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Nashville, Tenn's LEAD Academy set out one a daunting goal: that 100% of their graduates would get accepted to a four-year college. No mean feat but, this year, that's exactly what happened, with a full 83% of these students being the first people in their family to go on to college. They put together this very heartwarming video of their "signing day" and it will bring your heart back to life ... Discuss

A student at the University of Michigan may have just started a napping revolution. Transfer student Adrian Bazbaz wasn’t used to the late night cramming sessions and sleep deprived lifestyles of his fellow classmates at the school, so he decided to do something about it. Bazbaz teamed up with the Central Student Government to launch a pilot program to test out on-campus napping stations in the library. The station—which is open to students needing to catch some shut-eye during epic study sessions—features six cots, lockers for personal items and an environment supervised by the building’s staff, 24-7. The station is such a hit that the school is now considering creating more napping areas on their massive campus ... Discuss

Researchers at Texas A&M University have turned their attention to a very significant academic and scholarly pursuit: creating a paper called "Reading Religion in Internet Memes." Of course, by “reading religion” they evidently mean “browsing low-brow one-liners posted on funny cat pictures.” An associate professor of communication at the school told The Houston Chronicle, "Memes require an interesting level of literacy. You need to understand visual images, have basic digital literacy, have a fluency in memes culture so you understand how different memes work." Is it just us, or does that just sound like a high-minded way of saying, "Hey, look at this funny caption I put on this cat picture" ... Discuss

The federal government is investigating 55 colleges around the country as part of a new initiative to prevent sexual assaults on university campuses. The colleges—which are being investigated under the Title IX law—range from large public schools, Ivy League universities, private colleges and even some religious institutions. Though the Education Department emphasized that a presence on the list of schools being investigated insinuates “absolutely zero presumption" of guilt, several of the schools were involved in high profile incidents of alleged mishandlings of campus rape cases that triggered the federal investigation.

According to the White House, as many as 20 percent of all college females are victims of sexual assault. The Obama administration has also created a new task force to review complaints and provide resources to victims, like the newly-launched notalone.gov. At a press event, Education Secretary Are Duncan said, "In terms of what's morally right there, the moral compass, whatever we can do to have fewer young women and young men having to go through these types of horrific incidents, we want to do that” ... Discuss

Go get ‘em graduates. Get out there and tackle the real world with the enthusiasm of this dude’s epic commencement ceremony backflip ... Discuss

If you’re currently making payments in an effort to pay back debt incurred while attending college, you’re not alone. According to this report “about 40 percent of households led by someone 35 or younger have student loan debt” totaling more than $1 trillion nationwide. Nearly 12 million (of the 20 million who attend college each year) take out a student loan. Research by financial experts also say that large student loan payments can significantly hurt a young adult’s ability to begin to accumulate wealth: “The median 2009 net worth for a household without outstanding student debt was $117,700, nearly three times the $42,800 worth in a household with outstanding student debt.” The good news is, lawmakers are beginning to take notice. The Obama administration has proposed new measures that would provide incentives for colleges to keep costs down, and Congress is considering legislation that will allow student loan holders to refinance at a lower rate ... Discuss