Early Headlines: Big Bank Felons, US in South China Sea, Greater Unification in Europe, China Slowing and More

May 15th, 2015
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Early Bird Headlines 15 May 2015

Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.


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College Enrollment Continues to Decline

May 14th, 2015
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Econintersect: Spring enrollments at 2- and 4-year colleges continue to decline, according to the just-released Spring Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse® Research CenterTM. College enrollments in spring 2015 totaled just under 18.6 million, down 1.9% compared to spring 2014. As in each of the last three years, the bulk of this spring's decline is among students over the age of 24, whose numbers fell by 264,000 (-3.6 percent).

From Bill Gates' presentation, The Atlantic.

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77% Of The World's IDPs Live In Just 10 Countries

May 14th, 2015
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from Felix Richter, Statista.com
by Niall McCarthy

An average of 30,000 people fled their homes every day in 2014 due to conflict and violence around the world.

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Why is Oil and Gas Activity Causing Earthquakes? And Can We Reduce the Risk?

May 14th, 2015
in econ_news

by Matthew Hornbach, The Conversation

If you’ve been following the news lately, chances are you’ve heard about – or even felt – earthquakes in the central United States. During the past five years, there has been an unprecedented increase in earthquakes in the North American mid-continent, a region previously considered one of the most stable on Earth.

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Documentary of the Week: What are Causes and Effects of the Student Loan Crisis?

May 14th, 2015
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Econintersect:  Three journalism students at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism have created a documentary that investigates the individual, institutional and societal aspects of the U.S. student loan system for financing higher education.  The film is titled "Scholarslip: A documentary about the student debt crisis", created by JAT Productions (Alex Lancial, Tara Molina and Jake Stein) and explores five critical issues: (1) increasing costs of tuition; (2) deteriorating quality of higher education; (3) diminishing value of a college degree in the job market; (4) student dependence on state and federal financial assistance; and (5) the effects on personal lives and aspirations.


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