The Paper Trail


November 2008


Vennard College to Close

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Vennard College—an 80-student Christian college in Iowa—will close at the end of the semester, the Des Moines Register reports. Mounting debt and stagnant enrollment are to blame, and officials projected a deficit of $300,000 for the semester, with an even worse outlook for 2009.

The school closed ...

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Iowa

California State System May Turn Eligible Students Away

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For the first time in its history, the California State University system might turn eligible students away from its 23 campuses because of a worsening budget problem, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. CSU chancellor Charles Reed proposed the plan, which is a response to an expected midyear ...

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California State University
education
college admissions
Schwarzenegger, Arnold
California
transfer students

More Schools Impose Hiring Freezes

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Thanks to the economy, more than a dozen schools and programs, including two Ivy League schools and a prominent medical center, have instituted hiring freezes.

Cornell won't hire new faculty members from outside the university through March and has halted all new construction for at least 90 days.

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University of Michigan
Cornell University
Miami University
University of Nevada
University of Maryland
Middlebury College
Brown University
Bowling Green State University
colleges

Students Vote, Then Party for Obama

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Although the official numbers aren't in yet, those who obsess over such things say that the youth vote was out in full force yesterday and might prove to have been the key to Barack Obama's presidential victory. Polls on and near college campuses saw significantly more voters than past presidential ...

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University of Pennsylvania
Penn State University
University of Minnesota
elections
UC-Berkeley
University of Michigan
University of Wisconsin
George Washington University
Georgetown University
2008 presidential election
Obama, Barack
education

College Newspapers Endorse Obama Over McCain, 63 to 1

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