Report: Colleges Sneakily Use Financial Aid To Attract Wealthier Students At Expense Of Poor

According to the report, private colleges use «merit»-based aid to attract wealthier students instead of improving access to the poor.

A new report out this month found that affluent students are given more financial assistance than their lower-income peers. It’s a trend called “gapping,” where low-income students are given a financial aid package that does not come close to meeting their needs. The report was authored by Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst with the New America

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Catholic Church, FBI Blame Cult For Perpetuating Drug War

The Vatican and Mexico are debating the merits of a cult operating under the guise of Christianity.

The Vatican and Mexico are debating the merits of a cult operating under the guise of Christianity -- one that the FBI has deemed a dark religion playing a role in drug-related violence that has led to the deaths of more than 70,000. At the forefront of the debate is Santa Muerte, revered and worshipped by Mexican Catholics as a supernatural

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FDA Wants Cancer Warnings On Tanning Beds

The FDA proposal would not place warnings on the devices themselves, but on related promotional material and websites.

Indoor tanning beds would come with new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to more stringent federal oversight under a proposal unveiled Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has regulated tanning beds and sun lamps for over 30 years, but for the first time ever the agency says those devices should not be used by

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The Admission Arms Race: Six Ways Colleges Game Their Numbers

In this March 1, 2012 photo provided by Smith College, Debra Shaver, dean of admission, sits next to stacks of applications to the Smith College Class of 2016 from prospective students in Northhampton, Mass. (AP Photo/Smith College, Samuel A. Masinter) As college-bound students weigh their options, they often look to the various statistics that universities […]

As college-bound students weigh their options, they often look to the various statistics that universities trumpet 2014 things like the high number of applications, high test scores, and low acceptance rate. But students may want to consider yet another piece of info: the ways in which schools can pump up their stats. "There's no question

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Drone Industry Sees Opportunity In Aftermath Of Boston Bombings

In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, an unmanned drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. Michael Toscano, president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, said unmanned drones could have provided critical situational awareness for law enforcement during the Boston manhunt. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) A week after the […]

A week after the Boston bombings killed three and injured more than 180, the drone industry is using the tragedy as a marketing tactic, arguing that drones could have been key for capturing the attack on camera and alerting those responding to the scene. Michael Toscano, president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

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Chile Rushes To Aid Ship In Antarctica After Fire

In this picture released by Chile’s Air Force, smoke billows from a Chinese factory fishing ship Kai Xin just off the coast of Antarctica, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Chilean authorities say around 90 crew members have been rescued from the burning ship by the crew of the Norwegian ship Juvel, and Chile’s military says it’s […]

A Chilean military tugboat was heading to Antarctica on Thursday to prevent an environmental disaster by retrieving a Chinese fishing ship that caught fire and began to drift dangerously near sharp glaciers. The Kai Xin vessel burned off the coast of Antarctica on Wednesday. Its 97 crew members were rescued by the Juvel, a Norwegian ship, about

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