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How an Innovative Program is Helping Canada’s Indigenous Students Succeed in Math
August 9, 2018
Canadians recently observed Indigenous Peoples Day, which celebrates the unique heritage, culture, and achievements of the country’s Aboriginal people. Now comes news of an initiative that’s been helping Indigenous high school students in British Columbia succeed in math. Here’s a closer look at the innovative Match Catcher program.

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Will a Game Show Pay Off Your Student Loans?
August 3, 2018
With student debt in the US skyrocketing to nearly $1.5 trillion, many people are looking for new ways to free themselves from the crushing burden of their loans. Enter “Paid Off,” a new game show on TruTV which offers contestants the chance to wipe out their debt. But according to the show’s ...

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Australia Aims to Diversify its International Student Population
July 24, 2018
Australia wants to diversify its international student population. How? Let's take a closer look.

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In Thailand, Universities Will Revamp Admission Test
July 19, 2018
A glitch in a new five-phase system university placement system has some students upset, and the Council of University Presidents of Thailand is working to fix it. Learn more.

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Is Being A Narcissist Good For Your Career?
July 18, 2018
Narcissists may be associated with many negative personality traits, but there’s at least one positive linked with these self-admiring individuals, according to an international team of researchers: aptitude toward success in school, work, and even romance. Here’s a closer look at the findings.

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University Leaders Called on to Disclose Full Pay
July 16, 2018
The push for transparency continues in academia. The latest news from the UK? University leaders will now be required to disclose complete information about their compensation. But is this enough to resolve the ongoing controversy regarding allegations of exorbitant pay for vice-chancellors?

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More Universities Shift Away from Standardized Tests
July 12, 2018
SAT and ACT scores are major fixtures in the university admissions process in the US. However, a growing number of schools have changed testing requirements from mandatory to optional in recent years. In fact, just more than 175 institutions, including many top-tier schools, no longer mandate standa...

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International Students Inject A Lot Of Money Into Australian Economy
July 12, 2018
Australia's international students inject $30 billion dollars into the local economy--and that's reshaping the housing and labor markets. Let's take a closer look at the economic impact of Australia's international student population.

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UK Teenagers Have Troubles Making Degree Choices
July 9, 2018
A new study from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) suggests that British teens have a tough time making choices about universities based on too little information. Let's take a closer look.

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US Cracking Down on Fraternity Hazing
July 2, 2018
University campuses suffered an epidemic of hazing deaths last year. The result? Increased attention to issues pertaining to fraternity culture and student safety. Now comes news that many college administrators -- and some states, too -- are stepping up to stop the problem. Here’s a closer look a...

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August 7, 2018

Non-traditional students. Mature students. Adult learners. While there are many different names for this demographic of older students, they may be mo...


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July 20, 2018

While television shows like Friends and The Office once dominated watercooler conversations, they’ve been superseded by everything from West World t...