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Why Millennials Want to Quit their Jobs

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By Bobbi Rebell NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twenty-eight year old Margaret Davis was making nice money as a writer in the legal department of a big pharmaceutical company in New York. She liked her coworkers and enjoyed the job on a day-to-day basis – except it was not going anywhere. The company promised Davis an…

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Sanders and Clinton Battle for Youth Vote with College Plans

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders speak simultaneously at the NBC News - YouTube Democratic presidential candidates debate in Charleston, South Carolina, January 17, 2016. REUTERS/Randall Hill
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By Alana Wise and Luciana Lopez MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are fighting to be best in class on an issue that resonates loudly with young Americans – runaway student debt. Days ahead of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary election that kick off the…

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Oxford Head Resists ‘Rewriting History’ Over Rhodes Statue

The statue of Cecil Rhodes is seen on the facade of Oriel College in Oxford, southern England, in this file photograph dated December 30, 2015. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
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By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) – The chancellor of Oxford University has warned against rewriting history in his first public comments on a student campaign to remove a statue of 19th century colonialist Cecil Rhodes from one of the university’s colleges. Inspired by protests at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, which led…

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Gov. Brown Proposes Increased Educational Funding

California Governor Edmund "Jerry" Brown attends a meeting during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 5, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday proposed a new state budget that increases public spending in education, healthcare and infrastructure, the latest indication of the most populous U.S. state’s rebound from years of economic doldrums. Brown, a Democrat, proposed a new budget plan for fiscal year 2016-17 that…

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Dead College Football Player Leaves Clues of Concussions’ Toll on Brain

A football helmet's health warning sticker is pictured between a U.S. flag and the number 55, in memory of former student and NFL player Junior Seau, as the Oceanside Pirates high school football team prepares for their Friday night game in Oceanside, California September 14, 2012.  REUTERS/Mike Blake
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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – A 25-year-old former college football player who sustained repeated hits to the head showed signs of brain damage after his death that may offer fresh clues about how concussions impact athletes, U.S. researchers report. The young man had what’s known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a traumatic brain disorder…

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Hazing Still Common in Collegiate and Youth Sports

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By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) – There is greater awareness of the dangers of hazing, but hazing itself is still common in U.S. youth and collegiate sports, and many involved may not recognize hazing actions when they see them, according to a research review. Hazing, or any humiliating or dangerous activity expected of a student…

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Higher One Fined Over ‘Deceptive’ Student Loan Practices

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday ordered U.S. financial firm Higher One Holdings Inc to pay fines and restitution to borrowers over allegedly “deceptive” marketing practices in the disbursement of student loans. Higher One of New Haven, Connecticut, must pay about $24 million in restitution to approximately 570,000 students as well as a…

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Helicopter Parenting May Do More Harm Than Good at Doctor’s Office

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By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Part of raising a teenager is figuring when and how to let go of the reins so adolescents learn to make smart choices on their own. But when it comes to healthcare, today’s generation of so-called helicopter parents may be hovering so much that they prevent their teens from…

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Dad Sues Penn State, Says Son Committed Suicide After Hazing Ritual

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By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – A prominent television news producer who believes his son’s suicide was the result of college fraternity hazing filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Philadelphia on Tuesday against Penn State University, the fraternity and four students. Marquise Braham was 19 and a student at the university’s Altoona campus when…

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US Top Court Revisits Affirmative Action in University Admissions

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By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will again take up the highly charged question of race in admissions to public universities, hearing arguments for the second time from a white woman who claimed that a University of Texas policy caused her to be rejected in favor of less qualified…

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