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College, Inc.: January, 2012

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 01/27/2012

College leaders question Obama’s tuition plan

The president proposes to reward or punish colleges on the merits of their tuition policies.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:25 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 01/26/2012

College grad rates are ‘bad data’

Critics solemnly invoke federal graduation rates as evidence of academic quality and public accountability. The grad rate doesn’t measure either, one college president says. 

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Public policy | Tags:  Trinity Washington University

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/25/2012

‘Career services’ in a stricken job market

An administrator reflects on how to help graduates find a job - - let alone a career - - in one of the toughest job markets ever.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012

Leaked e-mails reveal tensions before U-Va. editor’s suicide

A Charlottesville newspaper has published correspondence between university officials and a literary-journal editor who committed suicide in summer 2010.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 01/23/2012

Guest post: LSU lost the big game but gained national exposure

Louisiana State Chancellor Michael Martin contends that his institution gained priceless national attention in its bowl championship run. The outcome of the game is irrelevant.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:03 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Athletics, Marketing

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 01/20/2012

College for nothing, or next-to-nothing

A small but significant community of upstart institutions is offering college courses essentially for free. How will the academy respond?

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:37 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  StraighterLine

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 01/20/2012

Churchill center at GWU took shape on a cocktail napkin

Trachtenberg talked an influential friend into donating his Churchill collection and securing funding for the Churchill center over drinks.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:35 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Development | Tags:  George Washington University

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Should William and Mary students pay ‘market rates’?

President Taylor Reveley says the university should think about a more market-based tuition structure — but it’s just an idea, for now.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  College of William and Mary

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012

U-Va., JHU’s former presidents earned over $200,000 a year for serving on corporate boards

That’s on top of their university president pay, according to Chronicle of Higher Education report.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:49 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  Johns Hopkins University, University of Virginia

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 01/12/2012

DCTAG official: Choose your college with care

Some colleges do better than others as stewards of D.C. Tuition Assistance Grants. Two-fifths of grantees graduate overall.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:00 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Attainment, Public policy

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Population of needy college students is exploding

One state official shares data that show a 50 percent rise in the population of needy college students in a single year.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:46 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Guest post: Restore civics to the college curriculum

A new report contends too few American college graduates know enough about history, citizenship and the world to participate in our democratic system.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:50 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts, Pedagogy, Public policy

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 01/09/2012

Is higher tuition what the public wants?

Some colleges have had success with highly publicized campaigns to reduce their annual tuition. But the strategy can backfire.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:41 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Marketing, Rankings, Privates

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 01/04/2012

Pitching U.S. liberal arts in China

Chinese students thirst to study in American universities - - but not necessarily at the top liberal arts schools, our guest blogger writes.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:50 PM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Liberal Arts


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