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Norfolk State U Officials Say Tide Station Poses Risk For Students

Because of their safety concerns for students on campus, Norfolk State University officials forced a $7 million relocation of the light-rail station across Brambleton Avenue, to move it away from the school.

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U of North Alabama Receives Grant From Gov. Robert Bentley To Combat Gun Violence

In an effort to reduce gun violence in north Alabama, the University of North Alabama has received a $272,939 grant from Gov. Robert Bentley.

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U of South Carolina Sizes Up Its Own Impact On State's Economy

The University of South Carolina sized up its contribution and that of its alumni to the state’s economy at $4.1 billion annually in a new report released Thursday.

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U of North Dakota Says Impact Of Research Grew In FY11

The economic impact of UND research continues to grow, according to a new university report.

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Private Sector Gets Job Skills; Public Gets Bill

North Carolina is picking up much of the cost. It is paying about $1 million to help nearly 400 workers acquire these skills, and a community college has committed to develop a custom curriculum that Caterpillar has valued at about $4.3 million.

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Coast Guard Says It's Not Tied To New London

If its academy can't expand in the city, the U.S. Coast Guard may consider moving some of its programs elsewhere.

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UConn: Conn. Could Gain Worldwide Reputation

With the right investments and optimistic mindset, Connecticut could transform itself into the Silicon Valley of medical, engineering and science research advancements, the president of the state's flagship university said Friday.

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U of Washington Mentoring Program Helps Dreams Come True

The Dream Project, started and run by undergraduates at the University of Washington, helps students from schools in high-poverty areas around Seattle apply for college and find scholarship money.

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