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  • COLUMN-To get into college, play a game or two Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, June 23- For the first-time college hopeful in a family, who may have less help navigating the complex application process, would playing some games offer insights, help with school choices and boost their chances of completing a degree? Researchers and game developers at the University of Southern California hope so.

  • June 23- Corinthian Colleges Inc said it reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education that would prevent the for-profit education provider from having a cash shortfall.

  • Starbucks won't chip in on employee scholarships Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    Starbucks unveiled an employee scholarship partnership with Arizona State, but the company won't be contributing as much as it implied.

  • *Department of Education raises financial oversight. June 19- For-profit education provider Corinthian Colleges Inc said Its ability to continue as a going concern was in jeopardy after the U.S. Department of Education extended the waiting period to draw down federal student aid funds.

  • *Gaim Monaco conference to be held next week. *Meeting is biggest hedge fund get-together in Europe. Boston- based Highfields Capital for instance, which manages billions for big universities and exclusive endowments, gently asks journalists not to call it a hedge fund, preferring asset management firm.

  • BOSTON, June 10- Harvard University's endowment chief, Jane Mendillo, who guided the school's $32.7 billion endowment through the financial crisis and following economic recovery, will leave at the end of 2014, the university said on Tuesday.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 9- Recent college graduates will soon face the first payment on their student loans, even as millions of families nationwide wonder how they'll settle the rising cost of college.

  • The trouble with Zuckerberg's $100M gift: Pros Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker visit EDUCATION NATION, an educational summit on Rockefeller Plaza.

    Despite Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark, critics say the city has not turned into a "symbol of educational excellence."

  • May 22- ITT Educational Services Inc, a for-profit college operator, withdrew its full-year forecast and warned of a fall in new enrollment after rising for three straight quarters, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the sector.

  • ITT withdraws 2014 forecast, shares fall Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    May 22- ITT Educational Services Inc, a for-profit college operator, withdrew its full-year forecast and estimated a 4 percent fall in new student enrollments in the first quarter, sending its shares down as much as 17 percent.

  • Russian vanity projects lose lustre Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    SKOLKOVO, Russia, May 22- Students at Moscow's new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theatre outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel prizewinning molecular biologist Sidney Altman speak.

  • Russian vanity projects lose luster Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    SKOLKOVO, Russia, May 22- Students at Moscow's new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theater outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel prizewinning molecular biologist Sidney Altman speak.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- In an era of stagnant wages and rising prices, Americans are expected not only to pay the daily bills and save millions for retirement, but also put away enough for college for their kids. Grandparents such as Maureen Reiter. The firm's 2014 529 Consumer Survey found that 13.1 percent of 529 accounts are now owned by grandparents.

  • AstraZeneca arrays academic assets in Pfizer defence Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, England, May 18- Rising up from the fields around the university city of Cambridge, the steel towers of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, are scientific pillars in the defence that drugs group AstraZeneca is mounting against a takeover approach by its U.S. rival Pfizer.

  • AstraZeneca arrays academic assets in Pfizer defense Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, England, May 18- Rising up from the fields around the university city of Cambridge, the steel towers of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, are scientific pillars in the defense that drugs group AstraZeneca is mounting against a takeover approach by its U.S. rival Pfizer.

  • May 9- Few if any of the big U.S. pension or college endowment funds appear ready to follow in Stanford University's footsteps and pull their money out of shares of coal miners or other fossil fuel producers.

  • NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 8- Barnes& Noble Inc is turning to its college roots to boost its top line.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- Stanford University said on Tuesday it will no longer use any of its $18.7 billion endowment to invest in coal mining companies, a move aimed at combating climate change that could influence college administrations elsewhere.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 6- Stanford University on Tuesday said it will no longer use any of its $18.7 billion endowment to invest in coal mining companies, a move aimed at combating climate change that could influence college administrations elsewhere.

  • COLUMN-New strategy for college visits: stay home Monday, 5 May 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, May 5- College visits can help families find the right fit for their children, but as with other aspects of college planning, it's easy to go overboard and spend thousands of dollars in the process. "I've heard horror stories of people traveling to 20 campuses," said college consultant Todd Weaver of Hanover, New Hampshire- based Strategies for College.