NYU Abu Dhabi sparks debate

Dec 2, 2008
While some see New York University's plan to build a campus in Abu Dhabi as a groundbreaking move, some academics are strongly opposed to the idea. The new campus will run about $100 million a year. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Education

Getting Personal

Nov 28, 2008
Tess Vigeland and Chris Farrell give advice on paying for a student's college costs, helping mom with retirement, and the No-Brainer, Margarita and Couch Potato portfolios.
Posted In: Education, Investing, Retirement

How do online degrees measure up?

Nov 21, 2008
As Internet universities grow in prominence, employers are going to see a lot more "'.com"s on resumes. Host Tess Vigeland asks pollster John Zogby how the perception of online degree programs is changing in the workplace.
Posted In: Education, Internet

Logging on to college

Nov 21, 2008
Layoffs and lower costs are driving more students towards the virtual classroom. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports on the state of online degree programs.
Posted In: Education, Internet

College exec pay at a noticeable high

Nov 17, 2008
A report out today shows college presidents are making more money than ever. Combine that with pay from a few on-the-side jobs on corporate boards and you're looking at some high figures. Renita Jablonski reports.
Posted In: Education, Jobs

Public pension funds feel the squeeze

Nov 13, 2008
Public pension funds that invested heavily in real estate are taking a big hit, including the real estate portfolio for California's civil servants, which lost more than a third of its value. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Jobs, Retirement

Letters: Creating jobs, helping students

Nov 11, 2008
Listeners wrote in about creating jobs for out-of-work Americans, student loans and having lobbyist-connected people on Obama's team. Also, Kai Ryssdal learns how to pronounce the name of a South Dakota city.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Jobs, Travel

Universities have Silicon Valley thunder

Nov 6, 2008
With Silicon Valley in a bit of a slump, research departments at universities are getting a leg up. Caitlan Carroll looks at how one technology start-up at the University of Southern California is following the trend.
Posted In: Education, Entrepreneurship

Letters: Tinkerbell and a modern pirate

Nov 4, 2008
This week our listeners wrote in about auto-worker benefits, the Great Depression and the darker side of Tinkerbell. Also, abut a pirate who's no Capt. Hook. Kai Ryssdal picks out a few.
Posted In: Auto, Economy, Education, Entertainment, Retirement

MBA seekers undeterred

Oct 31, 2008
Dreams of working on Wall Street bring a flood of students into Masters of Business Administration programs each year. But even with Wall Street suffering, applications to MBA programs are way up. Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Economy, Education, Jobs, Wall Street