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College, Inc.: March, 2011

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Mc­Don­nell pledges funds to repair U-Va. Rotunda

Virgina’s governor pledges $2 million to begin repairs on the Thomas Jefferson-designed U-Va. Rotunda, after the General Assembly passed it over.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Admission rate tightens at Harvard, Stanford, Princeton

Admission rates hit historic lows last year at top colleges. Will history repeat?

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:43 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  University of Virginia, Stanford University, college admissions

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Towson provost Welsh to serve as interim president

Marcia Welsh has served as Towson provost since 2009.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  Towson University, presidents and provosts, Robert Caret

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 03/25/2011

Guest post: Non-traditional students key to college completion goal

In a guest post, InsideTrack CEO Alan Tripp contends nontraditional students are essential to America’s quest to regain the world lead in college completion.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:36 PM ET, 03/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Inc., Attainment | Tags:  college completion, fixing higher education

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Obama urges states to raise college completion rate

It is a truism among certain education advocates that what gets measured gets done. If they are right, then many states are doing little to advance President Obama’s goal for the United States to move from ninth place to first in the world in college completion by the end of the decade.

By Nick Anderson  |  12:01 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/21/2011

U-Va. students rally to repair rotunda

The notion of restoring the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda to the original Thomas Jefferson design is not new. It dates to at least 1964, when the university’s Jefferson Society co-hosted the first Restoration Ball to raise funds for that purpose.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Development | Tags:  University of Virginia, development

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Howard University students visit Haitian classroom

A delegation from Howard University visits a Haitian school and concludes its Spring Break visit to the rebuilding nation.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Service, Students | Tags:  Howard University: Alternative Spring Break

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Howard students hear from rape survivors in Haiti

Students from Howard University hear accounts of rape and sexual abuse during Alternative Spring Break mission to Haiti.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:11 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Service, Students

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011

George Mason student cleared in library study room ‘abduction’

The charge stemmed from an argument with another student over a library study room. She claimed he locked her in the room; he said she made the story up.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students | Tags:  George Mason University, students, crime

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/15/2011

Guest post: Howard helps Haiti rebuild

Howard University students traveled to Haiti for Alternative Spring Break, a more meaningful way to spend their time off.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  College Inc., Service, Students

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/15/2011

George Mason student arrested over study carrel

It started as an argument with a fellow GMU student over use of a study room. It ended with Abdirashid Dahir’s arrest on an “abduction” charge, according to a Facebook appeal.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Mason University, students

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 03/14/2011

Do other college presidents fly first class?

Do other college presidents besides the University of the District of Columbia’s Sessoms fly first class?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:56 PM ET, 03/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college finance, college presidents, University of the District of Columbia

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 03/13/2011

3 more midshipmen expelled from Naval Academy

They are among 11 accused of using the synthetic marijuana known as ‘spice.’

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:56 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy, student drug use

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 03/13/2011

Initiative seeks 5.5 million Hispanic grads by 2020

A consortium highlights the importance of Hispanic college completion rates.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:46 PM ET, 03/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  attainment, completion, aid

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 03/11/2011

Guest post: How unions help higher ed

Academic unions play an important role in higher education.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:42 AM ET, 03/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  labor, finance, public policy

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Tulane charged Mardi Gras dorm guests $60 apiece

Tulane University students could host friends in their dorm rooms for Mardi Gras — at $60 each.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  finance, administration, students

Posted at 05:51 PM ET, 03/08/2011

State higher-ed funding at record low

State funding to colleges and universities is at a historic low, according to a definitive annual report on higher education finance.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:51 PM ET, 03/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  finance, public policy, publics

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/07/2011

UDC students protest school president

Students gathered outside the office of University of the District of Columbia President Allen Sessoms at lunchtime Monday to demand his resignation over allegations of profligate spending.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 03/05/2011

Guest post: Year-round Pell grants are a lifeline

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:51 PM ET, 03/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aid, finance, public policy

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Harvard reopens door to ROTC

Harvard University on Thursday became the most prominent college to welcome the Reserve Officer Training Corps back to campus in response to congressional repeal of the ban on gays serving openly in the military.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:37 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, Pell grants, higher education cuts


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