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Spelman College Gets Rid Of Entire Athletics Program

Spelman College Gets Rid Of Entire Athletics Program

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Last year Spelman College announced its decision to abandon its 80-student, $900,000 athletics department (out of a $100 million total budget) in favor of using that money for health and fitness programs for the entire student population. Today, the Spelman teams are playing their last season. The ladies-only HBCU is the second school to pull out of the NCAA in the past decade (the New York City College of Technology…

Obama Wants to Force Colleges to Reduce Tuition

Obama Wants to Force Colleges to Reduce Tuition

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    In his recent State of the Union address, President Obama “put colleges and universities on notice.” Find a way to stop tuition from going up, he told them, or risk losing federal aid money. Following up on that charge, Obama put forward a proposal on Friday at the University of Michigan that, if passed, would tie federal campus-based aid programs to tuition policies for the first time in…