New Jersey

Restoration but Little Relief

New Jersey colleges get some funds back in final spending bill, but must absorb $150 million in cuts -- and capped tuition.

Hazing Charges Against University Officials Dropped

Indictments against Rider administrators had prompted colleges to redouble their commitments to stop abuse of students -- but at what cost?

Un-complicating Community College Transfer

New Jersey governor signs a law mandating that the state's four-year public institutions fully accept credits from completed associate degrees.

Mixed Results on Bonds and Taxes for Colleges and Research

Texans back funds for cancer research and student loans; several community colleges win key votes. U. of Iowa students help defeat bar limits.

Transition to Bilingualism

New Fairleigh Dickinson U. program doesn't require Korean students to excel in ESL before earning credits toward their degrees.

Loan Guarantor and Attorney General Settle in N.J.

In accord that largely endorses previous changes, independent "monitor" will oversee state agency's activities for a year.

Cutting a Program -- to Save It?

In midst of budget crisis, New Jersey lawmakers vote to limit access to popular college aid programs and to require some grant recipients to pick up more of tuition tab.

Don't Bank on It

Taseen Peterson is a portrait of the recession. A single father who worked as a loan officer in the mortgage industry, Peterson decided to go back to school as the real estate market dried up, figuring he’d ride out the downturn in college and come out the other end with a credential that would get him a higher paying job.

Deadly Warning

Rutgers student's suicide after alleged gay taunting shows that, despite a growth in resources, some students don't get help and there's still plentiful debate about how to help them.

Green Ideas

One college breaks ground on a massive geothermal system, another boasts a new park in an unexpected location and a third has a new green bus (literally) on the road.

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