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Top 5 College Football Polls Vary

Polls for the upcoming college football season vary as to which teams are in the top 5 this year. CBS Sports has a different opinion than the AP poll, USA Today is a little different than CBS, so let’s take a look.

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Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images

College Football Starts August 17

Abilene Christian and Georgia State will kick off the college football season on Wednesday, August 17. The following day 14 games are on tap and Friday there will 7. Saturday, August 30 will start the major part of the schedule.

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Mat Hayward, Getty Images

Campus Hero Stops Gunman

A campus shooting at the small Christian college of Seattle Pacific University could have been much worse if it wasn’t for 22 year old student Jon Meis. The gunman, wielding a shot gun, walked into Otto Miller Hall where Meis was working as a building monitor, and opened fire killing one student and injuring two others. It was quick thinking by Meis that kept things from getting worse.

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Christopher Furlong, Getty Images

Jessie White of Maine Graduates College at 99 Years Old

Jessie White, a 99 year old women in Maine, finally graduated from college. She received her diploma from Beal College 75 years after graduating. She said it now completes her life.

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Why is College Basketball Better Than the NBA?

Ok....so while Chad was taking a nap after a hard day at work yesterday, I went to the school and picked up the kids. I tried to keep the kids quiet. They did GREAT! They did their homework, they read books, played upstairs.

It was I who had the problem.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images

Alfond’s ‘500 For Baby’ Grants Will Be Automatic For Maine Babies

The Harold Alfond Foundation (HAF) has decided that ALL babies born as Mainers will now automatically be awarded a $500 Alfond grant for college. Before this point, parents needed to fill out a little paperwork for the NextGen account for the baby to get the grant. Now, every Maine baby is in!

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A Circus College is Coming to Portland, Maine

Here is a unique educational opportunity. There is a plan to open a circus-performance college in Portland. The Circus Conservatory of America would offer a Bachelor degree in circus arts. No, it’s not 'clown college', it’s a lot more.

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Renee and her count down

Renee’s Countdown to College Graduation: May 18, 2013

I am a college student, what they call an “adult learner”.  I am more “adult” than some in my program, less “adult” than others.  By “adult” I mean…old.  I have been doing since fall of 2008.  This May I am due to graduate from Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield. This will be my first college degree. And this is how I am managing to keep the end in sight.  

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Pablo Blazquez Dominguez, Getty Images

‘Project Login’ Aims to Help Maine Students Connect to Computer Science+ IT Careers

This sounds interesting. Maine business and education leaders have launched an effort to double the number of computer science and information technology college graduates over the next four years. It’s called Project Login.

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Indiana the New Number 1 in College Basketball

It was big week in college basketball as the landscape changed again this season as #1 Michigan lost to #3 Indiana 81-73, propelling the Hoosiers top the #1 spot. 

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