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Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

Modest good news for college students: An annual survey predicts employers will increase hiring of new 4-year college graduates about 5 percent in the coming year. Demand for graduates with …


US colleges look to foreign students

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana University. Five years ago, …


For Iraq veteran, college offers chance to focus

With his thumb dangling from his hand and blood squirting from his forearm, Cory McCarthy put his own life-threatening injury aside and responded to his fellow soldiers’ calls for help. …


Admitting to affair, Petraeus resigns as CIA chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the public career of a four-star general who led U.S. troops in …


New charges bring Penn State officials to court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two Penn State administrators facing new charges they hushed up child sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky are about to be arraigned in a central Pennsylvania …


Spelman College chooses fitness over athletics

ATLANTA (AP) — Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athletics have …


Spelman College in Ga. ditches athletics program

ATLANTA (AP) — Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athletics have …


Prepaid tuition begins new year under scrutiny about funding

SEATTLE – As Washington’s prepaid tuition program opens its doors to new investors today, parents and lawmakers are taking a closer look at the program and trying to decide what …


Sandy prompts harrowing NYC hospital evacuation

NEW YORK (AP) — Evoking harrowing memories of Hurricane Katrina, 300 patients were evacuated floor by floor from a premier hospital that lost generator power at the height of superstorm …


AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority …


Deaf university roiled by gay marriage controversy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gallaudet University is under fire from both proponents and opponents of gay marriage after placing an administrator on leave for signing a petition to put Maryland’s gay-marriage …


Government: Violent crimes rose 18 percent in 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Violent crimes unexpectedly jumped 18 percent last year, the first rise in nearly 20 years, and property crimes rose for first time in a decade. But academic …


A public law school faces trial over liberal bias

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Praised by colleagues as smart, friendly and passionate about the law, Teresa Wagner was a leading candidate when two jobs came open to teach writing …


SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Justices as campaign issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — A closely divided Supreme Court. Four justices in their 70s. Presidential candidates with dramatically different views of the ideal high court nominee. And yet, until late in …


Crews search for 4th victim in Fla. garage rubble

MIAMI (AP) — Workers inched closer Thursday afternoon to pulling a fourth likely casualty from the site of a parking garage collapse as a search for answers continued over what …


2 dead, 1 still missing in Fla. garage collapse

MIAMI (AP) — Rescuers pulled a badly injured man from the rubble of a collapsed parking garage and planned to continue searching Thursday for a missing construction worker a day …


Workers trapped in Fla. parking garage collapse

MIAMI (AP) — A section of a parking garage under construction at a Miami-Dade College campus collapsed Wednesday and a fire official said some workers were trapped in the rubble. …


High court takes up Texas affirmative action plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a challenge to a University of Texas program that considers race in some college admissions. The case could produce new limits …


Study: Free birth control leads to fewer abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Free birth control led to dramatically lower rates of abortions and teen births, a large study concludes. The findings were eagerly anticipated and come as a bitterly …


Research on mice suggests new fertility treatments

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice — a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, could someday allow women to …


High court begins new term with human rights case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court opened its new term Monday with a high-stakes dispute between businesses and human rights groups over accountability for foreign atrocities. The justices appeared ready …


Central figure in Miss. integration defies labels

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James Meredith is a civil-rights icon who hates the term “civil rights.” It’s as if civil rights were somehow set apart from — well, rights.


Another big Supreme Court term starts Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is starting a new term that is shaping up to be as important as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings about …


Students, experts recoil at alcohol enema case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Before an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospitalized for a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas. …


Another big Supreme Court term kicks off Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — When last we saw the chief justice of the United States on the bench, John Roberts was joining with the Supreme Court’s liberals in an unlikely lineup …


Colleges try new fixes to recurring remedial rut

WEST PLAINS, Mo. (AP) — After leaving high school as a teen mother, Ashley McCullough is back on track to receive a two-year degree and work as a respiratory therapist. …


Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 80 years after women at Swarthmore College voted to ban sororities because they were too exclusive, a group of female students will reinstate Greek life this …


Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a nearly 80-year absence of sororities at Swarthmore College, female students will soon have the option of going Greek. Kappa Alpha Theta is establishing a chapter …


Argentine pres. challenges Harvard questions

BOSTON (AP) — In a rare departure from her usual political style, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez responded to questions from an audience at Harvard University Thursday night. But she didn’t …


Student debt stretches to record 1 in 5 households

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college enrollment growing, student debt has stretched to a record number of U.S. households — nearly 1 in 5 — with the biggest burdens falling on …