Senator: Free 2-Year College Would Fight Worker ShortagesA 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.
4 Things To Know: Duke Wins NCAA Final, Rand Paul Enters Presidential Race & MoreHere's a look at the four stories you need to know for Tuesday, April 7, 2015.
Sen. Franken Introduces Bill Aiming To Ease Student Loan DebtMinnesota 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.
Tax Tips: What All New College Grads Need To KnowWelcome, students, to taxes for recent graduates 101.
Big Ten Gauging Interest In Making Freshmen IneligibleThe 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."
Walker Proposes Removing 'Wisconsin Idea' From UW MissionGov. 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.
A Look At Millennials: Education & College CostsMinnesota 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.
MN Students, Schools React To Possibility Of Free Community CollegePresident Obama asked Congress for a government program to make community college tuition-free for two years on Friday.
College Football Spotlight: A Time To Be Thankful For RivalriesWith 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.
Heisman Watch: J.T. Barrett Has Led Ohio State's Resurrection As Playoff ContenderIf 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.
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.
Heisman Watch: Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon Ready For Heisman Showdown With AbdullahThis 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.
College Football Spotlight: No. 1 Mississippi State With Something To Prove At AlabamaAt 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.
How The Montgomery GI Bill Is Motivating Our ServicemembersFrom providing support for entrance exams to tuition for college courses, the Montgomery GI Bill provides education benefits for members of the military.
Heisman Watch: TCU's Trevone Boykin This Year's Hidden GemTCU 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.