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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Friday, April 12, 2024
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Commencing repayment

By David Adams | Echo I'm graduating in 22 days, and I have student loans totaling $19,913. The class of 2015's average debt is $26,235, according to Director of Financial Aid Tim Nace. That's a few thousand dollars less than the national average for the class of 2013, the most recent data compiled ...

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HHS lawsuit remains in limbo

By David Adams | Echo Taylor awaits a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in its lawsuit against the federal government. A decision is expected any time in the next few weeks to a few months, according to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorney Greg Baylor, who is representing ...

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Tuition tops $30k for first time

David Adams | Echo Taylor's tuition will climb to $30,030 next year, a 2.5 percent increase over the 2014-15 cost. The Board of Trustees approved the higher rate at its February meeting, along with a 2.5 percent increase in room and board charges. Costs next year-including tuition, room, board and ...

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National study reveals dismal four-year graduation rates

By David Adams | Echo Victory laps and super senior year-two terms for taking an extra year to graduate at Taylor. Two terms that describe what may be a national epidemic. The majority of students at public U.S. colleges and universities fail to complete bachelor's degrees in the standard four-year ...

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Death to the death penalty

By David Adams | Echo Convicted murderer Clayton D. Lockett was scheduled to be executed via lethal injection in April. Oklahoma officials planned to use an untested cocktail of drugs, due to difficulties obtaining the standard drugs, according to the New York Times. The execution went badly awry. Lockett ...

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Academy Award-winning director to visit Fort Wayne

By David Adams | Echo "Do you want to build a snowman?" Or perhaps you just want to meet the man who did-and brought it to life on the big screen. Either way, you're in luck. Chris Buck, the Oscar-winning co-director of "Frozen," will present a series of lectures tomorrow and Sunday at the Robert Goldstine ...

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Eight perspectives on eight straight No. 1 rankings

By David Adams | Echo By now, you've heard the news. Taylor is the No. 1 Regional College in the Midwest for the eighth consecutive year,according to U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2015" survey. U.S. News has placed Taylor in the top three colleges in the region for the past 18 years. Taylor's ...

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STORIFY: Rooms, roommates and new beginnings

By David Adams | Echo Hundreds of incoming Taylor freshmen and their families visited campus for summer orientation last week. The Echo conducted a (purely unscientific) study of their experiences using advanced social media analysis techniques. Here we present our findings for the benefit of the public. http://storify.com/The_Echo/rooms-roommates-and-new-beginnings Thumbnail ...

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Dodging dark financial days

By David Adams | Echo Editor's Note: In "The perfect storm," we discussed Taylor's $1 million budget shortfall for the 2014-15 year and the choices the university made to make up the difference. In this story, we will address some of the university's methods of pursuing long-term sustainability. "Death ...

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