04 juillet 2019

Jury: Oberlin Should Pay Additional $33 Million

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Last week an Ohio jury ordered Oberlin College to pay a local bakery's owners $11 million, finding that the college and its officials had libeled the business and its owners when students held protests of the bakery. More...

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Private Nonprofit College Closures, 2016-Present

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The list that follows includes private, nonprofit colleges that have closed from 2016 to the present. The list does not include colleges that have merged with or into other institutions. More...

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‘Unequal Higher Education’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Large gaps separate the haves and have-nots in American higher education, whether talking about students, instructors or institutions. A new book, Unequal Higher Education: Wealth, Status and Student Opportunity (Rutgers University Press), focuses on these gaps and their impact on students. More...

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Sentencing to Send a Message and Other Developments

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. As the weeks pass, more details are emerging about the fallout faced by those involved in the admissions scandal. More...

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$131 Million Gift to Harvard

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Harvard University on Friday announced a $131 million gift from Hansjörg Wyss, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. More...

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Why Alabama Returned the Gift

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Newly released documents suggest that what has been portrayed as a dispute about the state law restricting abortion may be about a donor's demands over a law school. More...

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Is College Worth It? Yes

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. New study shows that, from a financial standpoint alone, earning a bachelor's degree is on average a sound investment. More...

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M.B.A. Rankings Seen as Influential and Unreliable

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new global survey of M.B.A. "stakeholders" -- defined as those who are students, alumni, educators and employers -- finds evidence of why many business school leaders care so much about M.B.A. rankings, and also why the rankings are so frustrating to many educators. More...

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Security Compromised on Biology SAT?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The National Center for Fair & Open Testing, a group that has long criticized standardized tests and pointed to security problems on them, revealed Thursday that it had received a call with information about questions on the SAT subject test in biology given June 1. More...

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Should Colleges Reveal How Many Donor Children They Admit?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Key senator offers plan to require colleges to report on those admitted and to bar consideration of donor status in admissions process. Organization of college fund-raisers opposes bill. More...

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