If the divestment movement succeeds, will it have an economic impact?

May 3, 2024
Divestment might not move the needle on government or corporate policy, but it could shift "hearts and minds," says Alison Taylor of NYU.
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College decision day announcements take on a life — and cost — of their own

Apr 27, 2023
The May 1 ritual can put pressure on students to make a choice before they have financial aid information, a college consultant says.
“A lot of times, you have to tell students, 'Divorce yourself from college signing day if that's what it takes to make the right decision for you,'" says Jennifer Jessie, a college consultant.
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Why colleges may soon have more midcareer students

Chris Farrell discusses college programs that may portend a return to class for older workers, making the schools "centers for lifelong learning."
Pilot programs for experienced workers at Harvard, Notre Dame and the University of Texas at Austin offer a glimpse at the possible future of continuing education.
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Massachusetts college eliminates loans and work requirements from student aid

Jun 13, 2022
Might other private colleges follow Williams College's lead?
Daniela Corona stands outside the admissions building where she works as a tour guide at Williams College.
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More states are requiring high schoolers to complete financial aid application

Feb 16, 2022
Applications for federal aid for college have decreased, so schools and states are looking at ways to get more grants into students' hands.
In states that require high school students to fill out the FAFSA, the number of students applying for financial aid has gone up.
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Applying to college amid the Harvard admissions lawsuit

Jan 10, 2019
High school students weigh in on admissions policies and race as the college application season comes to a close.
A prospective student enters the Harvard University Admissions Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Student loan debt is changing - what's your experience?

Students with large loan balances aren't defaulting, but they're not reducing their debt either.
About 60 percent of those who went to college had to take out student loans to pay for it. 
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Students flock to historically black colleges where they feel welcome

Oct 24, 2017
Rising racial tension is one reason for the growth.
First-year student NaTavia Williams came to Morgan State from Colorado to study multimedia journalism.
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For-profit colleges get a post-election bounce

Nov 10, 2016
Analysts say Republican-led government could roll back regulations.
A sign marks the location of the University of Phoenix Chicago Campus in Schaumburg, Illinois. 
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