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July 9 2010 Colleges Newsletter

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Higher Education Happenings:

-- Textbook prices keep rising. What are the solutions?

-There is a new federal law in effect this month allowing students to have textbook information at the time of course registration to allow them more buying options.
-A new bill in PA has been proposed, which if passed, would require professors to select the lowest priced, educationally sound textbook.

Are these good ideas? Discuss the topic of textbook prices at the Colleges forum

-- A new study has found that students are studying less in college now but still earning good grades.

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-- Students at George Washington University will no longer have maid service in the residence halls.

-- Colleges that do not do enough to fight online piracy on campus may lose federal funding.

-- A Penn State scientist who was accused of falsifying climate research has been cleared by the university.

-- New federal guidelines governing the employment of unpaid workers, intended to protect workers from being replaced by unpaid interns, has made it more difficult for students and graduates to find volunteer experiences.

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