New Jersey College Offers $21k Tuition Cut for Good Grades, New Distrust of Leaders’ Promises, and More

New Jersey College Offers $21K Tuition Cut for Good Grades By: VANESSA KO Those report-card As could be worth thousands of dollars at one private college. Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., is offering early applicants with exceptional academic credentials a deal that’s difficult to ignore: two-thirds, or about $21,000, off regular tuition. The school’s president…

Census Bureau: Flaws in Same-Sex Couple Data

By D’Vera Cohn The Census Bureau announced today that more than one-in-four same-sex couples counted in the 2010 Census was likely an opposite-sex couple, and identified a confusing questionnaire as a likely culprit. The bureau released a new set of “preferred” same-sex counts, including its first tally ever of same-sex spouses counted in the census. The…

Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation

by Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center, and Gabriel Velasco, Research Analyst, Pew Hispanic Center The spread of poverty across the United States that began at the onset of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and accelerated last year hit one fast-growing demographic group especially hard: Latino children. More Latino children are living in…

Wale’s Album Cover..

Ambition drops on 11/11/11 but you can pre-order it now (HERE). Hit the links to check out his latest leaks: “Lotus Flower” “Tats on My Arm” 

From Colorlines: FBI to Revise Definition of Rape

After years of pressure from activists and a surprising push by local police departments, the FBI is planning to revise its 80-year-old, ridiculously narrow definition of so-called forcible rape, The New York Times reports. At a Police Executive Forum meeting last week about the limits of the federal definition and the underreporting of rape in general, Greg…