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‘Free college’ is increasingly popular — and complicated for states

Julius Dancy’s parents couldn’t afford to send him to a four-year college. His high school grades, he admits, weren’t great, so he didn’t qualify for merit scholarships.

3 get prison in Adidas college basketball recruiting scandal

A former Adidas executive and two other men were sentenced to prison Tuesday by a judge who said he wanted to send a “great big warning light to the basketball world” after the men conspired to pay families so top college basketball recruits would go to Adidas-sponsored schools.

Chinese hackers target universities in pursuit of maritime military secrets

Chinese hackers have targeted more than two dozen universities in the U.S. and around the globe as part of an elaborate scheme to steal research about maritime technology being developed for military use, cybersecurity experts and current and former U.S. officials said.