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College, Inc.: July, 2012

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/25/2012

No ‘magic solution’ to college affordability

Two factors, high labor costs and competitive discounting, drive up the sticker price of college, the guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance | Tags:  college affordability, financial aid

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012

U-Va. deans hatched online plan the day Teresa Sullivan was asked to resign

Neither Sullivan nor Rector Helen Dragas knew how close the institution stood to joining Stanford University’s mass online partnership.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:13 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Online, Pedagogy | Tags:  University of Virginia, online education

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 07/18/2012

U-Va. parent: Online learning is an oxymoron

The university’s foray into online education gives one parent pause.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:46 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online | Tags:  University of Virginia, online education

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Fixed-rate tuition can minimize college-price angst

Kettering University in Michigan is one of the latest institution to fix its tuition rate, so that students pay the same amount throughout their undergraduate education.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Finance | Tags:  college affordability, higher education

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012

U-Va. leaders appear not to have known of looming online deal

Could the painful campus debate about online education been averted?

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Online | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan, online education

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012

St. Mary’s College moves to shore up selectivity

A strategic shift aims to jump-start stagnant admissions at Maryland’s vaunted public liberal arts school. A longtime admissions officer has moved on.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Liberal Arts, Publics | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland, liberal arts

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Sullivan: U-Va. more united than ever

With the president reinstated, university leaders say the recent “near-death experience” has made the institution stronger.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  Teresa Sullivan, Helen Dragas, UVA

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 07/11/2012

A pragmatic liberal arts education

Are liberal arts students forever preparing themselves for action?

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:58 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Liberal Arts | Tags:  liberal arts, wesleyan university

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Five college admissions tips for the A-minus student

The Ivies aren’t biting, and merit dollars are scarce. But even in the affluent suburbs, there are ways to turn the admission process to your favor.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:42 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Rankings | Tags:  college admissions, college rankings

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Are Va. college trustees groomed for activism?

Some in academia are miffed that the leader of a group that promotes activism by governing boards spoke at a Virginia board orientation last fall.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan, Helen Dragas

 

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