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College, Inc.: January, 2012

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Ohio school doubles early decision numbers by promoting value

Miami University doubled early admission applications by marketing the school to prospective students on value and return on investment.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Marketing

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Berkeley and the public Ivies: Five lingering questions

Further thoughts on the fiscal peril facing Berkeley and other top public universities.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:24 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Naval Academy professor: A veneer of selectivity

Whistle-blower professor contends the Annapolis service academy’s 7.5-percent admission rate is a sham: the real number, he says, may be over 50 percent.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:38 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Rankings | Tags:  U.S. Naval Academy

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Guest post: Should St. Mary’s compensate ship-bound students?

A St. Mary’s College student says many classmates saw their grades slip during a semester on a cruise ship.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:00 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Facilities, Students | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Guest post: Eight thoughts on higher education in 2012

Today’s guest bloggers offer four causes for concern and four reasons for hope.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:24 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Public policy, Students, Technology, Online

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Can the public Ivies be saved?

Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan, discusses — and rejects — two radical proposals that could potentially save the nation’s top public universities.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 12/19/2011

An undergraduate education in one course?

The Floating University offers a 12-week survey of “Great Big Ideas,” taught on videotape by leading scholars, to students at Harvard, Yale and Bard.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:12 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/13/2011

The 10 lowest college graduation rates in D.C., Md. and Va.

The “bottom 10” include a handful of for-profit colleges, high-poverty HBCUs, a night school and a Christian campus in central Virginia.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, For-profit colleges | Tags:  University of the District of Columbia, University of Maryland, University College

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Guest post: In digital era, lectures and textbooks are secondary

Guest bloggers argue that there’s enough information online to give anyone a Ph.D. in “any subject they choose”.

By Abir Qasem and Tanya Gupta  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Technology

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Study: Two-fifths of high school graduates are unprepared for college or the workforce

Fully 40 percent of graduates are ready for neither college nor the workforce, according to the authors of a new study.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Maryland regents reject merger of College Park, Baltimore

Instead, the two schools will form a “strategic alliance” to find the collaborative spark that has eluded them.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Gallaudet unveils bilingual logo

It may be the first university logo to incorporate American Sign Language.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gallaudet University

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Guest post: In defense of federal student aid

A college president and former beneficiary of federal aid contends that the program should be seen as an investment.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:46 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Public policy, For-profit colleges

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Guest post: A more relaxed approach to Early Decision

St. Lawrence University tries early admissions without a deadline.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Liberal Arts

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Obama meets with star presidents to talk reform

Attendees include University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan, UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and the New York state university chancellor.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Guest post: Five things I learned from the football team

A college president comes to practice and learns something about running a university.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:50 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Administration

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Guest post: In defense of a liberal education

The president of St. John’s College argues that the liberal arts are the best preparation for life’s unpredictable course.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  St. John's College

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Ten pricey colleges that don’t leave you in debt

These schools cost plenty, but generous aid packages mean the average graduate carries less than $20,000 in loan debt.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:08 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance | Tags:  Howard University

 

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