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Is selling class notes educational enterprise or academic fraud?

Higher Education
by Emily Scheie
Posted 9/24/14, 01:04 pm

Jane Brannen’s diligent studies in AP World Civilizations paid off in cash when, with permission from her teacher, she sold her textbook outlines to classmates for $2 a week. “Since I would have been doing the work anyway, selling the notes was a convenient way for me to earn money while saving other students time,” she said. But when Brannen started AP U.S. History, the teacher ended her entrepreneurial education enterprise.

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A tale of two colleges

Higher Education | Two Christian colleges, both founded in 1906, both about the same size, have gone in different directions
by Sophia Lee & Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 9/19/14, 01:00 am

Known as the “family-friendly Las Vegas,” Branson, Mo., is home to many touristy spectacles: a life-size replica of the Titanic, horse dancers frolicking in Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a Hollywood-esque cracked building housing Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and an endless parade of country music shows. But the No. 4 most popular attraction on review site TripAdvisor.com is a tour of the College of the Ozarks (C of O), where gawkers can snap photos of respectful college students doing honest work in exchange for a tuition-free education.

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California colleges remove Christian ministry from 19 campuses

Higher Education
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/09/14, 04:20 pm

Four years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled a California university could force Christian groups to accept non-Christian leaders, all of the state’s public universities have adopted the policy, pushing one of the nation’s largest Christian groups off 19 campuses.

Leaders with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship announced this month that all 23 of its affiliated chapters in the California State University System would move off-campus this fall, operating as unofficial student groups.

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