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Current News in Higher Ed

•The federally guaranteed education loan interest rate is scheduled to jump 1.93 percentage points on July 1, the largest increase in two decades. (The Boston Globe, 6/9/05)

•Bradley Neil Slosberg, a professor at Polk Community College, has been charged with using his students' names and Social Security numbers to obtain department store credit cards. (CNN.com, 6/6/05)
•The federally guaranteed education loan interest rate is scheduled to jump 1.93 percentage points on July 1, the largest increase in two decades. (The Boston Globe, 6/9/05)

•Bradley Neil Slosberg, a professor at Polk Community College, has been charged with using his students' names and Social Security numbers to obtain department store credit cards. (CNN.com, 6/6/05)

•With more students coming to campus without health insurance, Western North Carolina's three public universities are considering joining six others across the state in requiring students to have coverage. UNC Charlotte this fall becomes the latest state university to require students to provide proof of medical insurance or purchase a university-approved plan. (Asheville Citizen-Times, 6/6/05)

•The proportion of alumni who contribute to their alma mater is in decline—from 13.1 percent in 2002 to 12.4 percent last year. To build relations with graduates, colleges are launching initiatives to address a range of issues alumni face, including motherhood and retirement. (USA Today, 6/6/05)

•The number of women older than 35 enrolled in college, either part time or full time, increased 90 percent to 1.74 million in 2000 from 914,000 in 1980, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. (Chicago Tribune, 6/1/05)