The Clery Act and prospective college students

On the most recent episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, the Clery Act was mentioned briefly. Law and Order is known for taking recent news stories, changing them a bit, and then broadcasting the show to millions of viewers every week. Many of the terms and laws they discuss on the show are real, including the Clery Act. While the Clery Act is not a household name, prospective college students and their families should be aware of the information the Act provides.

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Middle Class Scholarship still available for California students

On Wednesday, the California State Aid Commission (CSAC) announced that only about half of the $107 million allotted to the new Middle Class Scholarship program was awarded. However, officials also announced they would extend the application deadline so more eligible students could receive the grant for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Scholarship Saturday – October 25, 2014

The deadlines for the scholarships that were on this list have passed. To see scholarships that are still accepting applications, visit more recent Scholarship Saturday posts.

Friendly World Series wager between UCSF and UMKC chancellors

It is common to hear news stories about mayors and other political figures placing friendly bets on sporting events. However, chancellors at two leading research universities announced yesterday they have made a friendly wager on the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals. UC San Francisco (UCSF) Chancellor Sam Hawgood and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Chancellor Leo E. Morton are betting their cities will win the pennant.

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Making the most of the college visit


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Visiting colleges is an important part of the college search process. College marketing materials, admission counselor presentations, and rankings can only give students a glimpse of what the college is like. Academic rigor, campus activities, and statistics such as average class size and graduate rates are very important. However, the campus community and the way a student feels as part of that community is also important. The only way for a student to truly experience a college is to visit.

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