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Minnesota College System Seeks To Ease Transfer Process

Minnesota’s largest state college system is working to make it cheaper and easier for community college students to transfer into four-year programs and to earn bachelor’s degrees. The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system is seeking to simplify a process that can confuse and frustrate transfer students.

04/18/2015

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Advocates, Lawmakers Cheer Sexual Assault Prevention Bill

A push to strengthen sexual assault policies at Minnesota colleges is moving through the Legislature, with advocates saying it will provide more options for victims. Some schools already have strong policies, but the bill would extend best practices across Minnesota, said author Rep. Marion O’Neill, R-Maple Lake.

04/12/2015

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Podcast Hosts Discuss Recent Controversies Surrounding Hazing, Greek Life On Campus

This week’s standout podcasts include an episode of the Security Brief that examines the issue of college hazing and an installment of the Wavemaker Conversations that takes a lot hazing within the Greek system.

04/10/2015

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Minnesota Teen Accepted At All 8 Ivies

A Minnesota high school senior has a tough choice ahead after being accepted by all eight Ivy League schools. Mounds Park Academy says senior Munira Khalif has also been accepted at Stanford, Georgetown and Minnesota.

04/08/2015

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Senator: Free 2-Year College Would Fight Worker Shortages

A Democratic state senator says offering free two-year college education will fight worker shortages across Minnesota. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf says the state could send about 3,500 qualified students to two-year technical and vocational programs for about $24 million.

04/07/2015

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4 Things To Know: Duke Wins NCAA Final, Rand Paul Enters Presidential Race & More

Here’s a look at the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

04/07/2015

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Sen. Franken Introduces Bill Aiming To Ease Student Loan Debt

Minnesota Senator Al Franken co-authored a piece of legislation that would make it possible to refinance federal student loans for lower interest rates. The bill would apply to both graduates and current students with college debt.

03/21/2015

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Tax Tips: What All New College Grads Need To Know

Welcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.

03/16/2015

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Big Ten Gauging Interest In Making Freshmen Ineligible

The Big Ten is studying whether freshmen athletes should be ineligible to compete while they adjust to college life. The league said Friday it has reached out to members to see if they are interested “in beginning a national discussion regarding a year of readiness for student-athletes.”

02/20/2015

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Walker Proposes Removing ‘Wisconsin Idea’ From UW Mission

Gov. Scott Walker is proposing eliminating the public service mission of the University of Wisconsin, known as the “Wisconsin Idea,” replacing it with the charge to meet the state’s workforce needs. The wording change was included in Walker’s budget released Tuesday.

02/04/2015

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A Look At Millennials: Education & College Costs

Minnesota millennials face a tough challenge: a lot of jobs require degrees, but they don’t come cheap. Minnesota millennials are smarter than ever, nearly 40 percent of young professionals in the state have a bachelor’s degree or higher. That number puts Minnesota’s youngest generation to join the work force seventh nationally.

02/04/2015

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MN Students, Schools React To Possibility Of Free Community College

President Obama asked Congress for a government program to make community college tuition-free for two years on Friday.

01/09/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: Briean Boddy-Calhoun #29 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers catches a pass intended for Corey Smith #84 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the first quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: A Time To Be Thankful For Rivalries

With Thanksgiving upon us, we should all take some time to think about what we are thankful for. There is plenty of drama to pay attention to this weekend, and that is something every college football fan can be thankful for.

11/25/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 15: J.T. Barrett #16 of the Ohio State Buckeyes carries the football against the Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second quarter of the game on November 15, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State’s Resurrection As Playoff Contender

If you are looking for this year’s young rising star with a shot to win the Heisman Trophy, look no further than Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. The freshman starting quarterback has stepped into a tough spot and has grown and matured along the way with terrific results.

11/20/2014

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Good Question: Can You Borrow Too Much Money For Your Education?

A new report out by the Project for Student Debt finds 70 percent of Minnesota college students graduate with some sort of student debt. On average, they owe $30,894, which puts Minnesota as the 5th highest in the country for student debt.

11/13/2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaps over Leroy Clark #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 8, 2014 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Purdue 34-16. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon Ready For Heisman Showdown With Abdullah

This week, Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah. The running back showcase should double as this week’s Heisman Trophy Spotlight Game.

11/13/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 1: Fred Ross #8 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrates with Robert Johnson #12 after he scores a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Davis Wade Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: No. 1 Mississippi State With Something To Prove At Alabama

At Mississippi State, this week is an opportunity to prove to the college football world their bubble is not easy to pop. Mississippi State has won at LSU. They have handled defending SEC champion Auburn. They are ranked number one in the country, yet they still have something to prove.

11/11/2014

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How The Montgomery GI Bill Is Motivating Our Servicemembers

From providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.

11/10/2014

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 18: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: TCU’s Trevone Boykin This Year’s Hidden Gem

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm, catapulting the Horned Frogs into the thick of the College Football Playoff mix.

10/30/2014

LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 25: Preston Smith #91 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrates a sack during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Is There Really A SEC Bias Problem?

Is there is a bias toward the SEC that continues to have an impact on the polls? The thought has been around for some time now, but at some point even the most skeptical of college football fans probably needs to come to the realization that the best teams just happen to play in the SEC.

10/28/2014

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 18: Jaylon Smith #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish hits Dalvin Cook #4 of the Florida State Seminoles during their game at Doak Campbell Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Get Ready To Debate One-Loss Playoff Contenders

Which one-loss team has the edge? So many pivotal games are still to come, and the temperature of the playoff change can be flipped and turned upside down any given week.

10/21/2014

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‘First In The World’ Grant Program Challenges Colleges To Increase Access And Affordability

The State University of New York Oswego will partner with two area community colleges to help two-year graduates transition into bachelor’s degree programs.

10/20/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Amir Carlisle #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Sam Smiley #3 and Travis Hughes #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carloina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Notre Dame Fighting For Respect Vs. Florida State

Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?

10/14/2014

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Is Competency-Based Learning The Future Of Education?

The traditional approach to formal education ties students to classrooms. Competency-based education programs grant credentials based on what a student knows.

10/13/2014

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A Redesigned SAT Will Debut In Spring 2016

The College Board, who administers the SAT, announced earlier this year they are giving the exam a major overhaul and cite eight specific changes.

10/13/2014

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