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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits Trident Technical College on June 17 during a campaign stop in North Charleston, S.C. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan (second from left) speaks with inmate Terrell Johnson, a participant in the Goucher College Prison Education Partnership. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. Kevin Lamarque/Landov hide caption

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Berlin's Humboldt University — named for its founder, the 19th century philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his brother, naturalist Alexander von Humboldt, pictured here — is one of several German universities attracting U.S. students. More than 4,000 Americans are studying in German universities. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Students wait outside Everest College in Industry, Calif., hoping to get their transcriptions and information on loan forgiveness and transferring credits to other schools. In April, the school was one of the last Corinthian Colleges campuses to close. Christine Armario/AP hide caption

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"Instead of focusing on courses and credits students need to take, we're going to focus on the skills and knowledge they need to have to enter the classroom," says Arthur Levine, the president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Cargo/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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New York University announced it will not require the criminal record of prospective students in the first round of the admissions process. Jpellgen/Flickr hide caption

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Families peruse the belongings left behind by DePauw students. Stan Jastrzebski hide caption

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Students walk through a gate on the Harvard University campus. In a recent complaint, dozens of groups have alleged that the school's admissions process holds Asian-American applicants to an unfairly high standard. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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