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Auburn trustees approve two new degree programs, vote to end a third

BY: - November 17, 2023

The Auburn University Board of Trustees Friday approved two new degree programs and voted to end another one. Board members approved a master’s of social work at Auburn University of Montgomery and a master’s of science in artificial intelligence engineering at Auburn University. The Board approved the closure of the bachelor’s of wireless engineering. Carl […]

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Alabama Board of Trustees elects new 3rd Congressional District trustee

BY: - November 4, 2023

The University of Alabama Board of Trustees unanimously elected business executive J. Steven Roy to represent the 3rd Congressional District on the board on Friday, according to a news release. Roy spent over two decades as a chief financial officer of two companies: Movie Gallery, Inc. and AAA Cooper Transportation. Since AAA Cooper Transportation was […]

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Borrowers weigh personal, professional options as student loan payments resume

BY: - November 3, 2023

Justin Brown, a father of a 2-year-old who lives with his wife in the St. Louis, Missouri area, has $20,000 in student loan debt. Before the pause on loan payments at the start of the pandemic in 2020, he paid $300 a month. But now that Brown has a family, his financial responsibilities have grown […]

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No more attending classes: These community colleges let students learn at their own pace.

BY: - October 24, 2023

Jaqueline Yalda, who has been a campus police officer at El Paso Community College in Texas for a decade, sought a promotion earlier this year. But first, the department required her to complete a college-level course in criminal justice. It had been many years since Yalda had taken any college classes. And at age 38, […]

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College athletes’ name, image and likeness rights debated by U.S. Senate committee

BY: - October 17, 2023

WASHINGTON — College athletic officials testified Tuesday in support of nationally standardized name, image and likeness regulations at a U.S. Senate hearing. The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to discuss policies governing name, image and likeness, known as NIL, in college sports. The witnesses in attendance — such as National Collegiate Athletic Association […]

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White House provides another $9 billion in student debt relief as pandemic pause ends

BY: - October 4, 2023

WASHINGTON — As federal student loan repayments restart, the Biden administration Wednesday announced an additional $9 billion in student loan forgiveness for 125,000 borrowers. “For years, millions of eligible borrowers were unable to access the student debt relief they qualified for, but that’s all changed thanks to President Biden and this Administration’s relentless efforts to […]

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Student debt relief scams on the rise. Here’s what borrowers need to know.

BY: - October 2, 2023

Complaints about student debt relief scams are increasing as the date approaches for borrowers to restart payment on their student loans after more than a three-year pause. Consumer protection advocates say that the Biden administration’s student debt relief efforts, the subsequent halting of those policies by the courts, and the restart of student loan payments […]

It’s hazing season on college campuses. State safeguards are uneven

BY: - September 27, 2023

Max Gruver spent the early morning hours of Sept. 14, 2017, heavily intoxicated and passed out on a couch inside the Phi Delta Theta chapter house at Louisiana State University. He had been forced to repeatedly chug 190-proof Diesel liquor in a hazing ritual called “Bible Study,” during which pledges are quizzed on fraternity facts. […]

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States urged by Biden administration to rectify underfunding of land-grant HBCUs

BY: - September 19, 2023

States engaged in decades of underfunding of land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities, leading to a more than $12 billion disparity with comparable white institutions, leaders of the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. “Unacceptable funding inequities have forced many of our nation’s distinguished Historically Black Colleges and Universities […]

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First fully electric, autonomous tractor in the Midwest unveiled in Missouri

BY: - September 6, 2023

The University of Missouri rolled out its first all-electric, autonomous tractor Tuesday, calling it a “revolutionary piece of technology” that could pioneer new agricultural practices and make farming more efficient and sustainable. The Monarch MK-V tractor, bought with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the Midwest’s first fully autonomous tractor, according to […]

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Auburn University Montgomery expanding AI courses

BY: - September 5, 2023

Auburn University Montgomery is moving into the artificial intelligence world.  But rather than focusing on creating artificial intelligence, the school wants to teach students how to use AI as a tool. “We’re not trying to create a better AI system, we’re not trying to create the computers that run it or anything,” said Ross Dickens, […]

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Here’s what to know about new federal policies for repaying student loans

BY: - August 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — Following the Supreme Court’s summer ruling against 40 million federal student loan borrowers who would have qualified for debt relief, the Biden administration crafted a-year-long delay in repayments. The policy, known as an on-ramp, is set to begin next month. Additionally, hours after the Supreme Court’s decision, the Department of Education unveiled a […]