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New parent charged in college bribery case will plead guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman has agreed to plead guilty after authorities said she paid $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son's behalf to help him graduate from Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, of Newport Beach, California, is the latest person to be charged in a sweeping college...

Colorado students earning college credit in high school

Dec. 9, 2019 2:51 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado education officials say students are earning college credit while still studying for their high school diplomas. The Colorado Sun reports that about 35% of public high school juniors and seniors were concurrently enrolled in college-level courses during the 2017-18 school year. Some...

46 US college students awarded scholarships to study in UK

Dec. 8, 2019 2:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Forty-six U.S. students have been awarded the 2020 Marshall Scholarship, the second-largest class of scholars in the program's 66-year history and among the most diverse. The U.K. government mainly funds the scholarships and announced them Sunday. Minority students make up more than...

Correction: CNS-Student Debt story

Dec. 7, 2019 11:15 AM EST

A Dec. 5 correction to a Capital News Service story that ran Dec. 3 about student loan debt incorrectly said the interest rate for federal student loans increased by 10.3% in 2019. The interest rate decreased by 10.3%. The correction also said federal student loans are usually based on financial need. While...

U of Illinois drops criminal past question from application

Dec. 7, 2019 9:58 AM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Admissions applications to the University of Illinois campuses are no longer requiring students to disclose whether or not they have a criminal background. A student-led coalition urged the university to remove questions about criminal and disciplinary history, saying it discouraged...

The girl who dreams to live on Mars

Dec. 7, 2019 3:00 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — For Alyssa Carson, colonizing Mars is just the first step in saving the human race. The 18-year-old astrobiology student at Florida Tech remembers when she was nine years old, she had the opportunity to meet and speak to former NASA astronaut Sandra Magnus at the Sally Ride Science...

Martinez brings characters to life on the comic books pages

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

JENNINGS, La. (AP) — Carmen Martinez grew up drawing and sketching comic book characters for her family and friends. "Art was always a part of my life," she said. "I was always doing it from a young age." Martinez, a 2008 graduate of Welsh High School, said drawing was a way of keeping her focused. Those...

Brey's Irish lose Carmody to injury, Doherty to transfer

Dec. 5, 2019 8:21 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — For the second straight season, it’s becoming a numbers game for Mike Brey and his Notre Dame basketball team. An MRI on Thursday confirmed that sophomore reserve guard Robby Carmody suffered an ACL injury to his left knee during the final minute of Notre Dame’s 72-51...

UNR promoting free-tuition for low-income students

Dec. 5, 2019 8:03 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The University of Nevada, Reno is reaching out to prospective students about financial aid opportunities for lower income families. School officials hosted a news conference Thursday with students who have received free tuition, fees and books from the Nevada Guarantee program. Shannon...

Senate passes bill to save funding for black colleges

Dec. 5, 2019 6:23 PM EST

The Senate on Thursday passed a bipartisan deal that would permanently restore funding to historically black colleges and universities and other schools that serve large shares of minority students. The legislation also would simplify the federal form used to apply for student financial aid. Although the amended...