Higher Education

Benevolent cancer

Voices | A twist of providence
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/23/17, 04:39 pm

Sixth in a once-a-quarter series of short short fiction …

Larry had been a hospital patient only when he was 17 and had his tonsils removed. Now a distinguished professor at 57, he knew prostate cancer was common and not a herald of imminent death—but when his doctor on April 1 told him surgery was essential, Larry thought the words at first were part of a tasteless April Fools’ Day joke.

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Students sue college for sabotaging conservative event

Higher Education | Lawsuit claims Cal State LA tried to silence free speech
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/08/16, 02:15 pm

In a hearing this week, a California university asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the university intentionally tried to shut down and block access to a conservative speaking event.

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Taxpayers stuck with whopping student loan bill

| New report shows program will cost much more than Obama administration projected
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/02/16, 03:18 pm

U.S. taxpayers will write off $108 billion in federal student loans for borrowers currently enrolled in income-driven repayment plans—a much bigger hit to the federal budget than Obama administration officials predicted when they advocated for expanding the program.

And the cost will only get bigger unless Congress mandates changes to the increasingly popular subsidized loans, currently held by 24 percent of student borrowers.

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