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College, Inc.: September, 2011

Posted at 07:16 PM ET, 09/28/2011

A cattle-ranch college for future Yalies goes co-ed

Deep Springs College grooms future leaders on two years of academics and honest toil. Come next fall, that mission will include women.

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:16 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Liberal Arts, Students

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 09/28/2011

Hamilton College puts QR code on admissions poster

The coded recruitment message bewilders adults but speaks to the college-bound.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:12 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Marketing

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Report exposes hidden failure of part-time students

They make up two-fifths of the college population, aren’t counted by the government and take much longer to finish college.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, Public policy, Research

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Guest post: Get out your net-price calculator

By the end of October, every college in the land will provide parents an online tool to calculate the “net price” of attendance.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:06 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Access, Administration, Finance, Public policy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Survey: Admission directors increasingly favor ‘full-pay’ students

Colleges are more likely to take “full-pay” students, even with lower test scores.

By Daniel de Vise  |  08:30 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Maravene Loeschke is new Towson president

She spent 30 years at Towson before becoming president of Pennsylvania institution.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Guest post: Given a chance, students will give back

New Marymount president reflects on rising trend of service among college students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:46 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Service | Tags:  Marymount University

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011

U-Md. plans to build first major classroom facility in decades

A $10 million gift from a Baltimore developer will enable the University of Maryland to build a “world-class teaching and learning center.”

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:08 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Development | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 09/13/2011

For-profit colleges release “responsible conduct” standards

Industry coalition proposes ethical rules for for-profit colleges

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:06 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, For-profit colleges | Tags:  Kaplan Higher Education

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/13/2011

At the top of the U.S. News rankings, a five-way tie

More movement than usual in the annual rankings of national universities; D.C.- area schools fare well.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Rankings | Tags:  Washington and Lee University, University of Virginia, University of Maryland, Georgetown University

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 09/09/2011

The ups and downs of U.S. News rankings

Think the rankings never change? Ask American University. Or Northwestern. Or Oberlin.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:47 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Finance, Liberal Arts, Rankings | Tags:  American University, College of William and Mary

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Guest post: 10 challenges for college presidents in 2011-12

Lipscomb President L, Randolph Lowry says college leaders should embrace the “new normal”.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:13 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Finance, Public policy

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 09/08/2011

College president: I used to pump gas on the NJ Turnpike

UMW’s Hurley worked construction too, before finding his way into academia.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:30 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Robert Gates replaces O’Connor as WM chancellor

Former Defense secretary is a 1965 alumnus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:58 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  College of William and Mary

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 04:07 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Washington and Lee literary journal goes online-only

It’s a hard time for literary journals.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington and Lee University

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Why is Northwestern University teaching journalism in Qatar?

It seems like a rather random choice for a Midwestern university’s first overseas satellite communications campus. But the ascendant institution has its reasons.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:14 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Pedagogy | Tags:  international education

 

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