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States push to tie university funding to better performance

Apr 24, 2013
California Governor Jerry Brown is looking to join other states in basing funding increases at public universities on measures like higher graduation rates.
Posted In: higher education, california, Jerry Brown

Would you rather have a teacher or a computer grade your schoolwork?

Apr 15, 2013
EdX, a Harvard-MIT project, will offer essay grading software to colleges free of charge. You might imagine that teachers and professors would embrace the labor saving. But, not all do.
Posted In: Education, higher education, software

Does President Obama's budget help or hurt soon-to-double student loan interest rates?

Apr 10, 2013
In July, interest rates on some federal student loans are set to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent -- and students are scrambling to stop the change.
Posted In: federal student loans, interest rates, federal budget, higher education

Public-private university salary gap widens: Report

Apr 8, 2013
Given the dismal outlook of State budgets across the country, public universities will have to find a way to compete for talent with fewer resources than their private counterparts.
Posted In: higher education, salary, Education

U.S. seeks to increase oversight of student loan servicers

Mar 15, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants to institute rules for certain non-bank loan servicers. What’s the likely result of the rules for borrowers and the industry?
Posted In: CFPB, student loans, higher education

Is NYU's President acting too much like a corporate CEO?

Mar 12, 2013
This week, a faculty vote of confidence in NYU's President highlights the conflict over the increasingly corporate role of the university president.
Posted In: NYU, higher education, university

Want a job? Get an internship first

Mar 8, 2013
A survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education reveals that what really stands out for employers in the resumes of recent college graduates is internship experience. But are colleges doing a good job preparing grads for work?
Posted In: internships, employment, higher education

Internships become the new job requirement

Mar 4, 2013
In a survey commissioned by Marketplace and The Chronicle of Higher Education, employers said they value internships more than many other credentials when it comes to hiring.
Posted In: internship, employment, higher education

Stanford wins the fundraising race, setting a record

Feb 20, 2013
Stanford University becomes the first school to break the billion dollar barrier for fundraising in a single year.
Posted In: stanford, higher education, endowments, fundraising

Refinancing my mortgage is easy: How about my student loans?

Feb 15, 2013
Campus Progress wants students to be able to take advantage of low interest rates available for mortgages and car loans.
Posted In: student loans, refinancing, Education, higher education

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