ohio Northern University student Zachary Bragg of Vandalia, Ohio, has been selected as a Newman Civic Fellow. Bragg is among 273 students nationwide to earn the prestigious one-year fellowship, which is sponsored by Campus Compact, a group working to advance the public purposes of higher education.
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Ohio Northern students distinguish themselves in recent competitions
posted: Apr 27th   source: onu.edu  
Ohio Northern University students continue to distinguish themselves through their academic and creative exploits. ONU students recently earned honors in the disciplines of accounting and finance, mathematics, and poetry. Although the achievements were in three distinct fields, they share the common theme of academic excellence and the value of high-impact, well-rounded educational experiences.
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  General College News
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Wayne Webster named vice president for advancement at Wooster
posted: Apr 27th   source: wooster.edu  
WOOSTER, Ohio – Wayne P. Webster has been named vice president for advancement at The College of Wooster, effective June 1. He will oversee all aspects of Wooster’s advancement operations, including major gifts, annual giving, advancement services, donor and parent relations, and alumni engagement.
Webster is currently vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Northern Colorado and has...
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  Student Loan News
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Attorneys general criticize DeVos for hurting student loan borrowers
posted: Apr 25th   source: washingtonpost.com  
A coalition of 21 state attorneys general are blasting Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for revoking federal guidance issued by the Obama administration to increase consumer protections in student loan servicing. Servicers' compensation would have been based on response time answering calls, completion of income-driven repayment applications, errors made and time to process payments.
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Worcester Polytechnic launches health IT innovation lab
posted: Apr 25th   source: healthcareitnews.com  
With $17 million in funding, including state grants and a donation from GE Healthcare, WPI said its new PracticePoint Lab will advance digital health and medical device development and create new jobs in the region. 'Imagine new ways to treat inoperable tumors, new systems that allow elders to remain at home safely, or smart devices that speed rehabilitative care.'
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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Education Department relaxes financial aid process in the absence of IRS tool
posted: Apr 25th   source: washingtonpost.com  
The U.S. Education Department has given colleges flexibility in verifying applications for scholarships, grants and loans while an online tool used to apply for federal student aid is out of commission. Instead of accepting a paper FAFSA, schools can now consider a signed paper copy of the family's 2015 IRS tax return (in lieu of the IRS tool or a tax transcript).
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  College Admissions News
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For Indians, Trump’s America Is a Land of Lost Opportunity
posted: Apr 25th   source: nytimes.com  
This year, undergraduate applications from India fell at 26% of U.S. colleges and at 15% of graduate programs. The number of applications for H-1B visas fell to 199,000, a nearly 20% decline. Many natives of India, especially the most educated, are infuriated and unnerved by what they perceive as a wave of racist violence under President Trump, souring America’s allure.
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President of innovative educational organization to speak at Lycoming College’s commencement ceremony
posted: Apr 25th   source: lycoming.edu  
Lycoming College is pleased to announce Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, the president of 'Say Yes to Education, Inc.', will be the keynote speaker at the College’s 169th commencement ceremony on May 13. The Honorable Marie White Bell. Lycoming ’58, will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. She was the first female and African American judge named to the New Jersey Superior Court.
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Dr. John C. Knapp Named 13th President of Washington & Jefferson College
posted: Apr 25th   source: washjeff.edu  
The Board of Trustees of Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) today announced the selection of John C. Knapp, Ph.D. as the institution’s thirteenth president. Dr. Knapp, currently President of Hope College (MI), will assume office on August 1, 2017, following the retirement of current W&J President Dr. Tori Haring-Smith.
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  College Admissions News
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Do's, Don'ts of Picking High School Classes
posted: Apr 25th   source: usnews.com  
High school course selection matters. Grades and strength of high school curriculum are among the top factors college admissions officers weigh when vetting freshman applicants. Do create a rigorous – yet balanced – schedule. Don't take a class just because your best friend is taking it. Make sure you meet all requirements. Think about your future plans.
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  SAGE Scholars News
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Getting Schooled
posted: Apr 25th   source: hreonline.com  
Some employers, including Philadelphia-based health insurer Independence Blue Cross, offer a benefit that's designed to make it easier for employees' children to attend college without incurring burdensome debt. Last year IBX began offering its 4,500 workers access to the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards Program. 1,500 employees have already signed up.
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  Tuition & Financial Aid News
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The promise and peril of free college
posted: Apr 24th   source: washingtonpost.com  
Without serious design considerations, free college tuition could have the effect of furthering stratification - providing a benefit to those who can already afford college without opening new doors to those who never thought college possible. Without quick revisions, this is exactly what might happen with the free college plan the New York legislature recently passed.
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  College Admissions News
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Why do colleges still give preference to children of alumni?
posted: Apr 24th   source: washingtonpost.com  
The University of Virginia has kept a watch list of VIP applicants for special handling - not that surprising, given that prominent universities have long sought to help prominent donors and even the children of Hollywood stars. Schools rarely publish admission stats for legacies - the children of alumni, who have at least a 45% greater chance of admission.
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  College Admissions News
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Former NYC schools chancellor: ‘No one should be able to buy admission to college’
posted: Apr 24th   source: washingtonpost.com  
It’s long past time for selective colleges and universities to ban the practice of allowing wealthy parents to increase their children’s chances of admission by making big donations to the schools. Merit should be more important than money in the stiff competition for admission. Jared Kushner got into Harvard right after his dad's $2.5 million donation. Coincidence?
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  Member College News
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Guilford College’s deaf president leads by listening
posted: Apr 24th   source: newsobserver.com  
Jane Fernandes speaks both English and American Sign Language fluently, often at the same time – her fingers flashing along with her spoken words in seemingly effortless unison. Fernandes has found a home as president of Guilford College (NC), whose close-knit community has embraced having the nation’s first deaf female president as its leader. “People are frankly inspired by her.”
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Converse Announces Appointment of Krista Newkirk as Tenth President
posted: Apr 24th   source: converse.edu  
Krista Newkirk, J.D., currently the chief of staff for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, has been selected as the tenth president of Converse College (SC). She will succeed Betsy Fleming, who is stepping down after 11 years as president.
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Ohio Northern business student and faculty member win Outstanding Paper Award at professional conference
posted: Apr 19th   source: onu.edu  
A paper presented by Ohio Northern University student Alexander Klouvas, a junior accounting major from Fort Wayne, Ind., and Dexter Woods, professor of business administration, won the award for the outstanding paper published in the proceedings of the Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business as part of its recent annual conference in Chicago. The paper was titled “Me-Too Evidence in Age Discrimination in...
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  Student Loan News
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DeVos Halts Obama-Era Plan to Revamp Student Loan Management
posted: Apr 17th   source: nytimes.com  
With the stroke of a pen, Betsy DeVos, the new U.S. Secretary of Education, has thrust the future of the government’s system for managing federal student loans into confusion. Her department administers $1.3 trillion in loans on behalf of nearly 43 million student borrowers. At issue is which companies will handle the bulk of those loans in the future - and how.
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  General College News
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Churchill: Free college tuition? Don't believe Cuomo's hype
posted: Apr 17th   source: timesunion.com  
A scholarship is not really a scholarship if you might have to pay it back. That's why New York's new 'Excelsior Scholarship', Gov. Andrew Cuomo's much-hyped plan for free tuition, doesn't come as advertised. It's a deception that could force unwitting graduates into difficult and costly choices. It converts to a loan if the student takes an out-of-state job up to five years after graduation.
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  Student Loan News
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Lapsed Student Loan Payments May Cost You a Tax Refund
posted: Apr 17th   source: nytimes.com  
Borrowers who have stopped repaying their federal student loans may get an unwelcome surprise: The tax refunds they were expecting may be withheld by Uncle Sam. With a tax refund “offset,” the government has the right to withhold funds from student loan borrowers who have fallen into default - and apply that money to the loan balance.
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