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UNLV Reading Challenge Sets Local Record While Hoping To Inspire Literacy

The event underscores the importance of literacy and education in a city decimated by the economic downturn. Neal Smatresk stressed the role UNLV could play in helping to diversify Las Vegas’ economy.

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Va. Gun-Rights Group Plans Protests At Universities

A leading state gun-rights group is organizing a series of "campus safety" demonstrations this fall to oppose Virginia university rules that would place greater limits on carrying firearms on campus.

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Business And Higher Education Partner To Boost The U.S. Economy

By 2018, 63 percent of all of US jobs will require some form of postsecondary education or training, according to estimates by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. But the United States is only on track to deliver a fraction of this education. Currently, only 38 percent of America’s young adults have a college degree, compared to 58 percent in South Korea.

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Students Urge Leaf Blower Ban In Palm Beach County

Landscapers call the leaf blower an essential tool. But a group of Palm Beach County college students sees - and hears - it much differently.

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Mich. State Univ. Medical School Expansion In Grand Rapids Still Raising Concerns In East Lansing

The expansion of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine in Grand Rapids is hailed as a boon to West Michigan, but some Lansing area officials and former faculty members worry that their region will pay the price.

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President Touts Indiana Univ.'s Value

While publicly funded colleges are coming under greater pressure from legislators to slow tuition increases, Indiana University's value to the state shouldn't be measured strictly in dollars and cents, IU President Michael McRobbie said Tuesday.

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Coming of Age in Mississippi

State of Higher Learning

For many years, Mississippi ranked near the bottom in higher learning aspiration, academic attainment, and state support—but times have changed. Today, the state's economic and workforce development organizations are teaming up to launch a new collaboration between southern business, industry, and the Mississippi public system of higher education—a dynamic plan aptly named Blueprint Mississippi 2011. And who better to serve as Blueprint's Chair and chief spokesperson than Hank Bounds, commissioner of higher education.

St. Cloud State Ends Homecoming, But St. Cloud Bars Do Not

St. Cloud State University has canceled its homecoming festivities, but that hasn't stopped a group of downtown bars from staging an unofficial homecoming celebration.

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