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State Business Execs Seek Closer Ties With Minn. Higher Ed

Minnesota leaders in business and higher education are trying to work more closely together, arguing that the state’s colleges and universities are its driver of economic growth.

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Downtown Mesa Is Getting Its Fourth Liberal-Arts School

The idea was to take a sprawling desert suburb, better known for senior-living trailer parks than for schools, and retrofit it with the kinds of colleges that sprang up in America's older regions, decades or even centuries ago.

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FIU Medical School Slow To Take Medicaid Cases

Florida International University’s medical school — which has touted itself as an ally to the medically-underserved — is being criticized for not yet accepting Medicaid at its recently-opened physicians’ office.

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Rutgers $295M Makeover Hits Tax Credit Snag

When Rutgers University announced last month it planned a $295 million makeover of the heart of the New Brunswick campus, school officials said the historic project could not be built without an Urban Transit Hub tax credit from the state.

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UW Closes Some Rec Buildings Due To Heat, Opens Eagle Heights Cooling Center

UW-Madison announced Tuesday it is closing some of its recreation facilities and opening a cooling center in the Eagle Heights neighborhood in response to the heat wave gripping Madison.

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Olympic College Students, Employees Report Credit Card Fraud

At least 16 people have reported that their credit cards might have been compromised at Olympic College.

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Hartford Mayor Faults Handling Of Trinity Assault

After a vicious assault on a Trinity College sophomore a few months ago, suspicions turned toward neighborhoods near its Hartford campus. Hundreds of students rallied for tighter security. Police stepped up patrols. And the chairman of the college's board of trustees pledged to address safety concerns.

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Brattleboro Hopes Colleges Find Downtown Home

Plans are coming together to bring two colleges to a new home in downtown Brattleboro.

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MSU, Detroit Collaborate On Work Center For Urban Food Technology

Michigan State University and the city of Detroit announced a joint project Wednesday to position Detroit into a work center for urban food system technology and development.

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