Colleges trying new ways to keep students from dropping out


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Things were going well for Job Asiimwe as he approached his final semester at Bunker Hill Community College here last winter. Then a toothache almost derailed his college career.

Asiimwe, an immigrant from Uganda who's been on his own since age 19, was close to graduating.

He had been accepted to a bachelor's degree
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