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"Ivory Tower" and the crippling cost of college

Jun 13, 2014
A new documentary film examines the cost of higher education in America.
Posted In: higher education, universities, college, student loan debt

Top students turning down Wall Street life

Mar 20, 2014
Princeton University used to be a breeding ground for Wall Street.
Posted In: Wall Street, recruiting, banking, higher education

Smith College president talks affordable education

Mar 19, 2014
She says her job is to "help people think past the sticker price".
Posted In: higher education, college

Navigating the many firsts of freshman year

Feb 10, 2014
Going away to school is an adjustment for nearly every student, but when you're the first in your family to go, the transition can be even harder
Posted In: higher education, college, first-generation college students

More women should major in business or engineering to close pay gap: Study

Dec 10, 2013
A new study suggests that having more women getting degrees from Stanford or Harvard matters far less than having more women getting degrees in engineering or business.
Posted In: higher education, gender gap, women

First generation college students go viral

Nov 21, 2013
A new campaign on YouTube aims to encourage more students to be the first in their families to go to college.
Posted In: higher education, Michelle Obama, YouTube

R.O.T.C. refocuses recruiting on urban areas

Oct 24, 2013
The Army will close R.O.T.C. programs at 13 universities, more than half of which are in the South.
Posted In: Army, higher education, South
Advocates say new, online programs offered by prestigious universities will revolutionize higher education both in cyberspace and traditional classrooms.

First there were MOOCs, now come the SPOCs

Sep 16, 2013
Small Private Online Courses could change the way brick and mortar classrooms use digital teaching materials.
Posted In: moocs, higher education, online education, college

A job lined up right after college. Fancy that.

Sep 4, 2013
Many college freshmen embark on their first years of higher education this week. Wouldn't it be nice if at the end of their journey a job was waiting for them? In Alabama, the two year-college system is collaborating with private companies to train students and help them land a job after graduation.
Posted In: college, higher education, college tuition, Jobs, employment

Why college endowments don't cover tuition

Aug 23, 2013
As President Obama pressures colleges to limit tuition increases, could colleges with wealthy endowments use some of that money to offset the rising cost of higher education?
Posted In: higher education, endowments, university endowments

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