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This Week in Higher Ed

•Colleges around the country are touting their recreation centers, or plans for one, to prospective students to stand out in the competition for applicants. According to the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, 333 of 700 colleges and universities are building or expanding recreation centers, or plan to soon. Read the full story at http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story=519=519=3=/ap/20050401/ap_on_re_us/campus_rec_centers_2. (Associated Press, 4/4/05)
•Colleges around the country are touting their recreation centers, or plans for one, to prospective students to stand out in the competition for applicants. According to the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, 333 of 700 colleges and universities are building or expanding recreation centers, or plan to soon. Read the full story at http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story=519=519=3=/ap/20050401/ap_on_re_us/campus_rec_centers_2. (Associated Press, 4/4/05)

•A new study suggests that rising tuitions, higher borrowing limits on government loans and a new wave of low-income students have pushed the average debt burden of college graduates higher as more students from all income groups borrow more—in some cases a lot more—to finance their undergraduate educations. The volume of federal government loans alone rose 137 percent from 1992 to 2002 to $20.7 billion. Undergraduate students borrowed, on average, $19,300 from all sources, up from $12,100 a decade earlier. (Associated Press, 3/30/05)