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5/24/2017

Public-sector workers who already are part of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program will not have that benefit taken away under President Donald Trump's budget proposal to eliminate the program, education department officials said. If the proposal is approved, the benefit no longer would be available to students taking out loans after July 1, 2018.

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5/24/2017

Professionals should consider their motivation before agreeing to take on extra work, including whether they are passionate about the duties to be performed or are more motivated by financial benefits, writes Regan Walsh. The most important consideration of all may be whether the option to turn down the extra work even exists, Walsh writes.

5/24/2017

Enrollment at US colleges dipped 1.5% overall for this spring semester, compared with a 1.3% decline last year, according to a study from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. For-profit colleges saw the largest drop of 10.1%, while community-college enrollment dropped 2.5%, the data show.

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5/24/2017

Colleges and universities must strike a delicate balance between protecting data and providing open access to information, ESET security researcher Lysa Myers writes. Myers shares three tips for securing campus networks, including taking a full inventory of all data and physical assets.

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5/24/2017

Colleges and universities may need to be more creative to enroll international students amid changing US policies on immigration and H-1B visas, writes Rahul Choudaha, CEO of DrEducation. In this commentary, he says "technology and cross-border modes of delivering education" will be needed.

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5/24/2017

University of Chicago Medicine has received $100 million, its largest single donation, from Craig Duchossois, chairman and CEO of The Duchossois Group, his wife, Janet, and The Duchossois Family Foundation. The money will be used to further research into the human immune system.

5/24/2017

Jan Yoshiwara, the new executive director of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, says she'll lobby for more money from state lawmakers as schools begin piloting "guided pathways" programs to boost graduation rates. The board is asking lawmakers for $200 million more for the 2017-19 biennium and some of the money will be used to fund the program.

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5/23/2017

Indiana's 15 to Finish initiative, which requires students to take 15 credit hours per semester to maintain state aid, has boosted the likelihood that students will earn 30 credit hours a year by 5.2%. Among students receiving the highest amount of aid, such growth nearly doubled to 10.1%, the data show.

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5/23/2017

Money for medical research could take a hit if Congress approves President Donald Trump's budget plan. The proposal calls for a $5.8 billion cut to the National Institutes of Health and $1 billion less for the National Cancer Institute compared to its 2017 budget.

5/23/2017

Child-care providers prefer applicants with some college experience, but holding a four-year degree made a candidate no more likely to be hired than holding a two-year degree, according to a study. Researchers say their results point to the need for improvements in early-childhood training programs.

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