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College, Inc.: August, 2011

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Three-fifths of colleges get C or worse in general education

Trustee group finds that more than 60 percent of colleges surveyed require three or fewer of seven core general-education courses.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:45 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  St. John's College, University of Maryland, University of Virginia, George Mason University, James Madison University, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Families spent less on college this year, survey finds

Wealthy families increasingly choose community colleges, Sallie Mae survey finds.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Community Colleges, Finance

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Study: Hispanics now outnumber blacks in college

Hispanic enrollment surged 24 percent in a single year, Pew study finds.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, Research

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Washington and Lee seismograph enjoys 30 seconds of fame

It recorded Tuesday’s 5.8 quake and became and instant celebrity.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Va. university chancellor resigns over ‘sex dungeon’ flap

The University of Northern Virginia was already in the news for an immigration raid; chancellor says his personal life has become a distraction.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:27 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Administration

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Meet ‘Nat,’ my college-applicant alter ego

A mistake on some electronic form plunged the author into the world of breathless college recruitment.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Marketing

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Montgomery College immigrant tuition challenge dismissed by judge

A judge has dismissed a suit that challenged Montgomery College’s practice of charging lower resident tuition to illegal immigrants who graduate from local public schools.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Community Colleges, Litigation, Public policy

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Women enjoy college more than men, survey says

They already outnumber men in college attendance, attainment.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:22 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Research

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/17/2011

StraighterLine survey shows student satisfaction

Students reported they were more satisfied with StraighterLine than with any other form of higher education they had attempted.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Online, Research | Tags:  StraighterLine

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/16/2011

International admissions up in U.S. grad schools

Surge reaffirms strength of U.S. institutions in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Finance, Graduate education, Public policy, Research

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/12/2011

SmartMoney college rankings gauge ‘value’ of public, private schools

A SmartMoney analysis comparing future earnings to tuition cost finds public universities are a better investment

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  University of Virginia, University of Richmond

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Washington and Lee installs Virginia’s largest solar power source

Kenneth P. Ruscio, president of Washington and Lee University, recently announced the school will install Virginia’s largest solar energy system .

By Daniel de Vise  |  08:57 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Public policy, Sustainability | Tags:  Washington and Lee University

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Va. Tech held disaster drill one day before actual emergency

One day, the school was testing its emergency-preparedness plan with an on-campus drill. The next day, a gunman was loose on campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:31 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Public safety | Tags:  Virginia Tech

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/09/2011

Possible slave quarters found at William and Mary

The latest historic find at the nation’s second-oldest college: the foundation of an 18th-century outbuilding that most likely housed slaves.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Prairie View A&M president to teach largest class on campus to aide budget crunch

Leader of Prairie View A&M University takes on a 300-student lecture class as a way to pitch in amid budget cuts.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:33 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Pedagogy

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Feds raid Northern Virginia university

Immigration authorities seize documents and computers; students in limbo.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Public policy

 

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