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High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON | A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America.

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The reason to run

The reason to run

BOSTON | "I need to run."

April 21, 2014 3:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Grads, your opportunities in college are up to you

YOUNG VOICES: Grads, your opportunities in college are up to you

With April coming to a close and May rolling in, I am assured of two things across high schools throughout the region: Unfortunate amounts of rain whenever I head out to the golf course and high school seniors panicking about college.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am
Ivy Tech introduces Gary president to the community

Ivy Tech introduces Gary president to the community

GARY | The new Ivy Tech Gary campus president envisions making the campus more community focused and engaging the entire community in emphasizing workforce development and meeting the demands of emerging industries.

April 16, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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Purdue University making strides, increasing numbers

WESTVILLE | While some universities across the country have declining student enrollment, Purdue University is reporting growth.

April 15, 2014 8:30 pm
ISU recruiting in Northwest Indiana

ISU recruiting in Northwest Indiana

Dozens of local high school students and their parents, along with Indiana State University alumni, turned out Tuesday night for a recruiting event at the Wicker Memorial Park Social Center in Highland.

April 09, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: GSU right to serve freshmen, too

Governors State University is now committed to serving freshmen and sophomores, not just juniors, seniors and graduate students. This is good for GSU, and it's good for Illinois.

March 17, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: A true/false quiz on higher education

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: A true/false quiz on higher education

As high school seniors prepare applications to meet the April 1 deadline required at many colleges and universities, I offer the following quiz to test higher education savvy. Numerous misconceptions abound. So, let’s begin to sort out what is true and what is false.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Notre Dame tennis player Dooley reveals he is gay

SOUTH BEND | Notre Dame tennis player Matt Dooley said the hardest person to tell he was gay was himself.

March 06, 2014 5:10 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Single-gender college allows focus on studies

YOUNG VOICES: Single-gender college allows focus on studies

Of the five women’s colleges in Indiana, only two are still in operation: St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, and St. Mary’s of the Woods College in Terre Haute.

March 06, 2014 7:05 am
PUC, PNC to merge administrations

PUC, PNC to merge administrations

Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville will merge administrative duties, the universities announced Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 7:02 pm Photos

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Facebook barrels ahead on 10th anniversary

Facebook barrels ahead on 10th anniversary

This Feb. 5, 2007 file photo shows Facebook.com founder Mark Zuckerberg smiling at Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. On Feb. 4, 2014, Facebook celebrates 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg created a website called Thefacebook.com to let his classmates find their friends online.

February 04, 2014 5:10 pm

Local Purdue students reflect on shooting, lockdown

Chesterton native Remy Hoang was on his way to his physics lecture Tuesday when he heard sirens going off throughout Purdue University's campus. 

January 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Ivy Tech continues consolidation to save money

Ivy Tech continues consolidation to save money

Ivy Tech Community College on Tuesday announced the consolidation of its other regional campuses in a move similar to last year's merger of its Northwest and North Central regions.

January 07, 2014 7:30 pm

Illinois State Police ready for concealed carry

CHICAGO | Illinois State Police next week will begin taking applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons, and as many as 400,000 are expected to be submitted in the first year, officials said Monday.

December 30, 2013 6:15 pm

IU faculty question new legislative mandates

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. | Indiana University educators say state lawmakers are trying to move higher education toward a "one-size-fits-all model" by requiring colleges to develop road maps to degree completion and create common curricula and standards to make general education classes transferable.

December 07, 2013 10:29 am

Purdue nearly tops Illinois for international students

INDIANAPOLIS | Purdue University continues to have the second-most international students among U.S. public universities, and is closing the gap on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

November 11, 2013 1:32 pm
DOUG ROSS: A new college try for graduation rates

DOUG ROSS: A new college try for graduation rates

How many times have you heard people use the cliche, "Give it the old college try"? For college graduation rates, perhaps a new college try is in order.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video
YOUNG VOICES: Break college stereotypes, create your own experince

YOUNG VOICES: Break college stereotypes, create your own experince

There are multiple stereotypes about college and college students, some of which I have found to be truer than others.

September 30, 2013 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: College degree is key to higher standard of living

According to a recent Ball State University study, on average, the standard of living for Hoosiers is equivalent to living in 1996. Now, more than ever, we must incentivize students to obtain college degrees and help make them affordable.

September 24, 2013 12:00 am Related
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