Higher Education

Education
8:04 am
Thu August 1, 2013

In-State Tuition For Illegal Ohio Immigrants

Ohio's higher education chief says illegal immigrants with temporary legal status will soon be able to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's public colleges as long as they meet other residency requirements.

Most of the state's two- and four-year public colleges have previously charged students who are illegal immigrants tuition rates much higher than what other Ohio students pay.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that John Carey, chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, sent a letter Wednesday to the state's college presidents notifying them of the changes.

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Education
4:08 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Miami University Makes Strides Toward Acceptance of Gay Students

Metzler, far right, with fellow LGBT community members at Miami University

Students and alumni say that Miami University has created a climate of acceptance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer students, despite the school’s longstanding conservative reputation and location in a deeply conservative part of the state.

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Education
7:35 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Senators Work To Forge A Compromise On College Loans

College and university officials, and many students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double when the current rate of 3.4 percent sunsets on July 1st.

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Military
4:19 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Miami University Student Veterans

Over the last year, journalism students at Miami University have been interviewing a misunderstood population at their school - student veterans.  As returning soldiers transition back into civilian life with few options in the ever-shrinking job market, going back to school has become a growing national trend across the country.  As the first class attending college on the 9/11 GI Bill graduates this month, student producers set out to capture the more personal and intimate human stories they felt were missing from   coverage on war and veterans’ issues.

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Education
2:46 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Wittenberg University Deals With Racist Graffiti

Interview with Wittenberg's Interim Dean of Students Casey Stevens.

Wittenberg University's Concerned Black Students group held its 45th annual Walkout event this week. The event commemorates a 1969 incident when 38 of the school's 45 black students walked off campus when they alleged the university failed to address their concerns about unequal treatment.

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