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Elite Schools Spawn Protests

Top-tier universities both birthplace and target of occupiers

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Is Gov. Scott At War With Academia? (Opinion)

Higher education should be about pursuit of knowledge, not the almighty dollar

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Election Officials Reverse Selves, Allow Tech College IDs

State election officials decided Wednesday that technical college IDs can be used for voting, overturning a ruling two months earlier.

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Fort Hays State Leads Kansas Higher Learning In Growth

Kansas' higher education is "an economic engine" for the state, Fort Hays State University president Ed Hammond said in a visit to Clay Center Tuesday. FHSU is an unique position in that it can offer a quality education for a low cost -- two crucial components in driving economic development.

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Occupy Boston, Students Protest Education Debt

Protesters from the Occupy Boston movement, local unions and area colleges marched through the downtown area on Wednesday to protest the nation's growing student debt, saying higher education is becoming too costly for all but the privileged.

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Tribal Colleges In N.D., Montana To Launch Jobs Effort

United Tribes Technical College is getting just under $19 million in federal funding to lead a job training program in North Dakota and Montana. The money is part of $500 million going to community colleges around the country to support partnerships with employers and develop job training programs.

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Gun Control Advocates To Stage Counterprotest At Old Dominion U

A gun rights group that plans a rally this week on Old Dominion University's campus will have some unwanted company when it gathers Tuesday on Kaufman Mall to push for less restrictive weapons policies.

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Neighbor Sues Loyola University Over Construction Project, Says It Threatens His Privacy

Claiming that the renovations to Loyola University's Monroe Hall will threaten his family's privacy and violate a pact the school made with its neighbors about a half-century ago, John "Fenn" French has taken the case to Civil District Court. French, who lives across Calhoun Street from Monroe Hall, said he is concerned that the windows proposed for the building will offer a clear view onto his property.

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Menino To Nonprofits: Pay Up! (Opinion)

City’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes program has MFA and other arts and education institutions asking questions

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