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The U.S. Department of Education agreed to hand over department records late Thursday to Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House education committee, just hours before Scott was set to subpoena Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for the records.

The information relates to the Education Department's unwillingness to fully forgive the federal student loans of borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges, including the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges.

America's top public universities, known as flagships, are generally the most well-resourced public universities in their respective states — think the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor or the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

There are few answers coming from Cincinnati Christian University (CCU) trustees beyond a letter to students and faculty as the school prepares to close in January. CCU announced Oct. 29 it would cease academic operations and no longer pursue accreditation because it had run out of money.

Cincinnati Christian University says it is working with other schools to help students transfer. This comes as the university announces it will close at the end of the fall term.

Ohio’s 15 public colleges and universities will each have a full time counselor dedicated to helping students with disabilities.

Ohio State University's William Oxley Thompson Library.
Ohio State University

Ohio State University is hosting a training to help faculty and students be allies to students in drug or alcohol recovery. 

Groceries and a sign for Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State Community College which is operated by the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
Mid-Ohio Foodbank / Facebook

The Mid-Ohio Foodbank opened another location on Wednesday in a unique location — a market on Columbus State Community College’s campus. 

Ohio University Suspends All Fraternities Over Hazing Complaints

Oct 3, 2019
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Ohio University has suspended all 15 Interfraternity Council (IFC) fraternities on the Athens campus in light of hazing allegations involving multiple organizations.

A rally in support of flavored vapor products was held at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

On the very day a new excise tax on vaping products went into effect, hundreds gathered for a rally at the Ohio Statehouse. Meanwhile, Gov. Mike DeWine called for new changes.

Rep. Smith speaks during Ohio House session on April 11, 2018.
Ohio House

The former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives will be leaving the Ohio legislature soon to take a leadership post in higher education.

New Mexico has announced a plan to make public college and university free for all residents in the state, a proposal considered one of the most ambitious attempts to make higher education more accessible.

A full crowd at Ohio Stadium.
The Ohio State University

Ohio lawmakers have introduced bills to legalize sports betting. But Ohio’s universities don’t want to be dealt in on those bills or any others that involve expanded gambling.

Jordan Washington switched careers to be an electrician, which he's learning on the job as part of a five-year apprenticeship.
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Ohio is one of six states chosen for a program to increase the upward mobility of adult learners. The goal of the "Educate for Opportunity" project is to train workers for technical and other jobs that are in high demand. 

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Actress Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison on Friday for paying thousands of dollars to have one of her daughter's SAT scores inflated. She is the first parent to be sentenced in the massive college cheating scandal that has rocked the U.S. higher education system.

In addition, U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani said Huffman must serve 12 months of supervised release, 250 hours of community service and pay a $30,000 fine.

Work at a Ohio State University lab.
Ohio State University

Ohio's public universities are teaming up to create one simplified process for students and staff to commercialize their research and inventions.

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