Looted cockerel to be returned to Nigeria

Nov 11, 2021

Image source, Chris Loades Image caption, The Benin bronze cockerel is to be returned to Nigeria later this month A bronze cockerel kept at Cambridge University that had been looted in a British raid on what is now Nigeria will be handed back this month. The Benin bronze, also known as an "okukor", has been given to Jesus College since 1905. It was taken off display in 2016 and the Legacy of Slavery Working Party, (LSWP), recommended that it be return ...read more

Here's how one college system kept Covid-19 cases down as they surged throughout the state

Nov 7, 2021

(CNN)Students began flocking back to the six campuses of the University of Maine this fall hoping for a more normal college experience, one without shutdowns or Zoom classes. As those tens of thousands of students returned to residence halls and full classrooms, university leaders hoped the measures they put in place would keep Covid-19 cases down and avoid widespread cases that shut down many campuses nationwide last spring. University of Maine President Joan Ferrini ...read more

After PS155m donation, Oxford college will change its name

Nov 5, 2021

Show caption Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao for 2015. According to reports, she earned a lot of her wealth from VietJet Air, a budget airline. Photograph: Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images University of Oxford After receiving funding from Vietnam's richest woman, Linacre College will rename itself Thao College After receiving a PS155m gift, the University of Oxford has decided to change the name of its college to honor Vietnam's wealthiest woman. Linacre Colle ...read more

Democrats: Scaling Back Budget Bill; Press for Compromise By Week's End

Nov 1, 2021

While they were working to reduce their flagship domestic policy bill to a manageable size, President Biden informed Democrats that a proposal for two years of community college at no cost would be most likely to be dropped. Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington, center, outside the White House after meeting with President Biden on Tuesday. "It's not the number that we want -- we have consistently tried to make it as high as possible," she said of the cost of the package ...read more

Oxford college installs plaque calling Cecil Rhodes a 'committed colonialist'

Oct 28, 2021

Show caption The installation of the new plaque comes after the University of Oxford sparked anger over its refusal to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes outside Oriel College. Photograph: Graeme Robertson/The Guardian University of Oxford Explanatory panel beside statue states that a mining magnate exploited the "peoples of Southern Africa". A plaque was placed by an Oxford college next to Cecil Rhodes' statue. It describes him as a "committed British colonialist", ...read more

Discover Financial (DFS), Expands College Payment Solutions

Oct 26, 2021

Discover Financial Services ( DFS - Free report) recently announced it would be supporting Phood’s new meal delivery service on college campuses. It will also allow access to merchants on the Discover network. With this unique relationship, higher-education students will be able to sign up on a mobile application and add their meal plans. Students would be able to use their flex plan dollars for meal delivery such as groceries and DoorDash food items. Students will b ...read more

What is a college scholarship, and how do you qualify?

Oct 24, 2021

Scholarships are usually based off of merit or athletic achievement, and don't need to be repaid. To keep your scholarship, you might need to fulfill certain conditions. You may be able to find scholarships through your school's financial aid office or private sources. You can read more about Insider's coverage of student loans here. Many students seek financial aid to pay for their rising college costs. Scholarshi ...read more

'I Just Want a Better Life'

Oct 22, 2021

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/neediest-cases/i-just-want-a-better-life.html Nishi Akter has one main goal in her studies at Fordham University: "I'm doing all this as a way out of the cycle of poverty." Born in Noakhali, Bangladesh, Ms. Akter came to the United States with her family in 2013 and settled in the Bronx. She struggled with the abrupt shift in language and culture while also navigating troubles at ho ...read more

JPMorgan Chase acquires college financial planning platform

Oct 20, 2021

JPMorgan Chase has acquired college financial planning platform Frank. The acquisition could help Chase boost long-term customer loyalty and retention. Insider Intelligence publishes hundreds research reports, charts and forecasts about the Banking industry. Find out how to become a client. Frank, a platform that provides financial planning services for college students, has been acquired by JPM ...read more

Benefits for all or just the needy? Manchin's Demand Focuses Debate

Oct 18, 2021

The Democrats are contemplating reducing a $3.5 trillion Social Safety Net bill to maybe $2 trillion. A proposal to limit programs for the poor has reignited a debate about the meaning of government. Democrats are debating how many families should be eligible for child care subsidies, among other issues. Credit... Kirsten Lucie for The New York Times Published Oct. 8, 2021 Updated Oct. 17, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Senator Joe Manchin III of Wes ...read more