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Centre College receives $250M gift, one of the biggest-ever to a university

“This magnificent gift establishing the Brockman Scholars Program marks a fundamental transformation in Centre College’s ability to support students whose hard work, character, and intellect have demonstrated their potential for leadership,” Centre President John A. Roush said.

Senate approves bipartisan student loan deal

The Senate approved a bipartisan deal Wednesday to reverse higher interest rates on federal student loans.

India: Meena Devi, principal of school that served poisoned lunch, is arrested

Tests have detected high concentrations of pesticide in the cooking oil used to prepare the meal.

Things rich people do: go to finishing school

Middle-aged rich women in Beijing are now paying $16,000 to attend a 10-day course in which they learn things like how to peel an orange and the correct pronunciation of "Louis Vuitton."

Back home, lost in translation (AUDIO)

The evolution of Urdu in Pakistan has been hard for me, a girl who's only recently been repatriated.
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The Urdu spoken in Karachi has changed in the past decade. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)

KARACHI, Pakistan — My family doesn't speak much Urdu. Unlike most of Karachi's residents, none of my grandparents or great grandparents grew up on the subcontinent. It wasn't until after partition, when India and Pakistan had split into two separate countries, that they decided to move to Karachi from East Africa in the early 1970s.


India: scorpion in school meal sickens 39 children

On Tuesday, 22 children died in Bihar, India, after eating a poisoned school meal of rice, soybeans and lentils.

Senate reaches deal on student loan rates: reports

A bipartisan group of senators reaches a deal that would restore lower student loan interest rates through 2015.

Texting, social media might be creating better student writers, study says

When a student sends a tweet or shares a link, that’s actually helping them with their “personal expression and creativity,” a new study about technology in classrooms says. That’s not mollycoddling gone wrong, but proof the internet isn’t as bad for students as predicted. At least if you believe the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

9 Hindi Words That You Should Learn And Immediately Start Using

It's common to hear English language users say words like schadenfreude in the absence on an English equivalent of the German word that means pleasure at the misfortune of others. Of course, German isn't the only language with some great words that should be dropped into English.

Coy Mathis, transgender first-grader, can use girls’ bathroom, civil rights panel says

"This ruling sends a loud and clear message that transgender students may not be targeted for discrimination and that they must be treated equally in school,” Michael Silverman, executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, said.
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