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College, Inc.: July, 2011

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Guest post: ‘A resounding yes’ to the degree in three

Three-year bachelor degrees are not for everyone. But they could bring efficiency to the academy and save students a load of money, our guest blogger reckons.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:12 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Public policy, Pedagogy

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Your Internet history: 10 snapshots

Old Dominion University Professor Michael Nelson takes a trip down a virtual memory lane.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/16/2011

Harry Potter as children’s literature: diminishing returns?

Rowling never loses her storytelling craft. But by the time we reach “Deathly Hallows,” the action increasingly resembles laser tag.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 07/16/2011

Is Harry Potter classic children’s literature?

Some have opined that the Hogwarts Express goes off its rails in the final installment, “Deathly Hallows.” Others say the seven-book set holds up rather well, thank you.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:38 AM ET, 07/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Liberal Arts

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011

John S. Toll, Maryland’s first state university chancellor, has died

John S. Toll was placed in charge of University of Maryland merger. In his later years, he served as president of Washington College on the Eastern Shore.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:33 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Easy A: Study finds 43% of grades are A

Back in 1940, A’s accounted for only 15 percent of class grades. Are we that much smarter than the Greatest Generation?

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:17 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Privates, Research

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Admission dean pulls back curtain on merit aid

Administrator at University of Rochester analyzes merit scholarship data to affix a value to every good grade and AP test score.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:17 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Admissions

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/12/2011

St. Mary’s College defends its tuition

Maryland’s public liberal arts college charges more than any other state university in the region, but less than its liberal-arts peers.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 07/11/2011

The 12 best college financial aid policies

Several dozen colleges have pledged to replace loans with grants in aid awards. Here are some of the best deals, according to aid experts.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:56 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Maryland immigrant tuition bill goes to voters

One grass-roots campaign appears to have stalled another, and Maryland’s version of the DREAM Act may be blocked.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:06 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Finance, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Cuccinelli: U-Va. may not bar concealed weapons

The Virginia attorney general says that a U-Va. policy banning firearms may not be lawfully enforced.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:14 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 07/03/2011

The bottom line: which top universities have the highest net price?

Most of the top private national universities charge around $50,000 a year in tuition, fees and living expenses. What the average student actually pays is another story.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:38 PM ET, 07/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Access, Finance, Rankings, Privates | Tags:  Catholic University

 

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