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UT admissions scandal prompts new investigation

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Florida, News, Texas  /  No Comments

The University of Texas' use of political favoritism in admissions is an aberrant practice, a new study finds.

Following the University of Texas admissions scandal, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an investigation into admissions favoritism at 13 top public universities Sunday.

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Nanny State of the Week: New York might accidentally ban makeup

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Nanny State of the Week, National, New York, News, regulations  /  No Comments


An effort to ban water-clogging microbeads might inadvertently make many kinds of make-up illegal in New York City.

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Elmore voter: Pro-merger officials spreading misinformation about misinformation

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Education, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments


Pro-merger officials say misinformation caused Elmore to vote down a district merger with Morristown, but some residents say the claim is baseless and the town simply voted for school choice.

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With state hit hard by low oil prices, North Dakota universities brace for budget cuts

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  News, North Dakota  /  No Comments

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The North Dakota University System is bracing for budget cuts as the state’s revenues come in below forecasts amid low oil prices.

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Taxpayer-funded Biloxi ballpark doesn’t meet attendance goals

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News  /  No Comments

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A taxpayer funded ballpark in Biloxi didn’t meet expectations for attendance in its first year in the Double-A Southern League.

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After Sandusky wins back pension, PA senator calls for stricter forfeiture law

By   /  November 30, 2015  /  News, PA Independent, Pennsylvania, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

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Jerry Sandusky might have gotten his public pension back, but one lawmaker wants to ensure taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for other sex offenders’ retirements.

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