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Jenna Johnson

* Oil spill research grants: BP says it will give researchers a total of $500 million to study the massive oil spill. The first $25 million goes to programs led by Mississippi State University, University of South Florida and Louisiana State University.

* HBCU med schools lead "social mission": Another new study finds that grads of medical schools at historically black colleges (like Howard and Morehouse) are more likely to practice primary care or work in under-served areas than graduates of elite medical schools (like Johns Hopkins, Northwestern and Vanderbilt), The Post reports.

* College National Rodeo Finals: Yep, not making this one up. Championship is Saturday.

* For-profit universities crackdown: The Obama administration proposes rules that would curtail some for-profit universities' aggressive recruiting practices and require schools to disclose graduation and job-placement rates, The Post reports.

* Demand for college-educated: A new study finds that by 2018, about two-thirds of the projected 46.8 million job openings will require some college education, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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By Jenna Johnson  |  June 16, 2010; 10:21 AM ET
Categories:  News Overload  | Tags: News Overload  
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