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California headed for cuts for for-profit students

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California’s student aid commission said on Friday that aid funds going to students at for-profit schools should be slashed first when the state cuts its education budget. The U.S. Education Department has criticized some for-profit schools, which range from universities offering PhD’s to trade schools offering car-repair…

California student arrest may have averted disaster

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police at a Los Angeles university campus may have prevented a tragedy when they detained a deranged student later found to have a shotgun and bomb-making ingredients in his dorm room, the school’s police chief said on Saturday. California State University, Northridge, police chief Anne Glavin…

Hong Kong researchers store data in bacteria

A group of students at Hong Kong’s Chinese University are making strides towards storing such vast amounts of information in an unexpected home: the E.coli bacterium better known as a potential source of serious food poisoning. “This means you will be able to keep large datasets for the long term…

Bankers rebuffed by university over request to censor scholarly paper

A powerful banking association tried — and failed — to censor a Cambridge University student’s thesis that exposed a flaw in electronic card security. Chip and PIN is a smartcard payment system in the United Kingdom that requires customers to enter a personal identification number (PIN) when making a transaction.…

Son of Pink Floyd star arrested over student protest

LONDON — The son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted criminal damage after he was pictured swinging from Britain’s national war memorial during Thursday’s student riot. In a public apology Friday, Charlie Gilmour, 21, identified himself as the man pictured in several national…

Student who hacked O’Reilly, Coulter websites sentenced to 30 months in jail

A 23-year-old Ohio student who took down the websites of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and conservative pundit Ann Coulter, and briefly disrupted the network of the University of Akron, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. In addition, former University of Akron student Mitchell Frost must pay $40,000 to…

Assistant state AG accused of harassing gay student fired from post

An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan was fired Monday. Andrew Shirvell, 30, went on leave about a month ago after national criticism erupted over a blog he wrote characterizing student leader Chris Armstrong as a “racist” and a…

College tuition costs climbing again this fall

College tuition rises again this fall; students relying more on federal aid to pay for school College tuition costs shot up again this fall, and students and their families are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education more affordable in tough economic times, according to two reports…

University student nearly dies after drinking ‘Four Loko’

Central Washington University has determined that a high-alcohol energy drink under scrutiny nationwide is what sickened students at an off-campus party this month, prompting state Attorney General Rob McKenna to call for a ban on the beverage. Nine students were hospitalized after the Oct. 8 party in Roslyn, where about…

Video catches lawmaker ‘groping’ young reporter

In the last five years, at least 80 state lawmakers have been indicted or convicted in political scandals. An ABC News investigation found lobbyists and large corporations are turning to state legislators for favorable contracts and legislation. In an attempt to look at the ethics and behavior of these state…

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