College, Inc.: American University

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 02/17/2012

American University adjunct faculty vote to unionize

Part-timers cite “near-poverty wages” at Tenleytown campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:58 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Labor | Tags:  faculty, American University, unions, labor

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 02/15/2012

Local colleges fare well on ‘LGBT-friendly’ index

A group that rates colleges for quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students gives American University five stars.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:38 AM ET, 02/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Students | Tags:  American University

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 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 12:38 PM ET, 06/22/2011

GWU President Knapp cracks $1 million in compensation

GWU President Steven Knapp looks to be the first college leader in the area to earn $1 million in total compensation

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:38 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance | Tags:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Three-year degrees: A closer look

Here are some details on how three-year programs actually work -- entry standards, participation numbers and pedagogical fine print.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:05 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Finance | Tags:  three-year degree, American University

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 11/02/2010

The 20 most expensive dorms

Parents complain about rising tuition, but that's only the largest component of a significantly larger "comprehensive" fee to attend a residential college.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:53 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Finance | Tags:  AU, American University, GWU, Georgetown, Hopkins, JHU, most expensive colleges, most expensive dorms, most expensive tuition, most expensive universities

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 03/09/2010

Laptops in class: tool or distraction?

I hope you will read my story in today's paper about the growing number of professors who choose to restrict laptop computers in class. There was more good material than would fit in the story, and I wanted to give...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:51 AM ET, 03/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology, Technology, Technology | Tags:  American University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, pedagogy, technology