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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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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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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