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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2106 file photo, a pedestrian walks by the library at the Georgia State University campus in Atlanta. Getting through college is not an easy task, but it can be even harder for low-income or first generation students who have few support resources. Now big data can help them. Researchers at Georgia State University spent four years analyzing students’ grades, test scores and other data in order to identify those who were at risk of failing and promptly assist them. The results have been remarkable: the number of students graduating has jumped by 30 percent and students are spending less time and money to earn a degree.  (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

Study: Big data helps struggling college students graduate

Getting through college isn't easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk. Researchers at Georgia State University spent four years analyzing students' grades, test scores and other information in order ...

FILE - In this April 2, 1985, file photo, Villanova coach Rollie Massimino, scissors in hand, is boosted aloft to cut the net down after the Wildcats won the NCAA championships in Lexington, Ky.Massimino is among the 14 finalists unveiled Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, for this year's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan, File)

Webber, Massimino among the Hall of Fame finalists

Chris Webber and Rollie Massimino are one step from the Hall of Fame. The career 20-point-per-game NBA scorer and the coach who led Villanova to a stunning upset of Georgetown in the 1985 NCAA championship game were among the 14 finalists unveiled Saturday for this year's Basketball Hall of Fame ...

Zoo introduces endangered African painted dog pups to public

An Ohio zoo says a litter of six African painted dog puppies born in December can now be viewed by the public. The Columbus Zoo says the puppies from the endangered species have begun exploring publicly visible areas of the zoo's conservation center, The Wilds, in Cumberland, Ohio. Dan Beetem, ...

Deal signs for building of $50 million cyber center

Gov. Nathan Deal approved the building of the $50 million Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center on the banks of the Savannah River. Deal signed the authorization for the center at the Augusta University's Riverfront Campus, where the center will be built, the Augusta Chronicle (http://bit.ly/2lbE7hA) reported. It's also the ...

Lawmakers work on changes to medical cannabis program

Sebastien Cotte swears by the power of medical marijuana. For several years, he has been using cannabis oil to treat his son, Jagger, who has a rare and terminal neurological disorder called Leigh's disease. The oil has allowed him to cut back on using pharmaceuticals, including opioids, to treat his ...

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