Trail Mix: Today's College News

Wednesday's news roundup from around the world.

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Even with most college students home for the summer, a lot happened in the college world today. Catch up on some of the latest news.

- ABC News's Tory Johnson has some tips and pointers for college graduates searching for jobs in a very tough economy.

- Money received by Michigan school districts from tribal-run casinos can be used to fund college scholarship programs, the Associated Press reports. The state Senate unanimously approved the bill that would allow the funding.

- The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting story examining the true value of American college degrees. The article's main question is one that has taken center stage in higher education circles: Is a degree from a U.S. college or university as valuable as it used to be?

- Maryland's College of Notre Dame will become a university, the Baltimore Sun reports.

- Everyone's talking about the new national education standards that are supposed to prepare elementary and high school students for college. Here's the Chronicle of Higher Education's report on the subject. The New York Times covered it, too.

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