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Cartoon: Updating Rockwell

We’re going to need a bigger SUV.

August 25, 2016
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders holds up his notes while speaking about his attempts to influence the Democratic party's platform during a speech in Albany, New York, U.S., June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

How Bernie Sanders Made A Meaningless Procedural Document Matter

The Democratic counterparts first met in mid-June to find common ground, in a reportedly tense meeting during which Clinton reportedly asked what it would take to land an endorsement from the Vermont Senator

July 11, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich holds a baby with Romney at campaign rally in North Canton, Ohio

First Steps for Your Baby’s Financial Future

Dear Carrie: I’ve just had a baby! Things are pretty crazy in my house right now, but I want to be sure I give my daughter every opportunity I can. I have a little bit of money saved up, but I’m uncertain what the best use is for it. Should I buy a savings bond, a CD, open an investment account or put it all in a college fund?

March 16, 2016
People walk past Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in Princeton

Need To Slash Student Debt? Watch Out For Rip-Offs

Who would have thought you could run into a field of land mines just trying to slash a few bucks off your student loan payment each month?

February 10, 2016

Should You Pick A College Based On Earnings Potential?

As high school seniors across the United States fill out college applications, many will run a cost-benefit analysis of the cost of a school against the lifetime earnings potential of a degree from there. But that is not the only equation to consider.

January 5, 2016
Fear of white working class people

5 Reasons White Working-Class Voters Are So Scared

Aging white voters — especially those who have no college education — feel an acute loss of status, opportunity, and security. To deflect their angry anxiety, they’re being encouraged to rage against ethnic minorities. Here are five reasons why scared white voters can be tricked into sucking up to a billionaire who thinks they’re overpaid.

December 7, 2015

Debt-Free College: The New Democratic Mantra

As tuition nationwide spirals upward, stressing middle-income and poor families alike, “debt-free college” has suddenly gone from nostalgic fantasy to political sound bite.

November 18, 2015

Corinthian College Students Sort Through Confusion, Bureaucracy After Company’s Fall

Students are caught in an agonizing bind — transfer credits or apply for a federal loan discharge.

November 2, 2015

Millennial Parents More Likely To Save For Kids’ College

Millennial parents are far more likely than their predecessors to save for their children’s educations and far more of them want to pay the whole tab for college. Whether they will be able to do so is questionable.

September 25, 2015
Jorge Villalba poses for a portrait on Sept. 3, 2015 in Encino, Calif. Villaba is struggling to pay off student loan debt. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Soaring Student Loan Burden Poses Risk To Economic Growth

The debt weighs down millions of Americans who might otherwise buy homes or start businesses.

September 15, 2015

Federal Student Loan Application To Be Easier And Earlier Next Year

Education officials said they expect hundreds of colleges and universities to adjust their own financial aid calendars to align with the new tax information process.

September 15, 2015
Delta State University

Professor Fatally Shot At Mississippi University, Campus Locked Down

A professor was shot and killed on Monday at Delta State University in Mississippi, a county coroner said, and the school remained locked down after reports of an active shooter on campus.

September 14, 2015
it's not you, it's the math

Colleges Rethink The Math Students Need

More than any other subject, math trips up students who might otherwise thrive in college, especially those who don’t plan to go into technical careers that require proficiency with numbers.

September 9, 2015

College Debt Can Be Especially Dumb For Parents

Parent education loans can help your child attend the college of her dreams — and sink any dreams you had of ever retiring.

August 21, 2015

Four 529 College Savings Traps To Avoid

Here are four traps that can keep you from getting the most out of your 529 college savings account.

August 21, 2015

Loan Refinancing, Grants Key To Clinton’s College Affordability Plan

Making college more affordable has been an early theme of Clinton’s campaign since she launched her White House bid in April.

August 10, 2015
New College of Florida building south walkway brick

States To Colleges: Prove You’re Worth It

With money tight for both governments and parents, the policy is proving to be popular — and effective.

August 5, 2015
College, Education, Health, Health Care Managment, Degree, Liberal Arts, Medical Training, Jobs

Liberal Arts Schools Branching Out With Health Industry Programs

Liberal Arts schools begin to incorporate ‘health care management’ programs for students who seek ‘recession-proof’ jobs.

April 22, 2015
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USC’s Black House Proposal Raises Questions About Racial Tensions

Marginalized black students at USC get a house on ‘The Row. ‘ Their neighbors will be the fraternities and sororities who will no longer be able to ignored them

April 2, 2015

Cartoon: The Frats Fight Back

The men of Mu Phi Whoopsilon won’t take discipline lying down.

March 26, 2015

University Of North Carolina Debates What To Do With Saunders Hall, Named For KKK Leader

“This is about power. This is about a struggle over who belongs at this university and who gets to make decisions about what happens here.”

March 26, 2015

Fraternities Lobby Against Campus Rape Investigations

College fraternities and sororities, concerned that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly, are pushing Congress to make it harder for universities to investigate rape allegations.

March 24, 2015

Florida Senate Panel Approves Campus Guns Bill

The NRA has won a frightening victory in Florida.

March 17, 2015

At UC Irvine, Some Say Furor Over Attempted U.S. Flag Ban Is Overblown

A small student government council voted to remove a single U.S. flag — and then hell broke loose.

March 12, 2015