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College, Inc.: November, 2011

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 11/23/2011

GWU reports spike in student pneumonia cases

Forty-six cases have been reported this fall. The university is working with the D.C. health department.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:03 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Students

Posted at 07:58 PM ET, 11/22/2011

GAO report alleges low standards at for-profits

One undercover student handed in photographs in lieu of an essay and got credit. Several gained admission using bogus diplomas.

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:58 PM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Public policy

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Guest post: Cutting student aid like ‘eating our own seed corn’

Budget hawks in Congress see student aid as “spending,” but not as an investment, guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011

Eight scandals that ended college presidencies

Penn State may be the biggest college scandal of our era. Here are some notable also-rans.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:35 PM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Litigation, Athletics | Tags:  American University, Montgomery College

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 11/18/2011

UT Austin: A model of waste, or efficiency?

The university wrote a point-by-point rebuttal to a critical analysis by a higher-education think tank. Suffice it to say, they reached opposite conclusions.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:18 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Research, Publics

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 11/16/2011

U-Md. Baltimore President Jay Perman takes on childhood obesity

Jay Perman, a pediatrician by training, says childhood obesity may be “our No. 1 public health problem,” and he’s trying to something about it.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:38 PM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research | Tags:  University of Maryland, Baltimore

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Guest post: Is the SAT the best way to spend a Saturday?

The writer contends that de-emphasizing standardized tests has made for fairer admissions at Wake Forest University.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:27 PM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 11/12/2011

In search of the NASCAR undergrad

A NASCAR program seeks to seed interest in auto racing on college campuses even as it trains students in the fine art of auto-race marketing.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Marketing | Tags:  Howard University

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Larry Summers on some of higher education’s ‘bad ideas’

The former Harvard president wonders, for example, whether it is wise for the nation’s oldest college to have so many old professors.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:44 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Pedagogy, Public policy | Tags:  American Council of Trustees and Alumni

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/09/2011

Penn State fallout: How high will it go?

Most of the focus has been on the university’s legendary football coach, Joe Paterno. But what about Penn State’s president?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Crime, Administration

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011

College endowments still recovering from downturn

The average college endowment gained nearly 20 percent in fiscal 2011. But many schools still haven’t fully recovered from their losses in 2008.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:55 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Guest post: Reform law schools, don’t deregulate them

Law schools need to focus a bit less on pedagogy and a bit more more on preparing lawyers for jobs, professor says.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Graduate education, Pedagogy

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Guest post: Billionaire dropouts are not the rule

OK, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs dropped out of college. But that doesn’t mean everyone else should, too, our guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Public policy, Students

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Five leaders of the robot revolution

If humanoid robots ever make it into your home, these guys will be largely responsible.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology | Tags:  Virginia Tech

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Students need lessons on where to find their facts, study finds

Wouldn’t professors be disheartened to learn that a significant share of students are harvesting their facts from Yahoo Answers?

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:04 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Online

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Is community college the best value in academia?

Even students from comparatively affluent families are choosing to start their college careers at community colleges.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Community Colleges

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Floating dorm at St. Mary’s College could taint local oysters

State agency orders halt to local oyster harvest until the students vacate the cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:46 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Students | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 11/01/2011

All aboard: St. Mary’s ship finally comes in

Students displaced from two residence halls by a mold outbreak are being relocated to a cruise ship. Today, after much delay, they board.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:14 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Facilities, Students | Tags:  highered

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Catholic University president: ‘Muslim students are welcome’

Catholic University president Garvey defends university against allegations of discrimination against Muslim students.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students, Litigation | Tags:  Catholic University


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