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Arne Duncan says he supports in-state tuition for undocumented

By | 11.08.11 | 3:19 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that he supports allowing the children of undocumented residents to attend colleges at an in-state tuition rate.

White House rolls out relief program for millions of college debt holders

By | 10.26.11 | 7:19 pm

A conference call with reporters today revealed more details about the Obama administration’s plan to roll out a program for student debt relief.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan Duncan, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes and Raj Date, Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the More…

Despite some bad news in national SAT results, analysts say worrying is premature

By | 09.14.11 | 7:03 pm

The College Board, which oversees undergraduate and graduate school entrance exams, released results for the 2011 SATs, revealing mixed news: More students took the test than ever before, posting scores that are some of the lowest in history.

Georgetown study says college degree still worth the front-end costs

By | 08.10.11 | 6:36 pm

Despite the soaring costs of college (rising at 3 percent above inflation for over a decade), a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workplace argues the lifetime financial benefits are still worth the five-digit amounts of debt graduates endure.

Georgia State Schools Ban Illegal Immigrants

By | 10.13.10 | 4:51 pm

Starting next fall, illegal immigrants will be banned from certain state colleges and universities in Georgia after a vote today by the state board of regents. The ruling will impact the most selective schools in Georgia, including the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, because those schools have More…

Legal Battle in California Over In-State Tuition for Undocumented Students

By | 10.06.10 | 9:12 am

California illegal immigrants could face a tuition hike at public universities if the state Supreme Court rules in favor of 42 out-of-state students who claim it is discriminatory and illegal to allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition. The court began hearing the case Tuesday and is expected More…

Angle Attacks Reid on DREAM Act

By | 10.05.10 | 6:04 pm

Sharron Angle, the Republican opponent to Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada, released an ad today bashing Reid’s support for “preferred college tuition rates” for illegal immigrants, a reference to his support for the DREAM Act, a bill that would allow some undocumented students and military service members to More…

Underreporting of Campus Assault Cases

By | 09.29.10 | 2:07 pm

The Michigan Messenger, TWI’s sister site, has a troubling story today about accusations of sexual assault leveled at two Michigan State University basketball players:

Documents obtained by Michigan Messenger show two high-profile Michigan State University basketball players have been accused of committing sexual assault on campus in August. Despite


DREAM Act Refresher

By | 09.16.10 | 4:28 pm

As the Senate debates whether the DREAM Act should be included in the defense authorization bill next week, it seems like a good time for a quick refresher on what the DREAM Act is and who it would impact.

Housing Wealth and College Affordability

By | 08.31.10 | 6:26 pm

Cornell economist Michael Lovenheim has an amazing study of the impact of housing wealth on college affordability and attendance (PDF).