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July 23, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Round-up: Sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone, UW and WWU named great places to work

Survey finds sharp jump in teen use of growth hormone (AP): The percentage of U.S. high school students who report using synthetic HGH at least once has more than doubled to 11 percent in the latest survey released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. The substance is commonly sought after by young people who want to improve their athletic performance or enhance their looks.

UW, WWU make national list of top colleges to work forThe University of Washington and Western Washington University were included on the most recent “Great Colleges to Work For” list published by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The list was based on a survey of 43,000 college employees.

Minnesota AG files suit against for-profit colleges (Star Tribune): Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced a consumer-fraud lawsuit on Tuesday against two for-profit colleges based there. The suit alleges the schools misled students about their job prospects after graduation and deceived them about their ability to transfer credits to other institutions.

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