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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

For students who are looking to find life-long love along with getting their degree while at college, Facebook has released new research that may help. Because a study found that 28 percent of married couples on Facebook met their spouse in college, the team of researchers decided to look at what universities’ perspective students would most likely meet their future spouse while at school. The social media researchers matched colleges with the numbers of married alumni, and factored in issues like gender ratio, to come up with the findings.

Here’s what they uncovered: Men are most likely to find a wife at Christian schools including Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Iowa (67 percent of men met their wife-to-be at the school), Harding University in Arkansas and Martin Luther College in Minnesota. For women, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana (where 70 percent of female graduates married an alumni!), Michigan Technological University and the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado, were the schools were they would most likely meet their future husbands. You can go here to see a full list of their findings, which for the most part, is dominated by small Christian colleges … Discuss

The income analysis group Payscale recently looked at the most “underemployed” college degree programs, and the results are somewhat surprising. According to their research, undergraduate BBA majors (a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management), are the No. 1 most underemployed group of college grads. Mainly, because most graduates simply use the degree to go on to get the more in-demand MBA. Those that don’t go on to get their masters in the field typically don’t land high-paying business jobs. Criminal Justice majors came in second on the list, because in most cases, the jobs the graduates get in the field after college don’t require a degree. Theater Arts and Anthropology majors were cited because of a lack of jobs within the prospective fields. You can go here to see more of the list. Curiously, the Puppetry Arts degree was notably absent from their research … Discuss

According to a new survey from a team at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., when it comes to faith, American college students fall (almost evenly) into three distinct categories: religious believers (32 percent), spiritual but not religious (32 percent) and secular (28 percent). Among students who classify themselves as religious, about 70 percent said they were Christians. The number of students who researchers classify as “nones”—who have no religion and consider themselves totally secular—reflects a trend in the larger, general population. According to Pew Research Center data, the number of “nones” across the country has grown from about 15 percent in 2007 to almost 20 percent in 2012 … Discuss