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Updated Nov 24, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Last Friday night, the Union of White NYU Students, a "community" on Facebook, posted its first status update.Linking to a student-run blog addressing diversity issues at New York University, the union's Facebook admin mused, "What does 'diversity' mean other than 'not white'? I'm not sure there is an answer to this. Is the word 'diversity' itself a discriminatory term against whites?"

Updated Nov 20, 2015 at 12:48 PM

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Updated Nov 16, 2015 at 3:43 PM

Why don't more people get college degrees? In a new working paper, Sang Yoon Lee, Yongseok Shin and Donghoon Lee write: "In the early 1980s, American men with at least four years of college education earned about 40 percent more on...

Updated Nov 6, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Kevin Weston, Rend Lake College's architectural technology professor, has been named the R. Tim Phillip teacher of the year for 2015 by the Illinois drafting educators association. 

Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 3:43 PM

A Benton freshman learned that pointing out perfect attendance is the purpose of presenting new iPad minis.

Updated Nov 3, 2015 at 10:07 AM

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Updated Oct 27, 2015 at 3:54 PM

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Updated Oct 23, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Students of Benton Grade School 5-8 hosted their annual Fall Concert Thursday night in the school gymnasium.

Updated Oct 22, 2015 at 10:49 AM

For the last 20 years, state higher education spending has fallen while incarceration rates climbed. Here are 11 states where those lines have crossed, along with four that still spend more on higher education.

Updated Oct 14, 2015 at 10:15 AM

Benton Consolidated High School has partnered up with local businesses for an incentive program to help raise attendance and encourage the use of technology for improved learning.

Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 7:47 AM

A Pew Research Center report indicated U.S. immigrants are more likely to have a college degree but less likely to have a high school diploma than American citizens, making them a "bifurcated" group, according to Slate.

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