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March 20, 2012
If you're going to get trapped under a car, it's best to do it in the presence of nine cheerleaders -- whose job description includes holding human beings above their heads. A man found that out when the University of Kansas spirit squad freed him from the sedan he was trapped under in a Little Rock parking lot Sunday, according to a college news release.
March 19, 2012
Members of the University of Southern Mississippi pep band chanted “Where’s your green card?” Thursday at an opposing basketball player from Puerto Rico, The Kansas City Star reported. But it was Southern Mississippi, not Kansas State University freshman Angel Rodriguez, that was sent home after the game. The Golden Eagles lost the second-round National College Athletic Association tournament game, 70-64.
March 19, 2012
Unrest in popular study abroad destinations for those seeking to study Arabic and Arab cultures has led more Americans to Beirut.
March 16, 2012
State and local funding for higher education remained almost constant in 2011, according to a State Higher Education Executive Officers Association study released today. Instead of the marked decreases in state and local support for colleges seen the previous two years, overall funding saw a slight uptick from $87.2 billion in 2010 to $87.5 billion in 2011.
March 16, 2012
The University of Virginia hopes a new program brings more interdepartmental collaboration -- and fewer specialized centers -- to campus.
March 15, 2012
A University of Chicago sentence-making website celebrates academic writing, and might prompt a chuckle.
March 14, 2012
Reed College alumni are so eager to advise their younger counterparts that they're donating $40 to the college every time they're asked to help.
March 13, 2012
Sessions on alien spirituality, ghost hunting equipment and a case study in alien abduction headlined the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Paranormal Symposium, which included 17 hours of “logical, scientific and rational explanations of UFOs and other paranormal phenomenon.” About 20 people, including at least two faculty members, attended the third-annual weekend event, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
March 13, 2012
UCLA professor apologizes after penning blog post that questioned the role of students who start their academic careers at community colleges.
March 12, 2012
A plan for Indiana's colleges to expand their reach and double the state's woeful college attainment by 2025 has Republican support.

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