College, Inc.: students

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011

George Mason student cleared in library study room ‘abduction’

The charge stemmed from an argument with another student over a library study room. She claimed he locked her in the room; he said she made the story up.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:16 PM ET, 03/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Crime, Students | Tags:  George Mason University, students, crime

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 03/15/2011

George Mason student arrested over study carrel

It started as an argument with a fellow GMU student over use of a study room. It ended with Abdirashid Dahir’s arrest on an “abduction” charge, according to a Facebook appeal.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Mason University, students

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/10/2011

Tulane charged Mardi Gras dorm guests $60 apiece

Tulane University students could host friends in their dorm rooms for Mardi Gras — at $60 each.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  finance, administration, students

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 01/26/2011

Seven U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen expelled for 'spice'

Seven midshipmen have been "separated" -- expelled -- from the U.S. Naval Academy for use or possession of spice, a designer drug similar to marijuana that is banned by the Navy. Spice is a concoction that appeared in head shops...

By Daniel de Vise  |  08:07 AM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  Naval Academy expulsions, USNA spice ring, drugs at Naval Academy, students expelled from USNA

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 01/24/2011

More seats at U-Va. could ease admission woes

The University of Virginia announced Monday that it had received more applications than ever: 23,942, a 6 percent increase. But the university is adding freshman seats in the fall, and that means a slightly more favorable admission rate. The university...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:32 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Access, Access | Tags:  UVA accepting more students, UVA admissions, UVA applications record, University Virginia admissions

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Immigrant tuition breaks prompt Md. suit

Updated at noon Thursday with statement from Montgomery College. A Maryland lawmaker says he will announce a lawsuit against Montgomery College on Thursday challenging the institution's practice of charging lower fees tuition to illegal immigrants who live in the county....

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Litigation, Litigation, Litigation, Litigation | Tags:  Maryland colleges illegal immigrants, Montgomery College illegal immigrants, illegal immigrant college students, illegal immigrant college tuition

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/20/2010

Tips for applying to U.K. universities

In today's Post, I write of the upward trend in American students -- especially from the Washington region -- applying to U.K. universities. The best British schools rival the best American schools in global prestige. And they're cheaper. And they're...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions | Tags:  British universities for American students, Oxford, US students applying to UK universities, applying to U.K. universities, colleges in the U.K.

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Many college grads stay put. . . in Philly, at least

An interesting survey by the nonprofit Campus Philly finds that many more college graduates are choosing to remain in Philadelphia than a few years ago, a finding that has to bode well for the city's future. A spring survey found...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Students | Tags:  Philadelphia college graduates stay put; Philly college students stay; college alumni survey Philadelphia

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 11/30/2010

Profs threaten to walk out on rowdy students

Two instructors at a Canadian university have made industry headlines by threatening to walk out on classes if students become sufficiently disruptive.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:42 PM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pedagogy, Pedagogy | Tags:  Ryerson University, professors enact three-strike rule, professors threaten to walk out, profs walk out on students

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 11/15/2010

Study abroad declines for the first time ever

The number of college students studying abroad declined in the 2008-09 academic year, the first time the number has dropped in the 25 years it has been tracked by the Institute of International Education. Fewer students studied in the United...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:05 AM ET, 11/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Rankings, Rankings, Rankings, Rankings | Tags:  Institute International Education, fewer students going abroad, study abroad, study abroad declines, study abroad trends

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 10/28/2010

List of failing students mistakenly sent to all students

An e-mail listing 18 students at risk of flunking out of Wesley College in Delaware was mistakenly e-mailed to every student at the college, according to a report in the News Journal newspaper. It was meant as an internal exchange...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:11 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Administration | Tags:  E-mail on flunking students sent to every student, F students list college e-mail, Wesley College, college e-mail failing students, failing students list e-mail