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Harvard punishes cheating students

BOSTON – Harvard University said last week it has issued academic sanctions against dozens of students, bringing to a close a cheating scandal that involved the final exam in a class about Congress...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Under a shroud of smog

Editor’s note: Lucas Beard is a Durango High School graduate who is traveling in and writing about Mongolia for a year as a Fulbright Scholar.The entire city heaves with sickly coughing. Raspy...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Philip Ouellette named to Dean’s ListPhilip J. Ouellette of Durango has been named to the fall semester Dean’s List at Colorado School of Mines in Golden.In addition, Ouellette recently was advised...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Bucknell University acknowledges inflating average SAT scores

PHILADELPHIA – Enrollment officials at Bucknell University, a selective liberal arts school in central Pennsylvania, inflated students’ average SAT scores during the last several years, the...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

FLC committees to meet ThursdayThe Academic & Student Affairs Committee of the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday followed by the Business Affairs Committee at...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Local students to attend Fort Lewis CollegeThese local students have enrolled as freshmen at Fort Lewis College:Durango: Aaron Baker, Mathew Barger, Irene Bitsoi, Hugh Brown, William Elbert, Amber...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

More students earn diplomas

WASHINGTON – The nation’s high school graduation rate is the highest since 1976, but more than a fifth of students are still failing to get their diploma in four years, the Education Department...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Music in the Mountains to host program Feb. 4Music in the Mountains Goes to School and the Fort Lewis College Music Department invite fifth-graders to a free musical program called “Band Concert”...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Nutritional aid

COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri junior Simone McGautha works three campus jobs and has accumulated $11,000 in student loans as she seeks to become the first in her family with a college...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Collins sixth-graders develop phone app

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Perhaps one day, Poudre School District students will draw smartphones from their pockets and launch an app dreamed up by their peers.Seven girls at Lincoln Middle School have...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education briefs

LPEA to host open house about scholarshipsLa Plata Electric Association will host an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at LPEA’s Bodo Park headquarters, 45 Stewart St. LPEA staff members will...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Drug companies partner with top schools

ST. LOUIS – In their quest for the next big drug discovery, pharmaceutical companies are increasingly teaming up with some of the nation’s top universities, recruiting campus scientists as partners...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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