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Ombudsman Office Opens at SCHEVState Council of Higher Education for Virginia Opens Office of the Qualified Education Loan Ombudsman
RICHMOND – Virginians experiencing problems with student loan debt or looking to learn more about how to use debt responsibly have a new ally. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has established the Office of the Qualified Education Loan Ombudsman, as directed by legislation passed during the 2018 General Assembly session.

$120Million gift to UVA goes to Data ScienceRecord $120 Million Gift to U-Va. Going to Hot Subject in Academia: Data Science
"Which road intersections are the most dangerous and why? How do sodas and salty snacks affect the microbes in our guts? How does ozone influence photosynthesis in forests? What unites these research projects at the University of Virginia is an emerging field that has become one of the hottest subjects in higher education: data science," reports The Washington Post.

Photo Caption: Students present projects from a data visualization course at UVa’s Data Science Institute. Photo Credit: University of Virginia


Early Admission by the NumbersEarly College Admissions by the Numbers
"For many colleges, early applications are becoming the new normal. At the University of Virginia ... There were about 25,000 early hopefuls for the public flagship university’s Class of 2023, up 17 percent from the previous year ... U-Va. is hardly alone. Many schools, public and private, report significant increases in early applications," reports The Washington Post.

Photo Caption: The Rotunda at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post. 



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