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Ex-Rutgers student reports for jail in webcam case
2012-05-31 19:18:00
A former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate has been driven by New Jersey sheriff's officers to jail.
Community comes to the aid of jailed Texas honor student
2012-05-31 08:35:00
A 17-year-old Texas honors student who was jailed for missing too much school because she had to work two jobs to support her siblings, refused to accept the more than $100,000 a website raised for her.
Ex-Rutgers student in webcam case to go to jail
2012-05-30 15:22:00
A day after apologizing for the first time, a former Rutgers University student convicted of using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate gave up his right to remain free on Wednesday while New Jersey prosecutors appeal his 30-day jail sentence.
Texas Judge Uses 17 Year Old Student As Example - Sentences Her To One Nigh
2012-05-29 21:03:00
I am really appalled after reading an article about a judge in Texas sentencing a 17 year old girl to an overnight stay behind bars and he has fined her $100. The good judge has decided and I quote, ?If you let one run loose, what are you gonna do with the rest of them? Let ...
Senate rejects dueling GOP, Dem student loan plans
2012-05-25 00:34:00
The Senate rejected dueling Democratic and Republican plans on Thursday for averting a July 1 doubling of interest rates on federal college loans for 7.4 million students, pushing back efforts to resolve the election-season showdown until next month.
Searchers follow bike route where missing student was last seen
2012-05-24 10:34:00
Dozens of searches gathered to ride the route presumably taken by a missing Louisiana student.
Student activists broadcast debt owed with ball and chains
2012-05-23 19:54:00
A handful of student activists are expressing their displeasure at the rising cost of college by wearing inflatable ball and chain accessories over their graduation robes. The props state the amount of debt with which they're graduating. The silent commencement protest, dubbed "Occupy Graduation" by its organizers, is taking place at seven universities around the ...
Fla. student to plead guilty to Obama threat
2012-05-23 10:24:00
A Miami college student plans to plead guilty in federal court to threatening President Barack Obama on Facebook.
Body of missing Harvard student found in Portland harbor
2012-05-22 20:34:00
The body of a missing Harvard Business School student who was last seen outside a waterfront bar in Portland, Maine, days before his graduation, was recovered Tuesday from the city's harbor, police said.
Robotics Competition Sparks Student Interest in Manufacturing
2012-05-22 07:00:00
Nothing like hands on experience to make an electromechanical device that obeys your commands to develop student interest in making things. At Lakeland Community College the Alliance for Working Together (AWT) Consortium, a local initiative addressing manufacturing needs and concerns, is full s
Harvard Business School student goes missing in Maine
2012-05-22 00:17:00
After separating from his friends at an Irish pub around closing time at 1 a.m. Sunday, Nathan Bihlmaier was not seen again.
Why ex-Rutgers student got 30-day sentence in spycam case
2012-05-21 23:20:00
A former Rutgers University student was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail in a case of webcam spying that drew national attention to issues of online privacy, suicide, and anti-gay bullying.
Ex-Rutgers student gets 30-day jail sentence in spycam case
2012-05-21 18:37:00
A New Jersey judge sentenced a former Rutgers student to 30 days in jail for using a webcam to spy on his roommate kissing another man. Dharun Ravi, 20, was convicted on two second-degree bias intimidation charges in a case that garnered national headlines because his roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide after the spying. Clementi, ...
Interactive: Find out if taking out that student loan was worth it
2012-05-21 18:02:00
As estimates of the total student loan debt exceed $800 billion and default rates approach 9 percent, some commentators are beginning to wonder whether an expensive education is really worth it, at least from a financial perspective. The combination of skyrocketing tuition and a dismal job market creates an environment where many are struggling to pay off hefty loans.
Gay advocates urge no prison time for Rutgers student
2012-05-21 13:47:00
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A former Rutgers University student faces up to 10 years in prison at his sentencing on Monday for hate crimes after spying on his roommate's gay tryst, but many gay advocates are calling for no time behind bars. Tyler Clementi, 18, committed suicide in 2010 after learning that Dharun Ravi used a computer-mounted camera to see him kissing an older man in their dorm room and used social media to encourage others to watch. ...
Ex-student in webcam spy case to be sentenced
2012-05-21 09:14:00
One couple lost their teenage son to suicide in the days after his college roommate used a webcam to see him kiss another man in September 2010; the other fears their son will be sent to prison this week for doing the spying.
Student dies, 7 hurt in blast near Italian school
2012-05-19 19:03:00
A bomb exploded Saturday outside an Italian high school named after a slain anti-Mafia prosecutor, killing a student and wounding several others, officials said, and rattling a country already tense over a spate of attacks on government officials and buildings.
Boston U. student recovering after New Zealand crash
2012-05-14 04:39:00
The parents of a Boston University student critically injured in a New Zealand minivan crash that killed three of her schoolmates have flown to the country to be by her side at a hospital.
Student with flesh-eating disease will lose fingers
2012-05-13 15:32:00
Aimee Copeland lost her leg due to an injury on a zip line.
Student with flesh-eating disease may lose more limbs
2012-05-11 18:37:00
Aimee Copeland, the woman who lost her left leg to a rare flesh-eating disease after a zip line injury, will likely lose her hands and remaining foot, according to her family.
Student fighting flesh-eating disease after zip line injury
2012-05-09 19:51:00
A Georgia woman is fighting for her life after contracting flesh-eating disease during a zip line accident.
Infographic: Student loans and the interest rate debate
2012-05-08 23:11:00
Senate Republicans blocked a vote Tuesday on a bill that would have extended the current low 3.4 percent interest rate on Stafford student loans, taking issue with how the Democratic bill would fund the extension. If Congress fails to pass such an extension by July, the rates will double. Some experts worry that there is ...
Senate Republicans block Democratic student loan bill
2012-05-08 18:35:00
Senate Republicans on Tuesday afternoon blocked the advancement of a Democratic bill to extend the current student loan interest rate over objections to how the measure will be funded.
Senate heads toward showdown vote on student loans
2012-05-08 11:47:00
The Senate is steaming toward a showdown on a Democratic proposal to keep student loan interest rates from doubling for 7.4 million students.
Student abandoned in DEA cell for 5 days to sue for $20 Million
2012-05-03 23:40:00
A 23-year-old California college student who was left in a dark federal detention cell for five days without food, water, or a toilet has filed a claim against the U.S. government for $20 million.
DEA apologizes for forgetting college student in cell
2012-05-02 20:00:00
The Drug Enforcement Administration extended an apology to a University of California engineering student who was locked in a holding cell for four days and forgotten about. The student drank his own urine in desperation and attempted to kill himself, before agents returned four days later and found him, he told NBC San Diego. "I ...
13 years of perfect attendance: student nears 2,000 days in a row
2012-05-02 00:11:00
Since kindergarten, 17-year-old high-school senior Ciara Cetraro hasn't missed a day of school. That's more than 2,000 days of showing up for every day of school. And perhaps most impressive of all: She did it living in Hawaii, which is known for its "epidemic" of chronic absenteeism. West Hawaii Today reports that Cetraro has not ...
Former nursing student pleads not guilty in Oakland rampage
2012-05-01 03:11:00
A former nursing student accused of killing seven people and wounding three others in a shooting rampage at a tiny Christian college in Oakland pleaded not guilty on Monday to murder and attempted murder charges.
Student Loans Could Be the Next Housing Bubble
2012-04-28 06:49:00
Could the next bubble to burst be student loans? The burden is big: U.S. college students borrowed $117 billion in federal student loans last year, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported earlier this year that debt from student loans exceeds $1 trillion, surpassing credit card debt for the first time. Tuition and fees at ...
House Votes to Stop Student Loan Rates from Doubling, Cut ObamaCare Slush F
2012-04-28 01:48:00
House Votes to Stop Student Loan Rates from Doubling, Cut ObamaCare Slush Fund WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 27) House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement after the House approved the Interest Rate Reduction Act (H.R. 4628), legislation by Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) that would extend current student loan interest rates by cutting spending from an ObamaCare slush fund: ?Students and families are struggling in President Obama?s economy. Nearly half of college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, and laws like ObamaCare have only made it harder for small businesses to hire them. That?s why House Republicans voted to extend current student loan rates and to pay for it by eliminating an ObamaCare slush fund President Obama himself proposed cutting from his budget. It?s time for the president and Democrats in Congress to stop exploiting the challenges facing young Americans for political gain, and start working with Republicans to create a better environment for pri...
Student loan bill passed under veto threat
2012-04-27 19:15:00
The House on Friday passed a Republican version of a bill that would extend the low 3.4 percent rate on government-subsidized student loans, despite pressure from conservative groups to oppose the measure and a veto threat from the White House. The Republican bill, which passed by a close vote of 215-195, would extend the low ...
White House threatens to veto student loan bill in House
2012-04-27 18:14:00
The White House threatened a veto Friday of a Republican bill keeping the interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer, objecting that the measure would finance its $5.9 billion cost ...
Student loan rate extension opposed by conservative Club for Growth
2012-04-27 17:32:00
Pushing back on an aggressive campaign from Democrats and the White House for Congress to extend the temporary low interest rate for federally subsidized student loans, conservative groups are pressuring Republicans to kill the Interest Rate Reduction Act, which would keep the interest rate from doubling to 6.8 percent this year. The Club for Growth ...
House set to vote on student loan rate
2012-04-27 13:11:00
The House is scheduled to vote Friday on a Republican-crafted bill that would keep interest rates down on federal loans used by millions of college students. Republicans are for keeping the rate at 3.4 percent for Stafford loans instead of letting it rise as scheduled to 6.8 percent in July. Democrats also are for keeping ...
STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS ACT OF 2012
2012-04-26 18:01:00
With student loans in the United States accumulating to over $1 Trillion USD there's very little room left under the rug to hide the reality. The increasing cost of higher education coupled with the terrible job market has become the perfect storm condition that hass allowed student loan debt to rise higher than American credit card debt. That being said, Representative Hansen Clarke of Michigan has just introduced H.R. 4170, the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012, in the House of Representatives--legislation designed to lend a helping hand to those struggling under massive amounts of student loan debt. Folks interested in the bill and its details can check it out in its entirety here or visit SignOn.org to learn more about spreading the word.
Obama picture with student at Colorado bar goes viral
2012-04-25 21:03:00
When University of Colorado student Madalyn Starkey posed for a picture with President Barack Obama, she had no idea the hilarious image would go viral. While traveling through Colorado on Tuesday, Obama stopped in at a local pub known as the Sink. In the photograph, Obama is grinning with his arm around Starkey while the ...
Mitt Romney Versus Reality: Student Loans Edition (VIDEO)
2012-04-25 20:20:00
Published on Apr 25, 2012 by BarackObamadotcom Are you in? https://my.barackobama.com/stud-entloantt5vid Romney’s budget plan cuts Pell Grants and locks in higher student loan rates. His advice for students? “The best thing I can do for you is tell you to shop around.” Reality: College would be more expensive under Mitt Romney
By: Suzie-Q
Obama: I only paid off my student loans eight years ago
2012-04-24 21:31:00
President Barack Obama, courting young voters crucial to his reelection, told a rowdy college-age crowd at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday that he knows first-hand about the burden of student loans because he only managed to pay his back a scant eight years ago. "Michelle and I, we've been in ...
Obama courts young voters with student loan push
2012-04-24 15:53:00
President Barack Obama escapes the stuffy confines of Washington on Tuesday, traveling on a two-day swing through major universities in the electoral battlegrounds of North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa. His mission: To push Congress to keep a lid on student loan costs ? and reconnect with young voters who helped him win in 2008.
Taking Obama to the Woodshed Over Student Loans
2012-04-21 16:44:00
What ever Barack Obama may be, smart he is not. First, Obama, in all his not so infinite wisdom, nationalized the student loan business. Now Dim Won, b/k/a Obama, is moaning that student load recipients are stuck with just one lender, to wit the federal government, and must pay what ever price the government demands, from Detroit Feee Press: President Obama kicked off a week of appeals to young voters today by urging Congress to maintain the interest rate on student loans, keeping the costs of college stable. “If Congress doesn’t act, on July 1st interest rates on some student loans will double,” Obama said in his Saturday radio address. “Nearly seven-and-a-half million students will end up owing more on their loan payments.” In a free market, consumer s of student loans could shop for their choice of lenders, and even change lenders, refinance, if their old one got too greedy.¬†¬† Alas, Dumbo loathes free markets.
By: BitsBlog
Obama wooing young voters with student loan focus
2012-04-21 15:55:00
Eager to energize young voters, President Barack Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education as he previews an argument he will make on university campuses next week in states crucial to his re-election.
Report: Former student, teacher back together again
2012-04-18 03:08:00
The California teen who made national headlines when she and her high school teacher moved in together told a local television station that the two are back together again.
Lauren Master replied to Hadassah Aviel's discussion 'student mar
2012-04-13 22:59:00
Lauren Master replied to Hadassah Aviel's discussion 'student market'
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2012-04-06 04:23:00
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Delaware Ph.D. Student Hopes To Solve Energy Woes With Renewable Hydrogen P
2012-04-05 15:09:00
From Engadget: Hydrogen fuel is a fickle mistress. On one hand, it teases us with the promise of renewable energy and a cleaner tomorrow. On the other hand, it's most often produced with natural gas as the source -- hardly the clean break from fossil fuels that many had envisioned. Fortu
Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt ? Yahoo! News
2012-04-03 11:48:00
Let’s say you own a business, and no matter what you charge people will buy from you. What is going to happen to the price of your goods in the future? Aren’t you going to make healthy price increases year …Read more »
Oakland Shooting, 6 Dead, Suspect Caught, Was Student
2012-04-02 22:57:00
Awful. The rampage shooting by that left 2 dead and six injured at Oakland’s Oikos University in East Oakland was reportedly done by a person who was a former student at the college located at 7850 Edgewater Road, according to the LA Times. But what is Oikos University? UPDATE: @abc7newsBayArea Oakland City Council President Larry (Read More...)
Oakland Shooting, 6 Dead, Suspect Caught, Was Student
2012-04-02 22:57:00
Awful. The rampage shooting by that left 2 dead and six injured at Oakland’s Oikos University in East Oakland was reportedly done by a person who was a former student at the college located at 7850 Edgewater Road, according to the LA Times. But what is Oikos University? UPDATE: @abc7newsBayArea Oakland City Council President Larry (Read More...)
Abducted? student found holidaying in Goa
2012-04-01 14:22:00
The Delhi Police’s search for a UK university student, allegedly abducted from the IGI airport in New Delhi last August, has turned out to be a wild-goose chase with the youth found unwinding himself in Goa to escape his tedious studies. The discovery of 24-year-old UK’s Coventry University student Nishit was reported to the court ...
By: Goa Blog
UST student proposes marriage to girlfriend on Graduation Day
2012-03-28 20:10:00
An Architecture student in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) made his Graduation Day last Tuesday, March 27, 2012, a very memorable one when he surprised his girlfriend with a marriage proposal....
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