30 août 2016

Schools struggle from multiple angles with incarceration

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Yasmine Arrington, 23, grew up with her mother and grandmother while her father was in and out of prison. As a black Washington, DC, native, Arrington grew up in a city with the highest incarceration rate in the country as a member of a race disproportionately represented in prisons and jails. More...

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Ready, Set, College surprises first-gen students with laptops, advice

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Nearly 75 first-generation college students left with the tools they need for their first days of college Saturday -- including a laptop and mobile hotspot. More...

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Tuition is now a useless concept in higher education

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Ray Bendici. If Congress wanted to make an actual difference regarding the rising cost of college, and to give universities and colleges a fighting chance to solve this problem, it would strip from the Higher Education Act the requirement that colleges publish a “tuition” number. The figure is as good as useless now. More...

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How to get students to finish college? Offer them a free year

University Business Magazine logoSubmitted by Ray Bendici. Between juggling classes, extracurricular activities and often a part-time job, it's no wonder some students are struggling to graduate on time. More...

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Community college offers no textbook classes

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Going to college just got a little bit less expensive for students at Wytheville Community College (WCC). WCC now offers students significant savings by providing classes this fall that do not require them to buy books or supplemental course materials. More...

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Why the next president should forgive all student loans

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Our public policy regarding the financing of higher education has to be changed with bold and courageous action. The cost of higher education will not be reduced by technological gimmicks or by savaging the structure of the American university. More...

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Celebrating diversity as important locally as globally

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. It is the obligation of higher education institutions to inform and facilitate discussions that assist in a greater understanding of the world in which we live, and to provide an environment that allows for the sometimes uncomfortable discourse that increases self-awareness and empathy for those whose life experiences differ from our own. More...

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What’s behind failures in college governance? Lack of education

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. The biggest failure in shared governance is the lack of broad-based education about the issues facing those who govern America’s colleges and universities. Trustees are the most poorly educated. More...

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To get to Harvard, go to Haiti?

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. This summer, as last, Dylan Hernandez, 17, noticed a theme on the social media accounts of fellow students at his private Catholic high school in Flint, Mich. More...

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The real enemy of education reform

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. During the protracted health care debate of 2009 and 2010, reformers suffered from choosing an easy target rather than the one with all the power. Time after time, they would depict the insurance industry as the source of all the system’s ills. Certainly, this made some sense, considering that the changes on offer amounted to insurance reform: guaranteeing coverage to anyone who seeks it, limiting premium prices, and building state health care exchanges where consumers could shop for insurance options. More...

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