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Is there a financial survival startegy for small private colleges? – Education Article

Jared Maymon, a Nichols College junior and a student government vice president, has become convinced that Nichols will survive. He’s “okay to sleep at night, comfortable that I’m going to graduate. And kids after me are going to graduate.” Gretchen Ertl for The Hechinger Report DUDLEY, Mass. — It was in his part-time job as a campus tour guide that Jared Maymon first heard prospective students and their parents asking not just about the food, the dorms or the required…

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Will raising federal student loan limits make college more affordable? – Education Article

Tillman Hall at Clemson University. Education Images/UIG via Getty Images Tatum Johnson was hooked on the view from Clemson University’s North Green soon after she set foot on the South Carolina institution’s campus for a tour while she was still a high school senior. The stretch of grass overlooking the amphitheater, Reflection Pond and the library “is pretty breathtaking,” she said. The botanical gardens were a boon, too. “I mainly go there to see the wildlife. There are a few…

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America’s colleges struggle to define diversity on campus – Education Article

Angel Carter, a senior at Tulane University, leads the Green Wave Ambassadors, the tour guide group for the admissions office. Adelaide Basco NEW ORLEANS —“Diversity” was top of mind when Angel Carter was applying to schools. Raised in an African-American enclave in Atlanta, she said, “I would have loved to go to an HBCU,” the acronym for historically black colleges and universities. But college should stretch you, she felt, so Carter chose Tulane, where the student body is 75 percent…

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State tries to narrow racial disparities in Minnesota college graduation rates – Education Article

Adley Nyakora, a freshman at Minnesota State University, Mankato, plays Operation, while Cornelius Bright, Elijah Calderon-Pitchford, Aburrahman Guantai, and Jordan Headley look on. Kelly Field for The Hechinger Report MANKATO, Minn. — Adley Nyakora, 18, bends over the body of a bloated man in polka-dot boxers, examining a bucket lodged in the patient’s knee. He picks up a medical instrument and slowly lowers it, his brow furrowed in concentration. His friends, who hover over him, hold their breath. Nykora aims…

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