06 mai 2018

Impact of Graduating With Debt as Recession Hit

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Graduating from college in 2007-08, just as the recession hit, was particularly challenging. A new study by RTI International for the National Center for Education Statistics shows how much more difficult it was for those with student debt than for those who didn't have such debt. More...

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Student Newspaper Accused of Being Pornographic

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Foghorn News, the student newspaper at Del Mar College, is being accused of running pornography, McClatchy News reported. At issue is a feature that the newspaper's editors say was intended as humor for those stressed by finals. The full article may be found here. One example from the article is below. More...

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Protest at Swarthmore Over Title IX Issues

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Several hundred students at Swarthmore College, some of them engaged in a sit-in, have this week been protesting the college's handling of sex assault cases and of issues related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. More...

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Trump May Set Limits on Chinese Researchers

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Trump administration is considering new limits on Chinese citizens at American universities and research institutes, The New York Times reported. The possible rules come at a time of tensions between the U.S. and China over trade issues. More...

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Cancer Mystery Involving Auburn Grads

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Medical experts are investigating two clusters of an extremely rare eye cancer -- and one cluster involves graduates of Auburn University, CBS News reported. Ocular melanoma is typically found in six of every one million people. But one cluster includes 36 people who attended Auburn. More...

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Is Liberty the Largest Christian University?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Liberty University has for some time said that it is the largest Christian university. But Religion News Service recently reported that Grand Canyon University now has more students. The news service also said Liberty had started removing the claim from its website. More...

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Making the Case for Test Optional

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New study finds that ending SAT and ACT requirements results in more applications and more diversity -- without any decline in graduation rates. More...

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Counseling for Admissions… and Completion

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. High schools in KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) are charter schools with a strong emphasis on preparing students for college. KIPP schools have a good track record at sending disadvantaged students on to higher education. More...

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Another Small College on Brink of Closure

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The College of St. Joseph, in Vermont, is considering closing, The Rutland Herald reported. The board will hold a series of meetings in the next two weeks to discuss options. More...

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University Revokes 50-Plus Full-Ride Scholarships; Recipients Did Nothing Wrong

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. If officials award more scholarships than budgeted for, should students lose funds? Is it fair to take away funds only from international students. More...

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