Friday, May 14, 2021

Chartwells Premiers Meat-Free College Dining Options Nationwide

Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services has introduced its “Plant-Forward” dining program to help universities provide appetizing, plant-based meal options around the country.

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St. John’s University Planning to Open Nursing Program This Fall

St. John’s University in New York plans to offer a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing when in-person classes recommence this fall.
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Ohio Lottery Offers Free College or $1M for Getting COVID Vaccine

A vaccination lottery drawing in Ohio will give vaccinated individuals in the state the chance to win either $1 million or a full college scholarship.
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EPA Funds UNM Drinking and Wastewater Projects

The University of New Mexico is receiving $3.7 million in funding to assist in the operations and train the workforce of small drinking water and wastewater systems across the country.
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Delaware State University Forgives $730,000 in Student Debt

Delaware State University has arranged to cancel $730,000 in student debt by using a portion of American Rescue Plan Act funds received by the school.
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Federal Judge Approves $577M Maryland Settlement With HBCUs

A federal judge has approved a $577 million settlement in a longstanding lawsuit over Maryland’s treatment of its four historically Black colleges and universities.

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Who Will Benefit Under President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness?

While President Biden’s plans to eliminate student loan debt will be a reprieve for many federal loan borrowers, private loan recipients can still explore their options for better repayment options.

UT Austin Faculty Petition to Remove Racist School Anthem

Nearly 180 faculty members at the University of Texas at Austin have signed a petition demanding the school stop using 'The Eyes of Texas' as its anthem.

Southern Utah University Offering $9,000 Bachelor’s Degree

In a bid to make college education affordable, Southern Utah University is offering an online Bachelor of General Studies degree that will cost just $9,000.

Tufts Elects First Black Female Student Senate President

Amma Agyei was elected president of Tufts University's student senate, becoming the first Black woman to occupy the role in the school's 169-year history.

How to Succeed in College

College success is about more than a 4.0 GPA. From choosing the right classes and staying motivated to making lifelong friendships and decorating your dorm room, here are our top tips for getting the most out of your college experience.

What Do Colleges Look For? 9 Ways to Stand Out to Admissions Committees

To increase your chances of acceptance, we’ll tell you all about what colleges look for in candidates with nine hot tips to knock your application out of the park.

How to Write a Killer College Essay: A Step-by-Step Guide

A killer college essay can help you get into your dream school. Here's all you need to know to impress selection committees with 650 words or less!

11 Top Online Study Tools Every Student Needs in 2021

Thanks to the internet, staying at the top of your study game has never been easier. Here are 11 of the top study apps to help you ace your classes in 2021.

Your Guide to College Finance

Student loans, grants and scholarships, creating a budget — paying for college is no simple matter. Here’s everything you need to know to set yourself up for financial success (and how to find student-only discounts and freebies!).

How to Apply for Scholarships and Grants: All You Need to Know

Tuition, room, and board add up fast. Here's how to reduce your college expenses by applying for (and getting!) scholarships and grants.

How to Find Cheap College Textbooks: The Ultimate Guide

Going to college doesn't need to break the bank — we'll show you the tips and tricks you need to find your college textbooks cheap!

Types of Student Loans for College: The Easy Guide

Federal, subsidized, unsubsidized, private, and more — with so many types, here's your easy-to-read guide to the different kinds of student loans.

Life After College

Want to make sure the work you’re putting in now is going to pay off later? Check out these tips for getting your dream job, managing student debt, and navigating the professional world.

The College Student’s Guide to Career Counselors and Guidance

Whether you’re a freshman looking for career options or a graduate looking for a job, working with a career counselor can help you understand the planning and decision-making process.

The 13 Top Jobs for College Graduates (and How to Get Hired!)

Want to score an in-demand job as a new college graduate? Read on to find out how you can prepare for life after university and snag a career!

These Are the Skills You Need to Get a Job After College

Getting a job straight out of college is no easy feat — but by priming your resume with these skills, you can make sure you're career-ready.

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Who Will Benefit Under President Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness?

While President Biden’s plans to eliminate student loan debt will be a reprieve for many federal loan borrowers, private loan recipients can still explore their options for better repayment options.

Capitol Attack and 2011 UC Davis Protests, Compared

The scene at the 2011 UC Davis protest was very different from the January 6 chaos in Washington, DC, but the differences are instructive.

The SAT Eliminated Its Essay. Now What?

While the SAT essay is no more, students still need to demonstrate competence in essay composition and proofreading, and educators still need to ensure that students can develop cogent, evidence-based, and persuasive arguments.

Why the Test Prep Industry Must Focus on Equity of Access

SAT and ACT scores correlate with family income and wealth, reflecting higher-income students' many academic advantages. Test prep companies must address this opportunity gap.