Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students

Jennifer Clay, a student at online school Western Governors University, takes a business course test under the view of a video camera at her apartment in Los Angeles. PHOTO: KATIE FALKENBERG/LA TIMES/GETTY IMAGES The Republican bid to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition in the fastest-growing segment of the college market: adults over the age of 24. When Congress passed the Higher Education Act in 1965, about one in four students were adults. Today, nearly 40% of college students are 25 or older. The bill proposed by Republicans earlier this month aims to better align…

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Hong Kong lifestyle retailer accuses competition of copying design of his shop

The owner of a Hong Kong lifestyle shop has accused clothing retailer Bauhaus of copying the interior design of its Wan Chai store and incorporating it in its new Causeway Bay outlet. Arnault Castel was furious when a staff member of his Kapok store showed him a Facebook post by the Hysan Place shopping mall at Lee Gardens promoting Bauhaus’ new shop. In a posting on his Facebook page, Castel said: “The amount of what was copied is quite mind-blowing.” He highlighted the shelves, island, sunglasses display and product description…

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Fashion at the front: Mixed reviews of Caulfield Cup’s new competition

Donning an enormous 1½kg handmade work of art on her head, Zorza Goodman was hard to miss at Saturday’s Caulfield Cup. A proud size 22, Ms Goodman had a message for women lacking the confidence to dress up this spring racing season. Racegoers watch a fashion show inside the new David Jones Fashion Stable at the Caulfield Cup. Photo: Scott Barbour “You don’t see plus-size girls at the races that have gone all out,” she said. “Plus-size girls should know that they can come to the races and stand out like any person.” Ms Goodman spent two months…

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