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Are college students learning?

Every business owner — and parent — should be  disturbed by the findings in a new book that looks at what college students are learning, or rather, what they aren’t learning.

Here’s more on the book “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses.”

Student Tracking Finds Limited Learning in College

Report: First two years of college show small gains

Edfinancial — still alive despite the rhetoric

Despite heated warnings to the contrary, Koxville-based companies Edfinancial and Edamerica will survive and won’t be laying off hordes of employees.

Tony Hollin, chairman and CEO of both companies, said so. It’s right there in today’s News Sentinel story.

President Obama on Tuesday signed a law that ended the Federal Family Education Loan program in favor of direct government lending.

It should be noted that Edfinancial’s headquarters did not implode and employees did not run screaming for the unemployment office when the president signed the bill.

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UT basketball makes Forbes “most valuable” list

Tennessee’s mens basketball team came tantalizing close this year to making its first trip to the Final Four.

But they did score a program first by landing a spot on Forbes.com list of the most valuable college basketball teams in the country.

The University of Tennessee Volunteers are No. 16 on the Forbes list, after not being ranked the year before. Forbes listed the value of the program at $14.1 million with a profit of $8.6 million.

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