Higher education Headlines

  • Alexa goes to college: Northeastern is giving students Amazon Echo Dots

    Amazon just did a deal to get its Echos smart speakers in Marriott hotels. Now, Alexa is going to college! Northeastern University in Boston will be giving students the option of getting an Echo Dot linked to their university accounts, USA Today reports.

  • Most colleges don't allow furry friends on campus. Here are the ones that do

    Only 4 percent of colleges accept dogs and cats, according to a new analysis. Here are the few that do.

  • A warning for new graduates about postponing student loan payments

    Cash-crunched new graduates may be tempted to postpone student-loan payments but the truth is that could add thousands of dollars to student-loan balances, according to US News & World Report.

  • Bulldoze or rebuild? Architects at odds over future of Glasgow School of Art

    Ideas about what to do with the charred remains of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s range from restoration to a building ‘fit for the 21st century’ The smoke has barely cleared over the blackened carcass of the Glasgow School of Art, which was gutted by a fire on Friday night, but the architecture world is already alight with debate about what should come next. To many, Glasgow without Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest work is unthinkable: his masterpiece must be reconstructed stone by stone, no...

    the Guardian
  • 120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

    A letter signed by 120 sexual abuse victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar on Tuesday urged Michigan State University's governing board to oust interim president John Engler, saying he had reinforced a "culture of abuse" at the school. The women and girls issued their joint statement...

    ABC News
  • Bagley, Porter headline list of top forwards in NBA draft

    Marvin Bagley III dominated at Duke, while fellow freshman Michael Porter Jr. barely saw action at Missouri due to injury. Yet they'll likely be the first forwards to hear their names called during Thursday's draft. Bagley is a possible No. 1 overall pick and double-double machine with a...

    ABC News