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Texas student arrested after report of person walking near school with a weapon

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Police have arrested a Texas high school student after semi-automatic weapons were found in his car, a day after 21 people were murdered by another high school student in the state. The police department in Richardson...

How the US student loan debt crisis started — and how it could end

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America’s students have a debt problem. A big one. More than 45 million Americans – more than the population of California – now owe a collective $1.7tn in student debt. What to do about that debt has become a hot pol...

Bolivia’s perennial student leader clung to post for decades without graduating

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Max Mendoza has been a remarkably persistent student – and a profitable one: he has been enrolled at a public university in Bolivia for 32 years but never graduated, much of it while being paid a government salary to ...

‘I still owe $123,379’: pressure grows on Biden to tackle student loan debt

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In 2001, Karen Herrera of Minnesota took advice from a Sallie Mae representative to consolidate her student loan debt with her husband’s. They both worked in the public sector, but due to their type of loans, they did...

UK universities urged to boost mental health support after student death

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Universities could face “immense difficulties” in adjusting their teaching and learning support for students with hidden or emerging disabilities, after a landmark ruling awarded £50,000 in damages to the estate of a ...

Student helps reveal Anne Brontë’s skills in geology

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A student has helped reveal that one of Britain’s most famous authors was not only a talented writer but also a skilled rock collector with an active interest in geology. Anne Brontë, the youngest of the three Brontë ...

Chris Dawson’s former student tells court she wanted his missing wife to come back

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Chris Dawson’s former student and babysitter has admitted working on a book titled The Schoolgirl, Her Teacher and His Wife, but denied it was because she wanted revenge. Questioned by defence barrister Pauline David ...

Former student tells court she became Chris Dawson’s ‘sex slave’ after wife’s disappearance

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A former student taught by Chris Dawson has said she moved into his home days after his wife’s disappearance and was treated as a sex slave, housekeeper and babysitter. Giving evidence in Dawson’s murder trial on Thur...

Former student tells Chris Dawson’s murder trial he called her ‘petal’ and left notes in schoolbag

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A former student taught by Chris Dawson has told a Sydney court he would call her “petal” and leave secret love letters signed “God” in her schoolbag when she was 16. The woman, known as JC, gave evidence in Dawson’s ...

Protests in Nigeria after arrests for ‘blasphemy’ killing of female student

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Hundreds of people in Nigeria’s north-western city of Sokoto demonstrated on Saturday over the arrest of two students after the murder of a Christian student accused of blasphemy, residents said. Africa’s most populou...

Arizona executes man convicted in 1978 killing of college student

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An Arizona man convicted of killing a college student in 1978 was killed by the state on Wednesday after a nearly eight-year hiatus in its use of the death penalty, brought on by an execution critics say was botched a...

Universities oppose plan for student cap and loans in England

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Universities across England have come out against proposals for limiting student numbers and access to loans, describing the plans as likely to crush aspirations and entrench disadvantage. Responding to the government...

Degrees underfunded by £1,750 per student, Russell Group says

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Each undergraduate costs England’s leading universities nearly £2,000 as tuition fees and teaching grants fail to fully fund a degree, and that amount is likely to double soon unless the government acts to fill the ga...

Complaints over Covid disruption rose in 2021, student watchdog says

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University students’ complaints about the Covid pandemic disrupting their studies led to more than 1,000 appeals to the higher education watchdog in England and Wales last year. The Office of the Independent Adjudicat...

Russian student journalists sentenced to labour over freedom of assembly video

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Four journalists who worked for an independent Moscow student magazine have been sentenced to two years’ “corrective labour” over an online video in which they defended young Russians’ freedom of assembly. Former Doxa...

‘When you stop fighting, that’s when you start grieving’: the parents battling to prevent student suicide

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Days after their daughter died in April 2018, Robert and Margaret Abrahart turned detective. “It’s a survival mechanism – we will be matter of fact, we will organise,” says Robert. “It seems the only way to cope.” The...

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