01 février 2015

Free college sounds great, but skeptics ask what's the cost?

By Alex Friedrich. Billed as a way to get more low-income high-school graduates into good jobs, free-college proposals such as the one proposed recently in the Minnesota Senate have been met with skepticism in some higher education circles. More...

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Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise

NPRBy Anya Kamenetz. Competency-based education is in vogue — even though most people have never heard of it, and those who have can't always agree on what it is. A report out today from the American Enterprise Institute says a growing number of colleges and universities are offering, or soon will offer, credits in exchange for direct demonstrations of learning. More...

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New consortium to focus on technical careers for students

INFORUMBy . An education partnership has been launched to help high school students in West Fargo, Fargo and Northern Cass school districts prepare for college and 21st century technical careers. More...

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More tuition experiments being tried at State System of Higher Education universities

PennLive logoBy Jan Murphy. Bloomsburg University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania are going to be the latest state universities to test the idea of scrapping their flat full-time undergraduate tuition rate and move to a system that charges students on a per-credit basis, starting in the fall. More...

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Academia welcomes new skills

The Boston GlobeBy Joan Axelrod-Contrada. After 10 years of working 60-hour weeks as an animator in Hollywood, Justin Horvath needed a change — and a better balance between his professional and personal lives. More...

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Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

By . If you watch college sports on television, you’ve probably seen the ad for Enterprise Rent-A-Car featuring former college athletes working behind the counter at your nearby Enterprise location. Enterprise – which hires more entry-level college graduates annually than any other company in the U.S. — likes recruiting college athletes because they know how to work on teams and multitask. More...

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"No place to rage quite like the Kasper Multipurpose Room," one student gripes

By Brown University has banned alcohol from being served at parties in fraternities and certain student residence halls for the spring semester. The crackdown, which has been nicknamed "Prohibition" by the campus newspaper's editorial board, was put in place this week after two fraternities were punished for having booze-fueled parties that led to reports of "non-consensual sexual conduct." Read more...

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Harvard Beats Stanford, Raising Record $1.16 Billion in a Year

By Janet Lorin. Harvard’s haul, the largest ever in higher education, represents more than the entire endowments of all but about 70 U.S. colleges. Stanford came in No. 2, with $928 million, its third-biggest total, according to a survey by the New York-based Council for Aid to Education, which tracks university giving. Read more...

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College Admissions Racket: They're Not Going to Let You In Anyway

By Janet Lorin. Elite colleges are suddenly extending their application deadlines, but some say they're juicing their numbers and giving students false hope. Read more...

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Havana Good Time in College

By . The U.S. and Cuba are poised to restore diplomatic relations, which may lead to big shifts in higher education.
A record-high 289,000 U.S. college students studied abroad during the 2012-13 school year, a little more than half of them in Europe. More...

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