08 mars 2015

Questions raised about Gordon College's right to sell donated collection

By Paul Leighton. Gordon College has postponed plans to auction off a portion of its rare books collection after questions were raised about the legality of the sale.
The auction would sell about 10 percent of the Edward Payson Vining collection, which was donated to the college in 1921 and has an estimated value of $2 million to $3 million, according to the college. More...

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U.S. Cuts Off Student-Loan Collectors for Misleading Debtors

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "bloomberg.com logo"By . The U.S. Education Department, citing “inaccurate representations” to student-loan borrowers, will end debt-collection contracts with Navient Corp. and four other companies.
Representatives of these companies, which pursue students who default on their loans, made misleading statements about programs that help borrowers get back on track, the agency said in a statement late Friday. More...

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Higher Ed Reconsidered: A Non-Standard Assessment of Where Standards May be Taking Us?

By . During a meeting of the Council on Independent Colleges' Steering Committee on the Future of Independent Higher Education last fall, a lively debate ensued around what constitutes a college education. Is it about the delivery of a curriculum? Or is it about the quality of the student's experience? While the question can certainly be answered in myriad ways, I recall a divide among the 22 presidents in attendance, with a slight majority (including myself) arguing that, given current practices, the value of college education lies in the student experience, not necessarily the curriculum. More...

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Why Transfer Agreements Don't Work in Higher Education

By . There is something to be said for how the selection process works in American higher education. Within a decentralized system offering both public and private opportunities, there are various levels of selectivity, sticker prices, and public subsidies both to students and institutions -- in principle, something for everyone. More...

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Creative Destruction Picks up Steam in Higher Education

By CCAP. For four years, total higher education enrollments in the U.S. have been in decline. High cost schools with little endowment and mediocre reputation are viewed as the institutions in greatest peril. Small liberal arts colleges with only a local reputation, the lesser quality state universities, and many of the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been considered vulnerable. So it came as shock to learn that relatively high quality and well known Sweet Briar College in Virginia is planning to close its doors, almost immediately. More...

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Some Owners of Private Colleges Turn a Tidy Profit by Going Nonprofit

The New York TimesBy . After a recent government crackdown on the multibillion-dollar career-training industry, stricter limits on student aid and devastating publicity about students hobbled by debt and useless credentials, some for-profit schools simply shut down. More...

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Financial Aid for Undocumented Students Is Losing Its Stigma

The New York TimesBy . For years, it was information shared only in whispers. Undocumented students, bright and educated, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it.
But as ferocious battles rage in Congress, statehouses and courtrooms over the legal status of undocumented immigrants, an evolution has been underway at some colleges and universities. More...

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Not the Usual College Party (This One’s Sober)

The New York TimesBy Jennifer Conlin. It started with a wine cooler, said Paige Cederna, describing that first sweet, easy-to-down drink she experienced as a “magic elixir.”
“I had no inhibitions with alcohol,” said Ms. Cederna, 24. “I could talk to guys and not worry about anyone judging me. I remember being really proud the day I learned to chug a beer. I couldn’t get that feeling fast enough.” But before long, to get over “that feeling,” she was taking Adderall to get through the days. More...

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Not the usual college party (this one’s sober)

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. It started with a wine cooler, said Paige Cederna, describing that first sweet, easy-to-down drink she experienced as a “magic elixir”. More...

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Creative destruction picks up steam in higher ed

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. For four years, total higher education enrollments in the U.S. have been in decline. High cost schools with little endowment and mediocre reputation are viewed as the institutions in greatest peril. Small liberal arts colleges with only a local reputation, the lesser quality state universities, and many of the historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been considered vulnerable. So it came as shock to learn that relatively high quality and well known Sweet Briar College in Virginia is planning to close its doors, almost immediately. More...

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