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Is the Cost of College Too High? [VIDEO]

As I was scrolling through my Facebook Newsfeed this morning, I stumbled arcross an article titled 'The Myth of Working Your Way Through College.' Reading this article led me from one site to another hungry for more information.

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Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images Sport
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For the College Student in Your Life

With high school graduation only a few months away and many seniors preparing to go to college, it seems like it's time to give them all the advice you can before they leave. Well, all the advice you might want to give is in a single book.

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College Athlete Unselfishly Ends Career to Donate Bone Marrow and Save a Stranger’s Life

Cameron Lyle may be an athlete, but he’s also a hero.

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Abigail Fisher vs. UT Austin — What Could Happen to Affirmative Action

There is a case before the Supreme Court at the moment that is causing a lot of controversy. The issue of race, affirmative action in university application process, and who deserves to join the Longhorns are being argued. Could we see an improvement to the system or a step backward for affirmative action?

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Justin K. Aller/Getty Images
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College Football 2012 – Week Five Recap

For a week that was supposed to be lacking in big games or traditional rivalries, this week sure gave us a lot of excitement. West Virginia and Baylor showed us an offensive shootout for the ages. Stanford became the latest Top Ten team to bite the dust. And Texas and Nebraska both needed fourth quarter comebacks to keep their conference title hopes alive.

Here are all the highlights from this week in college football.

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langille, flickr
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What Makes Some College Kids Drink So Much?

Binge drinking is a real problem on many college campuses, and new research could reveal why: students who chug-a-lug enjoy a higher social status among their peers.

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Harry How/Getty Images
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Friday May 4 is GenTX Day…Wear the Gear!

Next week you may be seeing college t-shirts everywhere in Texas.

Next Friday, May 4 is the second annual GenTX Day, when students across the state spend the day surrounded by people wearing college t-shirts.  You’ll see college t-shirts at the office and at stores and restaurants, and even teachers and staff at schools will trade the business casual clothes for big bold letters and mascot faces, all to support life after high school.  All who wear the gear will be sending the message that a college education is a good investment.  How does it work?

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danramarch, Flickr
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Recent College Graduates Having a Ridiculously Tough Time Finding Work

As the debate rages over whether getting a college degree is worth the money, a new set of statistics is giving many people pause — seems half of recent college grads are either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge.

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Worst College Majors

As Christmas break approaches and the semester ends, the changing of majors begins.  While majoring in Art History seemed like a novel idea as a freshman, it may not make the best career choice.  Same for Psychology.  If you're going to spend 30k or more on a degree, might as well be one that's useful right?  "Fine" you say, "but what do I change it to?" 

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Professor Resigns After Skipping Classes and Giving Everyone an A

A professor and department chair at George Washington University has resigned from her position after failing to show up to teach two of her classes, resulting in a litany of complaints from students — even though she gave them all As.

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What Are America’s Most Expensive Colleges?

Forbes, along with the Center for College Affordability & Productivity, tallied up the cost of tuition, books, transportation, computers, and room and board to determine the new list of America’s most expensive colleges. And some of them may surprise you.

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Most Students Not Ready For College

According to a new study, most students are not ready for college.

Researchers took a look at kids graduating from high schools in the state of Michigan and found that -- in half of those schools -- fewer than 10 percent of the graduates were prepared for higher education. Ouch, read more after the jump.

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