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2016 November 24 - 06:14 am

News Briefs

A summary listing of higher-ed-related news from around the nation

Cops: Pa. Man Sold Drugs To Pay Tuition

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Police say a student charged with selling marijuana at his Pennsylvania community college campus told them he was using the money to pay his tuition.

The (Easton) Express- Times (http://bit.ly/2fcKiAR ) reports 20-year-old Zachary Santiago, of Philadelphia, was arrested after Bethlehem Township police searched his room at Northampton Community College and found more than one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana. Police say they also found $700 in cash, plastic bags and a scale.

Police say Santiago acknowledged selling the drugs to pay his school bill. He’s since been banned from campus.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Santiago, who faces a preliminary hearing Nov. 18 on charges he sold and possessed marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.

Job Corps Enrollees Get Free Tuition

CRYSTAL SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Students at a Mississippi Job Corps center will be among 60 getting a year of tuition-free college education, along with preparation and mentorship.

The U.S. Labor Department and the Tom Joyner Foundation announced the plan Friday.

Job Corps participants from the Crystal Springs center will enroll at Tougaloo College or Hinds Community College. Participants at a Texas center will enroll in Hutson-Tillotson University or Austin Commu

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