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Why the Koch brothers find higher education worth the money

Newly released documents show that at George Mason University, the Charles Koch Foundation was given a say in hiring and firing professors, according …

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College left me in debt. Here’s how I’m making sure my son can get a degree — without loans.

By Sarah Szczypinski<p>I graduated from college in 2006 with $89,000 in student-loan debt. With no family help, I relied on a blend of federal and private loans to earn the journalism degree I desperately wanted. In those days, education debt was characterized as a casual nuisance. Like many of my …

The 100 Best Places To Live In Illinois Ranked

Niche's new rankings of best places to live ranked communities from A+ to D-. See how your community did.<p>Clarendon Hills was ranked the best place to …

Is college worth it? One professor says no.

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Yes, You Can Lower College Tuition. Here's How

Now you are prepared to negotiate the best price for college—see my previous blog—you need to start negotiating. A <i>Forbes</i> article a while back described good tips. Here are my four: you need Power, Logic, Language and Leverage.<p><b>POWER</b> Be psychologically ready with a back up plan to exit and choose …

Psychologists have explored why we sometimes like listening to the same song on repeat

Bittersweet songs were listened to more often than happy or relaxing songs, and provoked a deeper connection<i>By</i> Alex FraderaIt’s that song. Again. The …

A bad gene in fraternities’ DNA

Back in 1905, Stuart Pierson, a freshman at Kenyon College in Ohio was killed by a train when he was left on a railroad track during a Delta Kappa …

California State University will soon offer admission to all qualified applicants

Students who qualify for admission to California State University will soon get an acceptance letter from at least one of the system’s 23 …

Sporting News Releases New College Football Top 25

A new college football top 25 poll.<p>ESPN released its updated college football top 25 poll earlier this week.<p>Sporting News has now done the same.<p>Bill …

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Private plane nosedives into parking lot<p>College student poses with gator in graduation photos<p>Cops describe rescuing man from a burning car<p>Mollie …

Ohio quadruplets decide to go to Yale together

<b>(CNN) —</b> A set of quadruplets in Ohio have finally decided what college they'll attend this fall -- and the winner is.... Yale!<p>Nigel, Zachary, Aaron and Nick Wade had a tough choice to make. The brothers -- seniors at Lakota East High School in Butler County, Ohio -- had all been accepted to …

A university in Mexico wants to play sports in the NCAA. Let’s hope it works out

And they’re called the Zorros.<p>The NCAA is full of disparate universities, from enormous research powerhouse schools to tiny, private, liberal arts colleges. But with the exception of one school — Simon Fraser University in British Columbia — they’re all in the United States.<p>But that might change, …

5 smart tuition hacks to cut the growing cost of college

Today's college students are more cost-conscious than ever. More than half are worried about financing college, according to a recent survey from the …

College Seniors: 65% Of Recruiters Say This One Skill Is More Important Than Your Major

Three years ago a faithful reader of this column contacted me to share his success story.<p>He graduated from college into a slow job market. His resume was going unanswered, but once he landed a face-to-face interview, he stood out. He prepared for his interview by learning everything he could about …

This graph shows how much money you can earn from each college major

Student-loan debt in the US has grown to a staggering $1.3 trillion, and the average 2016 graduate will have to repay more than $37,000.<p>Now more than ever, it seems that college students must think carefully about choosing their college majors and the future earning power of their chosen …

See the Chainsmokers crash a high school prom

Prom is supposed to be a night to remember, and students at Huntley High School near Chicago certainly won’t be forgetting their big night anytime …

Stephen King’s hierarchy of scares remains the best explanation of how horror movies work

The new horror sequel Rings aims for jump-scares, not terror. That’s an important distinction.<p>You can tell a lot about a horror movie by how it tries to scare you. Does it slowly build fear and tension, only to expel it all in a climactic release? Does it dwell on horrific acts of violence or …

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The 20 Scariest Horror Movies of the Last Decade

Since 2006, we’ve had enough horror remakes and sequels to last a century. But we’ve actually had some terrifying new entries into the genre, too. As …

Don't Use College Selectivity As A Measure Of Quality

In the distant past of college admission, even institutions like Harvard and Yale accepted most of their applicants. There weren’t that many to begin with, of course, seeing as the pool was mostly well-off white males with at least a passing connection to the institution or the appropriate social …

Mom Grabs The Camera To Capture Funny Dog Snitching On Guilty Sibling

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>It’s no wonder why this video is …

18 Beautiful Campuses In The World

No matter how well you set up your todo list and calendar, you aren’t going to get things done unless you have a reliable way of reminding yourself …

Illinois loss to Minnesota puts bowl hopes in extreme jeopardy

Illinois has faced curveballs since the offseason and now there's only one thing left to do.<p>"We're swinging for the fences," offensive lineman Teddy Karras said.<p>After Saturday's 32-23 loss at Minnesota, the Illini must upset rival Northwestern (9-2, 5-2 Big Ten) at Soldier Field next Saturday to …

Illinois seeks new athletic director amid shifting nature of the job

When Illinois fired athletic director Mike Thomas on Nov. 9, interim university Chancellor Barbara Wilson spent a portion of her news conference awkwardly praising him.<p>"(The athletic department) has achieved much under Mike Thomas' leadership, including significant milestones in fundraising," …

Report: NCAA could reconsider host cities for championships

<b>The NCAA just added a new twist</b> to the debate in Georgia over "religious liberty" proposals. This dispatch from the Indianapolis Star comes as …

Strength of schedule is mostly luck. That’s okay, because good teams should just blow out bad ones

As Ohio State, Iowa, Baylor, Oklahoma State and North Carolina illustrate, teams don't control their schedules nearly as much as we like to think.<p>"They ain't played nobody."<p>That sentence -- the inspiration for the title of an SB Nation podcast -- is bandied about with regularity at this time of the …

Farewell, college football mailbag fans: P.S., Big Ten still doesn't stack up

Each week during the college football season, national analyst Chris Dufresne has burned a timeout to answer questions and exchange opinions. This is his final mailbag. He is retiring from the Los Angeles Times in December, but for the next few weeks you can still email him at …

Why College Students are Disappearing from the Workforce

Apparently, college students aren’t working like they used to.<p>A smaller share of both part- and full-time college students are working than 10 and …

Why T-Mobile's new 'free' data plan is bad for the Internet -- and worse for you

T-Mobile's chic and brash CEO, John Legere, seems to have persuaded the world at large that his company's new Binge On program is an unalloyed boon to the consumer and a thumb to the eyes of T-Mobile's rivals.<p>The feature, which exempts the video streams of numerous leading video services from usage …