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  Head start on savings

Stacey Tisdale travels to Mississippi to examine a program designed to help low-income, mostly African-American children save for college — and teach them about banking and money along the way.

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Where’s Alexander: Battleground Youth in Heartland U.S.A.

Alexander Heffner presents the fourth installment of his tour assessing the youth vote on America’s college campuses. Read Part I: In search of the college vote, Part II: Chasing the dream & Part III: Demographics and the millennial vote. The hours are counting down until Americans will elect a new president. While 18 to 29-year-olds comprise a significant [...]

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Demographics and the millennial vote: Part III

As the presidential contest heads into its final days, Millennials in key battleground states – Ohio, Florida and Virginia particularly – could become a decisive variable in the election’s outcome.

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How financial aid letters often leave students confused and misinformed

How financial aid letters are confusing parents and students.

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Where’s Alexander? Part II: Chasing the dream

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Alexander Heffner on the political and economic dreams on America’s college campuses.

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In search of the college vote

After two election cycles engaged intimately in the coverage of younger voters, their principal policy concerns, their grassroots engagement and their ultimate turnout on Election Day, I continue my study this fall to reveal what is driving the youth vote during this campaign cycle.

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  Presidentiality: Are colleges encouraging atheism?

Are colleges anti-religion? Our “Presidentiality” series examines a claim by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum that higher education breeds secularism.

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Is a liberal arts degree worth it?

What does calligraphy have to do with computing? The governor of Florida wants to cut funding to non-science departments at public universities. But the liberal arts have served as a crucial source of inspiration for innovators like Steve Jobs.

Are college sports worth the cost?

“It is ridiculous that so much emphasis is put on sports and the average student suffers for it,” a reader says. Join the conversation.

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