09 octobre 2017

Saying You’re Sorry

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. For college and university presidents, the process of apologizing after high-profile missteps can seem to take as long as a tortoise walking a mile. More...

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High-Deductible Plans Rise in Higher Ed

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Colleges and universities increasingly offered high-deductible health plans, health-care benefits for part-time employees and stand-alone vision plans in 2017, according to a new survey. They continued to offer health-care benefits to domestic partners at high rates. More...

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Eliminating Undergraduates

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Marygrove College in Detroit joined the list Wednesday of small private colleges making cuts because of financial difficulties, announcing it will follow the unusual strategy of shutting down its undergraduate programs in the middle of the upcoming academic year. More...

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Healthier Than Imagined?

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. Report argues private colleges have been improving their financial status but shows at least some small and poor institutions are struggling. More...

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Leading Berkeley Through Free Speech Tests

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. New chancellor assumes duties amid debate over and scrutiny of university’s response to controversial speakers. More...

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Narrowing the Partisan Divide

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. New survey shows a partisan divide over higher ed aspirations for children -- that narrows when Republicans and Democrats are given more information. And study finds skepticism of affirmative action. More...

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Percentage of Borrowers Owing $20,000 or More Doubled Since 2002

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. The percentage of student loan borrowers leaving college owing $20,000 or more doubled over about a decade, according to a report released Wednesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More...

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Purdue Tackles Job Training

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. University touts new deal to train for IT outsourcing firm’s U.S. hiring push, but faculty balk at lack of control over curriculum. More...

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So Much for a Honeymoon

HomeBy Rick Seltzer. In those 49 days, he’d gone from being vaguely aware of the statue’s existence to learning that it was vandalized as Confederate monuments across the country came under a wave of new scrutiny in the days following a violent white supremacist rally around a statue of Lee in Charlottesville, Va. He’d reached out to students, faculty members, alumni, Duke senior leaders and trustees. And he’d decided that Duke’s Lee statue needed to be removed. More...

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Report Examines State Funding Cuts

HomeBy Rick SeltzerA new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities compares state spending on two- and four-year public colleges and universities over a decade, finding funding at the end of the 2017 academic year was nearly $9 billion below its 2008 level, after adjusting for inflation. More...

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