College, Inc.: George Washington University


Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Churchill center at GWU took shape on a cocktail napkin

Trachtenberg talked an influential friend into donating his Churchill collection and securing funding for the Churchill center over drinks.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development | Tags:  George Washington University

Posted at 06:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011

College sticker shock: Is $55,000 the new $50,000?

Nineteen colleges now charge $55,000 or more in tuition, fees and living expenses, according to one of two new surveys of college sticker price.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:56 PM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  George Washington University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011

10 colleges with Klout

Texas A&M has displaced Stanford in a periodic ranking of colleges whose Twitter feeds generate the most interest.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:44 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Rankings | Tags:  Georgetown University, University of Maryland, George Washington University

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 09/05/2011

Grad school deans: Don’t be ruled by U.S. News rankings

Do deans invest in things that will improve their ranking? Sure, as long as the investment also helps students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:52 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Development, Graduate education, Rankings | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Washington University, Catholic University

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/30/2011

Feds unveil list of most expensive colleges

Education Department’s ‘College Navigator’ now includes data on net cost of colleges, accounting for student aid, and most-expensive lists.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:22 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland, George Washington University

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 06/22/2011

GWU President Knapp cracks $1 million in compensation

GWU President Steven Knapp looks to be the first college leader in the area to earn $1 million in total compensation

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011

James Madison, Georgetown, William & Mary fare well in RateMyProfessors survey

All three rank in the top 25 in a national survey that considers professor ratings as well as campus appraisals.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  James Madison University, College of William and Mary, Georgetown University, Towson University, College of Southern Maryland, George Washington University, Anne Arundel Community College

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/18/2010

Top Md., Va. profs hail from community colleges

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named its 2010 U.S. Professors of the Year, and two of three local winners come from community colleges. The awards program, created in 1981, is "the only national initiative specifically designed...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CASE professors year, Deborah Stearns, George Washington University, Montgomery College, Rahul Simha, TCC O'Brien, Tidewater Community College, professors of the year

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/09/2010

Laptops in class: tool or distraction?

I hope you will read my story in today's paper about the growing number of professors who choose to restrict laptop computers in class. There was more good material than would fit in the story, and I wanted to give...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology, Technology, Technology | Tags:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, pedagogy, technology

Posted at 10:51 PM ET, 03/03/2010

MIT official tapped as GWU provost

Steven Lerman, vice chancellor and dean for graduate education at MIT, has been tapped as provost of George Washington University, and second-in-command behind President Steven Knapp. Lerman will assume the job of provost and executive vice president for academic affairs...

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:51 PM ET, 03/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  Administration, George Washington University