The SAT essay posed a challenge to some students last weekend. Slate claims that the test's essay section teaches high school students bad writing.
Congress failed to pass the federal budget bill for the 2014 fiscal year by Oct. 1, resulting in the closure of nonessential federal organizations and the furlough of federal workers across the nation. Negotiations are presently at a stalemate.
University Hall at Brown University, pictured in 2007.
Memorial Hall at Harvard University