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Morehouse receives $2.5M STEM grant

Morehouse College has received a $2.5 million grant to increase its efforts to diversify STEM fields.

The grant, to help educate the college’s math and science students, was announced this week and donated by Jim and Marilyn Simons, leaders of the Simons Foundation, which works to advance research in math and the basic sciences.

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Why Universities are Important to Rebuilding US Manufacturing

A popular college investment promised students a career, but didn’t pay off

Students who sought vocational certificates at for-profit colleges made an average of $900 less annually after attending the schools than they did before, according to a new study, leaving those who took out loans hard-pressed to pay them back.

By contrast, demographically similar students who pursued the same certifications at public community colleges earned $1,500 more than they did before attending school.

The paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, published this week, offered new evidence for critics who say the for-profit college industry swindled students by pressuring them into racking up tens of thousands of dollars in debt while adding comparatively little value to their careers.

In 2014, the Obama administration issued new rules limiting the amount of debt students can take on in career-training programs. Though no schools were named in the study, some of the biggest for-profit colleges -- including DeVry University and the University of Phoenix -- have faced federal lawsuits or investigations that suggested they deceived students about the likelihood of finding jobs in their fields of study and how much they would earn.

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Talks Over Federal Debt Relief Rules End in Stalemate

A U.S. Department of Education rule-making panel on Friday failed to reach agreement on new standards for when federal student loan borrowers can seek debt forgiveness on the grounds that they were misled or defrauded by their colleges.


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Universities, Colleges, Community Colleges, and Technical Schools can offer their logo and linkage directly to their website. $50.00 for 3 months or $100.00 for 12 months

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University and Colleges with Engineering and Manufacturing Technology Degrees

Manufacturing center opens at Alfred State College

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