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5 unexpected products to make college life more enjoyable

These back-to-school suggestions might not be what you expect

Michigan's unprecedented sixth-straight solar race win happened in the rain

U of M was the only team to finish American Solar Challenge because of the lack of sun.

Experience counts.

Texas student drives Barbie Jeep to school after DWI

A Texas college student who lost her license when she was charged with a DWI this spring found a creative way of getting around campus.

Autotrader picks best cars for 2015's college grads

Autotrader identifies its top ten rides for this year's college graduates, including an array of domestic and imported hatchbacks, crossovers, and certified pre-owned sedans.

Work at a Chrysler dealership, get free college education

FCA US is offering a completely free college education to all of its dealership employees through a partnership with Strayer University called Degrees@Work. The workers can earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in a variety of subjects.

UC Davis is most EV-ready campus

Based On Number Of Charging Stations, Anyway

When it comes to deploying electric-vehicle charging stations, University of California Davis is giving it the old college try. The school, located just outside of Sacramento, has 38 plug-in vehicle charging stations on campus, making it the most charging-friendly institution of higher learning in the country. That's according to ChargePoint, which says more than 1,100 on-campus stations have been depl

Starbucks to trawl for college students with food trucks

The old joke about Starbucks is that there are so many of the coffee shops across America that in some places you can sit in one location sipping a pumpkin spice latte and actually be able see another one of its stores across the street. If you think the brand is everywhere now, it's going to be truly ubiquitous at three universities this fall with a pilot program that has food trucks serving coffee to caffeine-starved students and faculty.

Ford Fund offering $1 million in automotive design scholarships

William Clay Ford, Sr. passed away earlier this month, now Ford has announced that the name and design legacy of Henry Ford's grandson will live on in the form of scholarships for the next generation of minds conceiving the future of transport. For the next 20 years, the $1 Million William Clay Ford Automotive D

Shell Eco-marathon

An Oil Company Spends Big To Teach Students To Use Less

Shell Eco-marathon 2013: Notes from Day 1, will 2,545 mpg be beat?

The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 kicked off in Houston, TX this morning with a twist on the usual: Ladies and gentlemen, start your fuel-efficient engines. The area around Discovery Green was buzzing with high school and college students, all here with one mission: go as far as possible on as little fuel as possible. Last year, the winning team in the internal combustion category got Sebastian Blanco

Prius C is first hybrid in Toyota's College Grad rebate program

You may have a six-figure mountain of debt but, hey, you'll get $1,000 off of a Prius C.

The Michigan Transportation Musical puts the glee into riding a bus

Need some lighthearted proof that Millennials – or whatever we're calling college-age students these days – can get excited about not driving cars? Check out The Michigan Transportation Musical.

Big Man On Campus: Ford Becomes Zipcar's Largest University Partner

In a move to get more millennials exposure with their brand, Ford has announced a partnership with Zipcar to add 1000 vehicles to Zipcar's university program, making them Zipcars largest partner on college campuses. Zipcar is a car-sharing service that offers vehicle reservations by the hour in many metro and university areas. Reservations can be made from the web or booked through your smartphone. Zipcar's university program spans over 250 U.S. college campus

Bugatti looking for a student intern to drive Veyrons, fetch dry cleaning

2011 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

Modena university names engineering faculty after Enzo Ferrari

Hoping to land a job at Ferrari after graduation? The company's been known to recruit straight out of college, but your best bet may be to enroll at the Enzo Ferrari Faculty of Engineering at the University of Modena e Reggio Emilia.

Chevy taps student body for Super Bowl ad

Why hire an intern when you can get students to work for free? Chevrolet recently announced a contest wherein its ads for Super Bowl XLI will be created through a competition amongst teams of college students. All US college students can participate in The Chevy Super Bowl College Ad Challenge. Teams of up to three students will create the concept for a commercial promoting Chevrolet's new lineup of cars and crossovers, specifically the Aveo, Cobalt, HHR, and Equinox. Students will submit presen

Forbes Top Four best vehicles for college students

Talk about tough standards. When Forbes compiled vehicles for its annual "Best Cars for College Students" list, they found only four vehicles qualified to meet its criteria of being affordable, safe, and reliable. Interestingly, the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry, which they deemed the "standard" by which similar vehicles are measured, failed to make the list. According to Forbes, both did poorly on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tests, with the Accord receiving the lowest

Wisconsin colleges get into alternative energy

The front page of the Marquette Tribune from Thursday has a good round-up of alternative energy at university campuses across the country, including Wisconsin colleges that get between 8 and 24 percent of their energy from renewable sources like wind turbines, solar panels and biomass.