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Biden seeks extra $400 a year in Pell grants for college and to expand aid to Dreamers

Finance
Alex Wong | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesPresident Joe Biden asked Congress for a $ 400 annual increase in maximum Pell grants for college students as part of a budget proposal issued Friday.The president also called to broaden eligibility to undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers.Pell grants are available to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need. Unlike loans, they generally don't have to be repaid.More from Personal Finance:New college grad job outlook looks promising for Class of 2021Biden tax plan may lead to more Roth retirement accountsMore colleges move to make vaccines mandatory for studentsIf adopted by Congress, Biden's budget would yield the largest one-time annual increase to the federal grants since 2009, according to the proposal, signed by Shal...
Survey finds ‘slutpage’ use may be common among U.S. college students

Survey finds ‘slutpage’ use may be common among U.S. college students

Science
Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Viewing and uploading to so-called slutpages -- mobile apps, websites and email lists that include non-consensual nude or semi-nude pictures of women -- is fairly common among college students in the United States, according to a new survey. Researchers at Michigan State University surveyed students at a large U.S. university, finding the problem of collecting, viewing and sharing pictures of women without their consent is a growing problem not only with teenagers, but also with college students. Advertisement Among participants in the survey, one in three admitted to viewing slutpages. Ten percent of respondents said they had used a secret photo storing app to collect or share nude images. And one in thirty admitted to posting nude images or videos online without the su...
Half of college football concussions sustained in preseason

Half of college football concussions sustained in preseason

Health
Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Nearly half of all concussions sustained by college football players occur during preseason practice, according to a study published Monday by JAMA Neurology. Players also experienced twice as many head impacts during the preseason as they did in practices and games in the regular season, the data showed. Advertisement The findings suggest that changes to policies and procedures regarding physical contact in general, and head-to-head contact specifically, during preseason practices could help reduce players' risk for concussions without "major modification to game play," the researchers said. "The higher incidence of concussion in the preseason is likely due to several factors, including the total hours and intensity of training, heavy emphasis on full contact drills -- [s...
College Football Playoff, NFL finales, NBA launch 2021 sports calendar

College Football Playoff, NFL finales, NBA launch 2021 sports calendar

Sports
Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Notre Dame, Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson battle in the College Football Playoff Semifinals on Friday before a slate of NBA games and NFL season finales fill the sports schedule for the first weekend of 2021. Six more college football bowl games and hundreds of college basketball games also will be held from Friday through Sunday. Advertisement Alabama, the No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff rankings, takes on No. 4 Notre Dame in the first semifinal at 4 p.m. EST Friday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Rose Bowl Game airs on ESPN. "They [Alabama} are well coached in all areas," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly told reporters Monday. "What they do, they do extremely well with really good football players. "It falls back on us to be much better at what we ...
College football: Sun Belt title game canceled after positive COVID-19 test

College football: Sun Belt title game canceled after positive COVID-19 test

Sports
Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Sun Belt conference championship game between Louisiana and No. 12 Coastal Carolina has been called off because of COVID-19 issues within the Chanticleers' football program, the conference announced Thursday. Due to a positive COVID-19 test and subsequent contact tracing, an entire position group is unavailable to play for Coastal Carolina. The conference will recognize Louisiana and Coastal Carolina as co-champions. Advertisement "We are very disappointed that the championship game cannot be played, but we are so proud of all of the players and staff members and their hard work during this truly challenging season," Sun Belt commissioner Keith Gill said in a statement Thursday. In a separate statement, Louisiana athletic director Bryan Maggard said the school was "se...