21 septembre 2015

College scorecard sandbags equity in higher education

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. In the tsunami of data about higher education that the Obama administration unleashed on an unsuspecting nation late last Friday, one fact emerges that was already painfully clear: the "haves" in higher education have quite a lot; the "have nots" struggle mightily. And this economic chasm is seriously influenced by gender, race and social class -- issues on which the College Scorecard is silent, but which affect just about every factoid presented. More...

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Judge refuses to stop name change for New York college

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. An alumni group at Paul Smith's College didn't want the name to change. A judge denied the group's petition. After a $20M pledge, the school will now be called: Joan Weill-Paul Smith's College. More...

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Feds moving up college loan form schedule to ease aid

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Federal officials are making it easier for students and their families to apply for federal loans and grants for college, allowing them to complete the forms starting in October, rather than January. More...

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A prescription for more black doctors

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. It was the 1970s, at the tail end of the civil rights movement. Francis, a black man in his early 40s, had spent most of his life under the suffocating apartheid of the Jim Crow South. But after decades of hard-fought battles and the passage of three major civil rights laws, doors were supposed to be opening, not closing. More...

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Making sure college is worth the cost

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The US News & World Report Best Colleges rankings, the leaderboard of competitive college admissions, are out this week. And all this week on All Things Considered, we've been talking with students who graduated from high school in Montgomery County, Md., four or five years ago. More...

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A national reverse-transfer model?

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) and its main transfer-student feeder school, Austin Community College (ACC), are ground zero for the development of a national reverse-transfer initiative that could confer associate degrees on nearly 2M students who left a community college without a diploma. More...

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Students fret over college costs more than parents

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Part of the problem with Americans' insane amount of student loan debt is how many young adults get these loans without really grasping how much they will cost. More often than not, college-bound borrowers don't have experience budgeting all the expenses that come after college, so it's understandably difficult to comprehend how a $30,000 annual tuition bill will translate into post-graduate finances. More...

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Clemson researchers developing app to fight cyberbullying

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. A team of researchers at Clemson University is developing a one-of-a-kind app that could potentially stop a cyberbully in his or her tracks. More...

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White House taps ASU to lead national STEM collaborative

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. The White House today announced that Arizona State University will lead the National STEM Collaborative, a consortium of 19 institutions of higher education and postsecondary and non-profit partners committed to supporting girls and women of color in STEM fields. More...

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The unexamined factors behind the student debt 'crisis'

University Business Magazine logoBy Stefanie Botelho. Alarm bells are sounding across America as student debt has eclipsed one trillion dollars, larger than that of even credit cards. Seizing upon the growing concerns of voters, presidential candidates, especially Democrats, have proposed solutions that go so far as to suggest that higher education should be “free.” More...

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