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Delaying the separation anxiety: Mom and Dad move to college

Higher Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/14/15, 10:55 am

The latest trend in helicopter parenting has arrived. 

Lori Osterberg and her husband recently moved from Denver to Portland, Ore., to live with their daughter while she attends college.

The couple considered moving just for the adventure, but ultimately decided their adventure would be to house and support their daughter as she pursues her degree.

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Critics: Free community college won't solve U.S. education problem

Higher Education
by Emily Scheie
Posted 1/12/15, 03:25 pm

In a preview of his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a proposal to give all “responsible students” two years of free community college. Many doubt the proposal will make it past Congress, but in trying to drum up support, the president pointed to similar programs at the state and city level backed by both Republicans and Democrats. Regardless of the proposal’s outcome, the announcement has spurred a national debate on the effects free community college could have on students and higher education across America.

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UVA resists pressure to lift Greek suspension

Higher Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/11/14, 02:38 pm

The University of Virginia (UVA) refused to lift a suspension on Greek activities this week, despite intense pressure and questions behind the reason for the temporary ban. University officials brought Greek life on campus to a standstill a few weeks ago in response to a disturbing Rolling Stone article detailing an alleged gang rape at a UVA fraternity house. 

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