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Senate turns to partisan fight over student loans

WASHINGTON — The Senate is the newest arena in the election-year face-off over federal student loans, and both sides are starting out by pounding away at each other. With Congress returning from a weeklong spring recess, the Senate plans to ...

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Barnes & Noble, Microsoft team up on Nook, college businesses

NEW YORK — Books and bits united Monday as Microsoft provided an infusion of money to help Barnes & Noble compete with top electronic bookseller Amazon. In exchange, Microsoft gets a long-desired foothold in the business of e-books and college ...

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Md. university system names Hagerstown chief

HAGERSTOWN— The University System of Maryland is naming a new executive director for its Hagerstown center. The center said Wednesday that Mark Halsey will assume the office May 21. Halsey is currently director of finance and administration for distance learning ...

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Bernanke revisits college as guest lecturer at GW

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took a break from his day job Tuesday to revisit the academic life he led before coming to Washington a decade ago. Shortly after noon, he stood before a class of George Washington ...

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Changes in way Md. pays for higher education not far off, delegate says

ANNAPOLIS — If the University System of Maryland moves to a performance-based funding model for its institutions, college presidents warn that the program should not be one-size-fits-all. Changing the system’s funding model likely will not be directly discussed again during ...

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