24 août 2015

For-profit colleges cast shadow over presidential race

eCampus NewsBy Michael Vasquez and Patricia Mazzei. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign spent the past week touting her new plan to make college affordable — in part by cracking down on “predatory” colleges, and forcing schools to “spend federal dollars on things that benefit students. More...

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Community college starts outreach program for students in need

eCampus NewsHillsborough Community College’s College Reach-Out Program (CROP), which serves disadvantaged students in central Florida, is using Shmoop to prepare students for standardized tests and the college application process. More...

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Making higher education truly affordable

University Business LogoBy Steven R. DiSalvo. Hillary Clinton’s recently announced $350 billion plan to offer free tuition for public colleges and universities has merit, but does not apply across the board and would require additional appropriations from Congress. More...

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Stanford gets REAL with sustainable dining

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The push for campuswide sustainability and a fresh commitment to student health drive institutions to rethink their dining strategies. This might mean buying more food from local farmers and better educating students about their dietary habits. More...

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Hillary Clinton's newest college proposal encourages public service

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Hillary Clinton announced new details Thursday about another piece of her plan to make college more affordable: More rewards for those who commit to national service. More...

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Borrowing for college set to hit five-year low

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. College students this past fall likely borrowed the least amount for higher education in five years, federal data show, amid declining overall enrollment and a drop in lending to students at for-profit schools. More...

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State System faculty union going to court over background checks

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities are implementing criminal background checks on all of their professors, even though most do not teach minors and are exempt from such checks under state child protection law, the faculty union says. More...

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New Colorado higher ed rules allow state to match scholarships

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Colorado students who have had difficulty affording college in the past may get some relief after the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative board adopted new rules relating to the state's ability to match scholarship funds. More...

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How a for-profit university flouts San Francisco's land-use laws

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The Stephens family of San Francisco is best known for its for-profit Academy of Art University (see main story, “Black Arts”), but the bulk of their estimated $800 million fortune is in real estate. More...

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Pencils down: More U.S. colleges drop standardized tests

University Business LogoBy Tim Goral. Hey, high schoolers, scared of bombing on the SATs and not getting into college? Don't worry, a growing number of U.S. schools are scrapping standardized test scores as part of admission. More...

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