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Big Rewards, Less Job Security For College Leaders

Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It’s enough to make people wonder why anyone would want the job of college president.


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Illegal Students Face Obstacles Even After Graduation

When Rhode Island became the 13th state to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at public colleges, supporters heralded the move as one that would give students the kind of advanced education they need to succeed in the workforce.


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Planning Key For College Financial Assistance

Zach Williams studies diligently in pursuit of his dream. “I’d like to go to the Air Force Academy, go into the military and be a pilot,” Williams said.


COLLEGE STATION, TX - OCTOBER 14:  Fans cheer during the Texas A&M Aggies game against the Missouri Tigers at Kyle Field on October 14, 2006 in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 25-19. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Branch Doesn’t Think A&M Will Move Before Hearing

A Texas legislator doesn’t believe Texas A&M will leave the Big 12 to join the Southeastern Conference before a hearing in front of his committee Tuesday.


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College-Bound Students Deal With Shrinking State Dollars

Some Texas college students could find themselves looking for new ways to pay for their education. According to education officials, the state has less money to use for financial aid.


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State University Report Blasts Higher Ed ‘Solutions’

Urging against treating Texas college students like customers “shopping on iTunes or visiting Banana Republic,” a top UT administrator blasted proposed higher education reforms broadly endorsed by Gov. Rick Perry but opposed by faculty statewide.


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College-Bound North Texas Teens Defy Odds & Promise Even More

Hundreds of North Texas high school students recently celebrated a major achievement. During a ceremony at SMU, some 200 students not only declared where they were going to college, but also made a commitment to graduate.


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Charter School Helps Former Gang Member On Road To Success

A North Texas teenager remembers his life as a gang member. Now the 18-year-old is president of his senior class at Evolution Academy Charter School, about to receive his high school diploma and hopes to go to SMU.


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Paul Quinn College Gains New Accreditation

The only historically black college in Dallas has obtained accreditation from a national agency that certifies Christian schools.


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College Cuts Could Be Hardest For New Students To Take

As currently proposed, the state budget won’t fund growth at state universities and Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Peredes says that’s a problem.