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West Virginia Judges Approve $11.3M Settlement with Ex-Mountain State Students

A three-judge panel says former students of West Virginia’s Mountain State University are entitled to an $11.3 million payout. Media reports state that the so-called mass litigation panel met in Charleston last Thursday to approve the proposed settlement. The students …

ACE Expands Coverage for Educators, Students Traveling Abroad

The ACE Group has expanded its International Advantage insurance product to offer enhanced coverages for higher education clients whose employees, students and volunteers travel internationally. According to The National Center for Education Statistics, there are nearly 5,000 degree-granting institutions in …

Arizona Regents Cite Concerns Over Student Safety

The board that oversees Arizona’s state university system is expressing concern about student safety in the wake of dangerous and criminal activities that include alcohol-related injuries, sexual assaults and at least one fatality. According to The Arizona Republic, a letter …

Oklahoma Lawmaker Examining Insurance Options for Career Tech Students

Oklahoma State Rep. Joe Dorman wants to find out what insurance options could be made available for career technology students in Oklahoma. In announcement released by the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Dorman, D-Rush Springs, said his interest was spurred by …

Insurers for Colleges May Tighten Underwriting After Penn St. Scandal

Liability insurance carriers and brokers that offer coverage to higher educational institutions have been watching the Penn State scandal unfold. And one broker says liability insurers are likely to tighten their underwriting and demand more data from schools regarding protective …

Unhappy Law School Grads Consider Suing Their Alma Maters

Many law schools try to attract more applicants by showing off how well their graduates do in the real world. The schools tell their prospective students about their graduates’ high employment and salary figures. But critics say some schools are …