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College, Inc.: May, 2011

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Sister of deceased journal editor to speak on workplace bullying

Some co-workers said workplace harassment factored into the suicide of Kevin Morrissey, an editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review at the University of Virginia. Others disagreed.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:57 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Labor | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend U-Md.

Former University of Iowa provost speaks optimistically of potential merger with Baltimore professional campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/27/2011

UDC spent nearly $500,000 on Sessoms’s residence

Much of the money went to repairing a retaining wall and fixing water damage from a significant roof leak, according to university officials. President Allen Sessoms lives there but doesn’t own the property.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities | Tags:  University of the District of Columbia, college presidents

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 04:31 PM ET, 04/18/2011

D.C. Tuition Assistance Grants are alive, for now

Program could be cut to fund vouchers under federal budget plan, but it remains fully funded through 2012.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:31 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Public policy | Tags:  finance, D.C. higher education, aid

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Dating site connects alumni — and donations

At AlumniDate, 10 percent of your membership fee goes to your former college.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:56 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development, Finance, Students | Tags:  alumni, fund-raising, development

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Naval Academy student faces rape charge

The alleged victim is a female midshipman.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime, Administration, Students | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Northwestern now a first choice to many, its president says

NU was never a safety school in the Midwest, but it had that reputation on the East Coast. Today, it’s competing more squarely with the Ivys.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Rankings | Tags:  Northwestern University, college admissions, Early Decision, University of Chicago

Posted at 09:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Audit finds lax travel rules at UDC

An internal audit requested by the UDC board finds that the board itself didn’t monitor travel expenses of President Allen Sessoms.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:41 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  University of the District of Columbia, finance, trustees

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Budget deal funds Pell, doesn’t block for-profit rules

The cuts to need-based Pell grants that had been widely feared by Pell supporters did not happen.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:23 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, For-profit colleges, Public policy | Tags:  for-profit colleges, Education Department, Pell Grants

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Naval Academy would lose half its faculty in a shutdown

More than half of faculty at service academy are civilians and would be off the clock in a government shutdown. Military subs are standing by.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:35 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Public policy, Public policy | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Maryland moves to regulate for-profit colleges

General Assembly jumps in ahead of slower-moving federal regulation effort

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Marketing, Public policy | Tags:  Kaplan, for-profit colleges, Maryland

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Shutdown would mean little to colleges

In theory, some student aid programs would grind to a halt. In practice, the dollars likely would continue to flow.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Aid, Public policy | Tags:  Education Department, public policy, student aid

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Pell cuts would come late in the admissions game

Cuts to the federal aid program come after big state schools have already told students how much aid to expect.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  student aid, Pell grants, public policy

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Public university presidents aren’t the academy’s top earners

Who earns more? Several private university presidents. And a smattering of coaches, med-school officers and CFOs.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 04/01/2011

American Council on Education responds to Va. Tech fine

Terry W. Hartle, ACE senior vice president, says the U.S. Department of Education is guilty of ‘bureaucratic malpractice’ in four-year probe

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:52 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia Tech, crime, Department of Education

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Twelfth Naval Academy midshipman expelled in ‘spice’ case

A twelfth midshipman has been separated from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis for use or possession of synthetic marijuana or “Spice.”

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy, crime


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