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Concussions, Insurance and a Suspended Rugby Program

Concussions, Insurance and a Suspended Rugby Program

October 25, 2017

Kenyon College OH) has reported five concussions among its varsity athletes this year. Its men’s and women’s club rugby teams have almost double that number.  Nine concussions were recorded this year between the two teams. Both teams' activities have been suspended as the private liberal arts institution reviews safety procedures for the team at a time of increased attention surrounding contact sports and their link to concussions and brain damage.
Kenyon College OH) has reported five concussions among its varsity athletes this year. Its men’s and women’s club rugby teams have almost double that number.  Nine concussions were recorded this year between the two teams. Both teams' activities have been suspended as the private liberal arts institution reviews safety procedures for the team at a time of increased attention surrounding contact sports and their link to concussions and brain damage.

October 25, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Controversy at George Washington U. Highlights Challenges of Diving Deeply into Online Education

Controversy at George Washington U. Highlights Challenges of Diving...

October 24, 2017

Last year George Washington University was hit by a lawsuit from graduates of an online master’s program who argued that their education was inferior to what was offered in the same degree program on campus. Instructors were unresponsive and ill-informed, the four graduates said, and the course materials included "nonsensical" PowerPoint slides and poorly scanned pages of books.
Last year George Washington University was hit by a lawsuit from graduates of an online master’s program who argued that their education was inferior to what was offered in the same degree program on campus. Instructors were unresponsive and ill-informed, the four graduates said, and the course materials included "nonsensical" PowerPoint slides and poorly scanned pages of books.

October 24, 2017

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The Ithaca Voice, Ithaca, NY

Ithaca College to Sell President's Mansion

Ithaca College to Sell President's Mansion

October 24, 2017

At its Board of Trustees meeting last week, Ithaca College announced its intent to sell 2 Fountain Place, the historic mansion that housed the college's presidents for nearly eighty years. Reasons cited for the decision to sell the property include its distance from Ithaca College's campus, lack of off-street parking, the expense in maintaining the nearly 130-year old building, and difficulties in using the building and property to host large events on the college's behalf. 
At its Board of Trustees meeting last week, Ithaca College announced its intent to sell 2 Fountain Place, the historic mansion that housed the college's presidents for nearly eighty years. Reasons cited for the decision to sell the property include its distance from Ithaca College's campus, lack of off-street parking, the expense in maintaining the nearly 130-year old building, and difficulties in using the building and property to host large events on the college's behalf. 

October 24, 2017

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PhillyVoice

Haverford College Develops Aid Initiative to Benefit First-Generation, Low-Income Students

Haverford College Develops Aid Initiative to Benefit First-Generati...

October 24, 2017

With tuition fees hovering around $50,000, plus the cost of room and board, Haverford College (PA) is among the priciest colleges in the U.S., last year landing in the top 10 of the country's most expensive. Haverford College has already joined the ranks of similarly prestigious yet expensive universities offering extra assistance for low-income students. In 2008, at the University of Pennsylvania, for example, the university announced students from households making less than $90,000 would not pay tuition. 
With tuition fees hovering around $50,000, plus the cost of room and board, Haverford College (PA) is among the priciest colleges in the U.S., last year landing in the top 10 of the country's most expensive. Haverford College has already joined the ranks of similarly prestigious yet expensive universities offering extra assistance for low-income students. In 2008, at the University of Pennsylvania, for example, the university announced students from households making less than $90,000 would not pay tuition. 

October 24, 2017

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WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, MN

St. Thomas College Lets Underserved Students Pay What They Can Afford

St. Thomas College Lets Underserved Students Pay What They Can Afford

October 24, 2017

Kelly Saybe and Xavier Abdullahi sat front and center in class on a Wednesday in October. They’re thrilled to be at the University of St. Thomas. Today, along with 105 other students, they’re getting an education through DFC, Dougherty Family College, at the University of St. Thomas. It serves students who couldn’t afford college or lacked the support needed to succeed in school. The college is designed to provide a two year associate degree and prepare students to complete their junior and senior years and earn a four-year degree.
Kelly Saybe and Xavier Abdullahi sat front and center in class on a Wednesday in October. They’re thrilled to be at the University of St. Thomas. Today, along with 105 other students, they’re getting an education through DFC, Dougherty Family College, at the University of St. Thomas. It serves students who couldn’t afford college or lacked the support needed to succeed in school. The college is designed to provide a two year associate degree and prepare students to complete their junior and senior years and earn a four-year degree.

October 24, 2017

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